News – October 17, 2108

Greetings Mac Band Parents and Supporters,

This Saturday, October 20th, the Mac Band returns to Hillsboro Stadium to compete in the Century Showcase Marching Competition. Here are the things you should know:

The band will perform rain or shine, and the current forecast says sunny and 76 degrees.

As usual, anyone watching the show or helping get the band on the field must have a wristband. Everyone who volunteers will get a wristband and we will determine how many we need to purchase after we arrive.

Owen has created Volunteer Sign-up Forms for help with the Front Ensemble (moving equipment and instruments) and for setting up and taking down tents and you can access them here.

Front Ensemble

Tents (or Canopies)

Here are the really useful links for the Century Showcase Competition:

Performance Schedule This schedule gets updated after the Prelims so check here to see what time the band performs in the Finals.

Parking and Facilities Map McMinnville will be in the upper left of the Band Parking Area and we will have plenty of room.

General Information about the Event

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On Saturday morning, after eating a healthy breakfast, students should arrive at the high school at 9:15 a.m. – buses will leave at 9:30 a.m. Estimated time of arrival in Hillsboro is 10:30 a.m. The band’s preliminary round performance will begin at 1:04 p.m. Band Parents will provide a light lunch after the performance. Finals begin at 4:45 p.m. and after the band performs, Band Parents will provide dinner. The band will then watch the rest of the competition and we estimate they will be back in McMinnville about 11:00 p.m.

It’s safe to assume that souvenirs will be available for purchase and that there will also be food carts and concessions.

Uniforms will be transported in the trailer. All Band members must bring their marching shoes with them on the bus. They should wear all black socks, crew length or longer.

Spandex or sport shorts for under bibbers. No jeans or bulky clothes. T-shirts or long sleeve undershirts for under the uniform top. Not too bulky. For those who wear them, remember your gloves.

Questions??? Text us at 971-901-6477

See you there,
Janet Gahr
Brian Bailey
McMinnville Band Parent Organization

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