February 6, 2021 at the
Walt Disney World® Resort
Take your school’s game day experience to the competition floor at the Game Day Live Championship on February 6, 2021 at the Walt Disney WorldⓇ Resort.
Inspired by the sights and sounds of a school’s Friday night football game, this new division combines the cheerleaders with live music from the pep band, including the elements of Band Chant, Situational Sideline, Crowd Leading and Fight Song.
The Game Day Live performance consists of four elements—Band Chant, Situational Sideline, Crowd Leading and Fight Song—combined in a 3-minute performance by the pep band and cheerleaders, just like the current game day format. The pep band will have an additional 30 seconds during both the “run on” and “run off” of the cheerleaders to be judged on playing original, spirited music. Together, the entire performance may not exceed 4 minutes. All skill restrictions below will be enforced.
RUN ON: Once the pep band is performance ready, they have 30 seconds to play original, spirited music while the cheerleaders are taking the competition floor. Only the pep band is scored during this time.
BAND CHANT: The cheerleaders should demonstrate spirit and enthusiasm while entering the performance floor and continue until the pep band starts playing the Band Chant. As soon as the cheerleaders are set on the performance floor, the pep band may start playing.
SITUATIONAL SIDELINE: Following the Band Chant, the announcer will provide a cue for offense or defense. Teams should wait until the announcer finishes the cue and show the proper response to the game day situation.
CROWD LEADING: There must be a clear distinction between the Sideline and kicking off the Crowd Leading portion. The cheerleaders and pep band may show spirited interaction as a clear transition.
FIGHT SONG: The final element should reflect your school’s traditional Fight Song. For teams that do not have an official Fight Song, it is recommended to use a second selection of band chant music.
RUN OFF: The pep band has 30 seconds to play original, spirited music while the cheerleaders exit the competition floor. Once the piece ends, the pep band may exit. Only the pep band is scored during this time.
VIDEO SUBMISSION QUALIFICATIONS: Check back soon!
Game Day Live Score Sheet – Pep Band
Game Day Live Score Sheet – Cheer
The pep band and cheer team will receive an overall score of their performance as one unit.
The pep band and cheer team will be scored separately on the following elements:
In these elements, the pep band will be scored primarily on:
The pep band will receive an additional score for the following:
To help make your trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort as seamless as possible, Varsity Performing Arts will have large instruments available to use for your performance.
Please view the 2020 Game Day Live Travel Package.
Note: Please assume a 5-8% price increase for the 2021 Travel Package.
Click here to watch the Disney Travel Tips! See you next year in Orlando!
Let us know who you are:
Varsity SpiritCustomer Service
Varsity Spirit Corporate
6745 Lenox Center Court, Suite 300Memphis, TN 38115
back to previous step
What can we help you with?
Welcome to Varsity.com
Tell us what you're interested in.
You can change your selection in preferences later.
Personalize Your Experience
Select your favorite.
Search Performing Arts
What can we help you find?
Interested in Camps and Competitons?