Monday, December 11, 2017

Concert 12/12 and Fundraiser Info


Winter Concert:

Date:
 Tuesday, December 12th
When: 7pm
Report Time: 6:30pm - In performance uniform
Where: Rod Bushey / HHS Auditorium

Each ensemble has their own version of the following performance uniform which has been / will be discussed during their respective classes / hrs.

Concert (9th Grade) Band Performance Uniform:

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

Concert Shirts:

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.

Discount Card Fundraiser:

Cost: $10

Order Due Dates:

Monday, December 18th  - Cards distributed on Tuesday, December 19th
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 - Cards distributed on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Order Form / Card Pictures: HERE

Please make checks payable to "Howell Band Boosters" - and hand in the order form / checks in an envelope in the Band Booster Mailbox in the band room (by Smigell's office).

Questions? Please contact Lisa Grager at lgrager@live.com

No refunds for un-sold cards!


HHS Colorguard Fundraiser:

Date: Wednesday, December 20th!
Time: 11am-Midnight

Come out to Buffalo Wild Wings and support the Howell High School Winterguard!

Because of all their hard work over the years, they have been able to start competing with MCGC this winter season. The team has been working so hard this year to raise the money they need and have already paid for: membership fees, gently used flags, gently used equipment bags, and some of the contest entry fees. But they still have some much more to buy during the season, which is why they need the community's help and support.

Please come on out, get some dinner and have a drink in support of this new wonderful program at Howell.

Show this flyer to the waitstaff to make your order count towards the fundraiser!



Panera Fundraiser:

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 22nd.

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I miss everyone! I hope everyone have a safe and warm holiday season!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Friday, December 08, 2017

SALSA

The salsa orders are in!!  The Coon’s are starting to sort the orders tomorrow at 10am, Saturday 12-9-17.  If anyone can help with this, their address is 3680 Snowden Lane, Howell 48843.
If you cannot help sort, pick up time starts at Noon on Saturday, 12-9-17.
Thank you BND DAD Don Coon for arranging this!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fundraiser Update

Fundraiser Update:

     - Charms earnings have been posted to the Student Accounts for the following 3 Fundraisers:  Grand Traverse Pie Company, Meier Flowerland, and Jose Madrid Salsa.  

     - We have not received the Yankee Candle billing yet and must have the billing in order to schedule out the charms earnings that are due to the students.  As soon as the billing is received, we will work diligently to calculate those amounts and get them posted.

     - Please check your Charms Account balance and let Kris LaMay know if you have any questions or feel there is a discrepancy.  She can be reached by phone at 517-304-2614 or via email at lamayk@aol.com

     - If you'd like to request a Charms Account Withdrawal for the trip to Boston, please complete the withdrawal request form that was distributed with the trip packets and turn the request in to the band room mailbox.   There should be extra copies of the Charms Withdrawal Request Form in the bandroom or you can email Mrs. LaMay and she can send a pdf of the document.

Thanks and congratulations on successful fundraising!  

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sign up for Fantasy of Lights Soup Potluck-N ( http://signup.com/go/TKbdSuU ) on @SignUpdotcom today!

Monday, November 06, 2017

HHS Band Events for the rest of 2017 Info


Fantasy of Lights Parade Practices:

Fantasy of Lights Parade Practice Dates / Times:
Monday, November 13th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Meet at HHS Band Room
Tuesday, November 14th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Meet at HHS Band Room
Monday, November 20th @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Meet at HHS Band Room

Dress for outside weather / marching. Practice may start inside before going outside to practice parade marching.

Fantasy of Lights Parade Info:

Date: Friday, November 24th at 7pm.
Report Time: 5pm at Howell High School
Grand River is closed at 5pm - so you should be entering the M-59 way.
Departure: 6pm

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

We don't know our position number in the parade yet.

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. Please bring your instrument home if you are plan on decorating your instrument to save time. 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. Sign-Up Link will be available soon - look for the blogpost / Facebook shared link if interested in helping out / bringing something.

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Winter Concert:

Date:
 Tuesday, December 12th
When: 7pm
Report Time: 6:30pm - In performance uniform
Where: Rod Bushey / HHS Auditorium

Each ensemble has their own version of the following performance uniform which has been / will be discussed during their respective classes / hrs.

Concert (9th Grade) Band Performance Uniform:

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

Concert Shirts:

The shirts / ties are in - but needs to be sorted.

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.

Smigell will make an announcement about when the shirts / ties are ready to be passed out.

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Here are some fundraisers to help students raise money for their band accounts and the Band Booster Program.

BWW's Fundraiser benefits the whole Band Booster Program - the other three Fundraisers (Grand Traverse Pie Company, Jose Madrid Salsa and Meier Flowerland) mainly helps the students (90% goes into their band accounts, 10% goes to the Band Boosters).

Grand Traverse Pie Company, Jose Madrid Salsa and Meier Flowerland flyers have been in the Band Room's Sheet Shack for awhile now - more will be printed if they are gone but here are the online versions.

***Don't give the Order Forms or Money to Mr. Smigell. Place them in the Band Room Mailbox!***

BWW’s Fundraiser:

BBWs will donate 20% of total bill to the HHS Band Booster w/ flyer.

Date / Time: Monday, November 20th from 11am - Midnight

Form: HERE


Grand Traverse Pie Company Fundraiser:

You sell 9" Fruit Pie Certificates for $17 ea. - Students gets $4.50 for their band account, Band Boosters gets $.50.

