Welcome to the Haleyville Band Booster Blog. There will be frequent updates, especially regarding Concession Stand information. Visit frequently.

Proud to be a Band Booster

Out of the seven Alabama home games the Haleyville Band Boosters have been scheduled to work at the concession stand, we have sent a full compliment of workers to TWO thus far and the Arkansas (9/24) and Vanderbilt (9/24) game rosters are full with volunteers.  We can be very proud of ourselves as we are well on our way to fully staffing all of the games.  To really appreciate this effort, this is our first year doing anything like this and the management at Centerplate has already made several positive remarks regarding our commitment and the enthusiasm we display in our Dreamland BBQ stand.  We will continue to need to "beat the bushes" for more volunteers at several of the future games but we can all be proud of our accomplishments so far.

Meet and Greet Meeting

Thursday May 19 at 6:00 pm

The Haleyville Band Boosters will hold a "Meet and Greet" for Varsity, Intermediate, and Beginner Band students and parents that are currently in grades 6-11 on Thursday, May 19, 6 PM, in the HHS band Room.

If you are an existing band student or are interested in band and want to know more about what the band has to offer, you are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served and the Band Director and Band Booster Club representatives will be available for questions.

For more information please contact Kevin Thompson at 269-0210 or Candi Head at 494-5484.

2011-2012 Color Guard Selected

Congratulations are in order for the exciting group of  performers that will make up the
HHS Marching Band Color Guard for 2011-2012:

Katie Sims Captain

Natalie Poole Co-Captain

Jessica Barton

Robin Bates

Hailee McNutt

Courtney Lovett

Haley Swinney

Courtney Cummings

Hope Barnett

Brooke Wilson

Lacie Rowe

Misty Evans

Drum Major

Congratulations to Leigha Edwards in her selection as 2011-2012 HHS Marching Band Drum Major.

From Mr. Tolbert:

"Unfortunately this is one of the worst parts of my job-telling students who I care for dearly that they did or did not reach a particular goal. Although the scores were extremely close I would like to congratulate Leigha Edwards for being the drum major for the 2011-12 Haleyville High School band. Marshall Burrell will be the assistant drum major. Thanks you to both for a job well done."

Doughnut/Bake Sale Update

The HHS Band boosters netted over $1200.00 during the Bake Sale/ Doughnut Sale this past weekend.  Expenses were slightly over $300 leaving a substantial profit for a one day sale. 

 Special thanks go to the Boosters that were there to "man the tables" and do the legwork.

Congrats to the Fundraising Committee for pulling this off. 

Anniversary Calendar Sales

Anniversary Calendar Sales

The Haleyville Bandbooster Club is again promoting the annual Community Birthday and Anniversary Calendar. This has traditionally been a GREAT fundraising opportunity to add to your student account. If students need additional forms or did not get their original please contact Sharon Finelli.

Vote this Week

Election Ballot for

Haleyville Bandbooster of the Year

Please cast your ballot for ONE Booster that you feel has gone beyond what is normally expected of a Bandbooster. This award represents a member that has demonstrated their ability and willingness to have remained actively involved in promoting and facilitating the activities of the Haleyville High School Band and demonstrated a high level of cooperation and initiative that has remained consistent throughout the year. The Award will be presented at the Awards Banquet on May 5, 2011.

Please circle ONE:

Rickey Edwards

Evelene Faircloth

Sharon Finelli

Awards Banquet Forms Due

Attention Haleyville Band members:

The Banquet forms you recently received are due on Monday April 18, 2011. We need to get your orders in so we can order dinners appropriately. Please have them ready by the end of Band practice.

Thanks, Banquet Committee

Band Booster of the Year Award

It is time to vote for the HHS Band Booster of the Year for 2011.  This year we are asking that you submit a nomination to Mr. Tolbert between today and the end of the school day on Friday April 8, 2011.  Nominate only ONE active Booster member that is up date to with their membership dues.  Mr. Tolbert and the Booster President will then tally the top three nominations and post them on the Blog.  Then during the week of April  18 through April 22 give your vote to Mr. Tolbert and the winner will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 5, 2011. 

