Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 21st, 2011

TWIB
Monday, September 1st, 2014

> Monday – LABOR DAY
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> Tuesday – Marching Band 3:45 pm – 6:30 pm (white shirts)
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> Wednesday – LT/LC Meeting and work session 3:30-4:30 pm
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> Thursday – game at Westside Macon (Mercer Stadium), directions on website.
> 4:00 pm departure, wearing a4s and shorts, black socks and shoes, dinner $5, details TBD. Flip folder and lyre required. > 7:00 pm kickoff, suspected 12:00 am return to HCHS.
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> Friday – no activities!

Directions to Thursday’s Game
Sunday, August 31st, 2014

West Side Macon High School: Mercer University -Moye Football Stadium Macon, GA 31207

Stay on Hwy. 80 until it meets Interstate 475

Take Interstate 475 North and take the Thomaston/Macon exit (there will be a sign that says exit for Mercer University Drive).

Stay on Mercer University Drive for about four miles until crossing over Interstate 75.

Once across I-75, turn left at the first traffic light onto Stadium Drive.

At the stop sign, turn left to continue on Stadium Drive (the Hilton Garden Inn will be on your left).

Proceed to the first street on the right, University Center Drive.

Turn right onto University Center Drive. Continue on University Center Drive until it ends at the parking lots of the University Center (Claude Smith Baseball Field will be on the right as you approach the University Center).

Turn right at the baseball field and park in the middle lot if you are a visiting team.

Disney Trip Informational Meeting (UPDATE NEW DATE)
Thursday, August 21st, 2014

We will hold a meeting for our up coming Disney trip, Thursday August 28th @ 6:00p.m. Information will be given out at this meeting for, cost of trip, and different fund raisers that have been suggested to help off set these costs. Please try to attend, and lets help send these wonderful students on a GREAT trip to Disney! Thank you for support and see you Tuesday!

This Week In Band 8/18
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Tuesday – Marching Band 3:45 – 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. pick up (we understand if there is a conflict and your student must leave early, but hope all can stay)

Wednesday – Small Groups 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Guard – wear pink, performing work and drill (we will be chunking the show in reverse, starting with movement 3 drill refresher, then ballad so you can put the revised work with the drill, and then the opener choreo with drill in chunks.

Woodwind Ballad Arc – pink shirts (F1, F4, F2, F3, M2, K7, K1, K8, K2, K4, K3, K5, K6, K9)

We will be working pages 24-27 in the ballad and adjusting your dot locations to make the move more fluid and functional

Thursday – Marching Band 3:45 – 6:30 p.m., 6:45 pick up

Friday – Pre-Game and Stand Music Rehearsal 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Macy’s Cards Due Today

Wind players must all have flip folder and lyre

Color guard bring your shoes for painting

Until further notice, and so as not to have to schedule extra full band rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday, we will continue to rehearse until 6:30 in preparation for our first game. Hopefully, this compromise of more rehearsal time but not as late as 7 will work out. The pick-up time is recommended for parents that do not wish to wait in the car for students to pack out after rehearsal. I have also eliminated the use of the ladder for dressing drill to help save time. If your student finishes their duty, they may leave.

We will still rehearse outdoors in white.

This week begins stand music and pre-game rehearsals on Fridays. Students should be prepared to go outside Friday afternoon and will need their flip folder and lyre.

We will be calling in small groups for work on Wednesdays until 4:30 p.m. to accomplish very specific goals that can not be addressed fully in full band rehearsal. Please let us know if you can not attend any small group sessions, we may try to reschedule.

Do’Nyal Webb
Friday, August 15th, 2014

Class of 2014 graduate Do’Nyal Webb phoned us at lunch time to tell us she passed her audition on tuba and will be marching with the Auburn University Marching Band this fall. You’ll be able to see her perform at all of the AU football games. Congrats Do’Nyal!