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August Booster Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the August Band Booster meeting are available here:  Gen-Mtg-August-2017

Pleases review them and alert the secretary of any errors or other questions at secretary@fhnbands.com. The minutes will be presented for approval at the August meeting.

May Minutes

The minutes from the May Band Boosters meeting are available here:  May Minutes.  Please review them and alert the secretary of any errors or other questions at secretary@fhnbands.com.  The minutes will be presented for approval at the June meeting.

April Minutes

The minutes from the April Band Boosters meeting are available here:  April Minutes.  Please review them and alert the secretary of any errors or other questions at secretary@fhnbands.com.  The minutes will be presented for approval at the May meeting.

End of year ToDo List

Okay folks! We are down to the wire. Couple more things to do still!

1) All students bring their instruments tomorrow May 11th. We will be rehearsing for graduation. This is a mandatory event.

2) Senior Song Band: Includes all band seniors plus Grant, Cole Hayse and Grace Sickendick. We will rehearse
Monday May 22 @ Noon-2pm
Tuesday May 23 @ 9-10am
Wednesday May 24 @ 9-11am (w/choir)
Friday May 26 @ 9:30am. We will meet at the band room load cars with instruments and rhythm section and caravan to the family arena. Rehearsal at the arena is from 10:30-Noon (Family arena soundcheck)
Thursday June 1 @ 11-Noon
Friday June 2 @ 11-Noon
Performance will be during graduation on June 3 at the family arena. (Will have an itinerary)

3) Graduation Band (all non seniors) This includes all marching band students that were not able to be in a band class. This should be a huge
Band. This is a mandatory event. We will begin rehearsals in class time. We will also rehearse
Tuesday May 23 @ 10:30-Noon
Thursday June 1 @ 10-11am
Friday June 2 @ 10-11am
Performance will be during graduation on June 3 at the family arena. (Will have itinerary.)

I will need a parent volunteer or two to help us in the morning by driving the trailer with equipment to the family arena for the graduation band. I will work out the details of our load in time and add it to the itinerary.

4) Saturday Knight Live Band: May 12 @ 6:30pm Ian Perry Jacob Lintner Emily Hardin Zane Balleydier Stacey Sickendick Seth Mathews Johanna Rebecca Russell Dohrman Sean Rhomberg Cole Hayse Grant Guy Argent we will rehearse during Jazz tomorrow. You will need Sir Duke, Funky Struttin, and Gospel John. We will set up during jazz on Friday. Your call time will be 6:30 ready to play by 7pm. Dress in all black.

Woo hoo! Let’s go baby! Going to finish with a bang!

Jazz Dinner

Reserve your table for the Jazz Dinner, to be held May 5th in the FHN Commons.  Click the image below for more information:

 

UMSL Jazz Festival Itinerary

Jazz Band Parents and Students,

This Weekend, our Jazz Band will be performing at the UMSL Jazz festival. This event is the last evaluative concert of the season. The students have been working extremely hard on challenging music. I can’t wait to show them off! Below is the itinerary for the concerts and the festival:

March Minutes

The minutes from the March Band Boosters meeting are available here:  March Minutes.  Please review them and alert the secretary of any errors or other questions at secretary@fhnbands.com.  The minutes will be presented for approval at the April meeting.

February Minutes

The minutes from the February Band Boosters meeting are available here:  February Minutes.  Please review them and alert the secretary of any errors or other questions at secretary@fhnbands.com.  The minutes were presented and approved at the March meeting.

These minutes did not get emailed to the general membership prior to the March meeting as is  our usual practice.  We will distribute both the February Minutes and the March Minutes together as soon as the March Minutes are ready for publication.

 

A Few Reminders

Please review your solo and ensemble info sheet and times. I will see you tomorrow. Don’t forget your instrument after school. Or mouthpiece Dominic Schneider 😉 Judges copy MUST BE NUMBERED.

The sign up for Art in Motion is on my door. I need EVERY available kid on that day.

