Email Archive 21-22 Season

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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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