Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pre-Band Camp Announcements

Happy Band Camp Everyone!

It's gonna be a super season with a super "big" show (Pentatonix), a Military Show, the Alumni Band Show show and finally, the Senior Show.  Your Seniors have picked some great music for their show this year.  Now all they have to do is write it and teach it!

First Day of BAND CAMP is:  Thursday, August 3rd ( Camp Meeting begins in the band room AT 8:00 AM!)  Please be early!!!

"IF" you are a marching band member who may also be involved in another activity such as athletics, cheering, etc.. we ask that you please be present at the 8 AM meeting for the initial roll call and so all co-activity forms may be distributed and completed.  (Forms are due by the very next day).  These forms are for anyone who may need to be absent from ANY part of band camp for reasons such as athletic or cheering practices, Hartford and/or Ohio State Fair participation.  STUDENTS ARE NOT EXCUSED FOR SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS, JOBS, BABYSITTING, ETC...

Please remember to bring:

1)  3-ring binder complete with plastic sleeves for your music and drill.
2)  Highlighter (sections will go through their drill with the help of their section leader and mark their music and drill).
3)  Sneakers/tennis shoes or other "supportive"-type shoe.  (NO SANDALS,FLIP FLOPS, ETC...)
4)  Sun screen
5)  Water
6)  Lunch (Following along with other activities in the school, we cannot allow students to leave campus over the lunch break unless a parent picks them up.

Please check the band camp schedule previously mailed home to be sure know when to report!

Get psyched!  It's gonna be a great year!!!   GO OVER YOUR MUSIC!!! 

See ya' on the 3rd!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Weekly Update: June 1st - 5th, 2017

Update:  June 1st-5th, 2017

Thank you Trojan Pride Marching Band for another super Memorial Day Parade!  Your commitment does not go unnoticed.

Our next event is the USA Days Parade on Saturday, June 24th (report time is at 9:30 AM and the parade steps-off at 10!)  We will have a practice the day before (Friday, June 23rd from 5-7 PM) to go over our music and march a little bit for our new members!  This event does include all incoming freshmen and new members.  We'll distribute your polo shirts when you arrive at practice on the 23rd.

Friday evening Percussion Practices:  As a reminder, the drum line and pit will continue to meet from 7-8:30 PM each and every Friday evening in June up until the USA Days Parade on June 24th!

Extra Marching Band Music Help:  is being offered from 7-8:30 each and every Friday evening during the month of June.  Come for an hour, 15 minutes, 45 minutes, whatever ...  and get help from Mr. D. on your music.  This is NOT a band rehearsal, only individual or group lessons and/or sectionals!  Hope to see you there!

Payment Reminder:  Just a reminder that all marching band payments are due by Saturday, June 24th.  If you have any questions or concerns please call the school at 740-625-6055 and leave either Mr. D. or Mrs. Culbertson a message at extensions 2185 or 2186 respectively!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekly Update: May 22nd-26th

Weekly Update:

Congratulations Seniors!  You made it!  Your commitment to your music and to the music program has helped prepare you for anything you endeavor!  You have inspired us all by your dedication to the program and by your pursuit of excellence in music education.  Good luck in everything you do!  We will surely miss you!

Memorial Day Parade 2017:  (Monday, May 29th)  Band members should meet (in summer uniform - polos, khakis and white sneakers) at 9:45 AM to load the band trailer.  We will all then meet at 10:00 AM at the Centerburg Post Office for the parade to the cemetery.  Musical selection will be a)  Star Spangled Banner and b)  You're a Grand Old Flag.

June Drumline and Pit Percussion practices:  Will be held every Friday evening from 7:00-8:15 PM.  While not mandatory, if students are in town they should be willing to attend in order to practice next season's show music and get "ahead of the 8 ball" so-to-speak.

June "Extra Help" on marching band music sessions:  Will be held for ANY high school marching band brass or woodwind players who would like help with their music.  "Open Band Room" Sessions will coincide with marching percussion practices, and will be held every Friday evening in June from 7:00-8:15 PM.  Come when you like - leave when you like! 

Next Season's Marching Band Schedule:  is available on the Centerburg Music Blog and in paper form in the Centerburg HS Main Office.  Let's all mark our calendars accordingly so we have some great summer and fall practices!

Finally...  Thanks for a super year everybody!  This goes for all of our aspiring and wonderful 6th, 7th and 8th graders, as well as our fantastic high school band and choir members.  Have a super summer, but don't be afraid to shoot us an e-mail if you need some help over the summer.  Mr. D.  is in town for the entire month of June so if you want a lesson  or some help on your instrument just give him a hollar!!!

Signing-off for now......................................  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Weekly Update - May 15th - 19th

Weekly Update:

#1  6th Grade End-of-Year Playing Tests / Chair placements are this week.  This is a 100 pt. test.   See Google Classroom for complete description of the assignment! 

#2  The last Marching Band Drum line & Pit Percussion rehearsal of the year is this Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the band and choir rooms.

#3  This year's Annual Marching Band Organization Meeting is this Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.  All participants and at least one parent are required to attend.  The meeting should not be more than 15-20 minutes, but all new members are required to sit with either a director or music booster officer immediately following the meeting to enter their data and order their supplies.  Students who have an athletic commitment should have notified Mr. Dettmar by now.  There will be a "sign-in" sheet for attendance.  Thanks!!!

