Grayslake Recap & Wheeling Contest

Thornhere’s not much time to rest for the Marching Mustangs. Fresh off of their class AA first-place finish, best percussion, best color guard, and best drum major awards at the Grayslake marching competition, the students are busily preparing for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School this Saturday. The band will need help with water, loading and unloading the truck both at RMHS and at Wheeling HS, and other things, so please use the sign-up button at the bottom of the Volunteer Page to sign up for whatever tasks you can help with. People will be on-hand to show us what needs to be done, so even if you haven’t volunteered before, come on down and do whatever you can.

Saturday, September 19
Wheeling High School
900 South Elmhurst Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

Download the detailed schedule (including spectator cost and performance schedule) and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs Wheeling Schedule

 Complete Wheeling Performance Schedule

1:45 PM Doors to band room open
2:00 PM Practice begins ON TIME in theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
3:45 PM Practice ends
3:50 PM Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
4:20 PM Change into uniform (bring uniform bags, hats in hat boxes, instruments in cases)
4:30 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
4:45 PM Leave for Wheeling HS
5:15 PM Arrive at Wheeling HS
5:20 PM Unload buses and truck
5:35 PM Go to warmup Field B
6:00 PM Warm up
6:30 PM Leave for performance field
6:45 PM Perform our show REVOLUTION AND TRIUMPH!
7:00 PM Awards for Class A and AA (drum majors only)
7:20 PM Return to buses and truck to put away equipment. We will change out of uniform at this time—you still need to wear your theme T-shirt.
7:30PM Eat something from the concession stands or that you brought.Go to stands to watch Class AAA= Crystal Lake Central, Plainfield Central, Warren,Downers Grove, Mundelein, Glenbrook South, Plainfield North, Prospect, and Wheeling. Many of these bands are some of the top in the state/country. Try to sit as a group. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. You may not leave the Wheeling HS campus at anytime. Write up three bands’ performances and earn a concert credit.
10:00 PM Awards for Class AAA and overall.
10:20 PM Load buses
10:30 PM Leave for RMHS
10:50 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms

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