Things We Like
Monday - 23-24 Concert Auditions in class (8th grade woodwinds after school)
Tuesday - 23-24 Concert Auditions in class (8th grade brass after school)
Wednesday -23-24 Concert Auditions in class (8th grade makeup day after school)
Thursday - 23-24 Concert Auditions in class (8thgrade Percussion after school). PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT AFTER SCHOOL
Friday- 23-24 Concert Auditions in class
2023 Huntsville High School Band Banquet - A Night On The Red Carpet
Come walk the red carpet and re-live great moments from the year! This will be a great night to highlight the year and honor our seniors.
The band banquet is for all band members and their families, seniors attend for free.
When: Friday, May 12th
Where: The Royal Room at Stovehouse
Time: Social begins at 6:00, Dinner begins at 6:30 (Digital Photo Booth from 6-8)
Dress: Sunday Best to Hollywood's Finest - Celebrities Welcome (No jeans or shorts please)
Menu: Olive Garden Pasta Bar (including salad & breadsticks), Cake, and Drinks
Cost: $40.00 per person (Seniors are free)
Please RSVP by filling out the google form below and send payment by cash or check to the band box by Thursday, May 4th. We will NOT be allowing Band Banquet tickets to be "charged" to a CHARMS account.
Link to form:
2023 Huntsville High School Band Banquet A Night on the Red Carpet (google.com)
Pictures made Tuesday before the spring concert can be found at the following link:
KWaldrup Studio & Design
Kris Waldrup McHugh
Studio Text: 256-384-4416
Please see the attached file at the bottom of the newsletter to find your student's code to access the pictures.
End of Year Items
These were due back by March 31st and we still have some students who have not returned them. They must be dry cleaned, a receipt included, and garment bag included. Don't forget to return your shako and gauntlets. Detailed instructions were handed to students and included in March newsletters.Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Guard only
Please return both your marching and winter guard uniform to Mr. Tankesley (or put on the band table with your name on it). They should be clean when you return them.
If you have any additional equipment that belongs to the band other than our stand equipment that stays in the guard room, make sure we check that back in.
Concert Band Uniforms
Please dry clean and return in the garment bag by Friday, May 12th. Do not turn in tuxedo shirts or shoes unless you would like to donate them.
School owned instruments
Students who played a school owned instrument (concert or marching) excluding percussion need to take these to Southeastern Instrumental Services to have them evaluated. You are responsible for any repairs made. Seniors need to do this now. Everyone else should do it after they audition next week. Marching instruments can go now. Do not wait too long on this as Southeastern gets backed up with repairs in the summer. The longer you wait, the longer it will take to get it back. You are also welcome to use Gadsden music to do repairs, but they are less familiar with our process. We need this done prior to the last day of school on May 24th.
Southeastern Instrumental Services
3308 9th Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F
After you have done this, check in your instrument with Mr. Kirk. Make sure you include the receipt given to you by Southeastern. Questions? email@example.com
If you have original music or other items that belong to the band, please make sure they get returned.
We would like to feature ALL seniors on social media over the next month. If you would like to be featured, please fill this form out: https://forms.gle/15ji7wvq5h5FADR39
Make sure you are on top of returning all uniforms and equipment to the band room over the next month. Make sure all band dues are paid.
Fine Arts Signing Day (This date has been changed due to AP testing) is scheduled for Friday, May 12th around 2:30 pm in the Auditorium. Click here to register to participate by this Friday, May 5. This is for any senior who has a post-high school plan to participate in the arts (College Marching Band, College Color Guard, Independent or college Indoor percussion/winter guard, college Concert band, college Jazz band, military bands). Parents should plan to attend. There will be a ceremony in the auditorium followed by a reception with cake/snacks. You will be excused from 4th block this day.
Senior Showcase - Wednesday, May 10th. This special concert is open to small group and individual performances from our Seniors involved in all performing arts programs at Huntsville High. Sign up will be soon. We encourage you to participate. Click here to sign up by May 8th
Please return the Fall and Winter uniforms to the band room if you haven't. Make sure they are clean when returned!
Color Guard will take individual pictures for our composite photo during class on Friday, May 12. Please wear all black.
Color Guard 23-24 will be posted on social media this week.
London Connection! (updated 3/26)
Remember, even if you plan to do concert band only, if you are planning to march the parade in London, you need to attend week 1 of band camp!
Click here to see an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
All information on the trip can be found in our google drive: Click here to access google drive -
Our parent trip coordinator for London is Karen Hansberger. 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
To be included in our travel count with the travel company, each traveler must have paid $1000 at this point.
The next payment of $800 is due September 1, 2023.
What do I need to do right now?
1. Get your passport now! It should be valid 6 months past our return date! There are major delays with passports - watch this recent news report
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
Friday, May 12th - Senior Fine Arts Signing Day (4th block).
Monday, May 8 - Thursday, May 12 - leadership training for those interested in leadership team. 4-5 pm after school.
Tuesday, May 9 - HJHS Band Concert (Auditorium)
Thursday, May 11 - HCMS Band Concert (Auditorium)
Wednesday, May 10 - Drum Major Auditions
Friday, May 12 - Band Banquet at Stovehouse banquet hall (all band students and families invited)
Thursday, May 25th - Graduation 5:30 pm VBC arena. All non-graduating Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble members are required to perform. Dress is business casual (no jeans, no t-shirts, no tennis/athletic shoes).
Band Camp / Summer Schedule 2023
Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2 Rookie Camp (new members only), Marching Percussion Placement Camp from 1-4, and Guard Camp 8-2 (percussion times edited 2/24; guard times added 4/20)
July 6-8 - Leadership Camp (leadership team only)
July 12-14 Make up rookie camp (new members only) and Marching Percussion Camp (8-12). (percussion times edited 2/24)
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 1- Marching Band pictures will be made from 2-4pm for the Football Media Guide and for family purchase. This is MANDATORY.
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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