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Thursday, May 19, 2016
  Band/Senior Pictures / Banquet Reorder / Memorial Picnic Maps Hey Guys! Here are some reminders and maps where the Memorial Day Picnic is at.

HHS Band Program's Award Banquet:

I need pictures from this school year from any band program event. These can be from anyone - students, parents, or band fans!

SENIORS: I need your baby pictures and your seniors pictures for this video! It is important to get these in so you can have your own part of the video. ^.^

Please send all pictures to:

hhsbandjade@gmail.com

By Tomorrow - Friday, May 20th!

SENIOR PICTURES I HAVE AS OF 5/20/2016 9AM - 






















This school year's band banquet is on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. 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 by Tomorrow - Friday, May 20th - $5 per person.

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

FORM: BAND BANQUET 2016


Memorial Day Parade (and Practices) / Picnic:

The HHS Marching Band will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade. 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 during uniform hand in.

Only the Practices have been announced at this time - More information about the Parade's report time, etc. will announced when we get a little closer. 

Memorial Day Parade Practices:
Monday, May 23rd - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 24th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 26th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm*

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 May & Scofield Pavilion (just past last years location). HOWELL CITY PARK: MAP 1 // MAP 2 // MAP 3

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Please refer to End of the Year Semi Mega Post that was posted last week about all the events left in the HHS Band Program. I will make more posts when I get more information about the later events / dates.

Stay Awesome!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Friday, May 13, 2016
  New Parade Practice Date and Picnic Sign Up Memorial Day Parade (and Practices) / Picnic:

The HHS Marching Band will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade. 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 during uniform hand in.

Only the Practices have been announced at this time - More information about the Parade's report time, etc. will announced when we get a little closer. 

Memorial Day Parade Practices:
Monday, May 23rd - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 24th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, May 26th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm*

* - Changed due to Banquet on Wednesday. This is the new date.

Memorial Day Picnic's sign up link is here: SIGN UP LINK

If you haven't read the blog post about the Band Banquet Pictures go here: BAND PICTURES LINK

If you haven't read the blog post about the general end of the year Band Program Events go here: SEMI-MEGA POST


When I get more information, I will update everyone as it comes.

Have a nice weekend!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  HHS Band Program Pictures! Hey Guys!

It's that time of year again to start preparing for the HHS Band Program's Award Banquet's photo video.

I need pictures from this school year from any band program event. These can be from anyone - students, parents, or band fans!

SENIORS: I need your baby pictures and your seniors pictures for this video! It is important to get these in so your part of the video won't be bare. ^.^

Please send all pictures to:

hhsbandjade@gmail.com

By Friday, May 20th!  

This will give me enough time to process all the pictures and make the video for the banquet, that is on, Wednesday, May 25th.

Thanks!

Please refer to End of the Year Semi Mega Post that was posted earlier this week about all the events left in the HHS Band Program.

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  End of the School Yr - Semi-Mega Post Hey Guys! I am back in action! ^.^ Here is a general outline of what is happening with the HHS Band Program for the rest of the school year - a few of the farther distanced events aren't fully organized / set in stone - so please hang in there with the info I have for those! Thanks!

HHS Band Program Events (For the rest of the school year):

Drum Major Clinics / Tryouts:

Do you have what it takes to lead our HHS 170+ member marching band next school year? Have you dreamed about conducting our awesome band to our awesome tunes? Do you dream about wearing a kilt like our fearless mascot? (You must be a junior or senior next school year - and have been in the marching band for two years in order to tryout. See Mr. Smigell for any questions)

Then come to the Drum Major Clinics to help learn and fine tune what you need to tryout!

Drum Major Clinic Times / Dates:

Thursday, May 12th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm in HHS Band Room
Monday, May 16th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm in HHS Band Room
Thursday, May 19th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm in HHS Band Room

Drum Major Tryouts:

Tuesday, May 31st - 2:30pm - 3:30pm in HHS Band Room

Spring / Final Band Concert:

The HHS Band Program's Spring / Final Band Concert is Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm in the HHS Auditorium.  Students are to report at 6:30pm in their band's normal concert attire.

