Here is a note from Paul Lichau regarding the State S&E schedule for the Northern Michigan University site on March 18 that was posted on the state website:
Dear Directors in Districts 13 & 14,
I have been advised of the problems created by scheduling the Northern Michigan University site to start at 8:00 AM. In talking with Matt Ludwig, the Site Chair, we have decided to adjust the schedule by starting one hour later. Unfortunately, we can not re-do or re-print the schedule so we are asking you to just add one hour to the published times. If an event is scheduled for 8:16 AM - it will perform at 9:16 AM etc. throughout the entire day. Adjudicator breaks and meals will also be adjusted by 1 hour.
It is important that you communicate this with your students and parents so that they are aware of this adjustment. Include a note with any printed materials that you distribute to your students, parents and accompanists. You should also make sure that your transportation folks know about this change.
Thanks for your cooperation in making this adjustment.