Audition Results

Concert Band Parents (and students) – It is very important to read this letter regarding audition results and my educational philosophy.  It is a bit longer, but I ask that you please read it.  Thank you. Today was the last day of official auditions!  We start actual rehearsals (including after school until 6, Tuesdays and… Continue Reading

Important Meeting Jan 30

Our biggest fundraising event of the year is coming up (Saturday, February 10 – 10-5 in the cafeteria).  It was literally the easiest fundraiser we’ve ever done and I typically do not enjoy fundraisers, just like you… but it’s necessary.  It will NOT be successful if our parents and students don’t promote it.  But that’s the… Continue Reading

Tennessee Tech Honor Band

Below is a link to the general information sheet for Tennessee Tech’s Festival of Winds and Percussion on February 8, 9, 10, in Cookeville, TN.  (It does say February 19 on one of the bullets but that is supposed to be the 9th.)  We’ve had a few students participate in this event over the past… Continue Reading

2018 Chair Placement Auditions

Happy New Year to all!  I hope everyone had a very relaxing, refreshing, and enjoyable holiday break and that our students are ready to get back in to the swing of things.  I’m very excited for the music and opportunities that our students will get to experience this semester!  It’s going to be challenging but… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

Huntsville Clarinet Day! 

(This will likely be the day of our New Market Christmas Parade which is at 1:00 PM – Jenny says it’s no problem to come after our parade, which lasts about a half hour. Jenny is fantastic and will be visiting to do a clinic and mouthpiece trial with our clarinets and saxes soon.) Hosted… Continue Reading

UNA Extravaganza 2017

Attention students/parents, I have just received this announcement for the 2017 UNA Pride of Dixie Marching Band Extravaganza event.  Several Buckhorn Band graduates are in the UNA POD and if anyone is interested in checking out the band/school, this is a good opportunity to do it.  Email awitt2@una.edu directly to reserve a spot. 2017 Marching… Continue Reading

All State Orchestra Auditions

Each year, the Alabama Orchestra Association requests auditions from wind players throughout the state to fill the wind instrument spots in the All State Orchestra.  If interested, please the see the note below and let me know if you need any guidance or help: The Alabama Orchestra Association is requesting winds and percussion for their… Continue Reading