Feb 23 - Trent Arena

Feb 23 - Trent Arena
February 23, 2020
Kettering, OH

James S. Trent Arena
3301 Shroyer Rd
Kettering, OH 45429

Spectator Information


Adults (age 19 and over) - $10
Seniors (62 and up) - $8
Students (age 7-18) - $7
Children (6 & Under) - FREE

There is no charge for parking.

Director Information

Percussion & Winds Lot Warm Up

In order to continue our positive relationships with the City of Kettering and Kettering Fairmont High School, percussion and winds groups may not warm up outside until after 12 PM. Groups who violate this request may be penalized.

Timing Line

Vertical--from the perspective of the audience, groups will enter from the back left and exit to the front right.

Flow & Site Maps



Location: TBD

Percussion & Winds Critique: 11:15 am full panel
Color Guard Critique: NA - please see MEPA rule 17.3.

Starting in 2020, MEPA will utilize the critique sign-up option available in CompetitionSuite. CompetitionSuite sign-ups will close on at 11pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the event.

Groups who have signed up will be taken in performance order. If a unit does not sign up prior to the deadline on CompetitionSuite, the unit representative may ask to be seen after the units that have signed up if time allows.

Please check in with the MEPA representative when you arrive at the critique location to ensure your group will be called. Start times are approximate.

Color Guard Music Upload

Directors may upload their performance music in a MP3 or WAV file via CompetitionSuite. Using this system is not required and groups can use their own CD or sound device if desired. Instructions on uploading music. CompetitionSuite uploads will shut down on at 11pm EST on the Wednesday prior to the event.


Available via CompetitionSuite.

Emergency/Day of Show Contact

Wyatt Heinz, Contest Administrator & Site Manager
[email protected]
937-542-1789 (text communication preferred)

Judge Information


Equipment Bob Thomas (LJ)
Movement Jude Boughton
Design Analysis JR Carlisle
General Effect 1 Dan Carl
General Effect 2 Chris Frick
Overall Byron Valentine


EFF-Music/Artistry Teddy Mascari (LJ)
EFF-Visual Jeff Gentry
Music KJ Stafford
Visual Kevin Bell


Music Analysis Dave Kaiser
Visual Analysis Bob Thomas (LJ)
Overall Effect Greg Mills


Marc Zirille

Performance Order

Percussion and Winds groups will perform first.

Registration does not close until three weeks before the event. As a result, drafts of contest schedules are created approximately 2.5 weeks prior to the event. A final schedule will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Percussion Scholastic Regional A
Brookville High School Winter Percussion
Percussion Scholastic A
Hamilton High School Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble
Troy Indoor Percussion
Beavercreek Indoor Percussion Ensemble
Kettering Fairmont
Northeastern Indoor Percussion
Sycamore High School Winter Drumline
Milford Indoor Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Scholastic World
Centerville Winter Drumline
Percussion Independent World
Rhythm X (PIW)
Winds Scholastic A
Hamilton High School Winter Winds
Winds Independent World
Rhythm X (WIW)
Elementary Flag Line
Centerville Elementary Guard
Elementary Color Guard
Miamisburg Sweethearts
The Little Belles
Franklin Elementary Wildkittens
Northmont Wee Bolts Winterguard
Junior Color Guard
Mad River Junior Winter Guard
Bellbrook Middle School
Centerville Jr Guard
Franklin Junior High Winter Guard
Scholastic Regional AA
Lloyd Memorial Winterguard
Scholastic Regional A
Xenia Winterguard
Springboro High School Winterguard (JV)
Northmont JV Guard
Scholastic AA
Milton-Union Varsity Winter Guard
Hamilton Winter Guard
Walter E. Stebbins High School
Hilliard Bradley Varsity Winter Guard
Scholastic A
Fairborn Winter Guard
Kettering Fairmont High School
Springboro High School Winterguard (Varsity)
Northmont High School Varsity Guard
Franklin High School Winter Guard
West Carrollton High School Winter Guard
Independent A
Miamisburg A Guard
Onyx (A)
Independent Open
Onyx (Open)
Scholastic World
Miamisburg World Guard
Bellbrook High School
Exhibition World
Exhibition General
Miami Valley Adaptive Color Guard