Month: August 2016

7th grade chair testing begins tomorrow. 

Hello all,

Tomorrow we will begin our first chair test for the 7th grade band students. They will be performing a prepared solo, scales and will sight read for a grade. Please make sure you hear your child practicing tonight as this will determine chair position for the fall concert. 

Thanks all, happy practicing. 

Mr. Huls

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Cookie Dough Kickoff

Today we are kicking off our annual cookie dough fundraiser to raise money for the band.  We will use this money to purchase new music, repair instruments, buy supplies, and bring in extra instructors to help our band program grow and thrive.  Please encourage your 7th grader to participate in this fundraiser.

Here are all the details:

Students Should:

  • Use the brochure to sell cookie dough to willing customers in their neighborhood, work, or church group. Parents can even take the order taker to work and put it in the break room.
  • Collect the money for each box of cookie dough, and store it in an envelope. Check can be made out to CJHS Band.
  • Write all the names down on the order taker so that you can distribute it when it comes in.
  • Money will be collected on September 15th and the orders will be placed.
  • Two to three weeks later we will get the cookie dough in to distribute. Roughly October 6th.

Perks:

  • For every 10 boxes sold you will receive a free box of cookie dough.
  • We will also be awarding $50 to the top seller in each grade.
  • 8th Graders will earn $3 per box of cookie dough sold toward the spring trip to Carowinds ($200)

Again this is a great way to help the band purchase new music, repair instruments, buy supplies, and bring in extra instructors to help our band program grow and thrive.  Please encourage your child to participate.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Thanks for all your support.

Friendly Reminders

Hello all,

I hope you have been receiving my remind 101 messages. If not please get signed up. 

Next week Friday is the due date for all forms and fees for the year. Please get these in on time. If you need extra copies they can be printed from the forms tab on this website.  

Students will also be getting chair test and district honor band materials next week. We are one of the largest band programs in our district and it is my hope that I will have a large group of kids auditioning. More info will be available next week. 

Please subscribe to the calendar and make sure all of our dates are on your home calendar. We have a lot going on this year and it is going to be so much fun. 

Take care and have a great weekend. 

Updates and Info

Hello All,

Thank you for subscribing to our band website and newsletter.  Please be sure to sign up for remind 101 text message alerts. Here are a few updates and important reminds:

Forms and Fees Due August 26th

Please make sure to fill out and return your forms and fee’s before or by August 26th.  If you lost your forms they are available on this website under the forms section, please print and return them.

Calendar

Please click the calendar tab on this website and look at our google calendar.  PLEASE SYNC YOUR CALENDAR WITH OUR GOOGLE CALENDAR.  It is very simple, just click the google logo in the corner and it will add all the dates to your own personal calendar.

Trojan Band Schedule

Tuesday Sept 6th – Trojan Band After School Rehearsal 3:30 – 5pm.

Thursday Sept 8th – 5:30pm – 7pm

Thursday Sept 22nd – 5:30pm – 7pm

Thursday Oct 13th – 5:30pm – 7pm

Thursday Oct 20th- 5:30pm – 7pm

These games will most likely be at the HS Grisham Stadium, but may also be at CJHS practice field.  I will forward that info as we get closer to the games.

Online Band Fee Payments

Band Fee’s and other payments are now online at:

Revtrack Online Payments

Please fill out any forms and return them with the heading “PAID ONLINE” so that I know to check my account for who has paid.

Remind 101 Text Messages

I will send out a “test” text on Friday.  Please get signed up by then.  I also told the students that if they have a phone they should be signed up for the texts as well since all the info I push out is also for them as well.

Thanks again everyone, we’re off to an awesome start.

Mr. Huls

A New Year

Hello all,

Thank you for subscribing to the website, please remember to also get signed up for Remind 101 text message alerts.  Yesterday was an awesome first day and I am so excited to start making music with each of my classes.  As the first semester gets rolling I’d like to send out a few friendly reminders to get us started off right.

Forms and Fees:

I handed out an abundance of forms, and a handbook at our open house and yesterday in class, they are due back by Friday Aug 26th along with any fees associated.  If you did not receive them they should be in the “Forms” tab on this website and you can print them off.

Online Payment:

The revtrak website for online payment is not up yet to do payments for band, but I will let you know as soon as it is.

Calendar:

I have not yet punched in our calendar into the website yet but I will once I get dates finalized, I am still waiting on some scheduling information regarding the Mabry Arts Center and a few other dates and events.  As soon as the calendar is set I will punch it all in.

Trojan Spirit Band:

I got the football schedule and I am putting together the Trojan Band and it doesn’t look like we have a game until September 8th, so that would mean we would have the first (and only) after school practice on Tuesday September 6th from 3:30 – 5pm.  I will add all of the dates to the calendar very soon.

Please check back soon to sync your calendars.

Thanks,

Mr. Huls

 

Welcome Back and Open House Info

Welcome back!!!  I hope to see all of you Aug 2nd at the annual CJHS open house.  Please feel free to stop in and say hello, grab a handbook, and see what is happening this year in band.

PLEASE COME TO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY WITH THESE IMPORTANT ITEMS:

  1. 1 inch or 1/2 inch black binder with a clear view window in the front.  (cannot be to thick or else it will not fit in our slots.)
  2. 50 Plastic pages for holding music
  3. Mechanical pencils, either in their instrument case or in their binder.
  4. Your instrument  (percussionists will just need sticks, please do not bring your percussion kit)
  5. Instrument related items, reeds, valve oil, etc…

I am looking forward to seeing all of you.  We will be releasing more information soon about these new items:

  1. Parent Committee Volunteer Organization
  2. Online Payments band related items
  3. Remind 101 text notifications

Thanks all, I am looking forward to getting started.

Mr. Huls