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Maryland Trip Itinerary Available

The tentative trip itinerary for the Maryland trip on September 19 & 20, 2003 is now available.

Important note:  Due to upcoming weather conditions, the schedule may need to change at the last minute.  Listen to announcements for any necessary changes!
(a final itinerary will be distributed prior to our departure on Friday)

Friday, September 19

          8:00 a.m. - Load buses at Coliseum
      • Park cars on practice field
      • Receive final version of itinerary
      • Eat breakfast before you arrive
      • Receive per diem                                         
          8:30 a.m. - Leave Morgantown
        11:30 a.m. - Arrive at Martinsburg High School
      • Eat lunch upon arrival (in travel uniform)
      • Dress for performance and warmup following lunch
          1:30 p.m. - Performance at Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, WV
      • We will perform outside if weather permits/ indoors if it does not
      • Load up following performance
         2:45 p.m. - Depart Martinsburg High School

          4:00 p.m. - Arrive at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, MD

          5:00 p.m. - Leave the Mall

          5:30 p.m. - Arrive at Linganore High School in Frederick, MD
      • Eat in travel uniform         
          6:30 p.m. - Band show begins
      • We will perform at approximately 7:30 p.m.
      • We will perform outside if weather permits/ indoors if it does not
      • Load buses following performance
          8:45 p.m. - Depart Linganore High School

          9:30 p.m. - Arrive at hotel
      • Check-in upon arrival
      • If you want your phones and pay T.V.'s "turned on", simply present a credit card at the front desk to have them switched on.
      • Be good and keep the noise level down - YOU KNOW WHAT WE MEAN!   
Saturday, September 20

          Morning - Eat breakfast at hotel area
      • Several restaurants/fast foods places are within walking distance of hotel
          9:00 a.m. - Begin loading buses and checking out

          9:30 a.m. - Leave hotel

        10:30 a.m. - Arrive in Washington, D.C. mall/museum area to sight-see
      • Eat lunch in area (eat big!)
      • Maps and tour information will be available on final itinerary
          2:30 p.m. - Begin loading buses
      • EXACT loading spot will be announced
          2:45 p.m. - Depart downtown Washington, D.C.

          4:00 p.m. - Arrive in College Park, MD and dress

          4:30 p.m. - Begin moving to the stadium     
      • Will go up into the stadium seats first
          6:00 p.m. - WVU vs. U. of Maryland
      • We perform both at pregame and halftime
      • Dinner?   Yummy concession food!!
   Approx. 10:00 p.m. - Return to buses, change, and load up
      • It is suggested that you have a change of dry clothes on the bus
   Approx. 10:30 p.m. - Depart College Park
      • Due to the time of night, we will not plan on stopping on the way back.  Plan accordingly!        
   Approx.   3:00 a.m. -  Arrive back in Morgantown
      • Buses will help transport students back to Towers and the downtown campus   

Hotel Information:
        Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
        Two Montgomery Village Avenue 
        Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
        (301) 948-8900 

Items to bring:
  • Complete uniform, instrument, music, etc.
  • Personal belongings (with dry clothes!).  Remember, we are only going to be gone for one night!
  • Personal hats/ponchos/etc. to help keep you dry.  We will have the band ponchos to give out.
  • Personal spending money.  All meals will be provided (either by the high schools or through per diem).
  • Munchies for Saturday on the bus, if desired.