Panther Band Special Edition

State Marching Championships

Sparks will fly in San Antonio!

Hello State Bound Panther Band Families!


Congrats on a fantastic showing at the Area F Marching Contest this past weekend. Your silver medal finish advances you to the prestigious UIL 5A State Marching Championship in San Antonio! We will compete with 32 other superior 5A marching bands!

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Itinerary & Packing List

Below is the link to the Itinerary + Packing List


Please understand that some details are still being worked out. Save this link and check it often between now and the trip. There will be tweaks. We will not post a hard copy on the itinerary section of the website – just this link. Use it!


*This link includes hotel information*

Hotel Room List

Below is the rooming list for San Antonio. This list is finalized and cannot be changed.

State Send-Off Open Rehearsal & Performance

Parents and loved ones, please make plans to attend our open rehearsal / sendoff tomorrow night at MPS from 4:45 to 8:00PM. Mr. Barnard will hang around afterwards for any questions you all may have!
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*Important* Trip Medication

If your student requires prescription medication over the trip, please fill out the over-night medication form (first file attached below) and turn into Mrs. Eby by This Friday, October 29th.


- Please only provide the amount needed for the trip.

- The medicine MUST be in the prescription bottle with an identified label.


With a signed form, over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen or Tums can be kept with the student and are recommended to bring on the trip. The directors and chaperones are not allowed to distribute over-the-counter medicine to students.


Please sign the second attached form to authorize permission for students to bring over-the-counter medicine on the trip.


- Please only provide the amount needed for the trip.

- Students may NOT distribute medicine to anybody else.

parent volunteers needed!

The Boosters need some help! If you're traveling to San Antonio, you can help by bringing ice to help us fill the kids' jugs! See the sign up genius below.

Spectator Information at San Antonio

Here is all of the information for those planning on attending the contest:


Where: The Alamodome

100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203-1033


Performance Time: 2:30 PM


Ticket Prices and Sessions:

Ticket prices at the gate will be:


  • Double Session (Sessions 1/2, 2/3, or 4/5): $30
  • Single Sessions: $20


Session 1: Monday, November 1: 5A Prelims (morning, afternoon, evening)
Session 2: Tuesday, November 2: 1A Prelims (morning), 5A Finals (afternoon)
Session 3: Tuesday, November 2: 1A Finals (evening)
Session 4: Wednesday, November 3: 3A Prelims (morning and afternoon)
Session 5: Wednesday, November 3: 3A Finals (evening)


Session schedules are posted at: http://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/state.


Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to avoid congestion at the doors. The Box Office will open 75 minutes prior to first performance of the day and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the first performance in each session.


Tickets are available at the Alamodome Box Office or through Ticketmaster.


Alamodome Rules and Regulations:

The Alamodome has specific rules and regulations regarding what can be brought into the facility:


  • ONLY CLEAR BAGS ARE PERMITTED INTO THE ALAMODOME (See included picture below).
  • No food, coolers or beverages.
  • No balloons; No air horns; No signs may be hung or connected to poles or sticks; No weapons; and no selfie sticks.
  • Individuals will be wanded and there will be security dogs stationed at the entrances and loading dock areas.


Parking:

A limited amount of on-site spectator parking will be available in Lot B. A temporary COVID-19 vaccination station will be occupying a portion of Lot B. The parking fee, as set by the City of San Antonio, is $15 (cash only). There are no re-entry privileges. Spectator overflow parking will be available off-site.

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Spectator Information at home

Here is all of the information for those planning to support us back at home:


Live Streaming:

The event will be live streamed. Information on this service may be found at:

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/box5media

Master Scheudle

The master schedule for each band’s warm-up through performance can be found online at:

https://www.uiltexas.org/files/music/5A_Prelims_:_Finals_Schedule.pdf.

Patch and Apparel Sales

Patches and apparel will be sold onsite by licensed UIL sponsors, who are solely responsible for those products. Any questions related to this merchandise must be sent directly to those sponsors, whose information can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/state.

Contest Results

The results of Prelims and Finals will be posted approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of each conference Finals on the UIL web site at hhttps://smbc.uiltexas.org/.

Wrap-Up


This is a very exciting time to be a Panther Band member, and we can’t wait to celebrate our Seniors at the football game Friday (SCHEDULE), the Bands of America Waco Regional on Saturday (SCHEDULE), and the State Marching Championship on Monday and Tuesday!