Here is some important information and upcoming events for the SHHS Band.
Band Contracts for the 2015-16 season are now past due. Please get them in with the deposit ASAP! – Band Contract 2015-16
The reservation forms for the Band Banquet (May 8) are now available in the parent information/forms tab (BanquetReservationForm 2015). The cost is $17 for adults and $8 for children under 10 – band students are free. Reservation forms are due in the gray box in the bandroom by Wednesday, April 29th. All reservations must have the payment included with the form.
The Spring Uniform sale process will end this week (April 21). Anyone that would like to have their uniform sold will need to bring it to the band room this week and leave it on one of the uniform racks provided. Each uniform part must have have the appropriate form attached (2014-15-Uniform-Sale-Form) to it as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope (please see Policy-for-Preparing-for-spring-uniform-sale-1).
Fitting for new or used uniforms will be April 27-28 and April 30-May 1 (no fitting on Wed) from 3-5pm in the SHHS band room.
8th grade students will be measured and fitted at the end of the April 25th Carowinds rehearsal at SH.
All students will have the option to purchase a new or used uniform. However, a new uniform purchase is recommended due to the age and quality of our uniforms in the sale. Many are in poor condition and will be discarded this spring. We desperately need to infuse new uniforms into our band program. Please consider paying a little extra for a new one this year.
All wind and selected percussionist are required to perform in the Graduation Band on Saturday, May 23rd. More info to come.
Registration for Hawaii, November 2016, is now live! The band will be traveling to Hawaii in November of 2016 to participate in the commemorative ceremonies of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The initial $250 deposit will be due April 17 to save your spot. Information for registration is now available under the parent information tab on the band website.
2015 Band Camp dates have been set! We will be doing camp a little different this year with hopes of having a great camp that will set us up for the fall to be very successful. Please note that we are starting on a Thursday this year and adding 1/2 day rehearsals on Saturday. Here are the camp dates:
Colorguard Camp – June 15-19, 9 am to 4 pm, daily
Freshman Camp (rookies/first year marchers) – June 15-19, 9 am to 4 pm, daily
Full Band Camp – July 16 – 28
- July 16-17, 9-5
- July 18, 9-1 (Saturday)
- July 20-21, 9-5
- July 22-24, 9-9
- July 25, 9-1 (Saturday)
- July 27-28, 9-9
- July 29 – Uniform fitting (no camp – just drop in for fitting)
- July 30, 6-9
Band Camp Registration – July 19 , 2-5 pm – SHHS Band Room
August 4 (first day of school) rehearsal, 1-4 pm
Preview Show, August 14 , 7 pm – Stadium
Fall Break Band Camp! We will be having full band rehearsals the Thursday and Friday of Fall Break. We will rehearse Thursday night from 6-9 and have a full camp day on Friday (9-?) and stay on campus for the home football game later that evening. We will then compete at a contest that Saturday. This decision to compete at the end of fall break came from the recommendation of the kids – they felt that the week off took a significant toll on the remainder of the competitive season. Please make sure your travel plans end on Thursday and the kids are back in town by 6 pm – mark your calendars now!
Other important dates:
April 20-21 – Guard Auditions, 3-5 pm
April 27-May 1 – Uniform Sale, 3-5 pm
May 8 – Band Banquet, Holiday Inn
May 14 & 15, Spring Concerts, 7 pm
May 23 – Graduation, 10 am