February 7, 2020 at the
Walt Disney World® Resort
Take your school’s game day experience to the competition floor at the first ever Game Day Live Championship on February 7, 2020 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.
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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: To earn a bid, the pep band and cheer team must create and submit a video up to 2-minutes long performing the school’s traditional fight song together.
Game Day Live Score Sheet – Cheer
Game Day Live Score Sheet – Pep Band
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.
Teams that receive an invitation to compete in the Game Day Live division will be notified via email. This email will include a link to the online registration portal.
View the 2020 Game Day Live Travel Package.
If you have additional questions, please call 800-969-2044.
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