Parade Camp June 19-23, 2017

Parade Camp 2017 is here! Last week, an email was sent out to all Parade Camp marchers sharing the details of the upcoming week's events. Click on PARADE CAMP 2017 EVENT INFORMATION to view the itinerary.

Please make sure that you have the following completed and turned in on first day of camp:

1.  Completed  health form (download form here) 

2. Parade Waiver (download form here

3.  $100.00 Parade Camp fee.

Just a few reminders... Lunch will take place at noon Monday-Thursday. Bring a lunch with you or you can have someone deliver your lunch at that time. Remember to wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Staying hydrated is a must, so come prepared with at least a half gallon jug. Other items you may want are a hat, sunglasses, and a towel. 

Looking forward to a great week!

Royal Invitational Looking For Committee Volunteers

Royal Invitational Looking For Committee Volunteers

We would like to invite everyone (old and new parents) to our kick-off meeting on Wednesday 5/31 @ 7pm in the band room. We will keep this meeting to 1 hour. We have several committee chair/co-chair positions to fill and will discuss these at the meeting. Looking forward to meeting you all! If you have any questions, please contact royalinvitational@hsehsbands.com

Lindsey

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Disney Spring Break Trip 2018

Disney Spring Break Trip 2018

Good morning HSE Band Parents and Students!!!!

We wanted to remind you that a very important deadline is coming up this MONDAY, MAY 15TH! That is the deadline to sign up for our Orlando Band Trip to Disney and Universal over Spring Break 2018. We need an accurate number of travelers signed up by this deadline because Music Travel will then go to the airlines to request a certain number of plane seats. Flight cost and the number of travelers will help determine our final cost, so as soon as we have flight costs, you will still have a 2-week window to cancel WITHOUT ANY RISK TO YOU FINANCIALLY. You can get EVERYTHING back. It is only after that 2-week window that the $100 deposit becomes non-refundable. Here is the document that tells you how to sign up for the trip and other info such as approximate cost, itinerary, etc.

 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515cd2be4b088ff85713e1e/t/58f41f06bf629a6e8816df85/1492393741431/Hamilton+Southeastern+HS+Band+Orlando+2018.pdf

Here is the website where you will sign up, make payments, etc.

 

https://www.musictravel.com

 

Disney and Universal, HERE WE COME!!!!!

 

Audrey Torres

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HSE Marching Band Info 2017

We recommend that EVERYONE tries Marching Band at least once in high school!


Marching Band is not required if you are signing up for a high school band class, but we believe it enriches your high school band experience a great deal! The Marching Band truly provides a supportive “family” environment, where students are encouraged to succeed academically and to become a part of something larger than themselves. Students learn the skills of time management, discipline, teamwork, leadership, communication, and how one’s individual work ethic contributes to the whole. We rarely have a student try marching band for a year and then not continue it through high school because                            they get so much out of the experience! It also provides a built-in support system of 150+ people!
 
We offer the opportunity to try out our June “Parade Camp” before fully committing to the Marching Band. All you have to do is show up for our week of rehearsals in June to see if Marching Band is for you!
In order to plan your schedules accordingly, we will have a full calendar out to you very soon. In the meantime, here are the summer and fall break dates to be aware of so that you can schedule your vacations, camps, etc. around our rehearsals. We promise it will be a positive experience and it will definitely be worth your time!!!!
 
Summer – WE ARE CUTTING DOWN THE AMOUNT OF REHEARSAL WEEKS IN THE SUMMER!
May – We will have a couple of rehearsals in May to get freshmen and first-year marchers learning the first steps toward how to march and play at the same time. These dates will be distributed with the calendar. Leadership team will also need to be at these rehearsals.
June – We will rehearse June 19-23 from 9am-4pm each day and perform in the Fishers Freedom Festival Parade on Sunday, June 25th!!
July – We will rehearse July 24-28 9am-8pm each day and July 31-Aug 4 from 9am-4pm each day. These are our most intense weeks because we learn a large portion of the show for the fall season during this time. We also have bonding activities though and it’s a lot of fun even with the hard work!
 
