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Thursday, June 09, 2016
  Missing Band Camp Info and NYC Refund Due Date Band Camp:


Students who plan to participate in Howell High School Highlander Marching Band in the 2016 -2017 school year must attend camp in August. Camp begins with pre-camp dates at Howell High School, followed by 5 days/ 4 nights together at Eagle Village. 

Pre-Band Camp: 8am – 4pm @ Howell High School
Thursday, August 11: Leadership Day – Squad Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday, August 12: New Member Day – Everyone New to HHS Marching Band
Band Camp @ Eagle Village: http://www.eaglevillage.org/
Sunday, August 14 to Thursday, August 18: Everyone


The Information Packet and Forms that was handed out during the info meeting and that is on the sheet shack. Band Camp Packet: .docx // .pdf

BAND CAMP – MISSING INFORMATION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY (PLEASE):

The following are 2 lists of student names who either need to turn in a complete set of MB Camp Forms or just need to email/text Kris LaMay a T-shirt size.  We would like all this information submitted (forms in the bandroom mailbox/Shirt sizes emailed/text to LaMay) by tomorrowFriday, June 10.  Here are the lists (Grade listed is the grade the student will be in this Fall):

T-shirt Size – email Kris LaMay (lamayk@aol.com) or text her at 517-304-2614:

               Farrell, Michael – Grade 10
               Hansen, Ava – Grade 11
               Hendrix, Sydney – Grade 9
               Henterly, Michaela – Grade 10
               Jamieson, Elizabeth – Grade 9
               Kuikahi, Lillian – Grade 12
               Perrin, Emma – Grade 9
               Sumeracki, Natalie – Grade 11
               Viel, Brandon – Grade 10
               Vyse, Kaitlyn – Grade 9

Missing complete set of forms (fill out, sign all pages in the form packet, and put them in the bandroom mailbox or mail to the PO Box listed on the form:

               Brite, Eryn – Grade 10
               Broadbent, Nicholas – Grade 10
               Brzuchowski, Evan – Grade 10
               Crilly, Patrick – Grade 12
               Ettema, Julia – Grade 12
               Gerkin, Cody – Grade ?
               Judd, Parker – Grade 12
               Klasko, Holly – Grade ?
               Masters, Benjamin – Grade 10
               McCarter, Breann – Grade ?
               Rojas, Jade – Grade 10
               Rushlow, Jacob – Grade 12
               Senda, Nico – Grade 12
               Smith, Gillian – Grade 12
               Snider, Jessica – Grade 10

NYC Refund Checks:

Good News if you went on the NYC trip - Educational Tours was gracious enough (not the bus company, but the company who planned everything) to refund us a nice sum of money that comes out to somewhere around $25 +/- (give or take a few dollars) a person.

Here is what we are going to do:

- We will be getting in touch with the seniors (and Senior parents) (via the information you gave us in the trip forms) and ask them what they want to do with their money. (Receive the refund or donate to the program.)
- Anyone else still involved with the program (and their parents) will have that money deposited into their child's band account. They can use the money on future trips, music supplies, or lessons (including future band camps). We can refund current members (and their parents) if they want, but we are trying to avoid writing 195 checks. :)

If you have questions or want the check sent to you instead of being deposited (or if you are Senior/Senior parent), email Mr. Smigell / Jade at HHSBandJade@gmail.com (I will be the main one using it - but Smigell will also be using it / checking it - this is keep all the traffic going to one non-busy location and will make it easier to respond back to everyone.). Please email us the address you want us to send the check too - it makes it easier on us to process than having to backtrack all the paperwork from the trip. Thanks!

The due date for all of this is Friday, July 1st. I will let you know when the checks have been sent out - it may take a few weeks.


Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

 
Monday, June 06, 2016
  NYC Refund Checks Hello Everyone!

Good News if you went on the NYC trip - Educational Tours was gracious enough (not the bus company, but the company who planned everything) to refund us a nice sum of money that comes out to somewhere around $25 +/- (give or take a few dollars).

Here is what we are going to do:

- We will be getting in touch with the seniors (and Senior parents) (via the information you gave us in the trip forms) and ask them what they want to do with their money. (Receive the refund or donate to the program.)
- Anyone else still involved with the program (and their parents) will have that money deposited into their child's band account. They can use the money on future trips, music supplies, or lessons (including future band camps). We can refund current members (and their parents) if they want, but we are trying to avoid writing 195 checks. :)

If you have questions or want the check sent to you instead of being deposited (or if you are Senior/Senior parent), email Mr. Smigell / Jade at HHSBandJade@gmail.com (I will be the main one using it - but Smigell will also be using it / checking it - this is keep all the traffic going to one non-busy location and will make it easier to respond back to everyone.). Please email us the address you want us to send the check too - it makes it easier on us to process than having to backtrack all the paperwork from the trip. Thanks!