Annual Band Banquet

Band Banquet Information

The HHS Band Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 at the Ninth Avenue church of Christ.

This year there is a choice of hamburger steak or grilled chicken. Each band members meal will be provided by the band boosters. Dinners for parents and or guests can be purchases for $8. each. Information is being sent home this week so that dinners and preferences can be ordered.

If you have questions call
Becky at 269-0493 or Judy at 269-0413.

MPA Success

Congratulations to our Haleyville Symphonic Band.

This evening our Roaring Lion Symphonic Band participated in the Alabama Bandmasters Association MPA (Music Performance Assessment).  They scored an outstanding "Superior" overall rating as they performed before a panel of judges at Florence High School. 

While there was some trepidation and self-doubts by some of the band members, their performance was challenging and  difficult.  They rose to the occasion and sounded much more accomplished and skilled than they thought they would.  Our band represented Haleyville very well (once again) and as a community we can be proud of their accomplishments.

  Way To Go Band

Quad County Schedule

Don't know which kids are going so I am sending to all I know address.

Hey folks, here is the Haleyville Roaring Lion Band TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY (02-26-11)

9:00 to 12 NOON - rehearsal

TBA - directors meeting

12:00 - 2:30 - lunch break

2:30 concert band on stage

...3:00 concert

Haleyville Roaring Lion Band TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY (02-25-11)

Depature time 8:15ish

9:00 - 9:30 registration and directors meeting;

9:30-11:30 tryouts (Results posted after tryouts are complete)

11:30 - 1:00 lunch at Northwest cafeteria

... 1:00 - 3:00 rehearsal

3:00 - 3:30 break

3:30 - 5:30 rehearsal

5:30 - 6:30 dinner at Northwest cafeteria

6:30 - 8:30 rehearsal

arrival time at HHS 9:00ish

2011-2012 Haleyville Majorettes

Congratulations Majorettes

Congratulations to the following 2011-12 Haleyville High School Majorettes:

Names are in no particular order with the exception of captain!!!

Abagail Poole - Captain

Ana Bagwell

Audra Rye

Caroline Walker

Christine Lakeman

Makenzie Holley

Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work. All girls need to meet at the band parking lot this Sunday afternoon (February 20, 2011) at 1:15 to carpool to the uniform fitting. All girls must have $100.00 cash for the fitting.

Mrs. Farris and Mr. Tolbert

All-State and District Band winners

This year Haleyville High School Band will be sending 6 members to the 360 member 2011 Alabama All-State Band Festival and 9 will attend the District Honor Band.  This is a wonderful achievement for our band members.

All-State Senior High School Level

John Cagle:  Trombone (White Band)
Morgan Johnson: Flute (Blue Band)

All-State Junior High School Level

Ashley Adamson:  Flute
Haley Finelli:  Clarinet
Courtney Jones:  Clarinet
Amber Edwards:  French Horn

Attending the 2011 Alabama Bandmasters All District Band:

Senior High School

Morgan Johnson
John Cagle
Jacob Bowman
Zach Aderholt

Junior High School

Ashley Adamson
Haley Finelli
Courtney Jones
Amber Edwards
Josh Aderholt

A well deserved CONGRATULATIONS to all of the attendees.  Your dedication and hard work is paying off.  You are all an asset to Haleyville and the Roaring Lion Band.

Booster Meeting POSTPONED (February)

Due to Pizza Delivery
The Band Booster meeting for February will be POSTPONED untill
Thursday Feb. 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

Inaugural Parade Itinerary

Haleyville High School Band
Inaugural Parade January 17, 2011

General information: Students need to be on time and have instruments/equipment with them and load on trailer except woodwinds which go on bus. All students should show up in whatever they plan to wear under their uniforms. Students should prepare for cold weather and wear some type of long underwear or pants that will not show through uniform. Please avoid blue jeans if at all possible!!! There will not be any place to change when we get there so make sure you can just put your uniform on over your travel clothes. Students will need money for two meals both fastfood. The boosters will take care of getting biscuits for the kids for breakfast. We do plan on stopping at the Galleria in Hoover on the way home. Students may shop and eat in the food court in the mall. I appreciate all students participating in this wonderful opportunity for our band, school, and community. Best behavior is a must!!!

