Information for Saturday October 28th FBA Marching MPA
Who: All Alliance Members
What: FBA Marching MPA
When: Saturday, October 28ththWhere: Charlotte HS (Punta Gorda)
Dress: Full Uniform
Saturday, October 28th
2:00pm- Bandroom Opens2:30pm- Final Rehearsal/Run Through (Stadium)3:30pm- Rehearsal ends- Load trailer/truck/equipment4:45pm- Call Time- report to band room to prepare for departure
5:00pm- Load instruments on bus. Then wait in bandroom to be dismissed by class.
5:15pm- Depart NPHS for Charlotte HS5:45pm- Approx. arrival time @Charlotte HS- unload, restroom, visual warm-up
6:50pm- Music Warm-up
****NOTE: Students will need to plan on having money enough for snacks at the concession stand****
9:15pm- Drum Major Retreat for Ratings9:45pm- approx. Load bus, depart for NPHS
10:30pm- Approx. time of arrival @ NPHS- make sure everything is put away and dismiss!
Please make sure to make arrangements to eat before you depart. The first opportunity you have to eat is after our performance. Plan on having a snack on the bus on the way up!
Make sure you have all of your equipment, sticks, mallets, harnesses, etc. for your performance- THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
YOU ARE EXPECTED TO CONDUCT YOURSELVES LIKE A DRUM CORPS AND HOLD YOURSELF TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN ANY OTHER BAND THERE BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD!!! This includes how you talk about other bands and how you act and behave when you think no one is watching. SHOW YOUR PRIDE!!!
We will travel in “bibbers” (uniform pants) we will finish dressing when AS we arrive at the competition site (which means put finish getting dressed as we get close to the school. Colorguard is NOT to change out of uniform on the bus after the performance- you may change in the changing facility at the school.
If you need to leave from the competition with a parent, I need to know in advance and I need to SEE you go with them.
Use the restroom BEFORE we warm up!!!
OUR GOAL IS TO EARN AN OVERALL SUPERIOR RATING!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! WE EXPECT PERSONAL BEST EFFORT FROM EVERYONE!