Email Archive 21-22 Season

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October 12

Marching Band Updates: October 12


This Friday: Away Game vs. East Forsyth

Kick-Off is 7:30pm

East Forsyth High School (in between Dawsonville and Gainesville)

See GameDay Webpage for Schedule, link to tickets and location info


Bus Chaperones!

We need a few bus chaperones - for this week’s game, the Oct 22 game and the Oct 23 competition. Sign up here (and then scroll down to see game dates). All Chaperones must have a negative COVID test that is less than 24-hours old. Free tests are available (given by Test4Free) in multiple locations around Atlanta, including the Perimeter Mall Parking lot, that give results in 20 minutes. You can make an appointment here, or just show up.


Please Sign-up To Help At This Friday’s Game!

We need help with game prep, onsite stand and field assistance, and post-game unloading! Sign-up here. Many hands will make for light work; and we truly appreciate parents that can help in any way!


Snap!Raise Update

As of today, we’ve raised $11,260! Thank you to everyone that has helped!! Our campaign will end next week (October 20). Give our campaign a last-minute boost by sharing it on social media. Follow this link to a sharable webpage. Want to donate directly to the band program? Donate here (see line indicating “Donations”) We are a 501(c)(3), so your donation might be tax deductible, check with your tax preparer.


Carpool to October 23 Competition

We are organizing Carpools (again) for our Oct 23 Competition as a back-up plan if we don’t get buses. Stay tuned for details in a separate email later this week.


Keep Sending in Snacks and Water!

We’re running low on cases of bottled water, so please donate if you’re able. The larger 16oz bottles are preferred over the 8oz bottles. We can always use multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS - look near the nutrition information to see if it says “Contains: Nuts”!). You can send them in anytime during the week with your band member; and ask them to drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered (FYI deliveries come to Paula Emde’s house and she’ll take them to school). Thank you to everyone that has donated!


Upcoming Events:

  • (This Friday) Oct 15 - Away Game @ East Forsyth; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Oct 22 - Away Game @ Clarkston; 5:15pm kick-off

  • Oct 23 - Strong Rock Classic Competition - stay tuned for schedule and details. Event will be at Strong Rock Christian School, 4200 Strong Rock Pkwy, Locust Grove, GA 30248

  • Oct 29 - Homecoming Game vs Lakeside; 8:00pm kick-off


Quick Links and general info:


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.





September 28

Marching Band Updates: September 28


This Friday: Home Game vs Dunwoody

Kick-Off is 7:30pm @ North Dekalb Stadium

Schedule, link to tickets and other information is on the Game Webpage


September 25, 2021 Competition Recap: The Gathering

The band performed amazingly on Saturday! Despite the chaos of our departure from CHS and arrival to DCHS, The students performed their best show of the season! We won awards for Best in Class: Percussion and Best in Class: Band! I am so proud of the students’ hard work, dedication and the rewards they are reaping as a benefit! Thank you to those that drove last-minute carpools to Douglasville on Saturday after one of our buses was a no-show. (We literally could not have made it to the show without you!) And thank you to the parents that attended, chaperoned, assisted, hauled the trailer and cheered us on!


Keep Sending in Snacks and Water!

We’re starting to run low on cases of bottled water, so please donate if you’re able. The larger 16oz bottles are preferred over the 8oz bottles. We can always use multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS - look near the nutrition information to see if it says “Contains: Nuts”!). You can send them in anytime during the week with your band member; and ask them to drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered (FYI deliveries come to Paula Emde’s house and she’ll take them to school). Thank you to everyone that has donated!


We Need Help with Game Prep this Friday

Thank you to everyone that has already volunteered to help with Friday’s game. We could use a few more to help with advance game prep; come at 4:30 and help load water, snacks and game supplies into the stadium, so we’re prepared before the band step-off to parade in. Sign-up here.


Thanks to Everyone Who is Participating in Snap!Raise

As of Tuesday afternoon, we’ve raised $8,901! Of the 33 band members that participated, we have donations for 100% of them. Thank you to everyone that has helped this campaign, and those families and individuals that have donated directly to the band program! Still want to donate? Donate here (see line indicating “Donations”) We are a 501(c)(3), so your donation might be tax deductible, check with your tax preparer.


Carpool to October 23 Competition

As a back-up plan we’ll need to organize Carpools (again) for our Oct 23 Competition, and have everyone on standby this time. Stay tuned for details.


Upcoming Events:

  • Oct 15 - Away Game @ East Forsyth; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Oct 22 - Away Game @ Clarkston; 5:15pm kick-off

  • Oct 23 - Strong Rock Classic Competition - stay tuned for schedule and details. Event will be at Strong Rock Christian School, 4200 Strong Rock Pkwy, Locust Grove, GA 30248

  • Oct 29 - Homecoming Game vs Lakeside; 8:00pm kick-off


Quick Links and general info:


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.


September 20

This Saturday: Competition #1

Officially called “The Gathering: Silver Division Competition”, we’ll be competing against 12 other Marching Bands. We are first on the line-up, taking the field at 1:30pm. Full Details: Band Schedule, Event Info, Ticket Info are on our website here.


Transportation to the Competition

We have no confirmation that we’ll have buses this Saturday, and we may not get confirmation until as late as Friday afternoon, so our back-up plan is to organize carpools. Look for more information about carpools in your inbox tomorrow.


Keep Sending in Snacks and Water!

