Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Weekly Update: Nov. 29th - Dec. 2nd

Weekly Announcements...     Nov. 29th - Dec. 2nd, 2016

*  6th Grade Band Weekly Performance Examples:  Please go to "Google Classroom" where you will find the weekly method book assignments.  Examples must be played for the band director at the end of each week and may be either recorded in the form of an audio or video and attached to Google Classroom OR performed "live" during band class on Thursdays, during a study hall, intervention or after school on either Thursdays or Fridays.

*  High School Concert band Performance Exam:  Playing examples are due to Mr. D. no later than Friday, January 6th.  Information can be found on the High School Band "Google Classroom".  Performances may be either recorded as an audio or video and attached to Google Classroom or performed "live" either during a study period or after school as long as it is done by Jan. 6th!  Test materials are available in the band room and include:  (1) major scale in correct rhythm and utilizing appropriate octaves, (1) chromatic scale, (2) technical examples from the current holiday concert repertoire, (1) example for sight reading ( will be distributed but not taught).  Please see the Google Classroom login code on the band room whiteboard.  Good luck!

*  Holiday Concert Bake Sales:  It is officially holiday concert season!  For each of the 3 concerts we are asking that everyone please bring-in a baked good to contribute to the bake sale.  It helps if items are pre-packaged in either plastic bags tied shut or zip lock bags.  We don't want to be slicing cake or pie as there will be no plates or flatware available.  The concerts are as follows:  

High School - Monday, December 12th - 7:00 PM
Grades 7 and 8 - Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 PM. 
5th and 6th Grade - Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 PM

Please see the Music Department Handbook for information on proper concert attire!

All performances are in the Centerburg High School Auditorium.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekly Update - 11/ 14 - 11/18/ 2016

This Week:  Nov. 14th - 18th

Jazz Band:  Monday and Wednesday 3:00-3:45 PM

High School Concert Band:  Replace "Home Alone Christmas" with "The Polar Express" in your folders.  Percussion players please check the updated percussion assignments and be sure all parts are being performed each day.

6th Grade Band Weekly Assignment:  Exercises # 77 (La Bamba) and # 78 ( Skill Builder ) - due by Friday.  Until we get our new "Google Classroom" site up and running you may either play your example "live" for me on Thursday or record yourself on either your computer or i-phone and e-mail it to me (chuck.dettmar@centerburgschgools.org)  We should be good to go with Google Classroom for next week's assignment!

Pep Band:  We are just waiting for the AD to let us know at which games they'd like the band at.  Will let you know ASAP!

High School & Middle School OMEA District 10 Honor Band Members:  Please do not forget the first rehearsal at Mt. Vernon on Tuesday, November 29th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. 

Buckeye Candies:  There are currently "tons" of buckeyes ready for pick-up and distribution in both the band and choir rooms.  Please take yours home and pass them out today!

Concerts:  The Holiday Concerts are coming-up.  Please be sure you are aware of the dates and the proper attire.  All information is on the Centerburg Music Blog and in the Music Department Handbook!  If you have any questions or concerns please let us know. For all of our new students and parents, please be aware that concerts are worth a 100 point grade and students are required to participate.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Holiday Concert Bake Sales:  We ( the music teachers and music booster association ) have decided that we'd only go with one "big" bake sale each year, thus the "Holiday Concert Bake Sales".  We'd appreciate it if every student would bring in one baked good for sale during their concert.  Baked goods may be delivered to either the band or choir rooms the day of the scheduled concert, or may be brought directly to the bake sale tables as they arrive for warm-up before the concert.  Either way it helps us to raise the funds we need to give the music students items they need during the school year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Big Weekend for Music

Don't forget that this weekend there are a lot of things happening in the Music Department:

Friday November 11 the 7/8 Grade Choir presents the musical One Magic Moment

  • All students involved should be in the Choir Room by 6:00 to warm up and prepare to go on stage. 
  • The show starts at 7:00pm in the auditorium and is free.
  • We hope to see you there! 

Saturday and Sunday November 12 & 13 BUCKEYE WEEKEND!

  • This weekend we will be getting together to make the buckeyes to fulfill the orders taken over the past two weeks. 
  • If you have not already, please sign up for a time to come help. 
    • Three shifts Sat and three Sunday (9-12, 12-3, 3-6)
  • We need everyone to come together to get this accomplished. Please come help roll, dip, package, and deliver buckeyes! 
Thank you for your continued support of our students and the music department!! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Weekly Update 11/7 - 11/13

That's all Folks!

Hey everybody...

Thanks for a super marching band season!  

