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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
  Refund Check Status and More Hey All!

I hope everyone is having an awesome and safe summer. Band Camp is about a month away - yay!

Here are a few updates and such:

NYC Refund Checks:

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control, they haven't been sent out. This due to the district upgrading their computers / network right after school got out and the people needed to process / sign the checks being on vacation (because it's summer vacation). We are in the beginnings of them being processed (it's a multistep process due to having the checks coming from the district) but need to wait a few more weeks. Smigell said he will make sure they are sent out asap - but it won't be until closer to the school year has started. No one has been forgotten - we are just at a stand still atm. If your address has changed, feel free to send an email to hhsbandjade@gmail.com. We will let you know when they are sent out.

Everyone else who is getting their refund deposited into their band accounts shall have it done by when school starts also - this includes the few Seniors / parents who want to transfer their funds into their incoming freshmen's siblings' / childs' accounts.

Band Camp:

Band Camp is:

Report Times for Band Camp:

We are still in need of chaperones - both male and female - for band camp. Please contact Laura Allegoet if you are interested at lallegoet@yahoo.com or (586) 214 - 4986.


Clothing at Band Camp: 

We know it is hot and the students will be outside - but it is important for the students to follow the Howell District's dress code (Pg. 15 -16). Please make sure there are no short booty shorts or miniskirts and no revealing tops.

Post Band Camp - Before School Starts Practices:

Every year, we have practices before school starts - but this year we have a shorter gap between band camp and the first game (which is before school starts - Thursday, August 25th).

*More information about the practices will be announced as we get a little closer to band camp - we are working on it.


HHS Home Football Games - Season 2016:

^ - Not set in stone - may change location.
*8th Grade show is TBD atm.

Uniform for the First Game* - Thursday, August 25th @ 7pm:
  • This Seasons' Marching Band T-Shirt (They will get the day of the first game)
  • Khaki Shorts - School Appropriate, No Stains or Rips/Tears 
  • All Black Socks
  • All Black Shoes - No White/Colored Logo, Trim or Soles
*This uniform is used throughout the school year. More information about the first home football game will be announced after band camp, closer to the date.

Remember to drink lots of water and try to get use to being outside / active for when band camp is here!

(Marching Band related - but just something fun / unrelated to the program that some band students went last year went and loved it so I figured a few students / parents may want to enjoy taking their family too. If anyone enjoys DCI - there is an awesome live theatre event that is happening nationwide. The 2016 DCI Quarter-Finals is going to be aired live in certain cinemas for one night - Thurs, August 11th. For more information on this event / to buy tickets - DCI '16 Quarter-Finals: Big, Loud & Live )

I will make a post when I get more information about stuff - but other than that, have fun and be safe (Especially if you are playing Poke'mon Go :) )

Can't wait to see everyone at band camp!

~ Jade

 
Friday, July 08, 2016
  SQUAD LEADER LIST! MANDATORY ATTENDANCE AT SL MEETING AND NEWBIE DAY





Hello everyone,


The following is the squad leader list for the 2016-2017 marching band season.  These people are squad leader candidates and may become full squad leaders at the conclusion of band camp.
The squad leader seminar will be held August 11 from 9-2 pm and the newbie day will be held on August 12 from 9-2 PM.  Attendance is mandatory for both in order for you to be a squad leader.  Please email Mr. Smigell (jsmigell@mac.com during the summer) if you have issues.

You were selected for squad leader if you applied and passed the test.  There may be some people left off the list because their name was illegible on the form.  Please contact me if you feel you were left of the list in error.

I am really excited about this year's crop of leaders.  I have a really good feeling that we are going to "raise the bar" in 2016-2017, I hope you are excited too!


Casie Lamay
Mikayla Norton
Billy Kenney
David Golm?  (Hard to read the  name)
Will Stewart
Nichole Kutchey
Troy Van Valkenburgh
Ava Hansen
William Newell
Breanna McCarter
Mikayla Carter
Sara Aardal
Logan White
Jacob Rushlow
Parker Judd
Matt Wenzel
Sean Miller
Hannah Ward
Molly Lee
Parker Weber
Austin Mazurek
Anna Wolan
Amanda Houthoufd
Julia Ettema
Bethani Belanger
Kaitlin Carter
Camden Crow
Connor Papason
Pat Crilly
Maddy Niblock
Alana Rutkowski
Nick Shields
Narcy Mick
Adam Ellis
Josh Trierweiler
Isabelle Scott
Sara Hoffman
Joey Wirt
Rebekah Spoor
Jasmine Brause
Kacie Koslowski
Dora Cassar
Jeremy Blatt
Christine Coon
Jacki Mrakitsch
Alyssa Fackender
Matt Allegoet
Chloe Basa
Madalynn Timmermann
Max Greenwood
Ashley Dunn
John Tucker