Thank you to everyone that has donated, so far! Please keep sending in cases of bottled water and multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS - look near the nutrition information to see if it says “Contains: Nuts”!). You can send them in anytime during the week with your band member; and ask them to drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered (FYI deliveries come to Paula Emde’s house and she’ll take them to school).


Thanks to Everyone Who is Participating in Snap!Raise

We launched this morning with 33 participants, and have raised $3,310 as of 8:00pm tonight.


Thanks to everyone who has generously donated through our website!

We’ve received more than $1,300 in donations in the last week through our website. If you’d like to contribute towards the band, donations of all sizes are welcome! Donate here (see line indicating “Donations”) We are a 501(c)(3), so you donation might be tax deductible, check with your tax preparer.


Benevity: Matching Donations

If your company or organizations offers matching funds for donations made through Benevity, Chamblee Marching Band is now registered as a non-profit, and can accept donations through them.


Upcoming Events:

  • Oct 1 - Home Game vs Dunwoody; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Oct 15 - Away Game @ East Forsyth; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Oct 22 - Away Game @ Clarkston; 5:15pm kick-off


Quick Links and general info:


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.





September 14

Marching Band Updates: September 14


Reminder! Enter Snap Raise Emails by tomorrow!

Let’s Raise Some Money! Thank you to everyone that has loaded their contact emails into the Snap Raise app! We’re gearing up to launch our campaign this week. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please take time to enter in 20 email addresses of people you think might be willing to donate $20 to the band by the end of the day on Wednesday, Sept 15.

Questions? Check out the Snap Raise FAQ page for parents (supporters) or the FAQ page for participants or contact Paula Emde at paulaemde@yahoo.com


This Friday, September 17

Home Game vs Woodland Wildcats: kick off 7:30pm - and Middle School Night!

Location: North Dekalb Stadium

Game details (uniform info, report schedule and ticket info ), are posted on this Game e vs Woodland webpage. Schedule is subject to change, use times only as a guide. Ticket link here.


It’s Middle School Night!

For this game, we’ll have FIFTY middle schoolers (6th, 7th and 8th grades) joining the band for warm-ups, the parade march and stand tunes! We need help at the sign-in table, and with tshirt sales and distribution. Can you pitch in for a few hours? Sign-up here.


Game Help!

We still need a few more hands for this week’s game: pre-game prep, help with water and snacks during the game, help putting plumes on shakos (hats) before hald-time, field crew, and post-game unloading. Please sign-up here - and see the band perform, too. Thank you to everyone that has helped so far!


Touchdown Club is Tailgating!

Join the football team’s Touchdown Club Tailgating Party this Friday. See Evite details here. Food and beverage (catered by Gilly’s Restaurant) will be for sale, cash only.


Upcoming Events:

  • Sept 25 - Marching Band Competition: Our original event (at East Jackson High School) has been cancelled. We will now be attending The Gathering: Silver Division Competition at Douglas County High School. We do not yet know the exact schedule, so stay tuned for details, but expect this to be an all-day event. Thank you for your patience!

  • Oct 1 - Home Game vs Dunwoody; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Oct 15 - Away Game @ East Forsyth; 7:30pm kick-off


Quick Links and general info:


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.




September 7

Marching Band Updates: September 7


This Friday, September 10

Away Game vs Druid Hills Red Devils; kick off 7:30pm

Location: Adams Stadium (band traveling by bus)

Game details (uniform info, report schedule and ticket info ), are posted on this Game 4 vs Druid Hills webpage. Schedule is subject to change, use times only as a guide. Ticket link here.


Help!

We need more help at the Sept 10 Game: pre-game loading, field crew, and post-game unloading. Please sign-up here to pitch in and help - and see the band perform, too. If you can’t be there, then come help us unload after the game! Thank you to everyone that has helped so far!

***Please note a new rule for bus chaperones*** Parent volunteers can ride on the buses with the Marching Band, but must present proof of a negative COVID test with results no more than 24 hours old in order to board.


Snap Raise Update:

Look for a parent letter from Snap Raise to arrive in your inbox this week (it will come from Chamblee Band Boosters: chambleehsband@gmail.com) to give you a better overview of the fundraiser. The Marching Band will meet briefly with the rep during practice on Thursday, Sept 9 and record a short video asking for donations. Each band member will also be asked to download the Snap Raise app on their phone to manage their donations.

Questions? Check out the Snap Raise FAQ page for parents (supporters) or the FAQ page for participants or contact Paula Emde at paulaemde@yahoo.com


Upcoming Events:

  • Sept 17 - Home Game vs Woodland and Middle School Band Night; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Sept 25 - Marching Band Competition: Location, details and report time TBA

  • Oct 1 - Home Game vs Dunwoody; 7:30pm kick-off

  • Oct 15 - Away Game @ East Forsyth; 7:30pm kick-off


Quick Links and general info:


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.


September 2

Marching Band Updates: September 2


No School or Practice on Monday, September 6

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!


Next Game: Friday, September 10

Away Game vs Druid Hills (Adams Stadium)

As Game details become available (uniform info, report schedule and ticket info ), they will be posted on this Game 4 vs Druid Hills webpage. Until then, the schedule is tentative, use times only as a guide until next week. Ticket link will be live by Tuesday, September 7.


Go Bulldogs! Beat Eagles Landing!

We’re sad that the band wasn’t able to join the Football team for tomorrow night’s replacement game (quickly scheduled when KIPP cancelled our 9/2 game). Short notice, plus the many logistical needs was a deal killer.


Please Help at the Games!

