Chattahoochee Band News

December 6 , 2020

Director's Notes

Families and Members,

Thank you to all the members and families that ordered spirit wear. Items will be delivered in the coming days and we will co-ordinate pickup. Special thanks to Mr. Crisman for adjusting the website. While we are not 100 percent done, I encourage you to visit

The WinterGuard and Indoor Drumline are off to a great start!

All state members have been communicated on general instructions for submissions. Recordings for all state round one will take place in early January. Special thanks to all of the band community that participated in giving Tuesday. It was a quick turnaround, but we figured we should give it a shot!

Nick Garofalo, Matt Crisman and The entire musical instructional team


Tuesday: Winter Guard rehearsal; 4pm – 8pm |Jazz Band Rehearsal 5PM – 6:30PM

Wednesday: Indoor Drumline Rehearsal 4PM – 8PM

Thursday: Winter Guard rehearsal 4pm – 8pm | Clarinet Choir and Trombone quartet 4PM – 5PM

Friday: Saxophone and Trombone Quartet 4PM – 5PM | Indoor Drumline Rehearsal 4pm – 8pm

Saturday: Guard and Drumline rehearsal camp. Instructors will communicate the specific times. Plan on all day.

*because of the extended time on Saturday, the drumline will only rehearse to 8pm on the Friday before

Uniforms & Spirit Wear Update:

All uniforms are currently past due back to Chattahoochee. It is important that all uniforms are hung with the name easy to read. If you lost your name card in the uniform bag, please slide a piece of paper in there so we can account for your uniform.

All State First Round Process

On Monday Mr. Crisman and I will register students for all state round 1. Members must have submitted the $30.00 registration fee in order to audition. Audition recordings will be made at Chattahoochee via appointment as well as during class time for those attending face to face. Information on the recording process will be sent to all members participating. Recordings are not due on December 1st, just the registration.

Winter Season Dates and Events:

There is a planned concert and the information is below. Please visit to reserve your seat. It is crucial that we do this process to ensure limited audience size. The members have been communicated on what attire to wear for the performance. Simply put, please dress in all black clothing with black shoes. Marching band shoes can be utilized if needed.

December 14th – Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble & Chamber Group holiday concert

6:00PM & 8:00PM– Chattahoochee High School Auditorium. Due to current regulations we can host 120 people for this event at each performance time. Remember to go to to reserve your ticket(s). The link is on the main page on the front picture. To assist in audience size, we will perform two sets of this show, hence the 6PM and 8PM times listed.

Winter Guard

Reminder that Dec. 12th is a drill day from 9-6, bring your own lunch, and it's a pajama hype day

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

Winter Guard and Indoor Drumline Friendly Reminder

The first installment of Indoor Drumline and Winter Guard fees are due this Monday. 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.

Please be sure you are current with all fees for marching band, concert band, indoor programs, all state and the like.

Please also know that when we send out statements it is a mass email from a generated report. If anything is inaccurate simply let the treasurers know and we can progress from there. Thank you for your support with all the programs we offer.

Next 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.

Volunteer Spotlight

This week, we’d like to recognize the Donley family for their volunteer efforts with the band program. Grace is a senior and plays Percussion. When the family is not volunteering at band, they enjoy walking their dog Willy.
Whether it’s a competition or a football game, near or far, you will see the Donley’s pushing pit equipment, driving trucks, fixing props, helping load and unload equipment.
Thank you for all you do!
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Fundraising needs Project-based volunteers to help reduce per student band fees for the 2021 season in the following ways:
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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.
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