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Thanks to Marvin Millar for video of the Band marching into Milton Frank Stadium!
Schedule for the Week
Monday - No School - Labor Day!
Tuesday - Marching rehearsal 4-6 pm. Color Guard sectional 6-7. LONDON MEETING 6:30 PM in the HHS Bandroom.
Wednesday - Marching Percussion Sectional 4 - 5:30
Thursday - After school marching band 4-6.
Friday - Game vs. James Clemens at Alabama A&M (note we are taking buses to this game!!)
During classes - B Day load! We will load during your band class.
3:40 - School ends. EAT DINNER. You can bring food, have it delivered by 4:00 pm, or run out and get something.
5:00 pm - Everyone meet back in the band room
5:15 pm - Depart for Alabama A&M
5:40 - 6:30 pm Unload trucks, warm up
6:40 pm - Line up for pregame
6:45 pm - Pregame
7:00 pm - Game Starts
~9:30 pm - Game ends.
10:15 pm - Depart Alabama A&M
10:45 pm - Back at HHS - For pick up, park in the parking lot off of Billie Watkins and have your student meet you there or come and meet them in the bandroom. Please do not park along Billlie Watkins St. It is a very dangerous for students to be entering cars and cutting across the street in the dark with the amount of traffic that will be there.
What to wear
Our uniform for this week is the same as the preview show. Wear the band polo, khaki shorts with belt, short (ankle socks), and tennis shoes. Color Guard wear your equivalent uniform. You should arrive in uniform with your shirt tucked in.
We are treating A&M as an away game this year and taking buses!
Bring your water bottle!
For the safety of our students and equipment, only band students, teachers, and chaperones should be in the band seating area.
You are responsible for making sure your instrument gets put in the correct spot to be loaded on the truck or getting your instrument to the game. Instructions will be given in class.
When we return from a trip that requires bus transportation, park in the parking lot off of Billie Watkins and have your student meet you there or come and meet them in the band room. Please do not park along Billlie Watkins St. It is a very dangerous for students to be entering cars and cutting across the street in the dark with the amount of traffic that will be there.
Thursday, September 15th - Game vs. Bob Jones in Madison.
Saturday, September 17th - Marching Competition in Hendersonville, Tn. FULL DAY EVENT.
September 19-23 - Homecoming week - see schedule below.
Thursday, September 29th - Official Invitation for London New Year's Day Parade from the Chairman of the London Mayor's Association and Former Lord Mayor of Westminster and the Executive Director of the London New Year's Day Parade. 9:00 am in the HHS Auditorium.
September 30th - Game @ Albertville
Schedule for Marching Competition #1 - Saturday, September 17th at Hendersonville
9:00 - 10:30 am rehearsal at HHS
10:30 - 11:00 am Pack and load trucks
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 pm - Back in the bandroom
1:30 pm - Depart for Hendersonville
4:00 pm - Arrive. Watch bands / eat dinner at concessions. Unload trucks
6:15 pm - Everyone must be in uniform and ready to go.
6:30 pm - Warm up Site B
7:00 pm - Move to stadium
7:10 pm - Gate
7:15 pm - Performance (last band to perform)
Immediately after - critique in the band room (approx. 7:45 - 8:15 pm)
8:30 pm - Awards ceremony (since we are last to perform we won't change out of uniforms until AFTER awards)
9:30 pm - Load and change clothes
10:00 pm - Depart
12:15 am - Arrive back at Huntsville High School
New Uniform Update
Our new uniforms were scheduled to come in this week. Unfortunately, they are 3-4 weeks behind schedule. We are working with the company to get them here as quickly as possible.
It looks like we will not be in full uniform for our first competition and homecoming week. We are exploring options to make the best of this situation to make the students look as best we can!
Information repeated from previous newsletters:
Fall Break Game
We play Florence at Florence (Braly Stadium - UNA) during Fall break on Friday, October 7th. We take a volunteer pep band to this game. We don't perform halftime - only perform in the stands. We ask that you plan to come if you are in town so that we can sound good.
We will be sending out a form soon so we can plan for buses to the game. Be thinking about what your Fall Break schedule might look like.
Homecoming Week - September 19-23
Our homecoming week schedule is always very busy and different than other weeks. Please know this in advance and plan ahead.
Monday, September 19th - Performance at the HCMS vs. HJHS game at Milton Frank. Game starts at 6:30 pm - more details to come.
Tuesday, September 20th - NO REHEARSAL!!! Since we are performing on Monday, we are giving you Tuesday off.
Wednesday, September 21st - Homecoming rehearsal 4:00 - 5:00 pm on the band field with homecoming court and ROTC.
Thursday, September 22nd - NO REHEARSAL - Homecoming parade 6:00 pm. Parade starts/ends at HHS.
Friday, September 23rd - Pep rally during school day and football game at Milton Frank.
Marching Competitions 2022
Our marching competitions are on the following days:
Saturday, September 17th in Hendersonville, TN
Saturday, October 15th in Muscle Shoals, Al
Saturday, October 22nd in Soddy Daisy, TN (Do not sign up for the ACT on this date unless you plan to get your own ride to the competition)
These competitions are what we work all season towards. They are required. Please keep your calendar clear on these dates and plan for a full day event. We take charter buses to these events. We would love to have a great cheering section as well!
All shoes and bibbers (marching pants) that were ordered have arrived and were distributed. Gloves will be distributed when the new uniform arrives. If there are any issues, please contact our uniform committee at email@example.com
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