Good Afternoon Band Parents and Students,
Here are reminders for upcoming events.
1. On March 3rd the final trip payment of $280 was due. We have a number of people that are behind on their trip payments. If you are behind please contact me and let me know what the plan is for payment. I would like all payments to be finished on or before Wednesday, April 1st. If you decide to not go on the trip, please realize that there is a $300 cancellation fee in effect at this point through Thursday, March 26th. Between March 27th and April 6th the cancellation fee increases to $650. After April 6th there will be no refunds.
2. Please get the money for any outstanding calendars or HMB cards turned in ASAP. We have to get the loose ends tied up on these fundraisers. If money or the calendars/HMB cards are not turned in, that will show up on your student’s account as a negative charge.
3. UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest is quickly approaching. It is Tuesday, April 7th for Concert Band and Symphonic Band and Wednesday, April 8th for Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. Many of you may be thinking that those assignments are different for Wind Ensemble than what we put on your yearly schedule… You are correct. Wind Ensemble has been moved to Wednesday. This was change was made by the contest office and was beyond our control. As you will see below we are taking each group to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings in Conroe after contest. Each student will need about $15 to buy their meal. Below is a schedule for each band on the day of contest.
Concert Band Tuesday, April 7th
10:40 Meet in band hall
11:05 Load Buses - sack lunch from cafeteria
11:15 Depart for Caney Creek
2:00 Sight reading
2:45 Depart Caney Creek
3:15 Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings
4:15 Depart for HHS
4:45 Arrive at HHS
4:46 Go Home!
Symphonic Band Tuesday, April 7th
12:05 Meet in band hall
12:35 Load Buses
12:45 Depart for Caney Creek
3:30 Sight reading
4:15 Depart Caney Creek
4:45 Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings
5:45 Depart for HHS
6:15 Arrive at HHS
6:16 Go Home!
Wind Ensemble Wednesday, April 8th
7:15am Arrive at band hall
7:30 Load Truck
7:40 Load Buses
7:45 Depart for Caney Creek
10:30 Sight reading
11:15 depart Caney Creek
11:45 Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings
1:15 Depart for HHS
1:45 Arrive at HHS
1:46 Go to Class!
Wind Symphony Wednesday, April 8th
1:30 Meet in Band Hall
1:50 Load Buses
2:00 Depart for Caney Creek
5:15 Sight reading
6:00 Depart Caney Creek
6:30 Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings
8:00 Depart for HHS
8:30 Arrive at HHS
8:31 Go Home!
John F. Green
Director of Bands
Huntsville Hornet Military Marching Band
441 FM 2821 East
Huntsville, Texas 77320
From this point UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest is only weeks away. Starting the 23rd of February we went to the new sectional schedule. One large sectional and one full band rehearsal. Please remember that these sectionals are not optional and they are counted as a major grade. These are no different than our after school rehearsals for marching season in importance. The after school rehearsal schedule will be as follows:
Mondays 3:45-4:45 WS Flutes/Oboe/Clarinets/Alto Sax/Trumpets/Horns
3:45-5:00 Full Symphonic Band
Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 WS B. Cl/Bassoon/Tenor/Bari Sax/Bones/Tones/Tubas/Perc
WE B. Cl/Bassoon/Tenor/BarSax/Bones/Tones/Tubas/Perc.
Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 Full Wind Symphony
3:45-4:45 WE Flutes/Oboe/Clarinets/Alto Sax/Trumpets/Horns
SB B. Cl/Bones/Tones/Tubas/Perc.
Thursdays 3:45-5:00 Full Wind Ensemble
3:45-4:45 SB Flutes/Oboe/Clarinets/Alto Sax/Trumpets