Saturday, March 27, 2021

The Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. New Braunfels, TX 78130 | 830-627-0808 ext. 203 | production@brauntex.org

Live recording will be broadcast on the Brauntex Theatre Website on Sunday, March 28.

www.brauntex.org

The Brauntex Regional champion will advance to the

Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Traditionally, the Regional champion would travel to

National Harbor, Maryland for Bee Week in June,

but - due to COVID-19 - things will be different this year.


This year, the preliminaries, quarterfinals, and semifinals will be held virtually in the weeks leading up to the July 8 finals and will be broadcast live on ESPN platforms.

Dates for the preliminary virtual rounds will be announced by Scripps soon.

The press release from Scripps regarding this change can be found here.


The Brauntex Bee Regional Champion will win from Scripps….

The Samuel Louis Sugarman Award — a 2021 United States Mint Proof Set

A one-year subscription to Britannica Online Premium

A one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online,

the official dictionary of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

** Other prizes will be announced at The Brauntex Bee **


If The Brauntex Bee Champion advances past the 3 virtual qualifiers,

they will also win...

2 Round Trip tickets (Southwest Airlines) to Florida for the FINAL round at Walt Disney World Resort.

Hotel, and $700 to cover rental car and ancillary expenses during the trip.

 

GET TICKETS TO THE BRAUNTEX BEE

Each speller is entitled 2 free tickets for the event.

Additional tickets are $5 each.

Call the box office to claim your speller's free tickets.

Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm. Call 830-627-0808.

You can also email boxoffice@brauntex.org.

Additional tickets may be purchased here.


Seating is limited due to social distancing.

WHAT TO WEAR

We hope your student will represent their school by wearing a spirit shirt.

We do want all students to feel comfortable on the stage, though,

so they should choose something appropriate for themselves.


Parents and teachers are invited to order a Brauntex Bee T-Shirt by clicking here.

Order shirts as soon as possible to get them before March 27. Call 830-632-2600 to follow up on your order.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON 'BEE DAY'


COUNTIES


Atascosa

Bandera

Bexar

Comal

Dimmit

Frio

Gillespie

Gonzales

Guadalupe

Kendall

Kerr

McMullen

Medina

Real

Uvalde

Val Verde

Wilson

Zavala

 

Schedule


9:00am—10:00am

Registration, Photo Op

*** SPELLER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY LEGAL GUARDIAN **

Legal guardian must sign photo release

 10:00am

Spellers on stage for quick rehearsal & orientation.

 11am—1:00pm

Lunch Break—There are many Downtown restaurants within walking distance.

1:00pm - 1:15pm

Doors, students get seated on stage for the bee!

 1:20pm

Introduction of Pronouncer, judges, & sponsors

1:30pm

Bee Begins!

3:00pm

Intermission

 3:15pm

Bee Resumes

~ 5:00pm

Announce The Brauntex Bee Champion

The COVID-19 policy at The Brauntex

We continue to observe the CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

Masks are required when moving about in the building.

Click here to see our COVID-safety video.


Click here to read the rules of The Bee.

 

Concessions

Snacks & drinks will be available for purchase at the snack bar in the lobby.

 

Lunch

We will break for lunch between 11am and 1pm. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.

Click here to see Downtown businesses within walking distance.

 

Parking

There is parking available for $5 in The Brauntex lot.

Click here for directions to the free city parking lot within walking distance.

Street parking is also available.

 

Lodging

New Braunfels is a great place to 'staycation'!

Come for the bee, stay for the weekend.

The Faust Hotel & Brewing Company (walking distance)

Schlitterbahn Resort (5 minute drive)

Schmitz Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Comal Inn Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Gerlich-Wagenfeuer Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

Zinc Haus Bed & Breakfast (walking distance)

There are a number of vacation rentals nearby that are listed on VRBO.


What to do after The Bee and on Sunday

New Braunfels Railroad Museum (next door to The Brauntex!)

Clay Casa (across the street from The Brauntex!)

2 Tarts Bakery (within walking distance)

Scoop Street (gourmet gelato shoppe - walking distance!)

Stars & Stripes Drive In (one of our sponsors!)

Natural Bridge Caverns (one of our sponsors!)

Landa Park

Fischer Park

Urban Air Tampoline Park

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

The Snake Farm

Faust Street Bridge (great photo op)

Downtown Social (bowiling!)

New Braunfels Art League (art gallery)

Spass Walking Tours (book in advance)

New Braunfels Ghost Tours (book in advance)

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The auditorium seats 600 with seats located on the floor and

in the balcony. We can seat approximately 150 with social distancing.


We do not have an elevator.

ADA seats are available on the floor level only.

Call 830-627-0808 to reserve after March 13th.


Click here to view our COVID safety video.

** Masks are required. **


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THE BEE IS SPONSORED BY

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HONEY BEE

This sponsor largely supports the community outreach, marketing, & PR of The Brauntex Bee.

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HONEY BEE

This sponsor largely supports the community outreach, marketing, & PR of The Brauntex Bee.

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BUMBLE BEE

This sponsor largely supports travel for the Champion & Family to Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, MD.

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BUMBLE BEE

This sponsor largely supports travel for the Champion & Family to Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, MD.

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DRONE BEE

This sponsor largely supports the technical requirements to produce The Brauntex Bee Regional Spelling Competition.

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BEE HIVE

This sponsor largely supports the printing of the program with a list of Regional Spellers.

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HONEYCOMB

Honeycomb sponsors collectively support the administrative efforts that produce The Brauntex Bee.

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HONEYCOMB

Honeycomb sponsors collectively support the administrative efforts that produce The Brauntex Bee.

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HONEYCOMB

Honeycomb sponsors collectively support the administrative efforts that produce The Brauntex Bee.