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.
MANTENO HS “MAIN EVENT”
The competition we’re attending this weekend is at Manteno High School.
443 North Maple Street
Manteno, IL 60950
$15 for adults
$13 for seniors
$7 for students K-12
Souvenir programs will be available for $5
Credit cards will be accepted!
ARRIVE AT BHS: 8:49 AM
(We are going to take this time to run our costume quick changes one more time and to get responsibilities for the day set up. )
LOAD BUSSES: 10:15 AM
LEAVE BHS: 10:30 AM
ARRIVE MANTENO HS: 12:00 PM
LEGACY DRESSED AND READY IN HOMEROOM: 12:40 PM
LEGACY LEAVES FOR WARM-UP: 1:00 PM
LEGACY PERFORMS: 1:30 PM
SWINGSINGERS DRESSED AND READY IN HOMEROOM: 3:25 PM
SWINGSINGERS LEAVES FOR WARM-UP: 3:45 PM
SWINGSINGERS PERFORMS: 4:15 PM
There is no finals at this competition, so once Swingsingers have finished their performance and critique, we will load the buses with all equipment so that we can leave right after awards.
The host group, Manteno Magic, performs at 8:15 PM and the awards ceremony is at 8:45 PM, which means we should be out of there by 9:15 PM, putting us back at BHS right around 10:45 PM.
Please note that this is NOT a typical schedule. Most of our mornings will be much earlier and there will not be any sort of meeting or rehearsal at the school – we will generally just load the buses and head out.
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!