C-Heights Band Newsletter

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable winter break. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for your students. Below you will find some reminders about upcoming events as well as some new opportunities! Here's to a great start to 2021!

Course Scheduling 2021 - 2022

After winter break, students will be selecting classes for next year. Please take a moment to look at this document with information about all of the band classes and activities that Cardinal Heights has to offer. Wind Symphony audition information is also included.


Additionally, if future 9th & 10th graders want help in how band can fit into a student's schedule, please see this 4-Year Planning Guide for Music. This can be especially helpful if students are wondering how to stay in 2 music classes or Music & AVID throughout high school.


We created a brief video highlighting the Cardinal Heights ensembles and what students have to say about band.


At Cardinal Heights, we welcome all students to participate in band! Please feel free to share the above information with anyone who may be interested in band - even if they have never participated before!

Grade 9 - 12 Course Guide & Scheduling

This SPASD webpage has easy clickable links to all course and department descriptions.

Former & New Band Students Welcome!

Do you know anyone that discontinued band this year because of the pandemic and virtual learning? Please know we welcome students back to band (or to even start if they haven't been in band before). Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested. Please reach out to any band directors with questions!

SP Band Highlights

Band Booster Updates - Yard Signs coming to you!

If you didn't see it, the Band Boosters sent out a recent newsletter with some important dates and information. Take a look HERE to read the entire newsletter. However, here are some highlights:

General Booster Meeting
Sunday, Feb 21st, 5:30PM

On the agenda: 2022 6-7-8 class schedule, SOSP update, hybrid band, fundraising/financials.


Yard Signs Coming To Your Lawn Soon!

Like you, we are so proud of our children and the band program in Sun Prairie. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, our children continue to collaborate, create, and perform.


We understand the value band has on our children's education and their development. We wanted to help celebrate and share our pride with the wider community by placing a yard sign at the home of every band family. With your permission, a yard sign will be placed in your yard January 7th -15th. If you would prefer to opt-out and not have a yard sign placed in your yard, please fill out this form by January 5th: https://forms.gle/11epSGeuz6y8f2Lg6


We hope this sign brings a sense of pride to your child and family. We look forward to the day we get to hear our kids making beautiful music together again!


Feed The Beat

It's important that we do our part to give our support to our local restaurants during this challenging time. Each month we will pick one local restaurant to support for 1 week. Boosters will not be asking for any profit from restaurants.


Stay in touch through our website and Facebook page for details.

https://www.facebook.com/sunprairiebandboosters/

https://www.spbb.org/

Frozen Pizza Sale - deadline soon!

Frozen Pizza Sale!!!

EMIL'S FROZEN PIZZA FUNDRAISER



  • Emil's Pizza is based out of Watertown WI.
  • Their frozen pizza's are made with fresh ingredients purchased locally.
  • Prices are similar to grocery store prices. Families can stock up for easy meals and for the LV Super Bowl!
  • Each pizza sold will generate $1 to band member's ledger account. Funds can be used for multiple expenses, for details view Student Ledger Usage Guidelines page.

Click to view and print order form 2021 Order Form


​​​Important Dates for Pizza Sale:
Sale begins January 1st
Enter Sales online on Google Form by January 12th 5 pm
Pickup Saturday, January 30th at the High School 9am-10:30am
Money Due to Chairperson by February 7th, drop off at 144 Broome St, Sun Prairie
Questions: Contact Kelley via email: Secretary@spbb.org or call/text cell phone: 608-577-2222


Visit our Website Emil's Frozen Pizza page to view and print order forms and for additional details

C-Heights Jazz Reminder & Update

Jazz rehearsals have resumed!. Interested in participating but you haven't joined yet? Send your band teacher a quick email! Jazz is open to ALL band students & instruments!


CHeights Jazz 2.0 has begun and includes all students being in small groups and combos where they will take the lead on learning, playing, and performing classic jazz tunes.


Rehearsals:

  • Mondays 3:10 - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 7 - 7:45 am
*NOTE - not all students will be able to make every rehearsal, that's okay - even 1x/week is great.
C-Heights Band Lesson Schedule

UPDATED FOR QUARTER 2 - Be sure to look at the correct tab (at the bottom), updated zoom links included on the schedule

Band Website

The Cardinal Heights Band Website will have links to lesson schedules, newsletter, band supplies, and other tools in case you ever need to look for something shared previously but lost it in your inbox. Consider the website as the "go to" place to find out information this year.

Ongoing Band Fundraisers

Each year, the Sun Prairie Band Boosters hold fundraisers to support the band program. Funds raised help support our band students for things such as guest artists and clinicians. Students also benefit from these fundraisers directly by having a portion of the sales depostied directly into their band ledgers. There are currently several opportunities for raising funds (please click links below for details). Specific fundraising questions can be directed to Kelley Ruplinger (secretary@spbb.org).


Bucky Book Sale

Band Swag Sale

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