Weekly Updates

Week of October 16

MSBOA SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL – This is an optional event in addition to the band program’s curriculum. Students sign up to perform a solo or ensemble music selection. The deadline to register for MSBOA District XII Solo & Ensemble Festival is TODAY, October 20 @ 4:00 PM. Click here for information and click here to register. You must print the form and submit it with payment to the white mailbox in the band room (on top of the file cabinet next to the music library) or give it to Adam at Pep Band at 4:00 PM today. Email Adam at only with questions that are not answered in the 2 links above.

NOTE: Percussion Ensemble Octet students that were selected by Adam will not submit a registration form for that specific performance. Adam has already registered the group, but the members will need to pay $10 each to cover the registration fee. If you are performing additional solos/ensembles, you must submit registration forms for those events.

  • Jazz Ensemble will rehearse from 2:30 – 3:30 PM in the band room.
  • NHS Music Boosters will hold their monthly meeting for October at the Northville District Library in the Carlo Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.
  • Dismissed from Class: 1:50 PM
  • Depart NHS: no later than 2:10 PM
  • Perform at Meads Mill: 2:40 PM
  • Jazz Ensemble will rehearse from 2:30 – 3:30 PM in the band room.

Percussion Ensemble Octet will met in the band room during 1A Seminar from 7:30 – 8:20 AM to receive music for Solo & Ensemble and rehearse.

See the top of this page for District Solo & Ensemble Information.

Click here for Pep Band details. There are no buses, trucks, or trailer for Pep Band. It is best to carpool with other students or parents rather than everyone driving individually. Be safe as there will likely be quite a bit of traffic on the way to Belleville!

  • Attire: Northville Colors & NHS/Band Spirit Wear
  • Locations: Northville HS Band Room / Belleville High School – 501 W Columbia Ave, Belleville, MI 48111
  • Report to NHS Band Room: 4:30 PM (4:00 PM if you need music)
  • Depart NHS: 5:00/5:15 PM (~1 hour drive with rush hour traffic and construction)
  • Enter Belleville HS Stadium: 6:15 PM

Find all information on the MSBOA Music Opportunities tab or by visiting the MSBOA Website.

Jazz Ensemble rehearsals are in the band room at 2:30 – 3:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until the Band-O-Rama Concert on Friday, December 1, 2023.

  • PARENTS must email both Mr. Rumbell and Adam regarding any student absences to be in compliance with the “Attendance Policies & Procedures” section of the Band Packet. This includes arriving late or leaving early from rehearsals (during and after school) or performances.
  • The band’s policies and procedures must be followed in addition to reporting absences during the school day (see Northville High School’s Attendance Guidelines).
  • A limited supply of extra shirts (S/M/L) have been ordered and can be purchased on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. See Adam to purchase with cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle – T-shirts ($24), crewnecks ($39), hoodies ($49).
  • Available inventory:
    • SMALL – 2 t-shirts, 3 crewnecks, 3 hoodies
    • MEDIUM – 3 t-shirts, 2 hoodies
  • This parade is at 6:30 PM on Friday, November 17 and precedes the tree lighting ceremony at 8:00 PM in the Northville Town Square.
  • The band will march in the parade performing “A Christmas Special.”
  • The Band-O-Rama Concert is at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 1 and features Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Bands, Drumline, and a Marching Band finale.
  • Tickets: $10 at or cash at the door (free admission: 12 & under and 65 & older).