Schedules

The following is the weekly rehearsal schedule for the Blazin’ Brigade:


Monday 4:00-5:50pm
Wednesday 4:00-5:50pm
Friday 3:00-4:50pm

Here is our preliminary schedule for Fall 2016. Over the summer, Blazin’ Brigade members will receive a detailed schedule for band camp and next season. Additional dates and events, including exhibition performances and band travel, will be added as they are determined. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, August 7th

1:00 – 4:00pm Dorm Check-in for guard, dance, percussion, and leadership/ Start of leadership camp and percussion, guard, and dance camp
Dinner (on your own)
6:00 – 8:30pm Leadership camp begins for leaders and GAs. Rehearsal for guard, dance, and percussion

Monday, August 8th

9:00am - 12:00pm Rehearsal for guard, dance and percussion
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 4:30pm Rehearsal for guard, dance and percussion
4:30 - 6:30pm Dinner
6:30 - 8:30pm Rehearsal for guard, dance and percussion

Tuesday, August 9th

9:00am – 12:00pm Rehearsal for guard, dance and percussion
12:00pm    Lunch
1:00 - 4:00pm Dorm Check-in for all woodwinds and brass
1:30 - 4:00pm Rehearsal for guard, dance, and percussion
3:30 - 5:00pm  Camp registration and instrument rental in front lobby of Fine Arts Bldg
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner
6:30pm New band member meeting in Whitehead Aud. (No instruments)
7:00pm Full band meeting in Whitehead Aud. (no instruments)
7:30 - 8:00pm Part placement in sectionals
8:00 - 8:30pm Full Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, August 10th

9:00am - 12:00pm Marching rehearsal
12:00pm Lunch  
1:30 - 3:00 Freshmen orientation meeting (mandatory for all new VSU students)
1:30 - 3:00pm Sectionals for all returning members
3:00 - 4:00pm Music Rehearsal
4:00 - 6:00pm  Dinner
6:00 - 8:30pm Marching/Music rehearsal

Thursday, August 11th

8:00am - 11:00am Marching/Music rehearsal
11:00am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Sectionals and Music Rehearsals
4:00 - 6:00pm Dinner
6:00 - 8:30pm Marching/Music Rehearsal

Friday, August 12th

8:00am - 11:00am Marching/Music rehearsal
11:00am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Sectionals and Music Rehearsals
4:00 - 6:00pm Dinner
6:00 - 8:30pm Marching/Music Rehearsal

Saturday, August 13th

8:00am - 11:00am Marching/Music rehearsal
11:00am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Sectionals and Music Rehearsals
4:00 - 6:00pm Dinner
6:00 - 8:30pm Marching/Music Rehearsal

Sunday, August 14th

8:00am - 11:00am Marching/Music rehearsal
11:00am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Sectionals and Music Rehearsals
4:00 Done for the day

Monday, August 15th

4:00 - 5:50pm First Day of School (Regular Schedule Begins)

2016 Performance Calendar

Meet the Blazers 

(new student orientation event)

Date and Time - TBA

Sept 3

Home vs Albany State (7:00 pm) 

Sept 17

@ North Alabama
(possible pep-band)
or District II Marching Jamboree (Cairo HS)

Sept 24

Home vs West Florida (7:00)

Sept 26

Southern Open Marching Exhibition (evening)
(at our stadium)

Oct 1

vs Kentucky State
Game played in Waycross, GA

Oct 8

Home vs West Georgia (7:00) 

Oct 15

Possible Exhibition performance
(full band)

Oct 22

Homecoming Parade (morning)
Home vs Delta State (3:00)

Oct 29

@ Florida Tech
(possible pep-band)

Nov 5

@ West Alabama
(possible pep-band)

Nov 12 Home vs Shorter University

*We will not travel to all pep-band games listed. Exact trips will be determined later based on playoff implications, budget, other schedule conflicts, etc.
*We will also perform at playoff games (if played at home, or close to Valdosta) and National Championship game (if applicable).
*We will solidify our exhibition performances ASAP!