Things We Like
Always representing the HHS Band! Thank you to our six fantastic ambassadors who performed today with the Twickenham Winds. Left to right: Gabby Millar, Keiran Eversole, Kris Olszowy, Maggie Tonsmeire, Grace Bradt and Daniel Starnes. Thanks Mac Tonsmeire for the picture!
Schedule for the Week
Monday - Off. B1 rehearses during exam
Tuesday - Off. A3 rehearses during exam
Wednesday - Marching Percussion Placements 6-8 pm Band room. 1st payment Band Booster Dues 22-23 are due to the band box ($250)
Thursday - Marching Percussion Placements 6-8 pm Band room
Friday - Graduation - 5:30 pm VBC - see information below.
GRADUATION INFORMATION - FRIDAY, MAY 27th
Who: All members of Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band (basically all band students except color guard) who are not graduating are required to attend. Because of the limited percussion parts, we have asked 4 percussionists to play, so all percussionists will not have to attend.
When: Friday, May 27th at 5:30 pm. You need to be there by 4:30 and in the building by 4:45 pm. When the ceremony before us ends and clears the floor, we will meet on the floor of the arena. Prepare for lots of traffic when arriving and departing.
Where: Von Braun Center Arena. You are responsible for getting there. Carpooling is encouraged. Parking will cost money.
What to wear: Business casual - no jeans, no tennis shoes, nice top - no midriff. If you choose to wear a skirt, please wear skirts that touch your knees when sitting. Please dress for the band being on stage of a formal graduation ceremony.
Instruments: Students are responsible for getting your instrument to the VBC. We will be taking a truck for percussion equipment and large instruments. If your instrument is one that will be on the truck, please ensure it gets loaded. The band room will be open during normal school hours next week except Friday.
Other things: The VBC and their security run the logistics of the event. The easiest way to get in is to meet us outside behind the arena near the truck and bay doors (between the south hall underground parking garage and arena . If security tells you to go to the front, you may have to take your stuff through security, so be prepared for that.
The ceremony will be over by 7:30 pm at the latest (but may be sooner).
LONDON TRIP - FAMILIES OF CURRENT 9th and 10th Grade students!
We hope we have given you some time to think about your commitment to this trip for 23-24. We would like to get some early data before we look at firm commitment in the Fall. This is an anonymous survey - ONLY ADULTS SHOULD COMPLETE
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Band Camp Schedule
A tentative band camp schedule is attached to this newsletter. A final schedule will be sent out a week or two before band camp.
From the Directors:
As we wrap up the year in this final newsletter, we just want to say another big thank you. We truly appreciate the commitment to our band organization that your family provides. I want to encourage you to get involved in our program if you are not. We have a place for you - social media/photography team, uniform team, truck team, hospitality team, concert program design, VBC, Trip coordinators, and more!! We are so blessed to be able to teach the best students and families HHS. Congratulations Seniors! We will miss you!
We will be taking a newsletter break and only sending our information as needed for the month of June, but email us if you need anything. During that time we will be graduating our seniors out of our system and entering our new members.
If you need anything over the summer, we will be here during the scheduled camps!
-Mr. Tankesley and Mrs. Connell
SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE (added Color Guard and percussion times)
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. Percussion 5-9 pm. Color Guard 9-2
Thursday, July 7 - Saturday, July 9th - Leadership training seminar with Mr. Lambert, Mr. Denton, and Mr. Horton 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 Percussion 5-9. Color Guard 9-2
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
End of Year Information - instruments and uniforms
PAST DUE!! Marching Uniforms
Marching uniforms should be dry-cleaned and returned to the band room by May 13th. If you did not travel to Disney, your uniform may have already been turned in. Both concert and marching uniforms must be returned in the red garment bag, on the black hanger that was issue and with the dry-cleaning receipt.
PAST DUE!! Concert Uniforms (tuxedos/dresses)
Tuxedos and concert dresses uniforms should be dry-cleaned and returned to the band room by May 13th. We will be in business casual when we perform at graduation, so there is no need to wait. Percussion - if you need your black tuxedo pants for the concert this Thursday, May 5th , you will need to wait to take it to the dry-cleaner.
Both concert and marching uniforms must be returned in the red garment back, on the black hanger that was issue and with the dry-cleaning receipt.
If you are using a school owned instrument this year, the rental is free but you must take your instrument to Southeastern to have it evaluated and returned to the playing condition you received it in. This cost is on each individual.
Please make sure all outstanding dues for 21-22 are paid. Contact Brenda Tapia if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first payment for band booster dues for NEXT YEAR are due by the last day of school. The first payment is $250 and is due to the band box or paid online through Charms. Band Booster dues are $750 for 22-23. There is a 5% discount if you pay the entire amount in your first payment ($712.50).
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