We need more help at the Sept 10 Game: pre-game loading, field crew, and post-game unloading. Please sign-up here to pitch in and help - and see the band perform, too. If you can’t be there, and you’ll be curbside for pick-up after the game, come help us unload! The quicker we unload after a game, the quicker everyone can leave! Thank you to everyone that has helped so far!


Shout Out!

  • Kudos to parents Joy Hatcher and Scott Blanck for volunteering to pull the Band Trailer for away games!

  • Thanks to parent Brandy Roatsey for volunteering to take on Grant Writing!

  • Thanks to parent Deneen Moore for rebuilding our First Aid Kit and donating the new contents!

  • Thanks to new Uniform Chairs Lori Thompson and Jasmine Garrido who have now fit the entire band in record time.

  • Thanks to all the parents that have served meals before games, hauled equipment and water to the stadium and helped during games. Without their support, the band couldn’t play!

  • Thank you to all the parents that have sent in snacks and water! Keep them coming! We appreciate each donation, and nothing goes to waste.

  • and continued thanks to veteran committee chairs Elise Douglas (Hospitality) and Erik McDonald (Field) for making things happen!


Time to Raise Some Money!

We’re working with Snap Raise to run a month-long fundraiser to collect funds for the Band Program, scheduled to run Sept 15 until October 13. Be on the lookout for more info, and a parent letter.

During practice on September 9, a representative from Snap Raise will visit the band (outside on the field), explain the program and ask each band member to download the Snap Raise app, create a profile page and upload (to secure server) the email addresses for 20 contacts that they think would be willing to give at least $20. They do not keep the email addresses or use them for other purposes; we will not be asked to “opt in” for them to keep our info. 80% of funds raised will be ours - and will go to offset the expense of the new sound system purchased ($4,000), annual instrument repair ($3,000+), build our reserves for future expenses (trailer repair, uniform replacement, etc), and allow us more flexibility in offering future marching band dues scholarships.

The company running the fundraiser (Snap Raise) keeps 20%. While this is not ideal, 20% is less overhead and means more money in our hands than selling items where we only keep 50% of sales (fruit, wrapping paper, candles, sheets, etc.), plus we don’t need a bunch of volunteers to run this, handle inventory, sales or orders. Campaign will run for 28 days, ending on October 13. Questions? Check out the Snap Raise FAQ page for parents (supporters) or the FAQ page for participants or contact Paula Emde at paulaemde@yahoo.com


Quick Links and general info:


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.



August 24

Marching Band Updates: August 24


Sign up for “Remind” Texts

Remind is how we send word out about our ETA when the band is headed home after an away game. We won’t barrage you with texts, we promise! You’ll get notifications directly to your cell phone via Remind. Just text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Game 2: Friday, August 27 - CHS @ Lumpkin County

Marching Band will not be traveling with the CHS Bulldogs. We wish them a great game!


Game 3: Thursday, September 2 - CHS @ Kipp Atlanta (Lakewood Stadium)

As details become available (uniform info, report schedule and ticket info ), they will be posted on this Game 2 vs Kipp Atlanta webpage. Until then, band travel schedule is tentative, use times only as a guide until next week. Ticket link will be live on Monday, Aug 30.


We Need Help at Games!

We need more help at the Sept 2 Game. Please pitch in and help - and see the band perform, too! Where we need the most help is with Field and Stands Sign-ups (Get equipment to/from game, help in stands during the game, chaperone on buses). Thank you to everyone that has helped during Game 1, and the Pre-Season game!


Keep Sending in Snacks and Water!

Thank you to everyone that has donated, so far! Please keep sending in cases of bottled water and multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS!). You can send them in anytime during the week with your band member; and ask them to drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered (FYI deliveries come to Paula Emde’s house and she’ll take them to school).


Can’t help at games, but want to contribute?

We are looking for help with the following events and/or tasks. Contact Paula Emde if you’re interested or just curious about any of these.

  • Social Media Coordinator - Manage our Facebook page.

  • Selling Band Tshirts - Set-up a table and sell tshirts before one or more games.


Can You Share Game Photos?

If you took photos at our August 10 Pre-Season game and are willing to share them (and have them appear on Social Media), you can upload them to this Google Photos folder and we’ll post them. You can also include “CCHS Marching Band” as a tag on Facebook photos (but be sure your privacy settings on these are set to “public”, so they’ll appear).


Quick Links and general info:


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.




August 17

Home Game is this Thursday, August 19

Full details including uniform info, report schedule and ticket info is available here on the Game 1 vs North Springs Web Page.


Keep Sending in Snacks and Water!

Thank you to everyone that has donated, so far! Please keep sending in cases of bottled water and multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS!). You can send them in anytime during the week with your band member; and ask them to drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered (FYI deliveries come to Paula Emde’s house and she’ll take them to school).


Sign-Up to Help at Games

Pitch in and help - and see the band perform, too! Where we need the most help is with Field and Stands Sign-ups (Get equipment to/from game, help in stands during the game, chaperone on buses). Thank you to everyone that helped before, during and after the Aug 10 Pre-Season Game!


Can’t help at games, but want to contribute?

We are looking for help with the following events and/or tasks. Contact Paula Emde if you’re interested or just curious about any of these.

  • Middle School Night - Help coordinate this September 17 event.

  • Homecoming - Help coordinate communications with alumni (October 29 event)

  • Senior Night - Help plan and run this November 5 celebration.

  • Social Media Coordinator - Manage our Facebook page.

  • Selling Band Tshirts - Set-up a table and sell tshirts before one or more games.


