Judge Training

MEPA is proud to offer a new and wonderful judge training package this year that supports your growth over the season across the Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds divisions.

Our judge training program this year will be a combination of resources, practice, and feedback to ensure you receive the information and practical experience you need to be successful as a judge for the MEPA circuit. This virtual training is offered to you at a one-time cost starting at $75 and will include the following:

  • -Virtual webinars to introduce judging for the MEPA circuit and the state of MEPA adjudication throughout the season;
  • -Supplemental materials and resources tailored to MEPA adjudication;
  • -Reviews and coaching (virtual and onsite).

Trial Judging
- We are also pleased to offer an additional benefit to those who may be interested in shadowing judges and running commentary this season at MEPA events. For an additional $25 you will receive a circuit badge for the season that enables you to:

  • -Attend all MEPA shows during the 2023 season;
  • -Run tapes/commentary for practice and shadow rostered judges during shows for at least one contest**;
  • -Consistent feedback and touchpoints to monitor progress.

**Option available where available based on gym capacity and circuit staffing**

We hope you will join us this season. If you would like to take advantage of the program detailed above, please register ASAP using the electronic form:

After registration, you will receive instructions to make your payment at which time you will start receiving communications and downloads from one of the MEPA Judge Administators. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Lindsey Vawter at: [email protected].

Join Our Team

The Mid East Performance Association is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

Available Position: MERCHANDISE MANAGER.

Description: MEPA seeks a reliable, self starting individual to oversee the merchandise operation for the 2023 contest season. This person should reside in the NW Ohio region, with a focus on Dayton and Cincinnati.

Skills & Requirements: Customer Service and Sales Background preferred. Ordering and Inventory management skills are necessary. Willing to train the right person. Large personal vehicle will come in handy. Basic design skills and an eye for fashion a must.

Compensation: $1,000 for the season, plus contract wage while selling merch at contests.



Group Registration for the 2023 MEPA season will go live on October 10th.

Individual show selection is available to groups who have paid their registration fees, and this takes place in November.

Our group registration process utilizes CompetitionSuite. View a PDF with instructions on how to register HERE.


2023 SHOW FEE: None, except Circuit Championships which is $75
GUEST FEES: $100 for all shows, except Nutter Center on Feb 18 which is $200, as well as Championships (Exhibition Only, space available, $200).

Event Registration is done via CompetitionSuite. To register for events, log into your CompetitionSuite account and navigate to the Registration tab at the top of the page. Make sure you are looking at Open shows and pick your shows.

If you have registration questions, please email our MEPA Registration Coordinator at [email protected]