Mar 22 - Hamilton High School (Cancelled)

Mar 22 - Hamilton High School (Cancelled)
March 22, 2020
Hamilton, OH

Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, OH 45013

Spectator Information

From the MEPA Board:

The health and safety of our community is at the forefront of our minds as we make the difficult decision to end our MEPA 2020 season. We are acting on the orders from the State of Ohio, recommendations from show hosts, as well as following the lead from WGI.

We appreciate, recognize and want to celebrate all the accomplishments of our performers, staff members, parents, and fans. We will still announce scholarship winners, we will honor our Seniors and age outs, we will celebrate all that we can. This was not an easy decision, nor one that we take lightly. We are not only board members, but we are directors, instructors, parents, and fans of our activity. We love the energy and enthusiasm that many have with wanting to perform one last time, but for financial, logistical and safety reasons we must accept that our 2020 season has ended. We love our meeples and grieve with you, but also celebrate the season that we have had together.


Adults (age 19 and over) - $10
Seniors (62 and up) - $8
Students (age 7-18) - $7
Children (6 & Under) - FREE

There is no charge for parking.

Director Information

Timing Line

Vertical--from the perspective of the audience, groups will enter from the back right and exit to the front left. NOTE: Groups will be exiting directly outside from the performance area. Please be prepared with appropriate footwear, jackets, etc.

Flow & Site Maps



Location: TBD

Percussion & Winds Critique: TBD
Color Guard Critique: NA - please see MEPA rule 17.3

Starting in 2020, MEPA will utilize the critique sign-up option available in CompetitionSuite. CompetitionSuite sign-ups will open once the schedule is released and will close on at 11pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the event.

Groups who have signed up will be taken in performance order. If a unit does not sign up prior to the deadline on CompetitionSuite, the unit representative may ask to be seen after the units that have signed up if time allows.

Please check in with the MEPA representative when you arrive at the critique location to ensure your group will be called. Start times are approximate.

Color Guard Music Upload

Directors may upload their performance music in a MP3 or WAV file via CompetitionSuite. Using this system is not required and groups can use their own CD or sound device if desired. Instructions on uploading music. CompetitionSuite uploads will shut down on at 11pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the event.


Available via CompetitionSuite.

Emergency/Day of Show Contact

Wyatt Heinz, Contest Administrator & Site Manager
[email protected]
937-542-1789 (text communication preferred)

Judge Information


Equipment Alison Blankenship
Movement Jennifer Clark Bentley
Design Analysis Tom Acheson
General Effect 1 Brian Brown
General Effect 2 Greg Llacer (LJ)


EFF-Music/Artistry Thomas "Clif" Smith
EFF-Visual Jeff Gentry
Music Mike Leitzke (LJ)
Visual Jonathan Duke


Music Analysis Todd Fox
Visual Analysis Jeff Gentry
Overall Effect Brian Brown (LJ)


John Devlin

Performance Order

Winds and Percussion groups will perform first.

Registration does not close until three weeks before the event. As a result, drafts of contest schedules are created approximately 2.5 weeks prior to the event. A final schedule will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Commentary Test - Winds
Commentary Test Group
Winds Scholastic A
Hamilton High School Winter Winds
Commentary Test - Perc
Commentary Test Group
Percussion Scholastic Concert A
Blanchester Indoor Percussion
Clinton-Massie Winter Percussion
Percussion Scholastic Regional A
Butler Indoor Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Scholastic A
Hilliard Bradley High School Indoor Percussion
Hamilton High School Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble
Commentary Test - Guard
Commentary Test Group
Junior Flag Line
Westerville Juniors
Senior Flag Line
Hamilton High School JV Winter Guard
Elementary Color Guard
The Little Belles
Junior Color Guard
Mad River Junior Winter Guard
Bellbrook Middle School
Scholastic Regional AA
Gallatin County Winter Guard
Waynesville HS
Fairfield High School JV Winter Guard
Scholastic Regional A
Grove City Winter Guard
Clinton-Massie Winter Guard
Xenia Winterguard
Scholastic AA
Hamilton Winter Guard
Walter E. Stebbins High School
Milton-Union Varsity Winter Guard
Scholastic A
Lebanon High School Winterguard
Lakota West Winter Guard
Fairfield High School Varsity Winter Guard
Westerville City School District
Northmont High School Varsity Guard
Exhibition General
Miami Valley Adaptive Color Guard