(Parade route is seven blocks long)

4:00 AM Arrive at Haleyville High School – Load anything on the trailer that may need loading, get your uniform, and load buses.

4:30 AM Depart for Montgomery

6:00 AM Restroom stop Flying J

7:15 AM Restroom stop Rest Area Interstate 65

8:30 AM Arrive in Montgomery – Dress and prepare for line-up

9:45-11:30 AM Parade

12:00 PM Load Buses – We will find a place to change, use restrooms and get a snack before departing for the Galleria.

2:00 PM Arrive at Galleria in Hoover – Students may eat and shop

4:30 PM Depart for Haleyville High School

6:30 PM Arrive at Haleyville High School

Inauguration Parade Update

Haleyville Band is still set to attend the Inauguration Parade in Montgomery on Monday, January 17, 2011.  The organizers have asked the we start lining up at between 7:45 am and 8:30 am.  Busses will need to leave at 4:00 am.  We will also be taking the trailer to carry instruments etc..  Band members should be dressed in the clothing they will be wearing under their uniforms.
Chaperones:  Space is limited for Chaperones.  Contact Judy Melton at 296-0413 if you would like to chaperone this event.

Another Important Note:

Quad County Honor Band Cancelled

(until further notice)

January Booster Meeting Notes

Booster Meeting Summary

Several important issues were discussed at the January meeting of the Band Boosters on 1/4/2011.

Quad County Honor Band will be held this year on 1/14 and 1/15 at Bevil Community College in Phil Campbell. We will be taking a bus which will depart at? TBD? The concert will be conducted on Saturday 1/15 in the Bevil Auditorium at 6:00 (?) pm.

All-State tryouts will be held on 1/29/2011 at Florence HS.

Pizza Kits Fundraiser from Little Caesar’s will be held from 1/5/2011 through 1/21/2011. Money will need to be turned in on 1/21/2011 and delivery will be on 2/1/2011 with pickup scheduled for 4:pm. ($4 per kit will go to student accounts).

• The Fundraising committee recommended and the Boosters agreed to have a Valentine’s Day Dance to be held on 2/12/2011 at a location TBD. CHAPERONES NEEDED.

• HHS is one of about 20 bands that have been invited to march in the Inaugural Parade in Montgomery in 1/17/2011. Bus departure will be at ZDT (Zero Dark Thirty of about 4:00 am. ouch).

Easter Pictures will be promoted this year, with a $15 sitting fee going to the boosters ($5 per student, $10 to boosters). It will be held on? TBD?

Construction Committee will NOT meet the third Saturday this January but will be moved to a later date to be determined.

• Any questions, clarifications, or corrections can be facilitated by calling Roy at 485-2363.

• Thanks to everyone that has worked so hard these past few months.

Updates for 2011

On behalf of all members of the Haleyville Band Boosters we wish all a very Happy New Year.


This should be an exciting year for the Band and the boosters as we follow-up on many of the activities that have been started in the recent and remote past.

The Fundraising committee has been developing plans to initiate a "Valentine's Day Dance" in February 2011. This will be discussed in more detail at the next Booster meeting on January 4, 2011.

The Little Caesar’s Pizza kits will be sold this year from January 5, 2011 to January 21, 2011.  We should be able to have delivery of the kits in time for Super Bowl XLV to be held on February 6, 2011.

The band is initiating preparation for the Symphonic Season and many band members have been practicing for All-State tryouts as well as other Honor bands to be held in the coming months.

Our Band Director, Mr. Tolbert has been making plans to move his family to the Haleyville area in the coming weeks and they will be looking for a house to rent in the area. Any suggestions can be forwarded directly to him.

There are tentative plans to field a "Pep Band" this year for a few of the home basketball games. More details to follow.

Hope to see a good turnout at the Booster meeting this week at 6:30 pm in the bandroom. 

