Day 1 :
Welcome to Memphis!
- Hotel check-in:
Arrive in Memphis, check-in to your hotel, and relax.
- Director's Reception:
Meet fellow directors at the director's reception this evening.
- Liberty Bowl Professional Rodeo:
Visit the Agricenter to watch competitive bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bareback bronc riding.
Day 2 :
Liberty Bowl Battle of the Bands
- Liberty Bowl Battle of the Bands:
Strut your stuff at the Liberty Bowl Battle of the Bands marching competition this morning! This is a great opportunity to see what other marching band programs from around the country are doing. The winner of this field show competition will perform solo at the Liberty Bowl pre-game show!
- First Rehearsal:
Join students, directors, and top clinicians from across the country as you begin rehearsing for the Liberty Bowl Halftime Show.
- Check out Musical Memphis:
You have the evening free to take in the sights of Memphis. Enjoy Graceland, check out the Rock N’ Soul Museum, or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. You could even perform at Graceland (just ask us how!).*
Day 3 :
Beale Street Parade
- Music Roundtable:
Join us a for a breakfast roundtable discussion with a celebrated music professional! This season for the first time, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with a celebrity in your field about the newest techniques and ideas in marching band.
- Master Your Skills:
Choose to participate in an optional concert or clinic focused on honing your band’s jazz or concert band skills.
- Beale Street Parade:
March down historic Beale Street during the adjudicated Beale Street Parade.
- Awards Ceremony:
Enjoy an exclusive dinner, dance, and awards ceremony.
Day 4 :
- Fuel Up:
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- Final Dress Rehearsal:
Final Halftime Show Dress Rehearsal with the entire show cast of marching bands, dancers, cheerleaders, color guard, etc.!
- Liberty Bowl Kick-Off!:
The winning field show marching band performs their show solo at pre-game. Step out onto the field and perform before a crowd of 50,000+ at the Liberty Bowl Halftime Show!
Day 5 :
Explore Musical Memphis!
After a good night’s rest, enjoy Memphis a bit more before heading home!