Preview of Champions Marching Contest

Preview of Champions Marching Contest Itinerary

Saturday, September 30th

 Vernon Newsom Stadium 

You are responsible for communicating everything on this itinerary to your parents immediately. 

EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE ARRIVING AT LAKE RIDGE

9:30am                      Band Hall open

10:30am                    Arrive at the band hall and prepare for rehearsal

11:00am                    Marching rehearsal begin

  • rehearsal attire – black show t-shirt, black LR rehearsal shorts, long black socks, marching shoes

11:40am                    Rehearsal ends, restroom break, load trucks

11:50am                    Section Leader meeting in E143 prior to inspection

Noon                         Formal Marching Uniform Inspection

12:30pm                    Load buses in full uniform except shako/beret

12:45pm                    Depart for Vernon Newsom Stadium

1:00pm                      Arrive and check-in

  • Front Ensemble, Battery, Sousaphones, and prop helpers go to the trucks
  • (prop helpers do not need shakos, plumes, or instruments)

1:25pm                      Winds and Battery set attendance block near buses

  • Receive plumes and bottled water in attendance block

1:35pm                      Move to Warm-up Area B

1:45pm                      Warm-up in Area B

2:15pm                      Move to performance ready line

2:30pm                     Prelims Performance

2:45pm                      Move battery, front ensemble, sousaphones, and props back to trucks

  • Return plumes
  • Receive bottled water from the LREBB
  • Load buses
  • Change out of marching uniform on buses; hanging it up neatly within your garment bag
  • Change into black LR shorts, black show t-shirt, and either athletic shoes or marching shoes

3:15pm                      Depart for Lake Ridge

3:30pm                      Arrive at Lake Ridge

  • Eat contest meal provided by the LREBB within the cafeteria, restroom break

4:30pm                      Viewing and critique of prelims performance video

4:45pm                      Load buses

5:00pm                      Depart for Vernon Newsom Stadium

5:15pm                      Arrive & unload buses

5:30pm                      File into the stadium to watch remainder of preliminary performances

6:00pm                      Drum Majors & Colorguard officers report to the South Gate in full marching uniform

6:20pm                      Preliminary Awards Ceremony

6:40pm                      File out of stands

  • Based on finals performance timeline, eat contest meal provided by the LREBB
  • Prepare for finals performance

7:45pm                      Finals competition begins

?:??pm                      Finals performance

?:??pm                      Move battery, front ensemble, sousaphones, and props back to trucks

  • Return plumes
  • Return to buses
  • Load instruments onto buses
  • Change out of marching uniform on buses
  • Change into black LR shorts, black show t-shirt, and either athletic shoes or marching shoes

?:??pm                       All meet beside bus 1for instructions

?:??pm                       File into stands and watch remainder of finals performances

10:15pm                    Drum Majors & Colorguard officers report to the South Gate in full marching uniform

10:30pm                    Finals Awards Ceremony

10:45pm                    File out of stands & return to buses

11:15pm                    Depart for Lake Ridge

11:30pm                    Arrive at Lake Ridge, unload trucks, go home!

General Spectator Information:

  • Spectator Admission – $10.00; $5.00 for senior citizens (65 years or older); children 3 years and younger are free
  • Spectator Parking – Enter from HWY 360N or Broad Street, no parking fee was mentioned

 

 Student Reminders:

  1. Every academically eligible student will attend all marching contests.
  2. Instruments are to be clean and in perfect working order.
  3. Uniform is to be clean and wrinkle free.
  4. Marching shoes are to be clean and free of any visible imperfections.
  5. Eat breakfast prior to arriving at Lake Ridge.
  6. Lunch and dinner will be provided by the LREBB.
  7. Since the LREBB is providing two meals and a snack for you, you will not be permitted to visit the concession stand.