2021 Fall Band Championships

DATE
October 25, 2021

LOCATION
Waco ISD Athletic Complex
1401 S. New Road
Waco, TX 76711

TAPPS TICKETS
With the pandemic continuing across the state, we are requiring fans to purchase a no charge ticket to assist with contact tracing should that be necessary.  By redeeming the ticket, you are certifying you are COVID symptom free at that time.

WACO TRAFFIC MAP
Here is a live site of current conditions.  Save this link and check it on your way in. It will show delays, alt routes, and live camera feeds. Most construction is on the NORTH side of town. 

ENTRANCE & PARKING LOTS 
ALL Bands have a specific lot to park in.  Please let parents and fans know to proceed to the spectator entrance. 

WACO ISD FACILITY MAP
Please review the facility map for assigned parking and flow of traffic from on deck to performance to clinic.

CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION
Plan on arriving 1 hour prior to your warm-up time and check-in at the Registration Tent near Entrance #3.  You will need time to check-in, unload, and warm-up prior to arriving at the Pre-Deck area.

FEES
Drumline – $150
Field/Marching Band – $225
Please bring to check-in, checks made payable to TAPPS.

STATIONS
Warm-up Areas
You will warm-up near your vehicles this year to help keep cross traffic low.
A- Pre-deck
Please move to area A at the scheduled time. You will wait there until the group ahead of you starts to move out of area B to perform. A group photo will be taken here.
B- On-deck
As soon as the group ahead of you completes their performance and they start moving off the field, you will take your place in the performance area. At this station you will be asked to verify the announcing message.  The ramp to get from A to B is really steep.  You may use the long ramp with a lower degree grade if needed.
C- Performance
Prep play while setting up is allowed.  Set-up begins as soon as you begin making your way from On-Deck end-zone to Perform.  Once you are set, the announcer will make an announcement of your group. When your performance is over, you will exit to the opposite side of the stadium for your clinic.
D- Clinic
The ramp out of the stadium to the clinic area is steep.  Please make sure your students are prepared for the incline and support your equipment/instruments from the back.  The clinicians we have are really awesome musicians.  Please make sure your students are ready to learn something from them. 

2021 FALL BAND & DRUMLINE SCHEDULEUPDATED
Be ready and transition quickly.  

AWARDS & PHOTOS
Awards ceremonies will take place as indicated on the schedule.
Field Band and Marching Band Awards:   Full Bands should sit together in the stands. Drum Majors or Band Directors will pick up awards at the TAPPS tent when announced.
Drumline Awards:  Full Drumline squads should sit in the stands or, spread out along the fence. Only Drum captains will come up to receive the award when announced.

2021 Bush’s Chicken Boxed Lunch Order Form
Bush’s Chicken has a contract with WISD and will open the concession stand on the spectator side for pick up of pre-ordered meals and drinks. Boxed lunches must be pre-ordered and paid as a school when you pick up the order.  Order may include students, directors, parents, & fans.
Pre-orders are due by 6:00 PM on SUNDAY, OCT 24.

JUDGE AND CLINICIAN BIOS
Fall Band Bios 
Drumline Bios

FOLLOW THE ACTION
Twitter  @TAPPSband
Facebook  TAPPSbiz
Live Stream  TAPPS TV Network

PHOTOS
Photos will be will be available at TAPPS Smugmug

2021 COVID PROTOCOLS