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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.

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

  • 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)

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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