2011 Mississippi Bandmasters Association Marching Band State Championships

This Saturday is the Mississippi Bandmasters Association Marching Band State Championships. The 4A and 5A Championships performance schedule can be found here.

The competition will be held at Pearl High School. Click here for directions to Pearl High School in Pearl, MS.

We will rehearse this Friday from 4:00-6:00 PM and  not travel to the football game in Lowndes County this week.

The CHHS Band Itinerary for Championships:

6:45 Band Hall Opens, load equipment, get uniform and hatbox
7:30 Meet in band room, load charter buses
8:00 Depart for Pearl High School
12:00 School check in, lunch at equipment trailer, unload
1:30 Be at warm up staging in uniform
2:45 Center Hill performs (after West Harrison H. S.)
Return to buses, put equipment away
Return to stadium for remainder of performances
4:10 Placements and scores announced (top 6 are announced
alphabetically and do not get scores)
We will load the buses immediately after scores to go for
some down-time off campus (details to be announced once they are
7:30 This is the EARLIEST of warm up times for 5A. We will be on
campus in time to be ready for our warm up time slot.
We will not know our time slot until the conclusion of 5A
prelims so we will be flexible with our schedule
Our performance time for finals (should we be in the top 6
scores) is between 8:30 and 9:45
10:20 Final scores announced
Load buses, depart for CHHS
3:00 Arrive CHHS, unload, turn in uniforms (This time could be
later depending on travel needs)

Parking is just north of the stadium. There is a bit of a walk to get to the stadium so be sure to plan for an addition 15-20 minutes to get to the stadium.

If you are planning to stay overnight in the area the zip code for Pearl is 39208 and 39042 for Brandon. Lakeland Drive in Flowood (39232) is convenient to the stadium with plenty of shopping and restaurants.