SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK!
Monday – Symphonic Band 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday – Christmas Concert 7:00 pm (see information below)
Wednesday – Off
Thursday – Off
Friday – Off
CONCERT SCHEDULE - TUESDAY DECEMBER 15 - 7PM
Christmas Concert Information Tuesday, December 15th
7:00 pm HHS Auditorium
To reserve your free seat: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/43806
*Anyone without a seat reservation will be seated at 6:55 pm with any remaining open seats (if available). Please reserve your seat prior to the concert so we can make every attempt to accommodate everyone!
Tuxedos and Concert Dresses with holiday accessories (same as Fall concert but with holiday accessories).
Student Arrival Schedule:
5:30 pm - Students that drive / leadership / anyone else willing to come early for pictures
6:00 pm - Symphonic Band students (Pictures at 6:00, warm up on stage at 6:30)
6:15 pm - Wind Ensemble Students (Individual Warm up at 6:15,
6:30 PM - Pictures
6:50PM - Group Warm Up Band Room
Every year we take individual photos both for archival purposes and to give families the opportunity to buy a nice band photo of your student. We normally do this during band camp, but it was not an option this year. We need EVERY student that attends the concert to get an individual picture taken on Tuesday evening. We will have a color guard and make-up date on a school day in January/February for those that are quarantined or HVA.
Lifetouch photography will set up 3 photographers in the lobby from 5:30 to the end of the concert. We are asking for students that drive or students that can come early to do so at 5:30 pm. The more pictures we can take at 5:30, the smoother the pictures will go throughout the night.
Students will take the picture in their concert attire with their instrument. No holiday accessories in the formal picture please!
If you are interested in ordering photos, please see the attached form. Its is embedded in this newsletter and is labeled as "Picture Form Download". Photographers will not be accepting money or these forms on Tuesday - they are just taking photos!! You will have the chance to purpose the photos after the proofs are returned.
Director's Notes Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org; Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
All State / District Honor Band Audition Instructions (optional)
Registration for the virtual all state / district honor band auditions begins Monday. To register to audition, place a $25 check in the band box with your name and all state/district honor band auditions on it. The last day you can turn in your check is Friday, December 18th.
How the audition will work:
Students will submit their audition on an app called "Heart Out," which you can download on a device. Submissions can be recorded between January 13-22nd. Students are able to record their full audition 3 times and then are able to choose their best of those three to submit for their audition. Auditions this year will include scales, the two prepared etudes, and tone. There will be no sight-reading. Because it's difficult to monitor virtually, scales will not have to be from memory this year (although most of you know them from memory anyway). You will receive a sheet with detailed instructions on how to audition with the best recording possible.
Every attempt is being made for district honor band and all state band to take place in-person this year. District Honor Band is currently scheduled for February 12-13. However, it is possibly getting moved to early April (date TBA). All State Band is scheduled to happen April 15-17 in Mobile. For this year only - If you want to audition but have hesitations about participating in an in-person honor band event, I would recommend you audition and make the decision closer to the event as to whether you should participate. The Alabama Bandmasters Association is working hard to make these events safe for everyone.
All State Virtual Band Auditions Registration due Dec 18th. Audition January 13-22nd
Winter Camp - February 4-6 (required of all wind ensemble and symphonic band members)
EARN $$ FOR YOUR BAND ACCOUNT AND HAVE FUN, TOO!
The VBC is offering another great volunteer opportunity to Band Parents and Students (16 years and older) to work concessions during Havoc games. Both Parents and students are able to earn money for their band account and the band at the same time. Please sign up through the link below!!
VBC Havoc Volunteers:
Band Parents...The Havoc is ready and so are we!! For those who have been through the VBC Responsible Vendor Training please be on the lookout for a link in your email (sent separately from newsletter) to sign up for the first two HAVOC games. This is a great opportunity to earn money for our kids and the band!!!
Seniors/Senior Parents - Mrs. Connell has graciously offered to share her creative skills with us and make scrapbooks for any senior that would like one if the family will provide $ for the supplies and 30-40 printed pictures. These can be from any age or activity (not just high school and not just band). Please organize them by grade level, if at all possible. Photos will need to be turned in by 3/1/2021. We are still working on the cost of the scrapbooks, but will have that ironed out soon. So, over the break, search thru those photos and decide upon 30-40 that capture your senior. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Rainey at 256-508-3382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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