CALLING ALL PARENTS!! We are looking for chaperones for our amazing band camp to Camp Evergreen. If all or a majority of students in gr. 9 and 10 band come, we could have close to 75 students with us at camp!! Woo Hoo! This means we need 7 chaperones (mix of male and female) to accompany us. :)
Please contact Donna Pipa at 403.813.4875 if you have the lucky winning ticket
** You have until Sunday, September 22 by midnight to claim the prize.
Thank you :)
Please join us for the Cochrane High School Band Parent Association (CHSBPA) Annual General Meeting & Japan Tour Information Meeting:
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm in the CHS Library
** If your child is interested in attending the Japan Tour, please bring your cheque book, as 2 x $500.00 (non-refundable) deposits are due to hold a spot for your child on our tour.
Please see our Fundraising Page for more information on Lots of Awesome Fundraisers we have to offer.
Know of an organization or Company willing to donate to our program?? We always have repairs and equipment needs, uniforms to purchase, and trips to assist with. Please have the company interested email myself at email@example.com or the CHSPA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! :)
CONCERT BAND has taken off this year! W are currently at 80 students in the ensemble!!! :)
** If you are still interested in Concert Band, please show up to our next rehearsal:
Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:15 am # in the Band Room!
** Please remember that 7:15 is downbeat (beginning of rehearsal). Please ensure you arrive in enough time to get yourself set up for rehearsal and give your self time to do a proper warmup. **
My room is open at 7:00 am for students to begin setting up.
CHORAL MUSIC (CHOIR) begins NEXT week:
Thursday, September 19 @ 7:15 am in the Band Room.
**Please arrive a few minutes early to prepare for a great rehearsal.
**** We are Looking for 2 student accompanists for our Choir. You can gain 5 credits (for Gr. 10-12 students) and will get a grade for playing piano for us. :) Please see Miss LaBine ASAP if interested!
JAZZ BAND will begin NEXT Week. However, auditions may need to occur for specific sections of the ensemble due to such a large interest in the program.
If a lot more students show interest, we may be able to split into two ensembles (Beginner and Advanced Jazz).
** Please see Miss LaBine Immediately if you are interested in Jazz Band. I will be posting my finalized list on Friday. Don't Miss out
Our First rehearsal for Jazz Band (if we have one band) will occur on:
Tuesday, September 17 @ 7:15 am
If there are two bands, the beginner ensemble will rehearse on Mondays
and advanced on Tuesdays @ 7:15 am.
DON'T WAIT UNTIL NEXT
Just a reminder that the Concert Band will be doing our last field trip/feeder school concert THIS Monday, May 27 from 1:15 - 3:20 pm. We will be heading over to Manachaban by foot and participating in a joint rehearsal with their grade 8 band on a piece called Skyfall (from James Bond). Following the joint rehearsal, we will perform a concert (including the joint/mass band piece) in front of their school population. :)
** Please ensure you child has the following with them:
- Instrument with anything they need to play it (reeds, valve oil, mallets, sticks, etc)
- Music (4 Concert Band pieces, plus Skyfall)
- Water bottle
- A warm sweater or jacket (even though we are just walking across the field, I do not want them getting sick if the weather is not very nice outside).
- ** Permission Form (attached)
- ** Uniform - including appropriate dress bottoms (pants/skirt of appropriate length), black socks/ tights, black dress shoes!! Thank you! :)
Reminder about our performance, workshop and open rehearsal day at Bearspaw school: Tomorrow, Wednesday, may 22. Busses load at CHS school at 10:15am, arrives back at 2:30.
** NO uniforms tomorrow - since we are doing a full day, they don't want students stuck in uniforms and logistically is too hard for them all to store their uniforms and change into them.
* there IS still concert band tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 22 at 7:15am! This is our second last rehearsal before our concert. Very important that all students are in attendance!