Touchdown Club is selling Spiritwear

The CHS Football Touchdown Club is selling spirit wear. See what’s for sale. This store will close at midnight on Monday, AUG 30 and one bulk order will be placed. Approximately 2 weeks later, your purchases will be delivered to your student during practice. Questions? Contact Marc Hawkins your at Marchawkins100@comcast.net.

Can You Share Game Photos?

If you took photos at our August 10 Pre-Season game and are willing to share them (and have them appear on Social Media), you can upload them to this Google Photos folder and we’ll post them. You can also include “CCHS Marching Band” as a tag on Facebook photos (but be sure your privacy settings on these are set to “public”, so they’ll appear).


Quick Links and general info:


Get “Remind” Texts of Marching Band Announcements

  • Get notifications directly to your cell phone via Remind. Just text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.




August 9

Marching Band Updates: August 9


Pre Season Game is this Thursday, August 12

Full details including uniform info, report schedule and ticket info is available here on the Game Web Page.


Send in Snacks and Water!

Please send in cases of bottled water and multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS!). Send them in anytime during the week with your band member or drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered (FYI deliveries come to Paula Emde’s house and she’ll take them to school). Thank you to everyone that has donated, so far!


Your Kids Need HELP! Sign-Up to Help at Games!

For real: We need an average of 20 parents to get the band to and from each game. Pitch in and help! Many hands make light work.


Feel Like You Missed Something?

All email updates are archived on the band webpage, so you can go back and review “past issues” as needed.


Quick Links and general info:


Get “Remind” Texts of Marching Band Announcements

  • Get notifications directly to your cell phone via Remind. Just text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


August 6

Quick Marching Band Update!


Heads Up!!!


Our Pre Season Game date has been changed to Thursday, August 12

Kick-off still 7:00pm. Full details including report schedule and ticket information is available here on the Game Web Page.


Please Sign-Up to Help at Games!

Please pitch in and help! We need an average of 20 parents to get the band to and from each game. Many hands make light work.

  • Help with Meals (aka “Hospitality” - help serve the band dinner before games)

Help with Field and Stands (Get equipment to/from game, help in stands during game, chaperone on buses)

August 5

Marching Band Updates


Get “Remind” Texts of Marching Band Announcements

Get notifications directly to your cell phone via Remind. Just text code @f7k6b6f to the number 81010.


Sign-Up to Help at Games!

We need an average of 20 parents to get the band to and from each game. Pitch in and help! Many hands make light work.


We Need Snacks and Water!

Please send in cases of bottled water and multi-packs of salty or sweet snacks (BUT NOTHING WITH NUTS!). Send them in anytime during the week with your band member or drop them off at the band room. If it’s easier, you can order from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered. Thank you to everyone that has donated, so far!


Pre Season Game is Tuesday, August 10

Full details including report schedule and ticket information is available here on the Game Web Page. (FYI - Each game will have a dedicated web page, which will launch about a week prior to the event.)


Competition Schedule Confirmed

We will attend two competitions this season (pending approval to travel) on September 25 and October 23. More details on each will be announced, but count on them taking the entire day. Thank you for holding these dates for us to give us time to confirm both events. Originally, we also asked you to hold the dates of October 2 and October 16, but those dates are now free and clear.


Announce MB Alumni Homecoming Event

This year, we’re inviting all marching alumni to bring their instrument, parade in with the band and join us in the stands for this year's Homecoming Game on Friday, October 29. Parade begins around 7:00pm, Kick-off is 8:00pm. If you know any alumni, please help us spread the word! More information and to sign-up, visit cchsband.org/calendar-events/homecoming21 - or email chanbleehsband@gmail.com


Calling All Talents!

Do you want to pitch in to support the band, but can’t be at games? We need parents (or family and friends) to support us in a variety of important ways that can be done at home or in your office.

  • Pulling Trailer for Away Games: Do you have a vehicle that could tow our band trailer to and from away games? We reimburse for gas and/or mileage, or can give you a letter acknowledging your donation for your tax records. Contact Field Committee Chair Erik McDonald.

  • Fundraising - we’re planning an fundraiser this fall; and an event in the spring. We need help organizing both. Contact Booster President Paula Emde

  • Grant Writing - do you have an experience in grant writing, or want to hone your skills as a grant writer? We’d welcome your help applying for various grants that will benefit the CHS band program. Contact Band Director Colleen Marin


Marching Band Shoes Have Arrived

Anyone that ordered new shoes will be able to try them on next week during practice. Exchanges can be made if needed.


Quick Links:



July 29

Quick Reminders - and First Day of School Info

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Today is the last day to order new Marching Shoes

  • If you didn’t get a pair of “pre-owned” shoes during band camp, you’ll need to order a new pair by today. The group order will be placed early tomorrow morning.

  • Order New Shoes Here on this Google Form - orders must be made by today, Thursday, July 29 (after today, price of shipping individual shoes goes up)

  • Pay for New Shoes by credit card on this page. You can also pay by cash or check (send it with your band member and they can put it in the black drop box in the band room)

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Afternoon Rehearsals will begin on the first day of school, Monday, August 2 at 4:00pm.

On Monday morning, bring your instrument and your filled blue water jug to the band room when you arrive on campus. You can store them in the band room on practice days. Use the time between school dismissal and band practice to do homework; on Thursdays, band practice starts later to leave room for clubs to meet. You should be on the practice field, ready to begin, when band practice starts.

Marching Band practice takes place:

  • Mondays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Wednesdays: Percussion Only - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Thursdays: 4:30 to 7:00pm (Clubs or Study Hall from 3:15pm to 4:15pm)

  • Fridays: Game Day (no rehearsals).

