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CHS MShoals-2OUR 41st YEAR of CIMC will have a NEW DATE to showcase EXCEPTIONAL TALENT

Hundreds of Middle Tennessee students will take the field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Columbia — but they won’t be wearing football cleats ON OCTOBER 17th, 2015.

Mark your calendar and join the best of the best.


CHS Band to compete in Contest of Champions Saturday at MTSU

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CHS Band to compete in Contest of Champions Saturday at MTSU

safe_image(This year’s Columbia Central High School’s band leadership from left to right: Co-Captain Ben Dixon, Drum Major Kourtney Ballenger, Drum Major Tori Beard, and Co-Captain Phillip Long.)

On Saturday Oct 25th, the Contest of Champions at MTSU will mark the end of the 2014 competitive season for the Columbia Central High School Marching Band. The CHS band will be competing against the top bands in the state with their program titled “SAFARI”. Ed and Kelly Medford would like to invite the community to come and see their show Monday night at the annual Community performance at 6 PM in the Lindsey Nelson Stadium at Maury County Park.

(Ed and Kelly Medford: Band Directors of Columbia Central High School. ) -

2014 Week 9 Schedule

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2014 Week 9 Schedule (Click on link to print)

Event Sheet: Fri., Oct 24 ~ Sat, Oct 25 ~ Mon, Oct 27

Football Game (Spring Hill HS), Contest (COC – MTSU)

& Community Performance/8th Grade Night

Friday, Oct. 24 – Away Football Game (Spring Hill HS) ** Pep Rally during school **

GPS address: 1 Raider Lane Columbia, TN 38401 (Tel. 931.486.2207)

3:00pm Practice begins

4:45pm Run Thru

5:45pm Depart for Spring Hill (travel in full uniform – hats/shakos, gloves, gauntlets, etc in

laps on the bus)

7:00pm Game begins

10:00pm Depart for CHS

10:30pm Arrive, unload

Saturday, Oct 25 – Contest of Champions Contest at MTSU in Murfreesboro

10:00am Band Room Opens – get equipment & head to practice field

10:30am Practice begins with EVERYONE on the parking lot ready to start! (Due to ACT

testing we will have a “silent practice” on the parking lot and use the area by

the baseball field for warm up)

11:30am Load, Eat Lunch, Change into half uniform w/SAFARI shirt (CG in Full Uniform!)

12:15pm Depart for MTSU

3:45pm Prelims Performance (In AWESOME 73 degree or higher weather – YAY!!!!)

4:00pm Change out of uniform, eat

5:00pm Preliminary Awards, Finalists Announcement

If announced as a finalist, we’ll eat and then begin preparations for the evening show.

Parents will be contacted with times ASAP. If not selected, we will return to CHS by 6:30pm.

TBA Depart for Columbia Central High School

TBA Arrive, unload, dismiss

**See attached info sheet for more about Saturday’s contest**

Monday, Oct. 27 – Community Performance & 8th Grade Night

4:00pm Bring items for Community Performance & 8th Grade Visit (*see below)

Students get into full uniform take equipment to stadium for pics & performance

4:30pm Section Pictures begin in the stadium

5:15pm Full Band Picture in the stadium / Concession stand open for guests

5:40pm Band Warm Up / Bleachers open for seating

6:00pm Performance of ‘SAFARI’ for parents, family, guests & 8th Graders

Announcements / 8th Graders join the band in performance arcs on the field

Pep Band performances with 8th graders

7:00pm Put away uniform, equipment in band room, dismiss

* Band Parents: We are asking for donations for concessions at the community performance and

in the band room for our visiting 8th grade students.

