* Please mark your own calendar. Take note of the very important events (i.e. Home Football Games, Concerts, Parades, and Festival).
Monday Night Practices are 6pm - 8:30pm instead 6:30pm - 9pm
(we only went that long if we were behind/learning new stuff).
Band Booster Meeting:
There is a Band Booster Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30pm in the band room. The superintendent will be there to introduce himself and to present info on the technology bond.
When: This Friday, October 9th - be at the gates at 6:30pm (DON'T BE LATE!)
Where: Brighton HS 7878 Brighton Rd. Brighton, MI 48116
What (to bring and wear): Instrument, Flip-Folder of Music (upperclassmen bring any extra music you have from the past yrs to help with the new members), W/E your instrument may need (extra reeds, valve oil, etc), and you MUST wear this seasons mb shirt (We Will Rock You!)
Pep Band is not required - it goes towards your band letter / medals and it is fun. ^.^ You meet Mr.Smigell at the gates at 6:30pm to get in free (for students - parents must pay ~$5 at the admission gate to enter). Mr. Smigell will be at the game the whole time. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Brighton (ask if you need a ride - Smigell will help you find a ride with another student (don't be afraid to ask)). Be sure to bring home your instrument Friday after school - there will be no way to get into the band room Friday evening (and remember to bring them back to school on Monday). Parents are welcome to cheer on the band / football team.
This is their Homecoming - traffic will be terrible on the way to Brighton HS - be sure to leave early to get to the HS on time. Grand River will be closed in downtown Brighton for their parade - it has been suggested to take Challis Rd. to Bauer Rd. to Brighton Rd. (if you took the highway) or Chilson Rd. to Brighton Rd. (if you are coming from downtown Howell) (or however way you want to get to Brighton Rd.) to get to Brighton HS.
NYC Trip Meeting:
Thursday October 15th at 7pm in the HHS Band Room is the info meeting for this school year's band trip (for newcomers - the program has an optional band trip every two years).
A summary of what was discussed will be available on the blog along with the digital version of the trip's packet shortly after the meeting. The packet will also be available in the sheet shack in the band room and at the First Band Concert .
First Band Concert:
Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm in the HHS / Rod Bushey Auditorium. The theme is "Forces of Nature" and the concert will show all the concert ensembles, including the marching band.
"Dress nicely". This means NO TSHIRTS, SWEATSHIRTS/PANTS, JEANS, OR TENNIS SHOES. Obviously this also means that all clothing needs to be school appropriate as well. Gentlemen - a nice shirt and tie with slacks or khakis will do. Ladies - a nice blouse or sweater with a skirt or slacks put you in the clear. You will be changing into your uniform during the concert after you perform if you are in marching band, so bring your marching uniform (the season's black, fitness / pj shorts, all black socks and all black shoes).
Report Time For All: 6:30pm - Show up already in your nice outfit. :)
Students - please make sure you remove everything from your uniforms (i.e. cell phones, wallets, money, keys, etc.) before you hand them in. This will help with the turn in and will make everyone's hand-in smoother. If you do forget an item, please don't cut in line and return to the back of the line. Thanks!
Here is a video to show you how to put your uniform back on it's hanger (which if done correctly, will help reduce the time handing the uniforms in):
Due to the size of our Marching Band, we are in need of more raincoats to have enough coats for all the band members and to fill in the gaps in the available sizes.
We are having doing a "Adopt-A-Raincoat" program where anyone can donate $30 and hand in the certificate with the donation - in which we will hang up the certificate in the band room for all to see. To clarify, the sponsorship is a general sponsorship - and not for a specific raincoat.
For more info and the form - refer to this link: Adopt-A-RaincoatSenior Show Drillbook Next App Info:
For those who have the app for marching band, this info was shared on the Facebook Page when Karn Evil 9 was introduced and last night. Only KE9 and Time Warp are uploaded atm (I Don't Care just got delivered today and I was just sent it - it will be done and available before next Monday's practice.)
Show: Senior Show - 15
Search for "Jade" - it will come up under that (so you don't have to search thru 30+ HHS on the small screen).
Lots of stuff to write down! I will be back in town all week of the Fall Concert // Senior Show. ^.^ Can't wait to see everyone again!
~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett