2019 BOA Regional University of Toledo Toledo, OH Saturday Sept. 21
Bands of America - Regional Competition
Location: University of Toledo, The Glass Bowl Address: 3044 N. Glass Bowl Dr.Toledo,43606 NEW THIS YEAR ******We will be performing in prelims AND finals. The bands (regardless of classification) participate and compete against each other in Finals. The band will be performing at Finals and then watch other groups and then participate in Full Retreat. *** Discounted G.A. tickets are available for Senior Citizens (65+), Military, and Students on the day of the event only.
EDITED SCHEDULE- AS OF 9/20/19 - 9am 6:45am - Arrive at KCHS - Attendance - Final Load
Boosters provide Breakfast Snack
7:15am - Leave KCHS for Toledo (approx 3 hours of drive time) 10:30am - Arrive Toledo Botanical Gardens
Stretch. Use restrooms, have Lunch
Get into Uniform
11:45am ‘ish’ - Leave Botanical Gardens 12:10pm - Arrive at University of Toledo
Tentative: Walk to Center for Performing Arts to Unload Personal Gear from Buses (Choir Room) (use rear doors).
Unload trailers, Hand Stamped
NO ORGANIZED FOOT WARMUP
1:10-1:55pm - Area C - Warmup (If you have pit responsibilities, you will need to leave warmup at 1:37pm)
Pit warmup 1:10-1:40pm
1:50pm - Pit Report Time
2:05pm - Band Report Time
2:15pm - Band Performance Time
After Performance - Jolesch Pictures
Load Trailer with equipment
3:30pm - Band Go to Designated Area for Dinner (Center for Performing Arts/Picnic Area)
Rest/Relax; have section meetings; take off uniforms and fold neatly as a section
4:15pm - Presentation of Awards (Drum Majors/Director) 4:45pm - Director Meeting for Finals information/Draw *********After this the schedule is determined on our draw********* TENTATIVE if first band* 5pm - Get Back into uniform
Warmup time (as designated)
6:15pm - National Anthem 6:45pm - Finals Begins
WE WILL STAY IN FULL UNIFORM (NO SHAKOS, NO GAUNTLETS, NO GLOVES) AFTER PERFORMANCE FOR RETREAT (You MAY eat concessions in uniform - Be Careful)
Approx 10:15pm - All Bands line up for Finals Retreat 10:45pm - Finals Awards 11:15pm - Head to Trailers and Load Uniforms 11:45pm - Leave Toledo (boosters provide on the road snack)
Approx 3 hours drive time
Approx 2:45am - Arrive at KCHS - Unload
Example of what full retreat looks like at a BOA event.
Schedule for Saturday September 21 NOT EDITED YET SATURDAY, SEP. 21 BOA PERFORMANCE
6:45am Load Coaches 7:30am Depart the School -Depart this morning for Toledo 10:30am Arrive Toledo 11:00am Lunch TBA - Lunch stop in Toledo . Location TBA 12:15pm Arrive at Glass Bowl Stadium TBA Band Warm-up/TBA Pit Warm-up/TBA Pit Report Time/TBA Band Report Time 2:15pm Prelims Performance- The Kent City HS Marching Band will compete in BOA Regional Preliminary Competition. 4:30pm? Prelims Awards Ceremony- Scores, placing and caption awards will be announced late this afternoon at Preliminary Competition Awards. Dinner TBA Location TBA, at travelers' expense.
All bands from Prelims will perform tonight during Regional Finals. BOA competing bands are at the leading edge of the activity, breaking new ground in creativity and levels of excellence.
TBA Finals Performance Tonight, the Kent City HS Marching Band will vie for top honors as it performs in Bands of America Regional Finals competition (pending prelims scoring). 11:00pm Finals Awards Ceremony (11:00pm) Finals Competition scores and caption awards will be announced at the end of competition tonight.
12:30am Depart for Home - Board your coach for the overnight journey home. 3:30am Arrive KCHS (tentative)
Arrive home (approx. 3:30am) at the end of an excellent performance atBOA Toledo Regional Competition. Congratulations!!
Important Information About BOA
Parents are able to sign out students after awards and band dismissal on Saturday after Full Retreat.
SPECTATOR PARKING There is no charge for spectator parking at the Northwest Ohio Regional. Please advise your parents and boosters to arrive early and allow extra time to get to the stadium, especially during peak times. Refer to the Important Event Procedures document for further details.
Schedule for BOA: As of 8/21/19 11:15 a.m. – Box Office & Stadium Gates Open 11:45 a.m. – DeWitt H.S., MI 12:00 p.m. – Norwell H.S., IN 12:15 p.m. – Fairfield H.S., OH 12:30 p.m. – Norton H.S., OH 12:45 p.m. – Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI 1:00 p.m. – Carroll H.S., IN 1:15 p.m. – Miamisburg H.S., OH 1:30 p.m. – Lake Orion H.S., MI 1:45 p.m. – BREAK 2:15 p.m. – Kent City H.S., MI 2:30 p.m. – West Genesee H.S., NY 2:45 p.m. – Elkhart Central H.S., IN 3:00 p.m. – Homestead H.S., IN 3:15 p.m. – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI 3:30 p.m. – Jenison H.S., MI 3:45 p.m. – Victor H.S., NY 4:00 p.m. – EXHIBITION: University of Toledo 4:15 p.m. – Presentation of Awards 4:45 p.m. – Stadium Cleared Dinner Break 5:45 p.m. – Gates Open 6:15 p.m. – National Anthem 6:45 p.m. – First Performing Finalist Band 10:30 p..m. – Finals Competition Ends Exhibition: University of Toledo 10:45 p.m. – Finale – Presentation of Awards LIVE STREAM ON FLOMARCHING All Bands of America Championships will be live streamed on FloMarching. FloMarching is dedicated to the world of competitive marching bands and the marching arts. If you have band parents, alumni, administrators, and supporters who cannot come to the event, the live stream offers subscribers a way to watch all performances at every Bands of America Championship. Visit FloMarching.com to see the monthly and annual subscription options. Please share this opportunity and link with your band family. An annual FloMarching subscription provides access to year round coverage of Marching Arts including Bands of America, Drum Corps International, and Winter Guard International events, all for a single subscription.
MAKE JOLESCH ENTERPRISES PART OF YOUR BOA EXPERIENCE As you plan your performance day at the 2019 Bands of America Championships, we ask and encourage you to include a stop at the group and section photo areas established for Jolesch Enterprises, our Official Photographer. Full band group and section photos are included in the performance flow immediately following your preliminary performance. Commemorative group photos are not only an important part of the experience for your students now, but are often sought after years later and a photo not taken cannot be replicated. Group photo sales also support Bands of America and Music for All programs.
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