I have been getting quite a few questions and wanted to address some of them in this post:
Tickets can be purchased at the event or ahead of time from http://www.youthinmusic.org Tickets will need to be purchased for both prelims and finals. MANY parents are asking if we are going to make finals. I have NO IDEA but I can tell you that if we dont make finals, we are going to eat after finals are announced by the buses and then leave for Mitchell (the kids will be able to see all of the 4A bands and most of the 3A bands in prelims). If we make finals, we will still eat as a group but will be leaving MUCH later in the evening. I would probably suggest purchasing finals tickets only after its announced.
Nicole Fuhrer and Lydia Brink are arranging a breakfast that we will distribute to the kids in Mankato (an hour before our final destination around 7:30AM or so). This is provided from meal money...so no need to bring money for this.
Students can eat in the dome....lots to choose from.
Pizza will be provided from meal money. All band members will be able to eat.
If you are helping out at the competition, please check out the attached map. We need ALL parents that are helping with food, props, etc to meet us at the #2 location on the map no later than 9AM. At this point, you will receive your credentials to get into the venue. You will not need tickets for prelims or finals but your family WILL.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me...or come see me at conferences tomorrow night.