Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Weekly Update - Week of Feb. 27th - March 3rd.

Weekly Update:

High School Concert band:

Denison University Concert Band Clinic:  This Thursday, March 2nd.  The buses will be "leaving" at 7:45 AM so please don't forget to arrive at school by 7:30 AM to get all your things together!

High School Jazz Band:  YES!  We are registered for and will be attending the OSU High School Jazz Band Day on Sunday, March 26th.  The bus will leave at 8:00 AM and should be returning to school around 5:00 PM.  Please practice your individual parts and be at after-school practices!

7th & 8th Grade Bands:  There will no more "playing examples due until after the concerts are over with!

6th Grade band:  Hey everybody.  Please be sure you are completing and performing your book examples each week for Mr. D.  If you need extra help just let me know.  I can work with you during intervention on certain days, period 4 or after school!


Grades 7 & 8:  Tuesday, March 7th.  Report time is 6:30 PM and attire is "Springtime" semi-formal.  Gentlemen, please wear a tie!

High School - Wednesday, March 8th  Report time is 6:30 PM and attire is "Springtime" semi-formal.  Gentlemen, please wear a tie!  Please don't forget that the Disney Trip Meeting is right after the concert!

OMEA Large Group Adjudications:

This year's Ohio Music Educator's Association District 10 Large Group Adjudications for both bands and choirs will be held at Centerburg H.S.  The CHS Concert Band will be performing for the judges on Saturday, March 11th at 1:30 PM in the auditorium.  We are asking all band members to please arrive at school by 12:30 PM as our warm-up time is scheduled for 12:55 PM, performance at 1:30 PM and sight reading at 2:05 PM.  This is a mandatory performance for all students in the high school concert band.  Parents and families are more than welcome to attend and a concession stand is available!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Weekly Update: March 21st - 24th, 2017

Weekly Update:  March 21st - 24th

OMEA (Ohio Music Educator's Association) Large Group Performances:

The CHS Music Department will once again be hosting the OMEA District 10 Large Group Adjudications on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th, 2017.  The directors will be handling the back-stage functions and tabulation room, and the music boosters will man the concession stand.  We will need parent and student help on these two days!  If you are a parent or guardian who can assist with the concession stand please contact the boosters to sign-on.  If you are a student who is willing to help with either stage-crew, tabulation room, runner and judge's assistant please sign-up for a time in the music area this week.

OMEA Performances:     The CHS Choir will perform on Friday afternoon / evening, March 10th, and the CHS Concert Band will perform on Saturday afternoon, March 11th. ( At this point there are no performance times set.  We will keep you posted)  Participation is mandatory  (100 pt. performance test), so please mark your calendars and make arrangements now!

Band Members:   Please remember to return your "signed" field trip permission slips for our Thursday, March 2nd field trip to Denison University!  The buses will be leaving at 7:45 AM!

Practicing Music:  High School Band Members - While rehearsing your part in band class is obviously going to help, PLEASE find some time to come down to the music area during the day and jump into a practice room.  If necessary, see Mr. D. for help with notes and rhythms.  Thanks!

6th Grade Band:  You're doing a super job and I'm proud of you! Make sure you keep-up with your method book assignments.  Remember:  You need to come to me to perform them if you're not recording them.

7th & 8th Grade Bands:  Your next performance example is due on Friday!  Keep-up the good work!

High School Jazz Band:  We will not have any practice this week due to the play.  Good luck you guys!  Let's get those solos rockin' !  Please remember to return your permission slip for the Sunday, March 26th OSU Jazz Festival!

Middle School Jazz Band:  Like, WOW!  You guys are doing a super job!  Relax!  It takes time to learn something new. 

Pep Band:  Thanks for a really "SUPER" season.  We'll be even better next year!  Get psyched!!!


     The 7th & 8th Grade Band and Choir Concert is on March 7th at 7:00 PM.
     The High School Band & Choir Concert is on March 8th at 7:00 PM.  The Disney Trip Meeting is immediately afterward in the auditorium!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Weekly Update 2/13th - 17th

Weekly Update...  
March 13th - 17th

OSU Jazz Workshops & High School Jazz Band Day 

Great Opportunity...!

OSU Jazz Workshops:  Saturday, March 25th  (For students in grades 9-12)
$25 Registration fee (includes pizza lunch)
Check-in at OSU Stadium Band Center between 9-9:30 AM on 3/25/17

Get together and carpool-it!

High School Jazz Band Day:  Sunday, March 26th
Our own CHS Jazz Band will be performing (Hopefully!)
(Jazz Band Members PLEASE let us know if you can make it on Sunday, March 26th.  We will need to leave school by 8:00 AM and will return to school around 5:00 PM.

We will obviously take a school bus to this event AND your families can come watch!

Disney Trip Meeting:  is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th immediately following the band concert.  ALL student participants MUST attend and be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian!  See you there!  Aloha!

High School Band:  Please prepare from measure #45 to the end of Heaven and the Future for next Friday, February 17th.  This particular playing example MUST be recorded and either e-mailed or attached to Google Classroom.  ( Percussion will again be heard as a section ).  Let's make sure we all know our parts and sound great for OMEA Large Group this year!  Go Trojan Pride!

Middle School Band Students:  Please be sure you DO NOT fall behind on your weekly or bi-weekly playing examples!  You need to check Google Classroom and have it in to me no later than the due date!  Don't slack-off!

