Spectator Guide: USBands Indoor Championships

Everything you need to know for Sun., April 6

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Thank you for planning to attend the 2014 USBands Indoor Championship Event this Sun., April 6, at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, N.J.

We hope to provide our spectators, performers, instructors, volunteers and adjudicators with an exceptional show-day experience.

Please review the information below for all information related to Sunday's event.

Best of luck to your ensemble this weekend!


Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Box Office near the Spectator Entrance for $15 each. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards will all be accepted.

Children ages 6 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Spectators may sit in sections 111-117.

Performers who wish to watch performances MUST sit in either of the end-zone sections, 107-110 or 118-121. 

Tickets are also available prior to the event directly through your color guard or percussion ensemble. Please contact your director for more information.

Seating Area

Spectator Seating Area - Toms River


Credentials & Floor Access

Unit directors will receive wristbands for each performer and up to 10 staff members, which are good for admission to the school and Pine Belt Arena.

Directors may also request Floor Access wristbands for all parent volunteers and/or floor/prop crews. These wristbands will allow personnel to enter the performance floor from the staging hallway. Patrons wearing Floor Access wristbands will still need to purchase a ticket to the event in order to gain entry for other groups' performances.

Concourse Offerings

  • Color Guard & Percussion Eventwear
  • Music-related wearables
  • Arigrams
  • Candygrams
  • Programs
  • Flowergrams
  • Watergrams
  • Concessions

Toms River Concourse Map

Video recording devices will NOT be permitted inside the arena. DVDs of your ensemble's performance will be on sale during this event. They will be shipped via mail approximately four to six weeks after the event. 

Parking & Event Flow

Buses and trucks should enter the north entrance to campus. Bus parking will be indicated in BLUE on the map below, while equipment truck parking is designated in LIME GREEN behind the building.

Upon arrival, units may use the GREEN unloading area behind the building. Once buses are unloaded, they must continue to the bus parking area.

All cars and personal vehicles should enter at the south entrance and use the parking areas designated in PINK on the map below. No personal vehicles will be permitted to enter at the north entrance. 

Toms River Parking Map

Special Venue Notes

  • Doors will open at 9 a.m.
  • Performances will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Independent units may enter via the Bus & Truck Entrance (north).
  • Spectators will have access to the Pine Belt Arena and concourse area.
  • Parents without wristbands will not be permitted "backstage" or in the main campus of Toms River North HS.

Pine Belt Arena
1245 Old Freehold Rd.
Toms River, N.J. 08753
Toms River North HS Campus 

From the North: 

Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 82, continue east on Route 37 to first traffic light. Cross through the intersection and take the jug handle to cross back over Route 37 onto Route 166. Proceed North on Route 166 and turn right at the light onto Old Freehold Rd. Pine Belt Arena is 1 mile down on the right.

From the South: 

Take Exit 83 from Garden State Parkway to Route 9 North. Proceed to traffic light and turn right at light onto Route 571. At the next light, turn right onto Old Freehold Rd. Pine Belt Arena will be on the left.

From the West: 

Take Route 70 East to Lakehurst, then take Route 37 East. Cross under Garden State Parkway. At the next traffic light, cross through the intersection and take the jug handle to cross back over Route 37 onto Route 166. Proceed North on Route 166, and turn right at the first light onto Old Freehold Rd. Pine Belt Arena is 1 mile down on the right.

From I-95 / Trenton: 

Take I-195 East to Route 34. Stay to the right and take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 82. Continue east on Rt 37 to first traffic light. Cross through the intersection and take the jug handle to cross back over Route 37 onto Route 166. Proceed North on Route 166 and turn right at the light onto Old Freehold Road. Pine Belt Arena is 1 mile down on the right.

Buses and trucks
will need to avoid the Garden State Parkway due to restrictions. Take I-95 (NJ Turnpike North or South) to I-195 Eastbound, Exit 7. Follow I-195 East to Exit 28A, US-9 South. Follow US-9 South for 12 miles. Merge onto NJ-571/Indian Head Road (Home Depot will be in front of you). Follow NJ-571 for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Old Freehold Road. The school will be on the left. 

Weather Forecast

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 Official Schedule

Performance times are subject to changePlease check back for adjustments.

