With a commitment to the health and safety of all students and educators, MAIN and USBands are pleased to announce an arrangement for a cooperative effort with v-USBands serving as the virtual platform for the upcoming 2021 color guard season.
Through this collaborative arrangement, MAIN will be providing performance opportunities for its member groups utilizing WGI rules and regulations as a sanctioned Circuit Partner. WGI-credentialed and MAIN approved adjudicators will be assigned and supported through this virtual season by USBands and the pageantry arts network established earlier this year.
By utilizing the same platform as nearly 150 schools this past fall, MAIN members will have full access to the v-USBands platform including a seamless registration process, video hosting by FloMarching, adjudication commentary provided through Competition Suite and a weekly awards ceremony hosted on FloMarching.
The 2021 MAIN virtual season will begin February 20 and continue through April 24 with a potential in-person Showcase event in May, pending compliance with all health and safety restrictions at that time. All events through the season will feature competition in Group, Small Ensemble, Standstill and e-Showcase. As a bonus, for the weeks of March 6-7, March 20-21, April 3-4 and April 24-25, Solo performers will be invited to submit their videos for evaluation.
MAIN will be publishing a complete 2021 Virtual Participation Guide in the next few weeks detailing all elements of the upcoming season including schedule, registration, video submissions and competitive rules and standards for the season.
The 2021 Annual Membership Dues of $175 will include registration fees for the following:
- (4) group submissions OR
- (6) small ensemble or e-Showcase submissions OR
- (8) solo submissions
Registration for additional events will be $40 per group submission. Registration for Ensembles and e-Showcase will be $30 and Solo submissions will be $20.
For more information on the 2021 MAIN virtual season, please visit mainguards.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.