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Get your performance ready to send in!

Remember: The deadline for submitting your entry is November 30, 2008.

To download the audio file for your competition music, "The Machines" click here: The Machines - Mp3

To download the Wind Score for "The Machines" click here: Wind Score - pdf

To download the Percussion Score for "The Machines" click here: Percussion Score - pdf

Want a complete copy of the ULTIMATE DRUM MAJOR CONDUCTING CHALLENGE rules? CLick here: UDMCC Rules


Contestant's performance videos will be accepted through November 30th, 2008. These will be reviewed and a maximum of 20 Finalists will be selected and announced on December 10th. A panel of three qualified drum major judges will evaluate these and determine the Top 10 competitors. All will be listed on The Top 5 performance videos will be featured on the site.

The Top 3 contestants will also receive:
1st Place - $150
2nd Place - $100
3rd Place - $ 50

Final results will be announced on on December 20th, 2008


1. There is no entry fee.

2. Any student currently enrolled in high school may enter. You do not have to be the drum major of your band to participate.

3. Each contestant must e-mail his or her entry information along with a video of his or her performance to The video must be in one of these following formats: .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG. You may get the best results from converting your file to MPEG4 video with MP3 audio.

The video must include the contestant doing the following:

- Calling the band/corps to attention, dress center dress, and ready front.
- Doing an opening salute
- Starting the band/corps
- Conducting to the special recording of "The Machines" by GPG Publications
- Doing a closing salute

The video should be filmed from the viewpoint of the band/corps, as they would perform the show. We should see what the band would see as you conduct.

4. All entries must be sent by 11:59 p.m. November 30th, 2008. All entries sent after that time will be disregarded.

5. Entry e-mail must include

- Your Name
- Age
- School
- City and State
- Name of your attached video

The video file must include the contestant's name in the follow format: FirstNameLastName (example:

6. Contestants may only submit one performance

7. Contestants agree that by submitting their video performance, they are granting the rights to use and distribute that video for's purposes and that their video may be broadcast on the internet.

8. The judge's decisions are final.

*Special thanks to event co-sponsor Gary P. Gilroy Publications for allowing the use of their music. Learn more about them at

Event Sponsors:

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