Schedule for the Week!
Schedule for the week April 26-30
Monday – Symphonic Band 4:00-5:30. Color Guard Auditions 4-6 FA Cafeteria. https://youtu.be/7RDHRb5StkU
Tuesday – Wind Ensemble 4-5:30. Color Guard Auditions 4-6 FA Cafeteria.
Wednesday – Banquet Planning Committee meeting at 6:30 pm - Band room (all welcome!). Color Guard Auditions 4-6 FA Cafeteria.
Thursday – Spring Concert! Color Guard Auditions 4-6 FA Cafeteria.
Friday – Color Guard Auditions 4-6 FA Cafeteria.
*** BAND BANQUET COMMITTEE MEETING - CONTACT KIM EJIDE firstname.lastname@example.org - Let's send out the Seniors with a great night! We need you!
SIGNIFICANT PLEA FOR HELP WITH THE VBC & WRISTBANDING
SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN ABOUT WAYS TO MAKE $$ FOR YOUR BAND ACCOUNT! - CONTACT SHERRI POLZIN FOR ANY QUESTIONS AFTER READING BELOW!!! email@example.com.
FROM Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
Spring Concert Information
This Thursday, April 29th - HHS Auditorium 7:00 pm
Call Time: 6:15 pm Seated at 6:30 (Symphonic Band on stage, Wind Ensemble in Bandroom)
Student Dress: Concert Dresses and Tuxedos.
We are not going to be using the ticketing system for this event or marking off seats. We request that your family spread out in the auditorium to the extent possible. Mask-wearing is required as it is at all activities on HCS property.
End of year information for uniforms, school instruments, and finances:
Uniform: Concert uniforms must be dry cleaned and returned with the dry cleaning receipt by May 12. If there is no receipt of cleaning, the student's Charms account will be charged a fee.
School instruments: All school owned instruments must be serviced by Southeastern Music and returned to the school for inventory by May 14. A repair ticket must accompany the instrument in order for the student not to be charged for any additional repairs. If the instrument is not ready for pick up, a repair ticket must be turned in by May 14. Marching horns will not be distributed until inventory is complete.
Finances: If you have an outstanding balance due in your band account, these need to be addressed ASAP by contacting Brenda Tapia or Darin Miller. Records of unpaid dues are kept with the school as well as the band boosters and can follow a student through other school activities. It can also impact your ability to participate in the graduation ceremony or other graduation activities when you are a senior.
Congratulations to our 2021-22 Drum Majors, Zacc Lindon and Jillian Boles.
Leadership Sessions - Come learn about leadership and what it takes to be a leader in the HHS Band!
Auditions and clinics for our leadership team will take place May 10-13 (Monday - Thursday) from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. This is open to anyone who wants to be section leader, librarian, truck crew, band captain, percussion captain, or color guard captain. In addition to these sessions, student will complete an application and do an interview with a director.
District Honor Band 2021
District Honor Band is coming up May 7-8 at Sparkman High School. This was rescheduled because of COVID from an original February date.
Rehearsals will take place Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. There will be a concert Saturday evening in the new Sparkman HS Auditorium. A full schedule and more details will be released in the next few weeks.
2021 District honor band members:
Concert Auditions for Fall 2021
Concert audition music was released on Schoology. All students in band during the 2021-22 school year 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.
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!
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. Edit 4/23 - Added leadership training July 8-10)
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
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
Thurs-Saturday July 8-10 Drum Major and Leadership team training.
Wed-Friday, July 14-16 Make-up Rookie Camp (new members). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
VBC Money Making Opportunities for your Charms Account!
Wristband and Concession volunteers are needed for APRIL and MAY.
Concerts are now being scheduled for the VBC!!!
Please see the links below! (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 email@example.com.
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