Viper Band and Vision Family,

Congratulations to the VHS Band for advancing to the BOA Grand Nationals Semi Finals Competition in Lucas Oil Stadium.  The band is performing at 1:30 PM EST.  The schedule for Semi Finals is listed below.  Good luck to our students and congrats on this outstanding accomplishment.


Bands of America Grand Nationals Semi Finals

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Notes for the day: After checking out of hotel rooms, students should be in blacks with a full water jug for run through.  Students WILL HAVE access to luggage throughout the day once the Semi Finals Performance is completed.

6:30 AM – Wake Up

7:00 AM – Breakfast

7:30 AM – Disperse Prescription Medication

8:15 AM – Room Check with Chaperone (store luggage in 5th floor Consulate Room)

8:30 AM – Leave Hotel – dressed in blacks with band shoes for run through

8:45 AM – at Homeroom

9:15-10:45 AM – Run Through (Hall H)

11:00 AM – At Homeroom/Snack

11:15 AM – Change into Uniform

11:40 AM – Section Time

11:55 AM – Move to Stadium

12:20 PM – In tunnel

12:30-12:45 PM – Physical Warm Up in Area A

12:45-1:15 PM – Music Warm Up in Area A

1:05 PM – Pit Report

1:20 PM – Band Report

1:30 PM – Performance Time

2:00 PM – Pack Up Equipment/Move to Embassy Suites

2:30 PM – Lunch at Embassy Suites

3:30 PM – Depart for ICC (take all luggage to room 236)

4:00 PM – Depart for Lucas Oil Stadium

4:30 PM – Watch the end of Semi Finals

5:00 PM – Semi Finals Award Ceremony

***The rest of the evening’s schedule will be dictated by whether or not we make finals and what the draw for finals will be.  The Daily Schedule from BOA for the rest of the evening is as follows:

6:30 PM – Gates open for Finals

7:00 PM – BOA Finals Opening Ceremony

8:00 PM – First Finalist Band Performs

11:00 PM – End of Finals Competition

11:30 PM – Grand Finale and Awards Ceremony

12:30 AM – Finals Ceremony Concludes

Go Vipers!

Mike Howard

Director of Bands
Vandegrift High School
Leander ISD
TMEA Region 32 Band Chair
TMEA Area E Band Chair