Schedule for the Week
Weekly Schedule (4/18-4/29)
Monday - UAH Concert - Panther hour (all Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band excused to attend) Symphonic Band 4 - 5:30 pm. UAH Wind Ensemble Concert - 6:00 pm (free) in the HHS Auditorium.
Tuesday - Off. Students - Last Day to Register for the Chamber music concert https://forms.gle/FPZmRNR11Hq9P8r7A.
Wednesday - Leave for Orlando
Thursday through Sunday - Orlando!!!
Week of 4/25
Monday - Return from Disney. (we will give updates through the REGULAR reminds on the way home for time of return) All those going to Orlando are excused today. Symphonic Band 4:00-5:30 pm!
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Spring Concert!!! 7:00 pm Auditorium
Friday - Fine Arts Signing Day (seniors participating - 4th block). Off
Things We Like
MILLION DOLLAR OPPORTUNITY! What a thrill to play at Bryant-Denny Stadium during the Crimson Tide's Spring Game! Left to right: Emily Anderson (10), Carolyn Vandeveire (10) Will Anderson (10), Iyana Lucas (11), and Jillian Boles (11). Students participated in the A-Day rehearsal, the ceremony honoring permanent Alabama Team Captains & the Spring scrimmage A-Day game.
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
Orlando Information - Final Information
Communication: All travelers needs to be on our Orlando Remind. Text the phone number 81010 with the message @hhsbandorl
Medication Update: Medication was due by 3:00 pm last Tuesday. Please contact Nurse Amy Hempstead (Amy.Hempstead@hsv-k12.org) directly if there are any last minute medications needed. If a parent of a student is going, you do not need to turn in any medication as they can give meds to their own child. We will not be taking any medication when you arrive at 7:00 pm on Wednesday - the school nurse is not planning to be present unless she is contacted in advance!
Itinerary (from meeting on 4/4)
Packing list hand out (from meeting on 4/4)
Parking is an issue at HHS. Students must park in your NORMAL student spot while we are gone to Disney or be dropped off. Adults going should park in your student's spot OR a visitor spot.
Students are excused from class Thursday, Friday, and Monday. There will be a substitute in band for those that are not attending - use this time to work on your audition music and your concert music individually.
We need extra help from parents not going on the trip by helping load luggage under the bus. Your stuff should go under YOUR bus. All luggage should go together and all garment bags should be laid flat together (separate from luggage) in one compartment. We could use help doing that in an organized manner. We may also need to load some water/snacks.
No one should get on the bus until we load by class except for chaperones.
When you arrive on Wednesday:
All larger instruments and large equipment must be loaded on the trailer by the end of the day on TUESDAY! You can load it after your band class (B Day), during panther hour, or immediately after school. The trailer will be leaving for Orlando on Wednesday morning.
Uniform Bag (under the bus)
With the exception of your navy blue HHS Band under armor shirt, all marching uniform parts you need for the parade should be in your uniform garment back. The idea is that we can leave that under the bus and not have to touch it until we go back stage to prepare for the parade at Disney! Color Guard should put everything (including poms) in their color guard bag.
Uniforms for Florida trip:
1. marching uniform including TALL BLACK SOCKS, GLOVES, SHOES, as well as bibbers and jacket in your red garment bag. This will be kept under the bus until time to dress for the parade. DO NOT bring shako (hat).
2. Navy dri-fit H logo shirt IN YOUR SUITCASE. You will need to put this on at the hotel Saturday morning before the early morning workshop.
For those not going on the trip, go ahead & have marching uniforms dry cleaned. After the trip, everyone needs to dry clean marching uniforms and return promptly. Thank you!
REMINDER: You will not be able to access your luggage under the bus until THURSDAY EVENING! You should have a cell phone charger!! (battery charger preferred), clothes to change into for Thursday, toiletries to freshen up, sunscreen, and anything else you might need at Universal in your small carry on with you on the bus.
For more specific questions about Disney or Universal, visit their websites: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/help/ or https://www.universalorlando.com/
Weather in Orlando: Current 10 day forecast for Orlando
Spring Concert - Thursday, April 28th!!
Our final large ensemble concert of the year is Thursday, April 28th (Thursday we come back from Disney!!).
5:45 - 6:30 pm - Formal pictures taken - all CONCERT ONLY students need to get your picture taken. Anyone else that would like a formal picture is also welcome to get your picture, but it's not required. Please arrive early.
6:15 pm - Arrival for anyone not getting a photo
6:30 pm - Warm up - Symphonic Band on Stage, Wind Ensemble in the Band room.
7:00 pm - Concert!
