Good morning CFHS Band Family,
We had another INCREDIBLE rehearsal on Wednesday this week. We learned the first part of a new stretching routine and played through the entire opener. The color guard has already started learning the beginning of their choreography and it looked great! The guard is setting the standard right now for how to work during rehearsal.
Thanks to the students and families who have been able to attend these evening rehearsals. I have to share something with you all; Mr. Olson and I were talking about the band this year and we have NEVER had a class of incoming freshmen be either as strong or as dedicated as this current group. Our 9th and 10th grade students are setting the bar high! Upperclassmen need to make sure they have their music memorized by the first day of camp or you are going to feel pretty foolish. Freshmen - keep it up!
We use the "Remind" app to communicate with band families via text message. You can read more about it and sign up for these text reminders by visiting our website: http://www.cfhsbands.org/remind
The messages will be especially helpful this fall when we send out updates about return times from competitions to help you better time your student pick-up.
If you haven't made it to a Wednesday rehearsal, please get these rehearsals on your calendar. Next week we will start working on the 2nd movement, the ballad! Lastly, if you haven't received the packet that was mailed home in May, or if you haven't been in touch yet with an returning band member (like an older student or a section leader) please let me know so I can make sure you get connected!
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on Wednesday for our first summer rehearsal! We had about 75 students and it was a great first rehearsal! I'm looking forward to having even more students join us next week.
Next Wednesday, June 20: We will be working on the entire opener and starting to memorize it in the chunks that match up with the drill sets. After rehearsal we are going to head over to Micon to watch The Incredibles 2! Ren will buy you a ticket, but you need to RSVP here.
Here are a few resources to help you as you practice this week.
This blog is intended to serve as a collection of announcements and information for current students and their families.