Dear HHS Band Parents and Students,
I hope you are enjoying your last few days of summer vacation, and that you’ve found some time to practice and reinforce all that we worked on during Band Camp!
This email contains links to VERY important paperwork that needs to be completed ASAP.  Bring it with you on the first day of school.  Click on each link to view and print the file.  The beginning of the year is always a bit rushed and can be overwhelming for new students especially, so please don’t hesitate to ask if you have ANY questions or concerns.
Band Handbook:  Please read carefully, especially the required supplies for band (pages 12-14) and the calendar at the very end of the handbook (no changes from the calendar distributed in June).  ALL STUDENTS AND GUARDIANS MUST COMPLETE AND TURN IN PAGES 17-19 BEFORE THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAME ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 (the third day of school).
Husky Band Day Permission Slip:  Husky Band Day is on September 16 this year and is a required, graded performance.  Please print, sign, and return by September 11.  Note the departure times and what you need to pack.  I still need chaperones for this event.  Please email me if you’re interested.
Formal Wear Orders:  All Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble members must have the correct tuxedo or dress for their band class.  If you have not ordered your tuxedo or dress, it must be ordered by September 8 to arrive in time for our pictures in October.  Remember, you are responsible for ordering on the website.  Please contact MaryAnn Barham if you have any questions about ordering, or if you would like to use your fundraising money to pay for part or all of your uniform. Call 360-513-6029 or email at
Instrument Rental Agreement:  If you are using a school instrument and did not fill one of these out at camp, please print, sign, and return by the first day of school.  The $100 rental fee must be paid to the activities office by the first day as well, or it will turn into a fine.
Disney Trip Registration Form:  Are you interested in traveling as a student or chaperone with the band to Disneyland/Southern California this May?  There are still a handful of spots available.  Please print the registration form above and mail/fax it directly to Educational Discovery Tours.  Email me with questions regarding the trip, or contact EDT directly for questions regarding registration or payments.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME IS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 (the 3rd day of school).  Students need to be at the high school by 5pm and will be finished around 9:30pm.  Most students hang out in the band room in between the end of school and our 5pm rehearsal.  If you would like to order a dinner from the school kitchen staff (custom sub sandwich or salad, chips, cookie, water) the cost is $3.35 (deducted from your lunch account.  If you did not fill one of the dinner request forms out at camp, please fill one out on the first day of school.
Be sure to check often for updated information and announcements regarding band.