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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  Boston Itinerary The itinerary for the Boston trip is on Charms!  
Go to www.charmsoffice.com
enter howellhsband for the school code
enter your student password
click on Handouts & Files
click on Boston Trip.

Students, don't forget we'll have to dress nice for the clinic and the symphony.  No jeans please.  Boys, khaki pants and a polo/dress shirt for the clinic.  Girls, slacks or skirt and a nice top for the clinic.  For the symphony it's helpful to dress a little nicer, kind of like a first concert.  Remember, the school dress code is in effect on this trip.  No spaghetti straps, short, shorts etc, or anything that you know is not appropriate dress for school.  CAN'T WAIT!!! 
 
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
  HOWELLPALOOZA!


Hello!

You ALL are cordially invited to the best kept secret in our program: HOWELLPALOOZA!
(This Thursday, April 10th, 7pm HHS auditorium)

What is this, you say?

It is:

ROCK BANDS
COLOR GUARD
THE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
TWIRLERS
ROCK BANDS
A NIFTY DANCER
THE JAZZ BAND
A CAPELLA SINGING GROUPS FROM THE CHOIR
ROCK BANDS

This is our program's opportunity to showcase ELITE talent that doesn't usually have as much of a chance to perform on our other concerts.

This is a HIDDEN GEM that never fails to surprise people each year.

We invite you to be pleasantly surprised and blown away!

7pm this Thursday!  HHS Auditorium!!
 
  First Boston Rehearsal today!


Hello everyone!


Today is our first Boston rehearsal. It it will go from 2:30-4PM.  Students will be required to attend AT LEAST 2 of these three rehearsals before they go on the trip.  Please see me (Mr. Smigell) if you have conflicts.

The other two rehearsals happen when we get back from spring break:

Monday 4/21/14     5-7PM
Tuesday 4/22/14     5-7PM

By the way, parents if you would like a copy of the final itnerary, please email me with PLEASE READ in the header.



Ok bye bye for now!

-Smigell


 
Thursday, April 03, 2014
  Lock In & Howell Pallooza Lock In
Chaperone's for the first part of the night or all night, please arrive at the Field House by 7pm.  Some others are arriving at 6pm, and that is fine too.  Feel free to bring your student w/you at that time if you are chaperoning.  A camp type chair is also good too.  There are a few areas where you can sit and watch the students.

Students please arrive at 8pm.  Also, make sure your parent, grandparent, guardian or friend's parent arrive to pick you up at 5am AND come into the Field House to check you out.  If you are riding home w/a friend that morning please have a note from your parent, or guardian giving permission to do so.  For drivers, please be prepared to turn your keys in when you arrive.  You will be given those back at 5am, no sooner.

Howellpallooza (sp?)  :)
April 10, 2014
7pm
High School Auditorium
Come see the amazing talent our students have while they rock out!!
(sounded Smigell-ish?, hopefully) 
  31 Bags are in one of the practice rooms in the band room.  They're organized by student.  Please pick up as soon as possible. 
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
  Boston Rehearsal Information for students going on the trip PLEASE READ.


Hello all,



Information will be coming in fast and furious about Boston over the next few days.  IT IS GETTING VERY CLOSE!  I hope you are all excited to be going.  We have to get our music ready to go though... so I have set 3 rehearsals.  I expect everyone to make all three, but in the event of conflicts, YOU MUST MAKE AT LEAST 2 OF THEM.


The rehearsals are:

Wednesday April 9th,  2014  2:30-4:00pm

Monday, April 21st 2014 5-7PM

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 5-7PM


I know everyone is busy, but we need to make these happen.  If you have no conflicts, DO NOT MISS ANY.

Let's make sure that we represent ourselves well in beantown.  Practice your parts and don't slack.


-Smigell




 
  SCHOLARSHIP FROM LCCB


Ladies and gentlemen!

There are several scholarships available through the Livingston County Concert Band.  They are for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (returning to high school next year.

They are $150.00 apiece.  They can be used for summer camps, band camp, and for lessons.

THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 7th 2014!!!

I received a phone call from the director and he said that they had not gotten a lot of applications.

GOTO WWW.LCCCBMUSIC.ORG and check it out.  The application process is not long.


-Smigell
 
  Band Banquet May 28, 2014 at 6:30pm in the high school cafeteria.  More details as soon as they're made!!

 
Sunday, March 30, 2014
  Important Dates April 1, 2014
Boston Chaperone Meeting
6pm
Band Romm

April 2, 2014
Booster Meeting
6:30pm
Band Room
New people welcome!!

April 4, 2014
LOCK IN!!
Students arrive 8pm
Chaperones arrive 7pm
Chaperones still needed!!
Howell High Field House drop off & pick up!!
$10 for Students 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  Lock In Lock In April 4, 2014
I really need some more CHAPERONES!!  This night will not work w/out chaperones!!  Please contact Christyne MacDermaid if you can help out. You'll need to have your background check done through the high school in order to chaperone.
christynemacdermaid@gmail.com
734-476-0312

Lock In letter and permission slips will be in the band room Thursday.




 
Sunday, March 23, 2014
  Band Camp Meeting March 25, 2014
6pm
Howell High Band Room
Band Camp Meeting
For all those interested in Marching Band for the 2014 Fall season.  Please attend!!  Money will be due for camp soon!!
Contact Christyne MacDermaid w/any questions.  christynemacdermaid@gmail.com or 734-476-0312 
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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