Tuesday, September 18, 2018

HOMECOMING FRIDAY!



Home Game #3 - vs. Hartland (Homecoming):
Friday, September, 21st - @7pm

SCHEDULE BELOW! 

Normal (But Shortened) School Day:
  • Entire MB goes to Pep Rally // MB, Color Guard, Drumline Plays @1:35pm at the Field House
  • Right after school, the MB goes to the Stadium (may already be there if the weather is nice, if not - the pep rally would be in the field house)
  • MB does a dress rehearsal with the court

Uniforms: After Dress Rehearsal
Load the Buses/Leave: 4:00pm
Arrive / Unload the Buses: 4:15pm
Parade: 5:00pm

~~~ Performs in the Homecoming Parade ~~~

Tailgate: 5:45pm (If you or your parents volunteered to bring stuff for it, please remember ^.^)
Uniforms: 6:20pm - Be back in Uniform
Step Off: 6:35pm
Pregame: 6:45pm - MB Performs their "Halftime" at Pregame Show
Kickoff: 7:00pm - MB Performs During Halftime (with Court stuff)
Game Ends: 9:30pm-ish (Depending on timeouts, injuries, etc.) This will be a longer performing game due to the special things that happen during Pre-Game, Half-time, and Post-Game.

STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO GO BACK HOME UNTIL EVERYTHING IS DONE. Students must bring their lunch (a large one is recommended due to the amount of energy they will be using until Tailgate), this season's MB shirt, black socks, black shoes, etc.

Tailgate for the Game:Everyone needs to bring $3 per person please if you are not donating something or helping with something (listed on the Sign Up link). You can drop off money early in an envelope in the mailbox in the band room w/your name (and your families names) on it. This helps with the extra costs needed to feed everyone. Thanks!

Sign Ups for what is needed for the tailgate is here: SIGN UP LINK *
* - We still need some help with a few things!

Bottled water is always welcomed (since we go through a lot every school year - especially in the fall). Powdered Gatorade / Powerade is also something we use a lot in the fall season.

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Have a great homecoming! Stay safe!
~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett




Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fall 2018-2019 Chair Placements



Hello everyone!


Below are the chair placements for all four bands.  Here are a couple of things before we begin:

1. DON'T FREAK OUT.  If you are concerned about your placement, please talk to Mr. Smigell first.

2. We are a team, and we are a family.  Healthy competition is good for our program, but gloating or saltiness is not acceptable whether face to face or on social media.  Inappropriate reactions to chair placement in either direction will not be tolerated.  We support each other!

3. As always, there are occasional errors in this process.  If you are not on the list, or if you think we might have made a mistake, or you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE TALK TO ME (Mr. Smigell) FIRST BEFORE FREAKING OUT.  We literally run about 99.5% correct, however.

Concert Band:

Flutes:
Ellie Bonanni
Sara Reder
Olivia LaCommare
Marissa Di Bello
Kaitlyn Barrett
Sarah Konsdorf
Zakkery Higgins
Jocelyn Alexandres
Liam Trembath
Sara Nichols
Emma Hacke
Grace Birch
Samantha Anderson
Claudia Lepecki
Hannah Martin

Clarinets:
Grace Fyke
Brian Roberts/Phillip Hampton TIE
Andrew Damboiu
Brent Nichols
Evalyn Schlacht
Jorja Vartoogian
Clare Rollins
Ryan Smith

Saxophones:
Ben Miller
Lucas Farmer
Joseph Janssen
Edra Timmerman
Ben Zeppa
Leah Sleder
Nevan Smith
Nathan O'Mara

Trumpets:
Sasha Catlett
Elijah Flak
Cody Barnes
Ben Arrick
Drew Flory
Dominic Pellegrino
Alex Alesso
Luke Walters
Logan Wilson
Adam Buchler
Bella Pupa

French Horn:
Nick Walker
Lily Hampton
Ben Broadbent
Adam Roberts
Samantha Evard

Trombone:
Michael Cole
Elijah Belanger
Alex Barron
Andrew Ochodnicky

Euphonium:
Lily Vincent
Danny Bolton

Tuba:
Arvin Yang

Percussion:
Molly Perrin
Jadon Deland
Anna Hoffman
Justin Fackender
Joziah McCray
Lucas Novak
Tarence Torres



Symphonic Band

Flutes:

Karris Mahoney
Theresa LaFramboise
Alicia Burton
Kaitlyn Meyer
Isabella Zack
