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China Spring High School Band
UIL State Marching Contest Championship
Performance Time: Nov 1st 12:30pm



State Marching Contest Itinerary 

Students will be limited to one carry-on bag (back pack sized) and one standard suitcase sized bag to go under the buses. 


Weather appropriate clothing



Portable phone charger/charger cable for bus/contest

Money for Souvenirs/Concessions at Alamodome or Main Event

Blanket for the bus/hotel if you're cold natured


Black Socks

Black Marching Shoes

State Shirt



Gaming Systems (there won't be a bunch of time, and you need to sleep). 

Items restricted in the China Spring Student Code of Conduct

Anything that won't fit in a single standard sized suitcase

Medication Form

EVERY STUDENT traveling to the state marching contest must fill out this form for the State Marching Contest trip. This medication form is to help the directors keep track of your students' medication needs. Parents must sign the form on the top left-hand side before it is turned in. All provided medication must be in the original labeled bottle (prescription meds should have the student's name on the bottle). If your student has an over-the-counter (OTC) medication or prescribed medication, specify the type of medication they need, the dose, and what time of day they need it in the top right-hand corner. The directors will have a limited selection of OTC medication in the first aid bag for emergency use only. 

  • If you want your student to have OTC medication for pain relievers, headaches, etc., please provide that medication in the original bottle. 

  • If your student does not use daily medication, turn in the form BLANK and signed (this means in the event of an emergency, directors can use OTC Medication to treat your student.) 


Please print out the form or grab one from the band hall to fill out. The medication form (and specified medication) is due on the morning of Oct. 31.

Medication Form Print Link


State Shirts

State Shirts will be delivered as soon as they arrive. This will either be at Monday Night Rehearsal/Trunk or Treat or during the send off event on Tuesday. 



You will be purchasing tickets for session 4 (4A Prelims) and Session 5 (4A Finals)

Ticketing Purchase (click for online purchase)

You can also purchase tickets at the gate of the Alamodome.

No admission charge for children age two and under sitting in a lap.

Make sure you buy ticket(s) for the 4A Prelims/Finals - Session 4 and 5 (we will be staying for finals regardless of placement). 

Single Session Tickets: $20 plus fees

Double Session Tickets: $35 plus fees

Double Session Ticket Options: Sessions 4 and 5

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to avoid congestion at the doors. The Box Office will open 75 minutes prior to first performance of the day and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the first performance in each session.

Scheduling Info

Specific scheduling and State Marching Contest Information can be found at:

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to avoid congestion at the doors. The Box Office will open 75 minutes prior to first performance of the day and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the first performance. 

Visit the Alamodome Box Office website at to purchase tickets and to see all venue-related policies.  

Alamodome Policies

The Alamodome has specific rules and regulations regarding what can be brought into the facility. ONLY CLEAR BAGS ARE PERMITTED INTO THE ALAMODOME (See Alamodome website). No food, coolers or beverages; No balloons; No air horns; No signs may be hung or connected to poles or sticks; No weapons; and No selfie sticks. Individuals will be wanded prior to entry and there will be security dogs stationed at the entrances and loading dock areas.


You can, however, bring a device like several of the light up cheer sticks used in our blackout performance (the roadies might have several extra). 

Alamodome Parking

A limited amount of spectator parking will be available adjacent to the Alamodome in LOT B. Once these lots are full spectators must find parking elsewhere. There are numerous public parking lots west of I-37 in the vicinity of the Convention Center. These lots will open each morning approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the contest. See the enclosed ALAMODOME OVERVIEW MAP. Parking rates are set by the City of San Antonio. The spectator parking rate is $15.00 and is subject to change. There are no in and out privileges. There is no onsite parking available for spectator buses.

Live Stream Info

The event will be live streamed and available for purchase. The National Association of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network has contracted with UIL to provide live streaming for the event. To access the NFHS Network, please click here.

Hotel Info

Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport

12828 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

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