Chattahoochee Band News
November 18, 2020
Families and Members,
Thank you for a great 1st semester. We still have a little ways to go, but it is mid November and Thanksgiving break as well as winter break is upon us. As stated before, I as well as the rest of the instructional team with the band program appreciate your support and trust with the members. I hope you enjoy some off time next week! There are a few things to be aware of as we approach the remainder of November and December. Please review below and have a great week!
Nick Garofalo, Matt Crisman and The entire musical instructional team
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Wednesday: Indoor Drumline Rehearsal 4PM – 8PM
Thursday: Clarinet Choir and Trombone quartet 4PM – 5PM
Friday: Saxophone and Trombone Quartet 4PM – 5PM
*All Uniforms should be WASHED and returned this week !!
Uniforms & Spirit Wear Update:
1.) All uniforms are currently due back to Chattahoochee. It is important that all uniforms are hung with the name easy to read. If you lost your name card in the uniform bag, please slide a piece of paper in there so we can account for your uniform.
2.) A new spirit wear website is being finalized. A link will be sent separately with the ability to order items. There will be varied options for ALL ensembles including concert band, marching, drumline, Winterguard etc.
Picture Order Information: Your child’s pictures are available for order online at www.pdiportraits.com and can be delivered with code 111320.
This is a great way to provide a gift for a family member!
Important – In the comments section at checkout, please specify which version of the portrait you are ordering (marching or concert)
This company provides composites to the band program for free, their only profits come from parent purchase. Please consider supporting their contribution to our program.
Winter Season Dates and Events:
December 14th – Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble & Chamber Group holiday concert 7:00PM – Chattahoochee High School Auditorium. Due to current regulations we can host 150 people for this event. Tickets will be free, however the must be claimed. A ticket link will be sent to all families, members and school community members.
Concession Stand Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845a5a92ba4f49-fall2
Band Class, Marching and Winter Guard/Indoor Drumline Fees:
Thank you for all those that came out recently expressing interest in the Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard programs. Please be reminded that the cost for this program is $700.
$350 is due by December 7th and the final $350 will be due February 1st.
Looking forward to a great season.
Semester 1 Concert Music Classes
The $75 course fee for 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th periods this semester is past due. You can pay through “OSP” through the link below.
You may also transfer money from your student account by contacting email@example.com
Semester 2 Concert Music Class Fees:
We anticipate a $100 music fee for second semester. We will publish a breakdown of finances as it relates to the cost. These fees are not due until January.
Marching Band Fees:
All fees should be paid in the amount of $450.00. Any member that wants to participate with the indoor drumline or Winter Guard must have these fees satisfied along with any prior year or past due amounts.
1. Solicit meal donations for Friday night games
2. Solicit Community Sponsors for monetary donations
3. Raise funds to attend Bands of America
4. Raise funds for 2022 trip to Ireland
5. Get creative with other fundraising activities
If you’re passionate about finding ways to fund the CHS Bands program, but you’re limited on time, please consider joining on a project basis. Volunteers are encouraged to bring fundraising ideas and share tried & true methods. A meeting will be held with volunteers to discuss further.
Interested in learning more? Sign up here.
Shop with Scrip
Scrip is a service the sells gift cards (digital and physical) for a large variety of retailers. When you buy a gift card from Scrip a percentage of the amount you spend is redirected back to the band and your fees are reduced. Each retailer offers a different percentage rate.
What are Scrip and Presto Pay? – Detailed information about how to sign up for Scrip, PrestoPay and MyScripWallet.
- ShopWithScrip.com – Sign up and start shopping. Use Enrollment Code 3L5D4B6C3214 to connect your account to CHS Band.
- What is Scrip? Video
- How Scrip Works Video – The Basics, It’s easy
- How Scrip Works Video – How it Works
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What are Scrip and Presto Pay?
Great Lakes Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. You purchase gift cards (digital and physical) from Scrip and pay face value for the card. A percentage of that amount is sent back to the band and put into your student band account for use toward your band fees. There are over 400 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, home improvement, travel and more. Earn money toward your band fees while you shop.
Getting signed up
Go to and click Register
Join an existing Scrip Program (button on the left)
Congratulations to Mia Bechara who was named homecoming queen! Also congratulations to Erin Howell – Band sweetheart as well as Ben Jung and Kate Jobe for being represented on the homecoming court. Always great and proud to see so many band members on the homecoming court!