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MACBDA Grand Championships

Traverse City, Michigan

In conjunction with the National Cherry Festival Cherryland Band Classic

Friday, July 10, 2009

6:30 PM
Thirlby Field at Running Wise Stadium, 13th Street

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MACBDA Grand Championships
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MACBDA The Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association (MACBDA) summer tour of field, parade and concert competitions culminates with an exciting championship field show each July. The 2009 MACBDA Grand Championships will be held July 10 in Traverse City, Michigan in conjunction with the National Cherry Festival's Cherryland Band Classic. The venue is Thirlby Field at Running Wise Stadium on 13th Street.

MACBDA was founded in 1972 and is one of America's only remaining summer marching band competition circuits. The Association is 25 member bands strong and consists of three classes of bands ranging from 20 members to more than 120 members.

The 2009 MACBDA competition season begins June 21 and includes 15 events across Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. The complete summer schedule is published on

2008 Results

MACBDA Grand Championships Event was held in Traverse City, Michigan

74.8 Saskatoon Lions, Saskatoon, SK
69.2 Warren Jr. Military, Youngstown, OH
68.7 CYO Emerald Knights, Kenosha, WI

92.5 Oregon Marching Band, Oregon, WI
90.4 Sound of Sun Prairie, WI
86.9 Lighthouse Brigade, Racine, WI
85.5 Renegade Regiment, Sandwich, IL

Legends Drum & Bugle Corps, Kalamazoo, MI

MUSIC EXECUTION - Oregon Marching Band
VISUAL EXECUTION - Oregon Marching Band
MUSIC GE - Oregon Marching Band
VISUAL GE - Oregon Marching Band
PERCUSSION - Oregon Marching Band
COLOR GUARD - Oregon Marching Band

Related Events

• Visit the official MACBDA web site for a schedule of field, parade and concert competitions leading up to the championship event.

Future Dates

The championship location will vary from year to year, but the date is consistently the second week of July.

For More Information


Email: Nick Lane, MACBDA President

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