Regency Mall Concert

The date and time for the Haleyville Band Concert at Regency Mall has been confirmed as December 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm.  Bus departure will be posted soon but expect to leave early enough to give the band an opportunity to shop a little at the Mall. FYI the Brooks HS Band will be playing their Concert at 6:00 pm.

Christmas Concert Date Change

The HHS Christmas Concert scheduled for December 7, 2010 has been moved to December 14, 2010.  It will still start at 7:00 pm.  The Booster meeting that was changed to Monday December 6 to accommodate the Christmas Concert will remain the same.

Veterans Week Concerts

Here is a list of the concerts the Haleyville Band will be performing in honor of Veterans around the Haleyville Area:

Saturday November 6, 10:00 am at Haleyville City Hall

Monday November 8, 7:00 pm at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Haleyville.

Wednesday November 10, 9:35 am at Haleyville High School in the Gymnasium.

Wednesday November 10, 1:35 pm at Haleyville Elementary School in the Cafetorium.

What do you think of the new "Christmas" Band Logos. 
Pick A or  B:
                              A:                           or                      B:

Winston County Game

Here are the details for the October 29, 2010 football game at Winston County.

Call time is 4:30 pm.

Busses will begin loading at 5:10 and depart no later than 5:30 pm. 

Chaperone's are needed for tonight's game.  Please call Judy at 269-0413 to sign up to chaperone.

Senior Night

Friday October 22, 2010 will be "Senior Night" at HHS.  The Senior Band members, Football players, and Cheerleaders will be involved in their LAST home game on this night.  They are going to be recognized by the crowd for their participation, dedication and achievement.  This will take place before the game starts on the field at Bubba Scott Stadium and they will be accompanied by their parents. 

*** Parents need to be at the stadium at 6:10 pm. ***
*** Line-up on the field will begin at 6:25 pm. ***
*** Students can remain in their uniforms ***

*** The Ceremony should take about 20 minutes to complete. ***

Call time for band will remain 5:30 pm

Pell City Results

*** All ONE'S again ***

Our young men and women once again did an outstanding job at Pell City Marching Band Competition again this year.  They scored all ONE'S and earned BEST IN CLASS for Majorettes and Band.


The Haleyville Roaring Lion
Marching Band

Pell City Competition

This Saturday, October 16, 2010 will be the final Marching Band Competition for our Haleyville Lions Band.  They had a GREAT showing at the Renaissance Invitational in Florence, earning straight 1's to receive a "Superior" rating with the Majorettes receiving the "Best in Class" award.

(Band Boosters will be providing lunch at the competition site).

Here is the itinerary for Pell City:

Call Time: 7:30 am

Load buses:  8:15 am

Buses depart:  8:30 am

Performance :  12:20 pm

Awards classes A, AA, AAA:  3:40 pm

Arrive Haleyville:  6:30 pm

*** Good Luck Band ***

Straight ONE'S at Renaissance Invitational

*** Straight One's ***

The Haleyville High School Roaring Lion Marching Band received STRAIGHT ONE'S at the Renaissance Invitational Marching Competition in Florence over the weekend.  It is a remarkable achievement to be recognized as a "Superior" Band and all sections receiving "Superior" ratings!!!  Our Majorettes were recognized as "Best In Class".  WTG !!!


Your school, your parents and your community are very proud of the young men and women that are the HHS Marching Band.  Your dedication, hard work, perseverance and character have left a lasting impression on those who are aware of the obstacles you have overcome.  We know that even greater accomplishments are in your future. Pictures will follow as soon as they are forwarded to the Blog. 

Next Stop: Pell City Marching Competition Saturday 10/16/2010.  Stay tuned for more details.  This will be our final competition of the season.

Away Game at Midfield

Call time for the away game at Midfield this Friday, October 8 will be 3:30 pm.

Bus departure will be at 4:15

The Band will be eating Arby sandwiches en route once we get to Jasper. Travel to Midfield will again be in their under armor. Color Guard, Majorettes and cheerleaders will need to travel in their uniforms this week .

