Band Wins $3000 Grant from Ecolab

 

 

 

 

 

Your request to Ecolab Giving

Dear John, We are pleased to inform you that the following request, Visions for Learning : HUNTINGTON NORTH HIGH SCHOOL : John Gardner : has been approved for the amount of $3,000.00.

This grant will provide 3 YEARS ACCESS for our instrumental teachers and 125 students to the NEW online “SmartMusic Teach” Platform.

Smartmusic is an interactive practicing and training tool that allows students to practice, with accompaniment, and see instant feedback on accuracy.

It tracks practice time, what was practiced, and can record and grade assignments for teacher review. This may not be students’ favorite feature, but for those wanting to increase practice efficiency, this will be a great help.

In addition to fundamentals; scales (major, minor, whole, pentatonic, blues), rhythms, sight-reading, ear-training exercises from beginner to professional — students can also play along with recordings of music the band ensemble is playing; while seeing computer feedback concerning mistakes. Smartmusic also provides entertaining background music to “boring” things like scales — making them fun.

Students participating in solo festival can play along with an accompaniment at any speed.

Jazz Band Class students can practice improvisation with jazz exercises and blues scales within Smartmusic.

The only part of the Smartmusic program we were not able to include in this grant was giving students full access to the system. That costs extra. Our instrumental teachers will have full access and students will have access to anything assigned. So if a student wants to practice a particular solo, exercise or piece of music, we can ‘assign’ it.

This is going to be a great help to our program and our musicians.

Rehearsals, Parent Meetings, Parade

Put This on your CalendarTUESDAY

  • 6:00-8:30 Marching Band Rehearsal
  • 6:00-8:30 Uniform Committee
  • 6:00-8:30 Pit Crew / Prop Construction
  • 7:00-8:30 General Band Parent Meeting – in the choir room

WEDNESDAY

  • 6:00-8:30 Marching Band Rehearsal

THURSDAY

  • 6:00-8:30 Marching Band Rehearsal

SATURDAY – HERITAGE PARADE SCHEDULE

  • 9:00 Meet in band room / Warm up
  • 9:30 Move Outside to Starting Position
    • Put instrument cases on the trailer
    • Stretch
    • Run through parade tune with color guard
    • Water break
  • 10:00 Parade begins
    • We are #59 out of 105

 

Parade will end at the intersection of Etna and Jefferson
Students may be picked up from that location. (Parking at the corner)
Large instruments returning to the high school should be loaded on the trailer.
ALL personal items (including instruments) MUST be taken home!

If you will need a ride following the parade, inform Mr. Petek or Mr. Gardner by Wed June 14th.

Things you need to know

What to wear: gym shoes, khaki shorts, solid red or black t-shirt (depends on row — assigned Tue)
Can I wear sunglasses? Yes
Can I wear a hat? No
What about water? It will be provided during the parade.
You must eat before coming to the parade!
Sunscreen is highly recommended.

Jazz Explosion 2017

b09fd6005847a8a4c0c67f62475b0cfcMonday, May 15th, 7pm.

The Huntington North Jazz Band along with the Erie Community Jazz Band will be performing a combination of Classical and Contemporary Jazz in the Rotunda of the Courthouse. Enter via the Jefferson Street Door.

$5 Admission – with proceeds benefiting the HNHS Band Dept.

Doors open at 6:30p.

The HNHS Jazz Band received a GOLD (Highest rating) in Group 1 (Highest Difficulty) in the ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) Jazz Fest Competition and helped the high school receive the ISSMA All-Music Award.

Applauding our 2017 Concert Band Seniors

Graduation cap.pngKendra Boyd plays trumpet and is a graduate of Riverview Middle School. She has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, she has participated in the Marching Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. After graduation Kendra will be attending Indiana Business College to study Business Management. Her parents are Chasity Riley and Jason Oppy.

 

Bethany Brunner plays flute and is a graduate of Riverview Middle School. She has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, she has participated in Marching Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. After graduation Bethany will be attending Purdue University to study Law & Society. Her parents are Sarah and David Brunner.

 

Cole Helton plays percussion and is a graduate of Crestview Middle School. He has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, he has participated in the Marching Band and Percussion Ensemble. After graduation Cole will be attending Ball State University to study Culinary Arts. His parents are Amy and Larry Helton.

 

Jacob Koons plays bass clarinet and percussion and is a graduate of Riverview Middle School. He has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, he has participated in the Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Varsity Brass, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. After graduation Jacob will be attending IPFW to study Music Education. His parents are Lisa and Jason Koons.

 

Morgan McNally plays flute and is a graduate of Crestview Middle School. She has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, she has participated in the Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. After graduation Morgan will be attending IPFW to study Medical Imaging. Her parents are Jennifer and Steven McNally.

 

Seth Meyer plays percussion and is a graduate of Crestview Middle School. He has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, he has participated in the Percussion Ensemble. Seth is undecided as to his post-graduation plans but is hoping to pursue his interests in the sciences. His parents are Melissa and Michael Meyer.

 

LaShawn Putt plays flute and is a graduate of Riverview Middle School. She has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, she has participated in the Marching Band and Concert Band. After graduation LaShawn will be attending Ivy Tech to study Dance and Business. Her parents are Patricia and David Putt.

 

Ashley Weill plays oboe and is a graduate of Crestview Middle School. She has been a member of the Huntington North Band Program for four years. During that time, she has participated in the Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. After graduation Ashley will be attending Indiana University to study Art, with a focus in Graphic Design. Her parents are Paula and Joe Weill.