09:30 AM Scholastic Elementary Guard : Haddon Heights Elementary Guard Short Circuit (Haddon Heights, NJ)
09:39 AM Scholastic Middle School Guard : Haddon Heights Middle School Synergy (Haddon Heights, NJ)
09:48 AM Scholastic Novice Guard : Fort Lee HS Guard (Fort Lee, NJ)
09:57 AM Scholastic A Guard : Brien McMahon A Guard (Norwalk, CT)
10:06 AM Scholastic A Guard : Brick Township HS Guard (Brick, NJ)
10:15 AM Scholastic A Guard : Hunterdon Central Regional HS JV Guard (Flemmington, NJ)
10:24 AM Scholastic A Guard : Fair Lawn High School Guard (Fair Lawn, NJ)
10:33 AM Scholastic A Guard : Washington Township High School Guard (Sewell, NJ)
10:42 AM Scholastic A Guard : Hackettstown High School Colorguard (Hackettstown, NJ)
10:51 AM Scholastic A Guard : Bloomfield High School Guard (Bloomfield, NJ)
11:00 AM Scholastic A Guard : Pequannock Township Guard (Pompton Plains, NJ)
11:09 AM Scholastic A Guard : Randolph High School Guard (Randolph, NJ)
11:18 AM Independent A Guard : DoubleB Independent (Bayonne, NJ)
11:27 AM Independent A Guard : Aurora Independent Core Music and the Arts (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
11:36 AM BREAK
12:05 PM Independent 2A Guard : Aero Independent (Philadelphia, PA)
12:15 PM Independent 2A Guard : True Colors Independent (Clifton, NJ)
12:25 PM Independent 2A Guard : Plainfield Independent Colorguard (Central Village, CT)
12:35 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : EQ2 of Brick Memorial (Brick, NJ)
12:45 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : Burlington City High School Guard (Burlington, NJ)
12:55 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : Toms River HS East Guard (Toms River, NJ)
01:05 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : Bunnell-Stratford Guard (Stratford, CT)
01:15 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : Hunterdon Central Regional High School Guard (Flemington, NJ)
01:25 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : Bayonne High School Color Guard (Bayonne, NJ)
01:35 PM Scholastic 2A Guard : Old Bridge High School Guard (Matawan, NJ)
01:45 PM BREAK
01:55 PM Performing Unit : Xcape Junior Company (Allentown, PA)
02:05 PM Scholastic 3A Guard : Passaic High School Guard (Passaic, NJ)
02:15 PM Scholastic 3A Guard : Haddon Heights HS Guard Haddon Heights HS Guard (Haddon Heights, NJ)
02:25 PM Scholastic 3A Guard : Equus of Brick Memorial HS (Bricktown, NJ)
02:35 PM Scholastic 3A Guard : Springfield HS Guard (Springfield, PA)
02:45 PM Performing Unit : Xcape Hip-Hop Dance Troupe (Allentown, PA)
04:00 PM Scholastic Middle School Concert : Lazar Middle School (Montville Twp, NJ)
04:10 PM Scholastic Middle School Standstill : Fair Lawn High School JV Percussion (Fair Lawn, NJ)
04:20 PM Scholastic 2A Standstill : Brick Township HS Percussion (Brick, NJ)
04:30 PM Scholastic 2A Standstill : Bridgewater-Raritan High School Percussion (Bridgewater, NJ)
04:40 PM Scholastic 2A Standstill : West Orange High School Percussion (West Orange, NJ)
04:50 PM Scholastic 2A Standstill : New Providence High School Percussion (New Providence, NJ)
05:00 PM Scholastic 3A Standstill : Bunnell-Stratford High School Percussion (Stratford, CT)
05:10 PM Scholastic 3A Standstill : Hunterdon Central Indoor Percussion Ensemble (Flemington, NJ)
05:20 PM Scholastic 4A Concert : King Philip Winter Percussion (Wrentham, MA)
05:30 PM Scholastic 4A Concert : Montville Township High School Percussion (Montville, NJ)
05:40 PM BREAK
05:50 PM Scholastic A Marching : Bayonne High School Percussion (Bayonne, NJ)
06:00 PM Scholastic A Marching : West Milford Percussion (West Milford, NJ)
06:10 PM Scholastic A Marching : Woodbridge High School Percussion (Woodbridge, NJ)
06:20 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Passaic High School Percussion (Passaic, NJ)
06:30 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Edison High School Percussion (Edison, NJ)
06:40 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Fair Lawn High School Percussion (Fair Lawn, NJ)
06:50 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : New Milford High School Percussion (New Milford, CT)
07:00 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Bloomfield High School Percussion (Bloomfield, NJ)
07:10 PM BREAK
07:20 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Toms River Regional Indoor Percussion (Toms River, NJ)
07:30 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : South Brunswick High School Percussion (South Brunswick, NJ)
07:40 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Stamford High School Percussion (Stamford, CT)
07:50 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Westhill High School Winter Percussion (Stamford, CT)
08:00 PM Scholastic 2A Marching : Immaculata High School Percussion (Somerville, NJ)
08:10 PM Scholastic 3A Marching : Old Bridge High School Percussion (Matawan, NJ)
08:20 PM Independent 3A Marching : Cadets Winter Percussion (Allentown, PA)



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