Big thanks to Becci O’Kane in the color guard for not only getting us a more southerly rehearsal site, but giving us an opportunity to connect with Park High School marching band members! (She teaches there.)
There are a few ground rules for both members and staff we need to observe:
- The Athletics department will be painting two fields for us with high school hashes, but we cannot add tick marks or any additional markings. This hopefully makes prep and the time required before rehearsal a little easier.
- Rehearsal requires shirt and shorts at all times. Tank tops are ok, bikini bottoms are not.
12:00pm – Rehearsal
~2:30pm – Fruit break
3:00pm – Stadium available
4:00pm – Park HS band members enter stadium to watch some ensemble and our run.
4:30pm – Load, shower, eat, travel to show site
Travel to Farmington High School is approximately 45 minutes whether you go north and briefly on 494 to 35E or if you go south to Hastings and west on Vermillion/160th. Options are limited because the Mississippi is in the way. I recommend going south through Hastings as it is likely to be much more predictable traffic-wise.
7:15pm – Unload percussion trailer (front ensemble)
7:30pm – Unload uniform trailer
8:00pm – Warm Up begins
9:15pm – Gate
9:22pm – Perform!