8th Grade Band Field Trip
LMEA District IV Large Ensemble Festival
Zachary High School
Friday, March 25, 2022
The festival is an opportunity for the band to perform three prepared pieces and sight-reading in front of a panel of judges to receive assessment and feedback. The highest rating a band can receive from a judge is a “1” or “Superior”. Receiving this rating from the entire panel of judges is called a “Sweepstakes”. The students have been working extremely hard to prepare for this event so we are looking forward to a great field trip and our first time going back to festival since COVID!
Maroon band polo TUCKED IN THE ENTIRE TIME, black pants with belt loops, black belt, black TALL socks, all black shoes (no joggers, leggings, or tall boots)
We will collect a $10 fee to cover the cost of entry fees, lunch, and the bus. Please pay here:
Arrive to school in band uniform. Please go to advisory as usual, eat breakfast, etc. We will call you out when it is time to report to the band room. Chaperones please plan to report around 8:00 a.m.
Leave for Zachary High School
*We will need chaperones to help unload the trailer and possibly help carry some of the large percussion equipment inside the building. The percussion traditionally report straight to the stage door and have a chaperone watch them while the brass and woodwinds enter the warm-up room. It is extremely important, as per festival rules, that the kids are quiet and do not make any sounds on their instruments while we are moving from one location to another, esp. inside the building. Once the band enters the warm-up room, any parents accompanying us can go into the theatre.
*After the performance the band will go into the sight-reading room. This room is closed to spectators. This will be a good time for any volunteers to set up for our lunch. After sight-reading, we will have pizza for the students at a location on ZHS campus. By the time the students have finished eating, we should know the results. If there is enough time, we will watch a band perform before leaving.
Leave for CMS. We will arrive before dismissal.