1. If you have a show shirt, wear it! You can easily identify other Jenison parents/fans in the stands this way and it's a great way to support our students.
2. Don't be late! While you may not want to watch an entire evening of marching bands, you should know that the schedule is quite rigid and they rarely get behind. Each band gets 15 minutes and that includes getting on the field, playing, and getting off the field. There are penalties if they are not within their allotted time so bands are good at being precise. In addition, there will be people preventing you from entering the stands while each band is performing. This is to prevent distractions and is also a courtesy to those watching that brief performance by their band. If you arrive right before Jenison plays, you might not be able to get into the stands in time to see them perform. These invitationals are well attended so allow time for parking, a possible line at the ticket window, and time to get to your seat.
3. Clap for everyone. Some bands are really small, some are large. All deserve recognition for the hard work that is put into their show. Please be respectful to all bands and show your support.