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Keep Spreading the word about the Car Show. It's going to be awesome!
Only 2 weeks left!!! Fill up those Calendars
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.
Spirit Night at Taco Mama
Mark your calendars now! Thursday September 21, spirit night at Taco Mama! No need to rush home and cook dinner after band practice! Just head over to Taco Mama and enjoy a nice dinner while earning money for the band!
We are currently taking 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
Schedule for the week
Tuesday- Marching Band rehearsal 4-6 Guard Sectional 6-7.
Thursday- Marching band rehearsal 4-6 pm
Saturday: Marching percussion perform at Running of the Bulls 5k- arrive at 7:30 am. Meet at the greenway across the hwy from Hampton Cove (Tortora's parking lot). Khaki shorts and dry fit shirt. We plan to load all drums in the trailer on Friday and bring it Saturday morning. We should be done before 10 am.
Car Show - Saturday, Sept 9th
The Huntsville High Band Car Show is Saturday, September 9th from 4:00-8:30 pm at Milton Frank Stadium.
What can you do to help? Promote our car show on social media and encourage people to sign up! There may also be some volunteer opportunities to serve this day!
Marching band students: Marching Band will be required to perform our halftime show at 8:00 pm this night in full uniform (call time at 7:00 pm). The performance is open to the public. We will also have volunteer pep bands performing every hour at the event. Sign ups coming soon. Students will help determine some prizes for the show.
Visit https://www.huntsvillehsband.com/car-show.html for more info and to register.
Fall Break Game
The Fall break game on Thursday, October 5th is an optional game. We ask if you are in town and available to please play! We will have a sign up form soon.
The game on Friday, September 29th is not during Fall break and a required game even though this date is an e-learning day. Please do not leave for Fall Break vacations until Saturday morning!
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.
Thursday, August 31st - Community Pep Rally 7:30 pm. Open House at 6. We are cancelling rehearsal on this date so students can eat dinner, go to open house and get to the pep rally on time.
Friday, Sept 1st - London payment due (each traveler owes $1800 total by this date) and passport information form due! **This is the last day to be added for guarantee of current price**
Friday, Sept 1st - Game @Oxford (this is a half day for students. Students should not plan on having time to go home and bring lunch to school or eating school lunch. 1:30 pm departure to Oxford)
Friday, Sept 8 - Game vs. Grissom. Milton Frank.
Saturday, Sept 9- Car show 4-8:30 pm at Milton Frank. 8:00 pm marching band performance in Full uniform!
Friday, Sept 15th - Game vs. James Clemens in Madison.
Monday, Sept 18th - HCMS vs. HJHS at Milton Frank. Marching band will perform. 6:30 pm
Friday, September 22nd - Game vs. Bob Jones at Joe Davis (middle school night!)
Saturday, September 23rd - Rocket City Invitational Marching Competition - Madison City Stadium (full day event)
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 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!
Roommate 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 includes 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
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