2019 Day of Percussion

WI Percussive Arts Society
Mukwonago High School

Saturday April 13, 2019

Drumline Showdown

Sponsors: The Green Bay Packers & TAMA Drums

Adjudicators & Clinicians: The Tundra Line

 

Registration Fee: $75 per ensemble

Members of registered ensembles receive free admission to all 2019 WI Day of Percussion events

Space is Limited - First Come First Serve - Register ASAP

Registration Deadline: April 5th 2019

 

Prizes Include:

2019 Wisconsin Day of Percussion Drumline Showdown Championship Banner | Champion will perform on the evening Showcase Concert with The Tundra Line

High School drumlines get the chance to go head-to-head with one another in a March Madness-style drumline tournament! In each showdown, two drumlines will face off with the judges choosing a winner based off of technique, music/visual execution, unique moves/stunts, one-upsmanship, showmanship, attitude, and audience reaction. The winner advances to the next round to face a new competitor. In the end, one ensemble will be crowned the 2019 WI Day of Percussion Drumline Showdown Champion, receiving a championship banner and getting to perform on the Day of Percussion afternoon showcase concert with The Tundra Line.

The Tundra Line

 

Drumline Showdown Rules

 

Abridged Rules

  • All competing ensembles must be comprised of students currently in grades 5-12 from a single Wisconsin school district.

  • Any size ensembles are welcome to perform & compete.

  • All instruments/props must be carried onto performance area (see the complete rulebook above for more specifics); stands may be used as long as they are carried on and off of the performance area.

  • The use of electronic instruments or amplification is prohibited. "WGI-style" percussion ensembles (with front ensemble/electronics/etc) are welcome to perform in exhibition, but will not be allowed to compete.

  • The total performance area will be 90 feet long by 60 feet deep; this will divided in half by cones with each of the two competing ensembles using half of the area  (45 feet by 60 feet) in each round (Diagram Below)

  • The tournament will be bracket-style, with two ensembles competing head-to-head in each showdown with winners advancing.

  • Each showdown performance will consist of two short rounds with each ensemble alternating performances. In a given round, each ensemble's performance should be at least one (1) minute long but not to exceed two (2) minutes in length (more timing info in complete rulebook).

  • Immediately after each round, the judges will huddle up and determine a winner by taking the following into consideration: technique, music/visual execution, unique moves/stunts, one-upsmanship, showmanship, attitude, and audience reaction.

  • All registered ensembles are guaranteed at least one performance round with the possibility of 'consolation rounds' depending on the number of ensembles registered to compete.

  • Registration is limited to the first 16 ensembles to sign up; registration is first-come first-serve. Performance order will be determined once registration has closed (April 5th. 2019) or all of the available spots have been filled.

  • The link to the registration form can be found at the top of this page.

  • The champion will receive a 2019 WI PAS DoP Drumline Showdown Championship Banner as well as getting to perform on the afternoon showcase concert with The Tundra Line.

Performance Area

 

Drumline Showdown

45 ft

60 ft

90 ft

2019 Drumline Showdown Bracket

 

VS

Drumline Showdown

Showdown #1

TBA

VS

TBA

Showdown #9

Showdown #2

TBA

VS

Showdown #16

Championship

W13

VS

W14

Showdown #11

VS

VS

TBA

Showdown #3

TBA

VS

TBA

Showdown #10

Showdown #4

TBA

VS

VS

TBA

Showdown #13

VS

Showdown #14

VS

Showdown #12

Showdown #15

3rd Place

L13

VS

VS

L14

Showdown #5

TBA

VS

TBA

Showdown #6

TBA

VS

TBA

Showdown #7

TBA

VS

TBA

Showdown #8

TBA

VS

TBA

Cheering Sections &

Crowd Reaction

The judges will be determining winners of each showdown by taking into consideration technique, music/visual execution, unique moves/stunts, one-upsmanship, showmanship, attitude, and audience reaction.

One of the biggest ways for an ensemble to swing a showdown in their favor is by getting the audience involved - the bigger the audience reaction, the more likely an ensemble is to win their showdown. Therefore, ensembles are highly encouraged to bring cheering sections along to the event to help swing the event in their favor. The extra decibels might be the difference between victory and defeat!

 

 

Much like any other competitive sporting event, audience members are encouraged to make as much noise as possible when supporting their ensembles and to also cheer for other fan-favorites when their "home team" is not competing. Cowbells, clappers, and other noisemakers are welcome as long as they are used in a positive manner to support your ensemble, not to distract an opponent.