Congratulations to all of the students who completed AP Exams last week. As for the Music Department... May Madness continues! This is a long update; please stay on top ofdeadlines, rehearsals, and fundraisers!
Rehearsals & Area Concert - Week of 5/20 to 5/24
- Monday: 3:00-4:30 pm - Rehearsal for all students, including all percussionists.
3:30-6:00 pm - Color Guard Practice.
- Tuesday: 3:00-4:30 pm - Percussion Ensemble.
3:00-6:00 pm - Leadership Interviews.
- Wednesday: 3:00 pm - Set-Up in West Gym. Warm-Up & Rehearse.
4:00 pm - 30 minute Break; change, bring food to eat (there won't be time to leave campus).
5:00 pm - Area Concert Begins!
5:50 pm - Move Band to East Gym.
6:00 pm - Perform at Premios Awards!
6:15 pm - Clean Up West Gym & Put Away Equipment! Dismissed once all clear.
- Thursday: No Rehearsal! The students have been working diligently. I'll give them Thursday off considering Wednesday was such a long day.
- Friday: 3:00-4:30 pm - Jazz Band!
Area Concert & Concession Assignments!
Please turn in your section's concession assignment as soon as possible! The list is attached. Arrive early and park in the lot off 183rd Street! Parking is going to be strongly impacted.
I'm looking forward to a fantastic event! We're going to have a large CHS music community in attendance!
- Seniors, please submit your photo ASAP!
- Late payments for Banquet will be accepted until Wednesday 5/22. If you missed the deadline, you have a few days to pay for tickets! Order Form attached.
New Booster Board Elected!
On Tuesday, May 14th the CHS Music Boosters held their 2nd annual board election. A huge thank you to our departing board members: Kirit Chauhan (President), Annie Prajak (VP Outreach), and Romy Galicia (VP Percussion) for their time, dedication, and support of our students. Congratulations to the board's newest members: Raj Chevvuri (VP Band), Donna Garcia (VP Outreach), and Tim Ventura (VP Percussion). Also, congratulations to our returning board members, some with new positions: Jonathan Barcelos (President), Jennifer Arballo (Treasurer), Lisa Sollecito (Secretary), Kristal Huerta (VP Color Guard), Sandra Mendoza (VP Fundraising), Andrea Ellison (VP Hospitality), Peri Rasko (VP Jazz), Shirley Tai (VP Uniforms).
Running a music department is far more work than one person can handle. The parents listed above have been instrumental to the program this year. A sincere thank you to everyone involved. I encourage you to volunteer some time, get involved with a planning committee, and see what being a booster is all about! Every year booster parents thank me for the opportunity to be involved with their children's lives. My response is always the same... "It couldn't happen without you!"
Banquet Help Needed!
We're in need of helpers for banquet set-up and clean-up. Please email Annie Prajak if you can kindly spare some time <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- 1:00-3:00 pm: Set-Up
- End of Banquet + One Hour: Clean-Up
We will continue to host a Firework Stand on the corner of South and Norwalk (7-11 Parking Lot) to raise money for our student's contributions. Keep an eye out for a detailed email about volunteering to earn money in-kind to the booster program. Today students will bring home Pre-Sale Vouchers to raise funds for themselves! In the past there have been students who raise their entire Fall contribution using only the Firework Pre-Sale Vouchers! It's a great opportunity!
Fall Regiment of Gold Contributions
Speaking of fundraising for Fall... very soon I will be releasing the donation amounts and due dates for the 2019 Marching Band season! These contributions go towards paying our elite Staff, show design, competition fees, transportation fees, costume purchases, Finals Weekend in Fresno, and much more! If you know you're going to be financially strained, please take advantage of the Fireworks Fundraiser opportunity!
2019/2020 Athletic Packets Due Friday, 5/31!
Please take the time to complete this packet in full to save yourself the headache of a returned packet later. Furthermore, these packets must be submitted to Mrs. Acosta in the main office (not to me)! If you don't have a primary care physician, the Athletic Office recommends Dr. Ken Iwaki for sports physicals; information below.
Dr. Ken Iwaki
11700 E. Artesia Blvd.
Artesia, CA 90701
Phew... that was a long one. Thanks for reading and I'll see you Wednesday at the Area Concert!
- Mr. Reider