BOA St. Louis

Our fourth competition of the season is coming up! Our schedule for the BOA St. Louis Super Regional Thursday, October 21 through Friday, October 22 is as follows:



Thursday

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, bag inspection will be done after 1st hour

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 Pear Tree Inn to check-in

5:30 p.m. – Depart at Pear Tree 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 Pear Tree Inn (downtime, there is a pool, and there are other people staying here)

9:30 p.m. – Students report to their rooms for inspection

10:00 p.m. – Lights Out



Friday

7:30 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast (provided at the hotel)

9:00 a.m. – Check-out and load the bus

9:15 a.m. – Depart hotel

9:45 a.m. – Arrive at the arch for sight-seeing and pictures

10:15 a.m. – Depart arch

10:20 a.m. – Arrive at the dome, check-in, and go watch bands as a group (Lunch on your own)

(After Timberland HS go to the trailer in the parking lot, unload, get into uniform and warm-up)


3:15-4:00 p.m. – Band Warm-up (different schedules for different sections TBA)

4:20 p.m. – Band report to gate

4:30 p.m. – WILDCAT PRIDE MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCE!

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Pictures and load

6:00 p.m. – Grab Planet Sub sandwich, food, and a drink (provided on the buses), then return to stadium as a group and watch bands perform

(After Francis Howell HS, Return to buses to depart)

9:15 p.m. – Depart Dome

11:30 p.m.’ish’ – Stop for rest room break

2:15 a.m.’ish’ – Arrive in Neosho. Unload bus, and trailers.


The hotel we are staying at Thursday night is the Pear Tree Inn, 1201 Drury Lane, Arnold, MO 63010, (636) 296-9600. 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 Friday and Saturday are $25 each day. You could also order a webcast of the event through Box 5 TV. The link is: https://box5tv.com/bands-of-america-st-louis-mo/


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 Friday, and dinner Friday will be provided. Students will need money for dinner both Thursday and lunch Friday. Thursday will be a stop at the South Country Mall, and Friday will be at the dome.


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!


Thank you!

Mr. Duffield

Director of Instrumental Music

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