C-Heights Band Updates
November 19, 2021
Band lessons & Solos
Work on solos is well under way! Check in with your student and ask if they can play what they have been working on so far in their solo for you.
We will NOT be having regularly scheduled lessons the week of Nov. 22.
- Students needing to make up a lesson should attend either resource on Monday, Nov. 22.
Winter Concert - Monday Dec. 13th @ Sun Prairie High School
CHUMS December Concert – Monday Dec. 13th @ High School PAC with High School Bands.
8th Grade Bands will perform at the 6:30pm Concert. (warm-up @ 6pm)
9th Grade Band & Wind Symphony will perform at the 8:00pm Concert (warm-up @ 7:30pm)
*Students will be responsible for bringing their school instrument, music, and uniform to this event. If you need help with these logistics, please reach out so we can figure out how to help.
*Reminder to look for uniform parts now (including all black shoes & socks for vest/tie people). If you need help with any of these items, please reach out - we have some items to loan.
WSMA Solo & Ensemble - Registration (due early December)
Students are all working on selecting a solo for this important project that helps foster individual musicianship and growth. Students have 2 options for their performance grade:
Option #1, Saturday 2/12/22 – at the official WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival, Patrick Marsh
Fees are involved to cover registration and optional medal
Fees paid on Infinite Campus, due NO LATER than Friday Dec. 10th
Option #2, Thursday 2/10/22 – Solo Night @ CHUMS, 3 – 6pm
There are no fees involved for Solo Night
This is designed for students who are not able to attend on Saturday or would prefer a different option (more laid back)
Students will sign-up for at time on this evening at a later date (no action needed now)
Solo & Ensemble - Piano entries
Students will perform in the Performing Arts Center on the Steinway Grand Piano.
Registration can be completed on the same form as above.
Solo & Ensemble - Volunteers & Donations Needed
Please support our musicians on Saturday, February 12, 2022 by volunteering and making this festival a success. We could use your help to make Solo & Ensemble a great event for students. How can you help?
Door monitor (keep hallways quiet, help adjudicator with who performs next)
Runner (walk to each site and collect completed results and bring them to the office for tabulation)
Concessions (sell food, clean tables, etc)
Donate food items for concessions or the adjudicator lunch
Sign-up Online: https://bit.ly/3ClQspf
If you have any questions about VOLUNTEERING contact Rachel Zarzyski - firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you have any questions about FOOD donations contact Sharon Haraldson - email@example.com
Big band dance - dec 4
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and children 5 and under are free.
We are once again at the Angell Park Pavilion with doors opening at 6:30pm and live music beginning at 7pm. Parents, we are looking for a few volunteers to assist with concession sales. Please see this link for more information and to sign up.
December 4, Big Band Dance (Jazz), 7 - 9pm @ Angell Park Pavilion
December 13, Band Concert (8th grade band @ 6:30 & 9th grade band/wind symphony @ 8:00) at Sun Prairie High School, see above
February 10, CHUMS Band Solo Night, 3:15 - 6:15pm (for students not participating in WSMA Solo & Ensemble on 2/12)
February 12, WSMA Solo & Ensemble @ Patrick Marsh Middle School
February 15, WMSA Piano Night @ Sun Prairie High School
February 18, Sun Prairie Middle School Jazz Festival (6pm Concert @ C-Heights)
Band Lesson Academy - openings still available
In the past, many students and families have found value in taking private lessons with amazing professionals on their instrument. Good news - those teachers come right to Cardinal Heights after school on Tuesdays 3:00-900 PM! Information and registration can be found here.