Huntsville High School Band: Welcome

Upcoming Practices
Date Event Time Location
Wed 4/22 Band Concert Brass/Percussion Sectional 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Band Room
Thu 4/23 Band Symphonic Brass/Percussion Sectional 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Band Room
Mon 4/27 Band Concert Band Full Rehearsal 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Band Room
Tue 4/28 Band Full Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Band Room
Wed 4/29 Band Concert Band Full Rehearsal 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Band Room
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Tue 4/28 star Color Guard Clinic 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Practice Field
Tue 4/28 star Drumline Clinic Rehearsals 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM HHS Practice Field
Thu 4/30 star Color Guard Clinic 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Practice Field
Fri 5/1 star Color Guard Auditions 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Practice Field
Sat 5/2 star Solo & Ensemble All Day Liberty Middle School
Mon 5/4 star Full Band Rehearsal 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Band Room
Tue 5/5 star Spring Concert 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM HHS Auditorium
Tue 5/12 star Drumline Auditions 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Practice Field
Wed 5/13 star Drumline Auditions 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Practice Field
Thu 5/14 star Drumline Auditions 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM HHS Practice Field
Fri 5/15 star Spring Banquet 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM HHS Cafeteria
Wednesday, June 18
Welcome from the new Huntsville High School Director of Bands

Dear Huntsville High School Band Students, Parents, and Supporters,

It is with great pride that I can now, after board approval, introduce myself as the Director of Bands at Huntsville High School. I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to many great years with the HHS Bands. It is an honor to be able to succeed a legendary teacher in Dr. Spencer and I look forward to continuing the legacy while continuing to improve this program.

I was born in raised here in Huntsville and graduated from Grissom High School (although I hope you won't hold that against me), where I served as Drum Major of the Marching Band. I received a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University, where I also served as Drum Major of the AU Marching Band. I then received a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from the University of Missouri. Since graduation, I have taught for three years, two as Assistant Director of Bands at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, AL, and this past year as Director of Bands at Vinemont High School just north of Cullman, AL. At both schools, I was proud to redirect the programs from consistent II and III ratings to straight superior ratings in my first year.

While in Missouri, I met my wife, Courtney, and we have now been married for a little over two years. We reside in Madison with a new addition to our family - a six-month old labradoodle puppy named Addison. Courtney is originally from St. Louis, MO and works as a Physical Therapist at The Orthopaedic Center near Huntsville Hospital.

While there may be some minor changes to our schedule throughout this transition, please continue to follow the provided Band Camp schedule. Our only change is our percussion rehearsal schedule - rather than meeting every Friday throughout the summer, we will meet on June 27 from 9 AM to noon and then for a Mini-Percussion Camp from July 16-18 from 8 AM to noon. For all band members, please let me know of any schedule conflicts as soon as possible. Lastly, I wanted to announce that our halftime show for 2014 will feature the music of AC/DC!!! We will be performing custom arrangements of You Shook Me All Night Long, Back in Black, Hells Bells, and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The music is being arranged by Dr. Ward Miller, former director of the University of South Alabama Marching Band. He has also written music for many other high school and college marching bands.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail at the temporary e-mail address below. Please leave contact information if you would like for me to call. I am also happy to set up a time to meet in the band room if you'd like. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing our full band on July 21 at 8 AM! Please make sure to wear closed toe athletic shoes and appropriate summer clothing and spread the word: NO FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS, ETC.!!! Be ready to work hard and have fun!!!

Stuart Ivey

Email: stuart.ivey@hsv-12.org


Handout: Fundraising Forms

Sunday, April 19
HHS Courtyard Commemorative Bricks



When you visit our school, you will see them - HHS Commemorative Bricks! These everlasting tributes to the students, alumni, or staff of HHS are exceptional! To order, simply fill out an order form (HHS-CommBricks.pdf form is located at the bottom of the Forms page of our website), attach your check, and return it to the address on the form. Your brick will be professionally engraved and installed in the main courtyard entrance of Huntsville High School. Customize your message as you choose from large or small bricks. Band students will receive a $10 credit to their band fees for each large brick sold and $5 for each small brick. Contact Shelly Corbett at sugarpuppyinkwaj@gmail.com with any questions.

Sunday, July 20
2014 Marching Band Leadership

Drum Majors: Afton Blizard, Rayna Burkard, Amanda Clark

Band Captain: Timothy Smith

Flute: Raine Aslan, Rachael Mackenzie

Clarinet: Daniel Dougherty, Will Featherston

Alto Saxophone: Gus Arnold, Rachel Barron

Tenor Saxophone/(Baritone): Michael Vivian

Trumpet: Graham McClelland, Timothy Smith

Mellophone: Maxwell Heeschen

Trombone: Drew Pendergrass, Austin Turner

Tuba/(Baritone): Maxfield Crawford

Pit: Adam McElyea 



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