Good morning CFHS Band Fam!
The day has arrived - fruit delivery! I know you have been anxiously watching this day approach on your calendar just as I have - it is it's own mini holiday!
We are hoping to organize pick-up a little differently this year to both help keep things moving slowly and to cut down on pick-up errors.
We suggest the following timing for order pick-up:
3:00 pm: Anyone with $500 or more in sales
3:30 pm: Students with 1-2 boxes (or a few more if riding the bus)
4:00 pm: Last names A-L
4:30 pm: Last names M-Z
If 4:00 pm works for you but your last name is Renneke, we won't turn you away. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as you pick-up your fruit. We could still use a few more volunteers to help confirm orders.
The money is due Wednesday, December 19th and checks should be made out to CFHS.
CFHS Band Fam:
First, I want to wish you all a restful break next week. Parents, you should hear lots of practicing from your students as they prepare on their own for our concert which is rapidly approaching.
Second, if you are planning on traveling with the music department on our Performance Tour to New Orleans, please double check that your name is on the attached list. If you think are going on the trip, and your name isn't on the list, please get in touch with Ren right away.
In the next few days I will be going through the money turned in with today's 2nd Payment and your students will be receiving an updated statement in their email.
Finally, remember that the fruit order forms are due on the MONDAY we return from break. Hit your family up for some fruit around the Thanksgiving table.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Hello Music Families,
We have some delightful Winter Concerts to look forward to this season--and even a little snow to get you in the mood! Please consider helping out by ushering one of the concerts. Ushers primarily have to stuff and hand out programs, and then keep an eye on the door to make sure that people only enter and exit between songs. One usher will actually be posted in the hallway, to monitor the doors from there, but the other 4 will be able to watch the concerts. Follow the sign up link below. As always, thank you so much for all that you do to help our amazing music programs, bringing out the best in all of our kids.
Vice President, CFMA
Dear Music Parents,
We are in the last few days before the fabulous Supershow featuring our very own Harmonics, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! There are a few more volunteer slots to fill with concessions and later ushering, but we ESPECIALLY need help with donations of puppy chow and baked goods. I am told that these sweets are very popular and sell out fast. We are hosting a number of other area show choirs, and we want to make sure things run as smoothly as possible. Chi Hi has a great reputation of hosting events that are successful and where everyone feels welcome. Thank you to those of you already signed up-links are below!
Looking ahead to the following Saturday, we are still in need of a handful of parents to help to prepare food for the singers involved in Singing in Wisconsin.
Singing in Wisconsin link:
Vice President, CFMA
Hello CFHS Band Family!
What a weekend - thank you to everyone who made the Big Trip a big success!
A few quick housekeeping items as we wrap up our marching band unit:
We will be receiving the video from Youth in Music later this week and will share it with you. When the photos from Whitewater are available, we will also let you know about how to order those.
Whew! Let me know if you have any questions.
Hello CFHS Band Family:
A few people have been asking for information about the Music Department Performance Tour this February to New Orleans.
A collection of resources has been assembled at www.chihimusictrip.com for you to look over. All of the information on the webpage has been discussed in class and/or passed out to students - so parents, it might be a good time to ask your student if they have this information! :)
The 'best' resource is the tri-fold brochure that we handed out to students at the beginning of the year. It contains trip costs, payment dates, and more.
Feel free to ask questions. The first deposit of $200 is due on Monday, October 8, along with the signed permission slip and trip agreement form. You can download these documents from the above website, or pick up hard copies on one of the trip bulletin boards in the band room. They were also handed out in class.
Good morning CFHS Band Family!
Just another of a dozen reminders - the Club's Choice fundraiser is being delivered today! It can be picked up after school between 3:45pm and 4:15pm.
The items arrive frozen which is why it is important they get picked up in that time frame. We aren't able to store anything here after 4:15pm.
Students can stop down at the end of the day, grab the order, and take the bus home - that is perfectly fine. Or, someone can swing by between 3:45 and 4:15pm and pick it up. The orders will be in the auditorium, right across the hall from the band room.
Good evening CFHS Band Family:
We are in the final two weeks of our marching band season - it is amazing how much the show has come together, the students have improved, and the time has flown by!
A nearly-officially-complete itinerary for October 13-14 has been posted on the website.
It is going to be an amazing weekend! We do need some parent help to make sure things run smoothly and keep us moving on schedule.
(First, thank you to the parents who have already volunteered as chaperones and on-field help for these final few performances!)
We are looking for 2 more parents who would be willing to drive down to Sun Prairie and help set-up and prepare dinner. The band will be coming from Minneapolis and when we arrive in Sun Prairie we will have dinner ready to go. There are 4 people already driving directly to Sun Prairie, so you would have plenty of hands to make light work. Dinner is hot dogs, fruit, chips... easy stuff.
If you would be willing to help, please let me know this week so we can plan accordingly!
Thanks for considering. This season has been so special already - I can't wait to see what the next two weeks bring!
Hello Parent Volunteers,
Our Music Along the Chippewa Home Show event is this Saturday! Thank you so much to the MANY people that have stepped forward to donate their time and other items needed to make this day a success for our music department! We have a FEW key spots that need to be filled by Saturday:
MOST IMPORTANT!!! We need 5 more people for the later concessions slot, beginning at 7:30. Please, Orchestra and Choir parents, step up to fill this spot. This is the time that the Marching Cardinals actually perform, so band parents would like to be watching their students.
We need 2 driveway gatekeepers to manage the gate as bands are getting ready to enter the stadium area.
We still need 2 kitchen helpers from 6-10.
We need one more pie tent attendant for the second time slot
When you arrive for your shift or to bring your items, please check in at the volunteer tent near the concession stand. Food items can be checked in at the volunteer stand as well. If your donated item/food is for the hospitality room, you can then drop it off in the cafeteria area inside the school. The volunteer check in people will direct you. Again thank you all so much. We would not be able to host this successful and amazing event without your help!
Vice President, CFMA
Hello CFHS Band Fam!
1. Link to judge's tapes from Cumberland
2. Link to Baldwin-Woodville itinerary. Free ice cream!
3. Link to listen to the closer.
3a.Link to the opening bell turn video.
4. Pay attention to rehearsal schedule for Saturday.
5. You will only be "on duty" for a portion of the AM; the other time would be good for a sectional, lunch together, etc.
6. Mattress sale is on October 20 - you can earn CASH for referrals - more information on Friday!!!
7. You can make a video recording of you playing the opener/ballad segments for the music check. That might be easier for you, and it is an option. Please have it done by Friady, 9/21.
This blog is intended to serve as a collection of announcements and information for current students and their families.