Area C Marching Contest Information (10/27/18)

Area C Marching Contest 10/27/18
The Area C UIL Marching Contest is this Saturday, Oct. 27th. Remember that we will be leaving after halftime (per Mr. Choat’s approval) from Friday’s game so we can get plenty of sleep! See below for details:

Make sure to bring your GEB black shorts, compression shirt and LONG black socks.

6:15 AM: Call Time – drop off bag in the band hall and grab instrument/dot book
6:30 AM-8:00 AM: Stadium Rehearsal (IN THE BLOCK BEFORE BY 6:25 AM)
8:00 AM: Grab a snack @ the stadium (provided), load trucks, change full into uniform?8:55 AM: Inspection – bring duffle bag/backpack with a change of clothes (school appropriate)?9:05 AM: Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium
10:40AM: Warm-up 11:10 AM: Leave Warm-up 11:30 AM: Performance
11:45 AM: Change out of uniforms/eat lunch
1:00 AM-5:00 PM: Watch other bands perform in Prelims
5:00 PM: Watch the TCU Band perform (guest performance)
5:30 PM: Finals Announcement

The Area C Marching Contest is a Prelims/Finals format contest. This means that, after all of the bands march in Prelims, they will select the top-scoring 10 bands (out of 27 participating) to perform again in Finals. This means: 1) We won’t know if we are performing in finals until 5:30pm and 2) If we are performing in finals, we won’t know what time we perform until 5:45pm or so. We’ll send out a twitter message with the plans for the evening once we know the prelims results. Should we not make finals, we will leave after we eat dinner and arrive by 7:15 PM. Should we advance to finals, they will start at 7:30 PM and we would return by 11:30 PM.

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 Rd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149

When the band enters the field and the announcer calls our name, we need ALL parents in the stands cheering for the kids!

Parking is free. Admission to the contest is $5.00 for spectators. 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.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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