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TCGC uses the CompetitionSuite system for communication, tabulation, and commentary. It is free to sign up and is required for membership.

Please follow these directions to register as a member of TCGC.

1. If you do not have an account, please create an account here: https://competitionsuite.com/signup/

2. Click this link: https://competitionsuite.com/groups/find/

3. Enter your group's name (enter part of the name if you have trouble finding it)

4. Click Request Access next to your group

Once the association is approved, the group name will be displayed along the left side of the page.

(Be sure to provide your phone number to ensure you can access your commentary from your phone!)


SECTION 4. FEES, DUES, AND ASSESSMENTS

(a) Dues for any primary Color Guard, Percussion, or Winds unit will be $600.00

(b) Dues for a second Color Guard, Percussion, or Winds unit from the same parent organization will be $525.00

(c) Dues for a third Color Guard, Percussion, or Winds unit (or fourth, fifth, etc.) from the same parent organization will be $450.

(d) TCGC classifies units as a second, third, etc. unit from the same parent organization that is the same category only. For example, an organization with two Color Guards would pay for one primary unit and one second unit. If that organization also has a Percussion group, they would also owe dues for a primary Percussion unit.

(e) Unit dues may be paid by cash, check, money order, or any online payment system that the circuit has available. We do not accept Purchase Orders.

(f) Dues for an adjudicator to join the Texas Color Guard Judges Association will be $75.00.

(g) Unit dues will be accepted beginning August 15 of each year and must be accompanied by official TCGC entry forms. Postmark date will be taken from the envelope containing payment only. Dues are refundable within fourteen days of postmark and no refunds will be issued to units with a payment postmark date after November 1. Units paying dues after November 1 will pay a late fee of $100, units paying dues after December 1 will pay a late fee of $200, and units paying dues after January 1 will pay a late fee of $300.

(h) Separate entry fees are not required for any show.

(i) A visiting unit may compete in any show sanctioned by the Texas Color Guard Circuit, except Championships, for a fee of $150.00. They will be scored and ranked as any other unit, and receive appropriate awards. If a new first-year unit wants to become a part of the Circuit after trying one show, they will be allowed to join the circuit late, and have the $150.00 apply towards their dues. They will not be eligible for Championships (unless all normal Circuit requirements are met). These units will not pay an application fee in order to appear once, but will have to do so if they decide to join the Circuit.



Additional Fees

AREA

    • The following Color Guard classifications will pay a $50 Area fee - Cadet, Novice, Regional A, Ind Reg A, JV, Sch AA, Sch A, SNA
    • The following Percussion classifications will pay a $50 Area fee - SMAA, SMA

STATE

    • All color guard units competing at State will pay an additional $100 fee. This includes qualifying units from Sch AA, Sch A, SNA through World Classes.
    • All percussion/wind units competing at State will pay an additional $100 fee. This includes qualifying units from SMAA, SMA through World Classes.

Badges

  • Unit Badges
    • Each unit registered in TCGC will receive two (2) Unit Badges.
      • Additional Unit Badges are $50 each.
    • Unit Badges will be issued to members listed on the TCGC Unit Badge Application only (found in CompetitionSuite under Resources).
    • Up to 2 staff members can be listed per application.
    • Any additional Unit Badges your unit purchases must be accompanied by additional applications.
    • Unit Badges will be personalized with the approved staff members name. Only that individual is authorized to use that badge.
      • Unit staff members found in violation of this policy will have their badges revoked for the remainder of the season and disciplinary action will be taken against the unit according to the TCGC Code of Conduct.