North Stars Music

Poise, Pride, Perfection

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 Dates

Date                 Event                       Location                          Time

October 3             FB v. Johnston            Morningside College               5pm

October 5           Festival of Bands         Sioux Falls, SD                            All-Day

October 12          ISHMA – Dutchmen FC  Sheldon & Orange City      All-Day

October 15          Indoor Marching Concert             NHS Gym                 Evening

October 19        Quad State – Waukee Invite       Vermillion & Waukee  All-Day

October 26        All State Auditions                           Storm Lake, IA             Day

November 2    NWIA Honor Band Audition         Storm Lake                      Day

November 21-23    All-State Music Festival          Ames                               Day

December 16           NHS Winter Concert                NHS Gym                  Evening

January 11             NWIA Honor Band Festival     Eppley Aud.             All-Day

January 21           Jazz Band Concert                        NHS Aud.                 Evening

March 6                NHS Band Concert                           NHS Aud.             Evening

April 12                IHSMA Solo & Ensemble           West High School       Day

April 28             Jazz Concert                                   Bellevue Ballroom        Evening

May 2                Spring Concert                         NHS Aud.                             7pm


All dates are subject to change.

Pep Band and Jazz Band schedules will be released in the coming weeks.