Winter concert…
Our annual winter concert will be held Thursday, February 12th at 7pm in the HSE Student Center. We encourage all family members and friends to come out! Concert attire for band students is as follows:

-Females- all black dress clothing (black dress slacks/skirts and blouse, black
dress, black dress shoes). Tops must have sleeves, and all skirts and dresses MUST hit the knee when seated!
-Males- black dress slacks, white button down dress shirt, plain dark colored tie,
black dress shoes WITH black socks!

There will be some mandatory after school dress rehearsals for each ensemble. They are as

follows:
-Wind ensemble- Wednesday 2/4 and 2/11 until 2:30pm
 -Symphonic band- Tuesday 2/3 and 2/10 until 2:30pm

Students who do not follow the attire requirements or who do not attend the dress rehearsals will have their grades negatively affected.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade…
We will once again be participating in the Seaside Heights St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There will be a mandatory rehearsal for this performance directly after school on Wednesday, March 4th until 2:30pm. Both the parade and the rehearsal are mandatory, graded activities.

Indoor ensembles…
Our indoor color guard and percussion groups are officially up and running! Their competition schedule is as follows, please come out to one of the shows to cheer them on!

February 14: Bridgewater-Raritan HS
 February 28: Woodbridge HS
March 7: TBA
March 14: Brick Memorial HS

March 21: Edison HS
April 4: Old Bridge HS (guard only)
April 11: Hunterdon Central HS
April 18: Championships at Lehigh Valley University

If any parents have any questions regarding these groups, please direct them to Mr. Russomano at [email protected] (percussion) or Miss Mullen at [email protected] (color guard).

Jazz Band…
The HSE Jazz band will hold rehearsals every Monday until 4pm. Their performance schedule is as follows, come out to watch and cheer them on!

March 17 or 18: Teen Arts, OCC
April 17: Mainland HS Jazz Festival
June 2: HSE Ensemble Concert, 7pm
June 9: Super Jazz Band Concert at HSN auditorium, 7pm

Fundraisers…
The Raider Brigade will be hosting several fundraisers to raise money for our general account throughout the winter months. We cannot stress enough the importance of having every band family participate in as many fundraisers as possible!! This money pays for a LARGE portion of the things the band program offers to benefit all of our students (competition fees, a variety of equipment, food at band events, the banquet, scholarships, and so much more). Please keep this in mind as fundraisers are announced, and help as much as possible so that we can continue to do the things the band students have grown to love!!