#4  All high school band students who are Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors need to participate in this year's CHS Graduation Ceremony this coming Sunday, May 21st!  Band members should be in their seats in the gymnasium no later than 2:15 PM for warm-up, directions and tuning.  Attire is the same as the concert; Springtime semi-formal.  Thanks!

#5  USA Days Parade on Saturday, June 24th:  This year's USA Days Parade is slated for Saturday morning, June 24th.  All band members who are in town should be willing to participate!   Report time on the 24th is 9:00 AM, with the parade stepping-off at 10:00 AM.  The one (1) practice for the parade will be on Friday, June 23rd from 5:00-7:00 PM in the CHS Band Room.  We will play: The Star Spangled Banner, You're a Grand Ol' Flag and 3 other stands tunes TBA!  See you at practice on the 23rd! 

#6  Memorial Day Parade:  Monday, May 29th. Instruments must be loaded on the trailer "by" 9:45 AM.  We meet at the post office in summer uniform (polos and khakis) at 10:00 AM!  See you there!

It's official:  Centerburg and Utica will combine forces to sponsor and run the first ever "Bandtoberfest" on Saturday, October 21st.  So far we have 3 bands registered and are hoping for a total of 10 or so.  We will need tons of parent and student volunteers for the day including those to work tickets sales and the gates, concessions, t-shirt and hoodie sales, student host coordinator, program sales, etc...etc... The festival will take place at Utica HS! More to come from our music boosters once school begins!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekly Update May 8th - 12th

Announcements:  Week of May 8th - 12th

2017 Marching Band Schedule (Click for Link)

Drum Line and Pit Percussion TONIGHT (Wednesday, 5/10) at 7 PM!

Elementary and Grades 7/8 Concert Tomorrow, May 11th. Everyone  please donate a goody for our bake sale!

6th Grade Playing tests begin next Tuesday during period 6 band ( and will take the majority of the week).  Testing materials are available on Google Classroom.

Knox Community Youth Summer Band:  By now all band students in grades 6 through 8 should have brought home and showed their parents the information about this new summer music experience.   Band practices are once-per week in the evenings and the cost is only $10 per student - for the whole summer ( and it includes a t-shirt)!  GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 

Annual Marching Band Organization Meeting:  is next Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.  All new members should come prepared with a check in the amount of $25 for their music polo shirts.  All returning members will need to only pay the annual $75 materials, dry-cleaning and equipment fee!  The meeting should be brief, and only new members and their parents will need to remain after the presentation to sit with either a director or booster officer to enter their information onto the Band Data Form. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Update

There's a little something here for everyone...

Spring Concerts:

     Monday, May 8th at 7:00 PM - High School Concert & Awards  (Reception in cafeteria following.  (All students are asked to bring something for dessert!)

     Thursday, May 11th at 6:30 PM - Elementary/6th Grade and Grades 7/8 Concert.  ( Elementary students and 6th graders report at 6:00, 7th and 8th report at 6:45 PM)  There will be a bake sale during intermission so please try to donate something to the bake sale table.

Drum line & Pit Percussion:  Will have 2 more evening practices before school is out.  The first is on Wednesday, May 10th, and the second is on Wednesday, May 17th.  Both practices begin at 7:00 PM.

Annual Marching Band Organization Meeting:  is slated for Thursday, May 18th.  All students expecting to participate, along with at least one parent, are required to attend.  Returning members only need to remain afterward to sit with a director or booster officer "if" they have a change of information such as address , phone number, e-mail address, etc... OR are in need of new shoes, polo shirt or other supplies.  Otherwise their only financial responsibility will be paying the annual dry cleaning, supply and equipment fee of $75.  We'd appreciate the check at the meeting, but that is not necessary.  ALL NEW MEMBERS MUST SIT WITH A DIRECTOR OR BOOSTER OFFICER TO ENTER THEIR INFORMATION INTO OUR DATABASE.  This should move relatively quickly this year!  New members will need to come prepared with a check in the amount of $25 for their music polo shirt.  Checks are to be made payable to Centerburg High School.

6th Grade Band:  Will have their final playing and chair placement test for the year during the week of May 15th.  Students will be tested on major and chromatic scales and snare drum rudiments (if they are a drummer),  an example from their method book and will be given an 8-12 measure piece of music to play at sight (sightread).  This is worth 100 pts. and will determine the student's part and chair for the first semester of the 2017-18 school year.  The assignment may be viewed on Google Classroom.

Graduation Band:  Students in high school concert band are required to participate in graduation band on Sunday, May 21st.  Appropriate concert attire is requested.

Memorial Day Parade:  Please don't forget about the Memorial Day Parade.  We'll be playing Your a Grand Old Flag / My Country Tis of Thee.  We'll begin work on it right after the concert!

Marching Band Schedule:  Is currently being finalized and should be posted with a couple days.  Please view it right away and compare it with your calendar so schedule conflicts are eliminated.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bandtoberfest Parent Volunteer Meeting at Utica HS

Bandtoberfest 2017

That's right!  Centerburg HS and Utica HS have combined efforts to host a band festival this coming October 21st!  We need lots of parent volunteers for the day.  We will be meeting with the Utica boosters and parent volunteers on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 PM in the Utica HS Band Room.  We'd love to have you join us!  Please RSVP to Chuck Dettmar at: no later than Friday, May 12th.  Look forward to seeing you there! 

Go Trojan Pride!!!