Fall Break
It is important to understand that Fall Break is our most competitive time for Marching Band. Similar to a fall sport, we have qualifying competitions during fall break and therefore it is CRUCIAL that everyone is in attendance at rehearsals and performances. We have worked out a schedule that allows for families to take a brief vacation or reprieve and then we are back to work at the end of the week for our qualifying competitions on Saturdays.
Saturday, October 14 – We will have a VERY IMPORTANT QUALIFYING COMPETITION (ISSMA REGIONALS) FOR OUR STATE CONTEST THIS DAY, SO WE WILL HAVE A FULL DAY OF REHEARSAL AND AN EVENING PERFORMANCE TIME.
Sunday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 18 BREAK – NO REHEARSAL
Thursday, October 19 – Rehearsal 2pm-9pm
Friday, October 20 – Rehearsal beginning at 9am and a performance at BOA (Bands of America) Indianapolis Regional Contest in the evening
Saturday, October 21 – Full day of rehearsal and possible competition (if we qualify) at Finals of the BOA Indianapolis Regional
 
For more detailed information, please visit our website: www.hsehsbands.com or email us:
 
Audrey Torres
atorres@hse.k12.in.us
 
Mike Niemiec
mniemiec@hse.k12.in.us

 

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Flow Marching Band Awards - 2016

Flow Marching Band Awards - 2016

Visual Awards

Best Newcomer -- - Ashabul Alam / Jaylen Booth

Most Improved Visual Award -- - Luke Chigges / Stephen MacKenzie

Golden Boot -- - Anika Powelson / Blake Myers

Constant Consistency -- - Nick Baehl / Heather Isaacs

Outstanding member in each class

Sub Freshman -- - Tim Martin

Freshman -- - Teddy Houseman

Sophomore -- - Chelsea Stockberger

Junior -- - Jackson Oriez

Senior -- - Bryan Burk

Color Guard Special Awards

Most Improved:  Somu Vara

Outstanding Subfreshman:  Laura Halverstadt

Freshmen:  Audrey Soel

Outstanding Sophomores: Nadya Phelps 

Outstanding Junior:  Sarah VanBuskirk

Outstanding Seniors:  Carly Valentine

Guard Captain Awards: Hailee Danks / Brittany Fornefeld

Percussion Special Awards

Outstanding Leadership – Tyler Battas / Derek Haag / Olivia Peerman

Most Improved – Daniel MacKenzie / Aaron Tanglertpaibul

Outstanding work ethic – Brooke Wade / Bryan Fornefeld / Matthew Renzulli

Drum Major Certificates – Mattie Davisson / Ethan Rowe

RCG Band Captain Certificate – Abby Galvin

Sub Freshman Recognition

Borkowski Sierra Trumpet

Bromm Lauren Alto Sax

Goergen Nathan Trombone

Grau Lauren Baritone

Halverstadt Laura Color Guard

Jones Elin (Ellie) Percussion

Martin Timothy Percussion

Miller Evan Percussion

Patch Madison Percussion

Tanglertpaibul Aaron Percussion

Wade Jenna Color Guard

RCG Most “Improved” Certificates – Contra / Color Guard

RCG Best “Work Ethic” Certificates – Flutes

RCG Five Year Marcher Certificates –

Grant Dalenberg

Abby Galvin

Patrick Keeling

Hannah Tannenbaum

Sean Mullen

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Thank You Pit Crew!

Thank You Pit Crew!

Thank you to everyone who joined our Pit Crew this marching season! Your dedication toward helping to move equipment and props, load and unload the trailer and truck, hold ropes, and anything else asked of you to support our band at football games and contests is very much appreciated! 

