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KMEA State Itinerary

KMEA State Marching Championships
Western Kentucky University

Friday, October 25

7:45am

Dropoff luggage at Green Building. ATTEND blocks 1-3

Eat regular lunch schedule; except 5th lunch eat during 4th lunch

1:00pm

Report to Band room

1:30 -4:00

Rehearse at Lafayette stadium

4:30 – 5:15

Watch video in band room

5:30

Dinner on way – Depart for Columbia

7:30pm CDT

Rehearse at Lindsey Wilson

9:30

Depart for Bowling Green

10:30

Arrive

11:00pm

Lights out

Saturday, October 26

5:30am CDT

Wake-up/breakfast

6:30

Depart for South Warren HS

7:00

Rehearsal

8:30

Return to hotel; Uniforms

9:00

Dress

9:45

Load

10:15

Arrive WKU

11:00

Warm-up

11:45

Semi-finals performance

12:45pm

Depart for Bowling Green Christian Church – Lunch

2:00

Mandatory rest

3:30

Load for rehearsal

4:00 -5:30

Rehearse at Greenwood High School

5:45

Depart for Bowling Green Christian Church

Afternoon schedule will be announced

The remaining band schedule will be determined depending on the draw for finals.

6:00pm

Finals begin

TBA

Finals performance

11:30

Finals awards

12:30am

Return to WKU student center

1:00

Gym check

2:00am

Lights out

Sunday, October 27

7:00am CDT

Wake/Breakfast

8:00

Gym inspection, Load

8:45

Depart Bowling Green

12:45pm EDT

Arrive Lafayette

Have class – YOU are the “PRIDE OF THE BLUEGRASS”! Always support other performing groups! Refuse to say anything negative, no matter what might be said to you.

·         DO NOT- pack luggage like you’re going on vacation

·         You will need to have your luggage marked with your name

·         You will also need a sleeping bag and pillow in a garbage bag marked with your name.

·         You must have sensible and modest sleeping apparel for Saturday night.

·         You will not have an opportunity to shower Saturday night or Sunday morning

Final Run-Through Events

FINAL RUN-THROUGH WITH ENCOURAGEMENT SIGNS
All parents, families, and friends are invited to the Final Run-Through Thursday at 6:00pm. An annual tradition, we will line the perimeter of the practice lot (or football field) during the final run-through holding signs and posters of encouragement–make them as fancy or simple as you like! Let’s show the students how proud we are of all they have accomplished this year!

PRAYER AROUND THE FLAG POLE
The annual Prayer-Around-the-Flag-Pole will be Thursday at 5:30pm.  Parents and family members are invited to pray for each band member, staff, section, and circumstance.  Pat Kirkhope will lead the prayer this year.  We will meet at the flagpole in front of the SCAPA building and will finish in time to watch the final-run at practice.  This activity is not sanctioned by the LBA and is optional.  (If it’s raining, we will be under the stadium bleachers.)

State Tickets

Pick Up State tickets from Lee Ann Myers this week. In the senior lot during pick up times every day this week.

For additional tickets, please contact KMEA directly. Link for information
https://kmea.org/kmea-marching-band-information/#tickets

Medications for State

If your child needs to take prescription or over-the-counter medication that we do not already have physician’s signature for, you will need to complete and turn in the FCPS “Medication Authorization Form” found here:  https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/2295/meds_ok.pdf  

On Wednesday and Thursday, turn in the completed form along with the medication needed in its original container to any chaperone at the blue building next to the practice field.

Please note that over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a physician’s signature on the FCPS form noted above.  If a physician has already signed the LBA Medical Form then you do are not required to submit an additional form for OTC medications you initiated on the LBA Form.

If you have any questions you may contact Sherri McPherson (lafayettechaperone@gmail.com).

Uniform Reminders

We still have several black shoes without matches, gloves, dry fit shirt with shorts, that were found at the hotel last weekend.  Students check your red bags and see Ms. Wild on Wednesday or Thursday after practice to get your missing uniform pieces!

We have several kids from the weekend and all of marching season that owe for gloves.  Please pay Ms. Wild after practice this week.  If gloves do not get paid for by state finals the amount owed will go to the student’s Charms account.  Amount to be paid is $5.

RED BAGS – Students need to check their red bags carefully before leaving for state finals.  They need to remember to pack deodorant, dry fit shirt(s), black shorts, black socks, black gloves and shoes.

SHOES – All students need to assure their shoes are clean.  They can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

UNIFORMS/FOOD – Just a reminder to all students and parents:  Students are not allowed to eat food while in the uniforms at any time.

HAIR – Students need to be in slicked buns (no wispies).  No wispies or long hair can be on the collar of the shirt.  Students may need to make arrangements for a haircut.

MISCELLANEOUS – No visible jewelry or nail polish is allowed in uniform.  Manicures and piercings may not be a good idea during marching season.

Food Crew News

It is time! State is right around the corner and we need a crew to make several meals and snacks happen. There are a lot of opportunities for you to sign up.  See Sign up Genius below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0448aaa62aabfb6-welcome

Cookies for State

Kelly will be in the parking lot Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the last 15 mins of rehearsal to collect your generous donations! #ontherunfor21!- Kelly

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