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Congratulations to Aiden Hall - the HHS Band's newest Eagle Scout! Thank you for being a great ambassador of your family, the Band and Huntsville High!
Schedule for the Week!
Monday - Symphonic Band 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble 4:00-5:30 pm (run through - may finish early)
Wednesday - WIND ENSEMBLE - MPA PERFORMANCE at Hartselle HS.
Thursday - Off (No Wind Ensemble)
Friday - Wind Ensemble trip to HCMS during band class - please make sure to return your field trip form. We will be carpooling or using private vehicles to go to hcms.
Saturday - Winter Guard Competition at Hoover High School - BOSTON BUTT PICK UP 9A-11A
Wind Ensemble MPA Schedule and Information
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band are performing at 2 different locations and dates. This information is for Wind Ensemble only!!
Performance Date: Wednesday, March 2nd
Performance Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Hartselle High School Auditorium (100 Bethel Road. Hartselle, Al 35640)
The performance is open to the public.
Wednesday, March 2nd is an A Day - be prepared to miss 4th block (3rd block is band)
8:30 AM Come to school as normal. Bring your tuxedo/concert dress, accessories and everything you need for the performance.
11:30 AM - Come to 3rd block band. Eat lunch as normal, change into your concert uniforms, and make sure everything is loaded. We are taking the percussion truck and should have plenty of room for anyone that wants to put their case on the truck in addition to the percussion equipment we are bringing. We are taking some (but not all) percussion equipment. Clarinets/Flutes should stay on the bus.
12:45 PM - Meet, double check everything, and get on buses. Don't forget your MUSIC, Mutes (Brass), extra reeds (WW), and sticks/mallets (percussion).
1:00 PM - Depart on 2 school buses to Hartselle High School. BUSES WILL NOT STAY WITH US SO DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE BUS!! Don't take anything you don't need!
2:00 PM - Arrive and wait for instructions. We will watch bands, unload, and prepare for warm up. Everything must leave the bus.
3:30 PM - Warm up
4:00 PM - Performance (open to the public)
4:30 PM - Sight reading
5:00 PM - Load equipment and buses. We will travel back in concert uniforms.
5:30 PM - Depart for HHS
6:15 PM - Arrive Back at HHS
Class Registration and Band Contracts
We hope you are in the process of thinking about your class options for next year. Below is a list of the classes we prefer you sign up for when you register. If you submitted something on paper that says something other than this, it’s ok. I know registration has started for some grades already. Remember that the titles of these classes do not matter, so just register the number that you see. Each class represents a semester and 0.5 credit, but the classes are paired together (you have to register for both to be enrolled). For those doing marching band and concert band you will sign up for a total of 4 numbers.
Band contracts will be given out soon and due Friday, April 1st. This will tell us what your band commitment is for next year (marching band or concert band only. Football band is no longer an option. If there is a student that has an activity conflict with marching band, but still wants to do limited marching band we will treat these on an individual basis - there must be a direct conflict for us to consider). This allows us to prepare accurate numbers for our Fall halftime show. We spend late spring and summer getting the music and drill complete. Please be thinking about your commitment for next year.
BIG FUNDRAISINGWEEKEND - 138 BOSTON BUTTS, 34 MATTRESSES!
Wednesday, March 9th - Symphonic Band MPA Performance (James Clemens). 3:30 pm
Upcoming Winter Guard / Color Guard Schedule
Saturday, March 5- Winter Guard Competition at Hoover HS
Week of March 24- Color Guard recruitment trips to Middle Schools
Saturday, April 1- SCGC Championships at Spring Valley HS, Columbia, TN
Week of May 2- Color Guard Auditions for 2022 Time- TBA
SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE
Guard and Percussion may practice after school during Finals week!
Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3rd - 8:00 am -12:00 pm Rookie Camp for new marchers and leadership.
Percussion and Guard Camp #1 - Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3. Times TBA.
Thursday, July 7 - Saturday, July 9th - Leadership training seminar with Mr. Lambert, Mr. Denton, and Mr. Horten for leadership team.
Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 15th - Make up Rookie Camp for new marchers and limited leadership team.
Percussion and Guard Camp #2 - Thursday, July 13 - Friday, July 15th Times TBA.
Band Camp starts July 18th and runs to the first day of school (Tuesday, August 2nd). Do not plan any vacations or major conflicts starting July 18th if you plan to participate in marching band. The football band option will no longer be offered starting this coming school year - students must choose between marching band and concert only.
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