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									CENTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BAND & BAND BOOSTERS ASSOCIATION 2009-2010 HANDBOOK Contents
CHS Band Program Information
Introduction Band Programs Band Member Service Opportunities Band Awards Scholarship Information 1 2 5 6 7

Centerville Band Boosters Information
Director‟s Message Band Boosters Philosophy and Purpose Band Boosters Officers and Committees Overview of the Centerville Band Booster Budget Centerville Band Communications Volunteer Descriptions and Survey 11 12 13 15 17 18

Marching Band Information
The Basics & Jazz Band Philosophy Practice Schedule Expectations Jazz Band Attendance Policy Jazz Band Fees Miami University Band Camp Information Band Schedule Highlights CHS Jazz Dictionary Statement of Handbook Understanding 20 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 37

May 2009

Dear Band Members & Parents, Welcome to the 2009-2010 Centerville High School Band Program. As the Centerville Band Program begins a new year, we are looking forward to many successful music performances throughout the entire department. The Centerville Band Boosters organization is incredibly dedicated to promoting the success of each student. As you read through the pages of this handbook, you will notice the great depth and detail that supports the planning of this world class program. Please take a moment to find a path for your passion, stick to it - and let this great program soar. CHS offers many courses of study, as well as co-curricular activities. This handbook describes the Centerville Jazz Band (the marching band at CHS), Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensembles, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion and other various musical activities. You will find important information regarding fees, finances, performance schedules and other basic information. Please take a special look through our Jazz Dictionary, a fun place to learn the lingo. A great way to get involved with the band is to volunteer! Sell a t-shirt, load equipment, chaperone a trip, participate in fundraisers, help clean uniforms…..the list is endless. There is always something going on, and we are always in need of help. This is a TEAM EFFORT, and your participation is greatly appreciated! Another great year with the Centerville Band awaits you. This is your program, take pride in your success!! All the Best, Brandon Barrometti Director

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Centerville High School Band Program
CHS Marching Band “The Centerville Jazz Band”
Jazz Improv, Music Tech & Music Theory Classes

Solos & Ensembles

Wind Symphony Symphonic Band

Jazz Ensembles

Concert Bands

Pep Band

Winter Guard & Winter Percussion

The concert ensembles -Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band/Concert Band are the foundation of the Centerville Band Program. The many varied co-curricular ensembles and other music classes are offered to students to supplement the basic concert band experience.

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CURRICULAR OFFERINGS
CONCERT BAND is open to those students who have achieved a basic degree of proficiency on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Emphasis will be placed on basic skills and theory. This ensemble will perform at concerts and other functions. A method book fee will be collected. Members of the Concert Band are eligible to participate in the marching band, which is a co-curricular activity meeting after school in the fall. (Year course - 1 credit) SYPMPHONIC BAND is open to those students who have achieved an high proficiency on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. A wide variety of music, individual skills, and theory will be covered in this course. This ensemble will perform at concerts and other functions. A method book fee will be collected. Members of the Symphonic Band are eligible to participate in the marching band, which is a co-curricular activity meeting after school in the fall. Students in this course are selected by the band director. (Year course – 1 credit) WIND SYPMPHONY is the premier performing band and is open to those students who have achieved a advanced proficiency on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. A wide variety of music, individual skills, and theory will be covered in this course. This ensemble will perform at concerts and other functions. Members of the Wind Symphony are eligible to participate in the orchestra, as well as the marching band, which is a co-curricular activity meeting after school in the fall. A uniform and method book fee will be collected. Students in this course are selected by the band director. (Year course – 1 credit) WIND SYMPHONY HONORS OPTION is an opportunity for those students wishing to pursue the study of music at a higher level as a member of the Wind Symphony. These students would meet the requirements for Wind Symphony (as outlined above) with the following additional requirements (Year course - 1 credit): 1. Take Private Lessons on Windy Symphony Instrument 2. Perform 18 hours of Music Community Service tutoring younger band students throughout the year 3. Perform in an OMEA Honors Band, College Honors Band, Dayton Youth Philharmonic, College Music Workshop, or equivalent JAZZ IMPROVISATION is for musicians who wish to begin or continue their skills in jazz improvisation. Improvisation is the creative art of playing and creating melodies based on the chord and scale structure of the song. Computers and music software will be utilized to develop improvisation skills. Basic instrumental skills and knowledge of scales are prerequisites. A method book fee will be collected. (Semester course – 1/2 credit) MUSIC TECHNOLOGY is a class designed to study and use computers and musical instruments to create music. MIDI technology, sequencers, sound modules, and music keyboards will be used to arrange, compose, sequence, and print music. Basic skill on an instrument and a desire to be creative are required, but no previous keyboard or composing experience is necessary. (Semester course - 1/2 credit) PIANO CLASS I is a beginning piano class designed for students who have never played piano before and for student who may have played for a year or two but have not played for several years. The class will meet In the Music Technology Lab and will use electronic keyboards and

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pianos. Some piano music software will be utilized to enhance the learning process. (Semester course - 1/2 credit) BASIC MUSIC THEORY is designed for students who enjoy music and who are interested in the basic fundamentals of its creation. Students interested in taking this course should have a basic understanding of music notation and vocabulary. Students will learn to identify key signatures, define intervals, build and identify chord structures, take melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation, develop keyboard familiarity, sight-sing musical notation, and develop musical vocabulary. Knowledge of material will be demonstrated through written, singing, and listening exercises and exams, composition projects, presentations, and analysis. ( Semester course-1/2 credit) ADVANCED PLACEMENT MUSIC THEORY is an in-depth study of the structure of music as it relates to musical notation, melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, and texture. Students must be prepared to study all major/minor scales, and modes including all key signatures. The Advanced Placement exam will be taken by all enrolled students at the end of the course. PrerequisiteBasic Music Theory or currently enrolled in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra, Elktonians, or Forte. (Semester course-1/2 credit)

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
MARCHING BAND -- THE CENTERVILLE JAZZ BAND is one of the school‟s largest cocurricular activities. This award-winning band performs at parades, football games, community events, and band competitions and represents Centerville High School throughout the area, state and Midwest. To participate, incoming freshmen must be enrolled in one of the concert bands. See the “Marching Band Information” section of the handbook for complete information. JAZZ ENSEMBLES are offered as an important element of the total band program. Currently there are three jazz ensembles. The jazz groups perform at concerts and jazz festivals during the second semester. Rehearsals are after school, two days a week, following the Marching Band season. To participate, students must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation class, Symphonic, or Concert Band (except guitar, bass, and keyboard). There is a uniform fee. WINTER GUARD and WINTER PERCUSSION are extra-curricular activities for those students interested in indoor Color Guard and indoor Percussion (which includes drum, other percussion and electronic instruments). There are several rehearsals weekly and competitions on weekends, including several overnight trips. The Winter Guard and Winter Percussion groups compete at local, state, regional and national events from December through early April. There is a participation fee and audition. SOLOS AND ENSEMBLES are opportunities for band members to play in small groups to improve their skills. Much of the rehearsal is on an independent, self-study basis. There are opportunities to perform, such as the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition and various community events. PEP BANDS are formed throughout the year as the needs arise. They perform for a variety of events such as school assemblies, sports activities and community events. The Basketball Pep Band plays at most home basketball games. The Pep Bands do not rehearse on a regular basis.

