NOTE FROM GEORGE HOPKINS
It has become more clear that rain and wind will make operation of Sunday marching events impossible. Over two inches of rain with winds up to 40 miles per hour are expected. With an eye to the safety of the students and creating an event that contributes to making memories, USBands announces that the Sunday championship event will been postponed. The USBands team had been working for 24 hours to create a solution, but we are still awaiting additional information before final announcements can be made.
We have looked to MetLife Stadium, colleges and high school venues and we have examined weeknight and weekend options, but we are still in the midst of the recreation process. For New York the State Championship will be at Walt Whitman High School on Saturday, October 28. Timing information will follow.
For New Jersey Groups 1, 2, and 3 (A Class) we will have an announcement Friday morning. We recognize these State Championships are very important and we are working to create the best possible alternative for our bands and the students. We have had these situations in the past and with the hard work and understanding of parents, directors and USBands Staff we have always been successful in generating the best of all possible events