Woodwind choir rehearsal on Monday the 6th is moved to 5pm. We will rehearse until 7pm (pit final rehearsal.

Symphonic has their first contest on Monday. Please review the itinerary and make sure field trip forms are signed and turned in before we leave.

We are going to have an awesome week!
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State Large Ensemble Contest Itinerary (Holt High School)

State Large Ensemble Contest Itinerary

Audition materials for Metro District 8 Jazz & State Jazz Band

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Upcoming Events

September 25, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: September 25, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Cancelled Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 25, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: FHN


September 26, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: September 26, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 26, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: FHN


September 27, 2017
  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 27, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Location: FHN


  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 27, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


September 28, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: September 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: September 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: FHN


September 29, 2017
  • Ozark Contest (AWAY Springfield MO)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Willard High School, 515 E Jackson St, Willard, MO 65781, USA


  • FHN Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2017 - 6:00 pm


    Description:

    Friday September 29th

    2:30PM Rehearsal on Upper Field

    5:00PM Rehearsal Ends

    5:10PM Begin Loading Trailers

    5:30PM Students will meet with chaperones
    6:00PM Dismissed

  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


September 30, 2017
  • Ozark Contest (AWAY Springfield MO)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Willard High School, 515 E Jackson St, Willard, MO 65781, USA


  • Ozark Contest Weekend - Itinerary Attached
    Starts: 5:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm


    Description:

    FHN Knightpride AWAY @ Ozark 9/30/17

    Parents and Students,

    Our Pride of Ozarks contest is scheduled for Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st @ Ozark HS in Ozark MO. I am extremely excited to participate in this well run and growing contest. The competition is fierce, which is what we are looking for! We are also very lucky to be hosted by Central High School in Springfield MO. Their band director Chris Rohrbaugh is extremely excited to host for the first time and has worked extensively to make sure we have everything we need.

    Below, you will find an itinerary that spans multiple days, student and chaperone expectations, and procedures. This document will be vital to the success of the trip as it will help alleviate any confusion and keep everyone on schedule.

    Friday September 29th

    2:30PM Rehearsal on Upper Field

    5:00PM Rehearsal Ends

    5:10PM Begin Loading Trailers

    5:30PM Students will meet with chaperones

    6:00PM Dismissed

    Saturday September 30th

    5:00AM Students arrive. Check in with assigned chaperones. Check in Luggage. Check in medicine.

    5:20AM Final comments and Load buses.

    5:30AM Leave for Central High School. Light breakfast snacks provided. (No nuts)

    423 E Central St, Springfield, MO 65802

    9:30AM Arrive at Central High School. Busses at Central/Trucks at Stadium

    9:35AM Busses: Unload Personal Items into Central, Keep instruments with you.

    Trucks: Set up for rehearsal in Drury U/Central HS Stadium (Unload only essential equipment. No sound etc.)

    9:45AM Students Troop to Stadium with Cases and equipment.

    9:50AM Students arrive and finish unloading and setting up for rehearsal.

    10:00AM Rehearsal Begins

    11:00AM Rehearsal Ends/Load

    11:20AM Busses and Trucked Loaded and Depart from stadium (EARLIER IF POSSIBLE)

    PRIDE OF THE OZARKS CONTEST

    12:00PM Arrive at Ozark High School

    1350 W Bluff Dr., Ozark, MO 65721

    12:05PM Check in, Park, Unload

    12:15PM Quick LUNCH

    12:30PM Dress and finish set up

    12:45PM Visual Warm Up (Sparks) Percussion Warmup (Ishman) Guard (Miller)

    1:15PM Move to Music Warm-up

    1:20PM Official Warm-up (Stegeman) (Guard and Percussion cont.)

    1:50PM Move to Gate ALL

    2:00PM Gate

    2:05PM Official Performance

    2:25PM Clinic

    2:45PM Back at camp. Undress, load, and clean camp.

    3:20PM Students will move together to the stadium to watch Hollister, FHHS, Kickapoo, and Ozark performances.

    5:00PM Awards

    5:30PM Back to camp

    FINALS PROCEDURES

    Schedule based on one of three outcomes.