Genna Griffin
Anna Sartor
Shelby Kern
Sophie Harbison
Olivia Dakota
Isabella Lingenfelter

Oboes:
Emily Cuellar
Emma Wood

Clarinets:
Ann Ketchum
Mariah Huhta
Courtney Taylor
Brianna Brunk
Ethan Kibler
Olivia Gomez

Bass Clarinet:
Caden Harris
Carter Grissom

Saxophones:
Abby Asel
Jace Hund
Evan McDonnell
Connor Murphy
Josh Jennings
Ryan Lane
Jon Page
Deven Welch
Brent Berry

Trumpet:
Hannah Vasiloff
Dan Klungle
Ben Hauck
Ethan Ormsbee
Devon Harlow
Ryan Gula
Ty Vickerman
Nolan Koch

French Horns:
Mathias Dahline
Jonathan Lachowicz

Trombone:
Jacob Drotos
Gunnar Offerman
Kyle Kotarski
Niklas Woodard

Euphonium:
Owen Tolsdorf
Cameron Houthoofd
Brice Berry

Tuba:
Jaya Yacks
Alex Portner

Percussion:
Mason Macdermaid
Brandon Viel
Brendan Melmoth
Cooper Ferguson
Josh Page
Parker Freeman
Zach Estepp
Kachiri Hartwell
Alex Ellis


Highlander Band

Oboe:
Charlie Huhta

Flute:
Emily Gonzales
Bria Sheffer
Cas Morris
Saylor Payne
Kay Lama
Cameron Setlak
Melanie Carlson
Kaylee Malone
Hailey Smith
Veronika Lepecki
Julianna Nepa

Clarinets:
Austin Fisher
Haley Jacobson
Derrick Simet
Jade Rojas
Katie Vyse
Mason Passinault
Patti Salmon
Shane Norris

Saxophones:
Josh Cowger
Ryan Herrmann
Mitch Albrant
Sam Spiker
David Johnston
Chet Brayton
Caitie Arrick

Bass Clarinet:
Madison Vandreumel

Bassoon:
Colin Dewitt

Trumpet:
Craig Stebbing
Anthony Hanvey
Andrew Trierweiler
Cody Gerkin
Paul Smaza
Joseph Nepa
Madison Melby
Josh Zamonski
Austin Woodard
Owen Wood

French Horn:
Evan Hibbard
Zach Farmer

Trombone:
Renea Kenney
Sean Gleason
Casey Papson
Ashlyn Tait
Tyler Ralko
Tj Stachowski

Euphonium:
Jenna Wellman
Jordan Tracy
Christina Marmolejos
Kale Boyer

Tuba:
Jackson Bondie
Luke Breuer
Alex Portner

Percussion:
Andrew Grager
Rocco Merucci
Alaina Pitera
Zac Breuer



Wind Ensemble

Flutes:

Chloe Chndler
Lizzy Jamieson
Cecilia Nagel
Amanda Peddie
Marian Kenney
Calyn Mira
Emily Endebrock

Oboe:
Dallas Pine

Clarinets
Kim Meagher
Margeaux Labadie
Nora Hall
Alex Lam
Kylie Lopo
Claire Flory
Lauren Soth
Emily Vincent
Jessica Snider

Bass Clarinet:


Bassoon:
Mason Hughes

Saxophones:
Zach Charette/Matt Roberts TIE
Braden Gregory
Brandon Spencer
Ben Yoder
Hannah Lingefelter
Morgan Atkins
Hannah Thomason

Trumpets:
Sean Gleason
Michael Farrel
Michael Sutton
Jacob Zirkle
Luke Thacker
Tom Prince
Kyle Matta

French Horns:
Drew LaCommare
Chris Hackenberg
Sharon Kwan
Shannon Hobson

Trombone:
Danny Zeppa
Mztt Immel
Kyle Brinker
Hunter Compton
Jon Hoffman

Euphonium:
Mike Goble
Nick Broadbent

Tuba:
Marcus Banks
Matt Armbruster

Percussion:
Brandon Tann
Mikayla Norton
Zoey Rector Brooks
Alec Pominville
Lillia McCurdy


THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S EFFORTS DURING THESE AUDITIONS!

-Smigell








Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pep Band Tomorrow!

Pep Band: Friday, September, 14th:

When: Friday Night - Sept 14th @6:30pm - End (~9pm unless a shut out, weather, time outs, etc.)
Where: Novi HS - 24062 Taft Rd, Novi, MI 48375 // Meeting at Visitor Gate
What (to wear / bring): Instrument, Flip-Folder of Music (Upperclassmen bring any extra music you have from the past yrs to help with the new members), W/E your instrument may need (extra reeds, valve oil, etc.) and you MUST wear this seasons' MB shirt (Big Screen Themes)

Pep Band is not required - it goes towards your band letter / medals and it is fun. ^.^ You meet Mr.Smigell at the gates at 6:30pm to get in free (for students - parents must pay ~$5 at the admission gate to enter). Mr. Smigell will be at the game the whole time. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Novi HS (ask if you need a ride - Smigell will help you find a ride with another student (don't be afraid to ask)). Be sure to bring home your instrument Friday after school - there will be no way to get into the band room Friday evening (and remember to bring them back to school on Monday). Parents are welcome to cheer on the band / football team.

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Please refer to the older posts:

Hockey Band  <-----

September MEGA Post  <-----

