Colleyville Heritage Band

Week of 7/23 - 7/30

Happy Friday!

Can you believe it?! Band Camp starts MONDAY at 7:30AM in the HES Gym. To be EARLY (7:20AM) is to BE ON TIME!


After a great series of summer training, we are ready to take the next step forward into Spark!


If you haven’t yet, now is the time to get your UIL physical done, get your supplies organized, pre-hydrate, practice marching and playing, and get outside to get used to the heat!


Prepare - musically, mentally, and physically. Only you can do that! Let’s go!

Week’s Schedule (July 26-30)

Monday - Friday:

  • Summer Band Camp - 7:30AM to 4:00PM at HES/HMS/CHHS

Week’s Schedule (August 2-6)

Monday - Friday:

  • Summer Band Camp - 7:30AM to 4:00PM at HES/HMS/CHHS
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Summer Band

Summer Band Reminders


Required for ALL CHHS Band Members!

Week 1 Macro Goals

  • Fun, Fellowship, and SUPERIOR Work
  • Review Visual Technique
  • Review / Learn Music for Football Games and Spark!
  • Audition for Varsity Marching Spots (Brass and Woodwinds)
  • Learn the Drill Team Sequence and Spirit Show!


Week 2 Goals

  • Fun, Fellowship, and SUPERIOR Work
  • Continue to refine and perfect our visual and music technique, football music, and the Drill Team Sequence/Spirit Show
  • Continue perfecting Spark! Music
  • Begin learning DRILL for Spark!


General Schedule

  • Visual Outdoors - 7:30AM to 11:00AM
  • Lunch (Not Provided) - 11:00AM to 12:30PM
  • Music Indoors - 12:30PM to 4:00PM
  • Locations and format subject to change as needed for the curriculum!


General Supplies

  • All instruments and performance supplies
  • Black binder and music
  • Flip folder
  • Pencil
  • Water jug
  • Athletic shoes and shorts
  • WHITE T-Shirts (Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Completed physical
  • Open mind and smile
  • Diamonds - Always check with Dr. Godoy!

Info From Our Boosters

**WATER JUGS**

Thanks to supply chain issues, we're very disappointed that our new water jugs have not been shipped in time. If your student is a first year band student or does not have a water jug from previous years, please send them with the biggest water bottle you have at home! Until the jugs come in, boosters will be setting up a water station for the kids every morning so that they will be able to refill their bottles. (Please note that the station is for *refills*. Parents, remind your students that it is their responsibility to arrive at rehearsal with a FULL container for each and every practice!)


GCISD Volunteer Background Check

Band parents are the BEST parents! Our goal is to have 100% of parents signed up and cleared to volunteer in GCISD. Remember, the more volunteers we have, the less work for all of us. Many hands make light work!

You must re-apply each year. Start here: https://www.gcisd.net/community/volunteer_background_check

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Physicals - GET THIS DONE - Part 1

ALL students will need an up to date physical on file by the time band camp starts in late July! Make it happen so we can avoid awkward conversations or modified participation!


You can scan a copy and email Mr. Haddock or bring the hard copy on Monday!

GCISD / UIL Forms - GET THIS DONE - Part 2

Same as physicals, we need to have these forms completed ASAP!


Forms: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kQrC5TEWpMOcp9w6aZ_ulwR_IMBe4Myl

Upload Forms Here: https://forms.gle/pNY8sgjHjv3mrVRS6


Directions:

1. Download all forms from the band website onto your computer.
2. Once downloaded, the forms become fillable PDF files. Fill them out electronically with a parent.
3. SAVE each file as a PDF ("print-save as PDF") -
4. Upload the signed forms below.
******Make sure you upload the correct form for each question******


The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form

Absence Form

We need to be more organized and thoughtful about limiting absences during camp and upcoming school year rehearsals and events.


Use the band calendar on the website.


If you feel like you will need to communicate an upcoming absence, please use the link below so the staff can track it.

Heat!

Hey Band! (Hey What?!)


It’s going to be HOT during band camp. We know, you know, we ALL know! Hydrate, eat smart, get sleep, wear sunscreen and smart clothes, get outside, and do some activities that will make you sweat before Monday.


The staff will be constantly checking the temperature and working within GCISD and UIL guidelines for the heat. There will be frequent water breaks!

Fan Pledge!

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 13th. After rehearsal we will kick off our biggest and easiest fundraising event of the year! Fan Pledge!
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Marching Band Resources

Use our YouTube Channel to review all the marching techniques you’ve learned this week! Your reference video of the Varsity audition is posted!

TMEA All State Etudes

The TMEA All State etudes are posted on www.tmea.org and on the band website. Learning and auditioning with these college level etudes are a huge part of our curriculum in the CHHS Band.


Print them off and get to work!


Slow and Steady. Clean and Clear. Happy Practicing!

Calendar

MAJOR dates for the ENTIRE 2021-2022 school year have been entered into the band calendar. We hope this helps with planning. Please understand these dates could be “subject to change.”


If you’re an overachiever, some 2022 dates have also been “blocked off” for your future planning purposes!

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Happy Birthday!

Please join us in saying Happy Birthday this month to:


- Joshua Park (7/3)

- Kathleen Bulger (7/5)

- Karter Register (7/7)

- Abbie Ha (7/10)

- Ish Naik (7/10)

- Kate Jones (7/17)

- Ben Drummond (7/20)

- Kaleigh Zagala (7/20)

- Wyatt Hickson (7/24)

- Holly Thorsell (7/27)

- Lola O'Leary (7/29)

- Brett Moore (7/30)

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