CHS NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS
Congratulations to this year's CHS National Merit Semi-Finalists: Andrew Duffy, Chloe LeCates, Kayley Olewicz, Anise Overton and Emma Sweigert! We are so proud to announce that four out of the five (Andrew, Chloe, Kayley and Anise) are marching band students!
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE
Congratulations to French Horn player Jonah Bergman for his acceptance into the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble! He was accepted after a very competitive audition process.
MIGHTY MARCHING KNIGHTS SHINE AT FULTON COUNTY MARCHING BAND EXHIBITION!
Our Mighty Marching Knights truly shone with their crowd pleasing performance of “Havana Knights” at the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition on Saturday evening. The Band proudly represented CHS to all of Fulton County Schools!
Many thanks to all of the parents who volunteered for the Exhibition on Saturday. The Band greatly appreciates your time, support and manpower!
ANOTHER BIG WIN FOR CENTENNIAL!
Friday night was an exciting one for the Centennial Knights when they won another football game against Cambridge H.S., as the Band cheered them on to victory. Go Knights! Video coming soon of the band’s half time performance to the About Us tab above. As always, many thanks to our parent volunteers!
Come on our to our home game this Friday vs. Chattahoochee H.S. We will send reminders and more details about this game on Thursday via email, and it will be posted on this website. Wear your band spirit gear (available under Spirit Gear tab above) and show our proud spirit!
MARCHING BAND SECTION AND SENIOR PICTURES AVAILABLE
Section and senior pictures taken during band camp are featured in the newly released Football Program (contact Karen LeCates for purchase) and available for purchase from Legacy Studios. To view and purchase pictures:
Go to: LegacyStudios.com
Click on "Buy Pictures"
Enter event code: 6090B181
Click on thumbnail image
Look for the green "Buy" tag in the upper left corner
Please note: In email exchanges with Legacy, they clarified that digital images are not sent on a CD; a downloadable file is offered. If you want to place a photograph order, please contact their Customer Service at 800-348-4360.
Special Note: Since marching band was not able to practice on Monday (9/11) and Tuesday (9/12), there will be a full band practice on Monday (9/18) including woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard from 4 - 7 p.m. Pizza will be provided!
CHS MARCHING BAND DISPLAYS GREAT STYLE AWAY FROM HOME!
The marching band students definitely displayed great style for Centennial fans and those of Johns Creek High School at Friday's victorious away football game during the half time performance (video coming soon under the About Us tab above)! Go Knights!
Many thanks to all of the parents who volunteered for this away game. We greatly appreciated your willingness to travel to support the Band and for giving your all late into the night!
Now mark your calendar for the next away game (Friday, September 22nd) and the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition (Saturday, September 23rd) which are both at Cambridge H.S. Please see information about the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition below. We will send reminders and more details about these events on Thursday via email, and it will be posted on this website. Wear your band spirit gear (available under Spirit Gear tab above) and show our proud spirit!
FULTON COUNTY MARCHING BAND EXHIBITION
The marching band will perform at the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition at Cambridge H.S. this Saturday, September 23rd.
9am – Report to CHS for practice
2pm – Eat lunch, change into uniforms, load truck
4pm – Buses depart for Cambridge
7:40pm – CHS performs
10:00pm – Arrive back to CHS
Please note that the students should eat breakfast before reporting since they will not eat lunch until 2pm. This lunch must be packed. You will not be allowed to leave campus. Our band will provide Jason’s Deli sandwiches for dinner to students, staff and volunteers at the Exhibition. A few weeks ago, students and volunteers received a Google Doc to choose their sandwich type. If you did not respond to this request, you will get a turkey sandwich that day. Students will not be allowed to leave the stands to go to the concession stand.
For full event information including performance times, evaluator bios, live stream info., etc., visit the following web page: www.fultonperformingarts.org. Once there, click on the FCMBE tab for a drop down of details.
The event is a ticketed event. General Admission $5. Children 5 years old and younger are free. Proceeds support the FCS Performing Arts Department.
SAVE TIME, AVOID LINES at the gate and BUY TICKETS NOW ONLINE. Purchased E-tickets can be printed at home and scanned at the gate or scanned on your smart phone at the gate. Gate opens at 5pm. www.ticketor.com/fultonperformingarts
Special Note: Due to Irma and Fulton County cancelling school on Monday (9/11) and Tuesday (9/12), all band rehearsals on those days are cancelled. If any other schedule changes happen, we will let you know (Twitter, email, Remind).
Friday was another memorable Centennial Homecoming Event starting with the parade and food trucks. Despite the last minute loss, the football team put forth a valiant effort throughout the game. Congratulations to the entire Homecoming court, but especially to our very own band members, senior trumpet player Andrew Duffy and junior french horn player Jonah Bergman! The band was thrilled to have so many alumni join us for the evening.This exciting event ended with the band’s amazing performance of Havana Knights complete with scenery props (click on About Us tab above to view video). Thanks to Roger Howery for shooting the video and to Reed Wenger for editing and posting! Also a huge shout out to Jennifer Willis for these fabulous photos!
