To help students prepare for their drum major auditions and their applications for captain and section leader, a number of labs have been scheduled on Thursdays during Prime Time.
April 12 - DM Candidate Conducting Lab 1
April 19 - DM Candidate Leadership Lab
April 26 - DM Candidate Conducting Lab 2
May 3 - Leadership Lab (all positions; DM, captain, section leader)
All labs are on Thursdays during Prime Time.
Students interested in trying out for Drum Major should plan to conduct the band through the parade tune, Patriotic Parade Sequence, for the Memorial Day parade.
Drum Major candidates will also need to complete the Leadership Application, which can be found in an earlier blog post.
CFHS Band Family:
A cool indoor marching opportunity has started in our region, and it takes place just down the road with people we know and love!
Join high school-aged students from around Northwestern Wisconsin with "Fleurish Winds", a WGI Winds indoor marching band.
They have another open rehearsal this Saturday from 12-9pm at Baldwin-Woodville High School (we've been there!) with Adam Bassak (we know him!) and Brad Tilley (we know him!)
and Mike Marcantano (what is this?!?) all being on staff.
If you are looking for an opportunity this winter to grow as a marching performer and overall musician, THIS IS IT.
If you say "why can't marching band be all year long", THIS IS IT.
If you want to stay active and become a boss-level musician, THIS IS IT.
(Sorry for the grammar.)
Let me know if you have questions. I know this experience will be rewarding for you.
Good evening CFHS Band Family!
We are days away from the end of the marching band season and there are a few items that we need to make sure you are aware of before everything wraps up.
1. Itinerary for Youth in Music is on the website. Note that this is just a one day trip, there and back on Saturday.
2. Friday night after the football game we will be having some food and our end-of-season awards in the cafeteria. This event is just for our students though we will need a few parents who would be willing to help us serve some food and get things organized.
3. Speaking of the end-of-season awards, students need to submit their nominations for the awards!
CFHS Band Fam:
If you need a smaller size of the white Marching Cardinal performance shirt, they are here!
Bring in your washed shirt and I'll trade you for a smaller size.
CFHS Band Family:
Quick update for you - the itineraries for our next few events are posted on the website.
We are VERY fortunate that Mike Marcantano (one of the show designers) will be joining us on September 28-30. He will be at rehearsal on Thursday, at the game on Friday, and then we have a few hours on Saturday morning where he will be teaching us lots of awesome extras for the show - body work, ripples, horn flashes, the extra touches that will bring this show from a 10 to an 11!
I've planned it out so you will have PLENTY of time to then get ready for the homecoming dance, no worries! :)
Let me know if you have any questions. Keep doing the work necessary to make your performance grow for this weekend!
CFHS Band Family:
1. Itinerary is on the website. http://www.cfhsbands.org/itineraries.html
2. Parent Helpers have been added to a spreadsheet. You can remind yourself what you volunteered for, as well as join the fun - it's not too late! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sZe_dVA6qO...
3. Bus List is available for students to add their names. Only students can modify this spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/a/chipfalls.org/spreadshee...
4. If you pre-ordered the meal deal, make sure you bring me your money.
5. Last day to order Marching Cardinal Spirit Wear is Friday! Minimum order amounts need to be met or the price will change. https://goo.gl/forms/xb5t2pVRATF3FNeL2
6. Smaller sizes of the white Marching Cardinal performance shirt have been ordered but won't arrive in time for the weekend. Remember to have your clean white Marching Cardinal performance shirt to wear under your uniform!
7. Remember to wear long black socks with your shoes.
8. Let's have fun out there.
Performance Wear for Marching Cardinal Fans
We've gotten a lot of positive comments about the white performance shirts the band wore during the Pure Water Days parade and underneath their uniforms. Unfortunately for all of our Marching Cardinal families these great white shirts are part of our performance uniform and are for current Marching Cardinals only.
But we heard you and now we have a few great options just for families, friends, and fans of the Marching Cardinals!
Check out the options below. Order deadline is Friday, September 15.
Orders should arrive approximately two weeks later.
TUESDAY 9/5 (A)
THURSDAY 9/7 (A)
Next week... the closer!
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