Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Band & Choir Pictures

Dear Parents and Students,

High School Band and choir photos were taken of your child at school today (May 25th).  You may view them online!  The website is under VIEW PHOTOS look for your school name on the right, and the password is 1101.

(Photos should be posted BY this Friday, May 27th!)

You may also call Portraits with Pride with any questions you have concerning ordering!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Attention Percussion Battery Members!

Change in Battery Practice...

Congratulations to all our talented track and field participants on making it to the finals.  Because so many of them will need to miss the final battery "drum line" practice this Wednesday evening, we've all decided it might be best to hold the practice on Thursday evening, May 26th instead!  While we apologize for another change, we were just notified of our finals eligibility, and have no control over the state athletic calendar!!!

Attention "PIT" percussion people...

Your practice is still on for this Wednesday night at 7 PM!  See you there! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Logistics:

The 2016 Centerburg Memorial Day Parade is slated for Monday, May 30th.  The parade steps-off from the Centerburg Post Office at 10:15 AM and makes it's way to the cemetery where the presentation begins at 11:00.  The band will perform the Star Spangled Banner and You're a Grand Old Flag / My County Tis of Thee.

9:15 AM     Load band trailer at CHS
9:45 AM     Meet at Centerburg Post Office for warm-up/tuning
10:15 AM   Parade Steps off
11:00 AM   Ceremony at cemetery

Marching band members will be dismissed from the cemetery and meet back at the high school to unload the trailer and TAKE THEIR INSTRUMENTS HOME TO PRACTICE THEIR DISNEY "Fantasmic"SHOW MUSIC OVER THE SUMMER! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Disney Trip Meeting & Music Awards Reminder

Just a reminder...

Tonight (Tuesday, May 17th) is the High School Music Department Awards at 7:00 PM, preceded by the Disney Trip Meeting at 6:00 PM.  Both events will be held in the school cafeteria.  As is tradition, all award ceremony attendees are asked to bring along a dessert to share! 

Disney Trip Meeting:    For all (high school only) music students who will be in grades 9-12 next school year!

Music Awards Banquet:  For all "current" marching band and high school choir students!

                                                                   See you there! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Marching Band Fall Practice Schedule

Marching Band Fall Practice Schedule

Monday & Friday afternoons - 3:00 - 4:30 PM - Full Ensemble

Tuesday & Thursday afternoons - 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Percussion Battery and Pit

Friday - 3:00 - 4:15 PM - Full Ensemble, followed by dinner, uniform check, etc...

Guard:  See Mrs. Culbertson for exact times of sectionals

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Announcements 5/12/2016

Announcements and Updates...

#1  Marching Band Payment Notices were sent electronically last Friday afternoon, and partial payments are due by Friday, May 13th.  If you did not receive a notice or had a problem opening the notice please let us know right away.  We will send home a "paper copy" as well for the next payment as there are a few wrinkles in the system, not allowing everyone to view their payment forms.  Please be patient as we correct these "wrinkles"!  Thank you. 

#2  The two (2) remaining marching percussion clinics/practices are scheduled for Monday, May 16th and Monday, May 23rd.  While we'd like all the  marching percussion or "the battery" to be present on the 16th, everyone (pit percussion included) are required to be at the May 23rd clinic.  Start time is 7:00 PM and we end at 8:30 PM.

#3  Who marches in which parade?  For Memorial Day we will include any student who participated in marching band this past season.  For the June 25th July 4th/USA Days Parade everyone who is signed up for marching band this coming season will participate.  This includes any current 7th graders who will be marching in 8th (minus those 8th graders in the pit) and all incoming freshmen.  

#4  Don't forget next weeks Music Department Disney Trip Meeting & Music Department Awards Banquet on May 17th in the cafeteria.  The trip meeting begins at 6:00 PM and is presented by Bob Rogers Travel, and the awards banquet begins directly afterward at 7:00 PM.  Don't forget to bring a dessert to share!

#5  All 7th Grade Band Members have an assignment on a famous or outstanding musician.  These are due either in paper or electronic form by Friday, May 20th.

#8  Eight graders will have their final playing tests next Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday.  They will be performing individually portions of their recent band music, scales and/or drum rudiment-based etudes and sight reading.  This is a 100 pt.  test  (same weight as a concert).

#9  School-owned instrument returns/check-outs are next week.  The high school students will do theirs on Monday, May 16th during period 9 band class, and the middle school on Thursday, May 19th during their band classes.   Middle schoolers who wish to sign-out an instrument for the summer must have their parents sign the form and return it to the band office!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Announcements: 5/5/2016

Announcements and Updates...

1)  Payment #1 Financial Statements for student marching band supplies and equipment will be e-mailed tomorrow (Friday, May 6th).  This payment is due by Friday, May 13th.

2)  The rehearsal time for the June 24th marching band parade practice has been changed from 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

3)  We will hold bake sales at all three concerts next week.  Students should either bring in their baked good to the band room during the school day or bring it directly to the bake sale table in the auditorium lobby when they arrive for warm-up at 6:30 PM.

4)  Review of Spring concert dates and times:

     *  High School Concert - Monday, May 9th at 7:00 PM
     *  7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert - Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM
     *  Elementary and 6th Grade Spring Concert - Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 PM

5)  The Centerburg Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30th.  All current high school marching band members are required to participate.

6)  High School Graduation is slated for Saturday, June 4th.  All current high school concert band members are required to participate.