The Schedule for the Week!
B day marching classes should be prepared to go outside during class.
Monday: Student volunteers needed at 7:45 AM to unload trucks. Marching Percussion 4:00 - 5:30
Tuesday: Competition Band Rehearsal 4:00-5:45. Board Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday: Competition Band Rehearsal 4:00-5:45
Next Football Band After school rehearsal: Thursday, August 26th from 4-4:45. Football will practice the Thursday before every home game from 4:00-4:45 pm.
Friday, August 20th - first away game to Spain Park. We are planning to depart around 2:00 pm and students will need to bring money for dinner. We will probably arrive back at school between Midnight and 12:30. More details in next week's newsletter. Competition Band and Football band travels to this game!
First home game - Friday, August 27th vs. Mountain Brook at Milton Frank.
DELICIOUS BOSTON BUTTS KEEP THE BAND MARCHING!
Our Boston Butt fundraiser is officially kicking-off. Please support the band in this major band fundraiser!
These are great for picnics, tail-gaiting, and family and friends get-togethers.
Feedback last year was that these Boston Butts were “the best ever tasted!”
Attached you will find the form which should be filled out and submitted with payment in the band box in the band room. Also, CHARMS and VENMO are available to pay!
Cost is $45 for an 8-10 lb Boston Butt. Forms/ payment is due by SEP 1! Delivery is SEP 11, 0900-1100.
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org and Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
The Albertville Game scheduled for Thursday, September 30th has been moved to Friday, October 1st. This is the game right before Fall Break begins. The game is still in Albertville.
Band Schedule for the Year
You can access the electronic band schedule by going to Charmsoffice.com and entering the school code HuntsvilleHSBand. You can see every band date between now and the end of May. We are still updating some concert band rehearsals, but most of our schedule is there now!
We highly recommend that you sync this calendar to your smart phone. Mrs. Hudson gave you the information on how to do this at Uniform fitting night. We also took time to make sure that the student's smart phone calendar was synced during class.
Issues/Questions? Please contact Kelly Hudson Kelly.email@example.com
Incorrect Student Schedules Update
If your band schedule is still incorrect, make sure you have turned in a schedule change form with your counselor and you may need to follow up with them. The directors will be doing the same - team effort here!
Please remember that your orange syllabus forms are due this week! If you did not get one due to a scheduling mishap, please be sure your child asks for one on Tuesday.
We will have two student teachers this semester and both will be working with the Symphonic Band students. As part of their time with us, they will have to video themselves teaching the class. Your child will be bringing home a special permission form that must be returned so that the intern can submit these as part of their documentation. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Connell.
Tuesday will be the first sectional of the fall season. This will take place immediately following the regular Tuesday afternoon rehearsal and will last until 7pm. Please be sure you have enough water to last through both sessions and bring an extra snack or two!
Guard parents, while Ms. Victoria is our Color Guard instructor, please know that Mrs. Connell is the faculty contact for this class. If you ever have an issue or question regarding anything that happens with the Guard, please email Mrs. Connell rather than trying to contact Ms. Victoria.
As a reminder, water jugs are also still very much needed for both class and after school practice! Also, please be sure you are bringing appropriate clothing and shoes for class and after school rehearsals. Jeans are not appropriate for either class or after school, and students should be sure they are bringing either athletic sneakers or their marching shoes for these practices. Additionally, female students who wear crop tops during class will be asked to change. If you aren't sure if a shirt qualifies as a crop top, have your child stand at attention or "horns up" and see if the shirt still meets the top of their pants/ shorts. If not, please ask them to wear a different top.
SHOW SHIRT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 10!
This drawing was designed by ace Mello Allie Polzin. These shirts are $17 and they are for sale to everyone. The sale of this shirt is voluntary. These are NOT required for marchers. We will have a standard issue dri-fit shirt that is going to be given to marching students as a part of their band fees. Please show your support by ordering one of these fantastic shirts.
2021-2022 HHS Band Parent Association Board Updates
We have raised approximately 1/2 of the necessary funds to replace our Band Trucks. This is over and above the fundraising required to operate the Band. However, now is not the time to rest! It is VITAL that we have a tremendous showing in our Boston Butt Fundraiser. We need to sell 500 Butts, which is about 4 per band member. Please do your part help the Band.
We still have various fundraising endeavors that we have to navigate our way through - including Sheets sales, and Brick sales. Sheets are a great Christmas gift - we will have information about that in the immediate future. Bricks are commemorative markers in the HHS Courtyard. More on that later.
We need your ideas and input! Please consider serving the band in any capacity for the 2022-2023 School Year. If you are interested, please contact Ben Boles by text - 256-651-5690 - and let's get you familiar with what the job entails. We have numerous positions open in the upcoming year, including President. Fresh ideas are always welcome, and since the issue of major purchases will be handled this year, the job should be easier moving forward.
Thank you for all you do to support our great Band!
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