Chattahoochee Band News

March 1, 2021


As we move into the month of March and the remainder of the semester please know that we have some great and important items on the horizon. The directors and booster board are finalizing information to be shared with all. Please be on the lookout for information regarding: Spring meetings, concert opportunities, registration night, solo and ensemble/lgpe, virtual/in person chamber concerts (including members that are not face to face) marching band camps, friends and family show for the guard and percussion and much more. Congratulations to all the ensembles, students, and hooch band family for continuing to “make it happen” throughout this year.Monday: Booster Board Meeting
Tuesday: Jazz and WinterGuard
Wednesday: Percussion
Thursday: Clarinet Choir/Chamber Ensembles/WinterGuard
Friday: Percussion

Have a great week!

Winter Guard Updates

The guard had their second show of the season on Saturday, February 27 at Kell High School in Marietta. A big thank you to all of the band parents for supporting our students in so many ways. Thank you to : Angie Gilleland, Crystal Sampson, Elizabeth Fingeret, Eric James, Jane Brenters and Jessica Prud’homme for sending in healthy snacks to feed our hungry team before Saturday’s show. Thank you also to Amanda Jones and Leah Haber for creating and sending out sign-up genius for parent volunteers.This show also requires a lot of behind the scenes parent participation including building and maintaining the show props, loading, unloading, and moving the props, and driving the prop truck.Additionally, we need chaperones to to ride the bus , stay with the team, collect belongings during warm-ups and help with props. Thank you to Bradli Baker, Jane Brenters, Grace Coyne, Ryan Coyne, Christy Gadziac, Chuntiel and Eric James, Steve Jobe, Glenn and Jessica Prud’homme for the countless hours in being there doing these jobs for the first two shows.Thank you also to Bradli Baker Jane Brenters, Grace Coyne, Ryan Coyne, Steve Jobe, Glenn and Jessica Prud’homme for attending a Thursday night rehearsal to practice moving the props.

Our last 3 shows of the season are:

Saturday, March 6 at East Coweta High School,
Saturday March 20 at Alpharetta High School

SAPA championships on March 27 at Buford City Arena

Thank you also to our directors Alex and Monet and to Nick Garafalo and Matt Crissman.It is never too late to be involved in any way. We appreciate all parents sending in snacks, volunteering at shows, and in all other ways. Please be on the lookout for future sign-up genius in ways that you can help support our team.

Upcoming Events

  • LGPE is slated for March 17th at Chattahoochee High School. Only Chattahoochee and Milton will be performing. These times are being finalized and will be held during school hours.

  • Registration Night/Audition Night (Rising 9th – 12th) Mark your calendars, registration night and audition night will be held on April 23rd. Details will be sent after our 2021 Info meeting. There will be virtual options available for those interested.

  • Spring Concert -We look forward to hosting a spring concert on April 29th. It will be held in a manner that is safe. Hopefully, it will be nice out and we can do a “concert on the lawn”.

  • Jazz Concerts and Other Chamber Events -Other chamber groups, percussion ensemble, jazz band and so forth are finalizing spring plans for late April early May. Be on the lookout for these opportunities as they are created.

2021 Member Meeting

We will host our annual meeting on Friday, March 26th. The meeting will cover numerous topics as we plan and prepare for the 2021- 2022 school year. The meeting will be offered both virtually and live. We will have limited seating/space for the live presentation. An RSVP link will be sent as well as materials to review prior to the meeting

Spirit Wear Update:

We have a handful of items remaining in our spirit wear from our prior order. If you are interested in an item please see the communication that will be sent out with a link to purchase. They will be first come first served. There is a limited quantity of new leftover items.

Band Class, Marching and Winter Guard/Indoor Drumline Fees:

Member Fees

Winter Guard and Indoor Drumline Fees “Friendly Reminder” The installment of Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard fees are now past due. Please make checks payable to CHS Band Boosters in the amount of $350.00 with the students last name/WG or DL for payment. If you have any questions please contact the treasurers.

Concert Music Classes and Percussion Ensemble Course 2nd semester concert fees will be $75.00 totaling $150.00 for the year. This is a reduction from the previous set up of 175.00 for the year. While we are in a mixed setting we are still purchasing music, utilizing instructors and venturing forward with the program. Here is the link to OSP to execute payment for the 2nd semester:

Volunteer Spotlight

Leah Haber manages the uniforms for our many band programs. She makes sure they are clean, sized correctly for each student and keeps all the pieces organized, which is a huge undertaking. She also works with our printer on the band spirit wear. You’ll see Leah jumping in to sew equipment covers, push pit equipment, or even bring goody bags for the kids. She’s always got a great attitude! Thanks so much Leah for all you do!
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