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BAND MEMBER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
The various Centerville High School Bands could not function as successfully as they do without the countless hours of work from the many, dedicated student leaders! BAND OFFICERS President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Representatives from each group are elected after marching band season. The Band officers are responsible for the social activities of the band. They also help communicate ideas to and from the Directors, Members, and the Band Boosters. Receive 1/4 credit per semester to work in the band area. They are an important and necessary part of the band organization, taking care of rooms, equipment, music, repairs, and a million odd jobs that must be completed. Each band has one or two librarians who are responsible for the distribution, collection, and filing of all music. of the Jazz Ensembles, Basketball Pep Band, and other extra-curricular ensembles are in charge of set-up, starting rehearsals and generally assisting the director as needed.

FACULTY ASSISTANTS

LIBRARIANS STUDENT DIRECTORS

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BAND AWARDS
1. John Philip Sousa Award: The most prestigious award given in the Centerville Bands. It is presented at the Annual Awards Night in the spring to the band member who has displayed the finest musicianship, leadership and service to the Centerville Band program. 2. Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Presented to the band member who has shown the finest musicianship, leadership and service in the Jazz Program. 3. Woody Herman Jazz Award: Presented to the band member who has shown the finest musicianship, leadership and service in Jazz Ensemble II. 4. Count Basie Jazz Award: Presented to the band member who has shown the finest musicianship, leadership and service in Jazz Ensemble III. 5. Rookie of the Year Award: Presented to „first year‟ band members in each section who has shown the most dedication, hard work and spirit in the Centerville Band Program. 6. Centerville High School Band Certificate: Presented to each member of the various organizations of the Centerville Bands. 7. Senior Gift: Presented to each senior by the Band Boosters in appreciation for their service to the Centerville Bands. 8. Marching Band Awards: A Band Letter is given to each member of the Marching Band who completes a full season. A chevron is given for each additional season, which can be added to the letter. 9. Band Booster Achievement Scholarships for Seniors: The Band Boosters offer several scholarships to graduating seniors for the college of their choice. There is an application and interview process to select the senior students based on achievement, dedication, and leadership while participating in the Centerville High School Band program. 10. Band Booster Scholarship: The Band Boosters offer these scholarships to encourage and provide assistance for all areas of music study: private lessons, summer music camps, clinics, and workshops.

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THE CENTERVILLE BAND BOOSTERS ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding achievement, dedication, and leadership while participating in the Centerville High School Band Program. The awarding of the scholarship will be to several qualified graduating seniors, who have met the scholarship requirements. REQUIREMENTS: 1. A minimum of three (3) years of active participation in the Concert Band Program or a minimum of three (3) years of active participation in the Marching Band Program. (The definition of “Concert Band Program” for this purpose includes: Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. The definition of “Marching Band Program” for this purpose includes: Musicians, Color Guard, and Drum Major(s). For transfer students, a statement of participation from former band director is needed.) 2. A well-rounded individual in band activities as well as basic academics, and community involvement 3. An evidence of active band leadership 4. An exhibition of music excellence/ability 5. A grade point average of “C” or better while attending Centerville High School 6. Selection shall be by application and review SELECTION PROCESS: 1. Applications are mailed to each senior during the second semester and also can be obtained from the band director. Upon completion they must be submitted to the scholarship custodian by the date stipulated on the application. The method of submission will also be explained with the application. All written applications remain anonymous to the committee during their review. 2. The selection committee will arrange an interview appointment. 3. Scholarships will be awarded at the Band Awards/General Meeting in May. SELECTION COMMITTEE: The committee shall be composed as follows:  Band Director (Advisory capacity)  Band Booster President(s)  Band Booster Parent(s) of a Junior  Band Booster Parent(s) of a Sophomore  Band Booster Parent(s) of a Freshman EXCEPTIONS: No parent of a graduating senior may serve on the committee. If the Band Booster Presidents are also the parents of a graduating Senior, the Vice President, then the Secretary, then the Treasurer will serve, as necessary.

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Wayne Markworth Scholarship Award The Markworth Scholarship will be awarded annually, until all funds are depleted. The award will go to the CBB Scholarship candidate who has the strongest potential to be an outstanding music educator and the dedication to pursue this career. They will be honored for their dedication, service and leadership in the Centerville Band Program. The actual dollar value will mirror that of the CBB Scholarship awards ($1,000). The process for selection will be to have the Centerville Jazz Band Director score and assign points on a scale of 1 – 10 with 10 points being the ideal candidate and 0 points being very little or no potential for success the candidates who have the potential to be good future music educators. In the event of a tie, the Band Director‟s vote should „tip the scales‟ since he sees them for hundreds of hours in all kinds of situations. The Director is the person that knows who has demonstrated the best potential to be a future music teacher based on his observations of marching band, Jazz Ensemble I, Wind Symphony & Winter Percussion Ensemble. The remaining candidates would then go back into the „pool‟ for the CBB scholarships. In the case where there is a year with no candidate pursuing music education as a career, the Markworth Scholarship will not be awarded.

WAYNE MARKWORTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATION NAME__________________________________________ LAST FIRST MIDDLE ADDRESS________________________________________ CITY___________________ STATE________ZIP CODE________ DATE OF BIRTH____________ DATE OF GRADUATION__________ COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY ATTENDING _______________________ ATTACH TO SCHOLARSHIP FORM AND MAIL TO ADDRESS GIVEN IN THE COVER LETTER CODE_________(FOR OFFICE USE ONLY)

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CENTERVILLE BAND BOOSTER ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NAME__________________________________________ LAST FIRST MIDDLE ADDRESS________________________________________ CITY___________________ STATE________ZIP CODE________ DATE OF BIRTH____________ DATE OF GRADUATION__________ ATTACH TO SCHOLARSHIP FORM AND MAIL TO ADDRESS GIVEN IN THE COVER LETTER CODE_________(FOR OFFICE USE ONLY)

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
DETACH AND KEEP THIS PORTION FOR YOUR RECORDS

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 19, 2010 Interviews will be held the week of March 1, 2010. Applicants will be contacted by telephone the week of March 28 to be given your interview date and time. Of note, the assigned dates and times are done by luck of draw. If there is a conflict, every effort will be made to arrange another date and time within that week.

