Category Archives: Marching Band

From Mr. Souder: Band Camp Newsletter 2017

Hello everyone – the 2017 “Band Camp Newsletter” is a super important detailed document covering just about everything you (and your student!!) need to know about the two weeks of camp starting week after next, the two rehearsals during the week between camps and the start of school, and the “Uniform Fitting and Form Submission… Continue Reading


PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY WITH YOUR STUDENT. STUDENTS WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS INFORMATION. THIS IS THE ANNUAL CAMP LETTER AND THE INFORMATION WITHIN IS VERY IMPORTANT.  Dear Parents and Students, The time of the year for our marching camps is getting close! There are some things you need to know in order to ensure your student’s… Continue Reading

Dr. Tim Leadership Clinic Details

This INFORMATION is for the students and parents of students who have previously signed up for the Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser Band Leadership Clinic @ Homewood High School near Birmingham, AL on Saturday, July 15. If you are attending (students and adults): be sure to get a good full night of sleep (you’ll be tired from… Continue Reading

Marching Leadership Results

READ THESE NOTES FIRST…. 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 soon. … Continue Reading

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