Following a challenging application and selection process, the event schedule for the 2020 Competitive Season of CWEA is now available! The schedule, which features four new event partners for the upcoming year, includes a new location for Premiere South, an additional event in the Upstate of South Carolina as well as a revamped Championships event.
Last year, CWEA events saw attendance at shows increase from years past. Almost all events last year were at (or near) full capacity. The Board of Directors as part of their annual Board Retreat in July went through an intense analysis of the circuit’s geographic regions in order to analyze the needs of our membership.
Included in this analysis was an in-depth review of our Premiere Event locations and their ability to serve the geographic regions of the organization. With Premiere North and West events exceeding capacity for the past three years, the Board decided to relocate the Premiere South event to Lexington High School in Lexington, South Carolina on February 1, 2020.
As part of the venue change, each of the Premiere events will be capped at a maximum of 75 participating groups. Should all three events reach capacity before the end of registrations, the capacity shall be increased to a maximum of 80 groups.
CWEA also welcomes three other new event partners to the 2020 lineup, including Easley High School (Easley, SC) North Lincoln High School (Lincolnton, NC) and Catawba Ridge High School (Fort Mill, SC)! Each of these new facilities offer exceptional performance spaces and opportunities for groups to try different events next year.
“We are fortunate to have a large pool of event partners vying for events each year!” said newly appointed Event Director Ben Hipp. “The new venues joining the lineup for the upcoming year is exciting for the circuit and we look forward to finding even more opportunities moving forward into next year!”
Registration for events will begin on October 1, 2019, however Group Membership Registration is now live on our website! For those groups who wish to pay by check, you have the opportunity to register your group and submit your payment prior to the start of event registration. As long as your payment is received on or before September 30, you will be able to register for events on day one!