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Centerville Bands
Centerville High School, 500 East Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio 45459, (937)439-3511 Director – Brandon Barrometti

Band Booster Scholarship
PURPOSE – The purpose of the Band Booster Scholarship program is to encourage and provide assistance for all areas of music study – private lessons, summer music camps, clinics, and workshops. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP – The amount of the scholarship is generally $120, but varies with the activity. SELECTION CRITIERIA – Selection will be made following the established deadline. Applications should be submitted to one of the directors. Selection will be based on band participation, needs of the band program and participation in fundraising. Summer scholarships will be awarded only to those students returning to the CHS Band Program. Students who have no previously received a band scholarship will normally have priority over previous recipients. (Detach and turn in to one of the directors by deadline.) Application deadline – Name ________________________________ Instrument _____________________ Bands this year ______________________Bands next year ____________________ Name of private teacher, camp or activity __________________________________ Total cost of activity ____________________________ Fundraising and approximate amounts sold _________________________________

Student signature _____________________________________________________ Parent signature ______________________________________________________

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Dear Parents, Welcome to the 2009-2010 Centerville Band Program! As you read this, you have already shown support for your child's musical and personal growth by being involved in the band program. Your support is only beginning here. As director, I ask the students to give willingly and selflessly for the good of the program. As parents, this sense of dedication and commitment MUST be matched at home with encouragement and praise from YOU. In addition to the support you give your child at home, there are many ways to stay involved with the band program. The CHS Band Booster organization is solely dependent on your dedication. Your involvement will keep this program alive, and will be incredibly meaningful to your child. Please attend as many performances as you can. Music is meant for an audience! Also, we are always in need of volunteers for various activities. This is a great way to meet other parents and show support for your child. We cannot run a program of this magnitude without your help! Please volunteer as much as you can; you will find the band experience to be even more rewarding! On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for your hard work and dedication. Without you, we would not have the CENTERVILLE BAND! Sincerely, Brandon Barrometti Director

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CENTERVILLE BAND BOOSTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

PHILOSOPHY The philosophy the Centerville Band Boosters Association is to act as a support group for the entire band program. This includes the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band and all band ensembles as outlined elsewhere in this handbook. PURPOSE The Centerville Band Boosters Association was formed to provide moral and financial support to all the Centerville High School Bands. The membership is open to all parents of band members. There are monthly board meetings, which are open to all members, and general meetings held four times a year, as required by the Constitution and Bylaws. (Copies of the latter are available upon request from any of the officers or board members). The Boosters, in cooperation with the band students, sponsor numerous fund raising events each year, some of which include calendar sales, poinsettia sales, spring flower sales, etc. The money from these activities provide for the following:            musical instruments/equipment music uniforms band competitions additional support staff transportation scholarships awards insurance annual Band Awards Night activities other activities approved by the Band Booster Board of Directors

The Boosters also provide moral support at contests, concerts and other appearances by the bands representing Centerville High School.

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2009 BAND BOARD AND CHAIRPEOPLE (effective 1/1/09 to 12/31/09) Officers
PRESIDENTS 1ST VICE PRESIDENTS 2ND VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURERS

Name

Connie and Jack Rohrer Dana Tobias Dave and Shari Sikkenga Brandon Barrometti Lisa and Gary Naylor Leslie & Jeff Stricker

Phone Number
434-6223 312-9937 291-0298 439-3511 312-1697 434-4397

Director Pit Truck Coordinator Student Trip Coordinators Fooding

OPERATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION
Steve Smith OPEN Steve Smith Joe Feola Mary Lou & Doug Pence

436-3057 436-3057 439-0163 434-8157

Director Area Captain Coordinator Scholarship Chair Junior Sophomore Freshman Band Aid Coordinator Color Guard/Winter Guard Flag Coordinator Uniforms: Wind Symphony Student Refreshments: Home football games Watering Band Camp Big Trip Coordinators Senior Student Activities Head Chaperone Competitions Football Ice Cream Social Rookie Liaison Volunteer Coordinators

Laura and Mike Ward Terrie Holcombe Lois & Ron Clark Jeni & Pence OPEN Holly Emsley Amy Dempe Aimee Ginnever Jenny Miller Joan & Mike Cordonnier Sandy Feola Nancy and Tony Nichols Laura and Mike Ward Mary Beth Horst Laura Ward Laura Ward Marybeth Horst Mary Ann Stone Joy Ruble Sandy and Joe Feola

STUDENT AFFAIRS

885-1972 436-1110 435-6870 435-9042 291-3742 438-4775 428-7939 439-1974 439-0163 291-3949 885-1972 433-8624 885-1972 885-1972 433-8624 885-7760 312-1558 439-0163

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Directors
Jazz News E-Mail Coordinator One Call Now Coordinator Webmaster Wednesday Sheet Editor Publicity Coordinator Jazz Connection – Jazz Season Winter Guard Winter Percussion Hallway Decorations Events Ticket Sales Photographers, Jazz Season - Winter Guard - Winter Percussion Picture Coordinator, Jazz Season W/professional photographer Picture Coordinator, Winter Season Picture Poster Coordinator (For Jazz Season Poster) Alumni Liaison Hospitality JAZZ Letters & Cheer Specialist

Chris & Sherry Watson
Amy Duchesneau Ken Kolpitcke Todd Hall Tess Aiena OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN Sue Kelzer Nancy Nichols Lisa Naylor OPEN Lisa Naylor Connie Rohrer OPEN Mary Beth Horst

COMMUNICATIONS

434-0027
435-7083 436-2153 434-6264 885-5382

432-0720 291-3949 312-1697 312-1697 434-6223 433-8624 349-4133

OPEN Gloria & Mike Breh (alumni) OPEN OPEN

Directors
Calendar Ad Sales Design/Layout Calendar Blitz Night Commemorative Bricks Concessions - Basketball - Winter Contests Golf Outing Housing Manager Kroger Cards Centerville Invitational Poinsettias Sales Soaring Sounds Spirit Booth Sponsorship Coordinator Spring Flowers Winter Contests Wrapping Paper

FINANCE
OPEN OPEN Laura Ward Kevin Berger Mary Howell OPEN Barry Thompson (alumni) Doug Galusha (alumni) Nick Schoeffler Steve Sherbet Kevin Berger OPEN Steve Kelzer Joe Feola Lou Gasaway OPEN Jill Willett OPEN JoAnne Otto Kelly Gruner

885-1972 436-4908 885-6111 434-3443 435-1643 885-7245 436-4515 436-4908 434-0720 439-0163 435-7959 885-5128 886-1637 433-4083

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OVERVIEW OF THE CENTERVILLE BAND BOOSTER BUDGET
The Centerville Band Boosters, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation [IRS Code, Section 501 (3)(c)] recognized by the State of Ohio. The Boosters provide volunteer, financial and logistical support for the Band Programs at Centerville High School. The Band Boosters are a large organization with numerous objectives that require a rigorous budget. The 2009 budget is designed to cover the operating expenses incurred during the year as well as generate additional funds for long-term projects. THE BAND BOOSTERS FUND: Uniforms Transportation Instruments Band Camp Big Trip Nursing supplies Finals Brunch DID YOU KNOW?  In 2009 Student Fees cover only 28% of the Centerville Band Booster expenses.  Without Band Booster Fundraisers, your student's band fees would be $1800.00. Music Drill Design Specialty Staff Lessons/Clinics Tickets/Entry fees Website/Band Beat Awards Night Food Hotels/Housing Scholarships Props/Electronics Show Equipment Trailer & Maintenance Guard & Percussion Costumes

Contests 31%

Misc 10%

Staff 25%

Band Camp 15%

Student Fees 28%

Fundraisers 41%

Performance 17%

Winter Guard/Perc 10%

Food, Fees & Housing 11%

Transportation 12%

2009 Income Projections

2009 Expense Projections

Parent participation in large fundraising events such as Soaring Sounds, Centerville Invitational, MEPA and WGI Winter Competitions is necessary to keep student fees down.