As always, many thanks to all of our dedicated parent volunteers – chaperones, pit crew, concession stand and the following who painted props last Tuesday: Kathy Purser, Tiffany Alexander, Michele Mobley, Andrea Warren, Lara & Arlan Maltby and Barb & Sonny Crowe.
Now mark your calendar for the next game which is away at Johns Creek HS on Friday, September 15th. We will send reminders and more details about this game on Thursday via email, and it will be posted on this website. Wear your band spirit gear to the game (available under Spirit Gear tab above) and show our proud spirit!
MARCHING BAND PAYMENTS
The final Marching Band payment was due July 31st. As of Aug. 1, accounts with unpaid balances will not receive the $50 discount and will be charged back for this amount. Under My Account (above), select Previous Purchases and click on the order number with a balance due at the top or look for the blue box at the top of your screen that indicates you have orders with a balance due. Next, look for the "make a payment" button to proceed with your payment. If you have more than one open order, they must be paid separately.
Super Seniors in the Fortress!
RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA CUTS EVENING SHORT FOR MARCHING BAND
Just as the Mighty Marching Knights were about to take the field at South Forsyth H.S., the skies opened up. Thanks to Mother Nature, marching band fans will have to wait another week to see the progress on the Havana Knights show. Before heading for shelter, the band had enjoyed a fun first half playing stand tunes and cheering on the football team.
Many thanks to all of the parents who volunteered for this away game. We greatly appreciated your hard work and good spirit as we scrambled to get the students and equipment out of the rain!
CENTENNIAL HOMECOMING GAME & MORE – YOU’RE INVITED!
Come to the Centennial High School Homecoming Event!
Friday, 9/8, 5:45pm
Parade, Food Trucks, Football vs. Alpharetta HS
Celebrating Past, Present, and Future Knights!
Details for the Marching Band include:
5:15 pm - Marching Band students report dressed in their blue band shirts, black shorts, long socks and marching shoes to dress in full uniform for parade and game. Students also wear blue shirts during school day.
5:40 pm - Line up for Homecoming Parade
5:45 pm - Parade starts (Band will march from CHS and then head to stadium to prepare for game.)
7:05 pm – Alpharetta Band performs show prior to kick-off (kickoff @ 7:30 pm). Centennial Band will perform post game.
We will send reminders and more details about the Homecoming Game on Thursday via email, and it will be posted on this website. Wear your band spirit gear to the game (available under Spirit Gear tab above) and show our proud spirit!
NEW DRESS CODE FOR MARCHING BAND OUTDOOR PRACTICES
Mr. Reid and Mr. Ehrlich are now requesting that marching band students wear white shirts and dark shorts to all outdoor practices. The shirts should be mostly white, meaning it is okay if they have some graphics or writing. The shorts should be black, navy, dark gray, etc. There are two reasons for this policy: (1) it encourages students to wear the coolest clothing possible to rehearsal, and (2) setting drill is considerably easier when students have matching attire. This practice is seen at many other high schools in Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties. Students were briefed on this change at close out after Fridays’ game. Thanks for your cooperation!
SIGN-UP NOW FOR FFA CONCESSIONS
Don't forget to sign up now to work the FFA Concession Stand! Earn $10 credit for each shift worked. Pay down your Band fees ($100 Concert Band is due now). Details here.
CHS BAND: A FAMILY AFFAIR
Our band is powered by parent volunteers - We need YOU!
We ask that each family volunteer 4 or more times throughout the Marching Band season. We are currently recruiting volunteers for all Friday night games, Marching Band exhibition & competitions, parades and pizza sales & distribution. To sign up, click on the Volunteer Tab above!
Fulton County Volunteer Video Training: Volunteers are required by Fulton County to complete this 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!
SPIRIT GEAR - BUY ONLINE
Show your Band pride for this year's season by purchasing Spirit Gear which is available above under the Spirit Gear tab! The new designs are in and look great! If you didn't get a chance to pre-order, it's not too late. You can order online, and your selection will be delivered to your Band student at practice. Show your Knights spirit as you volunteer, at performances, and around town.
Thanks to Michele Mobley for being our lovely model!
Hearing protection: $10
Water bottles: $10
String backpacks: $10
Assorted Spirit Wear
Questions: contact Kristin Holland.
THURSDAY PRE-PRACTICE PIZZA MEAL
At the end of practice on Tuesdays, parents collect money from students who wish to have a pizza snack before Band practice on Thursdays. This is optional and the pizza MUST be ordered and paid for at the end of the Tuesday night Band rehearsal.
Please bring exact or small change to help our parents!
Menu: Cheese or Pepperoni pizza - $1.50/slice
Pizza will be distributed from the auditorium lobby FFA concession stand window.
At pickup time, drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase (water, Gatorade & sodas $1.00-$1.50, chips & crackers $0.50, candy, cookies & pastries $1.00).
