The Marching Band Rehearsals scheduled for August are currently on hold, as UCS is continuing to adjust/amend their guidelines to help ensure a safe environment for all activities. As I get more information on that, I will pass that along as soon as possible!
Dear Falcon Band Families, It is with a heavy heart that the HF2 IMB Board has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Handmade Marketplace craft show. Trust us when we say that this decision was not made lightly. We took a lot of time to weigh our options and look at what the school year might look like for our band and for Henry Ford Highs chool. We consulted with the Athletic Boosters (who have cancelled their November show) along with the administration and we are sure that this is the right decision. Considering the fact that we would be investing a lot of time and money into a show that may not even be able to take place this year, we decided to cancel. We know that this isn’t easy for anyone and understand that a lot of our families count on their share of the show to pay for band activities. Please know that we are currently researching other options for fundraisers. We are committed to finding other options to help your family add money to their band accounts. If you have a safe fundraising idea, please reach out. We are all ears. We are grateful for your support and look forward to the day when we can all be together again supporting our Falcon bands! GO BAND! Kind regards, Your HF2 IMB Board
So the 2020 version of “Band Camp” has concluded, and I could not be more proud!! Despite the circumstances and the limitations, these kids worked their butts off with a strong sense of determination and pride. They were determined to NOT let the restrictions get the best of them. Not a rehearsal went by that one (or more!) of my staff members commented to me about the work ethic and motivation of the band members. I saw (and heard) that too; throughout the week there was a vast improvement in everything they were doing. They wanted more, but were understanding of the restrictions. And even more importantly, they had FUN!!! Thanks to all of the parent chaperons who helped out this week- wasn’t nearly as much to do as other years, but your assistance was appreciated nonetheless. Thanks to the staff!!! This wouldn’t have happened without your talents and instruction. And most importantly, thank you to the students!! I am truly proud of each and every one of you! As I told them today, in this time of uncertainty I cannot say what the future holds for this season, but regardless, an awesome foundation has been laid, and the potential for greatness is there. As always- GO BAND!!
Due to the forecast for tomorrow morning, the morning session ONLY will be cancelled for Wednesday 7/29. Scattered thunderstorms throughout the morning, and I must error on the side of caution. I do not take these decisions lightly. Evening session is still on.