CTIS Band Newsletter

Creating success!


Welcome to the Chisholm Trail Intermediate School Band! We have completed the assembly process of our instruments, first sounds and are working out of our books at this point. If you have not purchased the Essential Elements for Band Book 1 please do so as soon as possible.

Come practice!

The Band Hall is open in the morning from 7:15am-7:35am for extra practice time and tutoring from the directors!

School Owned Instruments

Instrument Maintenance and Usage Fees ($100) for school owned instruments (Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Baritone, Tuba) are due as soon as possible. Please send a check payable to FHMS Band or use intouch.kellerisd.net for online payments.


T-shirts have arrived and students can bring $10 cash or check (payable to CTIS Band). You can also visit intouch.kellerisd.net to make online payments.

Band Binder

Students will need a complete binder as soon as possible including:

Pencil Bag with Pencils

5 Dividers

20-30 Protective Cover Sheets

Any decoration is ok!!!

What is this STRING thing?

Students are working on pass off objectives and like karate they will earn a string ("belt") for every set passed off. We have finished the WHITE and BLUE strings. The next two strings will be RED and YELLOW. A new pass off sheet will be handed out next week.

Parent Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers for our Spring Contest in April. Please fill out the online volunteer form and email one of the directors.



Private Lessons

Private lessons with a professional instructor are available on every instrument. This is a great opportunity for individualized instruction at a small extra cost. Sign up forms are available in the Band Hall and spots are filling up fast!