Texas Marching Classic - October 13th, 2018 

Hello Rebel Band fans! We are incredibly excited to continue our 2018 contest season this weekend at the Texas Marching Classic Marching Festival. Included in this email is information in which we hope will help make your contest day run smooth and efficient! 
October 2018 marks the seventh annual Texas Marching Classic (TMC) band competition. Supported by the Cedar Ridge High School Raider Band, TMC is organized by educators with vast experience as contest participants as well as hosts – resulting in a competition that is unlike any other. The nationally renowned judging staff have experience as Bands of America (BOA), Drum Core International (DCI) adjudicators with a wealth of experience and knowledge that make TMC one of the competitions you won't want to miss.
Divided into three classifications (1A-4A, 5A, 6A), bands will compete to win the title of Grand Champion. Bands will also compete in the captions of Individual & Ensemble Music, Individual & Ensemble Visual, General Effect, Percussion and Auxiliary. TMC offers state of the art facilities, world class adjudicators, and a unique scoring rubric to provide timely feedback with insight into all aspects of your performance.
Contest Schedule:

Eat a healthy breakfast before you arrive at HHS!

7:00AM – Band Hall OPEN – Please eat breakfast before you arrive
7:30AM – Warm-up/Rehearsal – Stadium
9:15AM – Load semi/box truck
10:00AM – Depart – modified uniform (socks/shoes/red band shirt/bibbers) bring breakfast for bus ride or eat before arriving at the BH.
11:30AM – Arrive at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex – Restroom time then unload equipment!
12:30PM – Move to warm-up
12:45PM – Warm-up
1:45PM – Performance
2:30PM – Lunch (Bush’s Chicken - 3 chicken tenders, roll, mashed potato cup, gravy, water if you ordered competition meals – bring your own lunch if you didn’t order comp meals),  Students will not be allowed to purchase concession stand food during the lunch/dinner breaks
3:30PM - In stands to watch bands in MODIFIED UNIFORM – caps/hats/sunglasses allowed.
4:45PM – Preliminary Awards Ceremony
7:45PM – Finals begin – Dinner will be before or after our performance depending on performance time draw (dinner provided if you ordered competition meals). Finals dinner will be Dairy Queen (Cheeseburger, chips, cookie)
10:45M – Final Awards Ceremony – Full Retreat
11:30PM – Approximate departure for HHS
1:00AM – Approximate arrival at HHS

Things You Need:
1. Full Contest Uniform – long black socks, black shoes, red band shirt, bibbers, gauntlets/gloves, jacket, uniform bag, hat/hat box.
2. Money $$$$$ - You will probably want to bring money for concessions and any memorabilia that you may want to purchase. Students will be allowed to purchase concessions and memorabilia ONLY when the full band is seated in the stadium after the performance. Students will not be allowed to utilize the concession stands during the lunch and dinner breaks. This is why it is important to bring your own meal if you did not purchase the competition meal plan. 
3. Instrument/Flag - WW’s don’t forget your instrument!!!
4. Water Jug – Fill with cold water before you come in the morning. We will have water containers to refill. Students are strongly encouraged to hydrate a little extra on contest days! 
5. Snacks for the bus ride. Be mindful of what you snack on and how much you snack on. Snacks should be healthy and beneficial to your performance throughout the day! 
5. Brain – You will need this today! LET'S GO REBS!!! 

Contest Info:
General admission tickets will be available at the stadium on the day of the competition. There will be one (1) ticket gate for general admission operating a minimum of 1 hour before the first band performs. The ticket gate is located on the south end of the stadium.

Admission Ticket Prices:
Adult - Prelims only $12
Adult - Finals only $12
Adult - All day $18

Senior (65+) - Prelims only $6
Senior (65+) - Finals only $6
Senior (65+) - All day $10

Student* - Prelims only $6
Student* - Finals only $6
Student* - All day $10

* Note:  Student tickets are for kindergarten through 12th grade. Children under 5 yrs of age are admitted free of charge with a Adult/Senior/Student General Admission ticket holder.

The ticket booth accepts cash or major credit cards only - no checks, exact change is greatly appreciated.

General parking is available at the stadium for $5.00 per vehicle. Parking is valid for the entire event. You will have unlimited in/out privileges (entry/exit) parking provided you prominently display the parking pass. You must have a valid parking pass to re-enter the parking lots. Failure to produce a valid parking pass upon entry will require you to purchase a new parking pass.

Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
10211 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78717

Parking is cash only.
Stadium Directions:

From the North / Northeast:
Take IH-35 South to Exit 256, University Boulevard (also known as FM1431).
Turn west (right) onto FM1431.
Follow FM1431 to Ronald W Reagan Blvd.
Turn South (left) onto Ronald W Reagan Blvd (which becomes W Parmer Ln).
The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex will be on the west (right) side of the roadway.

From the Northwest:
Take US-183 (or US-183A Tollway) South to Avery Ranch Blvd.
Follow Avery Ranch Blvd east (left) to FM734 (also called W Parmer Ln).
Turn south (right) onto W Parmer Ln.
The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex will be on the west (right) hand side of the roadway.

From the South / Southwest:
Take IH-35 North to US-183 exit toward Research Blvd. Follow signs for US-183 N/Research Blvd N and merge onto US-183 N.
Take the exit toward US-183/Lakeline Mall Dr and merge onto US-183 North (also called Research Blvd).
Exit and turn right onto Avery Ranch Blvd
Turn right onto FM734 (also called W Parmer Ln).
The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex will be on the west (right) side of the roadway.

