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Ozark Mountain Marching Festival

Ozark Mountain Marching Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Reeds Spring High School 
Festival Info: Prelims/Finals, grouped by band size, turf field, high quality judging, feedback, and experiences for all! 
OMMF 2019 is currently full, please email Josh Garoutte, Director of Bands at jgaroutte (at) wolves (dot) to join the waiting list.
OMMF is a prelims/finals format marching band festival that strives to meet the educational, performance, and feedback-based needs of bands of all sizes and ability levels.  Originally created as a festival for smaller bands, OMMF has grown into a full day celebration of bands and their families, with bands from 15 to 150 members performing throughout the day in 2018.  We frequently have bands that are only halfway through their competitive season, as well as those bands that are finishing up their season at OMMF, and hire adjudicators that will give feedback appropriate to the size, ability level, and needs of your particular group.

As we have had so much positive feedback and attendance over the last few years, and considering that we had more bands expressing interest in OMMF 2018 than our day accommodates, we will be accepting entries on the website up to a limit of 22 bands.  All other entries will be placed on and notified they are on a waiting list, and spots will be filled on a first come-first served basis.  If you sign up and decide not to participate please let us know ASAP so we can let other bands know about the opening.

When you enter using the website above, you should automatically receive an email receipt, and if you are on the waiting list we will let you know ASAP.


Judges Panel:

Dr. John Zastoupil-MSU-Music Ensemble
Dr. Jason Hausback-MSU-Music Individual

Don Linn-MSSU-Visual Ensemble

Mike Oglesby-MSSU-Visual Individual
Andrew Morales-NWMSU-Percussion
Julie Bunkley-Washington, MO-Auxillary

The festival fee will be $200, and I will email you an invoice for your records in the next week or so after you have entered.  Please look for final details/schedules to come to your email at least 2 weeks prior to the contest.

In order to provide the most performance opportunities for bands of all sizes, we group 4 competition divisions by band size for prelims, and 2 divisions by band size for finals.  We also accommodate time frames for those groups that are participating in other area competitions on the same day through close partnership with organizers of said festivals.  Here at Reeds Spring High School, you will find ample parking, concessions, a turf field and high quality facilities for performance, and plenty of beautiful green spaces for your band to enjoy a day in the Ozarks!
We invite you and your band family to join us for a day of performance, fun, and feedback that will help your program grow and flourish!  As always, please feel free to email for more information, and I'll see you at the show!
---Josh Garoutte, Director of Bands