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2009 STUDENT FEES
JAZZ MUSICIAN COLOR GUARD $700.00 + 15 Calendars ($75.00) $775.00 + 15 Calendars ($75.00)

Marching Band Fees are due in full by July 20, 2009

WINTER GUARD/WINTER PERCUSSION FEES - To Be Determined Winter Fees will be due January 2010 (Returned Check Fee-$25) FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Fundraiser 2009 Calendar Ads 2009 Spring Flowers 2009 Calendar Sales Jan.-June Kroger Card Soaring Sounds Ads Invitational Trophies June-Dec. Kroger Card 2009 Poinsettia Sales 2009 Wrapping Paper Percentage to Student 40% of sales 40% of sales after $75 sold 100% after 15 sold 40% of 4% profit earned 40% of sales 40% of sales 40% of 4% profit earned 40% of sales 40% of sales Can be Applied to: 2009 Marching Band 2009 Marching Band 2009 Marching Band 2009 Marching Band 2009 Marching Band WG/WP/2010 Marching Band WG/WP/2010 Marching Band WG/WP/2010 Marching Band WG/WP/2010 Marching Band

Due to tax laws, student accounts are zeroed out once a year after Desert Night. Credits are applied to the next event. Funds raised are non-transferable. Unapplied credits are transferred to the General Fund.
Note: If a family financial hardship should arise, the Marching Band Director and Treasurers will consider alternatives including applications for financial aid.

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Centerville Band Communications
The Centerville Band provides many ways to communicate information about the high school and middle school programs, events, activities, fundraisers, schedules and many other items that are important for you to know.

Please take advantage of all of these methods to stay informed!
Centerville Band Program Website: Visit all of the website links at http://www.centervilleband.org/ to get information about the different band programs, annual events, the weekly and monthly schedule, the staff, Band Beat newsletter, middle school news and much more. This site is updated frequently. CBBJAZZNEWS Broadcast E-Mail Message Information: If you haven‟t already signed up for this service, send your name, your student‟s name, your e-mail address, your telephone number and the year your student will graduate from CHS to CBBJazzNews@centervilleband.org. Your information will be added to our list and you will be updated on the latest information for band activities via e-mail 4-8 times / month during the year, depending on the activities planned during the month. One Call Now: This automated phone calling system contacts one phone number per CHS Band family providing up to date information about events and activities that are more immediate for the week. Committee Chairs, CBB, Band Directors use this service for quick information distribution. Wednesday Sheet: This sheet is distributed to all Jazz Band members each Wednesday during the marching band season to provide the upcoming week‟s practice schedule, game and competition information and instructions. You can also get a copy of the weekly sheet on the www.centervilleband.org website (a selection under the Other Info: link) If you have any questions or need more information about any of these communication methods, send an email to Communications@centervilleband.org

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CENTERVILLE BAND BOOSTER ACTIVITIES
Each year we must say good bye to seniors and their parents. At the same time, we would like to offer an opportunity to new members to also serve and become involved. Please read through the descriptions below and find your niche. Remember! The strength of our Organization depends upon each individual to willingly give of his time and support. Experienced boosters are ready to help you learn a job. AREA CAPTAIN - Volunteers are needed to coordinate students during Fund Raiser Sales: Poinsettia Sales, Calendar Ad Sales, Spring Flowers Sales, and Calendar Blitz Day/Sales. The Captain provides information and instructions to assigned students in their area, hands out materials, and collects money from the students. BAKING - Baked Goods are needed for Half time at Football Games for the students or at various other Booster supported events. You will be contacted for you turn to supply treats. Most activities require that the whole Band provide food items or baked goods. BASKETBALL/WINTER CONCESSIONS - Volunteers are needed to work concessions during Basketball season & winter competitions CALENDAR SALES - Students are required to sell 15 Band Calendars . To get the calendar ready, volunteers are needed to organize and run the Fund-Raiser. A person is needed to collect data from the schools to provide dates for the calendar. A Design and Layout person is needed to put the entire calendar together. CENTERVILLE INVITATIONAL - Chairmen are needed to coordinate this contest which is hosted by The Jazz. In addition, many volunteers are needed to sell Programs or Raffle Tickets, work concessions, usher people, and monitor parking lot. CHAPERONE - Adults needed to chaperone Busses at Away Football Games & Area Contests (both 1-day events & overnight stays). DRESSERS - Volunteers are needed to help students dress for Football Games, Parades, and all Contests. See the Dressing Chairman for a specific sign up sheet for this activity. HOSPITALITY - Volunteers needed to help with set up & clean up of refreshments for varied get-togethers. HOUSING - Volunteers needed to serve as our liaison/ “site sitters” when outside groups sleep or practice at Centerville School sites. MAILING ASSISTANT - Assists mailing chairman with preparing Band Beat for the mail (affixing labels, folding, etc.) POINSETTIA SALES- Volunteers needed to serve as area captains. ROOKIE BUDDY - Volunteers provide support and information to Rookie Parents (must have completed a season in band). SEND OFFS - Volunteers needed to help decorate band room before big competitions plus making signs and decorating. SOARING SOUNDS - Volunteer chairmen are needed to coordinate the Drum and Bugle Corps Contest. This Fund Raiser also requires many volunteers to sell Programs or Raffle Tickets, work concessions and usher people, etc. SPIRIT BOOTH - Volunteers are needed to sell Band Regalia during Football Games and Contests. SPRING FLOWERS - Volunteers are needed to help unload flowers on Delivery Day and Area Captains are needed to assist the Chairs in distributing information and collecting money from students. WATERING THE STUDENTS - Volunteers are needed to provide water after parades and during contests and football games. WRAPPING PAPER SALES - Volunteers are needed to coordinate this sale in the Fall. WINTER PERFORMANCE COMPETITIONS- Many volunteers will be needed if we are included as a Winter Guard Competition sites. Help is needed as monitors for practice sites & housing, concessions, ushers, admissions, and much more.

INTERESTED IN HAVING A GOOD TIME?? MEETING NEW PEOPLE?? THEN VOLUNTEER!!

