• NEWS and UPDATES
    Special Election Information: Please Update Your Unit Director Information!

    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!

    Directions to View and Update Your Unit Director

    Nominations for President

    MCGC Membership:

    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.

    2021 Season Announcement

    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.

    Cost

    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.

    MCGC Fall Membership Meeting 9/13/20

    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:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vTyMf6LcRuix_4IpuJ6L4A

    We will be discussing and voting on rule proposals for the 2021 season. Please review current proposals here .

    BOOSTER ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS - HOST AN MCGC EVENT IN 2020

    Click here to access the Event Host Application for 2020 and you can also click here to access the Event Host Booklet

    MCGC Welcomes New Board of Directors

    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!

    Spring Membership Meeting, May 31 at 12:00 p.m.

    MCGC Membership,

    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.

    Board Reports

    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

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4915906176939/WN_Q28QKdZcQWW8XUrrSDa5_w

    I look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

    Stay well.

    --

    Daniel Walsh

    President

    MCGC Board of Directors


    Board Reports Now Available

    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.

    Congratulations to MCGC Scholarship Winners!

    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!

    Sincerely,

    The MCGC Board of Directors and MCGC Scholarship Committee


    An Important Message from the MCGC President

    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.

    --
    Daniel Walsh

    President
    MCGC Board of Directors

    Fall Meeting Minutes

    Please see the links below for the Fall Meeting Minutes.

    Fall Board Meeting Minutes 10/6/19

    Fall Membership Meeting Minutes 10/6/19

    Board of Directors Planning Meeting Minutes

    Click the link for the Minutes from the 2019 Board of Directors Planning Meeting.

    Spring Meeting Minutes

    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.

    Spring Meeting Minutes

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