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.
Attention Chippewa Music Parents:
Thank you to those AMAZING parents who have already signed up to work and to donate food and other items for our Music Along the Chippewa Band Home Show. October 6 is just around the corner, so please consider signing up if you have not already. There are a number of needs yet to be filled, and we especially need workers for the later concessions slots and to work in the hospitality room. We are encouraging choir and orchestra parents to look at working all of these slots so that band parents can watch their kids on the field. Look at your schedule and call a friend! This is a fun way to support all of the outstanding performing groups at Chi Hi, so let’s get this done!
Looking ahead, Music Parents, please mark your calendars for October 20! What is October 20? It is the famous mattress sale coming to our own Chi-Hi. If you or anyone you know may be looking for a mattress, this is your chance to buy a mattress and support your favorite music program at the same time. More information on this to follow on another day.
Vice President, CFMA
CFHS Band Family:
There are many students with outstanding paperwork that needs to be turned in as soon as possible. Please be sure that you have taken care of the following items before Saturday
morning. If you don't know if you have turned in your pink and green paperwork, check the music hallway for a list of student IDs with missing forms.
1. Make sure you registered for CFHS activities and paid your activity fee:
2. Complete and return the PINK travel permission slip/medical form. Extra copies are on the band office door or can be printed at home from the website.
3. Complete and return the GREEN marching band fee. The money can be returned at your convenience, but we at least need the form! Extra copies are on the band office door or
can be printed at home from the website.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and for promptly returning these completed forms.
Thank you to our parents who have already volunteered to chaperone the overnight. We'd be happy to have a few more join us - just email Ren if you are interested and willing in providing a safe experience for our students!
Overnight Chaperone Details/Information
Overnight Food Donations (a few things still needed)
In case you forgot to get your clothing order turned in, you have until FRIDAY - then the orders go in! You can order by printing the order form and bringing a check to school or you can call the shop directly and pay by credit card. You can also grab an order form off the band office door.
Click here for clothing order form. (The shirts are RED, they just look pink on the picture.)
Good evening CFHS Band Fam:
I'm excited for our second week of camp, and to finish learning the great show the students have started. Hard to believe that our summer rehearsals are already half over!
Information on two important events this week have been added to the Itineraries page on the website. You can always find the link to this information by looking under the "Parents" tab on the website, or by visiting this link: www.cfhsbands.org/itineraries
First, the Ice Cream Social on Wednesday takes place right at the end of rehearsal. We would love to have a bunch of family and friends swing by and see what we have been working on. After we run the show at 5pm, join us in the cafeteria for ice cream where you will also be able to volunteer for the different roles we need parent help with!
Second, the band overnight is on Friday - you will find information on the Itineraries page, and your section leaders will be talking about it this week as well. This is our end-of-camp lock-in that takes place right after the football game on Friday. We still need parent chaperones to help out with this event. If you would be willing to spend the night with us in the gym, please email Mr. Renneke. Without parent volunteers this event cannot take place.
Speaking of the game, the band will be playing pre-game music and performing at half-time during the football game this Friday. Should be a great evening!
We are excited to be working with A to Z Embroidery to offer you a variety of ways to support the Marching Cardinals on the road! We'd love to have a sea of supportive parents and friends as we compete this season looking good in some new Marching Cardinals season swag.
You can fill out an order form for a variety of items by printing the image below, or grab a paper copy on the band office door. Orders are due Wednesday, August 22.
We have about a dozen uniforms left that need to be washed. If you can help, please get in touch with Mr. Renneke.
Finally, remember that parade details for this Saturday's parade can be found on the Itineraries page under the PARENTS tab at the top of the website.
We are looking for a few GREAT parents to help us out at our annual Marching Cardinals overnight/lock-in.
On Friday, August 24 after the football game we will be having our marching band overnight. We spend the night sleeping in the gym and it is a ton of fun! We have movies going in the auditorium, games in the cafeteria, snacks and food, frisbee on Dorais Field, and I've even heard rumors about some swing dancing...
We are asking for some parent volunteers to spend the night with us in the gym. Boys sleep on one side of the gym, and girls sleep on the other - we have a friendly line of parents down the middle. Your other "duties" would involve general supervision, helping with food, and hanging out with some pretty awesome teenagers.
If you are willing to camp out with us, please email Mr. Renneke. When we wake up on Saturday morning we eat breakfast, clean-up, and ship out. Thanks for considering!
Good evening CFHS Band Family!
I think that Band Camp Eve is one of my favorite "holidays" of the year. Looking forward to kicking things off with everyone tomorrow morning at 9am!
We are looking for a very specific volunteer - our semi driver! Darrin Krebs who has been amazing and our driver for the past few (many??) seasons isn't able to drive for us this year. We are looking for someone to volunteer their time and their truck to pull our equipment trailer to competitions. If you know someone (or a few people who want to split the work) please have them get in touch with me. We are able to cover fuel costs.
Thanks for helping spread the word!
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