HHS Bands Blog!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  Lock In, Banquet and Band Camp Upcoming dates to be aware of:

April 17, 2015 
Band Camp Payments and Forms turned in.  
If you are requesting money to come out of your student account, please use the form found on Charms to do so.  You must request the money in writing for our accounting purposes.  Also, the forms must be turned in!!  Even if you have a scholarship, or no money is owed because you have enough in your student account.  Chaperone paperwork is the same as the band students.  Once I get your entire Chaperone packet, I'll contact you regarding additional background check that the State of MI requires.  

Band Camp Forms: .docx // .pdf (Pdf seems to be more friendly)

May 8-9
Lock In
Drop off for students is 9pm
Pick up for students is 5am.  NO later than 6am.  PARENTS MUST WALK IN AND PICK UP THEIR STUDENTS, YES AT 5AM.  
Chaperones are still needed.  8pm to 1am, or 1am to 6am, or for those brave enough 8pm to 6am.  Kidding, it is a lot of fun for us too.  Contact Christyne MacDermaid 734-476-0312 if you can chaperone.

Lock In Letter: Letter
Lock In Perm Slip (Must be handed in at the door to enter): Perm Slip

May 13, 2015 7:30 pm
Banquet
We will be having a dessert banquet this year.  The later time should help accommodate those being inducted into the NHS.  
Price is $5 per person, seniors are free.  
If someone could volunteer to do the slide show, that would be awesome.  Please contact Chrityne MacDermaid if you can help w/that.  734-476-0312 or christynemacdermaid@gmail.com

Banquet Form: Form

I'll get the paperwork to school this week for Lock In and Banquet.  Lock In paperwork should be turned into us at 9pm May 8, NO EARLIER PLEASE.  Banquet paperwork will need to be turned into the band mailbox so we know how many to expect.





 
Saturday, April 04, 2015
  HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS!!!!!

Interested in becoming a member of the 2015 Howell Color Guard? Want to get involved in something fun? Come to the information meeting and clinics to see what we are about.

April 16th, Thursday 6-7 pm: Parent Infomation Meeting

all times below - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
April 20th, Mon :Clinic
April 23rd, Thurs: Clinic
April 27th, Wed: TRY OUTS

all meetings are in the Band Room.

For any additional information,please contact Kayla Dillon

EMAIL: kdillon91@gmail.com 
  Home Show If anyone is interested...the Boosters were given 4 complimentary tickets by the Howell Chamber to attend the Livingston County Home Show.   The event is April 10-12. If interested please contact Kathe Wenzel, Laura Allegoet, or Amy Weber 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  Meeting and Fundraiser Band Booster meeting is tomorrow, April 1, 2015 at 6:30pm in the band room.  We will be cleaning the band room after the meeting.  If any students want to help, that would be great and we'll sign for volunteer hours.

New fundraiser starting March 31! The Holly Candle Shoppe fundraiser will run March 31 - April 15; packets will be available in the Howell High School band room. Looking for Mother's Day gifts? Would you like to support a local Howell business? AND help the Howell Band Boosters and band students raise money? Then this fundraiser is for you! Please pick up a packet this week (before Spring Break). The products will be available the first week of May - just in time for Mother's Day! 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
  April and May Concerts / Events! - HOWELLPALOOZA MOVED! Spring is finally here!

Now that festival is over - the end of the school year is just rushing by! We only have a few more months with our Seniors - let's make the best of it cause they will be missed!