I will let you know when the checks have been sent out - it may take a few weeks.

Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

P.S.

Please remember to check the blog frequently throughout the summer - I can't wait to see everyone at Band Camp! :) 
Saturday, June 04, 2016
  Commencement is Over The Commencement is over and the students are on their way back to HHS. They should be arriving in about 45min - depending on traffic (about 8:05pm).

Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Friday, May 27, 2016
  2016-2017 BAND AND ENSEMBLE PLACEMENTS POSTED HERE (PLEASE READ MEGA POST BELOW TOO)


Hello Everyone,

First of all, the bog post made by Nicole below this one is EQUALLY IMPORTANT, as it contains stuff about the parade and graduation.  Having said that, here are the placements for next year.  Names are in order of audition score.


PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:


#1. If your name is not on there, you either asked to have your name left off, you did not audition, or (0.5% chance) we misplaced your sheet.  Talk to me on tuesday no worries


#2. If you are happy, good for you :)  DON’T GLOAT OR THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES.  If you are not happy, NO PUBLIC SALT, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA.  


#3. TALK TO ME FIRST IF YOU THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM!!! You know I am resonable, and I will listen to your concerns.  There is a small chance (%0.5 chance) that we may have added your sheet wrong.


#4. If there is a star by your name, you need to talk to me on Tuesday.


#5.  You are all great kids :)


#6. Please do not text or call about this over the weekend.  I’ll talk to everyone who wants to talk either at the parade or on Tuesday

#7. DON'T FREAK OUT

#8. DON'T FREAK OUT.  Everything is ok!

#9 - DON'T FORGET ABOUT THIS MORNING'S BLOGPOST MADE BY JADE.



Have a good weekend!!!




2016-2017 Howell High School Symphonic Band


Flutes
Koslowski
Chandler
Mira
Setlak
Mick
Carlson
Brause
Payne
Hundt
Weems
Houthoofd
Roth
Harvey
Sizemore*
Forrester*
Simet *
Morris*
Welch*
Sartor*


Oboe
Huhta


Clarinet
Bannow
Vincent
Rojas
Gorecki
Harris
Lopo
Mrakitsch
Rutkowski
Vandreumel
Salmon
Lloyd
Sowell
Basa
Smith
Stapleton
Cistulli*


Bass Clarinet
Sumeracki


Bassoon
Hughes


Saxophones
Spencer
Crilly
Grubaugh
Spiker
Thomassen
Lewis
Lingenfelter
Newell
Miriani
Barton
Weber
Stevens*


Trumpets
Judd*
Kenny*
Farrel
Lee
Ellis
Schafer
Lepecki
House
Mccarter
Smaza
Okopski
Gerkin
Woodard*
Davey*
Melby*
Brzuchowski*
Gula*
Holland*
Bouse*


Horns
Hackenberg
Hobson
Cassar
Ormsbee


Trombones
Wood*
Compton
Immel
Senda
Tait
Stochowski


Euphonium
Marmelejos
Goble
Boyer
White
Broadbent


Tuba
Bondie
Greenwood
Pebley


PERC TBA BUT WILL HAVE AN OVERALL CHAIR LIST POSTED

2016-2017 Howell High School Wind Ensemble


Flutes
Niblock
Fackender
Smaza
Wolan
Coon
Carpenter
Kutchey


Oboe
Chidester


Clarinet
Tucker
Krakowiak
Carter
Lamay
Creed
Bolton
Belanger
Labadie
Hall
Manetz
Snyder
Burke


Bass Clarinet
Scott
Mazurek


Bassoon
Shields


Saxophones
Spoor
Van Valkenburg
Trierweiler
Charette
Flory
Papson
Stone
Gregory


Trumpets
Ettema
Rushlow
Sist
Carter
Crowe
Huhta
Mullaney
Robinson
Miller


Horns
Hoffman
Dunn
Timmerman
Ray


Trombones
Miller
Walter
Blatt
Zeppa
Nolan


Tuba
Allegoet
York
Bondie


PERC TBD BUT SEPARATE LIST OF CHAIR ORDER TO BE POSTED




2016-2017 Howell Percussion Chairs


NOTE: PLACEMENTS WITHIN WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC BAND, AND PERC ENSEMBLE STILL TO BE DETERMINED.


