There will be a booster meeting in the bandroom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5. See you there!
THE BAND WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE GAME TONIGHT BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. THERE IS NO REHEARSAL TOMORROW.
The James F. Byrnes contest has officially been canceled.
10:00 a.m. — Practice Field
10:30 a.m. – Greer Band Rehearsal Begins — White shirts/Bring Your Water Cooler
1:30 a.m. – Rehearsal Ends — Load Equipment
1:30 p.m. — LUNCH – STUDENTS NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH!!!
2:20 p.m. Meeting
2:30 p.m. – Depart Greer High for James F. Byrnes High School
2:50 p.m. – Arrive at James F. Byrnes High School — Unload
3:30 p.m. — Meet at trailer with equipment
3:50 p.m. — Depart for warm up area
4:00 p.m. – Warm Up
5:40 p.m. – Full Group Pre-Performance Meeting (Front Ensemble head to set up)
6:00 p.m. – Depart for Gate
6:15 p.m. – Arrive at Gate
6:30 p.m. — PERFORMANCE
6:45 p.m. – Picture
7:00 p.m. – Pack Equipment
7:20 p.m. – Snack provided by GBBC (crackers, fruit and sandwiches)
7:40 p.m. – Head back to stadium to watch bands (You can bring money to concessions)
8:15 p.m. – Watch other classes perform
9:45 p.m. AWARDS
10:15 p.m. – Depart for Greer High School
10:40 p.m. – Arrive at Greer High School
a. Unload the truck and put equipment away
a. Properly put uniforms away
b. Final recap and Alma Mater
11:15 p.m. – GO HOME!!!!
THIS SCHEDULE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!!!!
The schedule below will be driven by the weather conditions.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 – EASTSIDE VS GREER
5:00 PM ALL BAND MEMBERS REPORT TO BAND ROOM
PLEASE NOTICE THAT STUDENTS HAVE BEEN INFORMED
ABOUT THE POSSIBLE FOLLOWING SENARIOS:
PLAN A – IF IT IS RAINING AT THE TIME WE REPORT, WE WILL
DRESS IN BLUEJEANS, BAND SHOW SHIRT AND HOODIES. GAME ATTENDANCE WILL BE DECIDED AT THAT POINT.
PLAN B – IF THE WEATHER IS OK, WE WILL PLAN TO GO TO THE
GAME IN FULL UNIFORM. ONCE AGAIN, THIS DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER CONDITION.
PLAN C – IF IT THE RAIN IS COMING DOWN HARD, WE WILL THEN WAIT TO SEE IF THERE MIGHT BE A BREAK IN THE WEATHER. IF NOT,I WILL DISMISS STUDENTS TO RETURN HOME.
***I WILL SEND OUT A REMIND 101 ON WHAT THE ACTUAL PLAN IS.
6:00 PM DEPART FOR STADIUM
6:15 PM ARRIVE AT DOOLEY/ UNPACK / WARM UP
6:00 PM KICK-OFF – BEAT THE EAGLES
8:30 PM GAME OVER
8:45 PM LOAD EQUIPMENT
9:00 PM DEPART FOR GREER HIGH
9:15 PM ARRIVE AT GREER HIGH/ TAKE CARE OF UNIFORMS (IF WE WEAR THEM) & EQUIPMENT
9:45 PM GO HOME
3:15 pm Students dismissed from class. Please be already dressed in band show shirt & band shorts.
3:25 pm Depart for Parade on school buses
3:35 pm Arrive at parade – unload – warm up
4:00 pm Parade begins
4:20 pm Parade ends at Bonds (band is first in parade)
4:30 pm Reload trailer
** Students will be transported back to school via bus. I will need to make two trips to transport students back to campus. A chaperone will be with them during this phase.
5:05 pm Band students should plan to change out of summer uniform into rehearsal clothes
5:30 pm Rehearsal begins
7:00 pm Rehearsal ends
Here is the schedule of bands for the Laurens contest:
The address for the high school is
LAURENS DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
5058 HWY 76 WEST
LAURENS, SC 29360
These are the directions as listed on the school’s website – parking may be a bit different at the contest, but this will get you in the right vicinity. Watch for signs when you get there.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM GREENVILLE:
Take I-385 South to the Highway 221 exit.
Turn left onto Hwy. 221 south.
Continue straight to the intersection of Hwy. 221 and Hwy. 76 (Rite Aid Drug Store will be on your right).
Turn right onto Hwy. 76.
At the third light, yield right continuing on Hwy. 76.
