Middle School Band Night

Friday, September 8, 2023: 4:30pm to 9:00pm

The Marching Bulldogs welcome all interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Chamblee Middle, Kittredge, and Sequoyah Middle Schools, as well as homeschooled and virtual school students who are proficient on an instrument or wish to be in Color Guard.

Who: 6-8th grade students from the CHS feeder schools (Kittredge, Sequoyah, Chamblee Middle).  Homeschooled and virtual school students who are proficient on an instrument or wish to be in Color Guard.

When:  Friday, September 8, 4:30pm to 9:30pm**

Report to Bulldog Plaza (Area in between school buildings, accessible via bus lane off Pierce Drive, or practice field off Mendenhall Drive)

Game Location:  North DeKalb Stadium (Stadium behind CHS, accessible via Pierce Drive)

Cost:  $20 (includes t-shirt, pizza dinner, and entry to game)  Scholarships available, contact the Band Night coordinator for more information.

Registration Deadline:  September 5, 2023

You can also pay by cash or check at the Registration Table when you arrive for Band Night.  Scholarships are available, contact the Band Night Coordinator for more info.

You are cordially invited to celebrate Middle School Band Night with the CHS Marching Bulldogs!!  Middle schoolers in 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the Chamblee District are encouraged to come and experience a night as a member of the Chamblee High School Marching Band, which includes Instrumentalist*, Percussion, and Color Guard.

Students will come to Chamblee High School after school on Friday, September 8, at 4:30pm, for the football game at North DeKalb Stadium. Chamblee will face off against Riverwood, kick off at 7:30pm.  

Once students arrive, they will check-in and receive a CHS marching band t-shirt.  After check-in, they will place any personal items in a designated area in the band room for safety (we discourage backpacks, if you are able to grab your student's backpak prior to the game, please do so). They will find their musical section or the Color Guard group and meet the band members.  We will serve pizza for dinner then line up and parade into the stadium as part of the Marching Bulldog Band!   Members and students will perform a pregame show as the football team runs onto the field, play stands tunes during the game, and watch the band halftime show. After halftime, ALL students will head to the band room to collect their personal items and check out. 8th graders are strongly encouraged to stay for the duration of the game and shadow the high school students. Any student with their parent/chaperone (mandatory) is welcome back to the stands with the band for the duration of the game.

All middle school students who play an instrument* should bring it. (No double-reeds, please!) Tuba players can try on a sousaphone, and anyone can try their hand at twirling a color guard flag. 

Parents are more than welcome to come hang out with us for the night too.  We are looking for one chaperone for every 5 students, so please sign up.  Parents wishing to see the game but not chaperone will have to purchase tickets to get into the game.  Additional family tickets can be purchased at the stadium or online in advance through GoFan (make sure to purchase "Varsity Football" tickets!)

Please RSVP by registering online so we'll have enough T-shirts and pizza for everyone.  Payment is due with your registration, no later than Tuesday, September 5.  You may pay online, using the Affinipay option above.  You may also pay with cash at check-in on September 8.  If you are a parent interested in chaperoning, please indicate on the form, and we'll contact you soon.  If needed, scholarships for the $20 fee are available, contact Band Night Coordinator for more information.


The Details:

Attire and what to bring:

Drop off is 4:30pm.  Report to Bulldog Plaza (breezeway in between the CHS classroom building and the Fine Arts / Athletics Building) accessible from the bus lane off Pierce Drive or the large exterior stairs next to the practice field off Mendenhall.

*Marching instruments include flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, sousaphone, percussion.

**Students will be released after half-time.  They (with a parent or chaperone) can go back to the stadium and sit with the band after check-out.  8th graders are strongly encouraged to stay and play with the band for the duration of the game, to shadow the high school students and get a real feel for what marching band is like.