State Solo/Ensemble Contest will be taking place Friday April 29 - Saturday April 30. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Friday Students will report to their morning classes and eat lunch. 12:30 p.m. – Depart high school 4:30 p.m. – Arrive at Stony Creek Inn for check-in and then dinner 5:30 - 7 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
Saturday 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. – 11:45 a.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 on the back of this letter 11:45-a.m.’ish’ – Depart MU and head to Neosho
3:45 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 dinner (Friday), and lunch (Saturday) as well as possible shopping money, clothes to change into, an 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 departure 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!
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8:56 Clarinet Quartet 201A North Memorial Union
9:10 Trombone Quartet 215 Tate Hall
9:24 Clarinet Trio 2 201A North Memorial Union
9:31 Eric Renner 201A North Memorial Union
9:38 Angel Hinojoza 3 Stotler North Memorial Union
10:34 Saxophone Quartet 201C North Memorial Union
10:48 Gauge Spier 201C North Memorial Union
11:02 Kiara Schibi 214A North Memorial Union