This Saturday, the May River HS Silver Sound Marching Ensemble will participate in it’s first ever marching  band competition.  History will be made on Saturday!!

Below is the band’s itinerary for the day, followed by the information provided the director from the show host, the Edisto High School Band Boosters.

Important to note for Saturday are the MEAL arrangements and requirements for the day:

The Band Boosters will be providing lunch after rehearsal, and a snack for the return trip home.  Students are required to bring a sack snack / lunch for the bus ride to Edisto, along with cash (approx. $10) to purchase concessions for their Dinner meal after the band’s performance at approximately 5:15pm.  Again, if your child would like to eat between 11am and the band’s departure home at 6:45pm , they will need to bring it as a sack lunch for the bus trip up, and / or cash $ for dinner.

Students are instructed to bring their coolers to rehearsal, and for use at the contest.

The band will rehearse in the morning prior to our lunch and departure.  This is customary the day of a marching contest.

The band and color guard will wear summer uniforms for this early contest.  We will wear our uniforms for the first time the week of the next contest (9/30).

We encourage parents to attend and be the band’s support in the stands for their first contest.  Carpool!  Caravan!  May River HS car flags!  Cowbells!  Blue and Silver!  Gimme an M……..Gimme an A………etc. etc.   We need you!!!!!!!!!!

For more information, questions, or comments please email Mr. Carbone @

Thank you for your continued support!!!!


David Carbone


May River High School Band Department




“Blue Machine” Invitational / Marching Band Contest

Edisto High School

500 R M Foster Road, Cordova, SC  29039


Saturday, September 16th, 2017



8:00am          Report time / Band meeting

8:15am          Move to field / Percussion move equipment

8:20am          Stretch / Visual warm-up

8:50am          Music Warm-up

9:15am          Ensemble – Segs and runs

10:15am         Runthrough

10:25am         Rehearsal dismisses / Load equipment truck / Eat lunch (provided)

11:15am         Truck departs

11:25am         Departure meeting (auditorium)

11:45am         Depart for Edisto

2:25pm            Check-in

2:40-3:10pm       Staging / Stretch

3:25-4:10pm       Warm-up / Area B

4:00pm            Percussion move to gate

4:10pm            Winds / Guard Move to gate

4:20pm            Gate time

4:26pm            Move on to field

4:30pm            PERFORMANCE / Class AA

4:45pm            Meet / Move to truck

4:50pm            Case / Load equipment

5:05pm            Move into stadium / Concessions for Dinner

5:45-6:30pm       Watch AAA Band performances

6:45pm            Depart for May River High School

9:15pm            Arrive at May River High School / Unload / Equipment Load in Band Hall

9:30pm            Band Dismissal


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