Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Boston Packing Suggestions

We are close enough to Boston take off that we actually have their local weather!!  I've included this.  I'm confident the students can count how many days we will be gone and how many shirts, pants and other items they'll need to pack.  I'm including a list of suggestions so they all can be as comfortable as possible.  Clothing should be comfortable, school and weather appropriate attire.  We are not asking that they dress up for the symphony, just that they do their best to look as presentable as possible after a long day of checking out Boston.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Boston itinerary, Collage, Banquet and more

Good evening!!

Final Boston Information

Departure day, April 25, we will need your student's luggage dropped off prior to the start of school or right at 2pm so we can load the busses.  The busses will be leaving Howell High at 3:30pm sharp.  There really isn't time for running home due to check in and loading all of the instruments and luggage.  Students, make sure you have a soft carry on backpack or small bag, with a change of clothes, toothbrush, deodorant, and freshening up items for the following day.  We will freshen up in hotel rooms when we arrive at the hotel Thursday morning and then it's off for our first full day in Boston.  You will have access to your main piece of luggage Thursday evening when we unload.  All medications must be in their original prescription bottle, labled in a ziplock bag with your students name, and turned into Nurse Baker at check in. 

Please take a look at the Final Boston Itinerary so you can plan and pack accordingly.  It will help you to have a copy with you on the trip so you can follow along with the plan for the day, so please print this.  In years past, we've changed clothing mid-day, prior to the symphony to dressy attire.  This year we will not be doing that.  Instead we are asking that you try to go for business casual on this day.  So, no ripped jeans or sloppy attire.  We realize we will be on the go, in Boston, all day prior to the symphony and hope you'll be comfortable, but presentable for the symphony.

Parents and guardians, please keep an eye on our FaceBook page, Howell HS Band for updates on our arrival time on Sunday, April 29.  We will also remind the students to text or call home with updates on our arrival time as well.  Students, please remember to bring cash for the meals that you will have on your own.  Please text or email Christyne MacDermaid with any questions you have.  734-476-0312 or christynemacdermaid@gmail.com

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April 20, 2018 Band Camp paperwork and first deposit due

May 3, 2018 Collage

May 15, 2018 7pm Band Banquet (info to follow soon)


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Boston practices begin today after school until 4pm.  After today, the times are as follows;
April 18, 6-8pm
April 19, 2:30-4pm
April 23, 6-8pm if needed

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Lock-In and BC Scholarship Apps due tomorrow, PP Fundraiser Extended

Lock-In: TOMORROW

The annual HHS Band Lock-in is Friday April 6th @9pm - Saturday April  7th @5am. It is for all students in the HHS Band Program and 8th graders in the Howell District Bands. Admission is $10 to help cover costs for food / drinks. Super fun night for everyone involved. Info Form and Permission slip below. Permission Slips are to be hand in AT THE DOOR of the Lock-In - it is the students' "ticket" (along with the $10) to the event.

Lock - In Info / Permission Slip: Here
**These have also been on the Sheet Shack near Smigell's Office in the Band Room**
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Band Camp:

Students who plan to participate in Howell High School Highlander Marching Band in the 2018 - 2019 school year must attend camp in August. Camp begins with pre-camp dates at Howell High School, followed by 5 days / 4 nights together at Eagle Village. 

Pre-Band Camp: 8am – 4pm* @ Howell High School
Thursday, August 9th: Leadership Day – Squad Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday, August 10th: New Member Day – Everyone New to HHS Marching Band (SL / DM)
Band Camp @ Eagle Village: http://www.eaglevillage.org/
Sunday, August 12th to Thursday, August 16th: Everyone**

*Dismissal times may vary due to weather / what we cover.
**We meet at the HHS and travel by bus. More exact travel times will be announced at a later date (usually around 7am-ish on Sunday and 3/4pm-ish on Thursday)


The Information Packet and Forms that were handed out during the info meeting are listed below. These forms are also available on the Sheet Shack outside Mr. Smigell's Office in the HHS Band Room.

Individual Forms (that are in the Zip File):

- Band Camp Packet / Student Registration Packet (pdf )
- Scholarship Application (pdf)
- Volunteer/Chaperone Registration Packet (pdf)
- Additional Payment Voucher Form (pdf )
- Charms Withdrawal Request Form (pdf) (doc
- 8th Grade Information Packet (pdf)

Full Band Camp Costs is $325 - unless paid in full on initial deposit (which is $300).
Initial payment of $50 and all forms are due on Friday, April 20th.

**Band Camp Scholarship Applications are due Tomorrow, Friday, April 6th.**


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Perfectly Posh Fundraiser:

The fundraiser deadline has been extended until Wednesday, April 11th. Order forms are in the band room in the Sheet Shack outside of Mr. Smigell's Office in the HHS Band Room. (the forms are too big to be scanned for the blog - sorry!)

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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Home Show Sign Up

The Livingston County Home Show is right around the corner (April 13th - 15th).  We need volunteers to help at the concessions stand to raise money for the boosters.  There are two ways you can help.  (1) Students can sign-up for a shift.  The sign-up sheets are in the band room.  Students can either earn money for the Charms account or get credit for community service if that is what they need.  (2) We also need parents to supervise.  Parents can sign-up through this Sign-up Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4ba9af2fa31-livingston.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Howellpalooza!

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Allow me to cordially invite all of you to the hidden gem of the band year!! Howellpalooza!  It is a wonderful concert full of surprises that you might not see anywhere else during the year!  We have our award winning auxiliary groups (flags, twirlers) jazz band, school of rock, percussion ensemble, flute choir, and many other talented performers! It is free of charge and it’s all happening tomorrow night at 7pm (3/21/2018) in the Bushey Performing Arts Center.  We could really use an audience, so come on out and see the sweetness! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Band Camp 2018

Band Camp:


Students who plan to participate in Howell High School Highlander Marching Band in the 2018 - 2019 school year must attend camp in August. Camp begins with pre-camp dates at Howell High School, followed by 5 days / 4 nights together at Eagle Village. 

Pre-Band Camp: 8am – 4pm* @ Howell High School
Thursday, August 9th: Leadership Day – Squad Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday, August 10th: New Member Day – Everyone New to HHS Marching Band (SL / DM)
Band Camp @ Eagle Village: http://www.eaglevillage.org/
Sunday, August 12th to Thursday, August 16th: Everyone**

*Dismissal times may vary due to weather / what we cover.
**We meet at the HHS and travel by bus. More exact travel times will be announced at a later date (usually around 7am-ish on Sunday and 3/4pm-ish on Thursday)



The Information Packet and Forms that were handed out during the info meeting are listed below. These forms are also available on the Sheet Shack outside Mr. Smigell's Office in the HHS Band Room.

Individual Forms (that are in the Zip File):

- Band Camp Packet / Student Registration Packet (pdf )
- Scholarship Application (pdf)
- Volunteer/Chaperone Registration Packet (pdf)
- Additional Payment Voucher Form (pdf )
- Charms Withdrawal Request Form (pdf) (doc
- 8th Grade Information Packet (pdf)

Full Band Camp Costs is $325 - unless paid in full on initial deposit (which is $300).
Initial payment of $50 and all forms are due on Friday, April 20th.


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It's almost that time of year again.... Getting the MB roster together and picking out the next seasons MB show... I can't wait to jump back into drill writing once again this summer. 

To my 2018 Seniors - it's been great and I will miss you all!
To everyone else returning / entering MB - I can't wait for another great season to start! <3

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett (HHSMB Drill Writer)