Hotel Information for Nationals in Indianapolis

You may reserve a room at the following location:

La Quinta - Indianapolis South
5120 Victory Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203

There are both doubles and singles available at our group rate of $72 (plus tax). Please ask for the rooms with "Reeths Puffer High School Band Parents" when making your reservation.

These rooms are going to go fast, so please make your reservations early.

Important Travel Information

Please also remember that there is a lot of construction in Detroit and roads will be closed.  In addition, President Obama will be in Detroit on Saturday as well.  It would be smart to leave extra time for travel and to carefully review and plan your route.

Please use the following link so that you can be prepared!


State Ticket Cost and Restrictions

Band Family,

Please note that tickets for State Championships are $18 per ticket.

They will accept CASH ONLY.

NO Credit Cards
NO Debit Cards
NO Personal Checks
NO Money Orders
NO Loans

There are no exceptions.  No cash = no ticket = no entry

Please also note that there are items prohibited from the stadium and your entry will be denied if you refuse to follow their guidelines.  Please use the link provided so that you are not caught off guard!




Hotel for State

We have finalized the hotel for state.  The group rate is $89 per night (use code 4GB to get rate). Rate is available until Oct 26th.

Hampton Inn Madison Heights
32420 Stephenson Highway
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Hotel is approximately 8 miles from Ferndale HS where the kids will be staying.


Important State Championship Information

Good Morning,

Please see the message below and open link for information.

To: MCBA Members and Band Booster Presidents

By now most directors have received a copy of the 2014 MCBA Championship Information booklet.

Contained in the booklet are recommended driving directions to Ford Field from various locations. After meeting with Ford Field, they have advised us that there may be still more streets blocked due to construction and more detours. Ex: Woodward Avenue is torn up in some areas due to the construction of the new RAPID RAIL SYSTEM.

IT IS HIGHLY recommended that you disseminate the link below to your band families. The link will take you to updated information regarding traffic around Ford Field. Just prior to departing for Ford Field, people should refer to the information on the link. The information will be updated as it becomes known.


Updated Itinerary

The updated itinerary for Jenison has been posted to the blog.  Please note the following changes...

Thursday: Hornline rehearsal will be 6:00-9:15, Saxophones report at 7:30.
Saturday: Rehearsal start time will be 10:00 instead of 9:00.


Donations Needed!

Dear Parents,

As we enter the final 6 weeks of this marching season, we will be busy traveling…some locally and some long-distance.  Below are items that we will need for these trips to ensure that our students have what they need to be at their best. 

Case of Gatorade (light blue, dark blue and purple colors are favorites) - 14 cases
Pop tarts - various quantities (used for breakfast at State and Nationals)
Granola Bars - various quantities (used for breakfast at State and Nationals, as well as snacks after Jenison and Rockford)
Nutrigrain Cereal Bars - various quantities (used for breakfast at State and Nationals, as well as snacks after Jenison and Rockford)
Chips (individual snack size bags) - 300 bags - Sam's Club sells these in cases of 35 and/or 50
Cereal Bowls (Gordon Foods sells these) - 400 bowls

Any items that can be donated will be greatly appreciated. You can drop off any donations to the band office Monday-Friday from 12-4 or when the band is rehearsing. Donations will be put into a practice room.

If you have any questions on these items, please call, text or email Cheryl Johns at 231.215.7093 or johnsfamily0420@yahoo.com

Thank you for your help!


BOA Information

Good Morning,

All of the information for the Bands of America Toledo Regional can be found on the right side of the blog.

It's going to be a great week!


West Shore Invitational Meeting

The Reeths-Puffer Band Parents (RPBP) will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, September 30, at 8:00pm in the High School Library Media Center. (LMC).  This meeting is for those who plan on, or are interested in learning more about, volunteering for our West Shore Invitational which is held at Rockford High School on October 25, 2014.  

