Travel Plan for Philly to Grayson

Well gang, it has happened so here is the plan for the “Band Thanksgiving Tour 2018”.  Please make sure to go over this carefully as you pack and plan.

Money at Check-In: As we discussed in the meeting, we will collect $45 from every student and we will handle the meals all day on Friday.  It and be a check or cash.  Please make checks payable to LHS Band Boosters.

Packing:  Please make sure you pack a towel, a bar of soap in your suitcase.  We will have access to the showers at Camp Durant in North Carolina.  You will also need a sleeping bag.  Please make sure you have your name on it and it will be packed under your bus.  We will no longer have to pack all of our clothes in our carry ons on Wednesday.  You WILL have access to your luggage on Thursday night.  Don’t stress about this.  We will go over this with you.


Thursday: We will arrive at Camp Durant around 10:30pm on Thursday.  We will get the students situated once we arrive.

Friday: We will depart Camp Durant 8:30am.  We will arrive at Grayson High School at 2:00pm and are in contact with them about use of their facilities.  We have to be there at 2:00pm so our bus drivers can sleep 8 hours to drive us home by 10:00pm.


Schedule of Practices for Parades, Games and All Things Band

Please pay close attention to all of these dates and which ones apply to you!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23rd – 3:30-5:30 – Practice After School (All Members except those auditioning for Winter Guard) – Immediately following practice we will do our walking group sign up for the NYC/Philly Trip.  You need to get with your friends and have groups of 10.  To alleviate the stress on our Chaperones, we will not accept groups with more than 10 students.

Thursday, October 25th – 3:30-5:30 – Practice After School (All Members) – Immediately following practice we will have bus sign ups for NYC/Philly.

Friday, October 26th – Lowndes vs. Camden – Call time for Warm-Up will be 6:45pm.

Saturday, October 27th – Coffee County Marching Contest – Info for Contest is in a previous post.

Friday, November 2nd – Lowndes vs. Colquitt (A) – Everyone needs to be fully dressed in Cafeteria at 4:45. Depart at 5:15pm.

Thursday, November 8th – 3:30-5:30 – Practice After School (All members) – We will run through halftime show and then dismiss all students not attending NYC/Philly Trip.  We will have parade practice for the students attending the parade.

Friday, November 9th – 1st Round of Playoffs – TBA

Tuesday, November 13th – 3:30-5:30 – NYC/Philly Parade Practice (All members attending the trip)Once we conclude this practice at 5:30pm, we will move to the Cafeteria for our Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for the Trip.  All students must attend with a parent or legal guardian.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Please Note: – As long as we are playing football, we have practice on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 from this point.

Saturday, December 1st – Valdosta Christmas Parade – Times and Details TBA

Tuesday, December 4th – 3:30-5:30 – Parade filming (All Members) – Explanation of this rehearsal coming soon!!!

Saturday, December 8th – Lake Park and Hahira Christmas Parades – Times and Details TBA

Info for Coffee County Contest

2:00pm – All students meet dressed (we will do white jackets and hats once we get to show site) in Cafeteria.  All Flutes, Clarinets, Alto Saxes and Trumpets will need their horns.  Tenor Saxes, Low Reeds, Mellos, Baritones, Tubas and Percussion will load after the game Friday night.

2:30pm – Depart for Coffee County High School – 159 Trojan Way, Douglas, GA 31533.  Once we arrive at the school we will begin unloading and getting on jackets and hats.

5:35pm – Warm-Up

6:20pm – Performance

7:15pm – Awards – As soon as awards are complete we will load the trucks and head home.  Looking to arrive back in Valdosta around 9:30pm.



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