Greetings! I missed my weekly update last week, but this week's parent info meeting should make up for it.
Parent Informational Meeting - Thursday 2/28 - 6:30 pm
I'll be talking about the music classes for next year, spring schedule, concert attire, Summer dates, and everything in-between. Students attending San Francisco must have a parent in attendance.
Winter Guard Medals!
In their first winter guard performance since the 2017 season, the Winter Guard earned the Bronze medal at Aliso Niguel HS! Their show entitled Guiding Light is shaping up to be very enjoyable and I'm proud of all their hard work!
Last Winter Guard Payment - $100
Due Monday March 4th.
Seeking Donations/Volunteers for Upcoming Fundraisers
We have two fundraisers approaching; Concessions at Open House Night and the Pechanga Turnaround Trip. In addition to needing volunteers for concessions night, we'll need donations for the concessions stand and gift cards and/or food items for the Pechanga bus ride to use as prizes and goodies. Keep an eye out for the Sign-Up Genius email from Andrea Ellison for more info.
Many performances coming up! Jazz band on Tuesday, March 12th, 5:30 pm @ CHS Open House. Spring Formal Concert on Thursday April 18th @ the CHS Theater. March 20th the Wind Ensemble will perform at the ABC Concert Festival! Check the spring calendar and mark it on yours!
See you Thursday!
- Mr. Reider
Wow, February is already half over! Here's what is coming up...
Pechanga Turnaround Trip on Saturday, March 30th!
New price, new date, free coffee and donuts, lots of fun, benefits our music program! Deposit slip attached and flyer below! For information Click Here. To sign-up Click Here
No Winds Rehearsal - Wednesday 2/13
I apologize for the late notice, but there will be no rehearsal for the winds tomorrow due to honor band obligations. Percussion will still meet as usual and Thursday full band rehearsal is still at the normal time.
Parent Info. Meeting - 2/28 - 6:30-8 pm - Band Room
I'll be hosting a parent information meeting in two weeks! All are welcome as we will be discussing the Spring/Summer schedule. Students attending the San Francisco Trip must have a parent in attendance.
3/16 Wind Ensemble Perfomance Cancelled :(
Unfortunately I was unable to secure a performance slot for Saturday, March 16th at the CSU Fullerton Band Fest. Students are still encouraged to attend! There will be many talented ensembles performing. Hopefully next year there will be a spot for us.
Winter Guard Promoted to Scholastic-AA!
Congrats to the Winter Guard who was promoted to the Scholastic AA Division! They perform this weekend at Aliso Niguel HS at 2:12 pm! Good skill!
ABC Honor Band Performances - Wednesday, 2/13 - 7 pm - Whitney H.S. - Free!
Support our musicians and hear a great concert! Can't argue with that price of admission...
Thanks for reading!
- Mr. Reider
Welcome to February; here's a quick update!
Winter Guard Contribution #2 Due - $150
- Thanks to everyone for making our See's Candy Fundraiser a success! We will have product early next week! Donation #2 is due this week!
San Francisco Trip - Payment #2 - Past Due!
The $135 due for San Francisco last week is now past due. The next payment of $100 is not due until 2/18, but please stay up-to-date on your payments so we can pay they travel agent.
Pechanga Turnaround Trip - Saturday March 30th!
Contact our VP of Fundraising, Mrs. Sandra Mendoza, to reserve your spot today! firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Informational Meeting - Thursday, February 28th - 6:30-8 pm - Band Room
I'll be hosting an info meeting in the band room to discuss the Spring/Summer Calendar AND the San Francisco Trip. If your child is attending the San Francisco Trip then at least one adult must be present.
CHS Music Boosters Board Meeting - Tuesday 2/12, 6:30 pm - Band Room
Friendly reminder that the booster board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. While these meetings consist of logistical planning, you are welcome to attend.
VAPA Holds First Cross-Curricular Event!
The Visual and Performing Arts Department held our first cross-curricular event by taking 80 students to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center. Students had the pleasure to watch Cirque Zuma Zuma; the only all African stage show in the United States! That's not all; before and after the performance students worked in cross-curricular groups to discuss the process of bringing a stage show to life! I am really excited for the future of VAPA at CHS!
Thanks for reading,
- Mr. Reider