Order and Money Due: Wednesday, November 1st
Certificates: Delivered on Friday, November 10th
Flyer: HERE


Jose Madrid Salsa Fundraiser:

Students sell jars of salsa for $6 per jar (shipping is included) - Students get $2.70 for their band account, Band Boosters gets $.30.

More information about the salsas are on josemadridsalsa.com.

Order and Money Due: Friday, November 17th
Certificates: Delivered on TBD

Flyer: HERE
Menu: HERE
Order Form: HERE

Meier Flowerland Fundraiser:

You sell $30 Gift Certificates or $40 "Flower of the Month" Cards.

Two Packages:
  • $30 - Gift Certificates
    • Students get $4.50 for their band account
    • Band Boosters gets $.50
  • $40 - Flower of the Month Card
    • Students get $6.30 for their band account
    • Band Boosters gets $.70
Order and Money Due: Friday, November 17th
Certificates: Delivered on TBD

Flyers and Order Form: HERE

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Panera Fundraiser:

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 22nd.

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I know this is a lot of information - but as of tomorrow (Tues, 11/7) - I will be 39w pregnant - so my son will be born anytime now. I wanted to make sure the rest of the years events were posted - so any minor updates can be posted easily by Smigell, Christyne, or Laura until I get back and recovered a little bit from delivery / managing a 2.5yr old and a newborn (which will hopefully be after the Holiday Vacation).

Until then - I hope everyone has a safe and joy holiday season. - Stay warm! I miss everyone! I will post pictures when my son is born on Facebook (like I did with David) for those who are interested / keep asking about my pregnancy.

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Hi folks!  
We have enrichment project coming up, I thought I would repost the information for people that don't know what it is.


Enrichment Project:

This is for all classes (but marching band) - if you are in multiple classes, you only need to do one.

Purpose: To help each student help themselves get better and build skill in their instrument through selecting and completing an individual project.

Success: Being able to recognize and identify personal musical improvements resulting from the project, and being able to demonstrate this for an audience, teachers, or judge.

What Counts:
  • Performing at and receiving a rating at S&E (Jan 19th & 20th)
  • Taking at least 4 private lessons during the school year
  • Attending a Clinic Day on your Primary Instrument
  • Participating in an extra curricular ensemble (LCCB, Tuba Christmas, Jazz Band, Church Group, Flute Choir) must be approved by Smigell
  • Participating in an Honors Ensemble (LCHB, DYO, UMYO, MSUYO, etc.)
  • Performing a S&E piece for the class or Smigell
Things that are coming up that count / event information:
  • EMU AIM Clinic - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Website / Information
  • S&E - Friday / Saturday, January 19th / 20th, 2018 @ Brighton HS
    • Solo - $10 (Usually plus $20 - $40 for accompanist)
    • Duet - $9 per student
    • Trios, Quartets, etc. - $8 per student
    • Intention is due by Monday, October 30th, 2017
    • Money is due by Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Updated Info and Forms for the FOUR Band Fundraisers / FoL Parade Float

Here are some fundraisers to help students raise money for their band accounts and the Band Booster Program.

BWW's Fundraiser benefits the whole Band Booster Program - the other three Fundraisers (Grand Traverse Pie Company, Jose Madrid Salsa and Meier Flowerland) mainly helps the students (90% goes into their band accounts, 10% goes to the Band Boosters).

Grand Traverse Pie Company, Jose Madrid Salsa and Meier Flowerland flyers have been in the Band Room's Sheet Shack for over a week now - more will be printed if they are gone but here are the online versions.

***Don't give the Order Forms or Money to Mr. Smigell. Place them in the Band Room Mailbox!***

BWW’s Fundraiser:

BBWs will donate 20% of total bill to the HHS Band Booster w/ flyer.

Date / Time: Monday, November 20th from 11am - Midnight

Form: HERE


Grand Traverse Pie Company Fundraiser:

You sell 9" Fruit Pie Certificates for $17 ea. - Students gets $4.50 for their band account, Band Boosters gets $.50.

Order and Money Due: Wednesday, November 1st
Certificates: Delivered on Friday, November 10th
Flyer: HERE


Jose Madrid Salsa Fundraiser:

Students sell jars of salsa for $6 per jar (shipping is included) - Students get $2.70 for their band account, Band Boosters gets $.30.

More information about the salsas are on josemadridsalsa.com.

Order and Money Due: Friday, November 17th
Certificates: Delivered on TBD

Flyer: HERE
Menu: HERE
Order Form: HERE

Meier Flowerland Fundraiser:

You sell $30 Gift Certificates or $40 "Flower of the Month" Cards.

Two Packages:
  • $30 - Gift Certificates
    • Students get $4.50 for their band account
    • Band Boosters gets $.50
  • $40 - Flower of the Month Card
    • Students get $6.30 for their band account
    • Band Boosters gets $.70
Order and Money Due: Friday, November 17th
Certificates: Delivered on TBD

Flyers and Order Form: HERE

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Panera Fundraiser:

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 22nd.

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Fantasy of Lights Parade Float:

Message from our Band Booster President:

"Hi Friends -


We’ve been offered the chance to put the band trailer in the Fantasy of Lights parade for the first time. Very exciting. In order to make this work, we would need to form a special group to design and light the trailer. This would need to be a group effort so before we commit, I need to hear from folks who are willing to make time and who can loan holiday lighting and decorations. I’m also looking for someone to take charge of this effort and own it.


For more info see: http://www.howell.org/fantasy-of-lights/


Send me a note back indicating:
- Interest
- If you can contribute lights/decor
- If you can act as coordinator/organizer


Thank you. "

You can contact him (Dean Norton) at dean.norton@gmail.com

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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett