BOA San Antonio & 6th Football Game Info – November 3 & 4

On Friday & Saturday, November 3rd & 4th, the Weiss Band and Scarlets Dance Team will be competing in their next contest at the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional, as well as playing at the Weiss Football Game against Cistercian Prep School. Information on the contest, performance schedule, ticket prices, and more can be found HERE. Please read through the information about the contest prior to traveling in order to plan for parking and ticket prices.  Parking will cost $15 at the Alamodome.  Please allow extra time to walk from the parking lot to the stadium entrance and then to your seat.  Everything is VERY spread out at the Alamodome. The Alamodome has adopted a Clear Bag Policy for all spectators. Any bags (clear or not) smaller then 6”x6”x6” are approved, as well as clear bags that are up to 12”x6”x12” or gallon sized freezer bags may be brought in the stadium. Medically necessary items and diaper bags are also allowed for those who require them.  For additional information about the bag policy at the Alamodome, click HERE.  If you are unable to attend the contest, you are able to purchase a subscription to live stream the contest at FloMarching.

The following meals will be provided for the students on Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The following meals will be provided for the students on Saturday: Lunch and Dinner

Directions to the Alamodome.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd SCHEDULE

3:00am Band Hall Opens

3:30am Student Report Time to WHS (students should be wearing grey band shirt, black band shorts, black socks, and black marching shoes)

3:45 Check Off’s

4:00 Meeting in Band Hall

4:10 Grab Breakfast & Load Buses

4:30 Depart for the Alamodome

6:30 Arrive at the Alamodome

7:10 Band & Pit Warmup Time Begins

8:15am PRELIMS PERFORMANCE!

9:30 Watch bands

11:30 Break in performances for lunch (Students will be given $10 cash for concessions. If they would like to buy more to eat, they may want to bring additional money.)

1:45 Head to buses

2:30 Depart for Weiss High School

4:30 Arrive at Weiss High School & Rest (approximate)

5:30 Dinner in Cafeteria

6:10 Check Off’s

6:20 Warmup

6:35 Walk to stadium

7:00 Football Game against Cistercian Prep School

9:30 Game Ends & walk back to band hall (approximate)

10:00pm Students go home (approximate)

 

FRIDAY CHECKLIST

  • Garment bag
  • Black Marching Shoes
  • BLACK Socks (calf length, NO logos)
  • Weiss Band Grey Uniform Shirt
  • Weiss Band Black Uniform Shorts
  • White Marching Gloves (winds only)
  • Water Bottle
  • Instrument
  • Students are also encouraged to bring a blanket and/or pillow, as well as comfortable clothes to rest on the bus. Sometimes it can get cold on the bus.
  • Lyre (for football game only)
  • Flip Folder (for football game only)

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th SCHEDULE

10:00am Band Hall Opens

10:30am Student Report Time

10:45 Rehearsal

11:45 Load Truck & Eat Lunch

12:35 Check Off’s (students should be wearing grey band shirt, black band shorts, black socks, and black marching shoes)

12:45 Meeting in Band Hall

12:50 Load Buses

1:00 Depart for the Alamodome

3:00 Arrive at the Alamodome

3:30 Watch the last few bands & Prelims Awards

4:30 Prelims Awards (The schedule for the rest of the evening will depend upon the results from prelims. If we do not make finals, we WILL be staying to watch Finals. Dinner will be provided for the students.)

7:30 First Finalist Band Performs

10:30 Finals Competition Ends

10:45 Finals Retreat & Awards

12:00am Depart for Weiss High School

2:00am Arrive at Weiss High School (approximate)

2:30am Students go home (approximate)

 

SATURDAY CHECKLIST

  • Garment bag
  • Black Marching Shoes
  • BLACK Socks (calf length, NO logos)
  • Weiss Band Grey Uniform Shirt
  • Weiss Band Black Uniform Shorts
  • White Marching Gloves (winds only)
  • Water Bottle
  • Instrument
  • Students are also encouraged to bring a blanket and/or pillow, as well as comfortable clothes to rest on the bus. Sometimes it can get cold on the bus.

Students are responsible for putting away their own instrument, uniform and hat box upon arrival back at school.

Parents should register for Remind to receive a text message with a more accurate arrival time back at WHS. Mr. Chreste will send out a message when the band leaves the stadium. To sign up for Remind, please send the message: @weissbands to the number: 81010.

In an effort to improve our performance focus, we must act as professionals throughout the entire day. The following items will not be allowed: footballs, frisbees, baseballs/gloves, etc. Please remember to pick up your students on time at the end of the night. See you at the contest!

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