Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Huntingdon College Marching Honor Band

Please read the email below from Eddy Williams and Adam Murphy at Huntingdon College.
Hello friends,
The deadline for Huntingdon College's Marching Honor Band is approaching fast! Applications are due by of Monday, October 6th. Students can go online to our website - www.huntingdon.edu/bands - to apply for free. It is also FREE to participate in our Marching Honor Band, which takes place on Saturday, October 25th.
Before we make selections, we will e-mail all band directors a list of their applied students for participation approval, to make sure they are in good standing in your program.
Once your approvals have been collected, we will post the list of acceptances on that same website during the week of October 6-10. There, students will also find information of what to bring, a schedule of events, etc.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Schedule Update

MHS Band Calendar for Fall 2014
Dates and Times Subject to Change


Monday, 29 September: guard practice, band field, 3-5 pm

Tuesday, 30 September: St. Clair County Band Expo makeup date (see detailed schedule)

Wednesday, 1 October: full band rehearsal, 3-5 pm, band field

Thursday, 2 October: full band rehearsal, 3-5 pm, band field

Friday, 3 October: football vs. SCCHS at home, plus school-day pep rally (see detailed schedule)

Saturday, 4 October: Sparks in the Park contest, Spain Park High School (see detailed schedule)

Monday, 6 October: No after-school band

Tuesday, 7 October: full band rehearsal, 3-4:30 pm (Please note new dismissal time)

Wednesday, 8 October: No after-school band

Thursday, 9 October: full band rehearsal, 3-4:30 pm

Friday, 10 October: Football vs. Anniston (Homecoming) with pep rally, parade, and early dismissal (see detailed schedule)

Monday and Tuesday, 13-14 October: Fall Break. No band activities

Wednesday, 15 October: Cookie Dough fundraiser begins (details TBA)

Thursday, 16 October: full band rehearsal 3-4:30 pm

Friday, 17 October: Football vs. Alexandria (away). (see detailed schedule)

Saturday, 18 October: Pumpkin Patch fundraiser, band field (details TBA)

Tuesday, 21 October: full band rehearsal 3-4:30

Tuesday, 21 October: Band Boosters meeting 6:30 pm, band room

Thursday, 23 October: full band rehearsal 3-4:30

Friday, 24 October: Football vs. Lincoln at home with school-day pep rally: Senior Night and MJHS Band Side-by-Side (details TBA)

Saturday, 25 October: Pumpkin Patch fundraiser, band field (details TBA)

Tuesday, 28 October: Cookie Dough Orders Due!!

Tuesday, 28 October: full band, 3-4:30 pm

Thursday, 30 October: full band, 3-4:30 pm

Friday, 31 October: Football vs. Arab, away (see detailed schedule)

Friday, 7 November: Potential football playoff? (TBA)

After-school rehearsals in November will be kept to a minimum (any details TBA)

Friday, 5 December: Moody Bands Christmas Concert, 7:00 pm, MHS gym (see detailed schedule)

Tuesday, 9 December: Parade Rehearsal, 3-4 pm, full band and auxiliaries

Thursday, 11 December: Parade Rehearsal, 3-4 pm, full band and auxiliaries

Saturday, 13 December: Moody Christmas Parade (see detailed schedule)

January TBA: Parent/Student interest meeting for auxiliary tryouts

Saturday, 17 January: All-State Band Auditions, Albertville HS

Tuesday, 20 January: Band Boosters 6:30 pm

Tuesday, 17 February: Band Boosters 6:30 pm

Wednesday-Friday, 25-27 February, MPA, Gadsden City HS

March-April TBA: Auxiliary and drum major tryouts

Friday-Saturday, 6-7 March: District II Honor Band, Albertville HS

March 13-16: Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade trip (see detailed schedule)

April 16-18: All-State band festival, Mobile, AL

May TBA: MHS Graduation Ceremony



Detailed Schedules:


Tuesday, 30 September: St. Clair County Band Expo Make-Up/Rain Date

3:00 pm: All students dismissed from school

5:00 pm: Roll call in band room in full uniform, truck loading, warm-ups, etc.

5:30 pm: Depart for Leeds stadium

6:00 pm: Expo Begins

8:30 pm: Estimated return time to Moody band room (see statement below)

Additional Info: Guests who purchased admission on the date of the rain-out may return and enter the event with an original arm band at no additional charge. Because the number of bands attending is now reduced and is yet unannounced, a band room return time will be posted to Remind 101 upon departure from the event. Please have rides ready promptly.


