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Schedule for the Week
âMonday - Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4-5:30.
Tuesday - No Wind Ensemble Rehearsal! Winter Guard 4-6
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Wind Ensemble 4:00-5:30 pm.
Friday - Off. District Honor Band at Grissom (for those who made it) - see info below
Saturday - District Honor Band at Grissom
Date is HERE! Urgent Plea for Help - Mattress Fundraiser
Our annual mattress sale is coming up in two weeks. Here is what4 we need for you to do!
1) Download the video on this link
2) Download the flyer on this link
3) Upload it to your Facebook page
4). Personalize a post. Here's a. sample script:
Need a new mattress? The HHS Band can help - delivering a top brand mattress, factory sealed to your home. Test out your new mattress February 25 at Huntsville High - we will have 30 mattresses set up - from college twin to split adjustable king! And, if you mention *your student's name*, money will directly benefit *your student's name" music eduction.
5) Please encourage your contacts to show up between 10am and 4pm and they will get world class customer service from professionals who are committed to get you a great night's sleep.
From Ben Boles: My family has sold over 30 of these mattresses over 5 years, and we have never heard a negative word from anyone - and heard nothing but positive feedback from these top quality mattresses. I sleep on a HHS mattress every night and I am completely happy to be an apostle for this fundraiser. Please get behind this.. We have gotten over $25,000 from Custom Fundraising Solutions. It comes from your support! Please let us know how we can help you raise money for your CHARMS account.
If you would like to customize your video, text me your part to 256-651-5690 and I will make you a video like Jillian's - you can watch by clicking this link.
âWinter Guard Information
The Winter Guard will be performing at Hampton Cove during Toro Time on Wednesday, March 1st and during HJHS Advisory time on Wednesday, March 8th. This is our chance to be in front of the 8th grade students and recruit students to color guard next year!
We will need to meet at 7:30 am at each school with our equipment and floor to set up. We will have our performance of the winter guard show and information session between 8:00 - 8:30 am at each school. You will be a little late to 1st block both of these days. We plan to carpool back to school.
Color Guard Auditions for 23-24
April 24-28 in the Freshman Academy from 4-6 each day. We encourage every member to find one current HHS student that you know to come audition.
Anyone interested in guard for 23-24 (including current members) should register for the following class at course registration (this is a different course than last year). It is encouraged to go ahead and register for the class even though you may not have auditioned yet.
Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1 05106G10 . It should be a full year 1.0 credit class.
Competition and Rehearsal Schedule
*Every Tuesday from 4-6 pm Winter Guard has rehearsal
February 25th - Bob Jones HS (Madison)
March 25 - Spain Park HS (Hoover)
Marching 27th - Goodies with the Guard at Bob Jones HS (Madison)
April 1 - Championships at Western Kentucky University. (Bowling Green)
Please contact Mrs. Jeffress if you have any questions regarding the schedule or transportation. Mrsjeffress@comcast.net
District Honor Band
Congratulations to our students selected for District Honor Band this Friday and Saturday at Grissom High School. Information for the event can be found here
Students should be ready to be seated in the Auditorium of Grissom at 5:30 pm on Friday. Make sure you have all your mutes and accessories you might need. Do not be late to ANY rehearsal or the concert!
Wind Ensemble's performance at MPA will be Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 pm at James Clemens High School. We plan to take school buses and depart after school (pending school bus scheduling issues). We should be done around 7:15 pm and return back to school by 8:00 pm. A full schedule will be released soon.
Symphonic Band will be performing at MPA a week later at Hartselle HS, most likely on Tuesday, March 7th. I anticipate being able to announce their schedule next week.
Friday, March 31st is the next Payment- $400 per traveler.
What do I need to do right now?
1. Get your passport now! It should be valid 6 months past our return date!
2. Investigate your best option for overseas phone possibilities. Each phone company has different options. You will need to have access to phone communication while you are in London!
3. Research and investigate your credit card and financial options. Each bank and card is different. Make sure your card won't lock you out when you get to London
Can I still sign up?
Yes - but you must pay for all missed deposits on your first payment or else you can't be locked into the trip. At some point, there will be price increases, room assignments done, airline flights arranged, and other logistical things related to the trip completed. After we do those things, anyone added will just be accommodated the best we can. Our contract is for 150 people so we must be atleast at this number of travelers. If you have not signed up, the sooner you can do this the better for us because numbers dictate many things!
When do you have to declare if you are doing land only or full trip?
I don't have an exact date, but my best estimate is early Fall 2023.
London information can be found in our google drive. Click here to access google drive
February 25th - Mattress Sale!! Winter Guard Competition at Bob Jones
March 1st - Wind Ensemble MPA at James Clemens
March 7 (tentative) - Symphonic Band MPA at Hartselle (schedule TBA)
March 10 - Special performance by the 151st Army Band during panther hour.
March 13-17 Senior New York Trip / Spring Break
Band Camp / Summer Schedule 2023
April 24 - 28 Color Guard Auditions 4-6 Freshman Academy.
Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2 Rookie Camp (new members only), Marching Percussion Camp, and Guard Camp
July 6-8 - Leadership Camp (leadership team only)
July 12-14 Make up rookie camp (new members only) and Marching Percussion Camp.
July 17 - 21 Band Camp Week 1 - All Marching Band Students + any concert only students going to London that want to march in the parade.
July 24-28 Band Camp Week 2 - All Marching Band Students
July 31 and August 1 - Rehearsals before school starts.
August 2 - 1st day of school
Student involved with marching band are required to attend these dates in full! Students who miss because of summer activities may be removed from the halftime show. We have worked hard over the past few years to improve our summer schedule to give a full break and options for camps and vacations. Our dead time this coming summer is June 3 - July 5 although some students have much longer than this!
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