Chattahoochee Band News

November 8, 2020

Director's Notes

It is great to see the many strides the program continues to make through the challenges faced this year. It has been great to witness chamber groups, jazz band, percussion ensemble and soon to start winter guard and indoor drumline rehearsals being executed with a very successful return.

Thank you to the Chattahoochee Marching Band for a great season of commitment and dedication to the program. Our focus was to keep the band progressing, bonding, and performing and while keeping the training alive.

We have some great activities and events coming up, so be sure to check the calendar at to stay up with the dates. Be sure to click on the box for information and details. With any event, concert, rehearsal etc information will still be shared. Thank you and have a great week ahead.

Have a wonderful week!

Nick Garofalo, Matt Crisman and The entire musical instructional team


  • Tuesday - Winter Guard Auditions 4-8 pm , Jazz Band Rehearsal 5-7:30
  • Wednesday - Winter Guard Auditions 4-8pm , Parent Meeting 7 -8pm
  • Thursday - Clarinet Choir Rehearsal 4:30 - 7pm
  • Friday - Picture Day (See Attached Flyer) Football Game: Home VS. Cambridge

Picture Day Friday 11/13

Please email if you have any questions regarding picture day.

Also, if you are able to volunteer, we would love a few helpers!

We need help from 8:15 - 11:15 and 12:15 - 3:30 please email

to let her know if you are available.

Thank you !!

Winter Season Dates and Events:

Winter Guard Dates and Parent Meeting:

Parent Meeting: November 11th, 7PM. Band Room

Auditions: Tuesday November 10th, and Wednesday November 11th 4 - 8 pm

*Uniform measurements will be taken over the course of the two audition days

Dinner break will be at 6pm; you will need to send a snack/dinner with your child

If your child plans to participate in winter guard this coming season, it is mandatory attendance. Please visit the calendar online at for the rehearsal & audition dates.

We will be following all Covid related guidelines with distancing, masks, and temperature checks.

Indoor Drum Line Dates and Parent Meeting:

Parent Meeting:

Thank you for the great turn out for our Drumline meeting on Saturday November 7th. Loads of students to practice all day, with a full house of parents at the meeting afterwards. Looks like we’re going to have a really great year, looking forward to working with all of you! Great things are coming !

Please visit the calendar online at for the rehearsal & audition dates.

December 14th – Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble & Chamber Group holiday concert 7:00PM – Chattahoochee High School Auditorium. Due to current regulations we can host 150 people for this event. Tickets will be free, however the must be claimed. A ticket link will be sent to all families, members and school community members.

Concession Stand Sign Up:

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

Winter Guard and Indoor Drumline:
Fees and a fee schedule will be released prior to the parent meeting once the band booster board has approved the budget. The only difference we will experience this year is no WGI. Local shows will be held so the season may look pretty close to normal.

Semester 1 Concert Music Classes

The $75 course fee for 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th periods this semester is past due. You can pay through “OSP” through the link below.

You may also transfer money from your student account by contacting

Semester 2 Concert Music Class Fees:

We anticipate a $100 music fee for second semester. We will publish a breakdown of finances as it relates to the cost. These fees are not due until January.

Marching Band Fees:

All fees should be paid in the amount of $450.00. Any member that wants to participate with the indoor drumline or Winter Guard must have these fees satisfied along with any prior year or past due amounts.


Fundraising needs Project-based volunteers to help reduce per student band fees for the 2021 season in the following ways:
1. Solicit meal donations for Friday night games
2. Solicit Community Sponsors for monetary donations
3. Raise funds to attend Bands of America
4. Raise funds for 2022 trip to Ireland
5. Get creative with other fundraising activities
If you’re passionate about finding ways to fund the CHS Bands program, but you’re limited on time, please consider joining on a project basis. Volunteers are encouraged to bring fundraising ideas and share tried & true methods. A meeting will be held with volunteers to discuss further.
Interested in learning more? Sign up here.

Shop with Scrip
Scrip is a service the sells gift cards (digital and physical) for a large variety of retailers. When you buy a gift card from Scrip a percentage of the amount you spend is redirected back to the band and your fees are reduced. Each retailer offers a different percentage rate.
What are Scrip and Presto Pay? – Detailed information about how to sign up for Scrip, PrestoPay and MyScripWallet.

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Scrip & Presto Pay Details

What are Scrip and Presto Pay?
Great Lakes Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. You purchase gift cards (digital and physical) from Scrip and pay face value for the card. A percentage of that amount is sent back to the band and put into your student band account for use toward your band fees. There are over 400 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, home improvement, travel and more. Earn money toward your band fees while you shop.
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Band Family Volunteer Spotlight

This week we want to feature the Prud’homme family, Glen, Jess
and Sophia.
Sophia is a Senior at Chattahoochee and participates in Color Guard and Winter Guard.
When not participating with Band, Jess says they enjoy spending time
with extended family, and feel fortunate that Sophia’s Grandparents live close enough to attend Band performances.
Over the years, Glen and Jess have been a huge help to the CHS Band
Program, and have put a lot of heart, and a good bit of time into jumping in
wherever they were needed. Thank you for all you do Glen, Jess and Sophia!
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