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Area Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments ()

Below you will find the itinerary for the Area Marching Contest which will be held at East Central High School in San Antonio on October 29, 2011.  The address for the stadium is :  7173 FM 1628, San Antonio, Texas 78263

11:00 Run Throug, Load Trailer and eat Pizza for Lunch.

12:40 Leave Ganado

2:10 Arrive at Bucees for pit stop

2:40 Leave Buccees

4:00 Arrive at ECHS

4:45 Warm up starts

5:15 clear Warm up

5:30 Perform

5:45 Take Pictures with on site photographer

6:00 Re-load equipment on Trailer

6:15 Boosters serve meal in parking lot

6:45 Re-enter Stadium as group

Results will NOT be announced until after the 2A Finals which will run until 10:15 p.m.

10:45 Results Announced/Awards Ceremony

This will be a Drum Major retreat so they will remain in uniform.

11:00 check roll on busses and head home

12:30 Pit stop at Buccees

12:50 Leave Buccees

2:20 arrive back at Ganado

unload trailer

go home!

Edna Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM Comments comments ()

10:00 a.m.  Meet at hill for run through

10:30 a.m.  Load trailer, get into uniform

11:00  a.m.  Leave Ganado

11:15 a.m. Arrive in Edna, unload trailer

11:40 a.m.  warm up

12:15 p.m. Perform in Prelims

12:30  p.m. Watch Video Clinic

2:30 p.m. Re load busses to come home. ( I will know if we are outstanding 1A in prelims at this time)

2:45 p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, chill at band hall

3:00 Boosters will grill hot dogs.  We will have chips and drinks with them.

If we are not Outstanding 1A band you can leave after we eat.
If we are Outstanding 1A band, follow the rest of the ininerary.

Chill in band hall, watch a movie, play psp or gameboy (no you can;t bring your xbox or ps3) until time to reload

5:15 reload busses to return to Edna

5:30  Arrive in Edna, Unload equipment.  Put uniform back on.

6:15 p.m.  Awards Ceremony

6:30 p.m. Warm up on field

7:15 p.m.  Perform as first band in Finals

7:30p.m.  reload trailer

9:15 p.m.  Announcement of Finals awards

9:30 Leave to return home

9:45 p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, unload and go home!

Edna Marching Contest Itinerary

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 10:24 PM Comments comments ()

Itinerary for Edna Marching Contest on Oct. 9, 2010

9:00 a.m. Meet at Band Hall

9:15 a.m. Run Through the show at the stadium

9:45 a.m. Load trailer, get into uniform

10:30 a.m. Leave Ganado

10:45 a.m. Arrive in Edna, unload

11:25 a.m. Enter Warm up

11:50 a.m. Leave Warm up for field

Noon Performance

12:15 p.m. Video Clinic (anyone selling at auction may leave at this time)

12:30 p.m. Load equipment on trailer, eat lunch at concession stand (meal provided)

1:45 p.m. Bands begin performing after judges lunch break

6:15 p.m. Announcement of results

Anyone selling at the auction must be back at the stadium at this time!

6:30 p.m. If we DON’T make Finals, return to Ganado. If we DO make Finals, start getting ready for Final performance.

9:15 p.m. Finals results announced.

9:30 p.m. Return home


Lunch is provided. For supper, you may bring a sack lunch with your name marked on it. We will have coolers to store any lunches brought. You may also choose to eat at your own expense at the concession stand.

JHS Concert And Sightreading

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 11:48 AM Comments comments ()

April 7, 2010


To the parents of all JHS band students:


On April 15th, the 7th and 8thgrade bands will be going to UILConcert and Sight-Reading Contest at the Palacios High School Auditorium.  This contest is the only event in which the entire junior high band competes away from school during the course of the school year.   We have been preparing in class for this event for about 6 weeks now. All 7th grade and 8th grade band members are required to attend this contest unless they are ineligible!  It is very important that your child be in attendance on this day!  The contest is open to the public and free to attend, so please come out and listen to your child perform if you can!