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Marching Band to play Saturday, July 31 at Back to School Rally

Call time (time to arrive): 8:45 am

Schedule:

  • 9:00am - warm up

  • 9:15am - run stands tunes

  • 10:40am - move to stadium

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm perform

  • 1:00pm - clean-up and dismissal

Attire: tennis shoes, Kahki pants (or shorts!) and show shirt (the blue one you received at band camp).

Water/refreshments will be provided during and after.

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By Friday, August 6, each band member will need a Flip Folder and a Lyre (We moved up the deadline for these, since we’ll need them in advance of the Aug 10 pre-season game.) You can purchase these on Amazon. See this page for more information and links.

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Save the Date: Pre-Game on August 10, 7pm at North DeKalb Stadium (NDS).

The Marching Band has just been asked to play at a Pre-Season Game at North Dekalb Stadium. Stay tuned for details!

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Quick Links:


July 26

Marching Band to Play at July 31 Back to School Rally

We’ve been asked to play our first gig by the Superintendent! Dekalb County will be hosting a “Back to School Rally” on our home turf: North Dekalb Stadium, and have asked us to play. If you are in town and available, you are expected to be there. Friends and family are welcome to come watch, as this 11:00 am event is open to the public.

Call time (time to arrive): 8:45 am

Schedule:

  • 9:00am - warm up

  • 9:15am - run stands tunes

  • 10:40am - move to stadium

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm perform

  • 1:00pm - clean-up and dismissal

Attire: tennis shoes, Kahki pants and show shirt (the blue one you received at band camp).

Water/refreshments will be provided during and after.

Have You Ordered Marching Band Shoes?

  • If you didn’t get a pair of “pre-owned” shoes during band camp, you’ll need to order a new pair no later than this Thursday.

  • Order New Shoes Here on this Google Form - orders must be made by THIS Thursday, July 29 (after July 29, price of shipping individual shoes goes up)

  • Pay for New Shoes by credit card on this page. You can also pay by cash or check (send it with your band member and they can put it in the black drop box in the band room)

Save the Date: Pre-Game on August 10, 7pm at North DeKalb Stadium (NDS).

The Marching Band has just been asked to play at a Pre-Season Game at North Dekalb Stadium. Stay tuned for details!

Looking Ahead…..

DUE DATE MOVED (Sorry!): By Friday, August 6, each band member will need a Flip Folder and a Lyre (We’ll need them in advance of the Aug 10 pre-season game, which was just announced.) You can purchase these on Amazon. See this page for more information and links.

Afternoon Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 2 at 4:00pm.

  • Mondays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Wednesdays: Percussion Only - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Thursdays: 4:30 to 7:00pm (Study Hall from 3:15pm to 4:15pm)

  • Fridays: Game Day (no rehearsals).

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Quick Links:



July 24

Good Morning Chamblee Band community!


Thank you so much for your work this week! Working with these students is so rewarding and just plain fun! The students have worked so hard this week and it paid off!


To give you an overview:

  • We learned 26 pages of drill (the entire first movement [song])

  • We learned and memorized the first movement

  • We learned flag basics and choreography for the first and second movement

  • We learned rifle basics and choreography for the first movement

  • We learned and (mostly) memorized the second movement.

  • We learned horn movements.

  • We learned body work and choreography

Because we did not get to perform our band camp show with drill for parents and friends as planned, you are all encouraged to come to our first football game on August 19, 2021 at North Dekalb Stadium to see the show for yourself. Until then, join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram (@cchsbands) to see pictures and videos!


I am so proud of how hard the students worked this week and I am so excited for where our potential lies!


Video of yesterday's performance recorded early in the day, before the rain storm, is on our Facebook page.


Thank you,


Colleen Marin

Chamblee Charter High School

Band Director


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Quick Links:


July 23

Quick Reminders: Performance, Parking, Shoes ... and a construction alert!

Performance Tonight at 6pm

The Marching Band is thrilled to be performing the show tonight at 6:00pm on the Practice Field. Bring a chair (and some bug spray) and see what we've learned this week. Friends and families are all welcome! It's been a long, hot, humid week, but tons of progress has been made.

Parking

Parking is available in both the large school lot along Pierce Drive (near the gym entrance) and along Mendenhall Road (near the tennis courts and baseball field). Please only use legal spaces along Mendenhall and do not block driveways.

Uniforms and Marching Shoes

Shoe orders need to be placed! Order and pay here. If you haven't already ordered shoes, please do so by July 29, so we can place a bulk order. A few second-hand shoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, contact Paula Emde if you want to reserve one. We've begun fitting uniforms. If your band student wasn't fitted by the end of band camp, they'll be fitted the first two weeks of practices (Aug 2-13)

Construction Alert!

(Anyone who did an early drop-off this morning already knows, but...) Pierce Drive at Chamblee Dunwoody is blocked due to construction. To access the large school lot, enter Pierce Drive from Peachtree Boulevard near the Office Depot.

Thank you!

July 21

Quick Note: Marching Band Camp is going well! Please plan to come at 6:00pm on Friday to see the show on the practice field! Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.

Time to Order Marching Band Shoes!

Each member will need a pair of marching band shoes. We’ll order them in bulk to save money, but need to place the order by late next week.

You can buy new shoes (see link below), or we have about 45 pair of “pre-owned” shoes available for $5/each. Available sizes of these “pre-owned” are here on the website.

Band members will be fitted for their uniforms tomorrow and/or Friday. As they’re being fitted, they can try on a pair of “pre-owned” shoes, if they prefer.

