General Info & Timeline
Saturday, November 23
- Bus transportation will be available to and from SHS for all Marching Band students. Band members must enter the stadium at Athens together for free admission.
- Bring spending money should you wish to purchase items from the Troy Athens concession stand (hot chocolate, food, etc). Everyone should eat before they arrive at SHS.
- Flutes/piccolos, clarinets, trumpets, ALL saxophones (altos and tenors), mellophones, baritones, trombones: bring your instruments in their cases with you and leave your cases on the bus during the game. Tubas and percussion only on the truck. Do not leave items of value on the bus (wallets, purses, backpacks, etc)!
There are just 16 games across the state of Michigan on Saturday in the 11-player football playoffs. There will be many more members of the media (with their cameras) present at the game.
As always, we want to look and act our best as representatives of Stevenson High School and Utica Community Schools. We will be in uniform for the game (think of this as a dress rehearsal of sorts for Ford Field, if that becomes necessary with a Titans win).
Bringing blankets and jackets that fit over your uniform is STRONGLY recommended for when we are in the bleachers. The forecast is for temperatures to be in the mid-30s. There is a chance for precipitation in the morning and snow flurries in the afternoon. Plan to be outside in the weather for several hours.
Full uniform – but instead of your bucket hats, substitute either a winter hat and/or a Santa hat! Marching shoes since we will be marching at halftime. Gloves are ok. If you still have your white gloves from Festival, those are preferred (but not required) while on the field. You do not need replacement white gloves if you’ve lost yours (we need to have enough should we perform at Ford Field).
Drumline / frontline: Normal uniform as throughout the season. Dress in layers. You are also welcome to wear a winter / Santa hat.
Guard: Follow instructions given to you by Coach Jenna / Coach Dee.
11:00 AM: Call time at SHS, load truck
11:30 AM: Load buses, depart for Troy Athens
12:00 PM: Arrive at Troy Athens, to visitor bleachers to make sure we have a spot together (as the visiting team we do not have any pregame playing responsibilities).
1:00 PM: Kickoff – Stevenson vs. Davison (spectator admission is $8.00)
Marching at Halftime: “Opener” & “Crazy”
Postgame TBA: We will adapt and adjust to the situation. Load buses and truck, return to SHS
Approx 4:30 PM: Return to Stevenson (assistance needed to unload truck)
NOTE: Marching Band students may travel directly home from the game with a parent instead of riding a bus back to SHS. You must provide a written note as you are loading the bus at SHS in the morning. You are responsible for the coordination of getting your instrument and its case home with you and then back to SHS on Monday. Assume the buses will be locked during game.
Snaking the Halls
Friday, November 22
Marching Band students will be Snaking the Halls as usual on Friday afternoon.
Mr. Sekich will request that SHS students be dismissed from their 6th Hour classes (with teacher approval) at 1:20 PM.
Students coming from another school to participate should be at SHS by 1:30.
VERY IMPORTANT FOR NON-SHS STUDENTS: Because the game is on Saturday, you will have to find a way home once Stevenson is dismissed at 2:14 PM. You cannot stay inside at SHS past 2:30 PM.