Hello CFHS Band Fam!
I'm looking forward to getting back to our Wednesday Summer Band rehearsals, tonight at 5:00pm!
Each summer they clean out the music department, and that is currently underway.
Because of this, we MAY not have access to the band room, depending on whether they have started waxing the floors or not.
Tonight's rehearsal will be outside and we will be working on marching fundamentals!
Be sure to bring the following:
Let me know if you have any questions! I'm very excited to get back to work!
Each summer the CFHS band offers a number of enrichment rehearsals to help prepare for our fall marching show. We rehearse in large groups for an hour (winds, percussion, guard) and then come together for 30 minutes to showcase what each group worked on and to put it all together! Then, we wrap up the evening with some pretty amazing, fun activities!
Review the conducting videos in the shared Google Folder.
Rank the candidates based only on their conducting ability using this form. Be sure to rank each candidate only once, or your feedback will be discarded.
For this feedback form, consider 1st to be "best', 2nd to be "second best", etc.
Your feedback will be used to advise any final decisions.
This information was shared with students in class over the last few weeks.
High school students will be wearing their uniforms. You will need your white uniform shirt and black socks and shoes!
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
9:15am Meet at BMO Bank/Central Lutheran parking lot
10:00am Parade line-up
10:15am Parade step-off
~10:45am Parade end
The parade “ends” in Irvine Park.
Parking in the pool lot would be smart.
~11:00am Ceremony begins in Irvine Park. Only the Symphonic Band plays for the ceremony. Varsity Band is dismissed at the end of the parade, or can stick around to play kickball/Big Base afterwards.
~11:15am Ceremony ends
~11:30am Big Base/Kickball
With the month of May right around the corner, it might be helpful to review the upcoming events on the band calendar before the end of the year gets too crazy!
Do you have your ENCORE! tickets yet?
What: The Chippewa Falls Music Association's 2nd annual fundraising event, ENCORE! will feature performances by the Chi-Hi Music Department. This will be the one and only event of the year where you can see the best of Chi-Hi band, choir and orchestra from 2018-2019, all in one concert.
Who: Cardinal Choir, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band I, 12th Grade Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Wire Choir, Harmonics and also selected student spotlights will perform.
When: ENCORE! will take place Friday, May 3rd, at 7PM in the Chi-Hi Auditorium.
How to order: Reserved ticket seating is $10 and can be ordered at https://cfhs.ludus.com or by calling the Chi-Hi Box Office at 715-726-2406 ext 2409.
New: This year we will also have a Main Street Pie Social, starting at 6PM in the Chi-Hi Cafeteria. Come enjoy some pie and extra music!
Hurry!: There are only 300 tickets left, so order soon!
THANK YOU!: All proceeds will support the Band, Choir and Orchestra programs at Chi-Hi. We look forward to seeing you at ENCORE!
A huge ‘thank you’ goes out to all of the percussion students who were able to attend the percussion camps this winter. This new addition to our process was an important element that will only serve to improve the growth of our student musicians. Below are the results of the auditions. We spent several hours going over the results and considering the work, ability, and achievement level of all students as we put this line together. We are confident that this setup will advance the performance level of the group while also providing students with the best opportunity for individual growth.
Note for mallet parts - many of the parts are doubled. Playing Part 1 or Part 2 is not a reflection of your ability, but a decision made for balance. We need strong players across all parts.
If you have questions or see an error, please get in touch with Mr. Renneke at the high school.
Lily Spooner (1)
Griffin Brandt (2)
Orion Way (3)
Sam Anderl (4)
Luke Hodgson (5)
Perc 2/Perc 3
Butter Braids are one of the easiest things that the band sells each year - they taste AMAZING and are so easy to make. Kristin and I always keeps a few in the freezer "just in case" we have family or friends stop by and need a sweet treat to share.
The fundraiser officially kicked off on Tuesday, March 12.
You can sell Butter Braids from now until March 26 when the orders need to be turned in to Mr. Renneke.
Butter Braids are delivered on April 18, which is now a full day of school (used to be an Early Release) - be sure to pick them up before you leave! They arrive frozen, so you will need to make arrangements to bring them home; you don't want them to thaw and explode in the car!
Your profits from the Butter Braid fundraiser can be used towards next year's band fee, the music department trip in 2021, purchasing music for solo & ensemble, buying reeds, etc.
If you have any questions, please see Mr. Renneke.
Who do I sell Butter Braids to?
Everyone loves Butter Braids. A good starting place of people to get in touch with is your family, friends, and neighbors - but don't forget about other people in your life!
All students interested in auditioning for the Wind Ensemble for next school year will submit a video audition.
A few of the positive reasons we are using video auditions:
With all of the snow days, we weren't able to establish a consistent audition timeline, so this is out next best option.
All video auditions must be submitted to Mr. Renneke no later than Wednesday, March 20. Please be aware that this is in the middle of spring break.
Any auditions that are time-stamped after March 20 will not be considered.
Video Audition Requirements
This blog is intended to serve as a collection of announcements and information for current students and their families.