Rector-Brooks
Wenzel
Golm
Stuart
Hansen
Norton
Ward
Macdonald
Tann
Wirt, John
Pomminville
Smathers
Masters
Estepp
Viel
Bartlett
Monohan
Seck
Wolfe
Osgood
Owens
Cruse
Brite
Wirt, Joe


-Smigell

 
  Memorial Day and Commencement Update Memorial Day Parade / Picnic:

The HHS Marching Band will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade. After the parade, anyone in the HHS Band Program (and their families) are welcome to the program's traditional Memorial Day Picnic at the Howell City Park. Parking Passes will be passed out before / after the parade.

Report Time: 8:30am at HHS
Parade Starts: 10am

Students need to show up in their khaki shorts, black queen shirt, black shoes and black socks (like the first football game's uniform), We will most likely use our uniforms (85% chance) but Smigell wants the option because he doesn't want to put our students in an unsafe situation in case the forecast is hotter than what it is currently being reported - since they will be outside for a few hours.

Students will be taking a bus to / from the parade.

Everyone needs to drink lots of water - make sure your pee is clear!

We are still in great need of things for the Memorial Day Picnic - the Sign Up is below.
Memorial Day Picnic's sign up link is here: SIGN UP LINK

Maps of Howell City Park - We are going to be set up at May & Scofield Pavilion (just past last years location). HOWELL CITY PARK: MAP 1 // MAP 2 // MAP 3

Christyne needs help with passing out / checking in uniforms - and also she needs help at 2pm on Weds June 1st loading the uniforms into the Snedicors truck. If you can help, please contact her at (734) 476 - 0312 / christynemacdermaid@gmail.com.

Commencement:

The HHS 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Breslin Center at MSU in East Lansing, MI on Saturday, June 4th at 5pm.

Details:

Band Performing: Wind Ensemble w/10 people from Symphonic Band (they have been asked to play already and know who they are).
Report Time: 2pm @HHS
Ceremony Begins: 5pm
Ceremony Ends: ~7:30pm*
Return to HS: ~9pm*
Uniform: Wear "summer nice" - ladies can wear sun dresses (school appropriate) and gentlemen can wear a nice button down short sleeve shirt and slacks. Polo and khakis is fine also (for both genders).

Students are to have lunch before the report time. They are going to be served pizza at the Breslin Center for dinner. Students are allowed to bring snacks in ziplock bags and bottles of water if they think they will need it / want it during the commencement.

* - Due to the nature of this event, this is an approx time. The blog will be updated when the commencement is over and students are on their way back to HHS.

Band Camp:

Students who plan to participate in Howell High School Highlander Marching Band in the 2016 -2017 school year must attend camp in August. Camp begins with pre-camp dates at Howell High School, followed by 5 days/ 4 nights together at Eagle Village. 

Pre-Band Camp: 8am – 4pm @ Howell High School
Thursday, August 11: Leadership Day – Squad Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday, August 12: New Member Day – Everyone New to HHS Marching Band
Band Camp @ Eagle Village: http://www.eaglevillage.org/
Sunday, August 14 to Thursday, August 18: Everyone


Band Camp Packet: .docx // .pdf

ALL FORMS AND MONEY ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD. We still got some slots left before we are maxed out - so it's not too late to join!

Band Banquet Video:

Here is the 2016 Band Banquet video for those who aren't on Facebook (it's been shared in our band groups there). VIDEO LINK HERE

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I believe that is it. It's been a great year folks! Keep checking the blog at least once a week on any updates concerning band camp or the next school year over the summer.

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  Selling Bears at Band Banquet Band Banquet

This school year's band banquet is on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm in the HHS Cafeteria. All band members and their families are invited to join us for desserts, fun, awards, pictures, laughs and tears as we congratulate all of the band kids!

Band Seniors are free! $10 per person at the door (if seating allows) if you didn't prepay.

We are selling Highlander Bears for $5 at the Banquet if anyone is interested. Cash or Checks accepted.




Memorial Day Parade (and Practices) / Picnic:


The HHS Marching Band will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade. After the parade, anyone in the HHS Band Program (and their families) are welcome to the program's traditional Memorial Day Picnic at the Howell City Park. Parking Passes will be passed out during uniform hand in.

Only the Practices have been announced at this time - More information about the Parade's report time, etc. will announced when we get a little closer. 

Memorial Day Parade Practices:
Monday, May 23rd - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 24th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 26th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm*

Memorial Day Picnic's sign up link is here: SIGN UP LINK

Maps of Howell City Park - We are going to be set up at May & Scofield Pavilion (just past last years location). HOWELL CITY PARK: MAP 1 // MAP 2 // MAP 3

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Please refer to End of the Year Semi Mega Post that was posted last week about all the events left in the HHS Band Program. I will make more posts when I get more information about the later events / dates.

Stay Awesome!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
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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