Pigskin tickets will go on sale Monday (October 3) at the booster meeting at 6pm, 6 tickets maximum $7 each
The competition, known as Pigskin Jubilee, is held at either our McAllen Memorial Stadium or the La Joya ISD Stadium. The 2011-2012 Pigskin competition will be held at La Joya. It is the focal point of the fall season for every high school band in the area. All over the state of Texas, high school bands are preparing to participate in their own Pigskin Jubilee or equivalent marching contest. Every other year, bands that receive a Superior Rating at Pigskin advance to the Area G UIL Marching Contest.
Mr. Egger tells us that upper classmen have an advantage over most freshmen for marching spots because of their playing and marching experience. However, the band staff tries to make sure that everyone has a chance to march on the field at some point during the season. Mr. Egger has a goal that every student appears on the field by the second or third game..
As band boosters, we will be helping support our kids by decorating the band hall for the week of pigskin and providing treats through out their practices. Some of the section parents even treat their sections to lunch/dinner the day of (or before) Pigskin. Scavenger hunts are usually done the night prior to Pigskin.
One last word about Pigskin Competition. There are so many schools in the state competing for marching competition honors, only half of the areas are eligible to go to regional competition during a given year. As a result, 5A schools from South Texas only go to regional competition every other year. The 2011-2012 school year is not a state competition year for McHi band. During a state competition year, if the band earns a first division rating at the Pigskin competition, the band will advance to the next level of competition, Area G Marching Contest. If the band places high enough at this competition, the band then advances to the UIL State Marching Contest.
Saturday, Oct. 22nd
8:45 a.m. Meet at Band Hall
9:00 a.m. Rehearsal
11:00 a.m. Rehearsal ends, load the trucks & band hall closes
4:00 p.m. BAND HALL OPENS
4:30 p.m. ALL MEET AT BAND HALL
5:30 p.m. INSPECTION
6:15 p.m. Load and Leave (get a snack and water from Boosters as we load the bus)
7:00 p.m. Arrive at La Joya and unload
7:55 p.m. WARM-UP
8:25 p.m. Moving Time
8:45 p.m. MC HI BAND PERFORMS “TEN YEARS LATER”
9:00 pm Meal provided by Boosters
9:45 p.m. Grande Finale
10:30 p.m. Receive Ratings
11:15 p.m. Leave for Mighty McHi