Ask a marching band student, "What's so great about marching band?" and their responses will vary, because there are SO MANY great reasons why it's worth the time and effort! If you are interested and would like to know more about marching band, please be our special guest at one (or more) of the section socials several of our band families our hosting this January. We really hope to see you there and share with you why we love RCG! Click HERE for details about our upcoming marching band section parties. Please contact Jen Waligora firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hamilton Southeastern High School will be honoring all seniors participating in the Royal Command and Guard along with other senior athletes at the football game on Friday, October 6, 2017. Please open the attached form, read the letter carefully, and follow instructions in order to be included in this special event!
A new form has been created to use when a reimbursement is needed for any out of pocket expenses a volunteer or Royal Guardian parent has incurred on behalf of the Royal Guardians.
The form will ask for you to list your name and address (if you would like the reimbursement check mailed to you). There is also a place for description of the expenses and amounts. Please be sure to attach all receipts when submitting for reimbursement. Create a PDF file for the receipts if you plan to email the form.
If you have any questions or concerns for Tracy Watkins, the RCG Treasurer, you can email her at email@example.com. Thank you for all your support and help with the Marching Band and Color Guard.
Click below to download form:
Northcraft Photo is proud to be the official photographer again this year for the Royal Command and Guard. We will be taking the full band photo, section photos, and individual photos of all Marching Band and Color Guard members on Friday, September 15th. Below you will find links to the order form. Orders are due on Friday during the portrait session. If for some reason your RCG member forgets their form, you can email your order to Mary Ackerson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday September 20th. We ask that all individuals be photographed whether or not you plan to order.
The Royal Invitational is a marching band contest that HSE hosts each year. On September 9th, we look foward to hosting our 11th annual contest. It will last for a large part of the day and into the evening. As of now, we don't have an official start time, but we expect it to begin around 1pm and finish up at the end with the RCG performing our show as an exhibition band. We do not compete with the other bands we are hosting. This is a HUGE fundraiser for our program!Read More
A mesage from our Royal Guardians Vice President, Kevin Velpel
Band Camp Schedule Week 1:
9:00am-12:00pm Visual Rehearsal outside with snack break 10:15-10:30am
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (Students need to provide their own lunch each day and CANNOT leave campus for safety/liability reasons.)
1:00pm Music Rehearsal
4:00pm Bonding/Activity Time coordinated by Leadership Team
4:45pm Dinner (Students need to provide their own dinner each day and CANNOT leave campus for safety/liability reasons.)
5:30pm-8:00pm Ensemble Rehearsal outside
The Booster Club is always looking to help families reduce the cost of participation. On August 12, in leu of practice, the kids will hold a Car Wash. Students will work in shifts (8:00am - Noon or 11:00am – 3:00pm) to wash cars in the HSE Parking lot (no rain date as the ticket is a donation if not used).Read More
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 email@example.com
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.
Here is the website where you will sign up, make payments, etc.
Disney and Universal, HERE WE COME!!!!!
Audrey TorresRead More
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!
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:
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 –
Sean MullenRead More
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Go to our website or click on this link to go directly to the 2016 Photos:
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.Read More