We are looking for a lot of help, as this is one of our largest fundraisers.  It takes MANY hands to make this day run smoothly.  All jobs have a specified time frame and nearly all of them allow you to still see your child perform at the end of the night.  (we have an exhibition performance at the very end)

It's a great way to be involved without being overwhelmed with a huge commitment.  Please plan on attending this meeting if you are able.  Those who wish to volunteer, but can not make this meeting time, please contact Denise using the information below.

Denise Sheffer
(231) 578-0317

Thank you for all you do to ensure that our students are set up for success! 


Preview Show CANCELED

The Preview Show has been CANCELED due to weather conditions. Students will be dismissed for the day at 4:15pm.


Hotel for Bands of America Regionals

Below is the information needed for those who wish to reserve a room for the trip.  Hotels are for parents only...students stay with the band.

Please see the following information from Cheryl Johns

"For parents calling or reserving online, they need to use the code "RPB" in order to get the discounted rate of $89 a night. After next Friday, rate is subject to current hotel pricing ($99 per night at a minimum). They set aside 10 rooms for us (more will be available at the start of next week) and will release them next week if not used so we don't get charged for it.

The hotel this is set up for is only about 5 minutes away from Northville HS and 50 minutes from University of Toledo."

Hampton Inn-Northville
20600 Haggerty Rd
Northville, MI 48167


No SCRIP sales 8/30

Due to the holiday weekend, there will be no SCRIP sales this Saturday, August 30.


Schedule Information

Reminder: the schedule for next week is different than the original calendar, here is the schedule that was posted earlier this summer:
Tues 4:00-9:15 Full Band Rehearsal
Wed 4:00-9:15 Full Band Rehearsal
Thur 3:00-5:30 Full Band Rehearsal
5:30-6:30 Dinner & Dress
6:30-Done Football Game

Tag Day/Car Wash

Please contact Denise Herlein (231)744-7501 or Norma Sugarbaker (231)286-8869 to volunteer
Car wash workers:
- everyone please bring 2 towels to use on drying cars (not your mom's best linens - towels that are well loved, but still usable 
- we still need a couple of hoses, please call Norma if you can help with this.


Important Information

- The RPMB Discount Card sale ends next week - please turn in all money and/or any unsold cads on Tuesday.
- Tag Day and RPMB Car Washes happen next Friday (8/22) from 3:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday (8/23) from 9:00am-1:00pm. Guard and Drumline work Tag Day and Hornline and Pit work the car washes. ADDITIONAL PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR EACH OF THESE ACTIVITES.  To volunteer, please contact:
Denise Herlein (231)744-7501 
Norma Sugarbaker (231)286-8869 

Have great weekend!

Mr. Hodson


Donations Needed

Good Afternoon!

We are still looking for donations for this Saturday's Hot Dog Roast at Band Camp.

Freshman/Sophomore Families:  We are asking for donations of cookies.
Junior/Senior Families:  We are asking for donations of large bags of chips.

Please bring donations to band camp on Saturday morning.

Thanks for all of your help!


Correction to Calendar for Monday's Rehearsal

It appears that our original calendar showed a start time of 8:00am on Monday, July 28.  Instead, Monday's rehearsal will begin at 9:00am and conclude at 9:15pm.


Pre-Camp Reminder

Please remember...

Rehearsal starts at 8:00 (EIGHT O'CLOCK) on Monday and Tuesday.

Uniform fitting is M-W AFTER rehearsal. Fitting shall conclude around 10-10:15ish.

Please check calendar at top of blog for details.


Band Physicals JULY 23


Band/Sports Physicals will be held on July 23 during rehearsal.  The cost for this physical is $25 (make check payable to Reeths-Puffer Band Parents).  Tammy Provatas is graciously donating all proceeds to the Band/Guard program.

Please contact Tammy if you are interested: tprovatas@gmail.com 


Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to give your physical information to the athletic department.  Do not assume that they know that you have had a physical.  Be sure they receive the necessary information!