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Schedule for the Week
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Marching Rehearsal 4-6. Color Guard Sectional 6-7
Wednesday - Percussion Sectional 4-5:30 pm
Thursday - LONDON PARADE INVITATION CEREMONY - 9:00 AM. Marching Rehearsal 4-6.
Friday - e-learning day. Football Game @Albertville (reminder this is a required game and is not optional)
Fall Break Game - October 7th (optional game)
I will be making plans for buses and trucks on Monday in response to this survey. https://forms.gle/ZAikkhTJLf6A55Y38 Please fill out this form (1 response per student) regarding the Fall Break game so we know how many buses and trucks to take and plan for dinner. We could use more percussion and trumpets!!
We plan to leave HHS in the late afternoon around 4:00 pm on Friday, October 7th - we will either stop for dinner or have dinner at the concession stand. A full detailed itinerary will be coming before the game. We should be back around 11:30 pm to HHS.
We plan to wear polos and khakis (color guard t-shirt).
Make sure your name is on the inside of your bibbers on the white tag with a sharpie/permanent marker.
Gameday Information - Friday
#### WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS GAME - PLEASE SIGN UP IN CHARMS OR CONTACT AUDREY BEUMER - ABEUMER09@GMAIL.COM - THANK YOU ###
Today is an e-learning day! You will be excused from any live e-learning during 4th block. It doesn't excuse you from any assignments.
2:45 pm - Meet in the HHS Band Room. Load trucks. Wear your black band shirt and athletic shorts. Bring your uniform in it's bag.
3:30 pm - Depart for Albertville High School on School Buses. We will not travel in uniform.
4:45 pm - Arrive at Albertville High School. Eat dinner, get in uniform, and unload trucks. Color Guard will travel in uniform.
Dinner: Albertville is opening their concession stand early to feed us. They will have combo meals ready for us to purchase. You can choose from a chik-fil-a sandwich, 2 slices of pizza, a hamburger or hotdog. The combo includes chips and a drink. Th
chik-fil-a combo is $8 and the other combos are $5. They may also have some additional items to purchase at the concession stand.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Warm up
6:40 - March in
7:00 pm - Game Starts
~9:30 pm - Game ends.
10:15 pm - Depart Albertville
11:30 pm - Arrive back at HHS. Fall Break Begins!!! We will send out a remind. Please do not park on Billie Watkins St.
What to wear
We are wearing your black marching pants (bibbers), black socks, black shoes, and BLACK HHS Band shirt that you were given at the beginning of the year. Wear athletic shorts under your bibbers.
Color Guard uniform - your show uniform!
Our plan is to debut the last movement of the show for this game! We finished the last movement this week and are working hard to put it all together for Friday.
This game is a required game for all marching band students. It has been on the calendar since it was released. Absences from this game must be approved by a director in advance and must follow our excused absence policy for it to be excused. All other absences will be unexcused.
Bring your water bottle!
If it's cold, bring a jacket!
September 29th - London Parade Acceptance / Visit from London Delegation
### WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DIRECT PARKING FROM 8AM-9AM
### WE NEED CAKE CUTTING/SERVING HELP FROM 845-10AM
### ALL OPPORTUNITIES ARE IN CHARMS OR CONTACT AUDREY BEUMER ABEUMER09@GMAIL.COM
All band students (marching and concert only) are excused from 1st and 2nd block on Thursday to participate in this event. Students should wear your band polo and khakis to the event. Color Guard should wear their color guard t-shirt and shorts. This could change if our uniform arrives in time.
Students need to report to the bandroom by 8:20 am on Thursday to get equipment out and set up on stage. We will perform starting at 8:45 am.
A reception with chik-fil-a, snacks, drinks, and cake will follow in the band room. Media interviews will take place in the auditorium and lobby.
Parents/Family - If you plan to attend, please park in any available spot - preferably in the faculty parking lot off of Billie Watkins. Know that some spots will be reserved for dignitaries. You can sit in any open spot that's not reserved in the auditorium. The HHS Band will be seated in the center, the HCMS band on the left and HJHS on the right. There should still be plenty of seating in the lower and upper sections.
Official Release from London
HISTORIC INVITATION FOR TALENTED STUDENTS STRIKE UP THE BAND IN LONDON
Bob Bone, Co-Founder and Chair, is to invite the Huntsville High School Marching Band to participate in London’s New Year’s Day Parade & Festival - at the turn of the year 2023/ 2024.
He will be accompanied by Mr Steve Summers, Chair of the London Mayors’ Association, (former Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster), Mr Dean O’Blonsky, Senior American Consultant and Mr Bill Northen, Senior Director of International Participation.
The high school marching band, and other musicians, will have a life-changing week in the historic city performing in the parade and immersing in a full educational programme visiting museums, historic sites, and places of architectural and artistic interest.
The 2024 event will be one of the biggest and best in the event’s history, which spans five decades (80s -2020’s) and will be screened live across the World – including the USA on the PBS Network.
The festival concerts carry much cache – and utilises some of the most historic concert venues in London.
Mr Bone is co-founder of London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival and The London International Choral Festival. He has been at the helm of both events in every year of their existence.
In recognition of his work for London and its Boroughs Mr Bone was made an Honorary Member of the London Mayors’ Association in 2005 a distinction that has been bestowed on only five people in the 117-year history of the Association.
The parade sees more than 8,000 performers from all corners of the globe entertain a street audience of around 500,000 – and a global TV and streaming audience of tens of millions.
The public and Media are cordially invited to the ceremony;
Time: 9:00 am
Date: Thursday, September 29th
Venue: Huntsville High School Auditorium
London information can be found in our google drive. It now includes the power point from the meeting on September 6th. Click here to access google drive
The first payment of $200 is due by November 1, 2022. Payments for family members should be clear as to your relation to a HHS band student especially if you have a different last name. This will prevent confusion later on! Please indicate on the memo section of check or in a note when you turn it in. If you are making multiple payments from 1 check, make sure you indicate who the payment is for. You can pay via Venmo, email a check to our PO Box, or turn into the band box!
October 7th - Game @ Florence (optional game)
THURSDAY, October 13th - Game vs. Sparkman (Senior Night)
Saturday, October 15th - Marching Competition in Muscle Shoals (Full Day Event)
October 21st - Game @Austin High School in Decatur
October 22nd - Marching Competition at Soddy Daisy High School in Chattanooga (Full Day Event). Do not sign up for the ACT on this date unless you plan to provide your own transportation to Chattanooga.
October 28th - Last regular season game @Hazel Green High School.
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