Friday, 3 October: Football vs. SCCHS at home

2:30 pm: Pep rally, MHS gym

3:00 pm: All students dismissed

6:00 pm: call time in full uniform, band room

6:20 pm: march to Bill Morris stadium

6:50 pm: Play National Anthem, proceed to spirit line/tunnel

7:00 pm: kickoff

10:00 pm: uniforms stored on chairs in band room

10:15 pm: dismissal (have rides ready by this time)


Saturday, 4 October: Sparks in the Park Marching Competition, Spain Park HS

1:30 Roll call in uniform, truck loaded

2:00 Depart MHS band room

3:35 Warm-up

4:05 Travel to Performance Site

4:20 Perform

4:30 Return to buses/ dressing areas, return instruments to truck, change clothes

5:00 Board buses for dinner/ down time at Riverchase Galleria

6:30 Board buses for return to Spain Park HS. Awards committee bring uniforms in bags to stadium in preparation for awards.

7:20-7:50 View Class AAA bands in performance

8:00-9:00 View Class AAAA bands and exhibition bands in performance

9:30-10:00 Awards ceremony: section leaders, captains, drum major, seniors on field in uniform

11:00 Return time, Moody band room. Unload truck, have rides ready by this time. Uniforms go upstairs.

Additional Info: Students should eat lunch before reporting to band room. Bring extra spending money for supper at the Galleria food court and for visits to vendors at the contest. Time at the Galleria mall and visits to vendors at the contest will be accompanied by chaperones in small groups. Chaperones are needed. Please contact Dr. Sargent at brad.sargent@sccboe.org or call 205-640-1995 to volunteer. When not in full uniform, students are expected to be in travel uniform (playing members in band t-shirt, athletic shorts or jeans. Auxiliaries see sponsor for instructions).


No director, parent, or student may enter the press box at the contest site. Chaperones are admitted free at the ratio of one chaperone per ten students, hence the necessity of a controlled number of chaperones as noted above. All band and auxiliary representatives in the awards ceremony must be in full uniform. No other personnel are allowed on the field.


Homecoming Week, 10/6-10/10

Friday, 10/10

12:00 noon: school dismissal. All band and auxiliary members report to the band room.

12:30: board buses for homecoming parade

1:30: parade begins

2:00: board buses for return trip

3:00: have all rides ready at the band room

5:30: call time, band room, in uniform

6:00: march to stadium, play full show for pregame, form tunnel. National anthem from field. Halftime consists of homecoming court performance.

Additional Info:

All students have been issued sheet music for the homecoming court performance. The music should be memorized in advance of homecoming week. After school rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday will be devoted to homecoming court preparations, parade block, and the full show performance, as all will occur on Friday.





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fox 6 Pep Rally Instructions

Fox 6 Pep Rally this Friday morning, September 26th:

Band Room will open at 6:30 am for instrument/equipment retrieval
Call Time IN THE BAND ROOM: 6:45 am, warm-up, etc.
March to gym together, arriving by 7:00 am
Live Segment on air: 7:20 am, auxiliaries sitting with band in the stands
Final Live Segment on air: 8:20 am, featuring full pep rally with all participants

Note: Be sure to eat breakfast before arrival at school

Playing Members: Tennis shoes, short white socks, black or navy under-armor shorts, band t-shirt
Majo and Dance: Last year's pep rally uniform
Guard: Jersey, show pants, BLACK jazz shoes

Any variations on the above uniform will not be allowed to perform and will be subject to demerits for uniform infractions.

Auxiliaries: No floor routines are to be performed at this pep rally. Our #1 focus at this point remains FIELD SHOW CHOREOGRAPHY!

See you early Friday morning!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

JSU Southerners Last Day of Band Camp

For a sneak preview of the exhibition band at our upcoming October 4th contest at Spain Park High School, see the following link to the JSU Marching Southerners' performance of their opener on the last night of rehearsal at their band camp this year:


Calle Ocho Choreography Correction

The drill counts in the closer were incorrect. Guard members please note this change:


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

University of Alabama Middle School Honor Band

From Dr. Randall Coleman, University of Alabama Bands:


I would like to invite your most outstanding Middle School students to participate in the 2nd Annual Alabama Middle School Honor Band Festival, which will be held December 11 and 12, 2014 on the campus of the University of Alabama. The registration link is now open and you can find all of the details, along with the registration link, on our website:


I hope you will be able to participate! Please let me know if you have any questions.


Randall O. Coleman

Associate Director of Bands

Associate Professor of Music

The University of Alabama

Box 870368

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487