Schedule for the Week
Monday – Symphonic Band 4:00-5:30.
Tuesday – Wind Ensemble 4-5:30 - VBC Responsible Vendor Training 6:00pm! Interested? firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday – Boston Butt Fundraiser ends today!
Thursday – Off. All State Band for those that made it (Mobile)
Friday – Off. All State Band (Mobile)
Saturday – Off. All State Band (Mobile)
Tri-M Honor Society Induction Ceremony
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
HereConcert Auditions for Fall 2021
Concert audition music was released this past week on Schoology. All students in band during the Fall 2021 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 – 5:30 pm at HHS!
Please share our color guard recruitment video on social media! Here is the link: 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!
WE NEED NEWSPAPER AND LARGE GLASS JARS!!
Our percussion ensemble is playing music that requires LOTS of newspaper. We are looking for anyone to donate newspaper to the band. Just bring it to the band office! We are also looking for large (1 gallon or larger) glass jars.
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 Major
April 22nd Drum Major Auditions
April 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
Von Braun Center Fundraising News!
Wristband and Concession volunteers are needed for APRIL and MAY. Do you want to wristband for the VBC but haven't been trained?...check out the link below for a training class this Tuesday 4/13 @ 6pm. Concerts are now being scheduled for the VBC!!! Please see the links below for HOCKEY, CONCERTS, and WRISTBAND TRAINING!! (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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