BOA St. Louis
Our fourth competition of the season is coming up! Our schedule for the BOA St. Louis Super Regional Friday, October 18 through Saturday, October 19 is as follows:
Normal school day in the morning. ALL BAND STUDENTS SHOULD GO TO 1st Lunch
11:30 a.m. – Report to the band room to load and bag inspection
12:00 p.m. – Depart high school
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for rest room break
4:45 p.m. – Arrive at Quality Inn to check-in
5:30 p.m. – Depart Quality Inn
5:45 p.m. – Arrive at South Country Mall (dinner will be on your own)
7:15 p.m. – Depart Mall
7:30 p.m. – Arrive at Quality Inn (downtime, there is a pool-there are other people staying here)
9:00 p.m. – Students report to their rooms for inspection
10:00 p.m. – Lights Out
5:00 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast (provided at the hotel)
6:20 a.m. – Check-out and load the bus
6:30 a.m. – Depart hotels
6:55 a.m. – Arrive at the dome, check-in, park, unload trailer, and get into uniforms
7:55-8:30 a.m. – Band Warm-up (different schedules for different sections TBA)
8:50 a.m. – Band report to gate
9:00 a.m. – WILDCAT PRIDE MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCE!
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. – Pictures and load
10:45 a.m. – Grab Subway sandwich, food, and a drink, then return to stadium as a group and watch bands perform
After Broken Arrow, Return to buses to depart
3:30 p.m. – Depart Dome
3:45 p.m. – Short stop at arch for sight-seeing and pictures
4:30 p.m. – Depart arch
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for rest room and dinner break (will need money)
9:45 p.m.’ish’ – Arrive in Neosho. Unload bus, and trailers.
The hotel we are staying at Friday night is the Quality Inn & Suites, 3610 West Outer Rd., Arnold, MO 63010, (636) 296-3000. Chaperones and teachers will be on site. Rooms will be checked and doors will be taped by lights out.
The performance is at The Dome at America’s Center– 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 Saturday are $23 or the two-day event tickets are priced at $61.00 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 in the short time available at the hotel to do so, etc. Bring something to snack on if you will get hungry during the ride there or back.
Breakfast Saturday, and lunch Saturday will be provided. Students will need money for dinner both Friday and Saturday. Friday will be a stop at the South Country Mall, and Saturday will be a stop at a fast food establishment.
Be courteous to other groups, other hotel guests, 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!