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Can't practice without a painted field! It's GameWeek! Thanks to Jillian, Victoria, Jody, Allie, Amelia and Reagan for their very speedy 21 minute paint job of the field! Great job! GAME 1 FRIDAY NIGHT!!!
Schedule for the Week and GameDay!!! (Milton Frank Stadium v Oxford)
Monday - Off 8:00 am leadership team meeting.
Tuesday - Marching rehearsal 4-6 pm. Color Guard sectional 6-7.
Wednesday - Marching Percussion Sectional 4 - 5:30
Thursday - After school marching band 4-6
Friday - WIND ENSEMBLE PICTURES DURING CLASS (tuxedo/concert dress). Game vs. Oxford at Milton Frank (see gameday information)
During classes - make sure you put your instrument in the corner so it gets loaded. It's your responsibility to put your instrument in the correct location to make sure it gets put on the truck!
5:15 pm - Trucks arrive at Milton Frank
5:30 pm - Meet on the North side of Milton Frank. Look for the trucks.
5:45 - 6:30 pm Section and full Warm ups
6:30 pm - Line up for pregame
6:45 pm - March Pregame
7:00 pm - Game Starts
~9:30 pm - Game ends. Pack up and dismiss.
What to wear
Our uniform for this week is the same as the preview show. Wear the band polo, khaki shorts with belt, short (ankle socks), and tennis shoes. Color Guard wear your equivalent uniform. You should arrive in uniform with your shirt tucked in.
We will be in this uniform until our new uniforms arrive!
Please eat something prior to the game. We do not allow food or drinks in the stands except for water. You will not have the opportunity to visit the concession stand.
Bring your water bottle!
For the safety of our students and equipment, only band students, teachers, and chaperones should be in the band seating area.
You are responsible for making sure your instrument gets put in the correct spot to be loaded on the truck or getting your instrument to the game. Instructions will be given in class.
It's that time - our first (of two) Boston Butt sale of the year! This is a great fundraiser for the band and we ask that every student try to sell five. These are truly the best butts many have tasted and many folks are repeat customers. Also, please be creative in getting the word out. Neighborhood facebook pages, your personal facebook page, leaving some forms at parents' work if allowed... Also, if you can offer delivery, that might be an incentive to some. Again, be creative! Please see the attached form for all information. VENMO can be used for payment and in that case, the form is not required. Scan the code and put information that is requested on the form. Thank you all for your support!
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
Thursday, September 1st - Band Performs at open house from 5:30 - 6 in the courtyard. Plan for a little later pick up this day.
Friday, September 2nd - Game vs. Grissom at Milton Frank (we will be on the away side) - Pep rally during the school day.
Tuesday, September 6th - London Trip Meeting 6:30 pm - Band Room
Friday, September 9th - Game vs. James Clemens at Alabama A&M. More info to come.
Our Panther - In - Training (PIT) Crew is happening! This is a chance for 8th grade students or siblings of current band students to be a part of the Huntsville High Band and get a taste of what we do.
If you know an 8th grader or band sibling interested, click here to find out more and apply: https://forms.gle/hf1pY79vhF92jhjt5
All shoes and bibbers (marching pants) that were ordered have arrived and were distributed over the past week. Gloves will be distributed when the new uniform arrives. If there are any issues, please contact our uniform committee at email@example.com
All Wind Ensemble tuxedos and dresses were distributed. Symphonic Band has begun this process.
Information repeated from previous newsletters:
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.
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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