Re: Bands of America Austin, TX Schedule - September 28, 2013
All of the director packets, including the prelims sched, have been posted online rather than mailed for a few years now. They're in a special area of the site open only to directors and event staff, unless that has changed. Not sure, but I think Dan gets the link either from a director or, more likely (given how fast he is), someone in the office.
IIRC there's no link to that area posted on the public site. You have to get it emailed to you. There's a lot more posted there than just schedules, and it doesn't need to be open for everyone to look at.
At about 70% of the shows I work we get issued a revised prelim sched at the preshow meeting in the hotel the night before, anyway, which gets disseminated to the directors when they check in. Don't take these times as gospel. It's one reason they aren't released - they change.
Your lasting reputation as a music program doesn't come from the show you produce and put on the field this year. It comes from how you, your staff, your boosters, parents and students all treat each other and the people around them.