State Band Auditions will be taking place Friday November 30 - Saturday December 1. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Students will report to their 1st-5th period classes for attendance and then be released to load the bus.
10:30 a.m. – Depart high school
12:30 – 4:30’ish’ – Stop for lunch and shopping at Osage Outlet Mall or other activity selected by stuedns (will need money)
6:00 p.m. – Arrive at Wingate Hotel for check-in and then dinner
7:00 - 8 p.m.’ish’ – Go out for dinner and then back to hotel (will need money)
9:30 p.m. – Everyone in their rooms for inspection
11:00 p.m. – Lights Out
6:30 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast (provided)
7:45 a.m. – Check-out
8:00 a.m. – Depart hotel
8:30 a.m. – Arrive at Hickman High School, unload, check-in, and sign-up for preliminary audition times
The remainder of the day will be in flux depending on how students do and when their auditions are complete. We could depart well before results are announced due to no one listed for call-back auditions. Or we could end up staying fairly late. We will post on Facebook as soon as we depart to give an estimated arrival time. Students should plan to get lunch and dinner on their own. Concessions will be available in the Hickman High School cafeteria.
The hotel we are staying at Friday night is the Wingate by Wyndham at 3101 Wingate Ct., Columbia, MO 65201 (573) 817-0500.
Students will be assigned rooms. You must stay in your room until morning. All rooms will be taped for verification. Tape removed in the morning
What you need to bring: your performance clothes, your instrument, mallets, sticks, reeds, money for lunch and dinner (both days), and possible shopping money, clothes to change into, and overnight bag, extra pillows and blankets if you prefer for sleep etc. Bring something to snack on if you will get hungry during the ride there or back.
Breakfast will be available at the hotel for the students as well.
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!