Here are just a few notes about competition.
Why we DO compete:
- To share our show with other groups
- To watch other groups and learn from them
- To get feedback about our show from professionals in this field
- To win
- To “beat” other schools
- To be overly critical of other groups
You will get to see and hear a lot of different things at these competitions. All schools take a different approach to their shows. It is expected that you will represent Batavia High School and this program by treating every other choir with the utmost respect.
CHESTERTON HS “TROJAN CLASSIC”
The competition we’re attending this weekend is at Chesterton High School.
2125 South 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304
Note: Even though it is in Indiana, Chesterton is on Central time!
$10 for preliminary competition
$10 for finals competition
$15 for an all day pass
Souvenir programs will be available for $3
ARRIVE AT BHS: 5:28 AM
DO. NOT. BE. LATE.
There were far too many students tardy to their call time last weekend, and it will not be okay if that happens this weekend, because we will not have a buffer of an hour of rehearsal before we leave. You MUST be on time.
LOAD BUSES: 5:45 AM
LEAVE BHS: 6:00 AM
ARRIVE CHESTERTON HS: 7:30 AM
LEGACY DRESSED AND READY IN HOMEROOM: 8:05 AM
LEGACY LEAVES FOR WARM-UP: 8:25 AM
LEGACY PERFORMS: 9:00 AM
SWINGSINGERS DRESSED AND READY IN HOMEROOM: 10:40 AM
SWINGSINGERS LEAVES FOR WARM-UP: 11:00 AM
SWINGSINGERS PERFORMS: 12:05 PM
PRELIMINARY AWARDS CEREMONY: 6:30 – 6:45 PM
- ALL GROUPS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FINALS HERE!
IF NEITHER GROUP MAKES FINALS
LOAD BUSES/LEAVE AT 7 PM (IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AWARDS)
ARRIVE BACK AT BHS BY 8:30 – 9:00 PM
IF EITHER GROUP MAKES FINALS
FINALS TIME SLOTS: 7:30 – 10:05 PM
HOST GROUP PERFORMS: 10:30 PM
FINAL AWARDS: 11:00 PM
LOAD BUSES/LEAVE AT 11:30 PM
ARRIVE BACK AT BHS BY 1:30 AM
Attire for the competition is business casual. All school dress codes apply. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers. Please do not wear clothing with holes in it. Please do not wear anything inappropriate. Make sure you are wearing shoes you will be comfortable walking around in all day.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Legacy members we will have about a half hour to get ready when we get to the school, so please do whatever is necessary to be ready on time. Often, students will arrive to BHS with their hair still in curlers/pin curls, put their makeup on during the bus ride, and then use the time at school to get their hair put together and their costume on. If that will work for you, feel free. But please make sure you will be ready to go by the time listed above so that we can talk through some notes before we go to warm-up.
WHAT TO BRING
All costume pieces
Any hair supplies or makeup necessary
Pillow/blanket for on the bus
Money for food – concessions will be available to the students all day
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Anything valuable that you don’t want to lose – homerooms will be locked when we’re not in them, but there’s no reason to bring anything to entertain yourself. There’s going to be show choir happening all day!