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We are very proud when folks tell us that the quality of our judges is one of the main reasons they choose to bring their groups to MAPS. We are very thankful to Marty Griffin, our judging coordinator, who continues to do an outstanding job of getting us the best of best. Take a look at the panels for this coming season to see the high caliber folks that Marty has lined up to help you and your ensemble grow and improve. They are truly some of the best in the business! Thanks again Marty! (Click on each show date to the right to see the panels)
Our membership has spoken and we are responding. As a result of our recent poll, we will be doing a random draw for performance order for each regular season event this season, except for Finals which we be determined by scores achieved at Prelims. The voting was 3 to 1 in favor of the random draw. This should lessen the frantic nature of getting signed up at the stroke of 12:00 like we’re sure you’ve done in the past. Also, since it is such a busy time of year already, we are pushing the opening of registration back to November 1ST. Your payments will still be due January 15th as always, but you’ll have more time between now and 11/1 to choose your shows wisely. You can also review the registration process and ask us any questions in advance before actually registering and getting stuck. For registration questions please email Jeff Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org
INDEPENDENT GROUPS: We have a few changes for the 2019 season. We understand your weekends are the only times you get to rehearse, and that a circuit with a high show requirement may not be something good for you in the big picture. You just cant give up that many Saturdays if you are planning to compete nationally. With that in mind, Independent groups will be required to attend just 2 events to qualify for prelims or finals, and, one of those events can be the WGI Regional. Also, you may choose to skip prelims and still attend finals. Those that perform at prelims will get priority finals performance times, but prelims is not required to compete/perform in finals. Lastly, if an Independent organization brings multiple ensembles to MAPS, the fees for the additional ensembles will be discounted by 25%. Email Jeff Phipps if you have any questions... email@example.com
It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of our friend, MAPS treasurer, and founding member Dale Brown. Dale had been the treasurer and travel coordinator for MAPS in all of our 19 years in existence. He was one of 6 people who were at the inaugural meeting of folks who became MAPS in June of 1999. He will be sorely missed by us all. Rest in peace "Double Check".
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2019 SHOW SCHEDULE
WGI Regional- Toms River
Times are tentative and may be adjusted based on unit registrations.
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