Band (Award) Banquet:

This school year's band banquet is on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. 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 by Friday, May 20th - $5 per person. Band Seniors are free! (Seniors please fill out form to help us have an accurate head count)
$10 per person at door if seating allows.

FORM: BAND BANQUET 2016

Memorial Day Parade (and Practices) / Picnic:

The HHS Marching Band will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade. 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.

Only the Practices have been announced at this time - More information about the Parade and the Picnic will be announced as we get closer - TBD. 

Memorial Day Parade Practices:
Monday, May 23rd - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, May 24th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 25th - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Commencement:

The HHS 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Breslin Center at MSU in East Lansing, MI on Saturday, June 4th at 5pm. Details on attire, report time, etc. will be announced when we get closer - TBD.

Band Camp:

Students who plan to participate in Howell High School Highlander Marching Band in the 2016 -2017 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 11: Leadership Day – Squad Leaders and Drum Majors
Friday, August 12: New Member Day – Everyone New to HHS Marching Band
Band Camp @ Eagle Village: http://www.eaglevillage.org/
Sunday, August 14 to Thursday, August 18: Everyone


Band Camp Packet: .docx // .pdf

ALL FORMS AND MONEY ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD. We still got some slots left before we are maxed out - so it's not too late to join!

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That is basically everything! As soon as Smigell / myself gets the information on the TBD events - I will make a post to let you know. Other than that, mark your calendars if you haven't yet!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

 
Thursday, May 05, 2016
  The next band camp payment is due tomorrow, 5-6-16.

Banquet is May 25 at 7pm.  We will enjoy desserts and awards together to close out a great band season.  The cost is $5 per person and Seniors are free.  I'll get the form posted by Sunday.  If anyone can volunteer to do the slide show, please contact Christyne MacDermaid at 734-476-0312.

Christyne MacDermaid 
Friday, April 29, 2016
  Band room disaster and reopening plea!


Hi everybody,



First of all, thanks to everyone who came out to collage.  It went really well, and was a very special night for the kids and I as we sent Mr. Bushey off.  As always, I am super proud of the way our kids performed and conducted themselves!

But now the bad news: (READ THE POST BELOW TO FOR CONTACT NUMBER)


Same day as Collage (yesterday, 4/28/2016), the roof over the band room leaked and flooded two rooms in the band complex. The uniform room and the booster room.  The instrument storage room also had a leak but it was minor.  Lots of damage to the cabinets storing all the uniforms and booster items, a fair amount of damage to some of the uniforms and booster items themselves.  Special thanks to Ms. Miller, Ms. Rushlow, Ms. Smathers, Connor Norton, and anyone else that responded quickly along with the kids (and their epic drive to help the mothership!).  The band room is closed today and we are going to try and reopen on Monday.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!! ANY PARENTS OR STUDENTS WILLING PLEASE SHOW UP AT 7AM IN THE BAND ROOM ON MONDAY!  WE ARE GOING TO DO OUR BEST TO PUT THE ROOM BACK TOGETHER AND GET THE PROGRAM MOVING AGAIN.  WE ALSO SHOULD HAVE AN IDEA WHERE TO PUT UNIFORMS UNTIL THE SITUATION IS REPAIRED AND STABLE.


OK that's all I have.  Have a good weekend and get ready to hit the ground running again on Monday!


-Smigell



 
  HELP NEEDED
Monday morning at 7am, we need anyone willing and able to help put uniforms and equipment back in their proper place.  Any adult help is appreciated.  If you didn't hear, the roof leaked in the uniform room and the booster room.  The many who came out on Thursday to help get things out and dry were greatly appreciated.  If you're able to help, please contact Christyne MacDermaid so I know how many are coming.  734-476-0312. 
THANK YOU BAND FAMILIES!!!
 
Sunday, April 24, 2016
  NYC Trip Delayed Return

We are running behind due to traffic.  We are about 30 miles East of Cedar Point atm.  The GPS says a 2hr 30min drive still (unless we hit traffic again). Time of arrival shall be about 11am now.

We would appreciate it if all the students could help unload all the buses before they go home.  If parents that are picking up the students could help unloading the bus,  that would be greatly appreciated.

We will keep you posted if there are any more delays.

 
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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