COPY PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Mr. Reid and Mr. Ehrlich are looking for a concert band parent who is interested in helping to make copies of music. There will be no need to commit to a set weekly time. The schedule can be flexible. There will probably be pockets of time with more to do (right after concerts, etc.), and then pockets of time with nothing. The directors will teach you how to use the copier/scanner. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact either Mr. Reid or Mr. Ehrlich. Thank you!
OCTOBER 5: FALL CONCERTS
On Thursday, October 5th, each concert band will perform a Fall Concert during its scheduled class time in the auditorium:
Band Spirit Wear will also be for sale (“Cash & Carry”) at a table in the auditorium lobby.
2017 TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS
Applications for the Tri-M Music Honor Society are due this Friday (September 29) at 4pm. All students are eligible for membership.Tri-M members complete ten music-related service hours and perform in the Tri-M Recital while maintaining their GPA and full participation in the CHS Fine Arts Department. Seniors will be recognized in the graduation program and will have the opportunity to wear the Tri-M Honor cords at graduation. Contact Mr. Ehrlich or Ms. Burney with questions. The link for the application is https://goo.gl/forms/BmoRsPMcSSTaEa5g1 Also, click here for more information.
CONCERT BAND ATTIRE
Concert Band tuxedos were fitted on Monday, September 18th, during class periods. If you simply need alterations and purchased your tux prior to last school year (2016/17), Savvy Formalwear at North Point Mall will do this free of charge. If you purchased your tux last school year through Tuxedo Warehouse and need alterations or would like to use their trade-in program, please click here.
Our band directors have decided that students will no longer wear cummerbunds, and will now wear black bow ties rather than blue ones. The band will provide one new black bow tie for each student free of charge.
Fittings for Concert Band dresses were on Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th, during class periods. If you were not fitted, first contact Christy Lawrence and then pay for the dress either on this website (look for the Concert Dress under new forms on My Account/Forms tab) or send in a check/cash to the Dropbox by Mr. Reid's office. Checks should be made out to CHS Band Boosters. Payment is due before delivery. Questions: Contact Christy Lawrence
CONCERT BAND FEES DUE
All current Marching Band families have accounts and can login to the same account to pay their Concert Band Fees. $100 Concert Band fees are due and can be paid by clicking on My Account/Forms on the toolbar above. Then scroll down to New Forms to see the concert fees. Some students submitted their Concert Band forms, so if you do not see this form under New Forms, then click on My Account/Previous Purchases. Click on the order number that has a balance due.
You may pay the $100 in one payment or in two payments of $50. These fees are used to fund special instructors and clinicians who are brought in to work with each Band and instrument section in preparation for LGPE. Fees will also be used to purchase music, instruments, instrument accessories and electronic equipment that are needed to make the different ensembles within the Band program function. Concert Band fees are not included in Marching Band Fees! Please pay these fees soon to support our fantastic Band program!
Issues with Online Payments: Some folks have reported issues with online payments. We are investigating with the website developers, but it appears that this occurs when someone tries to apply an account credit and PayPal payment at the same time. If you have this issue, please submit the account credit first, then go back and initiate a payment separately. If you continue to have issues, please help me diagnose the problem by taking detailed notes of what you have done & what screens you are seeing and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
Questions: Contact Barb Crowe (Student Accounts) or Karen LeCates (Co-President).
DISTRICT V HONOR BAND/ALL STATE REGISTRATION & ETUDES
District V Honor Band/Round 1 All State auditions will take place on December 9th. The District V Honor Band event is on February 2nd and 3rd, and the All State event is March 1st - 3rd. All students interested in auditioning can access the etudes on the GMEA website. To register for auditions, students must give Mr. Reid $25 cash or check to "CHS Band Boosters" in an envelope labeled with student name and "District V Honor Band/All State Registration" by September 26th. Please do not put in dropbox until after you have told Mr. Reid that you are auditioning.
CONCERT BAND ATTIRE
Fittings for Concert Band students that need to purchase a tuxedo were originally scheduled for this Monday, September 11th, during their class period. Due to the cancellation of school, these fittings will be rescheduled. Please try on your tuxedo from last year. If you need to buy something new, whether it is only one piece or the entire tuxedo, we are using Tuxedo Warehouse as our vendor. Here are the details of this program. If you simply need alterations and purchased your tux prior to last school year (2016/17), Savvy Formalwear at North Point Mall will do this free of charge. If you purchased your tux last school year through Tuxedo Warehouse and need alterations or would like to use their trade-in program, please click here.
Concert Band female students that need to purchase a concert dress will be fitted this Wednesday, September 13th, during each band class period. Please try on last year’s dress to decide if you need a new one. You may purchase one on this website by clicking on the My Account/Forms tab above and then scroll down to New Forms, or send in a check/cash to the Dropbox by Mr. Reid's office. Checks should be made out to CHS Band Boosters. Payment is due before delivery.
Questions: Contact Christy Lawrence