We would like to thank Trader's and Farmers Bank for their generous donation this week to provide "Eats" for the Band and Cheerleaders.

If you would like your child to have a different lunch you may provide it to them, just let Tabitha E. know so we do not over-order.

Chaperone's are needed. We would like to maintain a student to chaperon ratio of no greater than 5:1. That means we need 12-13 chaperone's. If you would be willing to help out in that capacity please contact Judy Melton at 269-0413.


BAND MEMBERS: Breakfast this week will be at 6:45 am at
Sunny Home Baptist Church.


If all parents were to bring ONE "LAST" CASE of water to the band room this month it should finish off our Marching season. Leave the cases in the foyer entrance to the band room and we will put them in a secure location.

Renaissance Invitational Itinerary

Good Luck Today

Saturday's performance time at the Renaissance Invitational Band Competition in Florence, Alabama will be at 1:30 pm October 9, 2010.


8:15 -
Warm-up/ Rehearsal in Band room
9:15 -
Load Trailer/ Dress in under gear
10:00 -
Load buses
10:15 -
Depart for Florence
11:15 -
Arrive in Florence
11:30 -
Eat at Florence
12:00 -
Get dressed and unload Trailer
12:45 -
Line up for warm-up
12:50 -
Warm-up AREA B
1:20 -
1:30 -
1:50 -
Change into street clothes
6:30 -
7:45 -
Load buses for Haleyville
9:00 -
Arrive in Haleyville

Snack Committee will meet at 8:30 to pre-make sandwiches etc. in preparations for their 11:30 lunch.  We will have water available and students need to bring enough money for souvenirs and food for the day.

Did we mention how important it is to ...
Have a good breakfast

Photos with Senator Bedford

On Tuesday October 5, 2010 after school the band will be gathering to snap a picture of our new band trailer with Senator Bedford and the Haleyville Band members.  It will be posted in the Northwest Alabamian Newspaper in the following few days. 

All Band members are expected to wear their Spirit Shirts for the photos.

NOTE: Later in the day at 5:30 the Band Booster Board of Directors will be meeting and the general membership meeting will follow at 6:30.  We are going to make a better effort at finishing our meeting in a timely manner this month.  If anyone has new business to discuss please bring it to a Board member for inclusion on the agenda for the month.

Homecomming Day Events...

Today will be busy for everyone at Haleyville High School.  Band members are to report to the bandroom at 8:00 am after checking into your home-room.  Pep rally at HES starts at 8:30.  Then at 9:30 another pep rally at HMS and afterward move to HHS to return to your classes.  Band will be called out at 11:45 am and the Band Boosters will provide hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch to be cooked at the stadium in from of the concession stand.  At 12:45 band can start to line up for the parade that is scheduled to start at 1:30 pm.  Parade will start in front of HHS and travel through the downtown area.  Following the Parade, the HHS pep rally will be held at 2:30 in the HHS gymnasium. 

Call time for game will be 5:15 pm in the bandroom.

Fundraiser Committee Meeting

A Fundraising Committee meeting will be held in the band room at 5:30 pm Thursday September 30, 2010.
There are many important and new issues to be discussed and developed at this meeting.  All committee members are urged to attend and members at large are welcomed to provide input.

The Lions host Hamilton Aggies at Home

This week the Haleyville Lions will host the Hamilton Aggie's at Bubba Scott Stadium with kickoff starting at 7:00 pm.  Band call time will be 5:30 with plans to march onto the field at 6:15 pm.  After the terrific performance at Fayette the community is looking forward to the halftime show this week.

Also: the following day (Saturday) is our FIRST competition at West Morgan County High School in Trinity, AL.  Call times and departure will be posted when available.

Away Game at Fayette

Call time for the away game at Fayette this Friday, September 17 will be 3:30 pm.

Bus departure will be at 4:45.
(Please note changes in departure time)

The Band will be eating at 3:30.  We will be collecting $4.00 per student to order a chicken finger box lunch provided by The Galley restaurant in Haleyville. We will be eating in the band room while the band is in their under armor.  Travel to Fayette will also be in their under armor.  Mr. Tolbert will be contacting the Band Director from Fayette to make arrangements for the Color Guard, Majorettes and cheerleaders to have facilities to change into their uniforms.

