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Marching Competition Schedules

The 2017 marching band competition schedules will be updated as we receive more information. (Click on the location name to see festival information posted in

2:45pm – Pre-Competition rehearsal at MSHS

3:45pm – Bring snack to eat after rehearsal

4:00pm – Load equipment and Dress into Uniform

4:30pm – Depart for Charleston

5:35pm – Arrive and Unload

6:45pm – Begin Warm-up

7:30pm – Performance time in O’Brien Stadium

7:45pm – Change out of Uniform. Make sure to bring warm clothes on bus.

8:15pm – Watch Granite City and EIU Marching Bands perform

8:45pm – Awards ceremony

9:00pm – Load Busses

9:15pm – Depart for Mahomet

10:20pm – Approximate return time

 Bring food for after performance. Concession stand could be closed after we play.

Saturday, October 7: Lincoln-Way Invitational

1:45pm – Arrive for Pre-Competition Rehearsal

2:45pm – Load Equipment

3:05pm – Load Busses

3:15pm – Depart for Lincoln Way East

5:30pm – Arrive, Unload,  and Eat (Bring Money for concessions)

6:45pm – Dress into uniform

7:15pm – Pit-Warm-up

7:30pm – Band Warm-up

8:15pm – Performance Time

8:30pm – Watch Lincoln Way from End-zone

9:00pm – Awards

9:20pm – Change out of Uniform

9:45pm – Load Busses and Depart

12:00am – Approx. Return Time

10:30am – Arrive at HS for pre-competition rehearsal

11:20pm – Load equipment and eat lunch (Bring food to eat)

12:00pm – Load Busses

12:10pm – Depart for Downers Grove South

2:40pm – Arrive and Unload

3:10pm – Change into Uniform

4:30pm – Performance Time

4:45pm – Change into street clothes

5:30pm – Awards and Finals announcement

                   If we do not make finals we will return home departing around 6pm

                   Bring money for dinner

7:15pm – Final competition begins (Possible performance / Time TBA)

9:30pm – Finals Awards

10:00pm – Depart for Mahomet

12:30am – Approx. return time


CDT 4:15pm – Load Buses
4:30 pm – Leave for Indy
EDT 7:30 pm – Arrive at Dave and Busters
10:00 pm – Depart for Hotel
10:20 pm – Go to rooms
11:30 pm – Lights out


EDT 7:00am -- Breakfast
7:45 am – Dress into uniform
8:00 am – Load Buses
8:15 am – Depart for Stadium
8:30 am – Arrive and unload
9:20 am – Enter Stadium
9:30-9:45 am – Physical Warm-up
9:30-10 am – Pit Warm-up
9:45-10:15 am – Music Warm-up
10:05 am – Pit Report
10:20 am – Band Report
10:30 am – Performance Time
10:45 am – Pictures (Group and Section)
11:15 am – Load Equipment and Change out of Uniform
11:45 am – Return to Stadium to eat and watch bands
3:45 pm – Load Buses
4:15 pm – Depart for home
CDT 5:30 pm – Approximate return time to Mahomet