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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
  PIZZA KITS ARE IN THE BAND ROOM TILL 6PM!!! COME AND GET EM! (Also drumline meeting! And festival!)


Hey all!  The pizza kits are here in the band room and the two stalwart ladies are there to distribute them!  Special thanks goes to Michelle Harlow and Amy Weber for takin' care of business!  Please don't make them wait too long!  The roads are terrible.


Lets be careful out there people (cue Hill Street Blues theme),

-Smigell

P.S.!!! Don't forget to read about the drumline meeting below!


P.P.S Also, there are all kinds of band camp and festival information tidbits a few entries down in the February section.   Click back there and make sure to stay up to date.  
 
Monday, March 02, 2015
  Drumline Meeting & Pizza Pick Up March 9, 2015
Dumline Meeting
6-7:30pm
Howell High School Band Room
This is for anyone who is interested in trying out for the 2015-2016 drumline season.  8th grade and up.  Please contact Austyn Rupert with any questions 517-540-1786

Pizza Pick Up
Tuesday March 3, 2015
3-6pm
Anyone able to help sort at 1:30pm, please come and help out.

 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  New Stuff March 3, 2015 Pizza kit pick up!!
High School band room
3-6 pm
We need help sorting pizza kits at 1:30.  Please show up if you can help us!!
Please arrange for your pizzas to be picked up next Tuesday.  We do not have storage for them.

Pasta fundraiser started.  They are due March 17 to the band room mailbox.

Festival Chaperones needed.  Please sign up before the concert tomorrow.  
  Thanks


Hello everyone!


I realize that I don't thank people enough.  I am going to try thanking people as they do things for me!
-Thank you Nicole "Jade" Prewett for posting that massive, encyclopedic entr4y telling everyone they need to know about the concert and festival.

-Thanks goes out to Christyne Macdermaid, Pat Creed, and Rochelle Rushlow for coming in today to help me with cleaning up and organizing!!


ok.. more thanks to come!  It takes an entire team of people to keep our program running.  I am going to try and highlight people more often who help make that happen.


DON'T FORGET TO READ THE ENTRY BELOW REGARDING FESTIVAL AND THE PRE FESTIVAL CONCERT!!!!


-Smigell





 
Monday, February 23, 2015
  Concert and Festival Info including Band Camp 2015 Forms (via download) Hey All!

Festival Season is among us, as the students prepare for their Festival Concert and their Festival in March.

The Festival Concert is this Thursday, February 26th at 7pm in the HHS Auditorium (Now renamed as "The Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center").

The Concert will have the following groups perform their festival pieces:

- Percussion Ensemble
- Concert Band
- Symphonic Band
- Wind Ensemble

Students are to report in their respective ensemble's uniform at 6:30pm - to warm up, tune, etc.


Festival Info:

Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble goes to their MSBOA Festival on Saturday, March 14th. They will be performing at Walled Lake Northern High School.

Each band will report at the Howell High School at separate times. Once attendance is taken, the students will driven via school bus to WLNHS. After their performance and judging, the students will be taken back to HHS via school bus.

It is important that the students arrive at HHS on time and in their respective ensemble's uniform to prevent any tardiness. Students will need to make sure they have their instrument (including any extra needs like reeds, oil, etc.) and sheet music.

Students who are in multiple bands - please talk to Mr. Smigell.

Students are to eat before they arrive - the festival trip for each ensemble is fairly short. There will be snacks / drinks on sale at the festival, in the cafeteria that all of the ensembles wait in for their festival scores. This is totally up to the student whether or not they want to bring money to get something (whether to calm nerves or crave any munchies/thrust after their performance).

Here is the following report / performance times for Festival for each ensemble:


Concert Band:

Report Time: 8:15am
Buses Leave: 8:45am*
Performance Time: 10:30am
Return at HHS: ~12:30pm

Symphonic Band:

Report Time: 11:25am
Buses Leave:  11:55am
Performance Time: 1:40pm
Return at HHS: ~3:35pm

Wind Ensemble:

Report Time: 2:00pm
Buses Leave:  2:30pm
Performance Time: 4:15pm
Return at HHS: ~5:45pm*

* - Equipment truck leaves with the Concert Band and returns with Wind Ensemble. Percussionists and large / shared instrument users will load/unload the truck (anyone else willing to help in those ensembles ^.^)

Band Camp 2015 Forms:

The Band Camp Info meeting was last week and the forms have been passed out in class. Anyone who needs a copy of the forms - here is the pdf of the forms to be printed out.

Band Camp 2015 Forms

Band Camp is:

Thursday August 6: Squad Leader Day @HHS
Friday August 7: New Member Day @HHS 
Sunday August 9 - Thursday August 13: Everyone @Eagle Village

A friendly reminder that all of the forms and either the initial payment (or the FULL discounted payment) is due Friday April 17th, 2015.

~ Jade 
Saturday, February 14, 2015
  Band Camp Info Meeting
Band Camp Meeting (Time Change / Correction)
Tuesday: Feb. 17, 2015 - 6:30pm
Howell High Band Room
Open to 8th Grade Students & Families & New Marching Band Members for the Fall 2015 season.
(Returning Members and Families are welcome to come also!)

Marching Band Camp:
August 6: Squad Leader Day @HHS
August 7: New Member Day @HHS
August 9 - 13: Everyone @Eagle Village
 
Monday, February 09, 2015
  Booster Meeting & Fundraiser Booster meeting this Wednesday, 2-11-15.
6:30 pm
Howell high band room

Little Caeser's Pizza Kit Fundraiser has begun.
Pick up your forms in the band room.
Turn in February 24.  No late orders can be taken.
Turn in only to the band room mailbox w/the pink lock.
Checks made out to Howell Band Boosters.  Please no cash!!
Delivery date will be sometime during the first week of March.
I'll post on here when I know it.
Call or text Mrs. MacDermaid w/questions 734-476-0312. 
Friday, January 30, 2015
  Band Camp Meeting February 17, 2015
6:00 pm
Band Camp Meeting
Howell High Band Room
For all 8th grade and new students and families interested in marching band for the Fall 2015 school year.  Returning members are welcome too if you need information. 
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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