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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  HOCKEY BAND


OK, this has nothing to do with pep band.  Now we are talking about HOCKEY BAND.  Here is the information:


Every year (so far) the University of Michigan invites the Howell High School band to be the substitute pep band for the UofM Hockey Team for one game.  This year that game occurs on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2014!! (We will be playing against New Hampshire)  We are currently ranked no.8 in the country preseason and UNH is ranked 18th, so it should be a great game!


Auditions will be held tomorrow during band class.  The audition pieces have been provided.


If you child makes the band, here is the current info as follows:



1.  The game is at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor MI.
Your Child MUST attend 3 of the 4 following rehearsals:
Oct 8 3:30 pm After marching band
Oct. 13 5:pm Before evening rehearsal
Oct 15 During 2nd Hour
Oct 16 3:30 pm after marching band

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 me know so i can make sure they ride the bus.

5. Report time is this Saturday, oct 18th. at 4:30 PM.  Bus will depart at 5:00 pm.

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

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

8.  Return time is anywhere from 10:30-11:30 so make sure to be checking for those texts around that time :)

Ok Some of this info is subject to change, but mostly it is pretty solid.  Any questions, email me at Smigellj@howellschools.com


-GO BLUE,

Jason Smigell






 
  PEP BAND




Hello Everyone!


Pep Band is at Milford this week!  A reminder that if you are going, you have to take your instrument home on Thursday because there will not be school on Friday.

Report time on Friday 10/3/2014 is 6:30 PM at milford Hs by the visitor's gate.  Here is the Address:



 
2380 S Milford Rd, Highland, MI 48357



Hope to see you there!

-Smigell


 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
  HOMECOMING RUNDOWN AND INFORMATION



HELLO EVERYONE!

It is that time of year.  The time for HOMECOMING!  For those of you new to the marching band,  here is what we are doing during the longest day of the year for that group:

(BOTTOM LINE, THE STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO HOME UNTIL AFTER THE GAME.  The school will be very busy and chaotic on this day.  We will provide dinner.  Make sure they have been HYDRATING the night before, and MAKE SURE THEY BRING THEIR BAND SHIRT, BLACK MARCHING SHOES, AND BLACK SOCKS TO SCHOOL)

7:36 AM BEGIN SCHOOL

SCHOOL...

MORE SCHOOL...

1:20 Students are released for a pep rally

1:30 PEP RALLY

2:30 Dress Rehearsal with the H.C. Court

3:30 Get into uniforms

4:00 Bus for parade

5:00 PARADE (starts at Family Video and ends at Church downtown)

5:30 Eat/rest at tailgate (PLEASE CHECK THE OTHER ENTRIES FOR WHAT YOU CAN DO TO DONATE FOOD OR TIME)

6:30 goto stadium

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE PERFORMING THE "Halftime Show" AT PREGAME (6:45) FOR THIS GAME.  ACTUAL HALFTIME WILL BE HOMECOMING COURT ACTIVITIES.  

Approx 9:30 Done and go home.  Please make sure you are in touch with your child as to when they need to be picked up.


Things have been going very well so far, and we can't wait to show you our finished first show Presentation!! :D

-Smigell
 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
 
September 26th Tailgate - Homecoming!!!!

We are trying a new way to sign up to help with tailgates! Volunteerspot.com!! You do not need to sign up to use this website - just go to the link below, click on "VIEW", enter your email address and then sign up to volunteer and/or send in food donations. 

http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/1205389936063#!/show 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Allegoet at howellbandboosters@gmail.com

When cooking any items this year, please be aware that there are peanut allergies amongst our students. If it's a dessert, just label if it has nuts in it, or don't use nuts. 

Also, if you don't donate food please remember your $3 donation.
Thanks!
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  PEP BAND AT PINCKNEY AND ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT IT!!!
Hello!


 This Friday (9/19/2014) is the first away pep band gig for us.  Our Highlanders will be taking on the pirates of Pinckney.  For those of you new to this, here's how it works

-Pep band is optional.  All HHS band members are invited.  Those band members who participate in pep band receive points toward their letter.

-Transportation is NOT provided. Students need to find their own ride.   Many kids carpool together either with eachother or other parents.  We are not responsible for them however during their time to and from the site.  If you want to have your child carpool with someone, talk to me (Smigell) and we can try and hook you up with another family.

-Students are supervised by myself (Smigell) from  6:30pm -the conclusion of the game.  At that point I go home, so make sure to be on time to pick them up :)

-Admission for the band members is free.  They need to wear the current band shirt, and have their instrument.

-Unless otherwise noted, report time is 6:30PM at the away school's away visitor gate.  We will enter together.

-make sure to check this blog and my twitter account (@smigellj) if weather looks inclement.  Cancellation announcements will be made through these two mediums.

Here is the address for Pinckney High School:

10255 Dexter-Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169

See you there!!!


-Smigell


 
Monday, September 15, 2014
  SPIRIT WEAR!

Hey Band! The is still time to order some spirit wear from our online store! Go to spiritoflivingston.com and check it out. You only have a few days left....we will close out this order on the 20th of Sept. 
 
Sunday, September 14, 2014
  THERE IS STILL PRACTICE ON MONDAY 9/16/2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
Hello folks!  I will not be in school for the day on 9/16, but I will BE BACK FOR THE EVENING REHEARSAL 6:30-8:30 PM.  PRACTICE IS... NOT.... CANCELLED.


See you there :)

-Smigell



 
Thursday, September 11, 2014
  Info on Friday's (Sept 12th) Game Day! Hey all - here is all the info you need to know about tomorrow:



**Drumline Report Time is 4:30pm (via Connor)

Uniform Info: You will need your solid Black socks and shoes. No jeans under the uniform please.

Parking Info (Sent via Security): The security will be directing traffic at the football game to help get the parking lots emptied faster and safer. If you are planning on exiting the HS grounds on the M59 side - you are asked to park in the parking lots closer to M59 (aka the ones near the stadium). If you planning on exiting the HS grounds on the Grand River side  - you are asked to park closer to Grand River (aka the ones between the HS and Challenger). You will not be able to go between to the other area. Please keep this in mind while parking.

~ Jade

 
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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