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DCI Minnesota

By July 4, 2017

Updated: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 11:26 pm

Friday, July 7th

Friday is going to be like a normal Wednesday evening rehearsal, but instead of being at Sears, we’ll be at Irondale.

5:00pm – Trailers arrive, line fields
6:30pm – Rehearsal
10:00pm – Out

Irondale High School
2425 Long Lake Rd.
New Brighton, MN 55112

Saturday, July 8th

Saturday we’re back at Irondale for a somewhat normal camp Saturday, but bring your shower and show gear to get ready for DCI Minnesota. Today is an especially good day to carpool (see below).

Hornline will start the day at the auxiliary field at:

Sunnyside Elementary School
2070 County Rd H
New Brighton, MN 55112

10:00am – Rehearsal
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Rehearsal
4:30pm – Shower at Irondale (or at a nearby friend’s house), dinner on your own, get ready to perform.

Transition to TCF Bank Stadium.The lot we’re assigned for parking at TCF is not very large. Carpooling to TCF is a must!

TCF Bank Stadium
Gateway Lot
2340 SE 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

I’ll hand out parking passes for the Gateway Lot on Saturday at rehearsal. Trailers will be located on SE 4th St. right by our parking lot.

7:30pm – Unload drum trailer – Front Ensemble
7:45pm – Unload uniform trailer – Drum Majors & Euphoniums unloading uniforms/podium/props.
8:15pm – Warm-up begins – be ready to go in half uniform/warm-ups with all equipment.
9:45pm – Full corps @ gate
9:57pm – Perform
~10:15pm – Return to trailers to change out of uniform.

Minnesota Brass is the local Tour Event Partner for this event. It is important for the corps to support the logistics of this show as it is a HUGE fundraiser for the corps. Part of that agreement means assisting DCI as they tear down and pack up. By delegating our duties, these tasks should only take about 45 minutes once you’re out of uniform.

First, everyone needs to immediately return to the trailers to put their equipment and uniform on the trailers so they can be loaded. All battery instruments should be placed on the trailer quickly so the front ensemble can load. All uniforms should be on the racks quickly,  so the drum majors and 6 guard members (Becci, Alaina, Brianna, Grant, Kelsey, Jenna) can load. Once the trucks are loaded & locked, those members are dismissed.

After changing out of uniform, all sections not in bold in the preceding paragraph will report to the concourse level (where you’d go to buy concessions) near Gate C. Karen Turner will be directing us to help load out souvenirs. 45 minutes and we’re done.

The next day is the Rochester DCI show!

Useful Numbers

Justin Foell 612-720-3122
Katy Bensen 651-324-0112