for news on other upcoming events (including Homecoming!) this month!

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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hockey Band Info!




Hello Everyone!

Here is the Hockey Band Info:


The HHS Band Program has been invited to substitute for the UofM Hockey Band - and perform in their place for the Saturday, October 6, 2018 Home Game vs Vermont.

1. The game is at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, MI.

Your Child MUST attend at least 3 of the 4 following rehearsals:

Tuesday, September 18th => 3:30pm - 4:40pm
Tuesday, September 25th => 3:30pm - 4:40pm
Monday, October 1st => 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Wednesday, October 3rd => 3:30pm - 4:40pm

They are signing up tomorrow in class and I will choose from those who signed up (assuming that kids that cannot make rehearsals will not sign up)

2. We are being driven by bus to Ann Arbor, with a few of the children being driven by chaperone. If you are adamant about your child not being driven by a chaperone (we do screen them), please let Smigell know so he can make sure they ride the bus.

3. Report time is Saturday, Oct 6. at 4:45 PM. Bus will depart at 5:30pm.

4. The game is at 7:30PM. Tickets are available through through the University of Michigan Ticket Office (google-able) if you would like to come watch!

5. Your child will receive a box lunch, a t-shirt, and a ride to the game. Such a deal!

6. Return time is anywhere from around 10:45-11:30pm so make sure to be checking for those texts around that time :) And the Blog / Facebook pages.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

September MEGA Blogpost

HHS Home Football Games - Season 2018:

  • Home vs Fordson - Saturday, August 25th @ 4:30pm
  • Home vs Plymouth - Thursday, August 30th @ 7pm
  • Home vs Hartland (Homecoming) - Friday, September 21st @ 7pm
  • JV Home vs Salem (Middle School Students) - Thursday, September 27th @7pm
  • Home vs Brighton (Senior Show) - Friday, October 12th @ 7pm
Pep Band: This Fri CANCELED!

This Friday's Pep Band at Northville HS has been canceled due to distance / travel. The Pep Band will be traveling next week to Novi HS.

Pep Band: Friday, September, 14th:

When: Friday Night - Sept 14th @6:30pm - End (~9pm unless a shut out, weather, time outs, etc.)
Where: Novi HS - 24062 Taft Rd, Novi, MI 48375 // Meeting at Visitor Gate
What (to wear / bring): Instrument, Flip-Folder of Music (Upperclassmen bring any extra music you have from the past yrs to help with the new members), W/E your instrument may need (extra reeds, valve oil, etc.) and you MUST wear this seasons' MB shirt (Big Screen Themes)

Pep Band is not required - it goes towards your band letter / medals and it is fun. ^.^ You meet Mr.Smigell at the gates at 6:30pm to get in free (for students - parents must pay ~$5 at the admission gate to enter). Mr. Smigell will be at the game the whole time. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from NoviHS (ask if you need a ride - Smigell will help you find a ride with another student (don't be afraid to ask)). Be sure to bring home your instrument Friday after school - there will be no way to get into the band room Friday evening (and remember to bring them back to school on Monday). Parents are welcome to cheer on the band / football team.

Home Game #3 - vs. Hartland (Homecoming):
Friday, September, 21st - @7pm

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE BELOW! (This is the generic one used in the past few years - real schedule will be posted when known).

Normal (But Shortened) School Day:
  • Selected students play during B lunch
  • Selected students play during C lunch
  • Drumline plays at the end of 5th hr
  • Entire MB goes to Pep Rally // MB, Color Guard, Drumline Plays
  • Right after school, the MB goes to the Stadium (may already be there if the weather is nice, if not - the pep rally would be in the field house)
  • MB does dress rehearsal with the court

Uniforms: After Dress Rehearsal
Load the Buses/Leave: 4:00pm
Arrive / Unload the Buses: 4:15pm
Parade: 5:00pm

