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! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Competition Week Marching Schedule

Week of October 17th:

OMEA Competition Week!

Monday, Oct. 17th:           Full marching band  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 18th           Sign-ups for both pep band and jazz band on white board.
Wednesday, Oct. 19th      Full marching band  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, Oct. 20th          Marching Band Music Playing Tests during per. 9 (for a grade) and extra help offered on "Fantasmic" music after school.  Take advantage of it!!!

Friday, Oct. 21st               Marching Band Practice  3:00 - 4:30
                                            (There is no school, but we will have band practice)

                                            Load Trailer  4:30 PM
                                            Dinner  4:45  PM
                                            Suit-up / polish shoes and instruments  5:15 PM
                                            Meet section leader for uniform check  5:30 PM (GRADE)
                                            Meet in front of elementary  6:10 PM  

Saturday, Oct. 22nd         OMEA Competition Day at Tri-Valley High School.  The Trojan Pride Marching Band is scheduled to take the field at 4:45 PM        

Band members report, get uniforms and polish shoes and instruments:  1:00 PM
Load trailer:  1:15 PM
Load buses:  1:45 PM
Leave for Tri Valley HS:  2:00 PM
Perform:  4:45 PM
Awards:  10:05 PM

Please eat lunch before you arrive at school.  There will be concession stands available at the competition throughout the event!




Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly Update 10/10/2016

This week...

Monday, 10/10 -       Marching Band Practice "Inside"  3:00-4:00 PM
                                 (Senior Night Music Practice)

Wednesday, 10/12-  Full Marching Band Practice "Outside"  3:00 - 4:30 PM
                                  (Begin Senior Night Marching Drill)

Friday, 10/14 -          Full Marching Band Practice  3:00 - 4:15 PM

                                  Load trailer  4:15 PM
                                  Dinner  4:30 PM
                                  Load buses  5:00 PM  (away game )
                                  Game  7:00 PM vs Elgin

*  Please don't forget about the OMEA Marching Band Festival at Tri-County High School on Saturday, October 22nd.  CHS takes the field 
at 5:00 PM!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weekly Update: 10/3/16

Weekly Update-10/3/16

No after school practice
​6:30 Load Trailer at High School
7:00 Meet at the Elementary School
7:30 Powder Puff Game Begins
Jeans and Spirit wear!

3-4:30 Practice/Load Trailer
6:30 Meet at the Post Office
7:00 Parade to the Bus Garage
Jeans and Spirit wear!

3-4:30 Practice
4:30 Load Trailer/Dinner (EVERYONE BRING $2 for PIZZA and POP)
5:45 Meet at Elementary School

Monday, September 26, 2016

Weekly Update - 9/26/2016

This Week's Announcements:       9/26/2016

Hey Band!..........Super job this weekend!  Your performance at Mt. Vernon was super-dee-duper, and a lot of fun!

1)  There will be NO after-school marching band practice today!      (Monday, 9/26)

2)  Wednesday, 9/28:      Full Marching Band Practice:  3:00-4:30 PM (CANCELLED)

3)  Friday, 9/30:               Full Marching Band Practice:  3:00 - 4:30 PM

                                Load Band Trailer.....4:30 PM
                                Dinner..........................4:45 PM
                                Suit-Up.........................5:15 PM  (polish shoes if needed)
                                6:00 PM........................Load Buses
                                Game V.S. Highland (away)...............7:00 PM

*  This Friday's Band Dinner is sponsored by the trombones and sousas.  They are making pasta with sauce, garlic bread and drinks.  "IF" you will not be partaking  you MUST sign your name on the band office door BY Wednesday.  Thanks!

NOTE TO PARENTS:  We seem to be having an issue with the length of the uniform pants on certain individuals.  While there are adjustment snaps on the inside of the bottom of the legs, occasionally pants do need to be hemmed.  If your child brings their uniform pants home this week it means that they need to be adjusted with needle and thread.  If you do hem them please DO NOT sew all the way around the hem, but simply sew 3/4 knots so the hem stays in place.  After this you may need to press the bottom of the pants with an iron.  They should not look ballooned-out.  We will be performing a formal uniform check next Friday before the Homecoming game and students will be given an actual grade based on their uniform appearance.  We are giving them ample time to make adjustments.   If you have any questions please 
contact us!

