Colleyville Heritage Band

Week of 10/8 - 10/15

Happy Competition Weekend!

It’s a busy few days - and it should be - it’s October! It all starts tonight in Red Oak! Saturday is the McKinney Marching Invitational, Monday we are rehearsing in MPS and Tuesday is our first round of the UIL “playoffs” - the Region 31 Marching Assessment!


Keep your chins up, Panthers! It’s busy, but it’s fun!! Let’s make some memories!!

Week’s Schedule (October 11-16)

Friday

  • Indoor Rehearsal - 8:40 AM
  • Early Dismissal
  • Marching Rehearsal - 1:35 PM
  • AWAY vs. Red Oak - SEE SCHEDULE BELOW


Saturday

  • McKinney Marching Invitational - SEE SCHEDULE BELOW


Monday

  • No School - MPS Stadium Rehearsal with Mr. Seneca - 8:00 AM
    • Yes, All Props!
    • Yes, White Shirt, Marching Shoes, SPIRIT Visor
    • No Transportation - Need a Ride? ASK!
    • Truck will be still loaded from MMI
    • Get to the stadium early to unload and set up!


Tuesday

  • UIL Region 31 Marching Assessment - SEE SCHEDULE BELOW


Wednesday

  • PSAT during school - good luck!
  • Marching Rehearsal - 4:45 PM
  • Area Jazz Recording at Birdville (Good luck Gabe, Sofia, Steven, and Tyler)


Thursday

  • Marching Rehearsal - 7:15 AM


Friday

  • End of 1st Nine Weeks Grade Check - ELIGIBILITY CHECK!
  • Marching Rehearsal - 7:15 AM
  • HOME vs. Summit (Pink Out) - SEE SCHEDULE BELOW


Saturday

  • Host the United States Marine Bands - Clinic / Concert - SEE POSTER BELOW
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Week’s Schedule (October 18-23)

Monday
  • Marching Rehearsal - 4:45 PM


Tuesday

  • Marching Rehearsal - 5:00 PM at MPS with Ms. Wine!
    • Yes, All Props!
    • Yes, White Shirt, Marching Shoes, SHAKO Visor
    • No Transportation - Need a Ride? ASK!
    • Help Load and Unload


Wednesday

  • Marching Rehearsal - 7:15 AM


Thursday

  • Marching Rehearsal - 7:15 AM


Friday

  • AWAY vs. Birdville - SEE SCHEDULE BELOW


Saturday

  • UIL Area F Marching Contest - Schedule TBD
    • Plan on an “All Day” Event!

Red Oak Game Streaming

WFAA will be streaming the game tonight (including halftime) on Youtube!

Link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqhy5xB5W48


McKinney Marching Invitational Spectator Tickets

Tickets for the MMI may be pre-purchased by your band families using the following link:

https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/ede369b5-66c5-4b9d-a053-3207afe03c46/events/9d6186a6-cd89-4b5e-bb62-5bd4f88610c3


Tickets can also be purchased at the gate with cash or credit card. The cost is $10 per ticket and covers both prelims and finals.


The gates will open at 9:30 for all spectators.

UIL Marching Band “Playoffs”

Beginning on Tuesday, the Panther Band embarks on it’s road to the 5A State Marching Contest. Think of it like football playoffs…

  • Round 1 - UIL Region (October 12)

    • If we earn a SUPERIOR rating, we advance to…

  • Round 2 - UIL Area F Prelims (October 23 - Morning)

    • If we are in the TOP TEN, we advance to…

  • Round 3 - UIL Area F Finals (October 23 - Evening)

    • This part is a little tricky...but if we are in the top half of Finals, we advance to…

  • Round 4 and 5 - UIL 5A State Marching Contest (November 1-3)


The kiddos are working hard, and we know we can only control our daily growth and performance!


Grades

Next Friday, the 15th, is the end of the first nine weeks’ grade check. Are you ready? Sit up and pay attention in class, go to tutorials when not in band rehearsal, communicate with your teachers kindly, and TURN IN YOUR HOMEWORK!


You must be passing all of your classes with above a 70 to continue! You are all important!

Our executive officers created a “Peer Tutoring” program to help students excel in the classroom and on the field.

Free Tutoring Opportunity

Mrs. Barnard is the operator of a premier tutoring company called Chelsea Hall (1901 West Southlake Blvd. Suite 120). For the week of October 10-14, her location is offering complementary (free / no obligation) help sessions over homework or missing assignments in their “study hall” area. We want our Panthers eligible and academically successful!


Times available (as long as it is not during a CHHS Band event) are Monday thru Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00PM and Sunday 1:30 to 5:30PM. Simply show this graphic on your phone when you go in!

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Band 2021-22 Wishlist

The band is in need of some donations to help our program run more smoothly. Please check out our wishlist.

Booster Notes

Competition Road Crew:

We desperately need help for Road Crew both on Saturday in McKinney and on Tuesday at UIL. Please plug yourself in! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daaae23abf85-2021


See the itineraries page for the best estimates of the time commitment.


Brainstorm help needed!

When we set our budget last spring, we had no idea what we were facing this fall. Pre-covid normalcy? Lockdown? We budgeted for roughly $6 per student per meal, but since no restaurants are cutting deals or offering to sponsor meals, we are spending a lot more on meals than we anticipated. Financially, we can handle it, but we're tapping into our reserves as food costs soar. If you have any connections with a restaurant or possible corporate sponsor, will you please reach out? Or maybe your family would like to donate a meal? Any ideas or help you can offer would be appreciated!


Here's our sponsorship form -- send it to everyone you know!


Senior Night is coming October 29!


Be Phish Aware
Many of you have received phishing emails from the Boosters in the last few days. Boosters WILL NOT email you to ask for gift cards or wire transfers, ever.

The best thing to do if you aren't sure about an email is to call or text me, Amy Rork. 817-228-1493. Let's just decide between us that you'll always text me before you send anything. Always!

You can also check the "from" line. An email sent through Charms will look like this:

from: Colleyville Heritage High School Band - Charms Office <CharmsEmailSender@charmsmusic.com>
reply-to: Amy Rork <chhs.band.vp@gmail.com>

An email sent directly to you from my band gmail account should look like this:

CHHSBand VP <chhs.band.vp@gmail.com>


Band Pics
Find any of our band photographer's pictures from the season in this gallery. https://vpchhsband.smugmug.com/2021-2022-School-Year

From SmugMug you can download photos to print, or buy directly from the site.

How To Join Remind (Parents & Students)

Class of 2022: Text @chhsbandcl to 81010

Class of 2023: Text @eb8a6d to 81010

Class of 2024: Text @ceca79c to 81010

Class of 2025: Text @6de2a3a to 81010

Band Website, Absence Form and Calendar

As always, please utilize the band website, absence form, and calendar so that you are aware of all of our band activities!

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Happy Birthday!

Please join us in saying Happy Birthday this week to:


- Stefan Salaices (10/8)

- Tanushri Bhatt (10/9)

- Isabella Seales (10/10)

- Cadence Compton (10/14)

- Isaac Salinas (10/15)

- Jiarui Qin (10/16)

- Sam Wood (10/16)

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