~~~ Performs in the Homecoming Parade ~~~

Tailgate: 5:45pm (If you or your parents volunteered to bring stuff for it, please remember ^.^)
Uniforms: 6:20pm - Be back in Uniform
Step Off: 6:35pm
Pregame: 6:45pm - MB Performs their "Halftime"at Pregame Show
Kickoff: 7:00pm - MB Performs During Halftime (with Court stuff)
Game Ends: 9:30pm-ish (Depending on timeouts, injuries, etc.) This will be a longer performing game due to the special things that happen during Pre-Game, Half-time, and Post-Game.

STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO GO BACK HOME UNTIL EVERYTHING IS DONE. Students must bring their lunch (a large one is recommended due to the amount of energy they will be using until Tailgate), this season's MB shirt, black socks, black shoes, etc.

MB Uniform Fitting:

The last uniform fitting is Wednesday, September 12th after MB until 5pm.

School Year MB Practices:

Monday Evenings: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (This includes the first day of school!)
Tuesdays - Thursdays: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

HHS Band Program Info Packet:

All of the students were sent home an info packet that included the HHS Band Program's calendar. Here is a copy of the packet in case you missed it / lost it / etc. - so you can mark the important dates on your calendar!


HHS Band Spiritwear:

We have two companies that sell HHS Band Spiritwear - "Spirit of Livingston" and "JJ Jinkelheimer's". They both have different options to choose from.

Here are the info / links to both of them.



HHS Band Booster Meeting: Sept 5th @6:30pm:

A message from Dean Norton - Band Booster President:

"Hello everyone -

If you’ve never been involved in the Band Boosters, our primary purpose is two-fold: to provide a mechanism for parents to become more deeply involved in band program—thereby enriching student experiences, and to support the program and student activities within the program through fundraising. And we have fun!

We’ve set our meeting date and time for this season as the first Wednesday of each month, at 630PM, in the HHS Band Room. As such our inaugural meeting for this season will be Wednesday, September 5, at 630PM.

We are Parent-Powered and we need you this year. If you meant to be involved last year but couldn’t make it work, this may be your year! If you are new to high school band, come check it out.

I hope you can join us.

Thank you. "

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I had an awesome time working in person with the HHS MB for the month of August! I will miss you all until I can come visit / work in person again!



~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MB SENIORS VOTING LINK

Seniors!

This is for MB Seniors - the students of the Class of 2019 ONLY!

Time to VOTE on the Senior Show Music handed in!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE: FORM <-------

Voting will close at 1st hr on Thursday, August 30th.

Results will be posted by that afternoon. 

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I am excited for our first "home game" tomorrow! 

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

HELP Needed & August 30th Game Info

Hello band families!

Christyne MacDermaid is in URGENT need of help with marching band uniform fittings!  Below is the uniform fitting schedule.  Please contact Christyne MacDermaid at christynemacdermaid@gmail.com or text her at 734-476-0312 if you can help.  No experience necessary!

Uniform Fittings
VETERANS:
TOMORROW!  Wednesday, August 29th after practice (3:30 to 5) and from 6 to 8:30 (during drumline practice)


NEW MARCHING BAND MEMBERS:
Last name A to M - Tuesday, September 4th after practice (3:30 to 5)
Last name N to Z - Wednesday, September 12th after practice (3:30 to 5)
If you need to come on a different day than you are assigned, that is fine!

Home Game #2 vs. Plymouth
We are serving pizza for our first tailgate - cost is $3.  You may pay ahead of time by having your student put the money in an envelope and dropping in the band room mailbox OR pay at the tailgate.  Thank you to everyone that signed up to donate items and volunteer.  There are still a few spots open to help with clean up in the football stadium stands toward the end of the game.  You can sign up here:  http://signup.com/go/vvEiphZ

Report time at the football stadium for practice:  4:30 pm
Tailgate: starts around 5 or 5:15 pm
Step Off: 6:20 pm (The band lines up in the loading dock area between the band room and auditorium and then march over to the stadium. This is a must see!)
Pregame: 6:30 pm - MB performs before/during the ceremony for the re-naming of the football stadium (John Dukes Field)
Renaming Ceremony:  6:40 pm
Kickoff: 7:00pm
Game ends:  between 9 and 9:30 pm (band members will march back over to the band room and depart from there)

Uniform for this game is the same as the last game at U of M:  Marching band t-shirt, khaki shorts (no booty shorts), black shoes and black socks.  Shoes and socks must be solid black - no white or other colors on the shoe or soles.

Marching Band Seniors - don't forget to vote for senior show music!  See the blog post from August 24th to vote!

Band Camp Pictures - A message from Emily Vincent

Hello everyone!! I just wanted to post on here again because we are in MAJOR need of marching band camp pictures! If you don't send me your pictures, we won't be able to have a page this year! Please send them to me at ev67203@howellschools.com and put "Band Camp 2018-19" in the subject line. Thanks a ton!!
~ Emily Vincent

It's been a great week of school so far!  Go Highlanders!

- Laura Allegoet
Howell HS Band Assistant