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CENTERVILLE BAND BOOSTERS VOLUNTEER FORM
The Centerville Band Boosters organization has historically been a group of people of varied abilities, talent, and available time. We need your input to be sure that we make volunteer opportunities that are best suited to all. Please take a moment to fill out this survey. Since circumstances can change for each of us, please don‟t consider this as binding or committing you to specific tasks. Check all areas that apply & return this form to: Sandy or Joe Feola or to the volunteer sign up table on Rookie Night, Kick-Off Night, or Dessert Night. If you have any questions or comments, call Sandy or Joe at 439-0163.

Parent/Guardian Name(s) Home Phone Fax Phone Email Address

Student Name(s) & Graduation year Middle school siblings in band (with projected graduation year) Parent Occupation(s)
LEVEL OF ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT for 2009- 2010 (check all best descriptions for your ability to help) Band is my life Weekends are best Flexible schedule (call me) Help on a regular basis with select activity (i.e. concessions, chaperone, spirit booth) Can volunteer daytime on weekdays A Night Owl (late night activities) Pitch in at special event(s) that require lots of manpower (Soaring Sounds, etc.) Can volunteer evenings on weekdays Help out from home EXECUTIVE BOARD

INTERESTED IN LEADERSHIP INVOLVEMENT? PLEASE CHECK ANY/ALL THAT APPLY: POSITION

DIRECTOR POSITION _____Committee CHAIRPERSON_____ Trainee for Committee CHAIRPERSON Assist or Co-Chair Committee If interested in being a Committee position please list the committee(s) that interests you WHAT ARE YOUR TALENTS, INTERESTS, or ABILITIES? MARK THE LEVEL YOU FEEL BEST DESCRIBES YOU. INTERESTED EXPERIENCED PROFICIENT ACCOUNTING ART DESIGN/LAYOUT AUDIO ELECTRONICS BAKING & FOOD PREPARATION CALLIGRAPHY, CRAFTS COMPUTERS: PROGRAMMING & WEB DESIGN COMPUTERS: DATA ENTRY, WORD PROCESS. ELECTRICAL WORK MECHANICAL & AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR MEDICAL TRAINING (LIST TYPE) METAL WORKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (WHAT KIND?) PHOTOGRAPHY (STILL PHOTOS) PRINTING PUBLICITY / PUBLIC RELATIONS RETAIL SALES/ADVERTISING/MARKETING SEWING (PINNING & CUTTING) TRUCK DRIVER (TRAINING AVAILABLE) WOODWORKING VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL

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Centerville Jazz Band
THE BASICS OF MARCHING BAND
Participation in Centerville High School‟s award-winning marching band – THE CENTERVILLE JAZZ BAND – is an opportunity to become involved in one of the school‟s largest and most active extra-curricular activities. It begins with summer practices in July and leads into Band Camp, then a full fall schedule of performances and practices. Every four years, after competing in the BOA Grand Nationals in the RCA Dome, the Jazz travels to Orlando to perform in the Citrus Bowl Parade and competition or take a similar big trip with performance opportunities. This trip usually occurs during the winter break. The next Big Trip is scheduled for the 2010 - 2011 performance year. Regular Member: This is a full position member for the competition show drill and performances. Members will be re-evaluated for regular and reserve positions at Band Camp as well as throughout the season. In-coming transfer students will audition prior to Band Camp for regular/reserve positions and this may adjust current positions. Reserve Member: Reserve members are marching band members that will perform in parades and football pre-game shows but will not have a full time position in the competition show. They will attend all performances, trips, rehearsals, and band camp. Members will be re-evaluated for regular and reserve positions at Band Camp as well as throughout the season.

PHILOSOPHY
The Centerville Jazz Band has a unique philosophy for rehearsal and performance. It is simply stated:

BE YOUR BEST

Success, as we measure it, is striving to be the best we possibly can be, every day, every practice, and every performance. The only band we want to beat is our own performance of yesterday. In marching band competitions, judges are simply people that put down numbers and rank-order the bands. They are trained in either music or marching techniques but still have their personal preferences and opinions. No two people totally agree about marching bands, and judges certainly are no exception to this. For example, some people prefer precision or “cleanliness” above general effect and excitement, and vice-versa. Trophies and awards, when they happen, are “frosting on the cake” and enjoyable, but they are not our goal. Performers have almost total control over their own preparation and performance. However, performers have no control over such things as who else is competing, how well prepared they are, the preferences of a particular judge, the acoustics of the arena or the weather. Being your best is measurement for success that can be achieved by everyone.

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BAND CAMP IS REQUIRED FOR ALL MARCHING MEMBERS
This is the time the whole band works intensively on the competition show. It's the most important activity in establishing a successful marching band in attitude & performance (see additional information listed under Band Camp at Miami U.) July 20 Band Camp at CHS July 21-24 Band Camp at Miami University July 27-July 31 Band Camp at CHS

OTHER SUMMER PRACTICES/IMPORTANT DATES
June 22-24 June 25-27 June 29-July 3 July 3 July 3 July 4 July 7 July 29 August 10-14 August 9 August 17-21 August 25, 26 August 29

Attendance is expected at other summer practices when you are in town. Percussion Mini Camp (9:00 – 9:00PM) Color Guard Mini Camp (9:00 – 9:00PM) Woodwind and Brass Mini Camp (9-12, 1:30-5PM) Parade Practice (everyone attends) 3-5 PM Kick-Off Night 6-8 PM (all parents attend) Centerville Americana Parade (All CJB) 8 AM Calendar Blitz - All members Soaring Sounds 30 All CJB Rehearsal @ CHS (1:00 – 9:00PM) Washington Township Fire Department Ice Cream Social All CJB Rehearsal @ CHS (1:00 – 9:00PM) Regular Rehearsal Schedule (see below) First Football Game

FALL SCHOOL SCHEDULE
MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS No Rehearsal 3:15 - 5:30 PM 6:00 - 8:30 PM 6:00 - 8:30 PM 6:00 - 8:30 PM 3:15 – Woodwinds & Brass Color Guard & Rhythm Sections Full Band rehearsal Full Band rehearsal Full Band rehearsal followed by Football games Marching Band competitions & rehearsals

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Centerville Jazz Band

EXPECTATIONS
The Centerville Jazz Band rules and expectations are based on three concepts:

SHOW RESPECT BE PREPARED BE ON TIME
If these expectations are followed regularly, the band experience will be rewarding, enjoyable, and successful. All Centerville High School rules and regulations are in effect at all band rehearsals, performances, and trips. Please refer to the CHS Student Handbook. SHOW RESPECT: Respect yourself. equipment, and uniforms. Respect others. Respect the band facilities,

Good behavior, self-discipline, and positive attitude are expected of all Centerville Band members. Uniform, instrument, flag, music, pencil, notebook, and other equipment must be cared for, put away properly and brought to rehearsals and performances as requested. Uniforms are provided to make the band look “uniform.” They must be worn properly, and band members must conform to hair and jewelry requests. BE PREPARED: Band members are responsible for doing their best, working on their individual skills, and practicing. All equipment must be brought to rehearsals as requested. BE ON TIME: Students should arrive at the building 15 minutes before rehearsal is scheduled to begin in order to get equipment, get to the right location, and be ready to start on time. See Attendance Policy.

