Region UIL Marching Contest

RHS Band Family,

Here is all the info you need for tomorrow’s UIL Region Marching Contest. Note that the info below only pertains to those band members who are academically eligible. If you are ineligible, you will report to your band class tomorrow as scheduled where you will have a study hall.
Also – seniors, you WILL be able to attend the Senior Meeting at noon. You’ll be released at the same time as the rest of the school from the PSAT.

Region UIL is TOMORROW Wednesday, October 15th. Please note that you will miss 1-4 periods (which are happening in the afternoon due to the PSAT).

Student Info

Things to be sure your bring tomorrow:

  • Gloves/Gauntlets
  • Marching Shoes
  • Black mid-calf socks
  • Under Armor shirt
  • When You Wish T-Shirt
  • Athletic Shorts (to wear under your bibbers)

No early morning rehearsal (get your rest, PSAT at your best)
9:00am: PSAT/School starts (seniors have late arrival)
12:00pm: Seniors report for senior meeting. Contrary to what we thought earlier, you WILL be able to attend this meeting and report to band afterwards.
12:20pm: PSAT ends. Students eat lunch in their rooms. Seniors, eat before you arrive at school.
12:50pm: All students released from PSAT/Senior meeting. Band/Guard members report to Band Hall. Get changed into: Bibbers, Marching Shoes, Under Armor (Band T-Shirt optional), Shako.
1:15pm: Quick rehearsal on field
2:00pm: Load equipment
2:30pm: Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium
3:15pm: Arrival
4:25pm: Warm Up
5:15pm: Performance
5:45pm: Tear down, get changed, quick dinner
6:15pm: Return to RHS
7:00pm: Expected dismissal

Unlike the other contests we will attend this year, Region UIL is not a prelims/finals style event. This is a one performance only situation.

Parent Info

If you are a parent who is not chaperoning/helping on the field, we NEED you in the stands supporting the band. The location of the contest is:

Mesquite Memorial Stadium
2411 W Scyene Road
Mesquite, TX 75149

Here’s how this works: when the band enters the field and the announcer calls our name, we need a fleet of parents in the stands cheering and going NUTS for the kids. This is all part of the competition! It sends a message to the judges that… “hey, you really need to pay attention to this band!” While we have many parents already traveling with the band as volunteers, they will be down on the field helping with equipment. Come out and see what your kids have been toiling away for because trust me, the football games have just been a preview of the contest show.

Parking is free. Admission to the contest is $5.00 for spectators 7 years of age and older. 6 and under admitted for free). For our volunteers, UIL only provides us with a set number of total volunteer passes. This means that you should be prepared to pay the $5.00 entry fee just incase we don’t have enough to cover everyone.

Note: If we earn an overall Superior Rating at the Region contest, we’ll advance to the Area round on Saturday, October, 25th.

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