Order New Shoes Here on this Google Form - orders must be made by July 29 (after July 29, price of shipping individual shoes goes up)

Pay for New Shoes by credit card on this page. You can also pay by cash or check (send it with your band member and they can put it in the black drop box in the band room)

Looking Ahead…..

No later than August 9, each band member will need a Flip Folder and a Lyre: You can purchase these on Amazon. See this page for more information and links.

Afternoon Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 2 at 4:00pm.

  • Mondays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Wednesdays: Percussion Only - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Thursdays: 4:30 to 7:00pm (Study Hall from 3:15pm to 4:15pm)

  • Fridays: Game Day (no rehearsals).

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Quick Links:

July 16

Updated Band Camp Info and Reminders

Marching Band Camp starts this Monday! Arrive each morning, anytime between 7:30am and 7:45am. Morning Practice will begin at 8:00am

Don’t forget to bring your lunch, filled water jug, and sunscreen - wear sneakers, shorts and a light colored t-shirt.

Clarification: Camp does not start at 7:30am. (Sorry for the confusion!) Arrivals begin at 7:30am. Practice ends at 8:00pm Monday through Thursday. On Monday and Wednesday, members will participate in some short, fun bonding activities. These fun activities will end at 9:00, when we’ll clean up and dismiss. Bookmark this detailed daily schedule to keep up with everything.

Parents!

  1. Plan to come at 6:00pm on Friday to see the show on the practice field! Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.

  2. We still need a few more helping hands at Band Camp! Volunteer here. Choose from either morning (8am-Noon) or evening (4:45-8:30pm) shifts.

Looking Forward: Things You’ll Need

Marching Shoes: during band camp, we’ll hand out shoe order info, and size uniforms. We have some second-hand shoes that will be available for $5/pair on a first-come, first-served basis, but won’t know sizes available until band camp. New shoes will be $42/pair and need to be ordered before July 28.

Dot Book: We’ll have these for sale at band camp or bring your own.

A Flip Folder and a Lyre: You can purchase these on Amazon. See this page for more information and links.

Afternoon Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 2 at 4:00pm.

  • Mondays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: Entire Band - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

  • Wednesdays: Percussion Only - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

  • Thursdays: 4:30 to 7:00pm (Study Hall from 3:15pm to 4:15pm)

  • Fridays: Game Day (no rehearsals).

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Quick Links:


June 9

Band Camp Info and Reminders

Next Week is Percussion and Color Guard Camp: July 12-15

This camp is just for Color Guard and Percussion members. Pack a lunch and bring your water jug full of water! Report to Bulldog Plaza Monday morning at 7:45 am to start rehearsal at 8:00am. Pick-up time is 3:00pm each day - and is mandatory for all percussion and color guard members.

Marching Band Camp is July 19-23

New time! 7:30am to 9:30pm To ensure we have time for both practice and fun, new time is 7:30am to 9:30pm, Monday to Friday. Mandatory for ALL marching band including percussion and color guard. Pack a lunch, dinner will be provided.

Schedule and more info about Band Camp, including theme days is here. Don’t forget to bring your filled water jug, sunscreen, and wear sneakers, shorts and a light colored t-shirt.

Parents! We need still need a few more helping hands at Band Camp!

Volunteer here. Choose from either morning (8am-Noon) or evening (4:45-8:30pm) shifts during the week-long camp at CHS. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and family friends are all welcome to volunteer! It’s a great chance to see your kid in action, doing something they love.

Physicals (uploaded to Dragonfly) should be in by now.

Already participating in another sport, and have an up-to-date Dragonfly record? You only need to add “Band” to the record. Under your student's main Dragonfly profile, under the "Get Ready" tab, in the "Things to do" section", look for a blue button that says "Add/Change Sports", click on it, select "Band / Varsity", then click on "Save Sport".

Otherwise, if you haven’t already, please either create a Dragonfly account, or update your account from last year. More information is available on the CCHSBands website.

We need a Nurse, EMT or Doctor Volunteer!

We are in particular need of volunteers with nursing, medical or EMT background. If you have this type of background, and can help during any or all of band camp, please contact Mrs. Marin or Paula Emde.

Leadership Announced!

The 2021-2022 Band Leadership Team has been announced. By now, section leaders should have reached out to everyone in the marching band. If you haven’t heard from your section leader yet, contact Band President Eric Baker.

Marching Band and Football Schedule

Our 2021 season schedule has been released, but is subject to change.

Looking Foward: Things you’ll need for Marching Band Season (by August 6)

A Flip Folder and a Lyre. You can purchase these on Amazon. See this page for more information and links.

June 28

Congratulations to the new Band Leadership Team!

Drum Majors

Hilary McDonald and William Emde


Section Leaders

Ryan Lovejoy - Flute

Walker Kleinfelter- Clarinet

Adam Pohl- Saxophone

Adam Brock- High Brass

Andrew Hatcher- Low Brass

Chris McIntosh- Batterie

Julia Artigue- Front Ensemble

Coco Bradford- CG Rehearsal Assistant

Lirinia Curi- CG Logistics Coordinator


Administrators

Eric Baker- President

Nick Harrison- Vice President

Sirianna Black- Secretary

Jasmine Lawrence- Social Chair-

Fiona Lamkin- Historian

Matthew Emde- Music Chair

Luiza Douglas- Logistical Chair

Quick Reminder: Deadline and Band Camp Info

If you haven't already gotten a chance to complete the forms for this year's season, please take a moment to complete them. More information, links and instructions are below.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteer to help during Band Camp here. Choose from any of the 4-hour shifts during the week-long camp at CHS. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and family friends are all welcome to volunteer!

