|Bands of America
Atlanta Regional Championships
November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 1
*This will be a busy day!! Please be prompt!
7:00 a.m. Arrive at Ooltewah High School
7:30 a.m. Load Buses
8:00 a.m. Leave Ooltewah High School
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Town Center of Cobb
Change into Costumes/Pick Up Early Lunch
Students need to bring $6.00 for
Chik fil A Box Lunch
10:30 a.m. Leave Town Center at Cobb for Georgia Dome
11:30 a.m. Arrive at Georgia Dome
12:15 p.m. Get Instruments out
12:30 p.m. Stretch
12:45 p.m. Warm-up
1:35 p.m. Pit Report
1:50 p.m. Band Report
2:00 p.m. OHS performance
2:45 p.m. Change into Red Shirt and Warm-up –
Snack Provided By Band Boosters
3:30 p.m. Reenter Stadium to Listen to Other Bands
4:30 p.m. Preliminary Competition Ends
4:45 p.m. Presentation of Awards
Dinner – Students will eat dinner in the Georgia Dome – per Finals Schedule – Students will need money for Dinner
8:00 p.m. First Performing Finalist Band
11:00 p.m. Finals Competition Ends
11:15 p.m. Finale – Presentation of Awards
11:45 p.m. Change Out of Costumes
12:30 p.m. Leave for Ooltewah
2:30 a.m. Arrive at Ooltewah
STUDENTS MUST HAVE: Band: Blue Shirt, Khaki Pants, Khaki Belt, Burgundy Scarf, white t-shirt, high black socks and black marching shoes.
Guard: Complete competition costume
Students should wear Band Warm Ups with Red Band Shirt between Prelims and Finals. For new students, these must have been paid for before they will be distributed.
Please ensure your child has money for lunch ($6.00) and dinner in the arena ($10-$12). Due to the constraints of the dome area, the boosters will not be providing meals – only snacks.
All Band & Guard: Dress comfortably and tastefully for the bus ride.
You may want to bring a small blanket and pillow for personal comfort on the
Students with medicine should bring it in a sealed plastic bag with directions for dispensing
PARENTS: YOUR STUDENT MUST REMAIN WITH THE BAND AT ALL TIMES UNTIL AFTER COMPETITION AND FINAL LOADING OF TRUCKS.
If the head chaperone of your student’s bus has received a signed note from you before leaving OHS, at this time, you and your child TOGETHER must notify Rhonda Weaver that your child is leaving with you. Any request for a band member to leave with anyone other than a parent must be done prior to leaving OHS. Please include, on the note, a cell number where you can be reached.
Any request for a band member to leave with anyone other than a parent requires a note and a conversation with Mr. Denton prior to leaving on the trip.
Parents: If the band should not make Finals, we will NOT stay for Finals, as Bands of America charges the bands for reentry. With this in mind, if you want to stay, you will need to come check your child out at the buses immediately following the Preliminary Awards Ceremony.
The Band Boosters will have a few tickets to sell. These are All Day Passes.
Tickets for the competition are as follows:
Prelims: $19.00 – General Admission
Finals: $23.00 – General Admission
All Day: $48.00
*** PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SEND A CASE OF WATER AND 12 PACK OF SOFT DRINKS OR IF YOU PREFER, A 6 PACK OF SOFT DRINKS AND AT LEAST A 6 PACK OF JUICE (CAPRI SUN WORKS BEST). ***
Directions: Follow I-75 south to Atlanta. Follow the signs to the Georgia Dome. Take the North Avenue exit (#252); turn right (west) on North Avenue. Continue approximately 1 mile, then turn left (south) on Northside Drive/Hwy 41. Go ½ mile to the Georgia Dome. Spectators enter on Falcons Way.
If you have questions, you may call Keith Hays at 678-414-9818