WE START EVERY NEWSLETTER WITH... THINGS WE LIKE!
Our cameras are everywhere chasing future HHS stars... Sunday's stop - the University of Alabama's Trombone Day, hosted by Dr. Jon Whitaker and the "RollSlide" Trombone Choir. After a big football weekend with a road trip to Florence, a big TX A&M game Saturday - a 60 - count 'em 60 person trombone choir assembled in Tuscaloosa - including these great ambassadors of our school.
HUGE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE HHS BAND
Monday - Marching Rehearsal 4-6
Tuesday - Marching Rehearsal 4-6. Color Guard Sectional 6-7
Wednesday - Percussion Sectional 4-5:30 pm
Thursday - Game vs. Sparkman (Senior Night).
Friday - Marching Rehearsal 4-6.
Saturday - Competition at Muscle Shoals HS (Tennessee Valley Invitational)
Gameday Information - Thursday
Load trucks during classes - A Day Load
3:40 pm - School ends. Make sure all equipment is loaded. Go Eat Dinner.
5:30 pm - Meet at Milton Frank
5:45 pm - Warm up
6:40 pm - Line up for Pregame
6:50 pm - Pregame (may be shortened due to senior night)
7:00 pm - Game Starts
~9:30 pm - Game ends.
10:00 pm - Dismiss
What to wear
We are fitting everyone in the OLD BAND UNIFORM this week to wear on Thursday night for Senior Night. You will not need white gloves or shakos. We are leaving the door open for using it at our last games, although no decision has been made yet. We will still wear our black bibbers and black shirts for competitions.
Color Guard uniform - your show uniform!
Halftime show will be shortened - we will only do the 4th movement followed by a ceremony recognizing our seniors.
Since we are wearing the old band uniform, there is no need to bring a jacket (except Guard).
Tennessee Valley Invitational Marching Competition - Saturday
11:15 am - Band Room Open - please eat lunch/brunch before arriving.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm rehearsal at HHS
1:30-2:15 pm Pack, load trucks and underneath buses. Do not load the top of the bus yet until we meet in the band room for announcements.
2:15 pm - Depart for Muscle Shoals on Charter Buses. We will not travel in uniforms.
3:45 pm - Arrive. Watch bands / eat dinner at concessions / change into uniform. Unload trucks. Bring $$$$
6:05 pm - Everyone must be in uniform and ready to go at the buses/trucks.
6:20 pm - Warm up Site B
6:50 pm - Move to stadium
7:00 pm - Performance. Change into normal clothes (except those on field at awards ceremony) and be in the stands sitting together by 8:15 pm.
8:30 pm - Awards ceremony - Any students not riding back with us - Parents should check through Mrs. Beumer after the ceremony.
10:00 pm - Depart.
11:30 pm - Arrive back at Huntsville High School. Please don't park on Billie Watkins St.
If you are not riding the bus home, make sure you check out with Mrs. Beumer after awards.
The Tennessee Valley Invitational is located at Muscle Shoals HS. The stadium is located next to the middle school.
1900 Avalon Ave.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
What to wear:
We are wearing the all black bibbers and black band shirt just like we did at the previous competition. Wear athletic shorts underneath.
Color Guard is wearing show uniform just like we did at the previous competition.
We will not travel in uniform. Feel free to bring long pants, jackets or sweatshirts to wear during awards, for the bus, or during rehearsal in the morning.
What you need to bring:
Information for Parents
We love having family and friends cheer us on at the competitions! Please join us for all our competitions!
General Etiquette at Competitions
Parking - See the map at https://msband.org/tvi/
Checking out students - If you would like to check your student out to ride home with you after awards is over, please do so at our buses. They must check out with our chaperone coordinator, Mrs. Beumer or her designee. The stadium can be a very chaotic/crowded place after awards. Please do not just "take your student" as we are accountable for every student at the event and can't leave until we know where every student is. It can put us very behind schedule if we have to track down where students are. This is for their safety.
You can get more information on the event on their website: https://msband.org/tvi/
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, email a check to our PO Box, or turn into the band box!
London information can be found in our google drive. It now includes the power point from the meeting on September 6th. Click here to access google drive
There is a good probability we will make the 1st round of the playoffs on Friday, November 4th. Most likely, we would be traveling to Birmingham against a Birmingham area team (most likely Hoover or Thompson). We are currently ranked 3rd in our region (4 out of 8 teams make the playoffs) and should know more after our game this Thursday against Sparkman.
Band Seniors - NYC Trip
Band Seniors and families - I should have information out to you this week about a special trip for you during Spring Break.
October 21st - Game @Austin High School in Decatur
October 22nd - Marching Competition at Soddy Daisy High School in Chattanooga (Full Day Event). Do not sign up for the ACT on this date unless you plan to provide your own transportation to Chattanooga.
October 28th - Last regular season game @Hazel Green High School.
November 1 - London Payment #1 Due!!
November 2 - Halloween Party after school - organized by our student social chairs.
November 3 - Fall Concert! Band Booster Fee Payment #3 Due - remaining balance.
November 4 - Possible Playoff game.
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