We need a Nurse, EMT or Doctor Volunteer!

We are in particular need of volunteers with nursing, medical or EMT background. If you have this type of background, and can help during any or all of band camp, please contact Mrs. Marin or Paula Emde.

Game and Competition Schedule

Our 2021 season schedule has been released, but is subject to change.

__________________________Reminder / Repeat Section___________

Dues, Forms and Physicals should all be in by this coming Wednesday, June 30.

Dues can be paid online here, or you can mail a check payable to Chamblee High Band Boosters, Inc.
 to CHS Band Boosters, Chamblee High School, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341. If you are unable to pay, and need a full or partial scholarship, please contact Mrs. Marin.

Forms are all online here. Please note, there are a total of FIVE (4 forms, one insurance card upload) all due by June 30. Wondering if you’ve already completed a form? See this MB Form Status page (updated daily)

If you prefer to complete paper forms, there are links available to each (you'll need to print, complete and submit) here on our website at the bottom right side. Submit those by mail (CHS Band Boosters, Chamblee High School, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341) or contact Paula Emde to arrange drop off.

Physicals (uploaded to Dragonfly) are due no later than June 30.

  • Physicals are handled separately from all other Band Forms. Be patient, and give yourself some time to complete this part.

  • Physicals must be dated 4/1/21 or later. Physicals dated earlier than 4/1/21 will not be accepted. Take a printed physical form to your doctor, for them to complete, then scan the form to upload into Dragonfly.

  • New to Dragonfly or need a refresher? See this flyer for more info.

  • School Code is 3U7TQB; School Name is Chamblee Charter High School

  • Completed Dragonfly last year and only need to upload a new physical? Sign-on and upload your new/updated physical, and confirm everything is accurate on your profile.

  • Already participating in another sport and have an up-to-date Dragonfly record? Contact Mrs. Marin and let her know.

  • Can’t get into see your doctor? CVS Minute Clinics and similar walk-in care centers can do “Sports Physicals” for a nominal fee.

New to Marching Band?

You’ll need a blue, 1-Gallon, Coleman water jug. This is part of your uniform. They can be found in Walmart, Kroger, and Target and are also available on Amazon. You’ll need this by Band Camp, but start looking now!

Percussion and Color Guard Camp: July 12-15

Taking place at Chamblee High School, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm each day - and is mandatory for all percussion and color guard members. Pack a lunch.

Band Camp: July 19-23

Taking place at Chamblee High School, 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday to Friday, at Chamblee High School and mandatory for ALL marching band including percussion and color guard. Pack a lunch, dinner will be provided.


June 25

Deadline and Band Camp Info

> Please read! < Both parents and band members, please take a moment and read through this entire email, it’s long and dense, but full of important information.

Dues, Forms and Physicals should all be in by this coming Wednesday, June 30.

Dues can be paid online here, or you can mail a check payable to Chamblee High Band Boosters, Inc.
 to CHS Band Boosters, Chamblee High School, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341. If you are unable to pay, and need a full or partial scholarship, please contact Mrs. Marin.

Forms are all online here. Please note, there are a total of FIVE (4 forms, one insurance card upload) all due by June 30. Wondering if you’ve already completed a form? See this MB Form Status page (updated daily)

If you prefer to complete paper forms, there are links available to each (you'll need to print, complete and submit) here on our website at the bottom right side. Submit those by mail (CHS Band Boosters, Chamblee High School, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341) or contact Paula Emde to arrange drop off.

Physicals (uploaded to Dragonfly) are due no later than June 30.

  • Physicals are handled separately from all other Band Forms. Be patient, and give yourself some time to complete this part.

  • Physicals must be dated 4/1/21 or later. Physicals dated earlier than 4/1/21 will not be accepted. Take a printed physical form to your doctor, for them to complete, then scan the form to upload into Dragonfly.

  • New to Dragonfly or need a refresher? See this flyer for more info.

  • School Code is 3U7TQB; School Name is Chamblee Charter High School

  • Completed Dragonfly last year and only need to upload a new physical? Sign-on and upload your new/updated physical, and confirm everything is accurate on your profile.

  • Already participating in another sport and have an up-to-date Dragonfly record? Contact Mrs. Marin and let her know.

  • Can’t get into see your doctor? CVS Minute Clinics and similar walk-in care centers can do “Sports Physicals” for a nominal fee.

New to Marching Band?

You’ll need a blue, 1-Gallon, Coleman water jug. This is part of your uniform. They can be found in Walmart, Kroger, and Target and are also available on Amazon. You’ll need this by Band Camp, but start looking now!

Percussion and Color Guard Camp: July 12-15

Taking place at Chamblee High School, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm each day - and is mandatory for all percussion and color guard members. Pack a lunch.

Band Camp: July 19-23

Taking place at Chamblee High School, 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday to Friday, at Chamblee High School and mandatory for ALL marching band including percussion and color guard. Pack a lunch, dinner will be provided.

Parents! We need volunteers at Band Camp!

Volunteer here. Choose from any of the 4-hour shifts during the week-long camp at CHS. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and family friends are all welcome to volunteer!

We need a Nurse, EMT or Doctor Volunteer!

We are in particular need of volunteers with nursing, medical or EMT background. If you have this type of background, and can help during any or all of band camp, please contact Mrs. Marin or Paula Emde.

Leadership!

