2012 Open Class Nationals Schedule Set for MetLife Stadium

2 Days, 100 of the Nation's Finest Bands

Thanks to the National Football League, two away games by the New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as a school calendar-friendly Veteran’s Day holiday, a spectacular weekend of Open Class competition will fill MetLife Stadium on a Saturday and Sunday for the first time in over a decade.alg_metlife_stadium.jpg
 
The 2012 USBands Open Class National Championships will march into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, providing two days of non-stop action to cap off the 2012 fall marching band season.
 
The tentative schedule for Saturday will kick off with the Group III Open bands from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. before the first awards ceremony of the day. The evening session will feature Group V Open bands from 5–8 p.m. and the Group VI Open bands from 8–11 p.m., with the second award ceremony being held at 11 p.m.
 
Sunday’s tentative  competition will begin with Group I Open bands from 9–11 a.m., followed immediately by the Group II Open Competition from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.  The Group I Open and II Open awards ceremony will conclude the early session between 4–5 p.m.  The Group IV Open bands will take to the field under the lights from 5–11p.m. followed by the Group IV Award Ceremony.
 
Final schedules will be completed as the exact number of bands per group are determined after summer band camps on or about Sept. 1.
 
The observance of Veteran’s Day by schools on Monday allows for USBands to provide an opportunity for more students to perform under the bright lights of the big stadium than ever before!
 
Saturday, Nov. 10

III Open                9 AM–4 PM
V Open                5 PM–8 PM
VI Open               8 PM–11 PM

Sunday, Nov. 11

I Open                  9 AM–11 AM
II Open                 11 AM – 4 PM
IV Open               5 PM–11 PM

Disclaimer: Final schedules will be completed as the exact number of bands per group are determined after summer band camps on or about Sept. 1.
 
Registration for the 2012 USBands Open Class Nationals is still available online. If you have questions about your band’s participation, contact Melissa Reese at MReese@YEA.org, Jon Swengler at Jonathan@YEA.org or Rich Hammond at Rich@YEA.org.
 
 

 

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