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Centerville Jazz Band

ATTENDANCE POLICY
EXPECTATIONS: You have made a commitment to be in the marching band for the fall season. Everyone is counting on you. In order to have successful marching band rehearsals and performances, it is essential that we have full attendance. The absence of one person not only affects that person, but also the entire group. The critical factors of uniformity, balance, precision, spacing and alignment cannot be improved or maintained with absences. Students must bring an excuse note from parents for any absences. UNEXCUSED ABSENCE: Unexcused absence from a performance is unacceptable and results in automatic dismissal from the marching band. Unexcused absence from a rehearsal will result in removal from the next performance on the first offense. A second unexcused absence from rehearsal will result in automatic dismissal from the marching band. Absences, tardiness or leaving early because of work or homework are not excused. LEGITIMATE EXCUSES:

accident/emergency, family vacation, serious illness/death in the family, and doctor‟s appointments. If possible, contact the band office (439-3511) to leave a message prior

Legitimate excuses for rehearsal absences are illness,

to an absence from a rehearsal or performance. A request to be excused from a future event must be turned in at least two weeks prior to the date and will be considered by the director, pending the legitimacy of the case presented. OTHER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND CLUB MEETINGS: You may attend other school activities twice a month, but you must report to band rehearsal by 3:30 PM. Bring a note signed by the activity sponsor. ASK: If you are not sure or have a request, problem, or question, ask one of the directors before the event occurs.

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Centerville Jazz Band Fees
Marching Band fees for 2009 are: Musicians Color Guard Every student (musicians and color guard) is required to sell 15 Band Calendars “Pay to Participate” co-curricular activities fee to be billed through Centerville City Schools $700.00/student $775.00/student $75/student

Color Guard fees include certain additional personal uniform items (unitard, shoes, etc.),

$60/student

Musicians must wear a specific kind of black marching athletic shoe. The cost is approximately $30 in 2009, and should be paid for by check to the Uniforms Coordinator. Make checks payable to Centerville Band Boosters. “Calendar sales” is the only mandatory fund-raising project in which all Marching Band members must participate. It is recommended, however, that students participate in other fund-raising projects. These are the easiest way for students to generate ALL of their required band fees. For more details on Fees see the Treasurer‟s “Overview” In this Handbook. There can be no refunds on band fees or sales credit.

2009 Jazz Band Directors
Director Assistant Director Percussion Director Color Guard Director Brandon Barrometti Josh Baker Tim Fairbanks Jodi Fairbanks

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2009 BAND CAMP INFORMATION
BAND CAMP IS REQUIRED FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS JULY 20th –July 31st, 2009. A PHYSICAL EXAM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO PERFORM IN THE BAND. THE FORM MAY BE FOUND AT THE BAND WEBSITE, AND MUST BE COMPLETED AND GIVEN TO LORI MOSCONI, BAND NURSE, NO LATER THAN KICK-OFF NIGHT, JULY 3RD. This is the first time the whole band works intensively on the 2009 competition show. It is the key element in establishing the positive attitude and team spirit that is the hallmark of the JAZZ. Incoming freshmen and rookies be prepared to work, march, perform and ...have a great time; YOU‟RE GONNA LOVE THE JAZZ!!!

MIAMI UNIVERSITY BAND CAMP INFORMATION
DATES: RESIDENCE: Tuesday, July 21st through Friday, July 24th Miami University, Morris Hall and

NOT PROVIDED: Sheets, pillowcases, pillows, one blanket, towels, washcloths should be brought by each band member ROOM KEY:

$50.00 deposit, A CHECK FOR THET DEPOSIT MADE OUT TO “CHS BAND BOOSTERS” IS REQUIRED ON JULY 20th, OR AT DESSERT NIGHT. The check will be returned (or destroyed – tell your student your preference) after your key is returned. You will be given a Miami University lanyard to hold the key. If the key is lost, your deposit is kept, and an additional $25.00 will be charged by Miami. This is strict University policy. ONLY “Keene-Tac” white color, or E-Z CLIPS on the dorm ABSOLUTLEY NO TAPE! Since the band is fined for use of students who use tape will be billed for that fine. In addition, who use tape will make his or her room ineligible for the decoration contest. Room decorating is, however, optional. walls. tape, those room

ROOM WALLS:

SPENDING $: BRING:

Bring extra money for pizzas and pop etc., but not much. Pizza can be pre-purchased on July 20th, or on dessert night. One labeled suitcase, suntan lotion, mosquito spray, band tour shirt and black shorts, one cool weather marching outfit (It‟s cool in the morning), hot weather practice clothes, marching tennis shoes (not new), toilet articles, deodorant, swimsuit (optional), snacks that need no refrigeration, alarm clock, WATER JUGS*, coins for vending machines, and an extra blanket if you have room (the air conditioning can run very cold in the dorm).

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DON‟T BRING:

Fans, expensive stereo equipment, skateboards or anything of great value. Students are strongly discouraged from using cell phones at camp. Cell phones are easily lost. Students have also been known to stay up after “lights out” and text when they should be sleeping. Please talk to your band members about how much rest they need to be ready for each day.

COMMUNICATION: If there is important information that needs to be communicated from a parent to a student, the parent should contact the head chaperone, Nancy Nichols at (937)422-6187. If bad news is being delivered to a student, the chaperones want to make sure and help that the student if needed. If a student contacts a parent because they are having a problem, again, please contact Nancy Nichols so that the chaperones can help that student. TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to Miami U. is provided on school buses. Students ARE NOT permitted to drive there. Transportation from band camp is the parents‟ responsibility after the parents‟ show, approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, July 24th. Since time may vary, please come early. We cannot guarantee a time. PARKING: Park anywhere near the dorm. Illegal parking will be ticketed (yellow curbs, grass, etc.). Bring lawn chair or blanket for visitor seating. Parking passes will be given out at Kick-Off Night, Dessert Night, or the first day of practice Take I-75 south to route 63 (Monroe Exit). Turn west (right) on 63 to Route 4 north. Go north (right) on Route 4 to Route 73 west (Trenton). Turn left toward Trenton at the end of the ramp. Take 73 West to Miami U. When entering the University, turn left on Patterson, then 1st right on Spring St., then 1st left on Maple Ave. Morris Hall and the Field are on the left halfway down the street. On the trip home, go through Trenton on Route 73 until you reach the traffic light where McDonald‟s, CVS Pharmacy, & 2 gas stations are located. Get in the left lane. Turn left onto Route 4 South after the light. Be cautious if using this ramp as the exit and entrance ramps run side by side and this is a very tight curve. Be aware that the ramps connecting Routes 63, 4 & 73 are fairly tight and reduced speed is vital when using the entrance and exit ramps . We strongly encourage this route and we strongly discourage anyone from staying late on Thursday Senior night. Families, if your plans absolutely require you to be around campus Thursday night, we respectfully REQUEST that you stay in an Oxford hotel, and not drive back to Centerville in the dark.

