Who is that voice? It could be you starting next year...
Things we like!
What a finale of our show! And this ends Erin Boles' service as the "Voice of the Band." Who is interested in filling this role? Nominating committee is hard at work - let the committee know of your interest. KristinaHutcherson@gmail.com ... what does the job entail? Watch the video above and you see exactly how to have command of the mic!
FROM THE BOARD - PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION
DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING
Our simply sheets fundraiser is underway! Every order directly helps the band so your participation is appreciated! We will have a table set up outside the auditorium on Thursday before the concert to take any last minute orders as well. All order forms with payment are due back in the band box by Friday November 4. You can also have friends and family order on-line using our id# (SS 001181). Thank you for participating in this fundraiser and supporting the HHS band!
THE HHS BAND NEEDS YOU!
We have formed our nominating committee, and phone calls are starting! Our nominating committee chairperson is Kristina Hutcherson and if you have the urge to serve, let her know! KristinaHutcherson@gmail.com
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
Monday - Happy Halloween!! Symphonic Band Rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday - FIRST LONDON PAYMENT DUE!! Wind Ensemble 4:00 - 5:30 pm. WW Quintet performing at Board Meeting.
Wednesday - Off. Halloween party after school for all band students until 5:00 pm (student organized)
Thursday - Fall Concert - 7:00 pm Auditorium. Free! Band Booster Payment #3 - remaining balance due.
Friday - Pep Rally during the day. Pep Band to Birmingham for Playoff game at Thompson HS.
Fall Concert Information
When - This Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm.
Where: HHS Auditorium
Who: All band students except Color Guard. We could definitely use some color guard members to hand out programs if you are available!
What to wear: Students should wear their CONCERT UNIFORM that was passed out earlier this year. For male students this is your tuxedo with a white tuxedo shirt, black bow tie, cummerbund, black socks, and black dress shoes (or your marching shoes if needed). Female students wear dresses with black dress shoes.
Hair should be neat and out of your face.
Schedule for students:
6:15 pm - Call time at HHS
6:30 pm - Symphonic Band warm up on stage and wind ensemble warms up in the band room.
7:00 pm - concert begins
~8:30 pm - Concert concludes.
Gameday Information - Friday
Pack/Load during 3A - Wind Ensemble class.
1:30 - All pep band students excused from class to come to the band room.
2:00 pm - Depart for Thompson High School
4:00 pm - Arrive at Galleria (Bring $$ for dinner)
5:15 pm - Depart Galleria
5:45 pm - Arrive at Thompson HS
7:00 pm - Game starts
10:00 pm - Depart for home
12:00 am - Arrive back at HHS.
What to wear
Band Polos with jeans. You are welcome to wear a long sleeve shirt underneath or jacket/sweat shirt. Band shirts or school colors are strongly encouraged.
We are taking the trailer.
Bring money for dinner
Thompson High School is located at: 1932 Warrior Parkway
Alabaster, AL 35007
Seniors and leadership team had priority for the pep band. From there, we filled in spots based on instrumentation needs and experience. Students involved with the pep band know who they are at this point!
Pictures / Veteran's Day Parade
We have many reasons to do group photos with our marching band in full uniform. In addition to doing this yearly, we also need a group photo for the London New Year's Day Parade to use and for the Wind Ensemble to use in their program for their AMEA performance on Friday, January 20th in Birmingham. Now that we have these uniforms, we are beginning to make plans for this.
We are looking at doing these in Big Spring Park the morning of the Veteran's Day Parade on Friday, November 11 (no school this day). This is the most convenient time we can find to do this! A schedule is coming, but plan on pictures around 8:30 am that morning with parade line up around 10:00 am.
New York Trip for Band Seniors - Spring Break.
We need to know your commitment to this trip and who may accompany you for our planning purposes. This survey will close first things Monday morning.
Old Band Uniforms
At the WINTER CONCERT on December 6th, you will have the opportunity to get an old HHS Band Uniform. Seniors will be able to get one as a gift from the HHS Band (you must get it at the winter concert). All other uniforms will be sold for a donation of $10 each to the band.
If you would like your specific uniform, please email Kelly Parrish in advance of the concert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you will be given a uniform at random.
Any uniforms not purchased will be properly removed over Christmas Break.
London Connection! - FIRST PAYMENT DUE NOV. 1!
The first payment of $200 is due by November 1, 2022. Please provide as many details as necessary with your payment on who is applies to. For example, if I have 4 people going, I would make a payment for $800 and include in the memo every person going and their relationship to the student. This helps us keep all of our records accurate!
Bob Smith, student
Jane Smith, Mother
Joe Smith, Dad
Jane Jones, Grandmother
You can pay via Venmo, mail a check to our PO Box, or turn into the band box!
London information can be found in our google drive. Click here to access google drive
Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day Parade and Group Pictures.
Tuesday, December 6th - Christmas Concert
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