HHS Bands Blog!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
  Check out the new items for the band at our online shop! @ http://www.agpestores.com/spiritoflivingston/groupproducts.php 
  Senior Show Senior Show Day Info: Oct 17th
Report Time: @4:30pm on the field
Tailgate: @5:30pm 
Dress in Uniforms: @6pm
Senior Family Report Time: @6:20pm at the game, near the gates to the track by the band section
Step Off: @6:30pm
Game Ends: @9:30pmish
- Bring black shoes and socks. 

Hockey Band Info: Oct 18th
Report Time: @5pm - Don't be late!
Leaving: @5:15pm
Returning Time: @11pmish - We will post when we are returning.
- Wear UofM colors or neutral colors only.
- Turn in your permission slips. No slips  Can't go.
- It is important to be at school on time in order to leave and make it to the game with enough time to feed everyone / pass out shirts.
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  Fundraising for a Trailer Dear Band Families,

We have been fortunate to have the continued use of a trailer from a family that no longer has kids in the program.  While we love seeing this particular family, we've decided it's time to do some fundraising for a trailer that the band will always have.  We use a trailer numerous times throughout the school year and in the summer.  If you can help us out, please visit the link included.  Any donation is appreciated.  Please feel free to share in your email lists, Christmas lists and FaceBook's.  Thank you!!!
http://www.gofundme.com/fnp74s 
Sunday, October 12, 2014
 
Senior Night Tailgate:
Our last marching band tailgate of the season is October 17th - Senior Night!!! Please go to the link below if you can help:
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/407172074024

Basket Raffle:
There will be a basket raffle before the band concert on Tuesday, October 14th!! Many fabulous baskets........try your luck to win one or more PLUS support the band program. Tickets available before the concert at the main auditorium entrance. If you'd like to donate a basket, please contact Laura Allegoet lallegoet@att.net

 
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
  Booster Meeting Mark your calendar!  The next meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 pm, in the band room! 
  ALL KINDS OF STUFF! THIS WEEKS GAME! UPCOMING CONCERT! HOCKEY BAND! TAILGATING!!

HELLO EVERYONE!



These next two weeks are going to be ACTION PACKED! (and then it calms down significantly)  Here is a rundown of whats going on over the next two weeks


PLEASE AT LEAST BROWSE ALL OF THIS AND FIND WHAT PERTAINS TO YOU :D


FOOTBALL GAME AND TAILGATE:

First of all, We are hosting the 8th graders this week. We need people to really pony up the goods for tailgate this time (Even I will :).  Check the entry below this one for details on donations and volunteering!

http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/2310116736043


HHS BAND MEMBERS AND EIGHTH GRADER MUSICIANS NEED TO REPORT TO THE BAND ROOM AT 4:30 PM THIS FRIDAY  10/10/2014

4:30-5:30 Run throughs on the HHS stadium Field

5:30-Tailgate/feed em

6:00 Begin uniforms

6:30 Stepoff for stadium

6:45 PREGAME WITH 8TH GRADERS (PARENTS OF 8TH GRADERS THIS IS THEIR MOMENT ON THE FIELD)

7:00 Game

9:30 Game is done

DON'T FORGET THAT NEXT WEEK IS SENIOR NIGHT (OUR FINAL HOMEGAME)




UPCOMING CONCERT! TUESDAY 10/14/2014

Everyone except for color guard and twirlers are involved in this one (Concert band, Symphonic Band, Wind ensemble, Percussion ensemble, and Musicians of Marching Band)

DRESS CODE: "Dress nicely" The means NO TSHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS, JEANS, OR TENNIS SHOES.  Obviously this also means that all clothing needs to be school appropriate as well. Gentlemen, a nice shirt and tie with slacks or  khakis takes care of it all.  Ladies, a nice blouse or sweater with a skirt or slacks puts you in the clear.  You will be changing into your uniform during the concert after you perform if you are in the marching band, so bring your black shoes and socks.

REPORT TIME FOR ALL IS 6:30

CONCERT BEGINS AT 7:00

Even with the marching band performing, we should be done by 8:30-ish.  9:00 at the absolute latest.



HOCKEY BAND 

With the exception of Drumline and Pit, if your child auditioned for Hockey Band, they made it!


The game is at 7:35 PM


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



 
Saturday, October 04, 2014
  Tailgate help needed Please click the link below to see what you can donate for our next tailgate.  October 10 is our next tailgate.

http://vols.pt/vnmNVL 
Friday, October 03, 2014
  NO PEP BAND and announcement about Monday's practice


Hello all,


I am very very sorry if I mislead anyone by briefly posting that there was pep band tonight.  I have to be very careful in choosing this because I really don't like having kids stranded in the rain away from Howell, damaging their instruments.  On the other hand, kids love pep band and I love pep band too. I am sure now that I have cancelled pep band for tonight, it will be dry as a bone the rest of the night.  I will take the heat for that, I would rather err on the side of caution.   We will make sure to try very hard to make it to Novi.


I need to announce to everyone that practice on Monday (10/6/2014 is from 5:30-8:30PM. This is different than our normal time (We need some extra time because the 8th graders will be performing with us).


Again, I apologize for the mixup with pep band.  Hopefully the five people who saw the first post will re-check it.  I always empathize with superintendents across the state when they have to decide on snow days.

Have a great weekend everyone.


-Smigell


 
  NO PEP BAND NO
OK HOLD THE PRESSES!!!!


NO PEP BAND TONIGHT!  THE FORECAST JUST CHANGED!!!!


TELL EVERONE!! THERE WERE 5 PEOPLE THAT SAW THE FALSE YES BEFORE I RECHECKED.

VERY SORRY ABOUT THIS.

OK THAT IS ALL....

 
  Band Booster Meeting Hey Everyone!

The next Band Booster Meeting is next Wed. the 8th. at 6:30 in the Band room.  Lots of exciting things to talk about.  Come and see what we have planned for this year. 

See you there, 
Amy 
 
  Basket Raffle
Basket Raffle
October 14, 2014
Fall Band Concert
AMAZING Fundraiser!! Get your tickets before concert at main auditorium entrance. $1 each or arms length for $5.
If you'd like to donate a basket, please contact Laura Allegoet at lallegoet@att.net

Any basket is acceptable.
Gift Card Basket
Movie Night Basket
Michigan/MSU Basket
Music Basket
Fall theme Basket
Ask for donations from local businesses that incorporate your theme if you have one. Go in with other band families and do a Giant Basket. Anything goes. It's all to make money for our band program. Thank you!!!!
 
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


 
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