The band raised just over $1800 this weekend at the Centennial Kroger. Thank you to Dana Edwards and Susan Campbell for coordinating the fundraiser! And a huge thank you to our own drum line and leadership students for working at this event!
We have the following immediate needs for volunteers this week! Friday 8/17: Home Game – Chaperone, Visitor concession stand sales and grill master. Please sign up here. Saturday 8/18: Prop Volunteers – Many hands needed to build and decorate props for the show! Please sign up here. Saturday 8/18: First Aid Volunteers - assist students with minor 1st aid needs and supervise 1st aid kit during rehearsal. Please sign up here. Click here to access all our Marching Band Season Volunteer SignUps. This link is also available on the Volunteer tab of the band website.
Volunteers are required by Fulton County to register and completethis video training EVERY YEAR. Since all our band parents will be volunteering :-), you must complete this registration. So, grab your license or other GA issued ID and click through to complete at your earliest convenience!
This Week’s Schedule (click HERE for the full band calendar): Monday, 8/13 from 4pm-6pm: Brass & Percussion Marching Band Rehearsal Monday, 8/13 from 4pm-7pm: Color Guard Rehearsal Tuesday, 8/14 from 6pm-9pm: Full Marching Band Rehearsal Thursday, 816 from 4:15pm-7:15pm: Full Marching Band Rehearsal Friday, 8/17 from 6:00pm-11pm: First Home Game – BLACK Socks, BLACK Show Shirts Saturday, 8/18 from 9am-5pm: Full Marching Band Rehearsal
The Visitor concession stand (located on the Visitor side of the field) is run by band parents and all proceeds support the band program. Please patronize this concession stand at all home games! Volunteer at the stand during games and you will be able to park behind the concession stand. Questions: contact Sandy Vigliotta at email@example.com
A big thank you to Dorota Steltenpohl, Lara Maltby, and Arlan Maltby for spending three hours on Saturday cleaning the parent closet. You three rock!
CURRENT NEWS CONCERT & MARCHING BAND
All Band Students: TWO forms due by Friday, 8/17!
Syllabus forms must be submitted to Google Classroom.
Instrumental Rental Contracts must be submitted in the folder across from Mr. Reid’s office
Concert band class fees are now loaded onto each student’s account, and may be paid on Charms or by depositing a check in the band dropbox by Mr. Reid’s office. Orlando trip deposit of $200 is due by September 20, and may be paid on Charms or by depositing a check in the band dropbox by Mr. Reid’s office.
FFA Concession Stand – Spots Open to Band Students in August, November, and March The CHS Foundation for the Fine Arts runs an after-school concession stand by the bus ramp for the benefit of our students. Students and/or parents can earn $10.00 credit (no cash value) each by staffing the FFA concession stand after school. Click HERE to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/WPXUz7. You may also access the SignUp from the band website by clicking HERE. For questions, please contact Tracy Stetzer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Florida Indian River Citrus Fruit Fundraiser – August 13-26 A brand new fundraiser starts Monday, August 13. Students will be bringing home information & order forms. Orders must be turned in by 3:30pm on Monday, August 27. Students earn $ for each order assigned to them (online & manual orders). Fruit will be delivered to CHS in December. Students are responsible for picking up/delivering all of their orders (including any orders assigned to them online). Online ordering is available at www.floridaindianrivergroves.com (organization ID 995588). Questions? Email Amy Kennedy email@example.com
Concert Attire Time! For Tuxedo’s: Measurements will be taken on Wednesday, August 15th. If you are a returning student and already have your tux, please try it on to make sure it still fits.
Tuxedo Warehouse has a great trade in program ($50). They will also do your alterations free of charge. If your tux needs to be altered, please bring it to class on Wednesday, August 15th.
The cost for your Tux this year is $119.50 + $8.37 = $127.87
For Dresses: Fittings will be done by Ms. Christy during class on Wednesday, August 15th.
If you are a returning student this year, please try on your dress and make sure it still fits.
The cost for your dress this year is $60.
PAST NEWS MARCHING BAND
Check the Band Calendar HERE for a month of Firsts! First School Week’s Schedule: Tuesday, 8/7 from 6pm-9pm: First Tuesday Full Marching Band Rehearsal Thursday, 8/9 from 4:15pm-7:15pm: First Thursday Full Marching Band Rehearsal Friday, 8/10 from 4:30pm-8pm: Drumline Performs at Centennial Kroger Donation Days Saturday, 8/11 from 10am-1pm: Drumline Performs at Centennial Kroger Donation Days
Other Firsts in August: Monday, 8/13 from 4pm-6pm: First Brass & Percussion Marching Band Rehearsal Monday, 8/13 from 4pm-7pm: First Color Guard Rehearsal Friday, 8/17, call time 5:30pm: First Game! (BLACK Show Shirts, LONG BLACK SOCKS) Monday, 8/20 from 4pm-6pm: First Woodwind Marching Band Rehearsal
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Parent meeting as we wrapped up Band Camp last Friday night. (If you would like to receive a copy of Band President Jesse Tilly’s presentation, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.) We learned more about what goes on behind the scenes in planning and implementing an awesome band program, approved the full band budget, and made a fantastic jump on our volunteer sign-ups for the 2018 marching band season. Thank you to Amy Kennedy for creating our volunteer staff notes display! Our students showed incredible progress in what they learned so far in band camp - we can’t wait to see it all come together over the season!
Speaking of rehearsals . . . prior to Thursday rehearsals, the band sells pizza slices to the students which are pre-ordered at Tuesday's rehearsals. We need a band parent to volunteer as our Pizza Coordinator for this season. This is a great way to get to know our students! If interested, please email Leslie Gibson at Lrg@tgc1.com. . . . . . From 5:30-5:50pm on Tuesday (just before rehearsal), volunteers will take orders/payments for Thursday Pizza served prior to rehearsal. This is optional and the pizza MUST beordered and paid for prior to the Tuesday night band rehearsal. Menu: Cheese or Pepperoni pizza - $1.50/slice Please bring exact or small change to help our parents! Pizza will be distributed from the inside window of the FFA concession stand. At pickup time, drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase (water $1.00, PowerAide & sodas $1.50, chips $0.50, candy and cookies $0.50-$1.00).
Come out to our local Centennial Kroger on Friday, August 10 from 4:30-8:00pm and Saturday, August 11 from 10:00am-1:00pm to support the band. Our fantastic drum line will be playing while leadership students collect donations. Be sure to thank the Kroger management team for their continued support of our band program! Parent volunteers are also needed to supervise students and tow the trailer. Please sign up here.
The amazing show and game experience that our directors, staff and students create cannot happen without family support! This is why the program requires that each family volunteer at least 4 times per season. Every event on the band calendar requires many volunteers, with jobs to meet every talent and times to meet every schedule.
So . . . pick your dates, pick your slots, and join us in supporting our kids' best high school experience! Click here to access our Marching Band Season Volunteer SignUps. This link is also available on the Volunteer tab of the band website.