Dear MCGC Membership,
As you are aware, we are in the process of holding a special election to fill the recently vacated position of MCGC President.
Per our MCGC rulebook, only unit directors will receive ballots for special elections. Therefore, it is imperative that each unit have their unit director correctly specified in CompetitionSuite. Please see the attached directions to verify that your unit director information is correct on CompetitionSuite by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16. At that time, a ballot will be sent to your unit director with instructions for how to vote for your choice to fill the role of MCGC President.
Please make sure your unit information is completely up to date, and don't hesitate to reach out to Kim Kuhn ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the special election procedure! Thank you!
The President seat on the MCGC Board of Directors is currently vacant. The board has met and we will be moving forward with a special election for this position. If you are interested in nominating yourself, or if you would like to nominate someone else for this position, please send an email to [email protected]. Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, October 14th at 6 pm.
Once the ballot has been created, following MCGC bylaws, an email will be going out to the director of each unit (as currently listed in Competition Suite) to be able to cast their vote. The special election will end 15 days from the date of the second email. We will be using Election Runner as we did for the spring elections. If you do not see the ballot in your inbox by Thursday October 15th, please be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
Please feel free to contact Kim Kuhn, Vice President of Color Guards, at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about this process. Thank you again for your cooperation and patience.
The MCGC Board of Directors is excited to announce intentions for our 2021 season!
We have developed options to be able to provide non-competitive and competitive virtual performance opportunities for groups, small ensembles and solo performers. This will apply to all guard, percussion and winds teams and performers.
We will be offering four virtual performance opportunities which include non-competitive and competitive options. We are also offering one premier virtual event for small ensembles and soloists. Each performance, whether they choose competitive or not, will receive judge commentary for their performance, in an effort to help build confidence and skill moving forward. There are many details to consider when offering these new performance opportunities. Details will be made available as we continue to develop these plans.
All Performance Opportunities:
February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021
March 14, 2021 - Small Ensemble and Soloist Event only
March 21, 2021
April 4, 2021
Details will be made available as we continue to develop these plans.
Small Ensembles and Solos - Premier Event
We will be hosting a premier virtual event, dedicated to small ensembles and soloists! Small ensembles (up to 5 members) and soloists (1 member) will be able to upload videos with their competitive submission for evaluation and placement. Details will be made available as we continue to develop these plans.
Competitive or Non-Competitive - For all units considering competitive or non-competitive performance opportunities, there will be a flat rate of $350. This will allow these units to choose to perform in any number of offered virtual performances. More detailed information to come.
Small Ensemble or Solo - For all those considering small ensemble or soloist performances, there is a nominal fee per video uploaded. More detailed information to come.
More detailed information will be sent in the coming weeks and months as we continue to monitor the situation in our State and Country. Our top priority is providing and safe and enjoyable season. We thank you for your patience and grace in this time and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Please join us for our MCGC Fall Membership Meeting on Sunday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. We will be meeting on Zoom. Register in advance for this webinar:
We will be discussing and voting on rule proposals for the 2021 season. Please review current proposals here .
Congratulations to our new 2020-2021 MCGC Board of Directors!
Danny Walsh, President
Kim Kuhn, Vice-President of Color Guards
James Sparling, Vice-President of Percussion & Winds
Issa Lewis, Secretary
Craig Rizzi, Treasurer
Ryan Vaughan, MCGC Representative
Megan Arreola, WGI Representative
Anthony Leithauser, Percussion & Winds Representative
Joe Kuerzi, Percussion & Winds Representative
We look forward to another productive year in our Circuit!
Our Annual Spring Meeting will be held this Sunday, May 31 at 12:00pm via Zoom Webinar. See below for details.
Spring Membership Meeting - Sunday, May 31 @ 12:00pm
At the Spring Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Circuit updates and status as well as dive into our budget, coming out of the pandemic. We will revisit the short season and ideas moving forward. While we will not be discussing rule proposals for the 2021 season until the fall, we will discuss SOPs that have been proposed for next season. Please register for the webinar below.
Please review the Board of Directors reports from the 2020 season prior to our meeting.
Board of Directors Election
We will also be hosting, via Zoom Webinar, our Election for the Board Member Positions whose terms are ending this year. Attached you will find information about the Nominees. If you filled out the Voting Representative Form, you will need to be present at the meeting to be able to vote, much like a regular election.
SOPs for Discussion
Please review the attached document to see the SOP proposals we will be discussing at the meeting.
Zoom Webinar Registration Link
I look forward to seeing you all this weekend!
MCGC Board of Directors
Please see the attached document for reports from the MCGC Board of Directors, Contest Coordinator, Judge Coordinator and Judge Caption Heads in advance of our virtual Spring Meeting on May 31, 2020.
It is our deepest pleasure to announce the 2020 MCGC scholarship winners! Please see this list for all scholarship winners. While we wish we could celebrate the accomplishments of each of these winners in person, we hope you will reach out and congratulate them yourselves on this well-deserved achievement!
The MCGC Board of Directors and MCGC Scholarship Committee
To the performing members, directors, staff, volunteers and fans of the Michigan Color Guard Circuit,
MCGC will suspend all remaining events for the 2020 competitive season. Following recommendations from the State of Michigan and realizing the fast changing and evolving concerns of the coronavirus, the Board of Directors voted for the health and safety of all who would attend or perform.
We appreciate and would prefer to celebrate every unit's accomplishments during our championships ceremonies and finish our competitive season. We are not only board members; we are directors, instructors, parents and fans who love the activity. This was not an easy decision to make and realize the impact it has on many. We grieve with you all.
Team Michigan, we want to wish you all health and comfort during this time. We look forward to seeing you again in 2021.
MCGC Board of Directors
Click the link for the Minutes from the 2019 Board of Directors Planning Meeting.
Please see the link below for the minutes from the Spring Meeting on Sunday, May 19th. Also included are the results from all rule proposals.