Calendar

Nov
1
Fri
Football Game @ Grissom (Milton Frank)
Nov 1 @ 5:30 PM
Nov
2
Sat
Marching Band Competition
Nov 2 all-day
Marching Band Competition
Alabama State Marching Championship (see attached full schedule) next Saturday, November 2nd.  Further information about the venue, ticket prices, etc. should be provided soon but I wanted to go ahead and get this out.  Last year was the first ever State Championship for marching bands.  The coordinators are seeking ABA endorsement and the event has more than doubled from last year to this year.  Therefore there are two venues to host all competing bands on the same day.  Our venue is hosting 3A, 5A, and 6A bands only.
*Depending on temperatures (high temp is projected near 60 in B’ham but we perform at 7) students should plan on wearing white or light gray long johns under their uniform which they’ll want next Friday night and for Athens too…  They’ll want to have these on before and after they change anyway.  This is very important.  At this point of the season, it’s better to be a little too warm than to be really cold.
**I am aware that we have some students who have AP study sessions (or SAT testing) next Saturday.  Based on the itinerary times, these students may have to leave the study session a little early to ride with us -OR- carpool to Galleria/Pelham after completing the study session.  I will speak with our AP teachers to confirm, and also speak with these students next week to determine how it’ll work out.  I will need to know exactly who is doing what to be sure we don’t leave anyone.
11:30 – Call time @ band room, triple checks (have everything needed, one meal or $$ for food court and souvenir/competition shirt as desired, blanket + pillow for ride, change-out clothes for after performance – plan real cold with band jacket on top!).  We will not have time for everyone to go to concessions after our performance, so eat a good late breakfast/early lunch before call time, then eat late lunch at Galleria, and we’ll provide snack bags for the ride home.
12:00 – Load buses
12:10 – Depart Buckhorn HS
2:30 – Late lunch at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, AL
3:30 – Load buses + take roll
3:40 – Head to Pelham HS
4:00 – Arrive @ Pelham HS, sign-in, park
4:15 – Unload and dress
5:00 – Unofficial warm-up (water, bathroom breaks, final checks, think, breathe, stay warm)
5:45 – Depart for official warm-up
6:00 – Official Warm-Up
6:30 – Pit departs warm-up
6:40 – Rest of band departs warm-up
6:50 – Ready at gate
7:00 – BHSMB has fantastic final competition performance!
7:15 – Return to trailer, dress out and load
7:45 – Back to stadium for quick bathroom breaks, purchase shirt (if desired), sit in designated area of stands to get ready for awards ceremony
8:30 – Awards Ceremony
~9:30 – Head to buses
~10:00 – Depart Hoover
~12:15 – Arrive @ Buckhorn HS, unload
~12:45 – Dismissal / pick-up
 **As per usual, I will send Remind text notifications to inform everyone with more accurate times – when we’re on the road headed home and when we’re close to arriving back at Buckhorn with very accurate pick-up time.  Please be sure your student has arranged a ride home by dismissal time.
Nov
4
Mon
SUPPORT THE BAND – Schlotzky’s – University Dr.
Nov 4 all-day

When you pay for your meal, just mention you are with the BHS Band and a portion of their proceeds for that day will be donated to the BHS Band program. So, let mom have a break and treat her to dinner or meet a friend for lunch!

Nov
8
Fri
Veteran’s Day Program
Nov 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Veteran's Day Program

In the Gold Gym. Parents and families are welcome to attend.

Playoff Game
Nov 8 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Playoff Game

Most likely at Athens, but confirmation and details to come closer to time.

Nov
11
Mon
Veteran’s Day Parade
Nov 11 @ 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Veteran's Day Parade
Monday 11/11 – No School.  The entire marching band is marching in the Huntsville Veterans Parade in downtown Huntsville.  We will take buses from school to make it simple and easy on everyone.  We will be the 5th band (86th entry) out of 8 bands (& 137 entries).  This parade will be televised on WAFF 48 but I encourage you to come out and help make it a great experience for everyone.  We haven’t gotten to do this the last 2 years so I’m very glad our students will get this experience.  My favorite part besides our students performing is the honor of getting to thank & shake the hands of so many active and veteran military.  I’m also working on coordinating stopping to play the Battle Hymn Chorale at the viewing stand.
Veterans Parade Itinerary:
*VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE EATS BREAKFAST THIS MORNING – like band camp, eat proteins and carbohydrates for maximum energy.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
We will take waters with us so students can keep one with them from unload and while waiting in staging area.
8:30 – Call time to dress in uniform and load Little Blue with battery and big instruments.  Everyone else will carry their own instrument on the bus with them.
9:10 – load buses
9:15 – depart BHS
10:00 – unload and make way to staging area (Woodson and Holmes) – warm-up, run-through, set-up in parade block (drink water and use bathroom)
11:00 – parade kicks off but with 137 entries, it will take quite a while for BHSMB to make it to the viewing/press stand at the Veterans Memorial.
1:00-2:00 – I do not know how long it will take for us to get going from the staging lot and to march the entire route and get back to the buses.  I will send a Remind text when we are finished and headed to BHS.
2:00-3:00 – Again just an estimate – returning to Buckhorn to unload/dress out with quick dismissal.
*Please check remind texts for specific times on day of event.
Nov
13
Wed
SUPPORT THE BAND- El Monte – Publix Shopping Center
Nov 13 all-day

When you pay for your meal, just mention you are with the BHS Band and a portion of their proceeds for that day will be donated to the BHS Band program. So, let mom have a break and treat her to dinner or meet a friend for lunch!

Nov
25
Mon
Thanksgiving Holiday break (no school)
Nov 25 – Nov 29 all-day
Dec
11
Wed
SUPPORT THE BAND- El Monte – Publix Shopping Center
Dec 11 all-day

When you pay for your meal, just mention you are with the BHS Band and a portion of their proceeds for that day will be donated to the BHS Band program. So, let mom have a break and treat her to dinner or meet a friend for lunch!

Dec
12
Thu
Christmas Concert – BHS Gold Gym 7:00
Dec 12 @ 7:00 PM

(details TBA)