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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 here if your unit is NEW to TCGC NEW TO TCGC

Click this link if you are a NEW DIRECTOR but your unit has been in TCGC in the past: 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

  1. Dues for a Color Guard will be $800.00. Dues may be paid online using a credit card, or by sending check or money order. School Districts must attach a copy of the official TCGC Membership Application, with payment, for proper credit to the unit(s).
    1. Dues for a second guard units from the same parent organization will be $500.00. Dues for a third guard units from the same parent organization will be $350.00. Percussion & Winds units are separate and are not included in this discount. There will be no additional charge for a fourth or fifth unit from the same parent organization.
    2. “Postmark date” is defined as the postmark received from the primary unit. One additional unit added after that postmark date will receive the same discount.
  2. Dues for Percussion will be $800.00. Dues may be paid online using a credit card, or by sending check or money order. School Districts must attach a copy of the official TCGC Membership Application , with payment, for proper credit to unit.
    1. Dues for a second guard units from the same parent organization will be $500.00. Dues for a third guard units from the same parent organization will be $350.00. Percussion & Winds units are separate and are not included in this discount. There will be no additional charge for a fourth or fifth unit from the same parent organization.
    2. “Postmark date” is defined as the postmark received from the primary unit. One additional unit added after that postmark date will receive the same discount.
  3. Dues for Winds will be $800.00. Dues may be paid online using a credit card, or by sending check or money order. School Districts must attach a copy of the official TCGC Membership Application, with payment, for proper credit to unit.
    1. Dues for a second guard units from the same parent organization will be $500.00. Dues for a third guard units from the same parent organization will be $350.00. Percussion & Winds units are separate and are not included in this discount. There will be no additional charge for a fourth or fifth unit from the same parent organization.
    2. “Postmark date” is defined as the postmark received from the primary unit. One additional unit added after that postmark date will receive the same discount.
  4. Unit dues will be accepted beginning the Monday after the fall meeting, 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.
    1. Units paying dues with a postmark date before October 1 will receive a discount of $200. Units paying dues with a postmark date between October 1 and October 31 will receive a discount of $100. Units paying dues on or after November 1 will pay dues in full.
  5. Separate entry fees are not required for any regular season show. A championships fee may be assessed to each competing unit.
  6. Dues for an adjudicator to join the Texas Color Guard Judges Association will be $75.00.
  7. Dues for a Patron member will be $25.00.
  8. 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).



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.