Chattahoochee Band News

November 30, 2020

Director's Notes

Families and Members,

I hope everyone enjoyed the time off this past week. The newest reminders/info will always be near the beginning and re-occurring items will follow. As a special note, after school activities are still allowed despite the 2-day return on Monday to Digital Learning.

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

Uniforms & Spirit Wear Update:

Please follow this link to order spirit wear. Orders must be completed by Dec 1st at 11:59PM. The next round of orders will not occur until mid winter and after break. So, if you are interested in color guard attire, drumline attire, or winter gifts for concert or marching band now is the time to act!!!!! Deliveries will be co-ordinated and communicated.

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.

Order Pictures

Picture Order Information: Your child’s pictures are available for order online at and can be delivered with code 111320.
This is a great way to provide a gift for a family member!

Important – In the comments section at checkout, please specify which version of the portrait you are ordering (marching or concert)

This company provides composites to the band program for free, their only profits come from parent purchase. Please consider supporting their contribution to our program.

Winter Season Dates and Events:

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:

Winter Guard

We are excited for the upcoming season. The first winter guard rehearsal will be this Tuesday, December 1st from 4:00 to 8:00 .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:

Thank you for all those that came out recently expressing interest in the Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard programs. Please be reminded that the cost for this program is $700.

$350 is due by December 7th and the final $350 will be due February 1st.

Looking forward to a great season.

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.
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