Dear Henry Ford band booster parents,I am emailing you to update you on our Jimmy John’s fundraiser. In light of the governors limited capacity order and social distancing order still in place, the opening of Jimmy John’s field is still uncertain and the fundraiser is postponed. I will be taking down the sign up genius for now and as soon as I get any more information from them I will let everyone know. Thank you for your understanding and support
While we were not able to hold our annual spring banquet, we still have many awards, certificates etc. to get to you. So in lieu of the awards banquet, we will have an Awards-Pickup-Driveby, much like the seniors just did for turning in their materials.
Rookie marchers will receive their Varsity Letters, upperclassmen will receive their service bars, and seniors will receive a gift from the HFII I.M.B. I will be handing out the individual awards as well! If you ordered a band yearbook they will be available as well.
Seniors- if you have a school instrument, you can return it at this time. (And you can sign/engrave the Schoenherrmaphone!)
ALL students- any school music you have can be turned in.
NEXT YEARS MARCHING MUSIC WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE!!
This will take place on Thursday, June 4, from 6-8 PM at the Hundertmark-Barnes home, 15420 Brandy, Macomb, 48044
I received this message from Lori Singleton at HFII, sent from the board office:
A steady decline in food distribution volunteerism is continuing as we approach June. We are looking for more volunteers, perhaps from some of the booster organizations, to help with this endeavor. We are trying not to consolidate sites down unless we absolutely have to do so. Contact Michael.Sturm@uticak12.org for details
Any Senior with money left in their Student Account must submit their request for reimbursement no later than June 30th, 2020. Account can be held for 2 years for a younger sibling, or designated to any band fund. Account is not transferable to any other band student outside of siblings.
Please mail the completed form (Student Account Deduction Form link below) & eligible receipt(s) to the Treasurer:
Any student who still has an instrument at school, the building will be open on Monday from 8:30-10:00am for them to pick their instrument up. They will only be allowed to enter the school at the PAC entrance. The administrative team will be there and can walk them down to them band room.
I know there has been much discussion/speculation among yourselves about what marching band will look like for the upcoming season, considering the government restrictions and guidelines. I’d like to tell you right now that I have a definitive answer to all of this, but I don’t. There is no “magic date” where everything goes back to normal. Think of it more like a dial- a gradual, paced increase in returning to normalcy. There is no timeline for that. As I’m sure you already know, universities across the state are closed to all activities for the summer; this does of course include CMU. So unfortunately, as I’m sure you’ve already speculated, there will not be an away band camp this year. What does that mean for band camp? Again, I cannot say with 100% certainty. Everything is contingent on if/when restrictions are eased, what the parameters are for gathering, both by the state and UCS. As of right now, there are no guidelines beyond May 15. What I will be doing is preparing for different scenarios, to be ready to go when given direction/clearance. You know that right now, the NHL, NBA & MLB have either postponed/delayed their seasons, and the NFL & NCAA are looking at contingency plans for the fall season. That would also, in all likelihood, have an impact on all fall high school activities as well. We don’t even know what school will look like in the late summer/fall.
I’m not saying all of this to cast a gloom and doom over everything….. but rather to be straight-forward with you, to help prepare you for whatever may come. We will adapt, we will do as best as we can. Things (not just in band) will not be the same, not for quite a while.
In the meantime, I am planning on moving ahead, as though we have 2 weeks of home band camp, a fall season, etc. I will have a modified plan ready, to be utilized as needed. I will get the music to you (porch pickup somewhere) so you can start working on that.
These are indeed Crazy times…….
So the 2020 Marching Band show is- LET’S GO CRAZY!!!
Crazy Train– Ozzy Osbourne
Let’s Go Crazy– Prince
Crazy on You– Heart
Crazy in Love– Beyonce
Livin La Vida Loca (Living the Crazy life)- Ricky Martin