Things we like
Small but mighty! The pep band sounded great and had a wonderful time cheering the Panthers on to a victory against Albertville Thursday night. Thank you to all who attended!
Please turn in any Boston Butt orders you already have when you get back from fall break. This will allow us to get an accurate count of how many we've sold. October 24th is the final deadline to have all orders in. Chuckwagon will be providing our butts this year and pick up will be on November 4 in front of the Freshman Academy from 9-11. You can use the attached flier to take orders. Please attach money to order form before putting in band box. If using Venmo, please include name of buyer, name of band student, and boston butt in the memo line.
Click the link below for the order form
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London apparel and Merch
The final order date for the London apparel will be October 20th. That is just a little over a week, so don't delay in getting your orders placed if you are wanting merchandise. These can be paid through Venmo or a check in the band box.
London T-Shirt Sign Up (google.com)
Please remember that the uniforms are dry clean only! You may get it cleaned, as needed, during the season but no washing at home. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, everyone please make sure that the snaps at the bottom of the bibbers are completely snapped all the way up the pant leg on both sides. If you only snap the top snap, the legs will look poofy at the bottom. Nobody wants poofy legs so snap, snap.
Schedule for the week
Tuesday-Marching Band rehearsal 4-6 Guard Sectional 6-7.
Wednesday-Homecoming Rehearsal 4-5.
Thursday-No rehearsal. Parade line up at 5:30 pm.
Friday- 2 pep band performances - 8:00 am courtyard performance and 8 am performance at Blossomwood. The performance in the courtyard is open to any band student. Blossomwood - seniors only (students drive). Game vs. Florence (Homecoming) at Milton Frank
Schedule Changes for November and December / London Parade
Because we are combining bands (and the choir joining us) for the Winter Concert and because we are adding parade rehearsals for London, we are editing the November and early December schedule. Thank you for understanding as we navigate our London trip and the wind ensemble's CBDNA performance in Memphis on March 1st.
Week of November 6-10
Monday - Symphonic Band 4:00-5:30
Tuesday - Fall Concert 7:00 pm
Thursday - no rehearsals
Saturday - Veteran's Day parade.
Week of November 13-17
Monday - All band students (no color guard) - Winter Concert rehearsal 4:00-5:30
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble - CBDNA rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30
Thursday - London parade rehearsal 4-5 pm (London students only). London meeting at 6!
Week of November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break
Week of November 27 - Dec 1
Monday - All band students (no color guard) - Winter Concert Rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30
Tuesday - Wind Ensemble CBDNA rehearsal 4:00 - 5:30
Thursday - London Parade rehearsal 4-5 pm (London students only)
Week of December 4 - 8
Monday - All band students (no color guard) - rehearsal for Winter Concert with choir 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday - Winter Concert with Choir
Thursday - London parade rehearsal 4:00 - 5:00 (London students only)
Week of Dec 11-15 - No rehearsals. Large instruments being shipped to London this week.
Parade information - Thursday
3:40 pm - school dismisses. Go grab food or have food delivered to band room.
5:15 pm - everyone in band room, getting dressed in full uniform. Color guard in stadium uniform
5:30 pm - go to line up point (by baseball fields close to Bob Wallace)
6:00 pm - Parade kicks off. We are usually at the front
7:00 pm - parade ends. go home!
Full uniform. Color Guard in stadium uniform.
Gameday Information - Friday
8:30 am - arrive to school as normal. Make sure you have all of your uniform and accessories unless you plan to go home after school.
Load Trucks - "A" Day Load with pep rally
3:40 pm - School dismisses.
5:15 pm - Trucks arrive.
5:30 pm- Meet at Milton Frank and unload trucks.
5:45 pm - Warmups - Section and band warmups
6:30 pm - Enter Stadium. We will be performing our halftime show BEFORE the game
7:00 pm - Game Starts. Homecoming halftime show.
~9:30 pm - Game ends, load, and dismiss. Unload trucks back at school.
Eat before/after the game.
Bring your water bottle to the game!
Full band uniform. Color Guard will wear STADIUM UNIFORM (with black leggings). Bring your uniform in your garment bag with all accessories (shoes, black socks, shako, gloves, gauntlets).
Hair should be pulled back out of your face (including guys with long hair) and no jewelry. Pierced ears can be covered with band aids.
Hoover Competition - Saturday, October 21st
8:00 am - band room open
8:45 - 10:45 am - rehearsal
10:45 - 12:15 - lunch (you may leave or bring your own lunch)
12:15 pm - meet in band room
12:30 pm - Depart for Hoover Met Stadium.
2:30 pm - Arrive, unload, warm up.
4:45 pm - Performance
5:15 pm - change, eat dinner at concessions. Load trucks
8:00 pm - Awards
9:00 pm - Depart for Home
11:00 pm - Back at school
Friday, October 20th - Game @Sparkman HS
Saturday, October 21st - Competition @Hoover HS in Birmingham (Full day)
Friday, October 27th - Game vs. Austin @Alabama A&M (school buses)
Saturday, October 28th - Competition in Rome, Ga (full day)
Monday, October 30th - First Symphonic Band rehearsal. 4-5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 31st - no rehearsal
Thursday, November 2nd - Game vs. Hazel Green at Milton Frank (Senior Night
Tuesday, November 7th - Fall Concert 7:00 pm Auditorium. Balance of band fees due.
Saturday, November 11th - Veteran's Day Parade 10 am - 1 pm. Downtown Huntsville
London emails are now being sent through a separate email/newsletter. If you are going and not receiving these, please let us know.
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