If you would like your child to have a different lunch you may provide it to them, just let Mr. Tolbert know. Please have your students (and anyone else wishing to eat with the band) bring the $4.00 to Mr. Tolbert no later than Thursday so we can have an accurate count of how many box lunches to order.

Chaperones are needed. We would like to maintain a student to chaperon ratio of no greater than 5:1. That means we need 12-13 chaperones. If you would be willing to help out in that capacity please contact Judy Melton at 269-0413.

BAND MEMBERS: Breakfast this week will be at 7:00 am at a location TBA.

All parents are asked to bring ONE CASE of water to the band room this month during the Marching season. Leave the cases in the foyer entrance to the band room and we will put them in a secure location.

Looking SHARP Band

There were accolades and compliments galore directed toward the Band for their performance at the Dora game Friday night.  School Administrators, Board members, parents and other students were found talking about the pride they had for "our" Band.  The Band looked good and performed good - we even had a little ambulance excitement thanks to the Color Guard.  The Band looked SHARP as they marched onto the field and performed their "Intro" into the stadium with their performance of "Big Red" , which was well received by all and might become a Haleyville tradition at our home games.

Friday was also the introduction of several new Band Booster activities including; our new trailer with the new band logo, which everybody seems to like, the Spirit Store was well managed and a great success, and the introduction of the "gift giveaway" prizes from local merchants looks like it has caught on as well.  The Football Programs sold well with many compliments about its' high quality and the addition of the inserts which is adding a little more interest in the game.  And let's not forget, this was the proud introduction of our new Band Director, Mr. Reggie Tolbert, to the Haleyville community as well.  Great job Mr. T., we know it was not easy.  All in all it sure looks like the band program overall is moving in an exciting new direction. 

Congratulations go to all who participated in making this Friday such a memorable and impressive night.

****   WATER STILL NEEDED   ****

All parents are asked to bring ONE CASE of water to the band room this month during the Marching season. Leave the cases in the foyer entrance to the band room and we will put them in a secure location.

Spaghetti Dinner

Announcing: The date for our 19th Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be:

September 24th starting at 4:30pm.

Once again we will be offering an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner with salad and vegetables at the Haleyville High School Cafeteria prior to the Game against Hamilton. We still need volunteers to help at the cafeteria to cook, serve, collect tickets and clean up.  Please contact either Gail at 485-3522 or Marie at 486-1933 to help. Join us as we show our support to our Band.

Tickets can be purchased from any band member or Booster member and are still $7.00.

All proceeds go to Band Boosters and the Band student selling the ticket.

Home game versus Dora

This will be our first home game of the season and I know all of us are excited. The Band looks and sounds great, we will have a new Band Director, a spirit store, prize give-aways, a new supplement to our great football program, and many new Band members whose parents will see them march at home for the first time Friday.

Why wouldn't we be excited ???!!!???

Call time will be 5:30 and the band will be ready for inspection at 6:00. They will then march from the band room onto the field.


All parents are asked to bring ONE CASE of water to the band room this month during the Marching season.  Leave the cases in the foyer entrance to the band room and we will put them in a secure location.

Football Schedule

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Here is the football schedule for the coming 2011-2012 season

8/26 - Winfield - Home
9/2 - Tarrant - Home
9/9 - Dora - AWAY
9/16 - Fayette - Home
9/23 - Hamilton-AWAY
9/30 - Oak Grove- AWAY
10/7 - Midfield - Home
10/14 -Good Hope-AWAY
10/21 -Corner - AWAY
10/28 -Winston - Home


Band Booster Meeting

Tuesday September 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm in the Band Room. An increase to 65 marching band members has added to our responsibility and we are happy to accept the role. It also means we have much business to attend to this month. We will start at 6:30 and try to make the meeting as efficient and expedient as we can without cutting anyone off , but not allowing us to ramble either. Have your committee reports ready and we should have a smooth but productive night. Hope to see as many as possible there.

