As I am sure you have heard by now, State Marching Band Championships has been cancelled for next Tuesday, Oct 29th. There is no way to reschedule or postpone this to another date, so there will be no state championships this year. I fully support the decision by CBA and believe it is the best interest of the students, spectators, and workers who would have attended the event. Safety is the number one concern and this is the right decision in order to protect all students who were coming from all over the state as well as anyone who had to travel to get to the stadium. Due to all of this, practice today will be shortened and will end at 4:00 PM. There will be NO locker decorating tonight. See below for Saturday’s schedule – Saturday morning’s rehearsal will now be AT LEGACY (see below). There will be NO rehearsal on Monday, October 27th. Students are NOT excused from school on Tuesday, October 28th and will be expected to be in classes all day.
That all being said, I have been working with several other Northern area Band Directors today to create a culminating event for the students Saturday, October 26th at Centaurus High School (same location as Regionals on Oct 14). This has taken shape and will involve Legacy and 5 other area high school bands who were slated to perform at State next week. See below for tomorrow’s schedule. Admission is free for this event. We will need help loading and unloading the truck several times tomorrow, and will need help pushing front ensemble for the performance and setting up for the show, having water for the kids, etc. We will NOT have buses; we will not able to transport the students. Students and parents are responsible for getting themselves to all locations listed below. If this is not feasible, please work to secure rides as needed. If a student is not able to make the performance for some reason, please send me an email. I hope you all can attend or help out for our “Mock” State Championship performance tomorrow and see our first performance ever in our NEW UNIFORMS!!!
Saturday, October 26th SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Rehearsal at LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL – WE WILL NOT GO TO NORTH STADIUM!!! Students need to block off the parking lot in the morning!!!
10:30 AM Students dismissed – Load the truck at LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL
*** UPDATE: The Food Committee has come up with a sack lunch for the kids, so students will be fed during this time, but you still need to arrange to transport your student to the Centaurus High School Stadium, arriving by 11:45 AM ***
11:00 AM Truck leaves to go to Centaurus High School
11:30 AM Truck arrives at Centaurus High School – Unload Truck
Noon Band Warms up for performance – We will establish an area in the fields to the west of the stadium where we will all warm up together – this is where students should meet as they arrive.
12:45 PM Move into the Stadium for the performances
1:00 PM Broomfield High School Performance
1:20 PM Horizon High School Performance
1:40 PM Legacy High School Performance
** If students have prior plans or commitments after this time, they are excused to leave at this time; however, they need to stay for the other performances if they can as we want them to support the other bands. **
2:00 PM Monarch High School Performance
2:20 PM Fairview High School Performance
2:40 PM Centaurus High School Performance
3:00 PM Load the truck
3:30 PM Truck departs back to Legacy
4:00 PM Truck arrives at Legacy – Unload
4:30 PM Truck unloaded students are free to go
Director of Bands