Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Memorial Day Parade / Picnic and Commencement

Memorial Day Parade / Picnic:

The HHS Marching Band will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th. After the parade, anyone in the HHS Band Program (and their families) are welcome to the program's traditional Memorial Day Picnic at the Howell City Park. Parking Passes will be passed out before / after the parade.

Report Time: 8:30am at HHS
Parade Starts: 10am
Picnic Starts: ~ 11:30am / Noon

Students need to show up in their khaki shorts, Green "Who" shirt, black shoes and black socks (like the first football game's uniform), We will most likely use our uniforms (99.9% chance) but Smigell wants the option because he doesn't want to put our students in an unsafe situation in case the forecast gets hotter than what it is currently being reported - since they will be outside for a few hours.

Students will be taking a bus to / from the parade.

Everyone needs to drink lots of water - make sure your pee is clear!

We are still in great need of things for the Memorial Day Picnic - the Sign Up is below.
Memorial Day Picnic's sign up link is here: SIGN UP LINK

Maps of Howell City Park - We are going to be set up at Rotary Pavilion (on top of the hill). HOWELL CITY PARK: MAP 1 // MAP 2 // MAP 3

Commencement:

The HHS 2017 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Breslin Center at MSU in East Lansing, MI on Saturday, June 3rd at 5pm.

Details:

Band Performing: Wind Ensemble w/ some people from Symphonic Band (They will be asked to play soon, as in this Thursday).
Report Time: 2pm @HHS
Ceremony Begins: 5pm
Ceremony Ends: ~7:30pm*
Return to HS: ~9pm*
Uniform: Wear "summer nice" - ladies can wear sun dresses (school appropriate) and gentlemen can wear a nice button down short sleeve shirt and slacks. Polo and khakis is fine also (for both genders).

Students are to have lunch before the report time. They are going to be served pizza at the Breslin Center for dinner. Students are allowed to bring snacks in ziplock bags and bottles of water if they think they will need it / want it during the commencement.

* - Due to the nature of this event, this is an approx time. The blog will be updated when the commencement is over and students are on their way back to HHS.

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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May /June Events:

Mark your calendars! Here are the events that are official atm.

  • Memorial Day Parade Practices:
    • Monday May 22nd 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    • Tuesday May 23rd 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    • Thursday May 25th 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • HHS Band Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm.
  • Memorial Day Parade / Picnic is Monday, May 29th.
  • Commencement  (Performing) is Saturday, June 3rd at 5pm - 8pm*
    • *- The band will be there before and after the commencement. The length of the event depends on any technical difficulties, etc. Facebook and the blog will have an announcement when it ends / the band is on the bus.

More details on the events will be announced later next week - we are still working on getting some final details of the events ironed out.

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Seniors still need to hand in their pictures



We have a fairly long list of Seniors who have not sent Casie a Baby Pic and Senior Pic for the banquet video. We'd like to give them one more chance to submit photos (Senior baby pics and Senior pics only).  They have until Tonight, Sunday, May 14 at 6 pm to email Casie at cl38788@howellschools.com or text her the pics at 517-376-8612.  After that, she will be completing the video with what she has received.

Seniors needing to send pics:

Tessa Beard
Kegan Flory
David Golm
Sarah Hoffman
Parker Judd
Katrianna Ray
Nolan Rector-Brooks
Elizabeth Smaza
Nolan Walter
Ben Wood
Andrew York
Jasmine Brause
Audrey Hundt
Lee Owens
Michael Robinson
McKeon Bohanon
Amy Neff

and from Rock Band:  Antonio Colella, Ryan Dymkowski, Kacee Howe, Madeline Lassitter, Kevin Le, Madison Penque, Logan Rhodes, Trent Sheibels, and Lauren Tippie.

Hoping to get some of these pics so we can include as many as possible.  Thank you!


If you could help tag / text anyone on this list that you know to help spread the news - we expanded the date until tonight from Friday since we had a large amount of Seniors that still haven't handed anything in to be included in the video.

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Happy Mother's Day everyone to all the Moms out there!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Reminders - May the 4th be with you

Band Banquet:

This school year's band banquet is on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm in the Commons at the HHS. All band members and their families are invited to join us for desserts, fun, awards, pictures, laughs and tears as we congratulate all of the band kids!

Pre-Pay and Reservations due by Wednesday, May 10th - $5 per person.

Band Seniors are free! (Seniors please fill out form to help us have an accurate head count / reserve a seat)
$10 per person at door if seating allows.

FORM: LINK

Casie LaMay is doing the Band Banquet video. She needs all of the Seniors to send a baby picture and a senior picture to either cl38788@howellschools.com (Casie LaMay) or lamayk@aol.com (Kristen LaMay). by Friday May 5th to be included in the video. Also anyone else who have pictures they want to be added to the video that were taken throughout the school year - this includes band camp, football games, parades, concerts, in-class, practices, lock-in, etc.  


Color Guard / Auxiliary Try Outs:

The parent info meeting will be Thursday May 11th at 6pm in the band room. If any of these dates conflict with band room activities, we will meet in the band room and find an alternate location.

All Dates 2:30pm - 5pm in the band room

Clinic 2: Thursday, May 4th
Clinic 3: (make-up clinic if you miss a date the first week/ additional help if you want another day to practice) Tuesday May 9th
Tryouts: Wednesday, May 10th
Parent Info Meeting: May 11th @ 6pm


Hair should be pulled back, wear athletic clothes (no jeans), tennis or dance shoes, and bring plenty of water to drink!

