Ye' Schedule for the Week - April 19-23
Schedule for the week April 19-23
Monday – Symphonic Band 4:00-5:30.
Tuesday – Wind Ensemble 4-5:30
Wednesday – Off
Thursday – Drum Major Auditions 4:00 - until. Marching Percussion Auditions for Fall 21 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm HHS Band room
Friday – Off.
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
All State Band 2021
We had a fantastic weekend at All State Band down in Mobile. Congratulations to Jillian Boles, Grace Bradt, Alton Hudson, Matthew Hutcherson, Allie Polzin, Gabbi Smith, Daniel Starnes and Maggie Tonsmeire for working to receive this honor and participating in the event. We had a great time! Check out the photos on the facebook and instagram pages.
District Honor Band 2021
District Honor Band is coming up May 7-8 at Sparkman High School. This was rescheduled because of COVID from an original February date.
Rehearsals will take place Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. There will be a concert Saturday evening in the new Sparkman HS Auditorium. A full schedule and more details will be released in the next few weeks.
2021 District honor band members:
Our Spring Concert is coming up next Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium! The full schedule and details will be in next Sunday's newsletter! We hope you will join us for our final concert of the year.
Concert Auditions for Fall 2021
Concert audition music was released on Schoology. All students in band during the 2021-22 school year must complete an audition. Auditions consist of playing all 12 major scales, chromatic scale, the prepare exercise, and sight reading! Auditions will take place in class May 3-7. 8th grade (upcoming 9th grade students) will audition after school.
Marching Percussion Camp and Auditions for Fall 2021
Percussionists in marching band will need to come to marching percussion auditions on April 22, May 6, and May 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the band room. You will be working with our percussion staff (Mr. Ailor, Mr. Lomax, and their helpers) and trying to place you on percussion instruments for the marching season.
Color Guard Auditions for Fall 2021
April 26-30 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at HHS!
Please share our color guard recruitment video on social media! https://youtu.be/7RDHRb5StkU
Important Graduation Information
Huntsville City Schools informed us that bands and choirs will not be performing at graduation this year. I have removed the date from the calendar below as a performance for the band.
Band Banquet - Friday, May 14th
The band banquet is set for the evening of Friday, May 14th at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. It will be an outdoor event. Students and families are invited. We will have BBQ catered by Brent Bourland, a band parent and a part of a BBQ team that competes on the Netflix series "Bama-Q!"
More information to come!
Upcoming Dates for Spring and Summer 2021
Performances (edited 3/12 to update percussion concert date; 3/18 drum major auditions and band banquet added. Edited 4/1 – removed Graduation)
Thursday, April 29th - Spring Concert (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band)
Tuesday, May 11th - Percussion Ensemble and Solo Concert (Percussionists in 4B Class and others involved)
Friday, May 14– Band Banquet. Huntsville Botanical Gardens
Auditions for Fall 2021 and Summer Dates
TBA (April) Drum MajorApril 26-30 Color Guard Auditions. HHS Freshman Cafeteria 4-5:30.
April 22, May 6, 11, 13 Marching Percussion Camp/Auditions 6:00 – 8:00 pm
May 3-7 Fall 2021 Concert Band Auditions
May 10-14 Leadership Auditions and Interviews. Exact events TBA.
Tues-Fri, June 1-4 Rookie Camp (required for all new members and leadership except color guard) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 7-11 Color Guard Summer Camp. All day.
Tuesdays from 5-8 in June Percussion Summer Camps 5:00-8:00 pm
Wed-Friday, July 14-16 Make-up Rookie Camp (new members). Please email email@example.com if you need to attend them make up rookie camp (unable to attend in May). 8:00-12:00.
Wed-Friday, July 14-16 Color guard camp Times TBA
July 19(Monday) – beginning of Band Camp!! All students that participate in marching band are required to attend. Any student not attending in full will not have a spot in the marching band. Please address any conflicts with a director ASAP! All Day!
HCS 21-22 Calendar: https://www.huntsvillecityschools.org/sites/default/files/2021-22%20School%20Year%20Calendar%20v2.pdf
VBC & Fundraising - Sign up here for $$ in your band account!
Wristband and Concession volunteers are needed for APRIL and MAY.
Concerts are now being scheduled for the VBC!!!
Please see the links below! (Please note you must have completed Vendor Responsibility Training with the VBC in order to sign up for wristbanding)
Wristband HOCKEY APRIL SIGNUP
Wristband HOCKEY MAY SIGNUP
Wristband CONCERTS signup
Concession HOCKEY signups
Concessions CONCERT signups
Above are LINKS to sign up and work concessions for APRIL. Each event worked will earn money for your student’s band account and the band itself! A great way to earn and pay for existing band fees or earn for future expenses. TONS OF GREAT WAYS TO EARN MONEY!!
Please note the following information when working concessions at the VBC
Contact Sheri Polzin for any questions regarding the volunteer opportunities at the VBC firstname.lastname@example.org.
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