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Madison Scouts and Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps

Hello All!

This Wednesday at 8PM at Olsen Field on the Campus of Morningside College the Madison Scouts and the Casper Troopers will be performing a FREE show for all who are in the area. If you are around I highly recommend coming out to the show. Drum and Bugle Corps is like marching band but on Steroids! These young people practice 8-12 hours a day and travel all around the country to compete in competitions much like the ones we go to in the fall. On Wednesday they are in between shows and Morningside College brought them in to put on a show for us! If you are in town I highly recommend coming out. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED! The Show is FREE and it will last about an hour. All is welcome. I hope to see you all there.

Luke Sursely
North High School Director of Bands
4200 Cheyenne Blvd Sioux City, IA 51104 – Email

Final Marching Band Weekend Schedule

8:30am – School Opens

8:45am – Chaperone meeting & Student Meeting

9:00am – Load bus

9:30pm – Depart North High School – Vermillion, SD – Dakota Dome

10:30pm – Arrive in Vermillion, SD – Dress

11:00pm – Sectionals

11:15pm – Field Warm-up

12:05pm – Gate

12:30pm – Perform

12:45pm – Talk/Dress/Load – De-plume at the busses – Keep your shako

1:15pm – Lunch at the dome bring $$

2:30pm – Depart Vermillion, SD and heading to Waukee, IA

6:30pm – Arrive in Waukee, IA High School – dinner on your own bring $$$
do not over eat.

-Please dress in full uniform after dinner.

7:45pm – Head to Warm-up site

8:00pm – Warm-up with pit equipment

9:10pm – Walk to gate

9:25pm – Gate – we go on after Marshalltown

9:40pm – Performance

10:25pm – Awards – DM in uniform

10:45pm – Meet at busses – Use the bathroom before we leave

11:00pm – Depart for SCNHS

3:00am – Arrive SCNHS

Prop and pit parents report to stadium at 11:30am and 8:30pm

Festival of Bands Information

Saturday will be a long day. Make sure to eat both breakfast and Lunch! Bring a snack and water for the afternoon/early evening. Please refrain from energy drinks and junk food until the performances are done. We will not get a chance to eat dinner until after our FINALS performance. I know! Very inconvenient. BE PREPARED!

 11:15am – School Opens

11:30am – Chaperone meeting

11:45am – Load bus

12:15pm – Depart North High School – Sioux Falls, SD

1:45pm – Arrive at Howard Wood Field – Dress and use bathroom

2:15pm – Warm-up in Parking lot at Canaries Stadium – Full Uniform

3:15pm – Pit pack up

4:00pm – Head to gate

4:15pm – Gate

4:30pm – Perform

4:45pm – Head to busses and put away gear. Chaperones will walk us there and back move quickly.

5:30pm – Awards – DM in uniform

6:00pm – Meet at busses for further instructions

 If we make Finals we will eat at the stadium (bring money$$$). We will then head to the buses and get warmed up for the show. This all depends on when we perform.

 10:00pm – Awards at Howard Wood Field

10:30pm – Load bus and leave for Sioux City North HS

12midnight – 1:00am – Arrive at SCN

 If we do not make finals we will head to the mall for dinner then head home shortly after. We would make it home around 9PM.


The weather will be chilly. Please bring appropriate clothing!


Parents helping with Props and Frontline equipment need to report to the trailer at 3:30pm. The band trailer will be at Howard Wood Field in the North East Lot.


UpComing events

**Friday, September 20th from 5:30-7:00 the Band will host a Pre-Game Meal.  This is located at the shelter by the east endzone of Olsen Stadium.  We are serving Nachos with the works, dessert and water for $6.00.  Please come out and support the North High Band!

The North Middle School Band will be marching with the High School Band for the  Homecoming game that noght as well.

**Saturday, September 28th is the 16th Annual StarFest Marching Band Competition held at Olsen Stadium. 

**Saturday, October 5th is The Festival of Bands Competition in Sioux Falls.

**Saturday, October 12th is Marching Band Competitions in Sheldon and Orange City.

**Tuesday, October 15th is the Indoor Marching Band Concert at North High.

**Saturday, October 19th is Marching Band Competitions in Vermillion and Waukee.

Marching Band Schedule 2013

The band will perform the following dates:

Thursday, September 5th Varsity Football game against Heelan

Friday, September 20th Varsity Football game against CB AL

Saturday, September 28th StarFest

Thursday, October 3rd Varsity Football game against Johnston

Saturday, October 5th Festival of Bands

Saturday, October 12th Sheldon – Orange City

Friday, October 18th Varsity Football game against Ames

Saturday, October 19th Quad State – Waukee


Carolina Crown Drum Corps Clinic and Show

On July 9, the Carolina Crown will be hosting a drum corps clinic and show in Sioux Falls. The cost is $25 which will include the clinic and the show. The clinic will be at 1 PM, and the show is that evening at 7:30 PM. You will need your instrument, sunscreen, water, food and/or $ for food. We will plan on meeting at the Tyson at around 10 AM and will return sometime around midnight. If you are interested in going, please let Mr. Henderson know ASAP!  Transportation will be provided by Dr. Gausman.