As promised yesterday, here are final details for this Saturday's competition at Hastings HS. Parents, friends, neighbors, etc. are all welcome to come to this public event. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens. The whole day begins at 1:00 p.m., and your admission is good for all 20+ bands, so if you want a full day of marching band, get there early and enjoy yourself!
REHEARSAL will begin at 3:10 p.m. at the stadium. The band room will be open by 2:45. We need a good hour or so to review Friday night and get focused for the evening show.
DINNER will be served at about 4:30 p.m. by the band room. Hot dogs, etc. will be served. (There are a few folks following a gluten-free diet; I ordered GF pizza for you for Friday, but you should plan on bringing something for the dinner on Saturday.)
We will GET DRESSED and LOAD THE TRAILER AND BUSES after dinner and plan to leave campus at 5:20 p.m. This will give us slightly over an hour to get to Hastings. We are planning a time cushion in the travel time here, because it has been many years since we've performed at Hastings; unloading 200+ people and getting them from point A to point B sometimes takes a while, especially in unfamiliar territory.
Our warm-up time is 7:15 p.m. We get 30 minutes to prepare on site (music only - no marching).
We perform at 8:00 p.m. There are two bands after us (Grandville and Hastings), so we will wait for them to finish. Awards are announced at 8:45. After announcements we will head back to the buses and pack up drumline and tubas, etc. and head for home.
We should ARRIVE back at ZHS between 10 and 10:30 p.m.