DIRECTIONS:

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BAND MEMBERS NEED WATER!!!
*STUDENTS MUST TAKE AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER AT ALL PRACTICES. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP WELL HYDRATED DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR. ALSO, DON‟T FORGET SUNSCREEN (ESPECIALLY IF YOUR STUDENT IS ON ANY MEDICATION), LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS, AND HATS. STUDENTS OFTEN DON‟T THINK IT‟S IMPORTANT AND PARENTS NEED TO KEEP REMINDING THEM. IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A SWEATSHIRT ALONG IF IT TURNS COOL.

BRING A GALLON SIZE WATER JUG!

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2009-2010 Performance Highlights
Marching Band
July 20-31 Wednesday, Jul 29 Saturday, Sep 5 Monday, Sep 7 Saturday, Sep 12 Saturday, Sep 26 Saturday, Oct 4 Saturday, Oct 10 Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17 Summer Band Camp (July 21-24 at Miami University) Soaring Sounds Practice & Northmont Premier Holiday at Home Parade - Kettering - morning Kings Contest Bellbrook Contest BOA Centerville Regional, Centerville, OH Homecoming – No practice or Competition BOA St Louis Super Regional, Edward Jones Dome, St Louis, MO Mason Contest Pops Concert, “Sounds of the Stadium”, Performing Arts Center Centerville Invitational BOA Indianapolis Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium, Ind., IN BOA Grand Nationals, Lucas Oil Stadium, Ind., IN

Saturday, Oct 24 Wednesday, Oct 28 Saturday, Oct 31 Saturday, Nov 7 November 12-15

Jazz Ensembles
Tuesday, Feb. 23 Tuesday, Feb. 25 Friday, May 28

Jazz Ensemble Concert Jazz Ensemble Concert (Fine Arts Week) Jazz on the Lawn

Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony
Tuesday, Oct. 20 Wednesday, Dec 3 Wednesday, Dec 16 Saturday, Jan 16 Saturday, Jan 23 Wednesday, March 3 Friday and Saturday, Mar 5-6 Thursday, May 13 Thursday, May 27

Solo & Ensemble Recital (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Sym.) Band Concert (Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Concert Orchestra) Holiday Festival, Performing Arts Center, CHS (Wind Symphony) OMEA Distric 12 Honor Band (optional) OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest (optional) Centerville Band Festival & Concert, Performing Arts Center, CHS OMEA Large Group Contest (Concert, Symphonic, Wind Symphony) Band Awards Night Band Concert (Fine Arts Week – Concert, Symphonic, Wind Symphony)

Other Events

Saturday, March TBA Saturday, March TBA Thu – Sat, April 8-10 Thu – Sat, April 15-17

MEPA Contest All Day at CHS MEPA Percussion Championships at CHS WGI Color Guard World Championships – UD Arena WGI Percussion World Championships – UD Arena

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JAZZ Dictionary
A
Americana Parade Awards Night The Centerville-Washington Township Fourth of July Parade - Only Summer performance ALL MEMBERS PERFORM. All participants in sponsored Band programs are recognized and honored. (Held in May)

B
BOA Band Bulletin Board Band Fees Band Sticker Big Trip Board Meetings Buttons Bands of America is the organization which sanctions and conducts Regional and National High School Marching Band competitions. Located just outside the Band room. A "Must See" for all students, parents, and Boosters. Fees assessed to each Band participant to help defray the various operation expenses. Defined and specified for each group. The oval black and gold or yellow CHS Band sticker, invariably seen in the rear window of band member and Booster vehicles. A once-every-four-year trip by the JAZZ and JAZZ "groupies" to sunny climes for P, R, & R (performing, rest, and relaxation). Monthly meetings of the Centerville Band Boosters, Inc. Executive Board. Open to all Boosters. Time and place announced on website. Picture buttons of performing members and "name" buttons bearing Booster's names and JAZZ "section". Helps to put a name with a face or match a parent to a student.

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C
Cabinets Large metal traveling wheeled closets containing uniforms and maintenance items needed to dress the Jazz for performances. This is where uniforms are kept. They never go home. Someone who helps members into and out of their uniforms. They are responsible for the uniforms during performance season. Annual community Calendar/July fundraiser. Boosters do total production from ad sales through layout, printing and sale. A single, all-out sales event targeting the entire community with calendar sales. Participation of all members is REQUIRED. E-mail communication used to pass along important announcements. Name of a local band competition held at Centerville High School Stadium. Formerly known as the Mid-States Band Association contest. Also a means of fundraising. Verification by squad/section leaders that a member has mastered elements of the performance (music, drill, etc.). Seemingly mandatory survival gear for all Boosters. Used to pay for personal/lost uniform items, tickets, T-shirts, food, spirit booth items, etc. Don't leave home without it. Pre-performance social affair at CHS, family catered. members serve ice cream. Senior Jazz

Cabinet Parent Calendar Calendar Blitz CBB Jazz News Centerville Invitational

Check-Offs Checkbook

Chili Supper Color Guard

Non-instrumental members of the JAZZ, often known simply as the "Guard". Dances and performs with rifles, sabers, flags, and much, much more. Initial training sessions for members held prior to Band Camp. Open to 9th- and 10th -grade students demonstrating a reasonable level of instrumental proficiency. Performs concerts and other functions, studies variety of music/skills/theory for course credit.

Mini-camps Concert Band

D
DCI Dr. Beat Drum Corps International, a sanctioning and governing organization for private marching corps. Events run through summer. Electronic metronome device, used for marching practice. normally used as an instrument of torture.)
(NOT

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Dressers Drill Books

Help performers into and out-of uniforms/costumes. See also Cabinet Moms. Booklet showing movements and positions for field drill. Mark field position to which each member moves during a performance. Each member needs to supply a notebook for drill pages. Daredevil stunt parents who perform "tractor/trailer" tricks with the Band Equipment trailer to the awe and edification of all who see. These drivers are CDL licensed and certified to drive heavy vehicles to where ever the JAZZ may go.

Drivers

E
Early Email Ensemble Event Coordinator Showing up MORE THAN 15 minutes before the scheduled time of a Band practice or event. How to get the most up to the minute Information regarding anything regarding band or booster activities. (centervillebands.org) Various performing "sub-groups" of the Centerville Bands. Consist of selected instruments playing specially arranged music. Parent/Booster in over-all charge of running a particular Band event.

F
Flats 1) Props used during performance consisting of decorated fabric stretched over a variety of portable frames 2) Full container of flowers in the Spring Flower Fundraiser.

