TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! — Week #3 Review

Our 2020 season continued on Saturday as week #3 of the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! season consisted of 9 member bands presenting their performances for evaluation teams of 9 music judges and 9 visual judges.

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From 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM, the zoom meetings provided the setting for educational guidance and professional evaluation which was met with delight and great enthusiasm from the band directors. TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! continues to be extremely popular with even more participating bands signing up for one or more events this season!

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Thanks to our NJA members for their professionalism and support for these bands and their commitment to the activity! Their critique has enlightened and motivated the directors and staff members. The commitment of the directors and staff is noteworthy as many have prepared questions and talking points prior to the event, making the discourse even more suitable for their needs! Great work!

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Congratulations to Biglerville, Eisenhower, Haddonfield, Serra Catholic, Shikellamy, Trinity, Williams Valley, Williamstown, and Youngsville marching bands for their participation in week #3 of our season!

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Directors who participated in week #3 have received an email which includes a link for a survey designed to help us with feedback in making our virtual program even better. Please take a moment to complete this survey.

Stay tuned for week #4 information!

TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! — Week #3

TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! registration for week #3 is now closed.

On Saturday, nine TOB bands will perform virtually and receive evaluation from members of National Judges Association.We look forward to performances by Biglerville (TOB-6), Eisenhower (TOB-8), Haddonfield (TOB-1), Shikellamy (TOB-4), Serra Catholic (TOB-8), Trinity (TOB-6), Williams Valley (TOB-2), Williamstown (TOB-1), and Youngsville (TOB-8).

TOB member bands are welcome to register online. Information about TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! and registration links can be found at under TOURNAMENT OF BANDS/Director Info.

TOB welcomes new bands as well! Several bands have recently joined Tournament in order to take advantage of the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! program and potentially for other new and unique offerings in seasons to come!

For more information, email Bill at


National Judges Association and Tournament have sent new TIA ACC updates to all registered unit directors. Please check your email for information concerning extended deadlines and planning information to continue your group’s participation in our 2020 TIA ACC event.

All Tournament hosts have been instructed to follow their school guidelines and policies for events held in their facilities. Our administration team continues to work with local host schools and the Wildwood Convention Center staff to monitor and update our members with TIA show status. All schedule updates for events will be provided on our website, facebook and director blogs.

TIA Newsletters #9 and #10

tournament bannerBetter late than never!  The 9th and 10th editions of the TIA Newsletter are now available, featuring details on the 2020 TIA Caption Facilitators and Chairs as well as some reminders why Tournament provides an affordable, educational, and user-friendly environment for performing arts units sponsored by schools and independent organizations.  Also, don’t forget to watch the TOB All-Star Marching Band on ABC’s coverage of the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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TIA Newsletter #7 (November 4, 2019)

perc1Our 7th newsletter in preparation for the 2020 TIA season introduces our percussion facilitator, Frank Franko.  A few of Frank’s duties are supervising percussion judges during marching band and indoor seasons, providing educational sessions during clinics and seminars, and organizing the percussion showcase in Wildwood.

TIA provides affordable educational performance opportunities to marching and standstill drumlines who can compete as scholastic or independent organizations in an array of classes based on skill levels.  Frank can answer all your questions pertaining to Tournament’s offerings for percussion.

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TIA Newsletter (#20-05)

Liz-Barnhart-HeadShot3TIA Newsletter #5 begins a series of features which introduce our caption heads and facilitators.  Liz Barnhart, TIA Twirling Facilitator, is highlighted in this edition.  Unit directors are encouraged to open a line of communication with Liz for twirling-related questions and information.


Information relating to the Drum Corps Xperience (Bill Ives drum corps and marching arts collections) can also be found in this newsletter.  Bill is looking to expand his TIA/TOB/NJA memorabilia.  Anyone interested in assisting in this project can contact Liz for details.

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TIA Newsletter (#20-04)

The fourth edition of the TIA Newsletter provides some information for directors of Regional A Class color guards, as well as for 2020 TIA contest hosts.

WWguard2If you are the director of a color guard who will be competing in the Regional A Class during the 2020 season, you will want to see the educational opportunities that are available for you.  But Hurry!  Registration ends soon for the consultation group.

Any unit or organization which is hosting a 2020 TIA contest should also read the newsletter for some information on completing your contract and sending the registration fee.  Once you’ve submitted the contract and fee, your show will open for registration by units who want to attend your contest!  Don’t delay!

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