Band Booster Board will meet at 5:30.

PS. The band did a great job at Tarrant Friday night (quite a few proud parents there)!!!
Update: GREAT attendance at tonight's booster meeting. The meeting lasted over 90 minutes, and we still did not get to everything!! New booster members please be aware that not all meeting last this long. It is the beginning of a new year and there is much work to do. As a board, we will try to get more of the "busywork" done outside of the meetings so the regular meeting will not last so long. Thanks to all that attended and we hope to see you at Friday's game.

Away Game at Tarrant

Call time for the band this Friday, September 3 will be 2:00 pm.

Bus departure will be at 2:30 SHARP.

The school administration is providing THREE large buses for our use to the Tarrant High School Stadium. 

Directions to Tarrant can be found by clicking here.

We will need to feed the band this Friday and we will be collecting $4.00 per student to order pizza.  We will be eating at the stadium at Tarrant high School while the band is in their under armor.  Pizza Hut will be delivering Pizzas at 4:45 to the Tarrant HS Stadium.  Beverages will also be provided.  After eating dinner they will dress into their uniforms and take their seats around 6:00 pm.  We will also find a place near the  stadium for the Colorguard, Majorettes and Cheerleaders to change into their uniforms.  If you would like your child to have a different lunch you may provide it to them, just let Mr. Tolbert know.  Please have your students (and anyone else wishing to eat Pizza) bring the $4.00 to Mr. Tolbert or the Drum Major no later than Thursday so we can have an accurate count of how many pizzas to order.

Chaperones are needed.  We would like to have a student to chaperone ratio of no greater than 5:1.  That means we need 12-13 chaperones.  If you would be willing to help out in that capacity please contact Judy Melton at 269-0413.

BAND MEMBERS:  Breakfast this week will be at 7:00 am at First United Methodist Church on 9th Ave.

Photos Needed

We would like to ad current pictures of our band as the year goes by.  We already have a link (Band Photos) to some pictures, including last year, but wouldn't it be great to keep an ongoing pictorial diary of the games, events, competitions, Honor Bands and general activities of these talented and hard working young men and women that make up this years' Haleyville Roaring Lion Band.  The easiest method is to either copy any pictures you might have to a flash drive, give it to either Mr. Tolbert or a Booster Officer and it will be returned to you. Another method is to copy your pictures to a cd and get it to us.

Looking for pics of:

Band Camp, Pep Rally's, Games, Cookouts, Walk-through, Candid pics around the band room, anything concerning the Band this year.  Email any questions or comments here.

Away Game at Winfield

Call time for the band this Friday, August 27 will be 4:30 pm. 
Bus departure will be 5:15 SHARP.
This year we will be travelling in THREE buses because the cheerleaders will be travelling with us.  Any shoes that were ordered through Tuscaloosa Music will be in by Wednesday so they will be available for the game.  The under armor shirts and shorts were ordered last week but as of Monday we have not received confirmation of delivery.  The Band Director is working on obtaining more details.  In the event that the Under armor is not delivered this week, band members need to wear their white Spirit shirt and white shorts.

A note to parents: Please remember that the band will be not allowed to eat while in uniforms, so please provide nourishment after school and expect them to be hungry after the game.  Additionally, the band will be playing stand music during the 3rd period and refreshment's will be provided by the hosting team (water and possibly soft drinks as well).  Let's hope we have a good turnout to support our teams.  If you need directions to Winfield High School,  go to the Football Schedule Link in the home page and click on the word "AWAY".

Chaperones for the Winfield game will meet with Chairperson (Judy Melton) at 5:00 in the HHS bandroom

Band "Walk-Through" and Cookout

On Thursday August 26, 2010 at 5:30 the HHS Marching Band will perform parts of their half-time show for parents and any other interested community supporters to view.  Then they will regroup and invite parents to join them on the field for the traditional "Walk-Through".  Parents will be asked to walk with their students as they go through their routine.  It is always alot of fun and afterward we will have snacks, refreshments, hot dogs and hamburgers.  We should be eating about 6:00 pm. Hope to see a crowd there.