The dress code for the day will be the same as the dress code that we have for our concerts. Young men must wear dress pants, slacks or khaki’s with a button down shirt and tie.  If they do not have a tie, I will have some available for them to wear.  Dress shoes or boots should be worn.  No flip flops,denim (blue jean material) or tennis shoes are allowed.  Young woman should wear a dress, skirt with blouse, or dress pants and blouse.  Dress shoes, boots or sandals should be worn.  Again,no denim, flip flops, or tennis shoes are allowed.  If you do not have clothes that meet this dress code for your child, please contact me so that I may help find the properattire.


Our schedule will be as follows:


7th  Grade

7:00 a.m.  Meet at Band Hall, load bus

7:30 a.m.  Leave Ganado for Palacios

8:15 a.m.  Arrive in Palacios, unload instruments

8:40 a.m.  7th Grade band warms up

9:05 a.m.  7th grade band performs

9:30 a.m.  7th grade band Sight-reads

10:00 a.m. Load bus to return to Ganado

10:45 a.m.  Arrive back in Ganado, unload equipment, attend class as normal for the rest of theday.


8th Grade

11:00 a.m.   8th Grade goes to lunch early

11:30 a.m.    Meet in t he band hall, dressed and ready to go. Load equipment and bus.

11:45 a.m.  Leave for Palacios           

12:25 p.m.  Arrive in Palacios, unload, get ready for warmup

1:00 p.m.  Warmup

1:25 p.m.  Perform

1:50 p.m.  Sightread

2:20 p.m.  Load bus and equipment

2:45 p.m.  Leave Palacios

3:30 p.m.  Arrive back in Ganado


If you have any questions, please call the band hall at yourconvenience; if we are unable to answer the phone please leave a message.  We will return your call.


Patrick Flaniken                                                         

Band Director 361-771-4362 



High School UIL Concert and Sightreading Itinerary

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:49 PM Comments comments ()

Contest is on Wednesday, April 7!

We will meet in the band hall right after lunch.  You will NOT check in to your 6th period teachers.  At that time we will load the trailer with all equipment and get out uniforms.  When we get on the bus you MUST be  in uniform including black socks that do not allow skin to show above them when you sit down.  You must also have on your black marching shoes.  If you don't have both of these items, you will not be allowed on the bus. 

1:00 Meet at band hall

1:05 Start loading equipment/getting into uniform

1:30  Be seated, get ready to get on busses.

1:37 Load busses and leave for Industrial

2:10 Arrive in Industrial.  Disembark from bus and go listen to Brazos and Van Vleck perform.

3:20  Leave Auditorium.  Unload equipment get ready for warm up room

4:00 Warm-up


4:50 Move to Sight reading room

5:00 Sight read

5:15  Re-load equipment on bus, get ready to return home

5:45 Leave Industrial

6:10  Arrive home in Ganado, unload trailer, get out of uniform

6:30  Leave Band Hall!


Posted on October 28, 2009 at 11:01 PM Comments comments ()

Itinerary for UIL State Marching Contest

1:00 p.m.  Meet at band hall

1:15 p.m.  Load the buses to leave

1:45 p.m.  Arrive at Memorial Stadium in Victoria

2:00 p.m.  Rehearse to get used to the feel of artificial turf

2:45 p.m.  Rehearsal ends

3:15 p.m.  Leave Memorial Stadium

6:00 p.m.  Eat at Hard Rock Café

7:30 p.m.  Leave Hard Rock Café

8:00 p.m.  Arrive at Hotel

                                Check in,unload bus

9:00 p.m. Locked in rooms

10:00 p.m.  LIGHTS OUT!

Monday, November 2

5:30 a.m.  First Wake-up Call

5:45 a.m.  Second Wake-up Call

6:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Lobby

7:00 a.m.  Be on the bus in uniform pants, black socks, marching shoes, band t-shirt.  Have Coat, sash and hat with you. 

7:05 a.m.  Bus leaves with or without you!!!!

7:30 a.m.  Arrive at Alamodome.

                                QUICKLY unload bus and get ready for Warm-up time.

