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Bryan Station Marching Defenders & Band Boosters

proudly present the 25th

Bluegrass Pageant of Bands
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Prelims begin at Noon (approx.)
Finals begin at 7 p.m.

Top Ten reasons to attend the show:

10. 3200 seat (concert side) stadium
9.  Sports turf field
8.  Nationally recognized judging panel
7.  Longest continuously running contest in the Bluegrass
6.  Quality awards from Crown Trophy that you will want to display
5.  Plenty of on-campus of parking
4.  Hospitality second to none
3.  KMEA Sanctioned High School Marching Band Competition
2.  Last regular season show of the season

1.  Performances by the best bands in the Commonwealth!

Admission: $10.00 - Directions

For more information contact the Band Room: (859)381-3311

Prelim Awards:

Placement in each Class

Finals Awards (top 10 scores advance):

Placement 10th-3rd
Best Percussion
Best Color Guard
Best Overall Visual
Best Overall Music
Best Overall Effect
Reserve Grand Champion
Grand Champion


Stacey Wasson – Winchester, KY

Stacey has spent her lifetime involved in the pageantry arts, from performing to teaching, and designing to adjudicating. She was a technician with the Phantom Regiment in 2004, then Caption Head with Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps in 2005-2006, leading the color guard to a top ten finish in the World Class. Within our own state of Kentucky she has been involved in a number of championship programs including the Adair County and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Marching Bands.  She is currently a visual consultant, choreographer, and coordinator for the Madison Central Marching Band. Stacey has served on the board of directors in the Tristate Marching Arts Circuit, and is a member of the Tristate Judges Association, adjudicating fall and winter competitions in Kentucky and the surrounding states.

Todd Chamberlain – Lexington, KY

Todd Chamberlain is the director of bands at Morton Middle School and Cassidy Elementary School in the Fayette Co. Public Schools in Lexington, KY.  Mr. Chamberlain is in his 21st year of teaching.  A 1991 graduate of Henderson Co. HS in Henderson, KY, he studied horn at the University of Kentucky with David Elliott while earning a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education in 1995.  Mr. Chamberlain earned a Master’s degree in Music Education from Southern Oregon University in 2002 as part of the American Band College.  Mr. Chamberlain has held band director positions at Harrodsburg High and Middle Schools, Louisville Southern High School, East Jessamine High and Middle Schools, and Henry Clay High School before coming to Morton Middle School in 2009.  His bands have earned Distinguished ratings in concert band and marching band and the Morton Middle Band was a featured ensemble at the University of Kentucky Middle School Band Invitational in 2012.  Mr. Chamberlain serves as the KMEA Middle School Band Assessment Manager for the Lexington Assessment district.  He is also active as a contest judge, drill writer, and consultant for marching bands in Kentucky.

Chris Komnick – Cincinnati, OH

Chris Komnick is Executive Director of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.  Chris assumed the role of Executive Director in the fall of 2008 after previously serving on the Scouts’ board of directors. He is currently a board member of Drum Corps International where he serves as the Vice Chairman. Before taking the role of Executive Director, Chris was a serial entrepreneur with a primary focus on technology startups. He was responsible for developing product and branding strategies and has over 20 years of experience working with various organizations, from startups to public companies. Chris has taught many MBA classes and is a frequent guest instructor and mentor at Miami University’s school of business.  Chris is an alumnus of the Scouts having marched mellophone in 1984, 1985 and in the 2006 Alumni Reunion Project.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from Miami University.

Brett Owens – Lexington, KY

Brett Owens has over 30 years of experience in marching music activities.  He has served as Program Coordinator, Brass Arranger, Music and Brass Consultant, Visual Caption Head, Guard Technician and in management for both marching bands and drum & bugle corps.  In addition Mr. Owens has served as an adjudicator at Marching Band contests throughout the central United States for the past twenty years.  He is a member of the Tri-State and Central States Judges Associations.

Rob James – Lexington, KY

Rob James is Retired Professor and Chair of the Eastern Kentucky University Department of Music. James was elected recently to serve a two-year term as president of the Kentucky Association of College Music Departments. The KACMD is a service organization created to increase the effectiveness and advance the standards and ideals of higher learning music departments in Kentucky.  James served as president-elect from 2003 to 2005 and president from 2005 to 2007. He also served as secretary from 2011 to 2013. James joined EKU in 1988 He received his bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and his master’s degree from Miami University of Ohio.