See You At Bubba Scott Stadium

Construction Day Saturday

This Saturday August 21, 2010 the Booster construction crew is scheduled to meet at 8:00 am in the band room to re-stain the bandstand and other miscellaneous tasks around the band room.  All are welcome to chip-in.

"Emergency" Booster membership meeting

On Thursday August 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm we will be having a Booster meeting to have a vote on purchasing a new trailer for the band.  It is not really an "emergency" but there is some mild urgency to expedite any decision.  The band students will be practicing untill 6:30 anyway so it should be rather painless to attend.  Hope to see you there.

FYI: current plans are to have the band march to the staduim after practice at 6:30 and play a fight song or two, then march back to the bandroom for dismissal.

Meet the Lions Monday

On Monday August 16 2010 Haleyville High School will host their annual "Meet The Lions" rally in the HS Gymnasium.  Start time is 6:00 pm.  Our band will be in rehearsal until around 5:00 to 5:15 pm, then break to changing into their Spirit Shirts and eat something before moving to the Gym.  Parents can bring something for their band members to eat, or send money for them to run down to get something close by.  It will be great fun and this will be the first public performance of our outstanding young men and women of the Roaring Lion Band. 

$5000.00 Donation to Boosters

That's right!! State Senator Roger Bedford and State representative Mike Millican have collaboratively given a check for $5000.00 to the Haleyville Band Boosters for the purpose of purchasing a new Trailer.  Rickey Edwards was instrumental in contacting their offices and explaining our "problem" of growth and added that we needed a larger trailer to accommodate our growing numbers. Without a great deal of fanfare and paperwork Mr. Tolbert was presented a check on Monday, August 2, 2010.  The Trailer committee is currently looking for a 16 foot or larger trailer that will meet our future needs. Mr. Tolbert has expressed his belief that with the current interest and activity in the band program, Haleyville Bands should exceed 100 members in the next few years.

Here are the email addresses for their offices if you would like to drop them a "Thank You" note:
Senator Roger Bedford: senbedford@aol.com
Representative Mike Millican:   mike.millican@alhouse.gov

P.S.  Don't forget to mark Thursday, August 26 on your calendar as the day we get to see and hear our Band perform their show for the community at Bubba Scott stadium.  Parents will also be invited to "walk-through" the routines with your band member at 5:30 pm, refreshments and food provided.

Band Rehearsal Times

On Thursday August 5, 2010, the band will have a rehearsal from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
 No rehearsal Friday.  Starting August 9, 2010, the band will have after school rehearsals from 3:00 to 5:30 pm M-Tu-Wed-Thur, unless otherwise noted.

Band Camp Completed

Congratulations to all the extremely hard working and persevering young men and women that make up the HHS Marching Band for 2010-2011.  This may have been among the hottest and most strenuous Band camps in recent memory!  According to your band director, "this was the hardest working group of kids I have ever worked with", adding " I have never seen a band come so far in just 5 days".  Even after 5 days of withering heat and hard work, band members can be heard talking about the excitement they still have about putting this years' show on the field.  Congrats go out to all the parents and boosters that made the picnic a memorable event this year too.  GREAT JOB TO ALL. 

Football Program Ad Sales Deadline

The sales of ads in our HHS Football Program is one of our biggest fundraisers.  We have until August 10 to get all of our information in to the Program Commmittee for inclusion in the 2010-2011 Program.  If you know of any businesses or individuals that want to place an ad please call Evelene Faircloth (412-1290 or email: faircloth@centurytel.net) or Gail Burrell (485-3522).  You can also get a mesage through by contacting Band Booster President Roy Skaggs at 485-2363 or email: rskaggs001@centurytel.net

Fruit Donation by Piggly Wiggly

The Piggly Wiggly store located on Hwy 13 has very graciously agreed to donate fruit to the band for the first week of the Band Camp starting next week,  It would be nice to stop by to say thanks to them.  Any questions can be clarified by the Snack Committee chair, Tabitha E Added thanks to Tim Goar of Goar's Big Star Supermarket for adding banana's to the fruit donation on Thursday.