Stay tuned! We hope to announce the 2021-2022 Band Leadership Team very soon!

Game and Competition Schedule

Our 2021 season schedule has been released, but is subject to change.

May 24

Dear Chamblee band members and families,


We are going to hold our Band Awards Program in person! Originally scheduled to be "live streamed," we'll hold it in person instead this Wednesday, May 26 from 7:00-8:30pm at CCHS in front of the school (front sidewalk and lawn, where it might be out of the sun and a little cooler).


Bring a chair or a blanket to spread on the lawn and a picnic (or eat dinner beforehand). All trash must be collected and taken off campus for disposal. School rules apply with any food and beverages you bring on campus. Restroom access will be limited.


Hope to see you there!


Band Boosters

May 17

Just a quick reminder - if you haven't already - please submit info on your graduating senior BY THIS FRIDAY for our upcoming band banquet. See below for our original request with how-to information


Thank you to those that have already submitted! (Marinkovic, Souvorin, Johnson and Schroeder)

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We'll be honoring our seniors during our upcoming live-streamed Band Banquet on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:00pm. Please plan to attend and feel free to invite family, too. A link to the livestream will be posted on our website at cchsband.org


Senior Information Needed

Please complete this brief information form to let us know your plans for the fall (the form also includes a request to upload two photos: one baby picture and one recent picture). You can also include a brief bio, a statement or well-wishes or a band memory. Please complete this no later than Friday, May 19.


Shoes and Instruments

If you were in Marching Band and would like to donate your marching shoes, you can drop them off at school on “Senior Return Day”, Thursday May 18. Need to turn in a school instrument? Bring it that same day.


Thank you!

Chamblee Band Boosters

May 14

Technique Camp Starts Monday!


Monday through Friday (May 17-21) 4:30 to 6:30pm

Saturday (May 22) 9:00am to Noon

Plus a Parent’s Meet and Greet on Saturday, 11:30 to Noon


Minimal playing throughout, we’ll be working on marching techniques. Mandatory for ALL band (new and returning members) including Percussion and Color Guard. Wear shorts and a t-shirt, sneakers. Water will be provided. If you’re not sure about joining, come and get an idea of what it’s all about, no commitment necessary.


The Details:

  • Gather on the Practice Field before the 4:30 start time.

  • Bring a water bottle, if you have one. One-use water bottles will be provided, but to cut down on waste/trash, please bring a reusable water bottle if possible.

  • Chamblee Middle School students can walk over after school with their parent’s permission.

  • You’ll need to complete a COVID pre-screening questionnaire and get your temp taken when you arrive.

  • Pick-up time is 6:30.


Band Leadership is having “theme” days:

  • Monday— wear something neon or tie dye

  • Tuesday—wear a tank top

  • Wednesday—twin day; dress as a twin with a friend

  • Thursday—wear a royal blue shirt

  • Friday—wear a Hawaiian top

  • Saturday— wear a funny/wacky hat


Questions? Reply to this email, contact Mrs. Marin, or go to our website:

May 28

CCHS Marching Band - sign up by May 28; dates and important info

Band Students and Parents,

Deadline is approaching to sign-up for the Chamblee Marching Band 21-22 season open to all rising 9th-12th graders! Complete sign-up information is here.

If you’re already signed-up, great! See below for important reminders and links.

If you’re not sure about committing quite yet, you can try it out by participating in Technique Camp starting May 17 (more info below).

Never been part of Marching Band? See our video.

Physicals (uploaded to Dragonfly) are due no later than June 30.

  • Physicals must be dated 4/1/21 or later. Physicals dated earlier than 4/1/21 will not be accepted.

  • New to Dragonfly or need a refresher? See this flyer for more info.

  • School Code is 3U7TQB; School Name is Chamblee Charter High School

  • Completed Dragonfly last year and only need to upload a new physical? Sign-on and upload your new/updated physical, and confirm everything is accurate on your profile.

  • Already participating in another sport, and you have an up-to-date Dragonfly record? Contact Ms. Marin and let her know.

New to Marching Band?

Plan ahead! You’ll need a blue, 1-Gallon, Coleman water jug. This is part of your uniform. They can be found in Walmart, Kroger, and Target and are also available on Amazon. You’ll need this by Band Camp, but start looking now!

Calendar:

Technique Camp: May 17-21 (Mon-Fri), 4:30-6:30pm AND Sat May 22, 9:00am to noon

Minimal playing throughout, we’ll be working on marching techniques. Mandatory for ALL band (new and returning members) including Percussion and Color Guard. Wear shorts and a t-shirt, sneakers. Water will be provided. If you’re not sure about joining, come and get an idea of what it’s all about, no commitment necessary.

PARENT Meet and Greet: Saturday, May 22 at 11:30am

If your family is new to Chamblee Marching Band, drop by to visit for a few minutes at the end of Technique Camp week! This is a great chance to meet some other parents, ask questions, and find out more about what to expect this summer and during the football season.

Band Banquet

Join us for this livestream event on Wed, May 26 at 6:00pm. Check this event page on our website for a link and program info prior to the event start.

Percussion and Color Guard Camp: July 12-15, 2021 (Mon-Thurs)

Mandatory day camp for Percussion and Color Guard members with instruction specific to these sections.

Band Camp: July 19-23, 2021

Exact location to be announced soon! Plan on it being close to the school from 8:00am to 8:00pm each day (Monday-Friday). Fun activities and treats are being planned. Mandatory for ALL band including Percussion and Color Guard.


Please keep these dates on your calendar!

Thank you!

Chamblee Band Boosters

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