Fall Band Concert Information

October 15, 2021

Monday 10/18 - C-Heights Fall Band Concert

We are really excited to resume in-person concerts here at C-heights! All audience members are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. This concert will also be live streamed via this link.

Date: Monday, October 18

Location: Cardinal Heights Auditorium

Time: 8th grade concert begins 7PM (students arrive by 6:30), 9th grade & Wind Wymphony concert begins 8PM (students arrive by 7:30)

Entrance: Please use door #1 (main entrance)

concert uniforms

Attire: All students need to be sure that they have the appropriate attire from one of the following options:

Option 1

School provided: pants, vest, tie

Student provided: white (long sleeved, collared) shirt, black shoes, black socks

Option 2

School provided: dress

Student provided: black shoes

dress rehearsals - monday resource

Students in Concert Band (5A) and 9th Grade Band will have a dress rehearsal during their resource on Monday. Students should eat during the first lunch and then report to the band room for resource.

Students in Symphonic Band (5B) and Wind Symphony will have a dress rehearsal during their band classes on Monday.

Band Grades and Lessons

Lessons during the week of Oct. 18 will be make up lessons. Students only need to attend lessons if they have work to complete or need to make up a lesson. Please take a few minutes to look at Infinite Campus with your student. All assignments that were given during quarter 1 will be due on Thursday, Oct 21.

Band Lesson Academy - Starts Next week!

In the past, many students and families have found value in taking private lessons with amazing professionals on their instrument. Good news - those teachers come right to Cardinal Heights after school on Tuesdays 3:00-900 PM!

  • Band Booster Lesson Academy information and registration can be found here.
  • There are still availble times to sign up with a teacher.
  • Registered students should already be in contact with their teacher for a lesson time.

Upcoming Events...

October 15, Wind Symphony & 9th Grade Band “Lock-In” is postponed to later in year

October 18, Band Concert (see above)

November 13, Optional - Sun Prairie Honors Band (7th/8th Grade only), all day

December 13, Band Concert (8th grade band @ 6:30 & 9th grade band/wind symphony @ 8:00) at Sun Prairie High School

Bucky Book Fundraiser (ends Nov. 5)

Sun Prairie Band Boosters offer a variety of optional fund-raisers throughout the year to #1 help support great programs like bringing in guest artists and composers and #2 earn credits to students’ individual band ledger that can be used for:

  • Field Trips (8th Grade - Kalahari, approx $40, 9th Grade & Wind Symphony Tour, approx $90)

  • Summer Band Camps

  • Sound of Sun Prairie (think Florida 2022 trip!)

  • Private Lessons

Bucky books are $35 each and students receive $11.25 credited to their ledger for every book sold. PLUS if you sell 5 books, the sixth book is FREE. If you sell that sixth book, that means $91.25!!

The Bucky Book sale goes until November 5th and books can be picked up from Mr. Melrose – ipmelro@sunprairieschools.org

Cardinal Heights School News & Links

Hopefully these links are helpful to find information all in one place. If there's ever other links you would like included, let us know!

Sound of Sun Prairie Updates

This week, there was a Sound of Sun Prairie meeting. For those unable to attend, a recording of the meeting can be found here. Handouts can be viewed via this link.

C-Heights Band - Supply List

The following items will be necessary and helpful for all band members. If you need help (financially or logistically) obtaining any of these items, please don't hesitate to reach out. We can help!

Requested Supplies:

  • 1" Binder (*NEW this year!)
  • Sharpened Pencils
  • Working Instrument
  • Reeds, Oils & Greases, Swabs, Mouthpiece, etc... see our recommended supplies here. *Percussion - take note of stick & mallet updates on pg. 2

Ordering Band Supplies

Visit Ward Brodt's website to order any band supplies you need. Order what you need and then at check out you can choose school delivery under the shipping section. If you choose school delivery, your supplies will be delivered to Cardinal Heights and we will make sure you get them. If you are unsure what kind of reeds/valve oil/slide grease to purchase, we have attached a list of recommended supplies here.

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Stay in touch and stay safe!

Mrs. Diallo

8th Grade Bands


Mr. Melrose

9th Grade Band & Wind Symphony