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BOA Grand Nationals

Our final competition of the season is coming up! Our schedule for the BOA Grand

National Championships in Indianapolis Thursday, November 14 through Saturday,

November 16 is as follows:


5:45 a.m. – Arrive to the high school to load and for bag inspection

6:30 a.m. – Depart high school

8:30 - 9:30 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for rest room break

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for fast food lunch (will need money)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for rest room break

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.’ish’ – Stop at Golden Corral for dinner (provided)

7:45 p.m. – Arrive at Comfort Inn to check-in & downtime (there is a pool, & other people staying here)

9:00 p.m. – Students report to their rooms for inspection

10:00 p.m. – Lights Out


5:30 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast (provided at the hotel)

6:50 a.m. – Load the bus

7:00 a.m. – Depart hotel

7:30 a.m. – Arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium, check-in, park, unload trailer, and get into uniforms

8:30-9:15 a.m. – Band Warm-up (different schedules for different sections TBA)

9:20 a.m. – Band report to gate


9:50 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. – Pictures and load

10:45 a.m. – Depart stadium parking lot

11:15 p.m. – Arrive at Main Event (lunch provided – activities have an expense)

2:15 p.m. – Depart Main event and return to downtown Indianapolis

2:45 – 6:15 – Small groups with chaperones, sight-seeing, shopping, dinner on your own

6:30 – Return to Lucas Oil Stadium (can return earlier) watch bands

8:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

9:00 p.m. – Depart Lucas Oil Stadium

9:30 p.m. – Return to hotel

10:00 p.m. – Students report to their rooms for inspection

11:00 p.m. – Lights Out


7:00 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast (provided at the hotel)

8:20 a.m. – Check-out and load the bus

8:30 a.m. – Depart hotel

9:00 a.m. – Arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium

9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. – Watch bands in small groups with chaperones, visit exhibition center, eat lunch in

your small groups on your own (will need money)

4:30 p.m. – Depart Lucas Oil Stadium

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for fast food dinner (will need money)

1:30 – 2:30 a.m. – Return to Neosho

The hotel we are staying at Thursday, and Friday night is the Comfort Inn Plainfield,

6107 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN (317) 204-3768. Chaperones and teachers will be

on site. Rooms will be checked and doors will be taped by lights out.

The performance is at Lucas Oil Stadium – 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. The box

office at the dome will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. General admission ticket prices for

Friday are $27 plus fees, and on Saturday $42 plus fees. You could also order a

webcast of the event through FloMarching. The link is:

***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. Also you will need money for food and any shopping you intend on


Dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday, and breakfast Saturday will be provided.

Students will need money for dinner both Friday and Saturday as well as lunch on

Saturday. We will be looking for donations for snack bags on the bus ride up. Small

groups can determine where they would like to eat from fast food restaurants or nicer

restaurants as well as the option of just eating at the stadium and watching bands.

Dinner Thursday will be provided at Golden Corral. Lunch will be provided at Main

Event on Friday. If students would like a game card included with their meal at Main

Event then the student must pay $15 by Thursday, November 7th for us to get those


Each adult chaperone will be responsible for 4-5 students for shopping and sight-seeing

as well as during meal times. All students will have a bag inspection before we depart

as well as a brief room inspection both nights and will be taped in after inspection. If a

student is using prescription medication that is not listed on their medical form then

please have the pill bottle with student’s name on it with medication directions. Please

personally contact a director to make us aware of any medication a student might have

as well as with any medication that you may be sending with your student that is not

included on their medical form.

Be courteous to other groups and to each other over this three-day event! Remember,

you are representing the band, the music department, the school, and all of Neosho in

addition to the state of Missouri! Please conduct yourselves accordingly!

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