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Buchanan Marching Band
Sierra Cup Classic
Bulldog Stadium • Fresno State University
Saturday, November 2, 2019

LAST UPDATE: 9/26/19 • 2:00PM

General Trip Details

Emergency Contacts: John Lack, 509-389-0467 (Emergencies Only)
Student Transportation: Provided to and from event via School Bus.
Meals Provided/$ for Meals Needed: Lunch, Dinner, & snack provided. 

Competition Details 

Competition Site: Bulldog Stadium, 1600 E Bulldog Ln, Fresno, CA 93710 (See map below)
Gates Open:
Admission: TBA
Competition Schedule: Click here
Buchanan Performs (Prelims): 3:15pm
Admission: TBA
Spectator Parking: TBA
Concessions: Available at the stadium.

Important Reminders

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

  • Backpacks, ice chest and strollers are not allowed in the Stadium. No bottles or glass containers, and no water bottles larger than 12oz are allowed into Bulldog Stadium.

  • 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!


9:45am Report to Buchanan. Full Band Meeting
10:00am Load Buses
10:15am Depart for Bulldog Stadium
10:45am Arrive at stadium/Unload the Truck/Pit Setup
11:30am Lunch (Provided)
12:15pm To the stadium to watch bands. Sit in assigned area.
• 12:35pm Sunnyside HS
• 12:47pm Golden West HS
• 12:59pm Bullard HS
1:15pm Change Into Uniform
1:45pm Ready for Warm Up
2:00pm To Warm Up
2:15pm Warm Up (Area E)/Pit Parents Report to Pit Warm Up
2:45pm Pit @ Gate/Band to Gate
3:05pm Band @ Gate
3:15pm Buchanan Preliminary Performance
3:30pm Push everything back to truck.
3:45pm Change into half uniform
4:00pm Return to stadium
4:30pm Bulldog Marching Band Exhibition Performance (Sit together!)
4:55pm Preliminary Awards
5:15pm Back to Truck
5:30pm Dinner @ Truck (Provided)
6:00pm Full Band Meeting @ Truck
The remainder of the schedule for the competition will be announced at this point.
7:00pm First Finalist Band Performs
9:45pm Finals Competition Ends/BMB Exhibition Performance
10:00pm Awards Ceremony (Drum Majors Only - The rest of the band will attend if possible).
10:30pm Load truck/Change Out of Uniform/Snack after the truck is loaded. (Provided)
11:00pm Depart for Buchanan
11:30pm Arrive at Buchanan/Dismissed

Buchanan marching Band
Sierra cup classic
bulldog stadium • fresno state university

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Last Update: 10/28/18 • 6:30am

General Details

Student Transportation: Provided to and from the event from Buchanan via school bus.
Weather Forecast: See Below
Emergency Contacts: John Lack, Director
Meals Not Provided/$$ Needed: Lunch, dinner and post performance snack provided. 
BHS MB Remind: @BuchMB18 (

Competition Details

Show Site: Bulldog Stadium, 1600 E Bulldog Ln, Fresno, CA 93710 (See map below)
Gates Open: 9:00am
Complete Show Schedule: Click Here
Buchanan Prelims: 3:30pm
Admission: $15.00 General Admission; $10.00 Senior Citizen/Students/Children (under 12)
Spectator Parking: Free parking is available at your own risk in the surrounding areas. The best Fresno State lot available is the “P20 lot” (formerly the “Q lot”) located on Barstow Avenue just east of Cedar Avenue. The north end of Bulldog Stadium (on Barstow) will be open for ticket sales and pedestrian entrance into the stadium.

Maps & Weather