Band Update

Schedule for Festival Week:

Thanks for your support this week as we combine in the morning to get ready for our district festival on Thursday. Jazz Band will not meet this week.

4/10-Monday –

7:00AM – Concert Band rehearsal


7:00AM-Symphonic Band rehearsal


7:00AM-Concert Band rehearsal


7:00AM-All bands call time with concert dress/instruments

7:20AM-Bus departs for Rigby HS

8:45AM-Bus arrives in Rigby

9:00AM-Symphonic Band Warm-up

9:30AM-Symphonic Band perform

11:00AM-Concert Band Warm-up

11:30AM-Concert Band perform

12:30PM-Stop for lunch in Idaho Falls

1:15PM-Load busses

2:00PM-Return to HHS


No jazz band


A New Start Next Year

I’ve announced to the students that I won’t be returning to Highland as band director next year to pursue the challenge of raising my son. I have found it increasingly difficult to find time for my family during the last couple of years, and I’ve realized that the band students at Highland need a teacher who can devote more time to the position than I will be able to next year. It is a heartbreaking decision, as the band has provided me with so much joy over the last 3 years. I know that this is truly the best decision for both my family and for the band family, even though it hurts right now.

I am working with the administration diligently to find the best possible replacement to direct the band in what I am sure is going to be a stellar 2017-18 school year. This band community has my eternal gratitude for the amount that they have invested in me. I am looking forward to hearing the great things that the band will be playing in the future.

Mr. Emerson