Category Archives: Marching Band

Marching Leadership Results


  • Additions to our Leadership Council are certainly possible during camp and throughout the season (as in years past). There are individuals (not on the below list) who have wonderful ideas, potential, and promise who I would like to include in leadership coaching and consulting and will start to talk with soonMembers of leadership may change and will be confirmed separately for Concert Band season.
  • ***The way you react to the opportunity to serve/lead OR to not being chosen will either prove I made the right choice OR further prompt me to call upon you for band leadership/service needs in the future. Maintain class and respect and seek to positively affect people regardless of position/title and regardless of what you think of someone who is being called to serve.
  • ALL members of Leadership Council (including Drum Major and Captains) are subject to removal at any time for 1) lack of fulfillment of duty or 2) attitude/behavior not becoming of a BHS Band student leader.
  • The following selections were made based on the Director’s personal observations ALL YEAR long and with consideration to the thoughts/ideas/plans laid out by students in his/her essays while adhering to the guidelines of the essay prompt itself.

**** Details of student leader responsibilities/duties will be discussed at our first Leadership Council Meeting Thursday, May 18 after school for 30-45 minutes.

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL includes all sections.  All sections are equally involved and important contributors to the health and responsibility of the program at large.  Parentheses denote which section the student is responsible for serving and any other applicable leadership position on Council.

  • Adeline Heeney (Flute; Woodwind Captain)
  • Bailey Martin (Flute)
  • Emma Long (Clarinet)
  • Clarissa Drake (Saxophone)
  • Brandon Walls (Mellophone)
  • Rahim Arunaogun (Drum Major)
  • Anna Messer (Trumpet; Brass Captain)
  • Jarryd Donald (Trombone)
  • Liam Conway (Baritone)
  • Dionna Robinson (Baritone)
  • Rob Keel (Battery; Battery Captain)
  • Kennedy Rice (Front Ensemble; Pit Captain)
  • Zoe Williams (Front Ensemble)
  • Emily O’Connor (Color Guard Captain)
  • Shelby Reavis (Color Guard Captain)


*Other roles may be called for in any section, in the future.

Percussion Audition Results

Student leadership results for Leadership Council, Color Guard Captain, and Drum Major will be announced next week, all at the same time, after I have ample opportunity to read all of the essays that have been submitted and to fairly evaluate each candidate for Leadership Council. Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Marching Band… Continue Reading

Sand Mountain Invitational

Our first competition is finally upon us!  It seemed just yesterday we were at Band Camp learning the bare bones content of the show and trying to convince freshmen how awesome it would become and all that they would learn about themselves and team/family as part of this process.  Now we’re just about ready to… Continue Reading

September 19 Announcements and Alerts

Madison County Night of Bands: In case your student hasn’t filled you in on the details for tomorrow, students are staying after school tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th for loading the trailer, eating their dinner, dressing in to uniforms, and departing on buses at 4:30 to head to New Hope High School for the Madison County… Continue Reading

Reminders from Mr. Souder

– Please don’t forget the 2017 Spring Trip Meeting this evening, Tuesday August 30th at 7:00 PM in the band room.  I will cover the specifics of the trip itinerary, costs, sign-up process, and a few eligibility stipulations at the meeting.  This is going to be an awesome trip to Universal Studios, unlike any the students… Continue Reading

Madison County Night of Bands

The 2nd Annual Madison County Night of Bands event has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 20th at 6:30 at New Hope High School.  This is an opportunity for the 5 high school band programs (Buckhorn, Hazel Green, Madison County, New Hope, and Sparkman) to perform their shows for each other and the collective communities… Continue Reading

Need to Knows from Mr. Souder

Here are a few upcoming things to mark on your calendars/schedules and to be aware of procedure: Friday, August 19 – Jamboree (HOME) – call time @ 5:00 (Football boosters begin charging for parking around this time so if a student leaves to go home and returns, it needs to be before they begin charging.)… Continue Reading

Honor Band Opportunities

1. University of South Alabama Jaguar Marching Honor Band – information below 2. University of North Alabama Pride of Dixie Extravaganza – go to this link to apply  Greetings from Mobile and the University of South Alabama! We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Jaguar Marching HonorBand.  This year’s Marching Honor Band will… Continue Reading

District/All-State AND Buckhorn Band “Ensemble & Chair Placement Auditions

Important Information about District/All-State auditions AND Buckhorn Band “Ensemble & Chair Placement” Auditions: Each year, our students have the opportunity to audition for District Honor Band (Madison, Morgan, Limestone Counties combined) and All-State Honor Bands through an audition in late January (both auditions are one-in-the-same).   The students have to prepare all 12 major scales, 2 minor… Continue Reading


SHORTS White athletic shorts are to be worn under the white marching bibbers – These are the LONGER athletic shorts that are available at both Wal-Mart and Target (see below) and cost less than 10 dollars. They need to fall to at LEAST mid-thigh. GIRLS – PLEASE NO SHORT SHORTS! You may need to purchase… Continue Reading