Briarcrest Marching Invitational
To Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Saturday – September 29, 2018 (afternoon/evening) 

Dear Colleagues,
I want to invite you and your band to attend the Briarcrest Marching Invitational on Saturday September 29, 2018 (afternoon/ evening). Each year, the Briarcrest Marching Invitational is carefully planned and designed to give you, your students and your fans an outstanding musical experience:
  • We intentionally select A World Class Judging Panel of Nationally Recognized trained and certified judges from across the country, many of whom have judged for organizations such as Drum Corps International (DCI), Winter Guard International (WGI), and The United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA).

  • Instant Feedback sent directly to your smart phone. Our judges use iPads equipped with digital recording software which instantly stores their comments onto a secure website where only you can INSTANTLY review your tapes moments after your performance! In addition, we supply every band with comment CD’s for good measure.
  • Judging and Scoring System featuring two overall effect judges, instead of one music effect and one visual effect judge.  The use of two overall effect judges is a coming-trend within the marching band world and has been piloted as an approach by both DCI and USSBA.   In addition to the two effect judges, your band will be evaluated in each of the following areas.
                  Ensemble Musical Performance                                             Percussion
                  Ensemble Visual Performance                                               Color Guard
                  Overall Effect (2 judges)                                                       Drum Major
  • A Customer Service-Approach to Hospitality.  Our number one priority is for you, your students, and your band families to have an unparalleled experience that is musical fruitful, educationally edifying and altogether FUN!  Our 105-acre campus is a gorgeous facility that includes plenty of parking for busses and cars. The centerpiece of our campus is our university style sportsplex that features an amazing grass field and has a 2,500-seat capacity. In addition to a spectacular performance area, we also provide guarded changing facilities located next to the field as well as a hospitality center for Directors, Staff and Bus Drivers which overlooks the field.

  • We are supporting St. Jude! For the first time in our history, we are charging a band entry fee of $150 in an effort to raise support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 100% of every registration fee will be donated directly to St. Jude along with a portion of our overall revenue from the event.
All Best,
Michael Parsons,
Director of Bands, Briarcrest Christian School
901-765-4638 (office); 901-751-6402 (fax)

General Admission

BCS Invitational
$10 - 13 years and older
$5 - 3 years - 12
FREE - under 3 and BCS Students/ Faculty with ID


List of 4 members.

  • Michael Parsons 

    Teacher/Band Director
  • Andrew Earle 

    Middle School Band Director
  • Tamatha Holt 

    Elementary Music Teacher
  • Myra Brindley