Spring concert…

Our Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be held Thursday, May 14th in the Poland Springs Arena (HSN). This will be a combined concert featuring all three HS bands and will feature the debut of our Samuel Hazo commissioned piece – “A Zillion Nickels.” 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 a MANDATORY dress rehearsal on May 13 from 3-7pm. Students who do not follow the attire requirements or who do not attend the dress rehearsals will have their grades negatively affected.

Spring Parades…

We will once again be participating in the Beachwood Memorial Day Parade, and the Wildwood Elks Parade.  If you do not already own a band polo, you will need one for at least one of these parades! There will be a mandatory rehearsal for these performances directly after school on Wednesday, May 20th until 2:30pm. Both the parades and the rehearsal are mandatory, graded activities.

Uniforms…

All band students are to bring home their UNIFORM PANTS to be washed the week of 5/4, and are to return them the week of 5/11. Pants can be washed in cool water, and can be stain treated. Allow them to air dry (NO DRYER).  All band and guard uniform parts are to be turned in directly after the Memorial Day Parade!! This includes: gauntlets, helmets, hat boxes, garment bags, uniform jacket and pants, all sashes, any school purchased pit uniforms, and all color guard uniforms. Any student who fails to do this WILL BE CHARGED THE COST OF WHATEVER IS NOT TURNED IN.

Orientation…

This is MANDATORY for anyone participating in band during the 15/16 school year. Students MUST bring a PARENT OR GUARDIAN to this event in order to participate in the band!!!

Ensemble Concert…

This concert will be MANDATORY for all students as the concert band will close out the show with a performance of the senior song. Attire is the same as our spring concert.

Jazz Band…

The HSE Jazz band has two performances remaining, come out to watch and cheer them on! June 2: HSE Ensemble Concert, 7pm; June 9: Super Jazz Band Concert at HSN auditorium, 7pm

Band Trip…

We are in the planning stages of our next band trip! We are heading to DISNEY and are tentatively looking at February 24-28 of next year. Be sure to utilize any of the upcoming fundraisers to help pay for this trip!