Email with any questions or concerns:
Kayla Grant: kgrant@lacasacenter.org / kdillon91@gmail.com
Ashley Quick-Drossart: aqdgirl16@gmail.com

There are few students with sport conflicts that really wanted to tryout. Kayla is trying to plan an alternate way to hold tryouts for these individuals but she needs to know prior to tryouts if she need to have an alternate plan for a student. 

Additional considerations: Auxiliary is a summer and fall commitment. (year round if competitive).

Flyer: HERE

Band Camp:

Note that the 2nd deadline to receive a discounted price on band camp is Friday, May 12th. If you pay your balance off in full by May 12th, you can deduct $10 from the amount due.

Example: $50 Deposit made by April 21st...to pay in full by May 12th would be:

$325 - $50 - $10 = $265

Anyone with a remaining balance is welcome to send in payments anytime between now and June 7th to complete the registration for camp. Please use the "Additional Payment Voucher" form when submitting payments so the payment is properly applied to the students balance. No cash payments, please.

If you have inquiries about your students camp registration, please contact Kristen LaMay either via email at lamayk@aol.com or at 517-304-2614.

Additional Payment Voucher Form: HERE
Original Band Camp Blogpost w/ all forms: HERE

May /June Events:

Mark your calendars! Here are the events that are official atm.

  • HHS Band Banquet is Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm
  • HHS Band Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm.
  • Memorial Day Parade / Picnic is Monday, May 29th.


*** A couple things are still being planned out (Memorial Day Parade practice dates and Graduation Commencement for example). When we have the dates and information, we will let you know asap.


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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Friday, April 28, 2017

Band Banquet


Band Banquet:

This school year's band banquet is on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm in the Commons at the HHS. All band members and their families are invited to join us for desserts, fun, awards, pictures, laughs and tears as we congratulate all of the band kids!

Pre-Pay and Reservations due by Wednesday, May 10th - $5 per person.

Band Seniors are free! (Seniors please fill out form to help us have an accurate head count / reserve a seat)
$10 per person at door if seating allows.

FORM: LINK

Casie LaMay is doing the Band Banquet video. She needs all of the Seniors to send a baby picture and a senior picture to lamayk@aol.com by Friday May 5th to be included in the video. Also anyone else who have pictures they want to be added to the video that were taken throughout the school year - this includes band camp, football games, parades, concerts, in-class, practices, lock-in, etc.  


May /June Events:

Mark your calendars! Here are the events that are official atm.

  • HHS Band Banquet is Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm
  • HHS Band Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm.
  • Memorial Day Parade / Picnic is Monday, May 29th.


*** A couple things are still being planned out (Memorial Day Parade practice dates and Graduation Commencement for example). When we have the dates and information, we will let you know asap.


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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Collage Concert Practice Time Changed

The HHS Collage Concert rehearsal time changed from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The HHS Collage Concert rehearsal time is now Wednesday, April 26th at 5pm to 7:30pm.

Refer to the other Blogpost about Band Camp, Lock-In, etc.

Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett





Sunday, April 09, 2017

Lock-In Forms, Band Camp and More


Band Booster Meeting:

Our next band booster meeting is this Wednesday, April 12th at 6:30 in the band room.

Lock-In:

The annual HHS Band Lock-in is Friday April 21st @9pm - Saturday April 22nd @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.

Info Form: Here
Permission Slip: Here

Chaperone Background Check Form: Here

Chaperones are needed in order for this event to take place. If you can help, please go to Volunteer Spot at the link below to sign up! Contact Christyne MacDermaid at 734-476-0312 or Laura Allegoet at 586-214-4986 with any questions. Thank you!

Band Camp:


Students who plan to participate in Howell High School Highlander Marching Band in the 2017 -2018 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 10: Leadership Day – Squad Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday, August 11: New Member Day – Everyone New to HHS Marching Band
Band Camp @ Eagle Village: http://www.eaglevillage.org/
Sunday, August 13 to Thursday, August 17: Everyone



The Information Packet and Forms that was handed out during the info meeting and that is available on the Sheet Shack outside Mr. Smigell's Office in the band room. Band Camp Packet: Zip File

Individual Forms (that are in the Zip File):

- Student Registration Packet (pdf and doc)
- Scholarship Application (pdf)
- Volunteer/Chaperone Registration Packet (pdf)
- Additional Payment Voucher Form (pdf and 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 21st.


Little Caesar's Fundraiser:

Pick Up Date: Tuesday, April 18th - After school until 5:30pm. Please make arrangements with another family or friend to pick up your student's order if needed.

Mrs. MacDermaid needs some help sorting orders after 1pm - Please contact her (contact info is below) if you are available to help out.

Any questions? Please call or text Mrs. MacDermaid 734-476-0312

April / May Events:

Mark your calendars! Here are the events that are official atm.


  • HHS Band Lock-In is Friday // Saturday April 21st 7pm // 22nd 5am.
  • HHS Collage Concert is Thursday, April 27th at 7pm.
  • HHS Band Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm.
  • Memorial Day Parade / Picnic is Monday, May 29th.


*** A couple things are still being planned out (Collage/Memorial Day Parade practice dates and HHS Band Banquet for example). When we have the dates and information, we will let you know asap.


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The end of the school year is coming folks! <3  I can't wait to see everyone at the Lock-in!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett