BOA St. Louis
Our final competition is upon us! Our schedule for the BOA St. Louis Super Regional Thursday, October 19 through Friday, October 20 is as follows:
Students will report to the band room 6th hour for attendance, inspection / bag check and to load the bus.
1:00 p.m. – Depart high school
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for rest room break
6:30 p.m. – Arrive at Hometown Buffet (meal will be provided)
7:45 p.m. – Depart Hometown Buffet
8:15 p.m. – Arrive at Best Western St. Louis Inn for check-in
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. – Students relax and socialize (there is a swimming pool too!)
10:30 p.m. – Students report to their rooms for inspection
11:30 p.m. – Lights Out
8:00 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Check-out and load the bus
10:15 a.m. – Depart hotels
10:45 a.m. – Arrive at Edward Jones Dome, check-in, park, unload trailers, and get into uniforms
11:55-12:45 p.m. – Band Warm-up (different schedules for different sections TBA)
12:55 p.m. – Band report to gate
1:00 p.m. – WILDCAT PRIDE MARCHING BAND FINAL SHOW PERFORMANCE!
1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. – Pictures and load
1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. – Subway sandwich, chips, and a drink provided for a quick lunch
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Return to stadium as a group and watch other groups perform
After Ft. Zumwalt East, Return to buses to depart
5:15 p.m. – Depart Edward Jones Dome
6:15 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for food – (fast food location TBD)
7:15 p.m.’ish’ – Depart from dinner break
11:15 p.m.’ish’ – Arrive in Neosho. Unload bus, and trailers.
The hotel we are staying at Thursday night is the Best Western St. Louis Inn located at 6224 Heimos Industrial Park Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129. (314) 416-7639 Chaperones and teachers will be on site. Rooms will be checked and doors will be taped by lights out.
The performance is at the Edward Jones Dome – 901 N. Broadway, St. Louis. The box office at the dome will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. General admission ticket prices for Friday are $18 or the two-day event tickets are priced at $51.00 each. You could also order a webcast of the event through FloMarching. The link is: http://www.flomarching.com/events
What you need to bring: your uniform, gloves, shoes, black socks, black athletic shorts, your band shirt, your instrument, mallets, sticks, reeds, flags, rifles, money for concessions/meals/etc., clothes to change into, an overnight bag, extra pillows and blankets if you prefer for sleep, swimsuit if you intend to swim, etc. Bring something to snack on if you will get hungry during the ride there or back.
Dinner Thursday, breakfast Friday, and lunch Friday will be provided. Students will need money for concessions and dinner on Saturday evening. Saturday evening will be a stop at fast food establishments.
Be courteous to other groups and to each other over this two-day event! Remember, you are representing the band, music department, the school, and all of Neosho! Please conduct yourselves accordingly!