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7th Annual
Valencia High School Field Show Tournament
Hello and Once Again, Congratulations on Last Week's Awards!

This week we have two comps, but you will get a separate email for each. Today we are talking about Thursday's competition up in lovely Valencia , of orange-growing fame. Kids will be excused from 5th and 6th periods to to be bused out there, and it's going to be a late night!

Remember, 7 am practice is canceled for the next morning, but students still need to show up at 7:50 am so Mr. McKeown can take roll.

As usual, we have put together an itinerary with detailed information on your student's day; you can download it directly here .

Where Is the Tournament?

The 7th Annual Valencia High School Field Show Tournament will be held at Valencia High School: 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia CA 91355. Driving time varies a LOT depending on traffic — it can be anywhere from 40 minutes (no traffic) to two and a half hours (at rush hour).

Important Times for Thursday

  • 1:15 pm: Buses depart Samohi
  • 8:30 pm: Vikings' showtime at Valencia High School
  • Plan to arrive at least 30-45 minutes beforehand to allow for parking and seating. Entry is only allowed between each performance.
  • 10:45 - 11:15 pm: Pick up at Samohi, after truck is unloaded
For Students: What to Bring

  • Water in a reusable container
  • Your Dinkles and black socks (white socks for Front Ensemble)
  • Navy blue football shirt and shorts/leggings
  • A packed lunch to eat at Samohi, snacks for later, and money for concessions. Dinner is served at competitions.
  • School work and reading books for downtime
  • Warm clothes to change into after your performance

For Parents: What to Do

  • Drive out to cheer at the competition. Our kids' show time is 8:30 pm. Make sure to come earlier to support the band and our host school. Entrance is $10/person at the gate.

  • Cheer with your Viking Parents Tribe! Jump into the rabbit hole of Wonderland t-shirts in the stands!

  • Take loads of photos and share in our Flickr Stream! Flickr login: samohiband; password: vikings100
  • If you haven't yet, please donate to the marching band. Every dollar helps fund this amazing program, and it's 100% tax-deductible! You can send in a check (made out to "SMAPA" with Marching Band in the memo line) to the Band Room, or you can pay online here: Direct Donation Payment.

Any Questions? 

Send us a line:

Lisa and Pat Proft, Tournament Coordinators:
Yunilda Pacchioni-Esquivel, VP of Marching Band:
Kevin McKeown, Director of Bands:

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