Band Notes – May 13

Here is some important information and upcoming events for the SHHS Band.

Spring Concerts are this week!  Thursday will be the 4th period percussion ensemble and the Symphonic Band.  Friday will feature the 3rd and 4th period percussion ensembles and the Wind Ensemble.  Both concerts begin at 7 pm.  Admission is $5 for adults – students and children are free.  Call time for the wind players will be at 6:30 PM.  Dress for the concert is full black for the percussionist, black and white for the Symphonic Band and tux/all black for the Wind Ensemble (ladies should wear full length dresses or pants).

All tuxedos need to be turned in after the concert on Friday.

All winds and selected percussionist are required to perform in the Graduation Band on Saturday, May 23rd.  Call time for graduation will be at 9 am at Freedom Hall.  The dress is Sunday dress – no shorts, t-shirts, etc.  Graduation begins at 10 am and will be done by 12 pm.  Students should be dropped off and picked up at Freedom Hall.  The rehearsal will be during 4th period on Friday, May 22nd.

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:

May 14 & 15, Spring Concerts, 7 pm

May 23 – Graduation, 10 am

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