You are not expected to attend if your name is not on this list. The new call-time is 10:00 am. We will still perform in the full marching band uniform; however, you need not layer clothes since we are not performing outside.
Those of you that are attending the Air Force Airlifter Brass Quintet & Percussion concert in Effingham, IL. The concert is indoors at the Effingham Performance Center, so the cold will not affect the performance. We will meet at 5 pm at the high school so that we may make a quick stop at Culver's in Effngham. The performance starts at 7 pm. I anticipate that we will return back to RCHS around 9:30 pm.
The itinerary for the day is as follows:
9:30 AM................Call-time in the rehearsal hall in show/division shirt, shorts & Drillmasters. You may wear sweat pants under the uniform; however, no jeans, please.
9:35 AM................Change into marching band uniforms.
10:00 AM..............Buses arrive at RCHS exit #21
10:10 AM..............Load the buses
10:20 AM..............Parade line-up at Trust Band
10:40 AM..............Parade step-off
- Host of Freedom (memorized)
11:00 AM..............Ceremony outside the Richland County Court House. In the event of rain, the event will take place in the VFW hall. You will need:
- Flip folder
- Armed Forces on Parade
- Heave Ho My Lads
12:00 PM.............Estimated return time to RCHS
SCRIPT FOR THE CEREMONY AT THE COURTHOUSE:
- Preceremony Music (Hosts of Freedom)
- Opening Remarks
- Introduction of VFW Commander
- Empty Chair
- Star Spangled Banner
- Guest Speaker
- Branch of Service Songs (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines)
- 21-Gun Salute & TAPS
- God Bless America
- Closing Remarks