    1) FHN does not make finals.

    2) FHN makes finals and draws positions 1-4.

    3) FHN makes finals and draws positions 5-12.

    Scenario 1: Students will return to camp at 5:30PM to load equipment and put away uniforms. Dinner will be served at 6PM. Students will troop to the stadium at 7PM to watch bands for the rest of the night.

    Scenario 2: Students will return to camp at 5:30PM and immediately dress and begin with Visual/Perc/Guard Warm up. We will move to music warm up in the time given by our placement. Dinner will be served at 8PM. Students will troop to the stadium at 8:45PM to watch bands for the rest of the night.

    Scenario 3: Students will return to camp at 5:30PM. Dinner will be served at 5:30PM. Students will dress at 6:15PM. At 6:30PM they will move to Visual/Perc/Guard warm ups. We will move to music warm up in the time given by our placement. Our placement time will dictate when the students will load, undress, and watch bands.

    Below I have provided the finals schedule.

    Finals

    Warm up

    Warm up

    Gate

    Performance

    Ex Band 1

    5:45

    A

    6:25

    6:30

    Ex Band 2

    6:00

    B

    6:40

    6:45

    Finals 1

    6:15

    A

    6:55

    7:00

    Finals 2

    6:30

    B

    7:10

    7:15

    Finals 3

    6:45

    A

    7:25

    7:30

    Finals 4

    7:00

    B

    7:40

    7:45

    Break

    Finals 5

    7:25

    A

    8:05

    8:10

    Finals 6

    7:40

    B

    8:20

    8:25

    Finals 7

    7:55

    A

    8:35

    8:40

    Finals 8

    8:10

    B

    8:50

    8:55

    Finals 9

    8:25

    A

    9:05

    9:10

    Finals 10

    8:40

    B

    9:20

    9:25

    Finals 11

    8:55

    A

    9:35

    9:40

    Finals 12

    9:10

    B

    9:50

    9:55

    Awards

    10:20

    10:20PM Awards

    11:00PM Back at camp (Undress, Load Maybe?) and attendance

    11:20PM Leave for Central HS

    12:00AM Arrive Unload Buses only

    12:10AM Check w/chaperones. Move belongings to designated area

    12:15AM Showers available. Activity.

    1:30AM Doors Taped. Last minute snacks will be available for the students if needed.

    2:00AM Lights out.

    Sunday October 1st

    7:00AM Start waking up. Showers available.

    7:30AM Light Breakfast Provided (nut free)

    8:00AM Load and thorough cleaning of facilities

    8:30AM Students on Buses for attendance. Depart for FHN.

    12:00PM Arrive at FHN. All unload, unpack, turn in proper materials, and straighten band room.

    12:30PM Dismissed

    Items Needed:

    SMALL Suitcase or Duffle

    SMALL Sleeping Bag, Pad, or Bed Roll with ONE pillow NO TENTS

    Toiletries (including Shower supplies, towel, etc.)

    Show Shirt, Long black socks, black athletic shorts, extra change of clothes (pride attire) for return trip, Jacket or Hoodie (pride attire) in case of cold.

    Money for concessions

    Instrument with all needed accessories

    Sunscreen

    Water Jugs

    Printed Itinerary

    Procedures/Expectations:

    Equipment will be loaded after rehearsal on Friday.

    Students will report to chaperones for all attendance checks. These Checks will occur every time the band moves locations.

    Students will check medication in to designated chaperone Saturday morning. She will administer as per your prescribed schedule.

    Students will have Luggage checked Saturday Morning by chaperone.

    Busses will have Quiet Rides Saturday Morning and Sunday Morning

    Students will be separated into two gyms by gender. Special Accommodations can be made upon request.

    Once at Central for the night. NO STUDENTS will be allowed to be ANYWHERE but designated areas.

    All will adhere to a “lights out” time

    THE KEY to making this weekend great is to be at the right place with the right stuff at the right time. Be the awesome respectful band that I know you are to everyone you encounter. Make smart decisions and exemplify maturity and class. I know you will do great!

