State Solo/Ensemble Contest will be taking place Friday April 26 - Saturday April 27. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Students will report to their first and second hour class for attendance and then be released to load the bus.
10:00 a.m. – Depart high school
12:30 – 4:30’ish’ – Stop for lunch and shopping at Osage Outlet Mall or other activity (will need money)
6:00 p.m. – Arrive at Stony Creek Inn 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
5:45 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast
6:45 a.m. – Check-out
7:00 a.m. – Depart hotels
7:15 a.m. – Arrive at MU, unload, find performance rooms, and warmup
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Perform, watch performances, support each other, and warm-up (show up 30 minutes before performance) – you can get lunch on campus (will need money)
Band performance schedule posted below this letter
2:30-p.m.’ish’ – Depart MU and head to Neosho
5:15 – 6:15p.m. – Stop for dinner (will need money)
7:30 p.m.’ish’ – Arrive in Neosho. Unload bus.
The hotel we are staying at Friday night is the Stoney Creek Inn – 2601 Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203. (573) 442-6400
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. We understand multiple events are going on and will try to coordinate an earlier bus departures for earlier band and choir events. We will post you on our Facebook page and remind app on our departure(s). It is also possible that we may not stop on the way home if we are able to get anyone moved earlier.
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!
8:00 Clarinet Quartet 201 C North Memorial Union
8:44 Percussion Ensemble 1 Stotler North Memorial Union
8:49 Kenneth Lopez 101 Tate Hall
9:10 Oscar Hinojosa 214A North Memorial Union
11:16 Lane Osborn 201A North Memorial Union
11:37 Mixed Trio 1 102 Tate Hall
1:08 Flute Quartet 214A North Memorial Union