ALL PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCES ARE MANDATORY FOR MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD AND AFFECT YOUR STUDENT’S GRADE. PLEASE CONTACT MR. BURN BY EMAIL IMMEDIATELY IF YOUR STUDENT WILL BE ABSENT TOMORROW.
DEVIATIONS OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE COMPETITION
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.email@example.com if your student will NOT be on the bus going to the competition on Saturday, or if your student will NOT be coming back on the bus after competition. We don’t want to waste time waiting for someone who won’t show up at bus departure.
If you are picking up your student after competition, we want to make eye contact with both parent and student before you leave, so that we make sure everyone has hooked up; we would hate to have a student THINK their parent was picking them up, only to have them end up standing in an empty parking lot long after everyone else has left.
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE VALLEY CHRISTIAN FIELD SHOW
10 am – 4 pm Practice
Tuba players and percussion, AFTER LUNCH, please leave your cases in the band room, so trucks can pick them up to take to stadium after practice.
4 pm Tuba players and percussion, AND GUARD (your flags),
load truck and trailer at stadium
4:30 pm Load buses and leave HHS
Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, CLEAN
black socks, gloves, hair supplies, and shoe bag. Please
remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (no tank tops or
tube tops) Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts (we’ll
be changing outside).
5:30 pm Arrive at Chabot, eat dinner provided by boosters, get into
6:40 pm Warm-up
8:42 pm PERFORMANCE
9:00 p.m. Change out of uniforms, load truck
9:20 p.m. Awards ceremony
10:00 p.m. Load busses/depart
11:00 p.m. Arrive at Homestead/unload truck
Percussion, tuba, guard help with unload
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
Parking Lots Open: 4:00 pm
Gates Open: 4:30 pm
Start Time: 4:50 pm
Awards: 9:20 pm
Admission Price: $12 General, $5 Children 5-12 & Seniors
$2:00 Parking before 5:00 pm. Free Parking after 5:00pm
Band Volunteer Parking: Parking Lot B & J
Spectator Parking: Parking Lots B & J
Souvenir Quest Classic Programs listing the schedule, score sheet, and profile of each band will be available.
Food Service: The Chabot Concession Stands will be open with hot food, snacks and drinks.
Directions (From San Jose)
Take I-880 North west toward Oakland
Take CA-92 exit toward the San Mateo Bridge
Take Hesperian Blvd. exit
Turn left into college parking areas
Message from Mr. & Mrs. LaMarche
This Saturday is the first road-trip band competition, and that means Buddy Bags...
They're Fun, They're Festive, They're Full of... STUFF.
In our attempt to minimize the marching band's impact on land-fill, please consider the following when you request or gift into a Buddy Bag:
1. Paper products and food are compostable. Please consider food products that are packaged in paper or paper products. That way any waste is entirely compostable.
2. Plastics are recyclable IF they are pretty clean. Plastic wrap on a messy muffin will probably mean the wrap, and the half eaten muffin, end up in the landfill. If you have plastic products, consider how you can sort them out after you're done with them, and if the plastic can be kept reasonably clean (plastic drink bottles are OK if you empty it out).
3. Styrofoam is still not recoverable. And it's REALLY bad in the land fill. Quite possible that any Styrofoam you trash today will have to be cleaned up by some future generation. So... just try to avoid Styrofoam.
We hope Buddy Bags bring out the creativity in everyone this year, and make for great bus trips. Thanks for your help in considering the full life of the products in them!
Ken & Susan Lamarche
Message from Vicki Feltman
EVERYONE – THIS IS ONLY A ONE HOUR RIDE. DON’T GO OVERBOARD.
PARENTS - It is not required, first of all. It is especially not required to buy everything listed. Please use a little common sense when purchasing items for these buddy bags. It is way over the top to put a 2-liter bottle of any beverage, or a 6-pack, or case of liquid in a bag. Also consider there is absolutely no refrigeration on the bus or at the competition, so sending any kind of dairy product, spinach dip, etc. will just lead to spoiled food, which unfortunately might be eaten by some hungry teenager who is clueless about bacteria growth in hot buses (especially if they dig in after the competition on the way home).
STUDENTS – Limit the size of your bags to a SMALL grocery bag. We will not allow boxes and oversized bags on the buses because there is no room to store them. All aisles in the buses must be kept clear. It would be pretty sad to have your buddy bag left in the garbage at Homestead because it’s too big.