For those of you wondering why we're going back to Homestead again this weekend, let me explain! Last weekend was Homestead's regular marching band invitational. With the advent of Scholastic class a few years ago, Homestead was tapped to host the Scholastic Class Prelims (that class's qualifier) for this region. ISSMA's guidelines for this event stipulated that in addition to hosting Scholastic Prelims, these sites were also to open to Open Class groups (our class) for an invitational. The idea was to give Open Class groups a chance to perform for ISSMA judges the week before they go to Regionals, should they choose. I feel that is a very valuable experience to have going into Regionals, so that is why we're headed back to Homestead...I hope that makes sense!
Attached is the itinerary and schedule for the contest. I did not include any additional information as it all is the same from last week. One thing I want to make sure you know is that there is a chance for rain this weekend. If the decision is made to move the contest indoors we will let you know via the band Facebook page. Please make sure you like this page so that you can receive important updates should the need arise. Thank you!