Events

Each year, MEPA hosts competitive events throughout Ohio. Click on any event below for all available informaiton. We will publish event specific information as each event gets closer. Guard directors: All music should be hand carried by a staff member to the sound engineer’s area. Unit checkin will not accept music.

The letter next to the competitoin name signifies who will perform first that day

P- Percussion will perform first.

G- Guard will perform first.

Contests with a (w) next to the name signify an event that will offer the winds division. 

2015 Regular Season Ticket Prices*

Adults (age 19 and over): $9.00
Students (age 7-18): $8.00
Seniors (62 and up): $7.00
Children (6 and under): free

*Special pricing for the Wright State Nutter Center show and circuit champsionships can be found in the event information for those shows.


February 1, 2015 - Hamilton HS, Hamilton, Ohio (CLOSED)

Location:

Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Betsy Carras
Movement: Kim Corney
EA: Frank Miller
General Effect 1: Dennis Kerr
General Effect 2: Blair Kuhn

Percussion

General Effect: Chris Hestin
Performance Analysis: Todd Fox
Visual: Frank Miller
Timing & Penalties: Mark Zirille

Dale White will provide overall commentary for guard units.

Logistics:

Click to view site info: Site Map, Performance Area & Warm Up, Flow Map, School Map

 

Timing Lines:

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the front left and exit to the back right. The horizontal rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

 

Critique:

GE and PA Critique will be available for the percussion division and will be held in the Judges Hospitality Room. A MEPA representative will be at the critique location to take sign-ups beginning at the times listed below.

Guard Critique - NA

Percussion Critique (GE, PA) - 11:00am

 

Contacts:

Host Contact: Shawn Davis

MEPA Contact/Contest Administrator: Julie Noble (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

View Full Schedule Online | PDF

February 8, 2015 - Olentangy HS, Olentangy, Ohio

Schedules are TENTATIVE and may change up to two weeks from the contest date.

 

675 Lewis Center Rd
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Jonathan Lischak
Movement: Anne Brooks
EA: Jim Brooks
General Effect 1: Dan Carl
General Effect 2: Matt Albrecht

Percussion

General Effect: Jay Kennedy
Performance Analysis: Omar Carmenates
Visual: Jeff Gentry
Timing & Penalties: Chris Tomsa

Byron Valentine will provide overall commentary for guard units.

View Full Schedule Online | PDF

February 14, 2015 - Bellbrook HS, Bellbrook, Ohio (CLOSED)

Schedules are TENTATIVE and may change up to two weeks from the contest date.

Location:

Bellbrook High School
3737 Upper Bellbrook Road
Bellbrook, Ohio 45305

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Jonathan Lischak
Movement: Betsy Carras
EA: Matthew Stevens
General Effect 1: Dan Carl
General Effect 2: Michael Yoho

Percussion

General Effect: Jim Brooks
Performance Analysis: Lee Beddis
Visual: Jim Dwyer
Timing & Penalties: Mark Zirille

Timing Lines

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the front left and exit to the back left. The horizontal rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

Facility Information:

(click links to view)

Gym Layout & Venue Photos
Flow Map - GUARD
Flow Map - PERCUSSION

Critique:

Critique will be available for all percussion ensembles and for guard ensembles NOT performing the following day at Kettering. Critique will be held in the library/Judges Room. Critique is first come, first serve. A MEPA representative will be at the critique location to take sign-ups beginning at the times listed below.

Guard Critique - 9:00pm

Percussion Critique - 9:55pm

Contact Information

Host/Site Contact: Chris Foster

MEPA Contact/Contest Administrator: Julie Noble (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

View Full Schedule Online | PDF

February 15, 2015 - Kettering Fairmont HS, Kettering, Ohio (W) (CLOSED)

Schedules are TENTATIVE and may change up to two weeks from the contest date.

Location:

James Trent Arena at Kettering Fairmont High School
3301 Shroyer Rd
Kettering, OH 45429

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Michael Yoho
Movement: Anne Brooks
EA: Jim Brooks
General Effect 1: Matthew Stevens
General Effect 2: Tom Acheson

Percussion

General Effect: Jim Brooks
Performance Analysis: Lee Beddis
Visual: Jim Dwyer
Timing & Penalties: Mark Zirille

Timing Lines:

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the back left and exit to the front right. The vertical rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

Facility Information:

Click links to view.

2014 Flow Map - GUARD & PERCUSSION
Site Photos and Info - www.TrentArena.com

Critique:

Critique will be available for guard ensembles ONLY and will be held near the entrance to the performance area, to the left of the Judges Room. (Go behind the black curtain and a MEPA representative will direct you.) Critique is first come, first serve. A MEPA representative will be at the critique location to take sign-ups beginning at the times listed below.

