BPAH 101

·       BPAH – Band Parents Association of Huntington – we are the parent/guardian volunteers who help to support the HBDMB – Huntington Blue Devils Marching Band


·       Get on the BPAH Remind to stay up in the know.

      HBDMB 2021 GOOGLE  CLASSROOM CODE - rxjxdgk

BPAH 2023 REMIND CODE Text @bpah23 to 81010

Facebook HBDMB group name: Huntington HS Blue Devil Marching Band

ParentSquare: HBDMB announcements from Director Andre Rizzuto


·       Always be early by about 15 minutes. Being on time means being on the field ready to play your instrument at the starting time.


·       On days with “sectionals” practice starts earlier. Ask your student about the schedule.


·       Band season is a short, but it requires a full commitment. Go with the flow and know that the weekends belong to band.


·       Competition days can sometimes be longer than you think. Try to be flexible with your schedule.


·       It is possible to play sports or be in drama club and also be in the HBDMB. Speak with a band leader to learn how.


·       Uniforms – make sure they get hung up after competitions and periodically laundered according to instructions. Jim Dandy gives the band discounts on uniform cleaning. Uniforms also include wearing black socks, dinkles (band shoes) and gloves. Colorguard has a separate uniform that changes each season.


·       You don’t have to attend all of the competitions, but try to attend at least one…or some. Having a cheering section helps boost the morale and they really are enjoyable to watch.  In the beginning of each competition, the band will shout “Blue” the audience replies “Devils”. Be sure to get in the spirit.


·       Thursday night before Syracuse, go watch the band’s last performance at home. It is truly memorable.


·       If you can, go to Syracuse. The BPAH has a tradition of welcoming the band at the hotel. You will feel the love and excitement.


·       With the beginning of the school year the kids may seem super busy, but they often do well because they have to practice time management.


·       You will be surprised at how much they enjoy band camp. The days are long, but infused with fun!



·       Volunteer. We have small jobs and big jobs that need your help throughout the year. It can be a great way to spend time with your kids, and our volunteers are essential to the band’s success. We have a Sign up for small jobs. Please talk with us about other ways to get involved.