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Saturday, January 14, 2017
  Scholarship available
There is a scholarship available through the LCCB right now.  This is for students currently in 9-12th grades.  Check it out.  Go to www.lccbmusic.org, then click on the scholarship tab at the top of the page.  Good luck!! 
Monday, January 09, 2017
  Band Booster Meeting Wednesday A message from our Band Boosters President:

"Happy 2017 Friends!

I hope you all had wonderful holidays. We are having our January Booster meeting this week, Wednesday, January 11, at 630PM.

This is also a call for any agenda topics you would like to include.

I hope to see you all there.

Thank you.

Dean Norton - dnorton@mac.com"

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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett



 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  Meier Flowerland Fundraiser Hey all!

We have another fundraiser opportunity to help put money into student's band account.

Meier Flowerland is partnering up with us and allowing us to sell "Flower-of-the-Month" Cards and Gift Certificates. Students earn $4 for each card sold.

More information is provided here.

Order Forms are available on the Sheet Shack.

Orders are Due: Friday, December 16th.

Delivery: Monday, December 19th.

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Also - the HHS Band Concert is tonight at 7pm!


**ARTIFICIAL SMOKE, FLASHING/STROBE LIGHTS AND LASERS WILL BE USED FOR THE HOLIDAY PERCUSSION PROJECT (AKA: The Finale.) **



~ Safe travels! Stay warm!

Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  Jazz band postings

NEWS FLASH!  NINTH GRADE PARENTS PLEASE READ THE PREVIOUS POST!!! IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIRTS!

Hello All,

Here are the Jazz band postings, as promised (Barely under the wire I know, sorry).  If you are puzzled please ask me (Mr Smigell)



Jazz Band 1

Saxes
Rebekha Spoor
Zach Charette
Josh Trierweiler
Braden Gregory
Pat Crilly
Brandon spencer
Kylie Stone
Sarah Aardal
Savannah Grubaugh
Matt Roberts
Alex Kukuzke
Ben Yoder
John Tucker (apprentice)
Casie Lamay (apprentice)

Trumpets
Jacob Rushlow
Julia Ettema
Clark Sist
Aiden mulaney
Camden Crowe
Jacob House
Shanna Miller
Adam Ellis
Molly Lee
Paula Lepecki
Cody Gerkin
Evan Brzuchowski
Austin Woodard
Luke Thacker
Kyle Matta
Andrew Trierwieler

Trombones
Sean Miller
Jeremy Blatt
Evan Nolen
Danny Zeppa
Matt Allegoet
Hunter compton
Collin Dewitt
Christina Marmalejos

Basses
Riley kirkpatrick
(Jackson Bondie)

Drums
Nolan rector brooks

Piano
David golm
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Guitar
MacKeon Bohanon

Aux perc/vibes
Will stuart
Molly MacDonald
Andrew grager





Jazz Band 2

Saxes
Rebekha Spoor
Zach Charette
Josh Trierweiler
Braden Gregory
Pat Crilly
Brandon spencer
Kylie Stone

Trumpets
Jacob Rushlow
Julia Ettema
Clark Sist
Aiden mulaney
Camden crowe
Jacob House

Trombones
Sean Miller
Jeremy Blatt
Evan Nolen
Danny Zeppa
Matt Allegoet
Hunter compton

Basses
Riley kirkpatrick
(Jackson Bondie)

Drums
Nolan rector brooks

Piano
David golm

Guitar
MacKeon Bohanon
Aux perc/vibes
Will stuart
Molly MacDonald
Andrew grager


 
  Concert Shirts and Winter Concert Concert Shirts and Tie Fitting / Ordering:

This refers to any 9th grade, new student to the program or any student needing a new shirt.

Mr. Bourbonias from the Brighton Tux Shop is coming in TODAY, November 30th during 7th hr to do white formal shirt fittings.

The shirts / ties will come in next week.

Prices are:

White Formal Shirt - $16
Black Tie -$4
Combo - $20 (Shirt + Tie)

You pay by cash or check made to Howell HS Bands - and you can pay when the shirts / ties are delivered - up until the day of the concert.

If anyone has any money troubles, please contact Mr. Smigell ASAP. The program has a few items to help out those in need.


Winter Concert:

Each ensemble has their own version of the following performance uniform which has been discussed during their respective hrs for awhile now.

Concert (9th Grade) Band Performance Uniform:

- White Formal Shirt
- Black Tie
- Black Pants
- Black Socks and Shoes

The Winter Concert is Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm in the HHS Auditorium. Report time for all ensembles is 6:30pm in their performance uniform.


~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

 
Thursday, November 24, 2016
  FoL Parade Info and Sticker Fundraiser Fantasy of Lights Parade Info:

Fantasy of Lights Parade is Friday, November 25th at 7pm. Report time at the Howell High School is 5pm. Grand River is closed at 5pm - so you should be entering the M-59 way.

We are dressing up in our uniforms, packing the trailer and buses and leaving by 6pm. Please don't be late.

Our position is #16 in the parade (we were 15 last year - to compare).

Students are allowed to wear stuff under their uniform to keep warm (long-johns or under-armor helps out a lot), wear simple "beanie" hats under their marching band hats as long as they are black / dark grey / dark green, and gloves (some students put hand warmers inside their gloves to help keep warm).

Students are also allowed to wear battery operated lights on themselves and their instruments as long as it doesn't interfere with them playing their instrument / their instrument's sound. This is completely optional to the student.

We are have a tradition of "FoL After Parade Soup Potluck" - show off your favorite or your / your family's super secret soup/chili recipe. Once the students return from the parade, they will get out of their uniforms and get warmed up with a variety of soups / chili and hot chocolate.

Please bring your soup and/or donations to the school no later than 5:30 p.m. Once the students leave for the parade, you will not be able to enter the school until they return at approximately 8 or 8:30 p.m. Thank you so much for helping!!! This is our last marching band event until the memorial day parade in May :(


SIGN-UP LINK

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HHS Band Car Window Sticker Fundraiser:

The HHS Band Boosters are selling Car Window Stickers for $6 each. Limited supply available. You can buy them at the FoL Pot Luck or fill out the form below and hand them in w/ money by December 9th, 2016.

CAR WINDOW STICKER ORDER FORM

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone and be safe / warm!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  WE HAVE ALL STATERS!


Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving!

It is with great pride and pleasure that I announce that three of our Highlanders earned honors in the MSBOA all state audition process.

Jacob Rushlow, Trumpet
All State orchestra

Julia Ettema, Trumpet
All State Band

Nick Shields, Bassoon (Nick I would have texted you but I didn't have your number on hand)
Honorable Mention


Julia and Jacob will be performing at the Michigan music conference in Grand Rapids in January.

GO HIGHLANDERS!

p.s. Please read the post before for all the information about the Fantasy of Lights!!!


 
Sunday, November 20, 2016
  Fantasy of Lights Potluck Sign Up Link Fantasy of Lights Potluck Sign Up Link:

We are have a tradition of "FoL After Parade Soup Potluck" - show off your favorite or your / your family's super secret soup/chili recipe. Once the students return from the parade, they will get out of their uniforms and get warmed up with a variety of soups / chili and hot chocolate.

Please bring your soup and/or donations to the school no later than 5:30 p.m. Once the students leave for the parade, you will not be able to enter the school until they return at approximately 8 or 8:30 p.m. Thank you so much for helping!!! This is our last marching band event until the memorial day parade in May :(


SIGN-UP LINK


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Please refer to the post made earlier this week about times - remember to dress to the weather.

Stay safe and warm! Happy Holidays!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
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