Hello DSMB Families – Please read all of this exciting information fully – some key information for Scioto toward end of message…
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Dublin Music Boosters (DMB) will be hosting an Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Marching band adjudicated event competition, on Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 pm at Jerome stadium. Brian Stevens, Director of Bands for Jerome, will serve as the Event Chair.
The first annual Dublin Band Showcase. An OMEA adjudicated marching band competition where up to 10-12 or so visiting bands from across Ohio will be attending in competition. Our three Dublin bands will perform towards the end of the competition for OMEA rating and exhibition, allowing all Dublin band families to see all three Dublin bands perform. Admission will be $7 and $5 for students and seniors. There will not be advanced ticket or group sales.
DMB’s interest in hosting an OMEA event is another revenue opportunity for DMB to further support our three high school marching band programs. Proceeds from the Dublin Band Showcase will be designated to the three Dublin marching band programs.
In prior years – the three Dublin bands have performed for each other at an event called the Dublin Marching Bands Showcase. This started out simply as a way for each of the three Dublin high school bands and families to see each other’s competition show. It was mostly attended by parents and families of the three bands. The Dublin Band Showcase OMEA competition will now take the place of this event.
So what does this mean?
As our band travels to other OMEA adjudicated events for competition and OMEA rating this fall, DMB for the first time will be hosting our own OMEA competition where other bands from across the state will be traveling to Jerome stadium for OMEA competition and rating.
Why do bands need an OMEA rating?
Only bands that receive an OMEA rating of I (Superior) are eligible to compete in the state marching band finals.
(Since Scioto opened in 1995 – we have received ratings at state competition of I (Superior) every year!)
What are the ratings at an OMEA competition?
I – Superior
II – Excellent
III – Good
IV – Fair
V – Poor
What are the bands judged on?
Musical Performance – technical accuracy, intonation, rhythmic accuracy and tone quality
General Effect – takes into account all the elements in the band’s performance
Visual Effect – all visual elements (winds, percussion and auxiliary)
Visual performance – total movement responsibility of the individual performers skill, technique, form and control.
Percussion – musical presentation, technique, general effect.
Auxiliary (color guard)- musical interpretation, creativity, execution, timing, precision
How can you help?
The Dublin Band Showcase will depend on parent volunteers from the three Dublin HS band programs. Responsibilities have been divided up and shared by all three schools.
Coffman – All concession workers
Scioto – Parking attendants, Program development and advertisement sales, Judges Hospitality
Jerome – Several event operational areas such as: Tickets and Gates, Signage, Field Set-up, Director Check-In,
Trophies, T-Shirt sales. Watch for Sign-Up Genius emails to sign-up to help in some of these Jerome areas of
Please note that Scioto is in charge of a number of areas. One of immediate need is program development and advertisement sales. If you have experience with or know someone that has experience with printing, layout, advertising sales, etc., please contact Jim Gray.
Jim will also be the point of contact for any ads sold. Anyone can sell ads from people you know at your place of employment, business owners, and other people you do business with, such as attorneys, doctors, auto dealers, etc. The programs will be seen by around 2000 people.
$50 for 1/4 page
$100 for 1/2 page
$200 for full page
Checks can be made out to the Dublin Music Boosters.
Look for Signup Genius emails coming soon about the other areas Scioto is responsible for.
Mark your calendars NOW to attend the first annual Dublin Band Showcase, Saturday, October 18, 6:00 pm.
DMB – President-elect & Scioto VP