Pit Crew and Any Parents Who Can Help on Saturday:
We will unload the instrument truck and props beginning at 7:30 PM in the MetLife parking lot.
The parking lot is huge and there will be many buses, trucks, etc. Look for the band truck or sign up for Remind and I will send out our location once the truck and trailer are set up and you will receive a message. To sign up for Remind click on the following link:
Also, the truck will be arriving at the hotel at 2:00 PM to unload uniforms into a meeting room. If anyone is at the hotel at that time please come to the lobby to help. The band & guard members will pick up their uniforms when they get back from the museum.
Important Information for Volunteers and Items Needed for Grasso!
1)BAND & GUARD MEMBERS – GET A RIDE TO PRACTICE – if possible do not bring your car to NHS on Saturday – leave it at the Diner so you will have it later that night and get a ride to NHS - Parents, please drive them to practice!
2) VOLUNTEERS - PARK IN THE BACK, or better yet, park at the diner and carpool over to the high school. This is very important. We will have a large crowd, and it is very important that we have enough room for spectator parking. You should drive all the way around the back of the school, and park in the lot that is up above the greenhouse, by the back practice fields. Or, park in the small lot just past the new cafetorium. Again - please carpool - you can leave cars at the park and ride and just bring one car over to the high school, or leave them at the diner... be creative. And please drop your band & guard members off for practice if you can – don’t have them bring a car if possible.
3) PICK UP YOUR VOLUNTEER NAMETAG. You will need this to work at the show. You can pick up your nametag at the admission gate.Unless you have heard differently from your committee leader, you should plan to arrive by 4pm. Our parking committee will be directing all arriving vehicles to the appropriate places that we have designated (bands, pits, staff, judges, honored guests, etc.) and we will be ensuring that all volunteers PARK IN THE BACK.
4) WEAR A SHOW SHIRTif you have one
5) BRING A SMALL FLASHLIGHT to help yourself, as well as any visitors who may need a little extra assistance.
6) Don't forget, we need plenty of BAKED GOODS for the bake sale - generous portions individually packaged for sale for $1. Please label anything that may contain nuts. Items can be dropped off from 2pm onwards.
7) The snack shack will be open with food for sale for volunteers and students just after band practice ends at 4:00 PM.
8) There is a slight chance of rain forecasted for Saturday. We will have the show no matter what. We will make a decision during the day on Saturday if we need to move the show indoors. We have several contingency plans in place, so please remain flexible during the day in the event that we need to change quickly to an indoor performance. We will still need everyone’s help to help make things run smoothly.
9) Everyone is asked to assist with general CLEANUP after the show ends.
10) WELCOME OUR GUESTS! We are appreciative of all who come to Newtown to compete, so please welcome them to Newtown, thank them for coming, and offer a “Have a good show!” to all who you meet on Saturday.
All in all, have fun!! See you on Saturday. Gates open to the public at 5, the show starts promptly at 6.
Please be advised that we have added a second performance this Saturday, October 1st at Trumbull High School.
We had previously spoken to some of our pit crew and chaperones about the possibility of a second show and very much appreciate the understanding and support for adding this second show.
Pit Crew – Dawn will be adding the second show to signupgenius.com - please sign up asap so we know how many of you can help at each show.
Chaperones - Denise & Michele will be in contact with you to see if you can chaperone both shows.
All parents, if you are not currently a pit crew member and not receiving the signupgenius emails, you are always invited to help! We need approximately 25 pit crew members to bring the props and pit equipment on and off the field. If you can only help with one of the shows we are happy for the help. Please email Dawn Barrett if you can help at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the schedule for Saturday:
BUNNELL and TRUMBULL HIGH SCHOOL
Saturday October 1, 201
9:00 a.m. Rehearsal
12:30 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Depart for Bunnell
3:00 p.m. Arrive at Bunnell
4:35 p.m. PERFORMANCE
6:45 p.m. Depart for Trumbull
7:15 p.m. Arrive at Trumbull
8:45 p.m. PERFORMANCE
9:45 p.m. Awards
10:15 p.m. Depart for NHS
10:45 p.m. Arrive NHS
Bunnell Show Schedule
4:00 PM National Anthem - Middle Schools
4:05 PM Group III Open : Westhill High School
4:20 PM Group V Open : New Milford High School
4:35 PM Group V Open : Newtown High School
4:50 PM Group VI Open : Norwalk High School
5:05 PM Intermission
5:35 PM Group II A : Bethel High School (CT)
5:50 PM Group II A : Danbury High School
6:05 PM Group I A : Brookfield High School
6:20 PM Group IV A : Bunnell-Stratford High School
6:45 PM AWARDS
Trumbull Show Schedule
Marching Band Class I
Jonathan Law High School07:00 PM
Marching Band Class II
Bethel High School07:15 PM
Marching Band Class III
Westhill High School07:30 PM
Marching Band Class IV
Naugatuck High School07:45 PM
Marching Band National Class
Newtown High School08:45 PM
Norwalk High School09:00 PM
Trumbull HS Marching Band09:15 PM
Sacred Heart University Marching Band09:30 PM
End Time09:45 PM
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