The London t-shirt and merchandise order form is LIVE!! Click the link below to order.
Pick-A-Date Calendar Fundraiser
We are two weeks into August and just under half-way through our Pick A Date to Donate fundraiser. There is still plenty of time to share with your friends and family to get those dates covered. When you fill up your calendar or at the end of August, please turn in your cash/check donations with your calendar to the band box. Link below for the calendar.
Schedule for the week
Tuesday-Marching Band rehearsal 4-6 Guard Sectional 6-7.
Thursday-Marching band rehearsal 4-6 pm
PIT CREW 2023-24
8th grade band students and siblings of current band students have the opportunity to be a member of our Pit Crew. To apply and see more information, view this link:
Running of the Bulls 5k - marching percussion only
Running of the Bulls is Saturday, August 26th at the greenway right across the street from Hampton Cove. We usually meet very early! 7:15 ish....and play off and on for an hour or so once the race kicks off. Exact details as we get closer! Marching Percussion only
1st Football Games - Marching Band students
The first couple of games we will wear polo shirts and khaki shorts with athletic shoes (no sandals, crocs, converse, etc.) and ankle length (just not really long) socks. Hair should be pulled back out of your face (including guys with long hair) and no jewelry.
Our first football game is September 1st.
If your child is not attending the London Trip due to a financial constraint and would like to be considered for a scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 13th at 11:59 PM.
Community pep rally
The school announced that there will be an evening pep rally on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 pm. This is the night before the first game. Please add this to your calendar. More information as we get closer.
London Connection! (updated 7/29)
Next payment of $800 is due by September 1st (do not use Venmo for this payment - it will overload our account!) Easiest way to pay is by check to the band box! September 1st is the last day you can be added to be guaranteed the current price of the trip. It is also the deadline for declaring full program or land only.
If you do not have your passport in hand or have not submitted your papers for your passport, do it now! If you do not have your passport in time, this is not covered by insurance and you will not be able to go!
You may have seen in recent news that the European Union has passed an additional tax for visitors starting in 2024. This will not impact our standard trip since we are traveling into London in 2023 and England is not part of the EU. However, if you are doing the land only option and extending your trip to other locations beyond the scheduled date, you may need to additional research and paperwork on this. See this website: https://travel-europe.europa.eu/etias_en
Important Forms and Deadlines:
Passport/Traveler information form (to be filled out separately by each traveler) - Due September 1. Please have your passport before you fill out this form!
Room mate request and supervision form (to be filled out separately by each traveler) - Due September 15th
Instrument Information form (to be filled out by students only with the assistance of family. Color Guard does not need to fill this out) - Due October 1st.
Click here to access the London google drive with information on the trip.
Click here to see an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). (updated 7/22)
BIG LONDON TRIP MEETING
The London trip meeting will be Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 pm in the HHS Band room or auditorium. Plan for a 2 hour+ meeting and we need EVERY traveler going on the trip at this meeting. We will discuss everything you need to know! Attendance must include extended family going on the trip!
Our parent trip coordinator for London is Karen Hansberger. She has an amazing team of parents helping her. If you have specific questions about the trip as we get closer, she will be a great resource. She will also be helping collect rooming lists, passport copies, bus lists, shipping documents, and more. Her email is email@example.com
What do I need to do right now?
We can begin taking pre-orders for our Boston Butt fundraiser now through October 24. Chuckwagon will be providing our butts this year and pick up will be on November 4 in front of the Freshman Academy from 9-11. You can use the attached flier to begin taking orders. Please attach money to order form before putting in band box. If using Venmo, please include name of buyer, name of band student, and boston butt in the memo line.
Click the link below to access the order form
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