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SABIAN And Mepa Partner Up For Online Video Contest

The Mid East Performance Association (MEPA), the Ohio region’s premier organization for winter guard and percussion ensemble performances, has partnered with SABIAN, the award-winning cymbal company, to present MEPA’s Best Cymbal Line, a new online video contest. All MEPA member cymbal lines are invited to submit a 2 to 3 minute video of their 2010 cymbal line performances for a chance to win up to six (6) SABIAN HHX Synergy cymbal pairs and the title of MEPA’s Best Cymbal Line. In an effort to leverage social media and online community involvement, the contest will be conducted entirely online. Ensembles will have the chance to submit their videos between January 27 and March 1, 2010. Round one of the competition will take place on a dedicated YouTube contest page; all eligible cymbal line videos will be uploaded for viewing between March 2 – March 19, 2010. Ensembles must promote their own videos online in an effort to draw the most viewers. During the week of March 22, 2010, the top five (5) viewed videos will be posted on www.SABIAN.com to be judged by Ralph Hardimon, Matt Savage, Amy Savage and Steve Ulicny. The winning ensemble will be announced during the MEPA Percussion Championships at Centerville High School in Centerville, OH at the end of March.

Full contest details, deadlines, and rules and regulations can now be found at www.SABIAN.com/BestCymbalLine.

If your organization is interested in partnering with SABIAN for a similar promotion, pleasecontact Dr. Nick Petrella, Director of SABIAN Education at [email protected].


About MEPA

The Mid East Performance Association is Ohio’s premier winter performance venue for winter guards and percussion ensembles throughout Ohio. With more than 100 member and guest units competing each weekend between the months of January and March, MEPA will have an impact on more than 2,000 performers and 8,000 spectators.

Above everything, MEPA is first an organization dedicated to the positive growth of our young performers. While these performers have various motives for joining one of our member units, MEPA believes that all competitions should serve as a vehicle to allow for growth in not just our young performers but also unit directors, designers, judges, parents, and audience members.


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