G
Gauntlet General Meeting Going To The Truck Part of marching band uniform, worn at the wrist. Meeting intended for all Band Boosters: Held quarterly. Elections are held at the December meeting. Opportunity to congratulate the Band members after a performance at a competition and to get up to the minute information on what's next. Meet where ever the truck is parked.

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H
Holiday-At-Home Hootch Labor Day parade and festivities in Kettering. performances of the new band season. One of the first

Brick house in middle of south parking lots. Holds miscellaneous outsized Band equipment. The place where staff climbs up to get a better look at the drill. Refer to The Tower.

I
Ice Cream Social Centerville-Washington Township Fire Department fund raiser. Band members and Boosters provide service assistance. Our community service project.

J
Jazz clothing Normally, slippery tights, Umbro shorts, and black T-shirt. Designed to aid the rapid on/off of uniforms. Can also serve as billboard space for special Band talents and Tour information. Ensembles that practice after school, once competition season is over. Groups decided by audition. Musical focus includes Jazz, Funk, and Blues. Outdoor jazz concert at CHS during Fine Arts Week in May (NOT where to find your Band member after a show).

Jazz I, II, III

Jazz on the Lawn

L
Late Defined as arriving AT the scheduled time of an event or practice.

M
Mickey and Minnie MTX Special Jazz Band member/mascots that travel to big competitions for good luck complete with their musical and guard uniforms. Black marching shoes purchased through FJM, Inc. 439-1121

N
Nationals Northmont Premier The BOA Grand National Competition, held in Indianapolis at the Lucas Oil Stadium, usually in mid- November. Local field performance of bands at Northmont High School stadium (Englewood, Ohio), in early September. Not an adjudicated event (no judges). One of the first public field performances of the competition show of the new season.

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OMEA On-Time One Call Now Ohio Music Educators Association Defined as being present 15 minutes BEFORE the start of a scheduled event or practice. Automated phone message system.

P
Parka Parka Bag All weather uniform-coat issued to marching members to protect them from the elements; rain insurance. An accessory item to the Jazz wardrobe that contains parka for each member in case of inclement weather conditions. It is also a place to stow gloves, band shoes, and miscellaneous gear at a competition or game. Mandatory participation fee dictated by school board for all extracurricular activities and clubs at CHS. Mail in or pay at the athletic office. Group of Band students that plays at CHS basketball games; better known as BBPB and starts after competition season. The loosely organized, "crack" squad of "jacks of all trades." Adept at all forms of mechanical construction, wood fabrication, electrical power feats of wonder, and audio magic. They see to it that the logistics are in place before the Jazz goes on. November/December fund raiser sale of Christmas poinsettia flowers. The indoor performance by the Centerville Jazz Band and school concert bands in October.

Pay-To-Participate

Pep Band Pit Crew

Poinsettia Sale Pops Concert

R
Recognition Assembly Regionals All-school Awards Assembly at end of school year. BOA competitions during the fall tour that are identified by city in which held.

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Reserve Member

Marching band member performs in parades and football pre-game shows but will not have a full time position in the competition show. Attends all performances, trips, rehearsals, and band camp. Slightly reduced rehearsal schedule when school begins. Experienced Rookie parents with a younger student joining band as a first year member (see rookie) but who have been around the block with older siblings in band before. Veteran family assigned to shepherd new Band members and their families through their first band year. Meeting for incoming Rookies (freshman and transfers) and their parents to meet, indoctrinate, and communicate with Rookie Buddies. First-year members in the CHS bands. They may be freshman, transfer, or any first-year band member upperclassman. Complete performance of marching show usually near the end of practice. The main reason parents arrive early to pick up kids and catch the show.

Retreads

Rookie Buddy Rookie Night Rookies Run-Through

S
Sails Send-Offs Same as Flats (see above). Also what Pit Crew members try to prevent Flats from becoming in high winds. Spectacular decorations, goodies, etc. found in band hallway usually put together by dedicated parents before Regional and National competitions. Known to spark enthusiasm and add spirit to the excitement of major competitions. A special dinner for seniors at Band Camp. 1) Exact location in a marching formation 2) During practice, "set" means "ready". Stage show prior to Grand Nationals in conjunction with send-off put on by parents rounding out band season with a twist. A DCI sanctioned summer performance held at CHS stadium. The only fully Parent/Booster run Fund raiser. Sales booth of Jazz paraphernalia open at competitions, football games, and major Booster gatherings. "Annuals" sold during the Spring Flower fund raiser. Upperclassmen leaders of individual Jazz sections; responsible for smaller instrumental groupings or other squads.

Senior Dinner Set Skit Night Soaring Sounds Spirit Booth Spring Flowers Squad Leaders

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Symphonic Band

Open to 9th- through 12th-grade students demonstrating a higher level of instrumental proficiency. Performs at concerts and other functions. Studies a variety of music/skills/theory for credit

U
Uniform Fitting Day Designated day for band members to be fitted for uniforms. Hats, pants, coat, parkas, etc. are fitted, numbered and stored in uniform cabinets/hat boxes. Numbers are assigned, parka bags distributed, and individual pictures taken. The Jazz performance, competition, and football game attire.

Uniforms

V
Veteran Any member who has survived a season from Band Camp to Awards Night.

W
WGI Waterings Website Wednesday Sheet Winter Guard International, sanctioning body of Winter Guard events and competitions. Specially trained and motivated Parent/Boosters provide liquid sustenance at performances and competitions. www.centervilleband.org Latest information concerning Jazz events for the weekend; Often contains critical information. Always contains place and time information. !!! NOT for Student Eyes ONLY!!! Weekly practice sessions that afford the Boosters the chance to gather and see run-throughs of the show. Much Ticket, Spirit Booth, and Booster business is transacted here with money and products often seen changing hands in the parking lot under low light conditions. THE place to get the latest and greatest Jazz information. !!!NOT for "insiders" ONLY!!! Premier performing band for 10th- through 12th-grade students who achieve the highest proficiency on their instrument. Taken at CHS for credit, performs concerts throughout the school year. Students selected by Director. Indoor performance and competition group, active during winter months after marching season. (See WGI above).

Wed/Thurs Nights

Wind Symphony

Winter Guard

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Winter Percussion

Indoor performance and competition group of percussion and electronic instrumentalists, active in the winter months after marching band season. Fund raiser conducted in August-September selling high quality gift wrapping papers and supplies. Is for the most X-citing band in the country Y??? Because we love the Jazz!!! The first letter in Z-Z-A-J, which is what the boosters spell before each performance (when viewed from the back row).

Wrapping Paper

X Y Z

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HANDBOOK STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING
We the undersigned have read and understand the entire Centerville High School Band and Centerville Band Boosters 2009-2010 Handbook.

Student Band Member: __________________ Date: ____________
(sign name)

__________________
(print name)

Parent or Guardian: ___________________
(sign name)

Date: ____________

___________________
(print name) Please print this page and bring to Mr. Barrometti in the band room office by July 3, 2009.

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