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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  PRACTICE AND UNIFORM NEWS! VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL MB MEMBERS!



Hello Everyone!

This is super important info for all HHS marching band members, PLEASE READ ALL OF IT CAREFULLY :)

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
First of all, here is the rehearsal schedule for the rest of the week:


Wednesday, August 20

ALL PERSONNEL AT HHS STARTING IN BAND ROOM 7:25am-9:30am


Thursday, August 21

ALL PERSONNEL AT PARKER MS 7:30-9:30AM


Next week is still a little up in the air, but we will definitely be rehearsing Wednesday at the same time.  Thursday will be in the late afternoon just as a run-through before the game (WHICH IS NEXT THURSDAY AUGUST 28th!!!)


UNIFORM FITTINGS:

All new members and vets who need a refit need to report on one of the following two afternoon/evenings:

Wednesday  August 20th , 4-7 PM

Thursday, August 21, 4-6PM

ok thats it remember, you can follow us on facebook, and on twitter (@smigellj)


-Smigell






 
Monday, August 18, 2014
  Michigan Weather and This Weeks MB Practices Hey All - Tonight's Verdict is in!

Tues Aug 19th: 7:30am - 9:30am:
                                PIT REHEARSES @ HHS Band Room 
(Need a parent volunteer to watch the Pit - if you are able to, please call Smigell - Thanks!)
                                EVERYONE ELSE @ Parker MS

Weds Aug 20th  7:30am - 9:30am:
                                EVERYONE @ HHS for Halftime Fun
                                (Need to get some white paint, there should
                                be some left over from band camp)

Thurs Aug 21st   7:30am - 9:30am:
                                EVERYONE Parker MS for Pregame Fun

*** Any of this may change due to the weather and the like. Smigell will state any changes at the practices or have me post them on the blog / fb. Please keep rechecking these media outlets for any changes.***

Other Marching Band Practices / Events:


Tues Aug 26th / Weds Aug 27th: TBD (Working out the time and location still atm)
Thurs Aug 28th: First Home Football Game vs Monroe - Info will be given SOON!



~Jade 
  May Be A Change Of Plans ATTN Band Students / Parents:

There may be a change of plans on tomorrow Tues Aug 19th 7:30am - 9:30am practice. Due to the Michigan weather rain that we may be receiving -- the band may end up having practice at the HHS -- instead of Parker MS.

This change will become official tonight at 5pm EST. Stay tuned!

~ Jade 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
  August 14, 2014

Arrival at Howell High School estimated at 3:30 pm-4:00pm.  Please make arrangements to pick up your student. 
Saturday, August 09, 2014
  Post Band Camp Practices and Drill App Hey All!

Here is the info for the post band camp practices.

Tues Aug 19th / Weds Aug 20th / Thurs Aug 21st: 7:30am - 9:30am @ PARKER MS 
Tues Aug 26th / Weds Aug 27th: TBD (Working out the time and location still atm)
Thurs Aug 28th: First Home Football Game vs Monroe - Info will be given after band camp

We introduced the OPTIONAL drill app at Squad Leader Day. The app is called "Drillbook Next" by Scott Rundell and its available on both the Android and iPhone products (tablets and smartphones) for $2.99. (He has an app called "Drillbook" - we are not using that one) This app is completely optional - you will NOT need this in order to be in marching band.

The app allows you to look at the formations and movements of the whole show. It can give you anyone's coordinates - per set and/or the whole show. If there are changes or updating of the drill - it will automatically be updated on the app. This allows marchers to be able follow along, catch up if they miss a day, and always have their coordinates with them; They can also use this app to helps others around them.

All the HHS Marching Band shows for this season (and the seasons to come) will be placed on this app - including any updates/changes that are made. Once again - we will still continue to pass out coordinate sheets (and charts to the squad leaders) throughout the season - this is completely OPTIONAL but will help any marcher who has it.

Here is the information for the drill that the band will be learning at band camp / using for the first show:

Season: 2014
Name: Rock Art
Organization: HHS
State: MI
Password: SmigellRocks14


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Season: 2014
Name: Pregame H
Organization: HHS
State: MI
Password: SmigellRocks2014


I can't wait until tomorrow! Remember to drink lots of water! Report time is 7:30am (7:15am for Drumline and Pit)

~ Jade 
Friday, August 01, 2014
  Band Camp Report Times and Packing List: Hey Bandos!

I hope all of your summer was full of fun and exciting things. Band Camp is about a week away - and I can't wait!

Band Camp Report Times:

Thurs August 7th: Squad Leader Day (Squad Leaders are required to come): 9am - Noon
Fri August 8th: New Member Day (Squad Leaders and All New MB students): 9am - Noon
Sun August 10th: Leaving to Eagle Village: Report Time 7:30am
Thurs August 14th: Approx Time of Arrival from Eagle Village: 4pm-ish*
*We will provide an updated time of arrival on the fb page and this blog when we officially leave*

HHS Marching Band Camp - Pack List:

What To Bring:

Only 1 piece of luggage please.

What Not To Bring:
  • Weapons / Knives / Razers of any kind
  • Cigarettes, Alcohol, Drugs or anything else forbidden in the District/School Code of Conduct
  • Televisions, Full Blown Video Game Systems or Stereo Sytems
  • Large Coolers
  • Extra Food (it attracts beasties and bugs!)
  • Expensive (electronic) items that scream "Steal me!"
  • Hairdryers the size of Volkswagens
  • District/School Dress Codes Apply - No Short-Shorts / Miniskirts, etc.
  • Your own bed
  • Anything else that you can do without for 5 days and 4 nights

~ Jade
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  Vote on this school years band shirt color! Hey guys!

We are asking what color do YOU guys want as the main base color for this school years marching band shirt. If interested in voting, please go to:

http://strawpoll.me/2219362

The more votes the better! ^.^

Thanks all! Remember that band camp starts next week!

~ Jade 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  Band Camp!! It's almost here!!  We still need 2, yes TWO, more male chaperons.  Dads, Uncles, Grandpas, WE NEED YOU!!!  Please contact Christyne MacDermaid if you think you can do this great job!!  It is honestly one of my favorite weeks of the year!!  734-476-0312 or christynemacdermaid@gmail.com

Don't forget that you'll need Khaki shorts (fingertips at your side in length), and solid black socks & shoes.  We will most likely use them for our first home game, August 28, 2014.  Shorts should be on sale soon since school supplies have bombarded us already.  NO short shorts please!!!!

More soon!! 
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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