Guard Critique - 1:15pm

Percussion Critique - NA

Contacts:

Host/Site Contact: Michael Berning

MEPA Contact/Contest Administrator: Julie Noble (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

View Full Schedule Online | PDF

March 8, 2015 - Centerville HS, Centerville, Ohio (W) (CLOSED)

Schedules are TENTATIVE and may change up to two weeks from the contest date.

Location:

Centerville High School
500 E Franklin St
Centerville, OH 45459

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Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Marci Carlberg
Movement: Cathy Barnes Miller
EA: Matthew Stevens
General Effect 1: Keith McKeachie
General Effect 2: Matt Albrecht

Percussion

General Effect: Ray Ulibarri
Performance Analysis: Jon Merritt
Visual: Jason Harvey
Timing & Penalties: Chris Tomsa

Logistics:

Click to view: flow maps (including parking), performance area photo, staging area photo, body warm up/warm up A photo, equipment warm up/warm up B photo.

Timing Lines

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the front left and exit to the back left. The horizontal rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

Contacts

Host/Site Contact: Brandon Barrometti
MEPA Contact/Contest Administrator: Julie Noble (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

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March 21, 2015 - Miamisburg HS, Miamisburg, Ohio

Schedules are TENTATIVE and may change up to two weeks from the contest date.

 

Location:

Miamisburg High School
1860 Belvo Rd.
Miamisburg, OH 45342


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Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Christopher DeBoard
Movement: Anne Brooks
EA: Ken Giese
General Effect 1: Sandra Bertelle
General Effect 2: Juno Orifice

Percussion

General Effect: Sal Salas
Performance Analysis: Nick Angelis
Visual: Ken Giese
Timing & Penalties:

Sal Salas will provide overall commentary for guard units.

Timing Lines

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the front left and exit to the back left. The horizontal rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

Contacts:

Host/Site Contact: Matt Voisard
MEPA Contact/Contest Administrator: Julie Noble (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

View Full Schedule Online | PDF

March 22, 2015 - Wright State's Nutter Center (W) (CLOSED)

Schedules are TENTATIVE and may change up to two weeks from the contest date.

Location:

Wright State's Nutter Center
Wright State University
Dayton, OH, 45435

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Christopher DeBoard
Movement: Don Deems
EA: Juno Orifice
General Effect 1: Sandra Bertelle
General Effect 2: Sal Salas

Percussion

General Effect: Chad Heiny
Performance Analysis: Nick Angelis
Visual: Ken Giese
Timing & Penalties:

Joe Sowders will provide overall commentary for guard units.

Special Ticket Pricing

Adults (age 19 and over): $13.00
Students (age 7-18): $11.00
Seniors (62 and up): $10.00
Children (6 and under): free

PARKING: $5 per car. This is a Nutter Center fee and does not benefit the circuit or a host school, please carpool when possible.

Tarp Folding:

Units will enter the floor at the back left and exit to the back right from the perspective of the audience. The vertical rule for WGI will be in effect for the weekend.

Logistics Diagram:

Click Here

Contact Information

General Information: Julie Noble (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

Contest Administrators: Julie Noble & Tim Parker

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March 28, 2015 - MEPA Championship Prelims

Location:

Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Christopher DeBoard
Movement: Betsy Carras
EA: Matthew Stevens
General Effect 1: Jim Vitagliano
General Effect 2: Sal Salas

Percussion

General Effect: Chris Hestin
Performance Analysis: Tom Rarick
Visual: Ron Hardin
Timing & Penalties: Chris Tomsa

Logistics:

Click to view: SITE INFO, including photos, warm-up area information, and equipment drop off/re-loading information

Timing Lines:

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the front left and exit to the back left. The horizontal rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

Contacts:

Host/Site Contact: Shawn Davis

Contest Administrator: Julie Baldwin (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)

March 29, 2015 - MEPA Championship Finals

Location:

Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave
Hamilton, Ohio 45013

Panel

Color Guard

Equipment: Christopher DeBoard
Movement: Cathy Barnes Miller
EA: Matthew Stevens
General Effect 1: Jim Vitagliano
General Effect 2: Sal Salas

Percussion

General Effect: Chris Hestin
Performance Analysis: Tom Rarick
Visual: Ron Hardin
Timing & Penalties: Chris Tomsa

Logistics:

Click to view: SITE INFO, including photos, warm-up area information, and equipment drop off/re-loading information

Timing Lines:

From the perspective of the audience, units will enter the floor from the front left and exit to the back left. The horizontal rule as explained in the WGI manual will be in effect.

Contacts:

Host/Site Contact: Shawn Davis

Contest Administrator: Julie Baldwin (Day of Show/Emergency Contact)