Month: October 2014

8th Grade Night Rehearsal Tonight

Please remember tonight’s rehearsal at the High School, be there before 6pm so that we can start rehearsal on time.  If you left your instrument or equipment at the junior high the band room will be unlocked.

Percussion, Baritones, Mellophones and Tubas we have your instruments, Tubas will need to bring their own mouthpieces however.

Dress warm its gonna get a little chilly.  We will be done by 8pm this evening.

Thanks all.

8th Grade Night Activities this week.

This week is going to be really special for our 8th grade band students. Each year I like to bring the 8th grade band students to the HS to perform with the Trojan Marching Band and give them a glimpse into what it’s like to be a high school performer. This year will be even more special because we will be performing at half time as well.

We will rehearse in class all of the music, staging and choreography and then on Thursday and Friday we will put it all together. I pride myself every year in great attendance for 8th grade night and I know this year will be awesome with over 200 performers on the field and in the stands. Please make sure your child does not miss out on rehearsal and the performance.


6pm to 8pm – we will rehearse with the HS band in the
stadium at the HS. Drop off and pickup will be at the HS band room.

5pm to 6pm – we will eat pizza at the HS band room with all the band students and then perform.
7pm – 10pm – perform pre-game, in the stands, and half time, and then the 4th quarter to finish the game.


Students should dress up in Halloween costume. As long as it is school appropriate, they can move and play there instrument and they will stay warm, it should be just fine.

You are not going to want to miss out on this awesome performance please bring your camera and enjoy the show.

Thanks all

Cookie Dough Reminder

Just a reminder to all band parents,

The cookie dough will be here this Friday for pickup at both the junior high and middle school. If your child has a large order they will need to be picked up from school.

I still need a lot more parents to help volunteer to sort. We will start around 10:30am at the Junior High. Please email ASAP if you can help.

Trojan Band Championship Schedule

Hello Trojan Band Parents,

I am sure by now your child has come home with a red bus permission form and you are wondering what the schedule is for this week.  This is a very unique situation and I am glad that we will have the opportunity to travel and play for the final game.  However, with early release schedule it makes it interesting.  We will offer a “stay after school” option but it will mean your child hanging out under supervision from 12:30 – 4:30, so if they can go home and come back that would be the best possible situation.

Schedule as it currently stands:

12:30 – 4:00:  Hang out at school, or students can go home and come back by at least 4:00 to load and board busses at 4:30pm.

4:00pm:  Load trailer

4:30pm:  Leave for Bremen High School Stadium

5pm:  Arrive grab equipment and head in for the game.

5:30pm: Game Starts

6:30pm:  Half time pizza and chips and drinks at the trailer

7:30pm:  Game Ends

8pm:  Arrival back at CJHS for parent pickup

If we are behind or ahead of schedule I can’t see it being by more or less than 30 min.  I will need a lot of parent volunteers for this game, for both pizza, supervision, packing and unpacking, and riding the bus as chaperones.  Please email me if you can chaperone or tick the box on the permission slip.

Thanks everyone, we are looking forward to it, and seeing you all at conferences this week.

Joe Huls and Maria Menendez

Trojan Band Schedule for Oct 16

Same Schedule and Location as last time.

  • 3 – 4:30: Students may stay after school and walk with Mr. Huls to the HS band room.  Or they can go home and come back with a parent at 4:30pm to the HS Band Room.
  • 4:30 – 5:00: warmup and rehearse in the HS band room in uniform. Volunteer meeting time as well.
  • 5:30: Game starts in Grisham Stadium
  • 6:15: Eat pizza in HS Band Room
  • 6:45: Parent pickup at the HS Band Room.

Thanks All