The concert is free and open to the public!
Band Banquet Information
The 2021-22 Band Banquet will take place Friday, May 13 at Stovehouse. The banquet is for ALL Band students and their families.
The cost is $30 a person except for senior students, which come for free. The dress for the banquet is business casual.
Register here and pay to the band box by May 7th. Questions? Email Kim Ejide at email@example.com
TOC Athlete of the Year
Please take 30 seconds and vote for band captain and trombone player, Winton Williams for athlete of the year!
Athlete of the Year 2021-22 (wufoo.com)
Physicals are NOT required to participate in Marching Band. However, you know that marching band is a physical activity and occurs during the hottest time of year. Know that there are states, school systems, or schools that do require physicals for marching band members, but we are not one of them. If you would like to take the additional safety precaution of doing a physical, they will be offered in the HHS Gym by Huntsville Hospital TOC physicians for $10 on Thursday, May 5th at 3:45 pm. Again - this is a purely optional extra precaution you can take with marching band.
Fine Arts Signing Day
Seniors - If you are continuing on with band in college or the military in some form (college marching band, concert bands, jazz, etc), we want to recognize you at Senior Fine Arts Signing Day on Friday, April 29 during 4th block (approximately 2:30 pm). Please fill out this form if you would like to participate. Participating students must have at least 1 parent present for this event. We are grateful to Mrs. Phelps for organizing this event! https://forms.gle/2EtRHQxMhpmCr4Rb6
Every year the senior showcase is put on by the fine arts department. If you would like to perform at the May 10th Senior Showcase, please fill out this form. This is more of a casual event. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4BA4A72AABF94-fine
If you have questions about these events, ask a director or Mrs. Phelps, our theater teacher.
London New Year's Day Parade 2023-24
We announced last Monday that the Huntsville High School Band has been through the selection process and has been invited to the 2023-24 New Year's Day Parade in London at the end of 2023. I encourage you to visit their website at https://lnydp.com/ and think about this opportunity - it would be open to any 23-24 HHS Band student and their family to go. This would involve all current 7th - 10th graders. We plan to make a decision about this invitation in the early Fall of next year with payments for the trip starting later in the Fall. Our participation depends on the number of people that want to go.
To give you an idea of what this trip would look like - we would potentially depart a couple days after Christmas and return around January 4 (about a week in London). The cost is anticipated around $3700 per traveler and is pretty inclusive - notably includes comprehensive travel insurance, 2 people per hotel room in or close to the city center of London, bus transportation in London, select events and tours that we participate in, and breakfast/dinner every day. It would not include lunches and the cost for bus transportation to/from the airport in the US (probably Atlanta, Memphis, or Nashville).
The booster board will take a look at our current offer in full as well as Mr. King and the superintendent before we officially sign a contract with the London Parade.
Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Music Concert
To sign up to perform as a solo or small group, use this link: The deadline to sign up is right before the Orlando trip on April 19th.
Percussion Students Only
Our concert is approaching on Thursday, May 5th. Make sure you have black pants and a black shirt to perform in. It should be formal - Guys are welcome to use their tuxedo pants. No other colors should be allowed in your attire except black (including shoes). 04034255_zi_black.jpg (1760×2040) (dillards.com)
Concert Ensemble Auditions for Fall 2022 will take place the week of May 2nd during class. Upcoming 9th graders will be after school (Monday - Woodwinds, Tuesday - Brass, Thursday - Percussion)
The music can be accessed here:
Week of May 2 - Color Guard and Concert Band Auditions
Thursday, May 5 - Percussion Ensemble / Chamber Concert - 7:00 pm Auditorium
Week of May 9 - Leadership tryouts including Drum Major Auditions on Thursday, May 12th
Friday, May 13th - Band Banquet
Friday, May 27th - Graduation (all nongraduating students perform) 5:30 pm. VBC arena
SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE
Guard and Percussion may practice after school during Finals week!
Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3rd - 8:00 am -12:00 pm Rookie Camp for new marchers and leadership.
Percussion and Guard Camp #1 - Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3. Times TBA.
Thursday, July 7 - Saturday, July 9th - Leadership training seminar with Mr. Lambert, Mr. Denton, and Mr. Horten for leadership team.
Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 15th - Make up Rookie Camp for new marchers and limited leadership team.
Percussion and Guard Camp #2 - Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 15th Times TBA.
Band Camp starts July 18th and runs to the first day of school (Tuesday, August 2nd). Do not plan any vacations or major conflicts starting July 18th if you plan to participate in marching band. The football band option will no longer be offered starting this coming school year - students must choose between marching band and concert only.
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