Buchanan Marching Band
WBA Preview of Champions
John Ventura Stadium
Washington Union H.S. • Fresno, CA
Saturday, October 12th, 2019

LAST UPDATE: 09/26/19 • 1:30PM

General Trip Details

Emergency Contacts: John Lack, Director: 509-389-0467
Student Transportation: Provided to and from event via School Bus
Meals Provided/$$ Needed: Dinner and post performance snack provided.

Competition Details 

Competition Site: John Ventura Stadium @ Washington Union H.S., 6041 E. Elm Avenue Fresno, CA 93706 (See below)
Gates Open: 6:00pm
Admission: Tickets $10.00 adults, $5.00 Sr 62+/Child 6-12yrs, All Parking is $5.00 CASH ONLY.
Competition Schedule: Click Here
Buchanan Performs: 9:08pm
Premium Spectator Parking is $5.00 and can accessed from Hwy 41, West on AMERICAN AVE to  South on FIG AVE, East on LINCOLN. Handicap parking is free at the Stadium with placard. Premium Parking is Available until 4:45PM.
Campus Spectator Parking is $5.00 and can be accessed South on ELM, West on LARSEN,  North on CLARA Ave.

Important Reminders

  • Please eat a significant (and healthy!) breakfast before you arrive at Buchanan for rehearsal and and a healthy lunch after rehearsal. No soda or energy drinks today. Drink lots of water!

  • Video & Audio Recording is prohibited. Out of respect for fellow audience members and spectators and to protect the rights of the original composers and copyright owners who license their music to the Buchanan Instrumental Music Program and organizations that host events we participate in, the use of audio and video recording technology - including mobile devices and live streaming applications - during and rehearsal or performance setting is strictly prohibited.

  • Parents/Guardians may pick your own student at the end of the above itinerary (when the truck is loaded and/or the students have been officially dismissed) with a 'Post-Event Release Form'. We will only release students to their own parent/guardian. Please present the completed form in person to the supervising head chaperone when you pick your student up.

Packing List

  • Don't forget your 5 S's - ApolloS, Shirt, Shorts, Socks, & Shoes!

  • Don't forget anything else you will need for the show!

Itinerary - Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:45am Arrive at Buchanan
9:00am Rehearsal at Buchanan
11:15am Run Through
11:30am Rehearsal Ends/Load the truck.
12:30pm Dismissed for the afternoon (based on when truck is loaded). Make sure you eat a good lunch and drink LOTS of water!
3:30pm Arrive at BHS. Full Band Meeting in the Bandroom
3:45pm Load Buses (Don't forget your 5 S's!)
4:00pm Leave for Washington Union H.S.
4:45pm Arrive at Washington Union H.S./Unload the Truck/Pit Setup
- Keep your belongings lined up with your section and away from the truck.
- Do not leave valuables unattended.
- Do not play instruments in the parking lot
- Make sure you are completely ready for the show!
5:15pm Dinner (Provided)
5:50pm Walk to the Stadium
6:05pm Watch Fresno Marching Band & Colorguard
6:18pm Watch Selma
6:31pm Watch Sunnyside
6:40pm Back to the truck
6:50pm Change into uniform
7:10pm Ready to walk to Warm Up (Lined Up in 2’s)
7:15pm Warm Up
7:50pm Percussion Ensemble
8:05pm Horns/Guard to Full Ensemble
8:10pm Full Ensemble by the truck. (Pit parent crew meets at this time.)
8:25pm Pit leaves for gate/Drumline Sectionals/Horns: Visual Warm Up.
8:40pm Battery, Guard, Horns: Walk to the Gate
8:55pm At Gate
9:08pm Buchanan HS Marching Band Performance
9:23pm Take everything back to the truck. Change & load the truck.
9:43pm Awards (Drum Majors Only).
10:00pm Snack (Provided) @ Truck AFTER the truck loaded.
10:30pm Load Buses & Depart for BHS
11:15pm Arrive at BHS/Dismissed

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