FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – HOMECOMING GAME
3:00 p.m. – Tailgate (Band Parking Lot)
4:00 p.m. – Begin Dressing in Auditorium
4:30 p.m. – Parking Lot Warm-Up in Full Uniform (including coat, hat, and plume)
5:00 p.m. – Depart for Downtown Grand Ledge
5:30 p.m. – Homecoming Parade
6:00 p.m. – Rest and cool off in Auditorium
6:25 p.m. – Parade Block in Band Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. – Football game (there will be a post-game performance of the entire Les Miserables show)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 – MARCHING BAND EXHIBITION
3:30 p.m. – Begin Dressing in Auditorium
3:55 p.m. – Dressed (with raincoat but no hat or plume)
4:05 p.m. – Seated in stadium (bring homework in backpacks, etc.)
8:00 p.m. – Report to Auditorium (immediately following Waterford Kettering performance) *
8:47 p.m. – Performance
* Note to parents and Grand Ledge fans: the students of the Okemos High School Marching Band will take-over the Grand Ledge Band seating area immediately after our departure to warm-up.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 – HASTINGS MARCHING BAND INVITATIONAL
3:00 p.m. – Percussion and Sousaphones report to load equipment truck (load before dressing!)
3:15 p.m. – Begin Dressing in Auditorium
3:45 p.m. – Load buses
4:00 p.m. – Depart for Hastings
5:00 p.m. – Arrive and eat dinner ($2.50 meal pre-order option) *
6:00 p.m. – Watch bands
6:45 p.m. – Warm-up
7:30 p.m. – Performance followed by awards
9:00 p.m. – Depart for Grand Ledge
10:00 p.m. – Approximate arrival time
* In order to better meet the needs of the students (and to keep concession stand lines down), the Hastings Band Boosters are offering a pre-packed meal (hotdog, bag of chips, and can of pop) for $2.50. These meals will be delivered to the Grand Ledge Band upon our arrival. Those students who wish to take advantage of this MUST have their money to their section leader by Friday, September 28.
Section Leaders – you must keep a record of who has paid, etc., and submit a total count for your section before you leave school Friday night. E-mail or Facebook is fine, but it MUST be done Friday night.
For parents and friends: General Admission to the Hastings Invitational is $5.00
Tuxedo shirt fittings will take place at the High School on Tuesday, September 25 - during 5th period Band class. All new male students to the Grand Ledge High School Bands will need to purchase a tuxedo shirt and white bow-tie. The cost for the package is $23.00, and checks should be made payable to Grand Ledge High School Bands.
Those veteran students who need to replace only the tuxedo shirt or tie individually, the cost break down is $19.95 for the tuxedo shirt, and $3.25 for the white bow-tie.
Please have checks ready at the time of fitting on Tuesday, September 25!