Our marching season doesn't begin on the 1st day of school! We need to be ready to take the field at the 1st football game, which means we need to prepare well before that.
First, we need to have an accurate count of musicians and instruments in order to write and choreograph our marching drill -- every body needs a place and a part, with no holes. Then we start learning the music and the movements. So we begin rehearsals in the summer, and Band Camp is where the show really starts to come together.
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Registration is now open!
All of the information you'll need is below. Please print and complete the registration forms below, and return to Mrs. Marin.(Click to expand.)
Registration Deadline is May 21, 2020 (Last day of school)
Registration Forms(Click to expand)
Student/Parent Contact Info * Medical/Insurance Information * Permission to attend Band Camp at Rock Eagle.
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Permission to dispense any medication (prescription OR over-the-counter) at Band Camp.
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1. Student/Parent must complete & sign pages 1-2 (History).2. Physician must complete & sign pages 3-4 (Evaluation/Exam)*3. Upload fully completed form to Dragonfly MAX. Detailed instructions here.**
*Must be completed by physician after April 15, 2020, to qualify student for all activities for the 2020-21 school year.
**Dragonfly MAX is the system that CCHS requires for ALL Chamblee athletic groups. Uploading your physical here will qualify you for all CCHS athletic teams for the 2020-21 school year.
Still thinking about it?
Join us for Rookie Camp to try it out!
All students 8th-11th grade who are considering joining Marching Band next year are invited to join us. There is NO COST to participate, and NO COMMITMENT required. See full details below. If you've already registered for next year, we strongly encourage you to attend. And if you're not quite sure, come give us a chance!
Rookie Camp 2020
Already signed up? Still not sure? Come try it out!
WHAT IS IT? An after-school event where Rookies will learn the basics of marching and formations, learn to play some of the stand tunes, and enjoy getting to know the marching band family. Section leaders or representatives from each section will be there to help teach the rookies and answer questions.
WHEN? Monday-Friday, May 11-15, 2020, from 4:30-6:30. (For 8th graders at Chamblee Middle School, student leaders from the Marching Band will meet kids at CMS and escort them to the high school.)
WHERE?Students will meet in the CCHS band room, but will also spend time on the practice field outside (so please dress appropriately, and consider bringing a water bottle).
WHY?Why not?? It's a great way to check out Marching Band and see if it's a good fit for you. Each year, we have a few kids who are on the fence about MB, and nearly all of them end up excited to be a part of this great team.
COST?There is NO COST at all to participate,and there is NO COMMITMENT required. If you've already registered for next year, we strongly encourage you to attend. And if you're not quite sure, come give us a chance!
Audition Rehearsal Schedule(APRIL-MAY)
Color Guard Clinic: Mon-Wed, April 20-22, 2020Find out more about Color Guard and take a spin with the flags.
Percussion Auditions: Mon-Wed, April 20-22, 2020Try out for the drumline and pit percussion for next year's band.
Dance Team Auditions: April 27-30, 2020Try out for the Golden Gems Dance Team.
Rookie Camp: Mon-Fri, May 11-15, 2020For all NEW marching band members. Learn to march, play some stunes, and meet the community. No commitment necessary!
Summer Rehearsal Schedule(JUNE-AUGUST)
June Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 9 am - NoonJune 3June 10June 17June 24
Color Guard & Percussion Camp: Mon-Thurs, July 13-16, 2020CCHS Practice Field, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
BAND CAMP @ Rock Eagle: Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 2020Mandatory for all Marching Band members. See Band Camp page for more details.
Fall Rehearsal ScheduleSchool starts on Monday, August 3, and regular practices begin on that date.
After School Rehearsals:
- Mondays, 4:00-6:30 pm
- Tuesdays, 4:00-6:30 pm
- Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 pm
- Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 pm
Friday Night Games:
- Stay at school from afternoon dismissal through the game. (Dinner will be provided.)
- No Friday game = NO practice. Go home at dismissal time on those Fridays.
Saturday Night Games:
- Call time to be determined.
- Dinner will NOT be provided.
Total MB Fees for Instrumentalists are $650.
These non-refundable fees cover nearly all costs of participation in marching band, including:* A professional score and drill for our halftime show * 5 days/4 nights of Band Camp at Rock Eagle * Professional sectional instructors for camp and practices * Band T-shirt & hat * Uniform rental, cleaning * Transportation to specific away games and competitions * Meals before Friday night football games * Band Banquet (student ticket)
Please note:* Marching shoes must be purchased separately and are not covered by these fees. * Dance Team and Color Guard fees are determined each year and are a different amount based upon the unique needs of those teams.
A $25 sibling discount can be applied to a second or third child in the same family participating in marching band during the 2019-20 school year. (Total discount of $50/family for 2 students, $75 for 3 students.)
Marching Bulldogs Show T-Shirt 2020-2021(Show artwork on back to be revealed at Band Camp.)
Show your spirit with the band this season! Want an extra tee for mom or dad to wear to games? Maybe you need an extra for that Friday when the laundry didn't get done? (Yeah, it happens.)
We will have a limited stock of extra shirts for sale. Order yours now to ensure you get the right size before they run out.
T-shirts are available for $15, in unisex sizes Small-2XL ($17 for 2XL).
All instrumentalists need to purchase their own Marching Band shoes. If you are new to Marching Band or need to replace your shoes, order shoes here. We will place our order as a group, to save on shipping. (Prices are subject to change slightly. Price shown is from last year and has not yet been confirmed by vendor for 2020-21.) Orders are due by July 28, 2020.
- $41 for orders placed BEFORE July 28.
- $55 for orders placed AFTER July 28 (includes additional shipping cost)
Shoes are available in both Men's and Women's sizes Medium and Wide. See order form for specific size availability.
You may pay for shoes online, or deposit cash/checks to the lockbox at school.
If you have any questions about your order or payment, please contact Lis Johnson at 404-587-8590 or email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns about the CCHS MARCHING BAND policies and expectations, you can find the band handbook Here.