If you would like any information about our RCG Pit Crew, please contact Mike Wade at mikewade2731@gmail.com

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Order Your RCG Photos From Northcraft!!!

Order Your RCG Photos From Northcraft!!!

Go to our website or click on this link to go directly to the 2016 Photos:

http://photos.northcraftphoto.com/f462758558

Double click on the "event" you would like to view.

As you scroll through the pictures taken please hover over the picture and click on the "heart" icon.  This will automatically add the photo you wish to download to your "Favorites File."

After you have selected all of your favorites from that event, look in the upper left hand corner of the screen and you will see "My Selection"  Hover over       "My Selection" and a drop down menu will appear.  Click on Edit My Selection.

All of the pictures you selected as "your favorites" will appear all on one screen right here.  Highlight all of the pictures and right click your mouse.  Another drop down menu will appear and you will select download.  

You can also do this picture by picture if you wish as you find pictures of your RCG member.

There is no password required to download your photos this year.  

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Way To Go RCG in Mason, OH!!!

Way To Go RCG in Mason, OH!!!

Way to go HSE RCG!!! 

2nd Place & Best Percussion!!!!

 

 

RCG took 2nd place in Open Class at Mason with a score of 81.2  and our percussion won best percussion in class and best percussion overall.  This is particularly impressive because our percussionists beat Centerville who were a world class WGI national percussion finalist last year.  An incredible job by everyone!

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Pick Up Lost and Found in Band Room By Oct 17th

Pick Up Lost and Found in Band Room By Oct 17th

Lost & Found Items in the Band Room. Too many items to squeeze into a few photos. Prescription Ray Ban eyeglasses, lunch boxes, water bottles, jeans, sneakers, a dress, shirts, sweatshirts, socks, shorts, keys, beach towels, sheet music and other items. Please have your student look through the items. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Good Will, Monday October 17th.

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RCG Study Table is now!

RCG Study Table is now!

RCG Study Table is now!

 

Students in the RCG who earned a D-, or F in any class at midterm grades are required to participate in the STUDY TABLE / TUTOR program.  The basic highlights are:

 

 

Study Table is held at the main campus of Hamilton Southeastern High School. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday. The morning session is in the Lecture Hall (A136) and runs from 6:55 to 7:25am. The afternoon session meets in B133 and runs from 3:05 to 3:35.  You will not be admitted late, and RCG members are not allowed to attend Tuesday afternoon due to RCG rehearsals.  You must attend one session each Tuesday and Thursday. You are allowed only 2 absences. After the second absence a punishment will be assigned by your Director. 

 

If you have 3 absences from STUDY TABLE - you will be removed from the RCG!!

 

 

 

TUTORING:  If you are being tutored on a private basis with an adult, or attending tutoring sessions at school with a teacher or National Honor Society member, your obligation to attend Study Table may be met. You must provide written documentation to your coach/sponsor from your tutor that you are participating in tutoring at least one hour per week.  Those forms can be found in the guidance office hanging forms box, and in the bandroom on the info table.  Those forms must be submitted the day after your tutoring session to the Guidance office at the High School.  A teacher here at HSE can send an email to Mr. Davidson about your tutoring session as well.  We will NOT accept tutoring forms after the week you did your tutoring.

 

Please visit the HS Band website for more information and forms.  You may also contact Mr. Niemiec for more information.

 

Forms are attached:

 

Study Table Tutors

Study Table Memo For RCG

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Volunteers .... RCG Needs You!

Volunteers .... RCG Needs You!

Parents volunteers are vital to a successful Marching Band season. Without parent volunteers, MANY activities can not happen, including competitions, Royal Invitational, etc.  Most volunteer positions are filled. Still need help with pit crew during games and competitions.

REMINDER! In order for any Band Parent to volunteer for the 2016 Marching Band Season, a current Background Check MUST be on file with the HSE schools.  Visit the http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx for information.

If you're not sure of the status of your background check, contact Jen Barrett @ indyjen@hotmail.com

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