Updated: Monday, June 26th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Monday, July 3rd
The Mankato show-day is a strange day timing-wise because of the travel time. On this day we do meals on our own. I suggest eating a late breakfast, maybe even getting something on the way. Bring a mid-day snack, we’ll have a short break for one. The corps will provide fruit, but you’ll want to supplement.
Give yourself plenty of time to drive to Mankato. Carpooling helps. Bring everything you’ll need for rehearsal, shower, performance, and the show after.
We’ll all arrive at 10AM. Two fields need lining – we are not to use the main field 🙁 The press box is available, so we’d like the main field (labeled on the map) to be centered up behind the press box. Colorguard and drumline will help facilitate getting the lining done quickly. No scaffolding will be set up.
To return the favor, hornline and drumline will be helping the guard with props, and trailer loading after rehearsal is over.
10:00AM – Arrive at Loyola Catholic School, 145 Good Counsel Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 – Unload, line fields.
10:45AM – Full corps stretch
11:00AM – Rehearsal
1:00PM – Fruit break
1:30PM – Rehearsal
3:30PM – Shower at Loyola, dinner on your own, get ready to perform, transition to stadium.
We’re not in our “usual” warm-up spot this year, we’re on the other side of the stadium in Lot 22, across the street from AmericInn:
5:30PM – Unload Trailers – Drum Majors, Trumpets, Tubas unloading uniforms/podium/props.
5:45PM – Warm-up begins – be ready to go in half uniform/warm-ups with all equipment.
7:18PM – Full corps @ gate
7:27PM – Perform
Mankato is a fantastic drum corps venue (my personal favorite!). There’s no track so the sideline is right next to the stands – a real face melter with a great crowd. Enjoy the opportunity to both perform here and be inspired by the corps performing after us.
After our performance you’re welcome to stay and watch the remaining corps in competition or you may leave. Make sure your carpooling friends know what your plans are before you drive down to Mankato.