Valencia Classic Marching Invitational

The Valencia Classic is our First competition this season held in Los Lunas, NM. Parents may attend the event, tickets are $5 on site. Directions to Valencia High School can be found Here.

Valencia Classic Marching Invitational

Valencia High School – Los Lunas, NM

Saturday, October 5, 2019


*ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE GRAY SUSPENSIONS SHIRT ON FOR REHEARSAL. All students will travel to and from this event with the band.

1:00pm Pit arrives to EHS marching field to set up for practice/run-through

1:15pm Woodwind/Brass at field to stretch/ visual warm up - Battery at grass field for warm up (allow time to put your uniform in the band room before you arrive at the field.)

1:40pm Run through show at marching field

2:30pm Change into uniforms, fix hair, etc.

3:10pm Inspection outside Activities Office (no jewelry, minimal make-up, ALL black socks that are at least “crew length”)

3:15pm Load buses

3:30pm Depart for Valencia High School (small snack on bus)

4:45pm Pit unloads truck / warm up

5:10pm Woodwind/Brass/Battery report for warm up

(Sousaphones, battery, woodwind, brass students will need instruments at this time)

5:40pm Walk to performance area

6:00pm Perform

6:15pm Load truck / eat pizza dinner in parking lot (location TBA)/ collect uniform shirt

7:20pm Watch Sandia perform

7:35pm Load buses and depart for EHS

8:45pm Arrive at EHS (sousaphones and larger instruments unload.) Pit and battery stays on the truck


9:15pm Dismiss


*You are representing our school and our program! You will be on your best behavior the entire day. If there are any issues with behavior, a parent will be contacted, and you will be sent home. This may also affect your chances of participating at Zia on October 19. FOLLOW ALL RULES AND REQUESTS BY THE DIRECTORS, STAFF, AND PARENT VOLUNTEERS.

*No negative comments will be made about other groups. It takes one comment from students, family, and friends to tarnish our reputation. We will be a class act.

*Students who are not eligible will travel with the band but will not be in uniform. These students will be wearing jeans with their Suspensions shirt (tucked in) and tennis shoes. They will assist with moving equipment.