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Holiday Caroling Ensemble

posted Nov 14, 2018, 4:28 AM by Michael Garvey

Attached to this message is a document containing information for this year's holiday caroling ensemble. This year, the group is open to any interested brass and woodwind players. There is one rehearsal, the afternoon of the Monday before Thanksgiving. We will perform at the tree lighting ceremony, and two performances at community events during two school days in December.

Please open the document for all details. If you have not turned in your permission slip yet, it is not too late, I can take them at the Monday rehearsal.


posted Nov 14, 2018, 4:26 AM by Michael Garvey

Attached to this message is information regarding this year's Jazz Band. Please open the document for rehearsal and performance schedule, and expectations for membership.

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, November 14.

Band Section Jackets

posted Oct 29, 2018, 11:38 AM by Michael Garvey

We are placing an order for the black band jackets you've seen many of your fellow band members wearing. You can customize these with your name and instrument on the front, and your section (brass, woodwinds, colorguard, percussion) appears on the back. Order form and more info are in the file below.

Please have all orders and payments submitted no later than November 5.

Band Banquet - Thursday November 8

posted Oct 29, 2018, 11:35 AM by Michael Garvey

Attached below is an invitation and information on this year's Marching Band Banquet. Band members eat for free, family members may join the celebration for just $5 each. Please have money and RSVP's turned in to your band teacher no later than Friday 11/2.

There will be an opportunity posted soon to sign up to help with setup, preparing side dishes, and a few other tasks. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your support this season!

Contest at Lakeland HS - Saturday 10/27

posted Oct 21, 2018, 7:30 AM by Michael Garvey

Attached to this post, please find all necessary materials, including detailed schedules for pit crew members and spectators. Schedule highlights are as follows:

10:30 AM  - Rehearsal begins at LHS
1:30 PM - End rehearsal, lunch provided, prepare to travel (allowing more time here than last travel outing)
3:00 PM - Depart for Lakeland HS
We will have the opportunity to stay and watch bands before our award ceremony.
10:45 PM - Arrive back at LHS

Lakeland High School is located at 1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake. Bands begin performing at 5:30 PM.

Hope for dry, warmer weather!

HOME SHOW 10/20 Band Member Information

posted Oct 14, 2018, 7:26 AM by Michael Garvey


Attached please find band member details for this Saturday's (10/20) rehearsal and performance. There will be much more going on behind the scenes over the course of this day, and student volunteer help will be needed at various points in the afternoon, but this schedule applies only to our rehearsal and performance details.

Rehearsal will be 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You are on your own for lunch. Staff will meet the band (dressed, ready) in the band room at 5:00 PM to warm up for our performance. Make sure you are on time!

This show is always a very special one - thank you in advance for making this a great week and an outstanding performance!

Solo & Ensemble Information

posted Oct 12, 2018, 6:25 AM by Michael Garvey

This year's MSBOA District 16 Solo & Ensemble Festival will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Rochester High School. The opportunity to perform will be discussed in class. Please take a look at the attached forms if you are interested in participating.

Keep in mind... Solo & Ensemble participation is a very common data point when students apply for entrance into honors bands and university music programs. Students with aspirations to continue with music beyond high school are highly encouraged to participate regularly.

Please see me with any questions.

UPDATED ** Contest at Livonia Franklin - Saturday 10/13 ** UPDATED

posted Oct 4, 2018, 11:46 AM by Michael Garvey   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 2:04 PM ]


Attached to this post, please find all necessary materials, including detailed schedules and maps for bus and truck drivers, pit crew members, and spectators. Schedule highlights are as follows:

8:00 AM  - Rehearsal begins at LHS
11:15 AM - End rehearsal, lunch provided, prepare to travel
12:30 PM - Depart for Livonia Franklin HS
3:15 PM - 2nd competition performance of the season
6:00 PM - Arrive back at LHS

Livonia Franklin High School is located at 31000 Joy Rd, Livonia. Bands begin performing at 3:00 PM.

Schedules for future weeks may differ depending on the specific show schedules. This has become a shorter travel day - we will remain in uniform for the duration of our stay. A small snack will be provided, but there will not be the opportunity to visit the concession stand.


posted Oct 3, 2018, 1:43 PM by Michael Garvey

Attached below is a link containing the schedule for our afternoon and evening homecoming activities.

Marching band will gather at 12:30pm to practice our halftime arrangement.
The parade will step off at 1:00pm, we will play the fight song as part of the pep assembly right afterward, which ends at about 2:30pm.
Call time for the football game will be 5:15. We will warm up, rehearse with our alumni band, and march to the stadium.
We will perform Mvt 1 only at 6:40, before the game.
Alumni band will join us to play the fight song, alma mater, and Star Spangled Banner just before the game begins.
At halftime we will provide music as the court enters.

Then... no rehearsal Saturday!

State Championship Apparel Ordering

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:29 AM by Michael Garvey

Band Families - 

The online store for state championship apparel has opened! Please have all orders placed no later than October 6.

It works like this:
- select your items from the online store
- view your shopping cart when finished
- under Shipping, choose "Deliver to your school via the group order"
- proceed to checkout
- be sure to choose Madison Hts Lamphere in the High School Name drop box
- input all other requested information
- verify that shipping option is "Deliver to your school via the group order"
- select credit card, input card information, and click Place Order

Orders placed this way will be delivered to the contest we are attending at the end of October, and you will not be charged for shipping.

Happy shopping!

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