8:02 a.m.  Enter Warm-up Area

8:44 a.m.  Leave Warm-up Area

9:09 a.m.  Perform for STATE MARCHINGCONTEST

9:23 a.m.  Start lining up for Pictures

After Pictures, we will go back to the trailer and load the instruments.  Then we will go back into the Alamodome as a group.  You MUST be in uniform to re-enter the Alamodome.  We will, however, leave our hats (and if allowed) our coats on the buses.  We will finish watching the 1A prelims.  After the 1A prelims, there will be a “drummajor retreat” where the drum majors of each band will meet on the field to receive plaques for participation.  Atthis time, finalists will be announced. After this ceremony, we will go back to the bus where we will eat lunch.  Alamodome rules do not allow usto eat in the parking lot unless we are on the bus and if the bus leaves the parking area, we must pay for re-entry. We will have food delivered to us at this time.  If we advance to Finals, our evening schedule will be determined by our draw order.  If we do not advance to Finals we will return home after we eat lunch.



Posted on October 21, 2009 at 10:46 AM Comments comments ()

The Area E Marching Contest will be held at East Central High School in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2009.  The format of this competition requires that there be a prelims and a finals IF there are enough bands to justify prelims.  In the case of 1A this year, there are not enough bands to have a prelims, so there will only be a "Finals" competition.    There WILL be a 2A prelims, which will start at 10:00 a.m.  After the 2A prelims are concluded, there will be a break for the judges and then the 1A Finals will begin.  when the 1A bands are finished, there will be a 2A Finals competition featuring the best ten 2A bands of the day.  At the conclusion of that competition, there will be a "retreat" where all of the Drum Majors from all of the 1A and 2A Finals bands will be recognized and awarded with a plaque.  Everyone will receive either a "participant" or a "finalist" plaque.  The bands that will advance to State will be announced at that time.  After our itenerary, I have posted the schedule for the entire day's events in case anyone is interested in reading it.

We will feed the band on the way to the stadium.  During the 2A finals, there will be a concession stand available for students, or students may bring a "sack lunch" to eat on the bus before we return to the stadium for the Finals.


11:15 a.m.  Meet at Band Hall

11:30 a.m. Run through at hill  (if the youth football games are still going on, we will run through on our parking lot.)

11:45 a.m.  Finish Run Through/Load equipment and uniforms/GO TO THE RESTROOM!!!!

12:30  p.m.  Buses Leave for San Antonio

3:00 p.m.  Arrive at The Steak Company in La Vernia for Late Lunch/Early supper

4:00-4:15 p.m.  Leave for Stadium

4:30-4:45 p.m.  Arrive at East Central High School, unload, get into uniform

5:15 p.m. Enter Warmup Area

5:45 p.m.  Leave Warmup

6:00 p.m.  Perform

6:15  p.m.  End of Performance return to trailer, load equipment, after equipment is loaded we will return to stadium.

7:30-10:15 p.m.  Watch 2A Finals

10:45 p.m.  Drum Major Retreat

11:15 p.m.  Load buses to return to Ganado

1:45-2:00 a.m.  Arrive back in Ganado!


10:00  East Bernard HS  

10:15 Poth HS

10:30 Tidehaven HS

10:45 Harper HS

11:00 Blanco HS

11:15 Industrial HS

11:30 Odem HS


12:15 Santa Rosa HS

12:30 Skidmore-Tynan HS

12:45 Navarro HS

1:00 Jourdanton HS

1:15 Van Vleck HS

1:30 Cotula HS


2:00 George West HS

2:15 Brazos HS

2:30 Taft HS

2:45 San Diego HS

3:00 Randolph HS

3:15 Hebbronville HS

3:30 Refugio HS

3:45 Verification Period


4:15 Announce Results



5:15  Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco

5:30  Charlotte

5:45 Falls City


6:15 Nueces Canyon

6:30 Runge HS

6:45 Benavides

7:00 Verification Period


7:30 Finalist 1

7:45 Finalist 2

8:00 Finalist 3

8:15 Finalist 4

8:30 Finalist 5

8:45 BREAK

9:00 Finalist 6

9:15 Finalist 7

9:30 Finalist 8

9:45 Finalist 9

10:00 Finalist 10

10:15 Verification Period

10:45 Announce Results (Drum Major Retreat)

UIL Marching Contest

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM Comments comments ()

7:45 a.m.  Arrive at school

8:00 a.m. RUN THROUGH

8:30 a.m. Load Trailer

9:00 a.m. Load bus, leave for El Campo

9:45 a.m.  Arrive in El Campo 

10:15 a.m.  Warmup

11:00 a.m. Perform



We will stay through the 2A bands so bring money for the concession stands if you wish.  I will post the departure time on Monday when I am back at school and have the schedule in front of me.