The pulse of any band is the Percussion Section, and the pulse of the Bands of America Honor Band in the Tournament of Roses will be heard all along Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevards! We know that this rehearsal for the percussion section places additional time and financial restraints on each member, however, with the limited rehearsal time in California it is vital to the success of the Honor Band.
Please carefully read the contents of this letter, as it will provide many specifics for the weekend in Indianapolis that coincides with the Bands of America Grand National Championships, November 11-13.
The following important event documents can be accessed at the link below:
Travel to Indianapolis
If you are flying to Indianapolis and require a shuttle, you should have indicated this on the Percussion Weekend Travel Form you submitted with payment by October 1st. If you are still in need of a shuttle to or from the airport, please respond to this email so that we can arrange a schedule and payment.
Indianapolis Airport Shuttles: After deplaning, proceed to the bottom of the escalator at baggage claim. There will be a representative there to meet you.
Housing Information: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 501 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
If you are driving to Indianapolis, directions to the Fairfield Inn & Suites are enclosed. Overnight self-parking is $45 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The telephone number is 317.627.2274.
When you arrive at the hotel, please ask for a packet of information that will be waiting for you. For those students staying with family, a credit card will be required for incidentals on the room. A Music for All staff member will be at the hotel to assist with hotel check in and to answer any questions.
You will be fitted for your uniform on site. We have submitted your sizes and will just be doing final jacket fittings.
Grand Nationals Final Tickets
Each student will receive a finals ticket to get into the stadium and also a wristband to access field level to perform. Parents and family members will also receive a ticket, and will be sitting with the students during finals. Students will receive tickets on the carter bus on their way to Lucas Oil Stadium. Family members’ tickets will be included in their check in packet upon arrival to the hotel. Family members that will not be at the Saturday rehearsal, a shuttle will pick you up at the hotel at 6:00 PM to bring you to Lucas Oil Stadium.