Quick Heads Up: The Mattress Fundraiser is right around the corner! This week be on the lookout for instructions on how you can make GREAT money using social media to promote the mattress sale. We need your help with a few video clips. Your natural charm and charisma and a little Band Magic Editing and we will have a message that will make you $35-50 per sold mattress, depending on the model. Much more to come this week!
Schedule for the Week
Monday - Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Winter Guard practice 4-6 pm.
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Wind Ensemble rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Friday - Off.
Winter Guard Information
Competition and Rehearsal Schedule
*Every Tuesday from 4-6 pm Winter Guard has rehearsal
January 21st - Staging Camp at HHS 9 am - 2 pm (changed from 1/14)
January 28th - Competition at Mortimer Jordan HS (Birmingham)
February 11 - Competition at Thompson HS (Alabaster)
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)
Students are responsible for working to create their own carpool to these events.
Please contact Mrs. Jeffress if you have any questions. Mrsjeffress@comcast.net
All State / District Honor Band Auditions
We are hosting this event!! All students will be required to serve 1 shift on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th. We need 30 students present at any 1 time. It's a big undertaking and a service to our area. We also need plenty of adults. Look for an email soon on additional information.
If you are AUDITIONING, you must have your own personal copy of the book that the music comes from to audition. This is a copyright issue. It will be checked at registration on the day of your audition. If you need help with this, please see Mr. Tankesley
AMEA Information - Wind Ensemble
Monday, January 16th (MLK Day - no school) 6:00 - 9:00 pm (updated 12/1) Special rehearsal with Gus Arnold, Huntsville HS Alumnus and saxophone soloist. Symphonic Band students who have been asked to go with us should also attend this.
Symphonic Band Help joining us in Birmingham: Carolyn Vandervere, Coulter McKinney, Aiden Hall, Colleen Pleva, Liz Tatum, Gabe Tapia, Tara McCalllion
Tuesday, January 17th - AMEA Preview Concert with UAB Wind Ensemble. Huntsville High Auditorium 7:00 pm.
Friday, January 20th - AMEA Performance in Birmingham.
9:30 am departure
Lunch in Birmingham
2:45 Sound check / rehearsal
Dinner in Birmingham
Return by 8 or 9 pm.
Senior New York Trip
Payment #3 of $500 per traveler is due to the travel website by January 23rd and the remaining balance is due February 1st.
Payment #2 was due last week (January 5)
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
Monday, January 16 - MLK Day (No School). Special Wind Ensemble rehearsal from 6-9 pm.
Tuesday, January 17 - AMEA Preview Concert (wind ensemble and UAB)
Friday, January 20 - Wind Ensemble AMEA Performance
Saturday, January 21st - Winter Guard Camp 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Friday and Saturday, January 27-28. All State / District honor band auditions - hosted by us! Students will be required to serve 1 time slot at this event. We will also need parent volunteers!
Saturday, January 28th - Winter Guard Competition at Mortimer Jordan HS
February 2-4 - Winter Camp for ALL Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble!
Band Camp / Summer Schedule 2023
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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