Memorial Day Parade:  Yes, I know it's early to be talking about it, but this year's Memorial Day Parade is actually "after" the school year has ended, and an entire week after graduation!  Yikes!!!  While we obviously respect the fact that our highly esteemed senior contingency has left us, we actually WILL need them for the parade, as it is THIS YEAR'S BAND that is marching it.  "IF" you absolutely know (ASAP - that means now) that you WILL NOT be able to join us please let us know.  Otherwise we will assume that we'll have the entire 2016-17 Trojan Pride Band in place for this important day.  Thanks!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekly Update: February 6th - 10th

Weekly Update...

High School Band  Announcements:

1)  In preparation for the upcoming performance field trip on March 2nd to Denison University, the OMEA Music Concert AND the Large group Adjudication at CHS on March 11th, ALL band members need to check the band Google Classroom site.  There are assignments due every 2 weeks that are worth 10 points each!  It is important that we all know our parts inside and out.  Please put in some time on your part so you are adding 110% to your section and to the band!

2)  Concert Band Performance field trip to Denison University on the morning of March 2nd.  The bus will be leaving AT 7:45 AM.  Please make arrangements now so you can get to school by 7:30 AM.  We will be returning to school around 11:30 AM

High School Music Department Disney Trip Meeting:

There will be a Disney trip meeting directly following the high school concert on Wednesday, March 8th.  All trip participants must attend and bring at least one parent or guardian.

Disney Trip Information:

The registration portal for the Disney trip opened at the Disney trip meeting last May and was completely closed as of January 20th.  The music staff needed to have exact numbers of participants by mid-September.  At this point registration is closed and both buses are filled to capacity.  

6th Grade Band:  Students are to continue to check their weekly assignments on Google Classroom AND either record OR play live their examples each week!  Each example is worth the same as one-week's participation grade!

7th & 8th Grade Bands:  Have performance examples due every 2 weeks, and should check Google Classroom for those assignments. 

Pep Band:  Our last game is this Thursday, Feb 9th  (Senior Night).  

Go Trojan Pride!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Congratulations & Thank You!

Thank You!

For attending last evening's Music Booster Spaghetti Dinner and Honors Recital!

It was a great success because of your support!

Thank You!

To the Music Booster Officers 

for all their hard work and dedication in putting together the Dinner!

Your hard work does not go unnoticed!!!



to all of our wonderful student performers.

Good Luck at OMEA this Saturday!!!

Go Trojans!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly Update: 1/23/2016

Weekly Update:  January 23rd, 2017

Top News of The Day...

The "Music Booster Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser" is slated for this Thursday, Jan. 26th from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Come one, come all!  Enjoy some wonderful food and be entertained by some of our talented students.  The cost is only $5 per person and includes, spaghetti, meatballs, salad, breadsticks and drinks.  Homemade doughnuts are also available for an additional charge.  All funds collected go to support the Centerburg Music Program!  See you there!

6th Grade Band:  Students are responsible for practicing their method book exercises each and every week and either recording them onto Google Classroom or performing them live each week.  Each exercise is worth 10 points, and is weighted the same as one week's worth of class participation.

7th and 8th Grade Bands:  Students, in addition to working diligently on their band music, need to check in with Google Classroom on a bi-weekly basis to see what exercises or examples are required of them.  Performances "should" be recorded and attached to Google Classroom, but may also be performed "live" as well.  Playing examples are worth 10 points every 2 weeks toward the marking period grade.

Pep Band:  We have 2 games this week.  One on Wednesday, Jan. 24th and one on Friday, Jan. 27th.  Please mark your calendar!

OMEA Solo & Ensemble Participants:  This coming Saturday is Solo/Ensemble at Granville High School.  Since our first performance is at 8:10 AM the bus will leave school at 7:00 AM.  Please see Mrs. Culbertson or Mr. Dettmar if you will NOT be riding the bus, or if you will be picked-up by your parents at Granville HS before the end of the day.  We need to know A) who will be with us on the bus both ways and B) who will NOT be riding the bus there or leaving early.  Please remember that students are only released into the custody of parents.

"Mandatory" OMEA Solo / Ensemble Practice and Coaching:  is scheduled tonight, Monday, Jan. 23rd, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the music area.  Mr. D. will coach all INSTRUMENTAL ensembles and the accompanist will work with all soloists.  This is preparation for both the perfromances on Saturday as well as the performances at the spaghetti dinner this Thursday!  We will also have an organizational meeting at the beginning of the practice!

FINALLY...   "Preliminary" band registrations are currently underway in band classes for next year.  Students will soon have the opportunity to elect their courses for next school year.  We (the band staff) hope you make band one of them!!!

Go Trojan Pride!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Weekly Update 1/9/2016

Announcements - Week of January 9th, 2016

6th Grade Band:   The next playing example will be due on Google Classroom by Friday, January 20th.  This is the first week of the second semester.  The example is #84 in your method book.

7th and 8th Grade Bands:  Please start talking to your parents about your electives for next year.  We would very much like to see you join us in the high school band!  Mr. Parpart will be calling you down soon to sit with you to discuss your options.

High School Band:  ALL playing test examples are absolutely DUE by the end of the day today (Monday, January 9th).  Chair placements need to be determined and OMEA Festival Music begun!

Also, please begin to think about your participation in band next year.  In a week or so you will be asked to let us (the band staff) know whether you'll be joining us next season!

Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner:  The spaghetti dinner is slated for Thursday, January 26th, and will be held in the school cafeteria.  Diners will be entertained by some of our talented Solo and and Ensemble participants.  More information from the music boosters to follow!

Jazz Band:  Will continue from 3:00 - 3:45 every Monday and Wednesday.

Pep Band:  We'll see you this Thursday (Jan. 12th).  Rehearsal time is 6:15 PM, with set-up in the Gym at 7:00 PM