Because of you the Trojan Pride Band is "on the map" as one of the premier bands in Central Ohio.  While we can definately use a little break, we're already excited about the prospects for next season, and are already planning  ahead!  
Go Trojan Pride!

Just a few of things...

#1  Uniforms will be sent out for cleaning this week.  Please remove your shoes and any valuables that may still be remaining in your garment bag.  

#2  Buckeye payment envelopes are now due!  Please turn them in to Mrs. Culbertson or Mr. D.  ASAP!

#3  Don't forget what time you signed-on to help make buckeyes this coming Saturday or Sunday!  We need your help!

#4  High School Jazz Band has officially begun and practices are from 3:00-3:45 Monday and Wednesday afternoons beginning on Monday, Nov. 7th.

#5  We need some more pep band members.  Right now we only have 1 trombone and 3 drummers.  Could use a few more saxes too!  See Mr. D!  An official pep band schedule will be posted shortly!

#6  High School Performance Exams have been pushed back until after the holiday break.  Please be sure to learn all necessary material ( scales, percussion exercises and band music!)

#7  Holiday Concerts are coming up!  Please remember to consult the music department handbook to be sure you have the appropriate attire!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Weekly Update Act. 31st - 11/4

Week of October 31st:

It's Play-off Time!

Yes, that's right.  And we do not have any way of telling how many more Friday evening games we may have, so please do not schedule anything on Fridays until we know for sure!


There are no more after-school marching band practices, except for before the play-off game(s) on Fridays!!!

This Friday's game will be held at Fort Frye High School in Beverly, Ohio. This is 103 miles ( 2.5 hrs. by school bus) SE of Centerburg, and below Zanesville.  The game start time will be 7:30 PM. 

Everything is now "in stone" -   We will be leaving CHS at 4:15 PM.  This is the earliest the bus drivers are able to pick us up after their after-school runs. Because of this we will not have time to stop along the way for dinner as previously planned, so you may want to nosh on something before we leave as there is no food or drink permitted on the buses!  You may also pack something to eat in the stands during the 1st half.  We'll go ahead and bend that rule for this event!

"If" we get to the Beverly area with enough time to spare we "may" be able to stop at the area McDonalds.  If not, you'll obviously have the 3rd quarter to get something to eat from the concession stands! 

Friday, Nov. 4th Schedule: 

Timeline:  3:00 PM  Run through of Senior Show on practice field. 
                 3:45 PM Load Trailer and suit-up
                 4:00/4:15 PM  Load buses and depart
                 7:30 PM  Game begins

Approx. time of return to CHS:  12:30 - 1:00 AM!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ANY student requesting to leave the game [with a parent] must do so "in writing" before the day of.  ONLY parents are permitted to drive students home from the game.  As teachers we are responsible for the whereabouts and safety of all band members!  There will be no exceptions.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Senior Week Schedule 10/24 - 10/28

Senior Week Schedule

Congratulations Trojan Pride Band...

For a super performance at the OMEA Marching band festival on Saturday!

Thanks for a great season!


Monday, Oct. 24th:            Band Practice (Senior Show)  3:00 - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 26th:      Band Practice (Senior Show)  3:00 - 4:30 PM

Friday, Oct. 28th:               Band Practice  (Senior Show)  3:00 - 4:15 PM

                                            Load Band Trailer:  4:15 PM
                                            Obtain uniform and hang on a chair:  4:15
                                            Shine shoes and instruments:  4:30 PM
                                            Dinner:  4:45 PM  ( color guard providing)
                                            Suit-up:  5:15 PM
                                            Meet at elementary for warm-up:  5:50 PM
                                            Senior Ceremony "before" game @ 6:20 PM

Seniors:  Be sure to have your escorts meet you by 6:00 PM at the field!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  As per the school administration and athletic director, the football team has a 99% chance of going to play-offs, so we are asking you now to please keep your Friday evenings open for the next few weeks.  If the team does go then the band goes too!    We will not know for sure until after this coming game.  Thanks!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Competition Parent Info.

OMEA  Marching Band Competition     Sat.  Oct 22nd

Tri Valley HS


The competition begins at 4:30 PM

The CHS Trojan Pride takes the field in competition at 4:45 PM  (UPDATED)

Awards are at 10:05 PM

COST / TICKETS:  $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens

CONCESSION STANDS:  Open at 3:00 PM 'till the end of the awards at 10:00 PM

LOCATION:   Tri Valley High School

ADDRESS:  36 East Muskingum Ave.  Dresden, OH  43821


Complete student schedule on previous blog post!