Here are the rest of the school year's schedule (with a few events later in May still being determined /details being ironed out):

HHS Bands Schedule:

April:

Fri 17th - Initial (or Full Discounted) 15-16 Band Camp Payment Due
Weds 22nd - Howellpalooza @ 7pm in HHS Auditorium (JB, SR, PE, AX) (NEW DATE!)
Thurs 30th - Collage Concert @ 7pm in HHS Auditorium (WE JB PE)

May:

Fri 8th - 2nd 15-16 Band Camp Payment Due
Fri 8th / Sat 9th - Lock In! @ 9pm - 5am in HHS Field House
Incoming band Freshman and current band students are welcome. 
We need many chaperones to make this work.  Please contact Christyne MacDermaid 734-476-0312, or christynemacdermaid@gmail.com if you can chaperone.  It is an awesome night!! More details will come soon - including the forms.
Tues 19th - Spring Band Concert @ 7pm in HHS Auditorium (CB SB WE JB PE)
Mon 25th - Memorial Day Parade (MB) *Details TBA*
Sat 30th - Graduation (SB WE) *Details TBA*

June:
Fri 5th - Final 15-16 Band Camp Payment Due

*** HHS Band Banquet Dinner/Award Ceremony date/details has NOT been determined yet - we will make an announcement when it has. ***

KEY:

CB = Concert Band
SB = Symphony Band
WE = Wind Ensemble
PE = Percussion Ensemble
MB = Marching Band
SR = School of Rock
AX = MB auxiliary without the marching band

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Scholarship forms are due this Friday the 27th. Please refer to the blog post below about the fundraisers we are currently doing.

~ Jade
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  Fundraisers, Lock In, & Booster Meeting We are giving you 1 more day to turn in the Pasta fundraiser.  Please turn in WEDS 3-18-15.

Grand Traverse Pie Company
Due March 27th
Gift certificates will be in before Spring Break for Easter pies!
Checks made out to Howell Band Boosters please.
No Cash!!
Contact Rochelle Rushlow w/questions 517-861-7110

It Works
Due April 1, 2015
This fundraiser only takes credit cards!!  Instructions on form.
Contact Renee Ward w/questions 248-390-7331

Students earn a percent of all sales.
8th graders participating, please note that you are an 8th grader, include your student number and phone number.
All students include your phone number on your order forms.

Band Booster meeting change for April
April 1, 2015
6:30pm
We are cleaning the band room after the meeting.  Anyone who can help w/this, including students, we would greatly appreciate the help.


Lock In!!!
May 8 & 9, 2015
9pm to 5am  NOTE TIME CHANGE
Incoming band Freshman and current band students are welcome.
We need many chaperones to make this work.  Please contact Christyne MacDermaid 734-476-0312, or christynemacdermaid@gmail.com if you can chaperone.  It is an awesome night!!


 
Sunday, March 08, 2015
  Festival Chaperones
Mr. Smigell is in need of two chaperones for Symphonic Band at Festival on Saturday, March 14th.  Chaperones are needed to ride the bus to and from Walled Lake Northern High School.  Times are noted below.  You MUST have volunteer release forms on file with the main office BEFORE Festival (a new form must be filled out yearly so if you filled one out more than a year ago, they will need a new form).  Link is below to print forms: 
http://howellschools.com/files/filesystem/VOLUNTEER_RELEASE_FORM_September.2014.pdf
Symphonic Band
Report Time:  11:25 a.m.
Return to Howell High School:  approximately 3:35 p.m.
We have chaperones for Concert Band and Wind Ensemble!
Please let Laura Allegoet know if you can help - text at 586-214-4986 or email lallegoet@yahoo.com  Thank you!!!!!!!!


 
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
  PIZZA KITS ARE IN THE BAND ROOM TILL 6PM!!! COME AND GET EM! (Also drumline meeting! And festival!)


Hey all!  The pizza kits are here in the band room and the two stalwart ladies are there to distribute them!  Special thanks goes to Michelle Harlow and Amy Weber for takin' care of business!  Please don't make them wait too long!  The roads are terrible.


Lets be careful out there people (cue Hill Street Blues theme),

-Smigell

P.S.!!! Don't forget to read about the drumline meeting below!


P.P.S Also, there are all kinds of band camp and festival information tidbits a few entries down in the February section.   Click back there and make sure to stay up to date.  
 
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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