Things We Like
The HHS Band is well represented at the University of Alabama's TROMBONE DAY! With Master Class instruction from Dr. Jon Whitaker, University of Alabama & Barry Hearn, Principal Trombone from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, our students performed in the Moody Music Building Sunday evening. Pictured left to right is Tucker Lambert (9th), Jillian Boles (11th), Dr. Jon Whitaker, Keiran Eversole (12th) and Savannah Flores (9th).
Schedule for the Week October 25-29, 2021
Monday - Symphonic Band 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Competition Marching Band 4-5 pm
Wednesday: Off. Uniform Committee Meeting
Thursday: Off (Hampton Cove Halloween Concert is at 6:00 pm at HCMS. Mrs. Parker is asking for some high school students to judge costumes!)
Friday: Game @ Decatur
B Day classes will now be inside - feel free to take your clothes home!
Friday Game Day Information
3:40 - School ends. Go eat dinner or bring dinner to the band room.
5:00 - Be back at School. Traveling in Uniform on school buses.
5:15 pm - Depart on school buses for Decatur High School.
6:00 pm - Arrive at Decatur High School Stadium
6:20 pm - Warm ups
6:40 pm - Enter Stadium
7:00 pm - Game Starts
Halftime performance (we perform first to HOME side)
~9:45 pm - Game ends
11:00 pm - Approximate Return to HHS (will send REMIND)
Location: Decatur High School
FULL MARCHING UNIFORM! Make sure you have your shako (hat), longer black socks, marching shoes, and gloves. Front ensemble is wearing your halftime uniform.
On your own prior to the game. No food in the stands
Bring your full water jug to the game. Even in the colder weather, you need to hydrate.
BREAKING NEWS! HHS DISNEY TRIP POSSIBILITY
POSSIBLE SPRING TRIP!!!
We are waiting on final approval for a band spring trip for the first time in a couple of years!! We are planning on a Disney/Universal trip to Orlando with potential parade performance and Disney movie performance workshop. The dates for the trip would be April 20-24 and the approximate cost is $1200. Band trips are open to ALL students in the band program, which includes anyone in a band class including Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Color Guard, or Percussion.
Since we are still waiting final approval we can't move forward yet, but we are hoping that comes very soon. We would not be sending this information out unless we were somewhat confident that this will move forward. Mr. King is on board and is pushing that this gets approved.
To help our planning purposes, please fill out the following survey (please fill out one per student). You should also be able to view a sample itinerary and some COVID information that may be helpful.
DISNEY-UNIVERSAL TRIP INTEREST SURVEY
VON BRAUN CENTER FUNDRAISING IS BAAAAACK!!!! $$
One of the great benefits of the HHS Band is the ability to work off Band Fees. You can do this by working at the Von Braun Center during events. Much more information will be coming out about this in the upcoming days, but for those who are trained, here are two dates coming up where you can earn money for your Band account.
You will earn $8.25/hour worked and of that $6/hour goes to your student's CHARMS account. The remainder ($2.25/hour) goes to the Band General Fund. Historically, we have had many students never pay band fees because of their work in concession stands or parents wrist banding (checking ID cards before alcohol purchases). This is a great program. If you are new, we will arrange training soon. If you are a returning parent, please follow the links below. Again, more will be released on this topic next week.
Here are the current VBC signups for TRAINED wristbanders and also for concession volunteers.
**It will need to be noted that only those who have been trained can volunteer for wristbanding, however there is also a concession sign up that can be any volunteer 16yr or older parent or student**
From Stuart.Tankesley@hsv-k12.org & Holly.Connell@hsv-k12.org
Wind Ensemble After School Schedule
Wind Ensemble rehearsals are generally Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:30 pm and will begin after our last regular season football game.
Be prepared for the following schedule for the rest of the semester:
Tuesday, November 2 - 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 4 - 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 9 - FALL CONCERT (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band)
Thursday, November 11th - Veteran's Day Parade (Marching Band)
Tuesday, November 16th - 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 18th - 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 30th - 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 2nd - 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, December 7th - WINTER CONCERT!
No after school rehearsals after December 7th until January.
Concert Band Uniforms
All of our students in Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be fitted for a concert band tuxedo or dress that we wear for most of our concerts. The uniform committee has fitted most students, but still has 25 or so to go! This will happen during class time.
You need to be prepared to wear your concert uniform at the Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 9th.
We planning to participate in the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11th. Plan for a 9:30 am - 1:00 pm range of time for this event (we may also do a group photo). There is no school this day.
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band after school rehearsals begin soon. Symphonic Band typically rehearses Mondays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and will start next week. Wind Ensemble rehearsals are generally Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:30 pm and will begin after our last regular season football game. More details coming soon!
Our Fall Concert is coming up on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm in the HHS Auditorium.
Our Winter Christmas Concert
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