October 1, 2017
  • Ozark Contest (AWAY Springfield MO)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Willard High School, 515 E Jackson St, Willard, MO 65781, USA


  • Ozark Contest Weekend - Itinerary Attached
    Starts: 5:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm


    Description:

    FHN Knightpride AWAY @ Ozark 9/30/17

    Parents and Students,

    Our Pride of Ozarks contest is scheduled for Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st @ Ozark HS in Ozark MO. I am extremely excited to participate in this well run and growing contest. The competition is fierce, which is what we are looking for! We are also very lucky to be hosted by Central High School in Springfield MO. Their band director Chris Rohrbaugh is extremely excited to host for the first time and has worked extensively to make sure we have everything we need.

    Below, you will find an itinerary that spans multiple days, student and chaperone expectations, and procedures. This document will be vital to the success of the trip as it will help alleviate any confusion and keep everyone on schedule.

    Friday September 29th

    2:30PM Rehearsal on Upper Field

    5:00PM Rehearsal Ends

    5:10PM Begin Loading Trailers

    5:30PM Students will meet with chaperones

    6:00PM Dismissed

    Saturday September 30th

    5:00AM Students arrive. Check in with assigned chaperones. Check in Luggage. Check in medicine.

    5:20AM Final comments and Load buses.

    5:30AM Leave for Central High School. Light breakfast snacks provided. (No nuts)

    423 E Central St, Springfield, MO 65802

    9:30AM Arrive at Central High School. Busses at Central/Trucks at Stadium

    9:35AM Busses: Unload Personal Items into Central, Keep instruments with you.

    Trucks: Set up for rehearsal in Drury U/Central HS Stadium (Unload only essential equipment. No sound etc.)

    9:45AM Students Troop to Stadium with Cases and equipment.

    9:50AM Students arrive and finish unloading and setting up for rehearsal.

    10:00AM Rehearsal Begins

    11:00AM Rehearsal Ends/Load

    11:20AM Busses and Trucked Loaded and Depart from stadium (EARLIER IF POSSIBLE)

    PRIDE OF THE OZARKS CONTEST

    12:00PM Arrive at Ozark High School

    1350 W Bluff Dr., Ozark, MO 65721

    12:05PM Check in, Park, Unload

    12:15PM Quick LUNCH

    12:30PM Dress and finish set up

    12:45PM Visual Warm Up (Sparks) Percussion Warmup (Ishman) Guard (Miller)

    1:15PM Move to Music Warm-up

    1:20PM Official Warm-up (Stegeman) (Guard and Percussion cont.)

    1:50PM Move to Gate ALL

    2:00PM Gate

    2:05PM Official Performance

    2:25PM Clinic

    2:45PM Back at camp. Undress, load, and clean camp.

    3:20PM Students will move together to the stadium to watch Hollister, FHHS, Kickapoo, and Ozark performances.

    5:00PM Awards

    5:30PM Back to camp

    FINALS PROCEDURES

    Schedule based on one of three outcomes.

    1) FHN does not make finals.

    2) FHN makes finals and draws positions 1-4.

    3) FHN makes finals and draws positions 5-12.

    Scenario 1: Students will return to camp at 5:30PM to load equipment and put away uniforms. Dinner will be served at 6PM. Students will troop to the stadium at 7PM to watch bands for the rest of the night.

    Scenario 2: Students will return to camp at 5:30PM and immediately dress and begin with Visual/Perc/Guard Warm up. We will move to music warm up in the time given by our placement. Dinner will be served at 8PM. Students will troop to the stadium at 8:45PM to watch bands for the rest of the night.

    Scenario 3: Students will return to camp at 5:30PM. Dinner will be served at 5:30PM. Students will dress at 6:15PM. At 6:30PM they will move to Visual/Perc/Guard warm ups. We will move to music warm up in the time given by our placement. Our placement time will dictate when the students will load, undress, and watch bands.

    Below I have provided the finals schedule.

