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Schedule for the Week
Monday - Off
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 - Off
Friday, August 26th - First game vs. Oxford at Milton Frank Stadium
Friday, September 2nd - Game vs. Grissom at Milton Frank (we will be on the away side)
Friday, September 9th - Game vs. James Clemens at Alabama A&M. More info to come.
MAKE MEGABUCKS FOR YOUR CHARMS ACCOUNT
We have a unique and very special arrangement with the Von Braun Center. HHS Band Parents and Students are allowed to work concerts & events at the VBC in their Food and Beverage department.
Persons 16 years of age or older can work in the concession stands and earn $11/hour for your CHARMS account. No experience is necessary but please be expecting to WORK. A check-in sheet with HHS Band is available in the F&B offices at the VBC. You "clock in" and "clock out" there and report to the concessions stand manager you are assigned. Each shift is approximately 4 hours.
Persons 21 years of age or older can work as a "wristbander" and check IDs to facilitate customer flow at the bars - and stands selling alcohol. In order to participate in this, you must first attend a "responsible vendor" training class at the VBC. This job also nets you $11/hour and takes approximtately 4 hours.
THE HHS Band Parent Association will round up your pay for the first three events you work to $50 per event. This money is immediately credited to your CHARMS account and is for you to use "as cash" for band related expenses and fees. This is a fast and simple way to rack up cash. It's tax free and it's a great way to have your student work... where you have complete control over your schedule.
Interested? We are expecting 50-60 members of the HHS Band Community as a whole to participate in this. Additionally, every hour that is worked means $3 goes to the Band General Fund on top of the money you earn individually. This is a tremendous fundraiser for the Band and for YOU.
Email Stacee - and that gets you into the "sign up genius" queue and we are off to the races!
Please let Stacee Young know of your interest in this fantastic opportunity. Staceeyo@gmail.com
BRYANT BANK is the official bank of the HHS Band! We have moved all of our banking to BRYANT BANK. Why? Because the people who work there care about the HHS Band. They care about their customers. With an advanced digital platform Bryant Bank makes it easy to organize your money, pay vendors and set up accounts for your kids. And BRYANT BANK has been very generous to the HHS Band. Please support those who support our great Band. THANK YOU BRYANT BANK!
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
B Day Classes - Outside
Starting this week our B day classes should plan to be outside. We will be setting drill for the 3rd movement during class time. We will give students time to change in and out of clothes at the beginning and end of each block. Students are welcome to use the large auditorium restrooms or the dressing rooms behind the stage to change. Treat this like you would PE - just have an extra pair or 2 of summer clothes and athletic shoes that stay in your band room cubbie and clean them on the weekend. Please remember to continue to keep a water bottle at school!
Wind Ensemble Students
Because of our AMEA performance and some of the requirements leading up to it, our wonderful uniform committee is going to go ahead and fit you for your tuxedos and dresses next week! You will take these home. Sometime in the near future we will be scheduling a group photo and a photo shoot possibly off campus. We have some very strict deadlines to meet with these. Information on how to care of your uniform with be included!
Information repeated from last week's newsletter:
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!
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)
FROM HHS BPA PRESIDENT BEN BOLES
Thank you so much for coming to hear the mighty Crimson Panther Marching Band perform Friday night at the preview show. The energy and enthusiasm only grows each time we take the field! Come be a part of the magic. We are looking for volunteers to sustain our momentum years into the future. In the next two weeks we will form a nominating committee for leadership of the Booster Board. Many positions are still open, notably Trip Coordinator, Media Coordinator and President.
If you are thinking about this, please contact me so we can talk about it. email@example.com. The nominating committee has the final say, and we don't want to have to "VOLUN-TELL" ANYONE.
The Time Commitment: I spend most of my time doing media for the Band. That is a separate job. - NOT BEING PRESIDENT. With two amazing treasurers and a supportive board, this is a 5 hour per week job, max.
As a parent, Band has been the biggest blessing to my family. Cheers, BB
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!
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