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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  Solo and Ensemble Checklist For the students that are going to Solo and Ensemble - here is the checklist that was posted today in class.

S&E Checklist:

- Can you play your piece?
- With your accompanist?
- Is it 2 minutes long or more?
- Less than 5 minutes?
- Do you have an original score (with Piano if needed) for the Judge? Is it numbered?
- Do you know where you are going?
- Have I* listened to you yet?
- Do you know what section you are? I* am Section 3
- Can you get to Hartland HS?
- If you are going to be disqualified, come see me* or text me*!
- Dress nice :)
- Get there a 1/2 hr early, even though things will be running behind

* = Smigell


Stay safe and warm! Good Luck S&E musicians!

~ Jade 
  Don't forget parents! Band Booster meeting tonight! 6:30pm in the band room. See you there! 
Friday, December 19, 2014
  Yankee Candle Yankee Candle did arrive!  If you can pick it up today, that would be great.  Sorry that it arrived on the last day before break.  It is in the high school band room.  Students names are on the boxes.  Make sure you have all of your boxes.
I have a few pink copies that the students were supposed to keep.  So, if you didn't hang onto yours contact Christyne MacDermaid at 734-476-0312.  I'll get back with you as soon as I can. 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
  Holiday Concert Tomorrow (Dec 11th) is the Holiday Concert. It starts at 7pm at the HHS Auditorium.

Report time for Jazz Band is @6pm.
Report time for all other bands is @6:30pm.

Students are to be in their respective bands uniform upon arrival.


Enjoy!

~Jade 
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
  Time is running out! Time is running out to get your HOWELL BAND gear!  We will be closing the online store at Spirit of Livingston on Friday Dec. 5th.    http://www.spiritoflivingston.com/..  Don't for get, Mom, Dad Kids & Grandma and Grandpa like our stuff too!   
Friday, November 21, 2014
  FoL Ultimate Info Post Hey all!

This post has all the info you need for the Fantasy of Lights Parade.

The Marching Band still has two practices scheduled for it. They are:

Mon November 24th: @2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tues November 25th: @2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Marching Band will be outside practicing no matter what -- Please make sure they are prepared for whatever Michigan gives us for weather! Brass players - to prevent the moving parts of your instruments from freezing - make sure to use a 50 / 50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and valve oil. (It has been stated that you can find a $.99 small empty container in the travel sections of most drug / retail stores. You can use these to store the mixture for the practices / parade.)  Smigell also has some to share if you don't want to make your own.

The Marching Band is allowed to decorate their instruments with garland, battery-operated lights, etc. if they want to. It is optional and up to the student if they want to. (Their instrument must still be able to be played ^.^ )

The Fantasy of Light Parade is on Friday November 28th.  Report time for the Marching Band is at 5pm at the HS. Grand River is closing at 5pm - so use M59 if you are going to be slightly late. The parade itself starts at 7pm - and we are still waiting for our parade number.

The Marching Band will change into their uniforms and then load onto the buses to go to the parade. After the parade, the Marching Band will load back on the buses to ride back to the HS.  After Marching Band gets out of their uniforms and the uniforms are handed in - they can start enjoying the Soup Potluck! <3

We still need a few more volunteers to make it happen. For info about what is needed for the FoL Soup Potluck, please click on the following link to view / sign up! FoL Potluck

Stay safe and warm for these holiday seasons! <3

~ Jade 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  Updated FoL Parade Practices Changes Hey guys!

Due to the weather (mainly) and pit band, tonight's Marching Band practice for the Fantasy of Lights Parade was cancelled (as told in class today).

Tonight's practice has been rescheduled to next Tuesday. The Marching Band will be outside practicing no matter what -- Please make sure they are prepared for whatever Michigan gives us for weather! (Brass players we are coming up with a solution about your moving parts freezing)

These are the remaining practices left for the Fantasy of Lights Parade:

Mon November 24th: @2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tues November 25th: @2:30pm - 3:30pm

**We are still awaiting info about the report times and such for the FoL. Hopefully we will have it soon and we will report it to you when we do.**

As promised - the Marching Band will have SOUP! But we still need a few volunteers to make it happen. For info about what is needed for the FoL Soup Potluck, please click on the following link to view / sign up! FoL Potluck

Stay safe and warm for these holiday seasons! <3

~ Jade


 
Sunday, November 16, 2014
  Fantasy of Lights potluck and more Please click on the following link to sign up for our Fantasy of Lights SOUP potluck!!
http://vols.pt/sZETFV

We will enjoy soup together after the Fantasy of Lights parade!

Yankee Candle is due November 17, 2014.

Howell Band spirit wear has been extended!  Please go to spiritoflivingston.com to place your orders.  Great Christmas ideas and it helps make the band some money as well.

Please check the previous post for wind ensemble shirt info and Fantasy of Lights practice info. 
This is a message distribution forum for the Howell High School band. If you have any questions, you can email the director, Jason Smigell at smigellj@howellschools.com. The band office phone number is 517 540 8300 ext 86194. Emails sent to the howellschools.com email address are public. All personal, non-business emails should be directed to jsmigell@mac.com

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