May is here and I'm excited to end our year with many exciting events! But first, a warm thank you to everyone who attended our Spring Formal Concert! It was a great night for the CHS Music community. There are many attachments on this email including an updated Spring & Summer Calendar, itineraries for jazz and percussion performances, and Music Banquet Order Forms! Please get those payments in by May 17th!
Music Program Banquet - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 - 4:00 pm
We will be hosting our annual Banquet to celebrate a great year of musical growth and accomplishment! The cost is $20 per person (students and family must purchase tickets). This will include Dinner, beverages, and dessert! There will be awards, recognitions, 2019 leadership announcements, the 2019 Fall show reveal, and dancing! Please print the attached form and submit payment by Friday, May 17th! Click here for Order form.
Updated Spring & Summer Calendar + Jazz & Percussion Itineraries
Attached are the Calendars and itineraries for May and June. There are many updates since the last one I sent out in February, please review.
- Mr. Reider
There's a lot happening in the music department at Cerritos High School! This update will take us through the first half of May.
1st Annual Spring Formal Concert, Thursday 4/18, 7 pm, $10
Bring the whole family to our first annual Spring Formal Concert this Thursday at the Cerritos HS Theater! Enjoy performances by the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Choir, and Wind Ensemble!
The pre-sale form is attached so reserve your tickets early! Thursday's rehearsal schedule is altered to allow for sound checks in the theater: 3:00 - Wind Ensemble, 3:40 - Percussion Ensemble, 4:00 - Jazz Band, 6:30 - Call Time for All Students, 7:00 - Concert Begins.
Winter Guard Completes First Season!
Congratulations to the Winter Guard for completing their first season under coach Robert Morales; and also, most of the member's first seasons! I'm very proud of the team for qualifying in Division Scholastic AA in their first year; a competitive division that is hard to break into. The team continued to improve over a daunting 5 month season and I'm excited to see their future growth!
Auditions are on May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
ABC Jazz Fest - Tuesday, April 16th
Artesia High School will host our first annual ABC Jazz Fest tomorrow! The Jazz calendar with the remaining performances is attached. Our band performs at 6:30 pm. This free event will be focused on students supporting each other and having fun playing jazz! There are no ratings, scores, or even judges... we just want to give the students a chance to perform for each other and support jazz in ABC.
Percussion Ensemble to Perform at San Diego County Festival!
On Saturday, May 11th the Percussion Ensemble will perform at the annual Percussion Festival at San Marcos High School! This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a growing focus nation-wide on concert percussion! Students will get to see a percussion master class by San Diego professionals, perform for a supportive audience, and watch the San Marcos Percussion Orchestra (one of the strongest high school percussion groups in the state). The itinerary is attached. Students must carpool to the site so start organizing rides now! Traffic into San Diego can be awful; leave plenty of time for the drive.
Booster Board Update!
The Cerritos High School Music Boosters will vote for a new slate of board officers at our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30 pm. We will also be voting to make minor revisions to our by-laws to better serve the students. All are encouraged to attend. Attached are the revised by-laws for your review. If you would like to make a board nomination 'from the floor' please contact our President, Kirit Chauhan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Thursday!
- Mr. Reider
A quick update as we push through the valley of time before Spring Break...
Spring Formal Concert Pre-Sale!
Our first annual Spring Formal is quickly approaching. Purchase your tickets pre-sale to avoid missing out! You'll see performances by the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Choir, and Wind Ensemble!
Print the attached form and submit with your payments to the Band Room lockbox.
San Francisco Itineraries...
Have been emailed separately. Please review and budget for meals on your own.
No Music Rehearsals Thursday (4/4) or Friday (4/5)
Due to the San Francisco Trip there will be no rehearsals Thursday or Friday.
- Mr. Reider