27-Oct-18: USBands New England States Championships

RAMBAND Schedule of the Week:


Please note:  All times subject to change.


Students:  Please dress in layers (bring coats and gloves to the field) appropriate for the current temperatures.  Predicted low temps are in the 30s.


Monday, October 22

CPS Performance Tour

7:00 a.m. Load Truck/Change into Uniform

7:15 a.m. Load Buses

7:30 a.m. Depart CHS

7:45 a.m. Arrive DMS Unload/Set-Up/Warm-Up

8:20 a.m. DMS Performance

9:00 a.m. Load Trucks & Buses/Depart

9:30 a.m. Arrive Doolittle Unload/Set-Up/Warm-Up

10:00 a.m. Doolittle Performance

10:45 a.m. Load Trucks & Buses/Depart

11:30 a.m. Arrive McDonalds & Arby's for lunch (Bring Money for Lunch or Bring Your Own)

12:30 p.m. Load Buses/Depart

12:45 p.m. Arrive Chapman Unload/Set-Up/Warm-Up

1:15 p.m. Chapman Performance

1:45 p.m. Load Trucks & Buses/Depart

2:00 p.m. Arrive Highland School Unload/Set-Up Warm-Up

2:30 p.m. Highland Performance

2:45 p.m. Load Trucks & Buses/Depart

Approx. 3:15 p.m. Arrive CHS, Help Unload and put all equipment, instruments, and uniforms away

Approx. 4:00 p.m. Dismissed


Tuesday, October 23


5:15 – 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, October 25


5:15 - 8:45 p.m.


Friday, October 26

Rehearsal, Pep Rally, WE-Small Pep Band Performance @ Donor Plaza, Home Football Game

Take 2nd Lunch if you have 3rd Lunch

12:30 p.m. Report to Band Room – Instruments and Flip Folders – Dress Warmly

12:45 p.m. Proceed to Stands/Set-Up/Warm-Up

1:00 p.m. Perform at Pep Rally

2:00 p.m. Return to Band Room

2:15 p.m. Wind Ensemble/Small Pep Band Logistical Rehearsal in Old Band Room

2:45 p.m. Full Marching Band Rehearsal – Practice Field

4:45 p.m. Change into Uniform Pants (WE – Full Uniform)

5:15 p.m. WE set-up to perform at Donor Plaza

5:20 – 5:45 WE Small Pep Band Performance

Approx. 5:45 p.m. Dinner Pizza or Bring Your Own (WE students will be given extra time to eat dinner if performance runs over)

6:15 p.m. Pep Band Reports

6:30 p.m. Line up outside of band room, march to stands

7:00 p.m.  Kick-Off

Approx. 8:15 p.m. Halftime Performance

3rd Quarter Break (return w/ 2 min remaining on game clock)

The remainder of Game in stands

Approx. 9:15 p.m. Return to the band room, put all instruments, equipment away

Approx. 9:30-9:45 p.m. Dismissed


Saturday, October 27

Rehearsal and Performance at US Bands NE States Championship, New Britain

9:45 a.m.  Report for Rehearsal

TBD (dependent on turf availability) - Lunch (Bring your own)

After Lunch Rehearsal Resumes

4:00 p.m. Load Trucks (Chaperones Report)

4:30 p.m. Load Buses

5:00 p.m. Depart CHS (Subway Dinner on Bus or bring your own)

5:45 p.m. Arrive, Restrooms, Unload, Change into Uniforms

6:15 p.m. Begin Warm-Up

Tentative 7:25 p.m. Move to Gate

Tentative 7:35 p.m. Gate Time

Tentative 7:45 p.m. Performance (This is the earliest performance time.  We will confirm schedule after US Bands releases performance schedule)

After Performance - Load Trucks, Change out of uniform, Watch rest of show together as a group

10:00 p.m. Awards

Approx. 11:00 p.m. Return to buses/load

Approx. 11:15 p.m. Depart

Approx. 12:00 a.m. Arrive CHS, Assist in putting all instruments and equipment away

Approx. 12:30 a.m. Attendance in Band Room/Dismissed

Veterans Memorial Stadium