Johnston Marching Invitational

We are fast approaching our first marching contest of the year! Please see below for important information about the Johnston Marching invitational.

If you have had your uniform dry cleaned, please make sure that you have it back by Thursday so that we can load it onto the trailer.  Also, take time to check and see if the dry cleaners unsnapped the hems when they cleaned it.  If they did, please communicate that to one of the uniform parents on Thursday.  We don’t want to have to take care of that during our warm up time on Saturday.

We will load all uniforms on to the trailer on Thursday Evening before rehearsal begins.

We will load all other equipment on to the trailer Friday after school. Percussion students who are available (not participating in a practice) should report to NV at 4pm to help load equipment.

On Saturday, students should wear clothing that will allow them to change into their marching uniform without needing a private changing room. They also need to bring their unique duffle bag with their marching shoes, reeds, valve oil, gloves, and any other items they need. We will depart from and return to Northview Middle School.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE DEPART AT 6:40AM. THAT MEANS THAT STUDENTS NEED TO BE ON THE BUS AND WE HAVE TIME TO TAKE ATTENDANCE AND STILL LEAVE AT 6:40AM. PLEASE HELP YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER REMEMBER TO SET THEIR ALARM TO ALLOW FOR THEM TO BE ON TIME! Part of the students’ preparation on Saturday morning needs to be a good breakfast so they have the fuel they need to perform at their best.

It is important that if you plan on bringing your son or daughter home with you from the contest, that you notify me by noon on Friday.

Itinerary:
Saturday, September 21, 2013

6:30am – Arrive at NV and Load busses
6:40am — Depart AHS
7:10am — Arrive in Johnston
8:00am — Warm-up
9:15am — Gate
9:20am – Performance
9:40am – Clinic
10:10am – Change and Load
11:00am – Depart Johnston
11:30am — Arrive at NV

The following information comes from the director at Johnston:

We are pleased that your high school marching band will be performing at the Johnston Marching Invitational on Saturday, September 21st. This email is to invite you to attend this great annual event and give you some information that might be helpful to you in preparation for attending.

Johnston High School and our stadium is located at 6501 NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston. It is probably most easily accessed from Merle Hay Road. You will turn west off of Merle Hay Road on to NW 62nd and the high school is located on your right. Spectator parking for the invitational is right next to our stadium. We are asking that spectators park in the south end of our parking lot. The north end of our parking lot will be reserved for band equipment and buses. All spectators should enter the stadium at the south stadium entrance. Admission for the Johnston Marching Invitational is $5 for all spectators. We think this is an exceptional bargain for a day’s entertainment. We also hope you will take advantage of our concession stands, which will offer a wide variety of food and beverage options.

9:00am- Johnston
9:20am- Ankeny Centennial
9:40am- Waukee
10:00am- Ankeny
10:25am- Southeast Polk
10:45am- Dallas Center Grimes
12:00pm- WDM Valley
12:20pm- Urbandale
12:40pm- CR Kennedy
1:00pm- DSM East
1:25pm- Dowling Catholic
1:45pm- CR Washington
2:05pm- DSM Roosevelt

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