Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus within the continental United States of America, IHSA has cancelled the 2020 Organizational Contest throughout the state on April 18th, 2020.
The IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest for 2020 is nearly upon us! I have not yet received the performance times and location for each entry for Saturday, March 7th. Once we receive the performance times from IHSA, you may find performance times & locations at the bottom of this email.
The day's itinerary is as follows:
7:30 AM - Meet in the RCHS Rehearsal Hall
7:40 AM - Depart for Lawrenceville, IL
8:15 AM - Estimated arrival at Lawrenceville High School
3:00 PM - Depart Lawrenceville for Olney
3:30 PM - Estimated return to RCHS
Students may sign-out with a guardian following performances. Please sign-out with Mr. Jones (band) or Mr. Weitkamp (choir) before leaving.
The address for Lawrence High School is 2200 James St, Lawrence, IL 62439.
Packing List: Performance attire (you do not have to wear the concert black-and-white attire, but dress attire is required), instrument, extra reeds, musical accessories, sheet music, lunch money.
We will not leave Lawrenceville High School until the event is over; however, students may buy lunch from Lawrenceville Band Boosters.
Accompanied solos = $20
Unaccompanied solos = $10
Duet = $9 (per student)
Trio = $8 (per student)
Quartet = $7 (per student)
Quintet = $6 (per student)
Each participating student is required to pay the performance fee. Students & parents may elect to use funds that have built up in the student's band activity account. If this is the case, payment will show $0 and the fee will be deducted from the account balance automatically. The due date for fees is February 21st. Please visit https://www.cuttime.net for and log in for balance and invoices.
PERFORMANCE TIMES WERE POSTED ON MARCH 2ND AT 10 AM.
The RCHS Choir, & Honors Wind Ensemble are performing at the 2019 IHSA Organizational Contest on Saturday, April 13th. Performance attire is concert black-and-white (tuxes or dresses) that were issued out to the students at the beginning of the term. Parents may sign out their sons & daughters following the last RCHS performance that morning in the assigned homeroom.
Food and drinks are available in the cafeteria. Students may purchase food and drinks after performances.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
IHSA Organizational Contest Itinerary
7:30 AM.........................Call-time at RCHS
7:35-7:59 AM................Change into black-and-white concert attire
7:50 AM...............................Buses arrive at exit 22 at RCHS
8:00-9:10 AM................Travel to Salem HS and settle into assigned homeroom
10:10-10:25 AM............Choir warm-up
10:30-10:55 AM..............Choir performance
12:30-12:55 PM............Honors Wind Ensemble warm-up
1:00-1:25 PM....................Honors Wind Ensemble performance
2:00-3:15 PM................Pack bus, travel to RCHS, unpack, & dismiss! (est. time)
CONTEST ADDRESS: Salem High School is located at 1200 N. Broadway St. in Salem, IL
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 393-2101 ext. 3137.
The author of these posts is Christopher Jones, Director of Bands at Richland County High School.
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