For our visiting 8th Graders, we request donations of drinks (individual bottles and cans please)

and desserts. Boosters will be providing them a pizza dinner in the band room while section

pictures are being taken in the stadium. For concessions we will continue our tradition of selling

Chili, Grilled Cheese, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, and Drinks on this night. Needs are as listed:

· Crockpots of Chili —– Around but not limited to 25 crockpots

· Butter, Bread, and Sliced Cheese (preferably not singly wrapped)

· Griddles and spatulas — about 8-10

· and of course Baked Goods

Drinks and desserts for the 8th grade visit may be left in the band room by 4:30pm on Monday. Items

for the community performance will need to be taken to the concession stand at the football field

between 4:30-5:00pm that night (make sure that your name is on all personal items). Please specify if

your donations are for the 8th Grade visit (Band Room) or Community Performance (stadium).

Contact Renee Mercer ( or 931-374-5849) if you can pitch in for

concessions for the community performance to make this the most memorable night of the

marching season for our students & guests.

Remaining Marching Band Performances (no after-school practices after 10/27):

· October 31 – Away Football Game vs. Franklin County

· Any Football Playoff Games each Friday until the end of the football season

· December 1 – Columbia Christmas Parade (night time parade after school)

Contest of Champions Notes for Parents:

Directions & Parking: For GPS use this address: Faulkinberry Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Parking guides will assist spectators in various lots near the stadium. Our band buses will be

parked in the Greenhouse Lot on Lightning Way off of Greenland Drive. Tailgating will be

close to our buses. Parents will not be able to park in the Greenhouse Lot, but may be able

to park nearby.

Admission information:

General Admission Tickets are $15 each (plus tax/handling fees). Children under 11 are free.

Our pre-sold ticket section for Columbia Central fans is in Section 1RR: Rows 16-19 if you are

able to get close to that area. Call 615-898-5744 with any ticketing questions.

· Preliminary Performances begin at 10am (CHS performs at 3:45pm)

· Finals Performances begin at 7:30pm

By Phone: Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000


In Person: Customer Service counter at any Kroger or at the ticket booth that day


BOX5 Media will have videos available for purchase in a variety of formats. An order form is

included in this packet. You may purchase the day of the contest or you may turn in the

enclosed order form next week to be included in a group order for a discounted price.

Live Streaming:

This contest will also be broadcast through a live stream online. BOX5 Media is streaming the

multi-camera, high camera, as well as an HD stream. You’ll have access to all 3 streams as

part of the package. For only $12.95 for prelims and $12.95 for finals. You can order a stream


For questions about the live streaming contact Tim Snyder (502) 409-5595 or (502) 314-2667.

Event Sheet: Friday, Oct 17 & Saturday Oct 18

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Event Sheet: Friday, Oct 17 & Saturday Oct 18

Football Game (vs. Shelbyville Central HS) & Contest (MCI Nashville)

Friday, Oct. 17 –  Away Football Game

4:00pm        Practice begins

5:30pm        Depart for Shelbyville (travel in half uniform)

6:30pm        Arrive, unload, etc.

7:00pm        Game begins

10:00pm      Depart for CCHS

11:00pm      Arrive, unload

Saturday, Oct 18 –  MCI Contest at McGavock High School in Nashville

9:30am        Band Room Opens – get equipment & head to practice field

10:00am      Practice begins with EVERYONE on the parking lot ready to start!

11:00am      Run Thru

11:15am      Load, Eat Lunch, Change into half uniform

Noon            Depart for McGavock High School

1:30pm        Arrive, unload, restroom, warm up, etc.

3:30pm        Prelims Performance

Following our performance ALL MEMBERS will report to & remain at the buses until EVERYONE has changed into SAFARI shirt (casual uniform) Well form a two by two block for travel together back to stadium. Report times to prep for finals performance will be announced immediately following preliminaries.

6:00pm        Finals Performances Begin

9:15pm        McGavock Host Exhibition

9:30pm        Awards Ceremony

10:00pm      Depart for CCHS

11:00pm      Arrive, unload, put away equipment, clean up band room, dismiss

Ed Medford & Kelly Medford, Directors

Columbia Central High School Band ~ 921 Lion Parkway ~ Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 381-2222, x1066