From the Southeast:
Take US-183 North to RM620 East (right).
Stay on the SH45 frontage road headed east.
Turn north (left) at FM734 (also called W Parmer Lane).
The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex will be on the west (left) side of the roadway.

From the West:
Take Highway 29 or FM1431 east to Ronald W Reagan Blvd (also known as W Parmer Ln and/or FM734).
Turn south (right) onto FM734 (also called W Parmer Ln).
The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex will be on the west (right) hand side of the roadway.
Stadium Policies
The information provided here is an attempt to avoid any misunderstanding regarding the stadium policies at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.

Kelly Reeves Stadium does not enforce a clear bag policy!

Ticket Booth and Gates
Ticket booths will open one (1) hour before the first preliminary competitor takes the field.
No refunds or exchanges
The stadium will be cleared prior to Finals. Re-entry for finals will begin 30 minutes prior to the first competitor taking the field.

Prohibited Items
The following items will not be permitted in the stadium:
Outside Food/Drink
Alcoholic Beverages
Animals (except service animals)
Balls of any type
Controlled Substances
Playing Field
Any person not included in band uniform must have a sideline pass
Tobacco, chewing gum, sunflower seeds and peanuts are prohibited
No glass bottles or colored liquids allowed on playing field
No food
No pyrotechnics
No live mascots
No cannons, noisemakers or confetti
Props that will mark and/or cut field surface will not be allowed
No long metal spikes or cleats
No paper signs with water based paint
Rebel Band Send-Off:

Band Family & Friends,

Thank you for a GREAT first send-off!! Check-out the awesome video below! 

As you are aware, this Saturday, October 13th, our band will be competing in the TMC Marching Festival. It's an awesome TRADITION for band family and friends to gather at the Hays PAC on competition days, to cheer as our 9 buses drive by on their way to Kelly Reeves Stadium to perform and compete! PLEASE bring any and all family members, neighbors, friends to cheer & make noise...bring pom poms, signs, noise makers...we do have some signs but please feel free to make and bring your own. Buses will drive by at 10:00am so MEET AT 9:30am at the Hays PAC.

We are looking for amazing a few parents who can go to the PAC to lead the cheering THEN bring our signs to the stadium for parents and chaperones to use during the competition day. Contact me if you'd like to help lead the cheering ... Thanks in advance!

Lesley Allen,

Manor HS - 11:30am
Midway HS - 11:45am

BREAK - Lunch - 12:00pm
Harker Heights HS - 1:00pm
Tom Glenn HS - 1:15pm
Rouse HS - 1:30pm

Jack C Hays HS - 1:45pm

BREAK - 2:00pm
Lockhart HS - 2:15pm
Copperas Cove HS - 2:30pm
McCallum HS - 2:45pm
LBJ HS - 3:00pm

BREAK - 3:15pm
Belton HS - 3:30pm
Lake Travis HS - 3:45pm
Douglas MacArthur HS - 4:00pm
Georgetown HS - 4:15pm
Ronald Reagan HS - 4:30pm

Awards (DM Only) - 4:45pm
Director's Meeting Finalist Bands - 5:00pm
Dinner Break (Stadium Cleared) - 5:15pm

Stadium Gates Open - 6:45pm
National Anthem - 7:10pm
Judge Introduction - 7:10pm
CRHS Exhibition - 7:30pm

Finalist 1 - 7:45pm
Finalist 2 - 8:00pm
Finalist 3 - 8:15pm
Finalist 4 - 8:30pm
Finalist 5 - 8:45pm

BREAK - 9:00pm

Finalist 6 - 9:15pm
Finalist 7 - 9:30pm
Finalist 8 - 9:45pm
Finalist 9 - 10:00pm
Finalist 10 - 10:15pm

Exhibition - 10:30pm
CRHS Drumline - 10:40pm

Finals Awards - Full Retreat - 10:45pm
Judge's Critique (For finalist director's only)
Stadium Cleared - 11:00pm
Judging Format:

The scoring system uses a combination of judges scores for music, marching and visual effects/enhancement. The weight of the numbers in the TMC scoring system places 40% of the score within the area of general effect and 60% within the performance area.

The point allotment for the competition is as follows:
30% Average of Music Performance (Individual), judged on the field and Music Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands

30% Average of Visual Performance (Individual), judged from the field and Visual Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands

40% Average of General Effect Visual, judged from the highest point in the stands and General Effect Music, judged from the highest point in the stands.

-xx points Timing & Penalties Judge

After preliminaries the top three (3) bands in each classification will be given a trophy. There will also be five (5) caption awards. The 5 caption trophies are for Visual, Music, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.

There will be 1st/2nd/3rd place trophies for the top three (3) bands. The remaining bands (placing 4th-10th) will receive a finals qualifier trophy. There will be caption trophies for Visual, Music, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion. Individual medals will also be given to each member of the grand champion (1st place) band.

All bands will receive a participation trophy to commemorate your band's performance at the Texas Marching Classic.
Text Reminds:

We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to subscribe to our text updates! We will use our text remind system to send travel updates as well as contest results. This will be especially beneficial should we make finals and have to draw for a finals time. As soon as we know our finals performance time, we will send an immediate text. To receive text updates for the Hays Rebel Band follow the steps below:

Text "HRB1" to 81010
Looking Ahead:
Friday, October 12th - We will not have rehearsal this day. 
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