State Solo/Ensemble Contest will be taking place Wednesday April 26 - Thursday April 27. The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Students will report to their morning classes and eat lunch.
1:15 p.m. – Report to the band room, get equipment and load the bus
1:30 p.m. – Depart high school
5:30 p.m. – Arrive at Stony Creek Inn for check-in and then dinner
6:00 - 7:30 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
6:00 a.m. – Wake up, get ready, and eat breakfast
7:00 a.m. – Check-out
7:15 a.m. – Depart hotels
7:30 a.m. – Arrive at MU, unload, find performance rooms, and warmup
8:21 a.m. – 11:53 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
12:00-p.m.’ish’ – Depart MU and head to Neosho
4:00 p.m.’ish’ – Arrive in Neosho. Unload bus.
The hotel we are staying at Wednesday 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 (Wednesday), and lunch (Thursday) 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.
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!