VA State Champs Join MD States for Super-Sized State Champs Next Week

towsonTowson University will be the site of a super-sized State Championships on Saturday, October 20 featuring 40+ bands from throughout Maryland and Virginia as they compete for State titles against top competition in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Jon Swengler, Director of USBands said in announcing the event, "We are fortunate to have a partner in Towson University that gives us a fantastic collegiate environment for our students and parents to perform and enjoy a great day of band competition. 2018 is not the first time we have brought the top bands in Maryland and Virginia together in one location to compete for their State titles before an A-list of the best pageantry arts adjudicators in the nation. We are looking forward to another remarkable day for the USBands as we continue with our 30th Anniversary Celebration."

Swengler continued, "We are always aware of the travel and transportation challenges for bands and with the 2018 line-up of bands we can provide a high-quality State Championship event for the bands in Virginia without the inconvenience of long travel times and large transportation expenses. In the end, we will be proud to crown multiple State Champions for both Maryland and Virginia, meanwhile, bands from both States will be able to see how they shape up versus other top competition in the region."

Adjudicators for the 2018 Maryland & Virginia State Championships will be:

  • Glen Brumback (Crofton, MD)
  • Charles Prijatelj (Altoona, PA)
  • Ryan Miller (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Charles Brown (San Diego, CA)
  • Robert Glover (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Aaron Noe (Fredericksburg, VA) 
  • James Brandt (Greensboro, NC)
  • Jen Karp (Orlando, FL)
  • Mark Kufka (Falls Church, VA)
  • Michael Kirby (Washington, DC)
  • Eric Sheffler (Overland Park, KS)

Seedings for the 2018 Maryland & Virginia State Championships will be announced on Monday, October 15 as they are contingent upon the highest score by a band in 2018 through the competitive weekend of October 14. Stay tuned to the USBands website and the BAND mobile app for the step-off times for each band at the October 20 State Championships at Towson.

Tickets for the 2018 USBands Maryland & Virginia State Championships are available through any participating band or at the stadium box office the day of the event. Volunteers are always welcome to join us and if you are interested in assisting the 2018 Championships please contact

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