Things We Like
There was great energy and excitement Friday night in Oxford!! Even though we didn't get to perform our show on the field, these awesome kids made the best of the situation and had a blast playing for the Oxford band in their brand-new facilities. We are off to a great start and can't wait to be in Milton Frank this Friday night!!
We are in immediate need of a uniform coordinator volunteer. This person would ideally be able to pop in during marching band class on Thursdays or Fridays to touch base with the students and make sure they have everything for the games. Also, this person would need to be available before and during games. If you think you are a good fit for this, please contact Kelly Parrish at your earliest convenience as this is an immediate need. firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers needed this weekend
Calling all parents! Volunteers are still needed for Friday night's game and for the Car Show Saturday. Let's fill up those slots! Please sign up in Charms or contact Jaime Davis. email@example.com
All Band fees due by November 7th.
Reminder - all band fees are due by the fall concert date of November 7th. But you can make payments between now and then so that you don't have to pay them all on that date. Make payments through Venmo, a check to the band box with your child's name on the envelope, or by credit card through Charms.
The calendar fundraiser is now over. Please turn in all calendar forms with cash/checks to the band box this week. Thank you to everyone who participated!!
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
Click the link below to order London apparel
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! More details to come...
Schedule for the week
Monday- No School. Off
Tuesday-Marching Band rehearsal 4-6 Guard Sectional 6-7.
Thursday-Marching Band rehearsal 4-6.
Friday-Game vs. Grissom at Milton Frank Stadium (home)
Saturday-Car show 4-8:30 pm at Milton Frank Stadium. Marching Band performs in full uniform at 8:00
Gameday Information - Friday Schedule
During the school day - load trucks
3:40 pm - School dismisses.
5:15 pm - Trucks arrive at Milton Frank
5:30 pm - Meet on the home side of Milton Frank Stadium. Unload trucks
5:45 pm - Warm ups
6:40 pm - March into the stadium. Pregame and national anthem.
7:00 pm - Game Starts
~9:30 pm - Game ends
Dismiss and load trucks.
Students need to eat before/after the game.
Bring your water bottle to the game!
woodwinds, brass, and percussion - Blue Band polos, khaki shorts, athletic shoes (no sandals, crocs, converse, etc.), and ankle length socks.
Color Guard casual uniform.
Hair should be pulled back out of your face (including guys with long hair) and no jewelry. Pierced ears can be covered with band aids.
What else to bring and other information
Woodwinds and brass should have a flip folder and lyre. Students are given the option to use their phone app with music on in instead of a flip folder, but they must be able to play and read the music, so additional accessories may be necessary.
Bring your water bottle to stay hydrated!
Students are not allowed to have food or any other liquids other than water in the stands. We do not have time to visit the concession stand.
Only band students should be in our section of the stands. This is for the safety of our kids and our instruments. For instrument safety, instruments should be in your hands at all times. Laying an instrument down risks someone bumping into it, kicking it or stepping on it.
Car Show - Saturday, Sept 9th detailed information for students
We have a pep band that perform at the top of every hour starting at 4 pm with the last pep band at 7 pm. All students were told to sign up for 1 time spot, but are welcome to sign up for more. The pep band will perform for 15-20 minutes. Please make sure you are ready to start on time, so arrive earlier than your scheduled time.
The pep band sign-up sheet for students is in the band room. Your student should know what time they signed up for!
Marching Show Performance
All Marching Band students should arrive by 7:15 pm. Some may be asked to come earlier to judge cars.
We are wearing FULL UNIFORM for the first time (jacket, pants, shako, plume, black shoes, black socks!!). Color Guard will wear red dress show uniform and accessories.
Our Marching Show Performance will be at 8:00 pm followed by the car show awards ceremony. After the awards, the entire band will gather and the winners will be allowed to take pictures with the band.
Visit https://www.huntsvillehsband.com/car-show.html for more info and to register.
Seniors and leadership team - special performance
The Huntsville City Council has asked us to play before their meeting on Thursday, September 14th from 5-5:30 pm. We are going to have a pep band composed of leadership team and seniors perform.
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!
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)
Friday, September 29th - Game vs. Jemison at Milton Frank (required game)
Thursday, October 5th - Game vs. Albertville at Milton Frank (Fall break - optional game)
Wednesday, October 11th - Homecoming rehearsal 4-5 pm
Thursday, October 12th - Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 13th - Homecoming Game vs. Florence at Milton Frank
London Connection! (updated 9/3)
Our final payment will be due October 23rd NOT October 1st. This will allow us to get final adjustments on payment from the travel company. Please note that it's very important that this last payment is on time as we have very little time to get this money to the travel company.
Important Forms and Deadlines:
Passport/Traveler information form (to be filled out separately by each traveler) - PAST DUE!!
Room mate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I need to do right now?
Passports should be in your hand or applied for. If this is not the case, you are risking your participation in this trip with no refund.
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