ABOUT THE EVENT
Perform the National Anthem in front of all of your adoring fans. DRUMS on the OHIO gives local students an opportunity to perform the National Anthem kicking off the show. Area music education professionals will be on hand to rehearse with students prior to the performance.
OPEN TO 6TH GRADE THROUGH ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADES
(GRADE FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR)
REGISTER BY SUNDAY, JUNE 9 AND RECEIVE A FREE EVENT SHIRT
STUDENTS WHO PERFORM MUST PURCHASE A TICKET TO THE SHOW
FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE
Our Presenting Sponsor, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, has generously provided 50 FREE TICKETS to students who sign-up to perform the National Anthem. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Students who take advantage of these free tickets MUST sit in the designated section together at the show after performing the anthem.
PLEASE NOTE: LARGE GROUPS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TICKETS. THOSE TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION.
ANY GROUPS REGISTERING ARE ENCOURAGED TO BUY GROUP TICKETS.
IF YOUR TICKET IS BEING PURCHASED BY A PARENTS OR A GROUP AND YOU ARE SITTING IN OTHER SEATS, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR FREE TICKET.
DATE: Monday, June 24, 2019
LOCATION: F.J. Reitz High School, Reitz Bowl, Evansville’s West Side
ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, JUNE 21.
Students should arrive to REITZ BOWL on show day between 5:00PM-5:30PM.
If you are a band director and would like for your group of students to participate, please send an email to Anthem@DRUMSontheOHIO.com with the subject line “GROUP FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM.”
WHAT TO BRING:
Your instrument, a wire music stand (if you have one), and some clips (or rubber bands) for your music.
Be sure to wear comfortable clothing as it will be warm.
IF YOU HAVE A SHIRT FROM LAST YEAR’S NATIONAL ANTHEM, PLEASE WEAR YOUR SHIRT TO THIS YEAR’S EVENT.
REGISTER BY JUNE 9 TO RECEIVE A FREE EVENT SHIRT.
After June 9, we cannot guarantee you will receive a shirt.
DAY OF SHOW INSTRUCTIONS
The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps will be wrapping up their rehearsal around 5pm. Students are welcome to come (with their ticket) and watch them put the finishing touches on their show before they are in uniform later that evening. Once the rehearsal is finished, we will quickly clear the stadium and allow students with a ticket to start getting ready for the clinic that will start at 5:35 pm.
The gates will officially open at 5:30 pm. Students should come to a main gate with their equipment AND TICKET to gain entry in to the stadium. If you have already downloaded and printed your music (available at the link above), please bring that along with you. We will have extra copies available when you check-in if you still need a part. Come down to field level (50 yd line) and staff will have shirts ready to pass out for those of you who pre-registered.
We will break up in to small sections and quickly work out our parts (have any questions about fingerings ready to go!). Once sectionals have completed we will rehearse all together.
Once 7pm hits — it’s showtime! Have your parents ready to roll with the cameras!
After finishing, students will have a chance to put your instruments away and store them on the front sideline. You can retrieve them during intermission or at the end of the show. Whichever works better for you.