    Finals

    Warm up

    Warm up

    Gate

    Performance

    Ex Band 1

    5:45

    A

    6:25

    6:30

    Ex Band 2

    6:00

    B

    6:40

    6:45

    Finals 1

    6:15

    A

    6:55

    7:00

    Finals 2

    6:30

    B

    7:10

    7:15

    Finals 3

    6:45

    A

    7:25

    7:30

    Finals 4

    7:00

    B

    7:40

    7:45

    Break

    Finals 5

    7:25

    A

    8:05

    8:10

    Finals 6

    7:40

    B

    8:20

    8:25

    Finals 7

    7:55

    A

    8:35

    8:40

    Finals 8

    8:10

    B

    8:50

    8:55

    Finals 9

    8:25

    A

    9:05

    9:10

    Finals 10

    8:40

    B

    9:20

    9:25

    Finals 11

    8:55

    A

    9:35

    9:40

    Finals 12

    9:10

    B

    9:50

    9:55

    Awards

    10:20

    10:20PM Awards

    11:00PM Back at camp (Undress, Load Maybe?) and attendance

    11:20PM Leave for Central HS

    12:00AM Arrive Unload Buses only

    12:10AM Check w/chaperones. Move belongings to designated area

    12:15AM Showers available. Activity.

    1:30AM Doors Taped. Last minute snacks will be available for the students if needed.

    2:00AM Lights out.

    Sunday October 1st

    7:00AM Start waking up. Showers available.

    7:30AM Light Breakfast Provided (nut free)

    8:00AM Load and thorough cleaning of facilities

    8:30AM Students on Buses for attendance. Depart for FHN.

    12:00PM Arrive at FHN. All unload, unpack, turn in proper materials, and straighten band room.

    12:30PM Dismissed

    Items Needed:

    SMALL Suitcase or Duffle

    SMALL Sleeping Bag, Pad, or Bed Roll with ONE pillow NO TENTS

    Toiletries (including Shower supplies, towel, etc.)

    Show Shirt, Long black socks, black athletic shorts, extra change of clothes (pride attire) for return trip, Jacket or Hoodie (pride attire) in case of cold.

    Money for concessions

    Instrument with all needed accessories

    Sunscreen

    Water Jugs

    Printed Itinerary

    Procedures/Expectations:

    Equipment will be loaded after rehearsal on Friday.

    Students will report to chaperones for all attendance checks. These Checks will occur every time the band moves locations.

    Students will check medication in to designated chaperone Saturday morning. She will administer as per your prescribed schedule.

    Students will have Luggage checked Saturday Morning by chaperone.

    Busses will have Quiet Rides Saturday Morning and Sunday Morning

    Students will be separated into two gyms by gender. Special Accommodations can be made upon request.

    Once at Central for the night. NO STUDENTS will be allowed to be ANYWHERE but designated areas.

    All will adhere to a “lights out” time

    THE KEY to making this weekend great is to be at the right place with the right stuff at the right time. Be the awesome respectful band that I know you are to everyone you encounter. Make smart decisions and exemplify maturity and class. I know you will do great!

October 2, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • CANCELLED - Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


October 3, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Middle School Guard
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Pickup/Order Scrip Gift Cards
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 3, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Mcclay Library, 2760 McClay Road, Saint Charles, MO 63303, United States


    Description:

    Scrip gift cards are a great way to contribute to your FFC account. You purchase the gift cards at face value to places where you frequently shop (grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, etc). A portion of the value of every card goes into your FFC account. FREE MONEY!!

October 4, 2017
  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Middle School Guard
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


October 5, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


October 6, 2017
  • Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


  • Fall Guard Rehearsal
    Starts: 2:30 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303, USA


October 7, 2017
  • Washington Contest
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 7, 2017 - 11:59 pm

    Location: Washington High School, 600 Blue Jay Dr, Washington, MO 63090, USA


  • Washington High School Contest - tba
    Starts: 9:30 pm
    Ends: October 7, 2017 - 10:30 pm


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