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Week one of band camp is in the books and there are some serious band warriors out there!
It's Spirit Week!!!
Monday- Hawaiian Day
Tuesday- Duo Day
Wednesday-Adam Sandler Day
Please read entire newsletter, there is a lot of information here. FUNDRAISING opportunities at the end.
HELP!!! There is still a need for several parent volunteers at band camp this week. Here are the current available slots:
Tuesday: one 10-12am slots and one 6-9:15pm slot Wednesday: three 10-12am slots Thursday: one 7:45-10am slot and one 10-12am slot Friday: three 10-12am slots
Sign up in charms or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Jaime will sign you up. A huge thank you to all the parents who have given of their time!!
Link to Charms: https://www.charmsoffice.com/public/parents.aspâ
Schedule for the Week
Monday Band Camp 8 am - 9:00 pm (see band camp schedule sent out)
Tuesday Band Camp 8 am - 9:00 pm (see band camp schedule sent out). As a band we will pick up all schedules and get parking together.
Wednesday Band Camp 8 am - 9:00 pm (see band camp schedule sent out).
Thursday Band Camp 8 am - 9:00 pm (see band camp schedule sent out).
Friday Band Camp 8:00 - 3:00 pm (Dismiss early). OPTIONAL DCI TRIP FOR THOSE WHO PAID
Dinner this week
Reminder that dinner is not provided this week. Students have from 4-6 pm for dinner. Many sections like to eat together at a restaurant, but that is at the discretion of parents. The band room will be closed so all adults can also eat. Lunch is the same routine as last week!
Schedule Pick up
All marching band students will pick up our schedules together (and parking) on Tuesday at our assigned time. They have pulled the band schedules from the normal grade levels.
We will be giving Freshman an additional tour (first tour was during rookie camp) this week where we take them and walk them through their schedule. If you are lucky, you may also get to say hi to your teacher briefly.
For those that are new, scheduling pick up is an interesting time at Huntsville High. Although it has gotten better in recent years, many schedules will not be correct because of the computer system that generates the schedules. It will get fixed because we have some outstanding counselors that spend hours upon hours at the beginning of the year getting it right. Please follow the instructions on how to get it fixed as soon as possible (sooner you report it, the sooner it gets fixed) and make sure your student lets me know as well if it's related to band. Be patient and kind to the counselors, but certainly follow up if we are a few days into the school year and it isn't correct yet.
1st block - All 9th grade percussion and concert ensemble students
2nd block - Symphonic Band (check the audition results that are posted in the band room if you aren't sure)
3rd block - Wind Ensemble
4th block - planning
1st block - All Marching Band students except color guard and percussion
2nd block - planning
3rd block - Color Guard
4th block - Marching percussion students
DCI Trip Information
We have a couple of spots left for anyone that may still want to go. At this point, you need to email Mr. Tankesley at email@example.com to confirm before you make a payment. We only have a certain number of tickets and cannot over sell!
3:00 pm Band Camp ends. You will not have time to go home!
4:00 pm Depart on School bus to MTSU (Murfreesboro TN). Bring snacks if you like.
6:00 pm Arrive at MTSU Football Stadium. Bring money for dinner at the event (college football concessions)
7:30 pm First group performs
10:40 pm Scores announced
11:00 pm Depart for home
1:00 am Arrive back at school
What to bring -
Casual clothes (band camp clothes are fine. The event is outside in a football stadium).
Light jacket if you think you might get cold in the evenings or on the bus.
Money for dinner at concessions.
Mr. Tankesley has all the tickets for the event.
The full information for the event can be found here: https://dci.org/events/2023-the-masters-of-the-summer-music-games
This is a college stadium with enhanced security. You will not be able to bring in water bottles, there is a clear bag policy, and there are some additional rules. When in doubt, don't take it or leave it on the bus. For full information from MTSU, click here: https://goblueraiders.com/sports/2022/9/13/football-game-day-information.aspx
WE MUST HAVE STUDENT MEDICAL AND HANDBOOK PAPERWORK FROM ROOKIE CAMP OR LAST WEEK's MEETINGS FOR YOU TO ATTEND. You will receive an email this week if we do not have this. This cannot be last year's paperwork.
The following people have paid/signed up to go on this trip: (P) = parent/adult. Let us know ASAP if you believe to have paid and are not on this list.
Anderson, Deanna (P)
Anderson, David (P)
Hislop, Tawinita (P)
Boyd Lou (P)
Hansberger, Jeff (P)
Millar Parent (P)
Leszek Skulski (P)
Margaret Skulski (P)
Stahl, Michael (P)
Tankesley, Stuart (director)
Kirk, Andrew (director)
Whitten, Logan (guard staff)
Bonner, Annalise (guard staff)
Baldwin, Alex (percussion staff)
London Connection! (updated 7/22)
Next payment of $800 is due by September 1st (do not use Venmo for this payment - it will overload our account!) Easiest way to pay is by check to the band box! September 1st is the last day you can added tol be guaranteed the current price of the trip. It is also the deadline for declaring full program or land only.
If you do not have your passport in hand or have not submitted your papers for your passport, do it now! If you do not have your passport in time, this is not covered by insurance and you will not be able to go!
Important Forms and Deadlines:
Passport/Traveler information form (to be filled out separately by each traveler) - Due September 1st
Room mate request and supervision form (to be filled out separately by each traveler) - Due September 15th
Instrument Information form (to be filled out by students only with the assistance of family. Color Guard does not need to fill this out) - Due October 1st.
Click here to access the London google drive with information on the trip.
Click here to see an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). (updated 7/22)
BIG LONDON TRIP MEETING
The London trip meeting will be Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 pm in the HHS Band room or auditorium. Plan for a 2 hour+ meeting and we need EVERY traveler going on the trip at this meeting. We will discuss everything you need to know! Attendance includes extended family going on the trip!
Our parent trip coordinator for London is Karen Hansberger. She has an amazing team of parents helping her. If you have specific questions about the trip as we get closer, she will be a great resource. She will also be helping collect rooming lists, passport copies, bus lists, shipping documents, and more. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I need to do right now?
We are kicking off our calendar fundraiser early! Go ahead and start sharing your calendar with friends, family, and neighbors to get those donations in! The calendar fundraiser is super easy and everyone can participate with donations ranging from $1 to $31. If you fill up the calendar, the band profits $496 and we will award each student who fills up their calendar with a $25 gift card!! How does it work? When someone picks the 10th on the calendar, they donate $10 to the band and you X off that date on your calendar and fill out the back of form with their name and payment information. They can pay with cash, check, or Venmo. At the end of August, turn in your form and any cash or checks into the band box. It's that simple!
Click link below to print out a calendar
We can begin taking pre-orders for our Boston Butt fundraiser now through October 24. Chuckwagon will be providing our butts this year and pick up will be on November 4 in front of the Freshman Academy from 9-11. You can use the attached flier to begin taking orders. Please attach money to order form before putting in band box. If using Venmo, please include name of buyer, name of band student, and boston butt in the memo line.
Click the link below to access the order form
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