Post date: Oct 17, 2012 4:37:22 PM

Our remaining schedule finds us in USBands (formerly the United States Scholastic Band Association). USBands is a national circuit, meaning that there are shows that are held throughout the United States on any given weekend. This coming weekend, USBands will be hosting shows in PA, RI, NJ, VA, MD, CT, TX, AZ, and MS.

By participating in USBands, we are exposing our organization to audiences and adjudicators that have never seen HMK. As a collective, we need to challenge ourselves to strive for excellence in all aspects in order to represent ourselves and our community at the highest level possible!

USBANDS Regional Qualifying @ Cedar Cliff HS (10.27)

Guard/Percussion Report: 9:00 AM

Winds Report: 11:00 AM

Rehearse: 12:00-3:30 PM

Load Truck: 3:30 PM

Load Buses: 5:00 PM

Leave HHS: 5:15 PM

Arrive: 6:00 PM

HMK Performs: 8:15 PM

Awards: 9:05

Return to HHS (tentative): 10:00 PM

USBANDS Pennsylvania State Championships @ West Chester University (11.03)

Guard and Percussion Report: 10:00 AM

Winds Report: 12:00 PM

Ensemble Rehearsal: 1:00-4:00 PM

Load Truck: 4:00 PM

Load Buses: 5:00 PM

Leave HHS: 5:15 PM

Arrive: 6:25 PM

HMK Performs: 8:25 PM

WCU Performs: RIGHT AFTER! :)

Awards: 9:15 PM

Return to HHS (tentative): 10:30 PM

USBANDS National Championships @ MetLife Stadium (11.10)

*TIMES ARE TENTATIVE. Final Championship slotting will not occur until November 5th. We are currently planning for the earliest possible performance time, however this could adjust forward or backward based on our final seeding.

Currently, there are a total of 145 bands who are scheduled to compete at USBands National Championships! Of those 145 bands, there are 23 bands who are in our size classification (Group V is 101-135 members), including some of the best bands from MA, NY, CT, NJ, VA, PA, MD, and TX!


*Load Truck: 10:00 AM

*Load Buses: 10:45 AM

*Leave: 11:00 AM (we will make a pit stop on the way)

*Arrive: 3:00 PM

*HMK Performs: TBA (between 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM)

Awards: 11:00 PM

Return to HHS: Late - my best guess is between 2:00 and 3:00 AM!