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Friday, September 23, 2016
  Pep Band and Help Needed Tonight, Plus More Info Hey Bandos,

Sorry this is late but here is the info about tonight.

Help Needed:

Smigell needs some help cleaning and organizing the band room after school today. It should take a hr - two hrs max. Any help is appreciated!

Pep Band Tonight - Friday, September, 23rd

When: Tonight - Sept 23 @6:30pm - End (~9pm unless a shut out, weather, time outs, etc.)
Where: Pinckney HS - 10255 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169 // Meeting at Visitor Gate
What (to wear / bring): 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 (The Who!)

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 Pinckney (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.

First Band Concert:

Wednesday, October 19th at 7pm in the HHS / Rod Bushey Auditorium.  The  concert will show all the concert ensembles, including the marching band.

Dress Code: "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. :)

Uniforms:

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!



Senior Show Drillbook Next App Info:
The Senior Show is Friday, October 21st. Here is the app info to make learning the drill easier. I should have the 2nd song / September in before practice on Monday,

Show: Senior Show 2017
Organization: Howell
Author: Jade
Password: October

Search for "Howell" - it will come up under that (so you don't have to search thru 30+ HHS on the small screen).


Hockey Band:

The HHS Band Program has been invited to substitute for the UofM Hockey Band - and perform in their place for the Saturday, October 22nd Home Game (at Yost Arena, Ann Arbor, MI) vs Michigan Tech.

More information about try outs / practices and the event itself will come soon.

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Have fun tonight and everyone be ready to learn more at next Monday's night practice!
Homecoming is next week - once we get word on the schedule for Friday, we will let you know - Bandos be prepared to not be able to go home!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett





 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  Marching Band Practice 9/20 - Cancelled Hey All,

Smigell is out today and wanted me to let everyone know that Marching Band Practice today (9/20) is cancelled.  Be ready to put Centuries music / drill together tomorrow (9/21).

Tonight is the HHS Band Booster Meeting in the Band Room at 6:30pm. We are hoping to see some new (and old) faces there!

Thanks and have a good day!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett 
Monday, September 19, 2016
  Band Booster Meeting
Tuesday, 9-20-16
6:30pm
High school band room
We hope to see some new faces there tomorrow!! 
Sunday, September 18, 2016
  Yankee Candle Fundraiser starts tomorrow.  Students who participate will earn a portion of the proceeds for their own student account.  This can help pay for band camp, the trip next year, music lessons & instrument repair and parts.  Please pick up your packet in the band room.  Money is due on the date you turn in your order.  Checks or money orders made out to Howell Band Boosters only.  NO CASH!!  If payment is not included, your order will not be placed. Orders and payments are due October 5, 2016.  There is a locked mailbox in the band room where you will turn these in.  Please do not give it to another student or Mr. Smigell.  Happy fundraising!! 
Saturday, September 17, 2016
  MB Senior Show Forms Hey MB Seniors!

Please take some time and fill out this form for the Senior Show. This form gives us the information to tell the announcer when you walk on the track.

Link to the Form.

Forms are due on Monday, October 17th. The Senior Show is Friday, October 21st.

Thanks!

~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett


 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
  ATTN: MB Seniors (and Parents of MB Seniors) Hey Guys,

I am trying to get prepared for the Senior Show. Below is the list from band camp of what Seniors we have in Marching Band. Please look over the list and make sure you are on it / your fellow Senior friends are on it. Sometimes forms aren't filled in all the way (which result in us leaving it blank) - or mistakes happen - which is why I am trying to make sure we have everyone now before the season gets crazier.

If you or someone you know is missing (or spelled wrong) - please email me at hhsbandjade@gmail.com or contact me on Facebook.

Thanks!

Allegoet, MatthewTuba
Basa, ChloeClarinet
Beard, TessaClarinet
Brause, JasmineFlute
Carter, KaitlinClarinet
Carter, MikaylaDrum Major
Creed, AnnaClarinet
Crilly, PatrickSax - Alto
Cruse, AlexandriaPit
Ellis, AdamTrumpet
Ettema, JuliaTrumpet
Fultz, HayleeColor Guard
Golm, DavidPit
Houthoofd, AmandaFlute
Judd, ParkerTrumpet
Kenney, BillyTrumpet
Kuikahi, LillianTrumpet
Kutchey, NicholeFlute
LaMay, CasieDrum Major
Mazurek, AustinClarinet
Mullaney, AbbigailTrumpet
Okopski, LukeTrumpet
Robinson, MichaelTrumpet
Rushlow, JacobTrumpet
Rutkowski, AlanaClarinet
Scott, IsabellClarinet
Senda, NicoTrombone
Sist, ClarkTrumpet
Smith, GillianClarinet
Spoor, RebekahSax - Alto
Stuart, WilliamPit
Timmermann, MadalynnMellophone
VanValkenburgh, TroySax - Alto
Walter, NolanTrombone
Weems, BreannaColor Guard
Wenzel, MatthewDrumline - Snare
White, LoganEuphonium
Wolan, AnnaFlute
Wood, BenTrombone

BTW - I saw the recording of Pinball Wizard's last run thru from last night - it looks pretty good for just brushing up on it! I can't wait to hear about the crowds reaction / seeing it complete!

Please refer to the post made last week about this week's schedule and the tailgate's needs! Thanks!


~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
  Senior Show Songs, Next Week, and Rehearsals Hey Everyone!

I hope you guys survived the first week back to school! I saw the video of last night's half time show - it looks really hot! I can't wait to see "Pinball Wizard"!

Senior Show Halftime Songs:

Here are the results from the Senior Show Halftime Songs Survey:

"Centuries" - Fall Out Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZhIenKeP0
"Victorious" - Panic at the Disco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyj1X9trpz0
"September" - Earth, Wind, and Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gm5X9Sd4cE

The songs have been ordered - and soon I will be writing an awesome drill to salute our Seniors goodbye.

The Senior Show date hasn't been finalized yet - it could be either 10/14 or 10/21. We don't know yet because we never had 6 Home Games and 10/21 is considered a Playoff game. Smigell will get back to me when he gets word from the Principal and Athletic Director.

Marching Band Practice Schedule for the Season:

Monday Night:
 6:30pm - 8:30pm (May need longer practice on Homecoming Game Week)
Tues - Thurs After School: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday: No After School Practice (expect Homecoming Game Day); Practice before Tailgate on Home Game Nights.

**MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH NIGHT PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 6:30PM TO 9PM DUE TO US NEEDING MORE TIME TO PRACTICE WITH THE 8TH GRADERS.**

Home Game #3 - vs. Hartland:
Friday, September 16th - @7pm - 8th Grader Show

Report Time:
 4:30pm ON THE FIELD*** (Please try not to be late, we only have enough time to run through the whole thing a couple times)
Tailgate: 5:00pm (If you or your parents volunteered to bring stuff for it, please remember ^.^)
Uniforms: 5:30pm - Bring your solid Black socks and shoes. Wear this seasons t-shirt.
Step Off: 6:35pm
Pregame: 6:45pm - MB Performs Pregame Show
Kickoff: 7:00pm - MB Performs During Halftime
Game Ends: 9:00pm-ish (Depending on timeouts, injuries, etc.)

**A Friendly Reminder: Parents/Family of 8th graders (just like the our HS parents/family) have to pay admission to get into the stadium.**

Tailgate Donation Link Info:

Please sign up for September 16th Marching Band Tailgate!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link.
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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~ Nicole "Jade" Prewett
 
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