January 2022 Newsletter


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Upcoming Events

1/8 All-Region Band Auditions, Blythewood HS - individual performance times in Google Classroom and on the Band app

1/22 All-State Band & Jazz Band Auditions, Lexington HS

1/25 Toppers Pizza Spirit Night 4-9

1/27 Parent Meeting 6:00 pm at CRHS

Indoor Groups - more info below...

Indoor - January Group Practice Schedules and Season Competition Schedules

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Spirit Night at Toppers Pizza 1/25

Tuesday 1/25 is Spirit Night at Toppers Pizza (Fort Mill)! This was a VERY successful Spirit Night for the Band in the past, so let's see if we can TOP it!

4-9 pm carryout or delivery, online or phone orders. Mention the Band when you order!

Thanks for your support!

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Parent Meeting 1/27 6:00 pm

Come hear about the exciting Winter Band Season that's just beginning!
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Panthers Stadium and Spectrum Center Events - Earn Charms points while raising funds for the Band!

Working the Concession Stands for the Panthers (Bank of America Stadium) and Hornets (Spectrum Center) raises a lot of money for the Band. Please consider helping in this area if you are able! Several upcoming events are full, but there will be more events in the future.

You will receive 25 Charms points for every game worked for your student, and a 25 Charms points bonus after every 4th game. Charms points convert to money you can use to pay fees, and points never expire! Use them for Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Winter Winds, Spring Trip, etc! Use them for next year’s fees as well.

Link to sign-up:

Band Fees and Charms Info

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Charms is a website that the band uses to post fees and keep track of Charms Points. Charms Points may be earned through various fundraisers (Panthers, Sam’s Cards, etc.) that can be used to pay for band fees. Rising 9th and 10th grade students will also see an Accessory Fee for show shoes and section specific items (gloves, mallets, etc.)

To access Charms for the first time:

Go to the Charms website (

Click Login in the upper right corner.

Choose the Parent/Students/Members tab

The School Code is crhsband

Click "Enter Charms"

The "Initial Student Area Password" is the first three letters of the first name and the first three letters of the last name. Example: John Smith's Student Area Password would be JohSmi. The capital letters are required.

The system will prompt you to change the password.

If you have logged in previously and know your password, go to the website and click on the Charms logo on the righthand side to take you to the login screen

If at any time you get locked out of the system or forget your new password, please send Nicky an email so that it can be reset. Nicky’s email is

There are three ways to pay Band fees:

1. Write a check to FMDBBC and mail it to: FMDBBC PO Box 1114 Fort Mill, SC 29716 *Please include your child’s name*

2. Write a check to FMDBBC and send it with your student. There is a box for payments in Mr. Butler’s office. *Please include your child's name.*

3. Pay online through the band website:

Go to

Scroll down the screen and you will see a section titled “PAY FEES WITH PAYPAL"

Click on the drop down arrow and choose the type of payment you are making (ex. Marching Band Fees, Instrument Rental Fee, Accessories, etc).

Type your student's name in the box called "Student Name"

Click the yellow "Buy Now" button and follow the PayPal steps. A fee does apply.

**If you would like Charms points applied to your band fees, email Nicky at

Please email questions to Nicky at

Fees are $750 per student ($50 per student discount for multi-child families).

All Marching Band Fees are now due.

Winter Fees payment schedules were sent by email.

Band Store

Visit the store's website here:

Be on the lookout for new items in the Band Store, to be added soon!

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Just in case you've missed seeing the trailer...

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And she needs a driver!

Our trailer is in need of another tractor driver, to get her to some of the upcoming events. No Band Kid necessary, just a CDL. Please let Rick know if you are interested, or know someone who is:

Stay Connected

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Band app:

Please sign up using your first and last name here:

We would like all parents/guardians and current students to join as it contains practice and competition schedules (among many other things).

At this time it is intended for current students and parents/guardians only. We will still be using emails and the facebook group.

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Band Parents/Students: Search for “Catawba Ridge HS Band Boosters” and answer membership questions.

Family/Friends Public Facebook Page:

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!

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Shell Rapid Lube: (803) 547-7642 | 820 Tom Hall St, Fort Mill, SC 29715
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Tide Cleaners: (803) 547-0154 | 9624 Redstone Dr, Fort Mill, SC 29707
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Murdock Orthodontics: (803) 548-3232 Indian Land, SC
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The Houser Group: (803) 431-3239 | 259 Textile Way, Ste 102, Fort Mill, SC 29715
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