We hosted the "Westside Invitational Band Contest" at our high school with its feeder schools participating. They got a rating, a trophy, and went to a place whether it was Celebration Station, Six Flags, Alleycats, NRH20, Hawaiian Falls, you name it.
We hired retired friends to judge. They got paid with a steak dinner. We bought the trophy and paid the admission price.
It was cheaper, in house, judged fairly, and we had total control. In fact, other clusters wanted to get involved. We politely declined and told them how we did it and now they do it, too. That was the purpose of calling it "invitational."
: Six Flags Music in the Park
: Sandy Lake
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