Friendswood Marching Festival Info – Saturday, September 30

On Saturday, September 30th, the Austin Band and Angels Dance Team will be competing in their first contest of the season at Friendswood High School – Henry Winston Stadium.  Information on the contest, performance schedule, ticket prices, and more can be found HERE.  Please read through the information about the contest prior to traveling in order to plan for parking and ticket prices.  Spectators will be granted in/out privileges as long as you show your wrist band.


8:30am  Band Hall Opens

9:00am Rehearsal

10:00am  Load Truck

10:15am Tailgate

11:15am  Inspection

11:30am  Load Buses

11:45am  Depart for Friendswood High School

1:00pm  Arrive at Friendswood High School

2:15pm  Band & Pit Warmup Time Begins


4:30pm  Dinner

3:45pm  Prelims Awards (The schedule for the rest of the evening will depend upon the results from prelims. If we do not make finals, we WILL be eating dinner at 4:30pm and staying to watch finals)

6:15pm  Finals Competition Begins

9:30pm  Finals Awards Ceremony

10:15pm  Depart for Austin High School

11:45pm  Arrive at Austin High School (approximate)

12:15am  Students go home (approximate)


  • Black Marching Shoes
  • BLACK Socks (calf length, NO logos)
  • Austin Band Grey Uniform Shirt
  • Austin Band Black Uniform Shorts
  • Red Water Bottle
  • Instrument
  • Marching Uniform
  • Hat Box

Students are responsible for putting away their own instrument, uniform and hat box upon arrival back at school.

Parents should register for Remind to receive a text message with a more accurate arrival time back at AHS. Mr. Demkovich will send out a message when the band leaves the stadium. To sign up for Remind, please send the message: @sfaparents to the number: 81010.

In an effort to improve our performance focus, we must act as professionals throughout the entire day. The following items will not be allowed: footballs, frisbees, baseballs/gloves, etc. Please remember to pick up your students on time at the end of the night.  See you at the contest!

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