 
Thursday, June 09, 2016
  Missing Band Camp Info and NYC Refund Due Date 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


The Information Packet and Forms that was handed out during the info meeting and that is on the sheet shack. Band Camp Packet: .docx // .pdf

BAND CAMP – MISSING INFORMATION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY (PLEASE):

The following are 2 lists of student names who either need to turn in a complete set of MB Camp Forms or just need to email/text Kris LaMay a T-shirt size.  We would like all this information submitted (forms in the bandroom mailbox/Shirt sizes emailed/text to LaMay) by tomorrowFriday, June 10.  Here are the lists (Grade listed is the grade the student will be in this Fall):

T-shirt Size – email Kris LaMay (lamayk@aol.com) or text her at 517-304-2614:

               Farrell, Michael – Grade 10
               Hansen, Ava – Grade 11
               Hendrix, Sydney – Grade 9
               Henterly, Michaela – Grade 10
               Jamieson, Elizabeth – Grade 9
               Kuikahi, Lillian – Grade 12
               Perrin, Emma – Grade 9
               Sumeracki, Natalie – Grade 11
               Viel, Brandon – Grade 10
               Vyse, Kaitlyn – Grade 9

Missing complete set of forms (fill out, sign all pages in the form packet, and put them in the bandroom mailbox or mail to the PO Box listed on the form:

               Brite, Eryn – Grade 10
               Broadbent, Nicholas – Grade 10
               Brzuchowski, Evan – Grade 10
               Crilly, Patrick – Grade 12
               Ettema, Julia – Grade 12
               Gerkin, Cody – Grade ?
               Judd, Parker – Grade 12
               Klasko, Holly – Grade ?
               Masters, Benjamin – Grade 10
               McCarter, Breann – Grade ?
               Rojas, Jade – Grade 10
               Rushlow, Jacob – Grade 12
               Senda, Nico – Grade 12
               Smith, Gillian – Grade 12
               Snider, Jessica – Grade 10

NYC Refund Checks:

Good News if you went on the NYC trip - Educational Tours was gracious enough (not the bus company, but the company who planned everything) to refund us a nice sum of money that comes out to somewhere around $25 +/- (give or take a few dollars) a person.

Here is what we are going to do:

- We will be getting in touch with the seniors (and Senior parents) (via the information you gave us in the trip forms) and ask them what they want to do with their money. (Receive the refund or donate to the program.)
- Anyone else still involved with the program (and their parents) will have that money deposited into their child's band account. They can use the money on future trips, music supplies, or lessons (including future band camps). We can refund current members (and their parents) if they want, but we are trying to avoid writing 195 checks. :)

If you have questions or want the check sent to you instead of being deposited (or if you are Senior/Senior parent), email Mr. Smigell / Jade at HHSBandJade@gmail.com (I will be the main one using it - but Smigell will also be using it / checking it - this is keep all the traffic going to one non-busy location and will make it easier to respond back to everyone.). Please email us the address you want us to send the check too - it makes it easier on us to process than having to backtrack all the paperwork from the trip. Thanks!

The due date for all of this is Friday, July 1st. I will let you know when the checks have been sent out - it may take a few weeks.


Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

 
Monday, June 06, 2016
  NYC Refund Checks Hello Everyone!

Good News if you went on the NYC trip - Educational Tours was gracious enough (not the bus company, but the company who planned everything) to refund us a nice sum of money that comes out to somewhere around $25 +/- (give or take a few dollars).

Here is what we are going to do:

- We will be getting in touch with the seniors (and Senior parents) (via the information you gave us in the trip forms) and ask them what they want to do with their money. (Receive the refund or donate to the program.)
- Anyone else still involved with the program (and their parents) will have that money deposited into their child's band account. They can use the money on future trips, music supplies, or lessons (including future band camps). We can refund current members (and their parents) if they want, but we are trying to avoid writing 195 checks. :)

If you have questions or want the check sent to you instead of being deposited (or if you are Senior/Senior parent), email Mr. Smigell / Jade at HHSBandJade@gmail.com (I will be the main one using it - but Smigell will also be using it / checking it - this is keep all the traffic going to one non-busy location and will make it easier to respond back to everyone.). Please email us the address you want us to send the check too - it makes it easier on us to process than having to backtrack all the paperwork from the trip. Thanks!

I will let you know when the checks have been sent out - it may take a few weeks.

Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett

P.S.

Please remember to check the blog frequently throughout the summer - I can't wait to see everyone at Band Camp! :) 
Saturday, June 04, 2016
  Commencement is Over The Commencement is over and the students are on their way back to HHS. They should be arriving in about 45min - depending on traffic (about 8:05pm).

Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Friday, May 27, 2016
  2016-2017 BAND AND ENSEMBLE PLACEMENTS POSTED HERE (PLEASE READ MEGA POST BELOW TOO)


Hello Everyone,

First of all, the bog post made by Nicole below this one is EQUALLY IMPORTANT, as it contains stuff about the parade and graduation.  Having said that, here are the placements for next year.  Names are in order of audition score.


PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:


#1. If your name is not on there, you either asked to have your name left off, you did not audition, or (0.5% chance) we misplaced your sheet.  Talk to me on tuesday no worries


#2. If you are happy, good for you :)  DON’T GLOAT OR THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES.  If you are not happy, NO PUBLIC SALT, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA.  


#3. TALK TO ME FIRST IF YOU THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM!!! You know I am resonable, and I will listen to your concerns.  There is a small chance (%0.5 chance) that we may have added your sheet wrong.


#4. If there is a star by your name, you need to talk to me on Tuesday.


#5.  You are all great kids :)


#6. Please do not text or call about this over the weekend.  I’ll talk to everyone who wants to talk either at the parade or on Tuesday

#7. DON'T FREAK OUT

#8. DON'T FREAK OUT.  Everything is ok!

#9 - DON'T FORGET ABOUT THIS MORNING'S BLOGPOST MADE BY JADE.



Have a good weekend!!!




2016-2017 Howell High School Symphonic Band


Flutes
Koslowski
Chandler
Mira
Setlak
Mick
Carlson
Brause
Payne
Hundt
Weems
Houthoofd
Roth
Harvey
Sizemore*
Forrester*
Simet *
Morris*
Welch*
Sartor*


Oboe
Huhta


Clarinet
Bannow
Vincent
Rojas
Gorecki
Harris
Lopo
Mrakitsch
Rutkowski
Vandreumel
Salmon
Lloyd
Sowell
Basa
Smith
Stapleton
Cistulli*


Bass Clarinet
Sumeracki


Bassoon
Hughes


Saxophones
Spencer
Crilly
Grubaugh
Spiker
Thomassen
Lewis
Lingenfelter
Newell
Miriani
Barton
Weber
Stevens*


Trumpets
Judd*
Kenny*
Farrel
Lee
Ellis
Schafer
Lepecki
House
Mccarter
Smaza
Okopski
Gerkin
Woodard*
Davey*
Melby*
Brzuchowski*
Gula*
Holland*
Bouse*


Horns
Hackenberg
Hobson
Cassar
Ormsbee


Trombones
Wood*
Compton
Immel
Senda
Tait
Stochowski


Euphonium
Marmelejos
Goble
Boyer
White
Broadbent


Tuba
Bondie
Greenwood
Pebley


PERC TBA BUT WILL HAVE AN OVERALL CHAIR LIST POSTED

2016-2017 Howell High School Wind Ensemble


Flutes
Niblock
Fackender
Smaza
Wolan
Coon
Carpenter
Kutchey


Oboe
Chidester


Clarinet
Tucker
Krakowiak
Carter
Lamay
Creed
Bolton
Belanger
Labadie
Hall
Manetz
Snyder
Burke


Bass Clarinet
Scott
Mazurek


Bassoon
Shields


Saxophones
Spoor
Van Valkenburg
Trierweiler
Charette
Flory
Papson
Stone
Gregory


Trumpets
Ettema
Rushlow
Sist
Carter
Crowe
Huhta
Mullaney
Robinson
Miller


Horns
Hoffman
Dunn
Timmerman
Ray


Trombones
Miller
Walter
Blatt
Zeppa
Nolan


Tuba
Allegoet
York
Bondie


PERC TBD BUT SEPARATE LIST OF CHAIR ORDER TO BE POSTED




2016-2017 Howell Percussion Chairs


NOTE: PLACEMENTS WITHIN WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC BAND, AND PERC ENSEMBLE STILL TO BE DETERMINED.


Rector-Brooks
Wenzel
Golm
Stuart
Hansen
Norton
Ward
Macdonald
Tann
Wirt, John
Pomminville
Smathers
Masters
Estepp
Viel
Bartlett
Monohan
Seck
Wolfe
Osgood
Owens
Cruse
Brite
Wirt, Joe


-Smigell

 
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