At the next light (Lil’ Cricket/Valero gas station), turn left continuing on Hwy. 76.
Turn right at the next light (Corner Store is in front of you) continuing on Hwy. 76.
At the second light, fans and supporters should turn right onto Raider Road and look for the open gate on the left. (Buses should continue on Hwy. 76 through the second light, turning at the gate past the main school entrance).
LAURENS COUNTY BAND CONTEST 2015
7:30 AM Stadium Gates Open – wear your white band shirt for rehearsal
8:00 AM Warm Up begins (bring your water cooler with you)
10:30 AM Rehearsal Ends (pack up)
11:00 AM Depart for Greer High School
11:30 AM Lunch (Eat/Clean & Change into Bibbers and Unitards)
1:00 PM Depart for Laurens High School
Travel: Guard in Unitards Winds/Percussion in bibbers
2:00 PM Arrive @ Laurens High School
3:00 PM Depart for Warm Up (Swing by bus and pick up individual water coolers)
3:30 PM Warm Up Area 1
4:05 PM Performance Meeting (Front Ensemble depart for Gate)
4:10 PM Depart for Gate
4:20 PM Gate
4:30 PM PERFORMANCE
4:45 PM Head back to equipment vehicles and put up equipment. Snack provided by booster club.
5:15 PM Go to concession stand if you want.
6:00 PM Watch Bands
7:45 PM Awards
8:15 PM Depart for GHS
9:15 PM Arrive @ GHS – Unload/Evaluation meeting
All Students are to ride back to school with the band on the bus!!!!
10:00 PM Go Home!!!!!
Concessions will be offered at the site.
- STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR INDIVIDUAL COOLER WITH THEM TO MORNING PRACTICE AND TO USE AT LAURENS.
- WE WILL BE IN FULL UNIFORM. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT OUR DRESS WILL BE POST PERFORMANCE.
- LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER REHEARSAL BY THE BOOSTER CLUB. STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN A SNACK AFTER THE SHOW IS OVER.
- ALL GREER BAND POLICIES WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THIS TRIP.
- ALL STUDENTS ARE TO RIDE BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BAND. THE BAND WILL HAVE A SHORT POST PERFORMANCE MEETING AFTER WE HAVE PACKED EVERYTHING AWAY BEFORE DISMISSING STUDENTS TO GO HOME.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – GREER VS TR
***5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – COLORGUARD WILL HAVE A REHEARSAL FROM 5:00 UNTIL 8:00. PARENTS SHOULD PLAN TO PICK YOUR CHILD UP AT 8:15 PM. COLORGUARD MEMBERS WILL NEED TO HAVE DINNER BROUGHT TO THEM OR GO GET SOMETHING TO EAT BEFORE REHEARSAL BEGINS. ALL GUARD MEMBERS ARE TO BE PRESENT!!!!
5:30 PM – All Winds and Percussion – rehearse stand tunes.
6:00 PM – LOAD TRAILER AND CLEAN BAND ROOM.
6:15 PM – DEPART FOR STADIUM
7:00 PM – ARRIVE AT TR – UNPACK AND PREPARE TO ENTER STADIUM
7:30 PM – KICK-OFF – BEAT TR
10:00 PM – GAME OVER
10:20 PM – DEPART FOR GHS
11:00 PM – RETURN TO SCHOOL – GO HOME
ALL BAND MEMBERS WILL WEAR THE FOLLOWING:
BAND SHOW SHIRT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – EMERALD VS. GREER
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT!!!!
3:45 PM – Band Officers and section leaders will meet with 8th Grade Band students in the band
room. Dinner will be served to middle school band students and officers/section
5:30 PM – Warm Up in the band room
6:00 PM – LOAD TRAILER AND CLEAN BAND ROOM, HALL AND GUARD ROOM
****WE WILL CLEAN ALL AREAS BEFORE DEPARTING FOR GAME…
6:20 PM – DEPART FOR STADIUM
7:05 PM – MARCH INTO THE STADIUM
7:15 PM – PRE-GAME – PERFORMED BY GHS HONOR CHOIR
7:30 PM – KICK-OFF – BEAT EMERALD
***WE WILL PLAN TO MARCH AT HALFTIME!!!!!
10:00 PM – GAME OVER
10:30 PM – DEPART FOR GHS
10:45 PM – RETURN TO SCHOOL
ALL BAND MEMBERS WILL WEAR THE FOLLOWING:
BLACK BAND SHIRT
BLACK BAND SHORTS
SHORT BLACK SOCKS