Dear MB Family,

I hope all are well and excited for the start of the competitive season this Saturday!  Please note the schedule for the week below.  Also, please review the attached Contest Day-Uniform Procedures.  It is important families and students observe the details carefully so we have a highly professional and organized weekend!

HCMB Contest-Uniform Expectations

Schedule for the week

Mon. (today) 9/11
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Tues. 9/12
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Wed. 9/13
Off day…please try to catch up on school work and prepare for the rest of the week

Thurs. 9/14
MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM *PACK THE PARKING LOT!  Please come check out all of the great work the students are doing!

Fri. 9/15
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Sat. 9/16


8:00 A.M.        Rehearsal Begins in Student Lot (“To be early is to be on time…”)

11:15 A.M. (apx)        Rehearsal Ends… Load Truck

* You MUST eat and change into unofficial uniform at this time.  We recommend bringing a bag lunch*

12:15 A.M.      Full Band meeting in HC Band Room

12:30 A.M.      Depart HCHS

1:00 P.M.         Arrive at Lafayette HS

1:30 P.M.         Change into Uniform

1:50 P.M.         Uniform Inspection

1:55 P.M.         Move to Warm-up

2:00 P.M.         Winds/Percussion/Guard Warm-up Begins

2:30 P.M.         Warm-up Ends and Travel to Gate

2:45 P.M.         PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE!!  1st Competitive Show of the year!

SET THE STANDARD as high as possible!

3:00 P.M.         Finish performance and change out of uniform

3:30 P.M.         Clinic for all students and staff in LHS cafe

3:45 P.M.         Announcement of Finals Performance Times

4:30 P.M.         Students eat dinner


5:30 P.M.                     First Finalist Band Dress Time

6:00 P.M.                     First Finalist Band Warms up

6:45 P.M.                     First Finalist Band Performs

9:15 P.M.                     Recognitions

9:30 P.M.                     Change out of Uniform

10:00 P.M.                  Depart Lafayette HS

10:30 P.M.                   Students Arrive HCHS.  Unload Truck and Clean up!
*Note:  There are several students who were absent at some point who still owe make up work.  All MB make up work is due by Fri. 9/15 so students are eligible to march in the contest Saturday.

Thanks to all for your work and effort!  We look forward to a great first contest!


Bill Kite
Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School