4)  OMEA District 10 Honor Band Audition Recordings are due by Wednesday, October 5th.  Recordings need to be uploaded onto Dropbox and sent to Dr. Packard at MVNU where they will be listened to and judged on Friday, October 7th.  Please let Mr. D. know when you are planning on coming to the band room to record your audition.  You will need to play the following:

                                 *  Prescribed excerpts for your instrument
                                 *  2 Major scales of your choice  (clarinets and mallets 2 octaves)
                                 *  Chromatic scale (slurred) 

P.S.-  You may make your recording during period 9 band, during a study period, lunchtime or after school on either a Tuesday or Thursday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Newbie Test and other things...


1)  The "Newbie" (new member) take-home test will be distributed on this coming Monday, Sept. 26th and is due by the end of the day on Tuesday, Sept. 27th.  The test material deals with band procedures and is open book.  All study information has been distributed in the band classes.  If you are a new member and did not receive them please see us ASAP!  While test results are not part of the student's band "grade", new members will need to pass it in order to enjoy full participation, especially in performances.

2)  Marching Band Absences:  While we work schedule-wise with those students who are also involved in fall sports and/or other school-related activities, we are currently being inundated with students missing after school band practice for other reasons, mainly driver training, doctor, orthodontist or dentist appointments, etc...  We realize that sometimes we need to take the appointment we're given, but if we could all try to schedule general appointments that don't conflict with band it would be greatly appreciated.  We only have an hour and a half worth of practice on Monday and Wednesday and really need the time to work with the students.  Unlike other activities, when a fellow marcher is absent it makes it exceedingly difficult to work on fixing drill and teaching new moves, including changes and additions to the music.  Thank you very much for your anticipated cooperation!   If a student does need to miss we ask that you please either e-mail us or bring in a note a couple days before.  The day-of presents problems for us as we've already put together all of our plans for that day!

3)  This Saturday, Sept. 24th:  The band will have pizza and soda between their practice and loading of buses for the Mt. Vernon Show this Saturday.  We are asking all marching band members and band aides to please bring-in $3 on Friday.  Mrs. Culbertson and Mr. Dettmar will collect money during the 8th grade and high school band periods.  There will NOT be time enough for anyone to go out to get food.  If you don't want pizza then be sure to bring in your own food before practice begins!  There will also be a concession stand at Mt. Vernon in which students may partake following their performance!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Looking Ahead...

Looking Ahead...

Saturday, Sept. 24th:
Mt. Vernon Band Show  (Mt. Vernon, Fredericktown & Centerburg)    Show begins at 7:00 PM at the Mt. Vernon H.S. Stadium.
Who:  ALL marching band personnel

Monday, Sept. 26th
Newbie "take-home" marching band test  ( due on Tuesday )
Who:  All new members to the Trojan Pride Band.

Saturday, Oct. 1st
Alumni Choir Festival
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Who:  All Alumni Choir

Monday, Oct. 3rd
Powderpuff Football  (Varsity Field)  7:00 PM
Who:  All marching band personnel  (stands tunes only!)

Wednesday, Oct. 5th:
OMEA Honor Band Audition Recordings Due
Who:  Any "high school" students auditioning for the OMEA District 10 Honor Band.

Wednesday, Oct. 5th
Homecoming Parade & Bonfire Performance
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Who:  ALL marching band personnel

Friday, Oct. 7th
CHS Homecoming Ceremonies during the pre-game
(Please learn "New York, New York" for this performance)
Who:  ALL marching band personnel

Friday, Oct. 21st
No School - Teacher In-Service training
Yes, there will be marching band practice from 3:00 - 4:30!!!

Saturday, Oct. 22nd
OMEA Marching Band Competition at Tri Valley High School
The Trojan Pride takes the field at 5:00 PM (tentatively)
Who:  ALL marching band personnel

Friday, Oct. 28th
Senior Night     (We will be performing the Senior Show!)

Please check the fall calendar for a more complete listing of activities.