We always start out newsletters with ...
THINGS WE LIKE
Clockwise from top: Shaun Vice, Madison Outback and Brad Estis, Huntsville Outback feed the band on the last day of Camp. Thank you for your generous support of the Band! How about the Sax Section? Sounding great! Peter Pan flies and Captain Hook doesn't - and they are fighting in the bandroom! And thanks to the Mello section for Finding Nemo!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
Monday - All Marching Band members 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - First day of school. First after school marching rehearsal 4-6 pm. Color Guard sectional 6-7. Bring instruments.
Wednesday - Marching Percussion Sectional 4 - 5:30
Thursday - After school marching band 4-6
Friday - Preview Show at Milton Frank Stadium (see below)
Band Preview Show
When: Friday, August 5th starting at 7:00 pm.
Where: Milton Frank Stadium
Uniform: Polo shirt tucked into khaki shorts with a belt, tennis shoes, ankle socks (no long socks). Color guard uniform will be different (check with your section leader).
Cost: FREE!! Invite your family and friends!
IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN A POLO SHIRT YET, PLEASE SEE BEN BOLES AT PRACTICE MONDAY NIGHT
6:00 pm Trucks arrive and unload.
6:15 pm Students arrive. Get instruments out - meet in sections.
6:15 pm - PARENT TRAINING! If you are interested in being a chaperone or helping out at the football games, please attend this training with Audrey Beumer! Meet over towards the band trucks.
We are looking for volunteers to sign up for shifts driving the band truck, pulling the band trailer, and producing the weekly newsletter. Please see Ben Boles & Les Skulski at this area too.
6:30 pm Physical and Music Warm up on the field (we will take you through music warm ups and physical warm ups and give you some inside information about what we do and why we do it!).
7:00 pm Program starts. You will see the pregame show and halftime show... as well as hear some of our favorite stand tunes!
The program should last about 30 minutes.
We will treat Friday as a "normal" football game day. We plan on packing the trucks during the school day and immediately after school.
Make sure you have: Instrument or equipment (or packed it on the truck), flip folder with music and lyre, water bottle.
This event serves both as a preview for our families and community as well as training for adults and students on how we operate trucks, logistics, sounds equipment, and more!
HHS BAND MERCH AND SHOW SHIRTS ON SALE AT PREVIEW SHOW!!!
First Day of School
Make sure you have your CONCERT instrument on the first day. We will have after school marching rehearsal after school. Students are allowed to come to the band room once the school opens at 8:00 am to put their instrument up!
We were informed this week that the Bob Jones game currently scheduled for Friday, September 16th has been moved to Thursday, September 15th. The game is still at Madison City Stadium.
The Huntsville Junior High vs. Hampton Cove game has now been added to the calendar. The date is Monday, September 19th. The game is at 6:30 pm. More detailed schedule as we get closer.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WIND ENSEMBLE
The Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the Alabama Music Educator Association (AMEA) state conference January 19-21, 2023 in Birmingham.
This is one of the biggest musical honors that you can be given in the state of Alabama. Our students will be able to highlight our band program and inspire other educators as we perform for the music teachers in the state of Alabama. This performance is also open to the public.
We will have an exact performance time and date in the coming months. We will perform at preview concert in January at HHS prior to going!
Information repeated from last week's newsletter:
Band Classes / Schedules
As we have told the marching band students, mistakes on the first draft of your schedule that you picked up this week are very common. Although your counselors aren't responsible for the mistakes, they are terrific about getting things right. I know this can be a little frustrating and stressful especially for the 9th graders. It may take a little time though - even into the first week of school for some people.
The band class schedule for the year is the same as it has been the past couple of years. If your band class is incorrect, please fill out a schedule mistake form at the school and put it in the proper basket. If you have questions and are not sure if your schedule is correct or not, ask a leadership team member or a director. Your class assignment is dictated by what you signed up for (Marching Band/Concert only and your audition (Symphonic band or wind Ensemble). Those results are posted in the band room.
All 9th graders in marching band have been given opportunities during lunch for an older band member to walk them through their schedule so they know where they are going.
A Day Classes
1A - Symphonic Band Percussion (except for Grant, DJ, Aiden, and Dallas)
2A - Symphonic Band Winds (Woodwinds and Brass and also including Grant, DJ, Aiden, and Dallas)
3A - All Wind Ensemble students
B Day Classes
1B - Marching Band Winds (Woodwinds and Brass)
3B - Color Guard members
4B - Marching Band Percussion Students (all front ensemble and battery members)
Beginning of year information
After school marching band rehearsals start on Tuesday, August 2nd.
Our weekly marching band schedule:
Tuesday: All marching band students 4-6 pm. Color Guard sectional 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday - Percussion Sectional 4-5:30 pm
Thursday - All marching band students 4-6 pm
Friday - Game
Homecoming week schedule will be different (see charms calendar)
Marching Competitions 2022
Our marching competitions are on the following days:
Saturday, September 17th in Hendersonville, TN
Saturday, October 15th in Muscle Shoals, Al
Saturday, October 22nd in Soddy Daisy, TN (Do not sign up for the ACT on this date unless you plan to get your own ride to the competition)
These competitions are what we work all season towards. They are required. Please keep your calendar clear on these dates and plan for a full day event. We take charter buses to these events. We would love to have a great cheering section as well!
REMIND text messages
We use Remind text messages for reminders of events/deadlines, sudden changes (like weather), and to send out return times from trips.
How to get on our text messages:
Send a text message to the number 81010
In the message section put the following (based on your current grade level). You do not have to do this if you are already receiving our texts.
12th - @caeg36
11th - @2023hhsb
10th - @2025hh
9th - @2026hh
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