Category Archives: Marching Band

Meet the Musicians

Dr. Sue Samuels (previous Director of Bands at UAB) is hosting the “Meet the Musicians” event at Randolph School in Huntsville again this year.  This is a great opportunity for students to meet music professors and directors from several universities across the state and to ask them questions about how their college band program works (scholarships, audition process, ensemble opportunities, rehearsal times, non-music major involvement, etc.).  

**As I tell juniors and seniors every year, you do not have to be a music major to participate in college bands (the majority of all college band’s membership are non-music majors).  It’s also very important to recognize that participation in college band is far easier than high school band (i.e. a lot less time, much lower show demand, little to no cost beyond tuition for the credit).  We have Buckhorn Band graduates in band programs across the state and multiple states who are very involved at their universities, successful, and able to participate in band.  I know they would testify to the benefit of staying involved during college.

The event is free.  I was not able to attach the flyer to this email (check out the FB post).  Here is the info:

“Meet the Musicians”

Featuring university music professors from Auburn, JSU, UNA, Troy, Samford, UA, UAB, & UAH

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – 6:30 PM @ Randolph School’s Thurber Arts Center on Garth Road in Huntsville.

If you have any questions, contact Sue Samuels at

Week of Veteran’s Day

1) Veterans Parade Cancellation 2) RES and MtCES field trip for Veterans Assemblies 3) BHS Veterans Assembly info 1) In light of many conflicts arising from the school system’s scheduling of a long weekend around Veterans Day this year, we will NOT be participating in the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Huntsville on Saturday,… Continue Reading

Mr Souder’s Fall Mega Post – Dates You Need to Know Now

Please be sure to add/confirm the following events on your calendars and freshmen/rookies, see the note about concert attire – tuxes/dresses: – Saturday, October 21st – Tennessee Valley Invitational Marching Competition (Muscle Shoals HS) – Saturday, October 28th – Peach State Marching Festival and Competition (Rome HS, GA) – November 2nd – last football game performance (unless the team… Continue Reading

What to Expect for Away Games

Attention – EVERYONE must read the below bullet points to understand the expectations and protocol for away games (within the county), including veteran parents, please.  It is quite long in order to cover the many aspects of away games.  Please read thoroughly.  I will be going over all of this with our students Friday: –… Continue Reading

Chick-Fil-A is coming!

The BHS Band Boosters is excited to inform you that we will be selling Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in the concession stand this year!  We will also be offering your band student a snack supper with a limited concession menu.  This will include a Chick-Fil-A combo, and a variety of candy options.  These items will be available… Continue Reading

Competition Dates Announced

This email is to remind everyone about the competition window stipulation which was specified and sent out last year and then reiterated in the “high school band information” PowerPoint back in April/May.  You’ll recall the stipulation was that we would compete on either Saturday before or after Fall Break so families could avoid being absent… Continue Reading


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 1) Students will arrive in DESCENDING order this year. We are doing this in order to get some of the smaller uniforms back into circulation for the underclassmen.  The schedule is as follows: 9:00am — Seniors 10:00am — Juniors 11:00am — Sophomores 11:30am — Freshmen We will have the Freshmen… Continue Reading

Band Forms and Uniform Fitting Day

Hello, everyone, Nikka Shaneyfelt is heading up the collection of forms this year. It is very important to turn your student forms in on a timely basis. Nikka will be available to collect forms during the following upcoming activates: · Band Rehearsal, July 25th · Band Rehearsal, July 27th · Uniform Fitting Day, July 29th… Continue Reading