Chapin High School Information Packet 2009-2010 Dear FUTURE “Chapin Mighty Husky” Band Member Let us first CONGRATULATE you on your success in your middle school band!! You have been an important part of that band program and we are EXCITED about having YOU as a new member in the “Chapin Mighty Husky” Band. This packet will hopefully answer questions and provide information to you and your parents about the CHS band program. Included in this packet are the following: eIntroductory Letter from the Director eList of CHS activities eCHS Honors eDates for Summer Band e Frequently Asked Questions Being in the band at Chapin provides you with so many unique and positive opportunities and it’s a lot of fun! Take a few moments to check out all of the things listed on the next page that YOU will get to do in the Chapin Band. It all starts with our MARCHING BAND KICK-OFF from 4:00-5:00 on Thursday May 28, 2009 in the Chapin band room where we introduce you to next year’s marching band show. Then we’ll see you again on July 20, 2009 and continue through Friday August 21. We will take you step by step through the marching basics and help you become familiar with marching band. All of this will be with the current members of the band. Just think, by the first day of classes, you will already know more than 120 people at Chapin High School! The Chapin Band’s success is due to students like YOU!! Every year the incoming freshmen have made the CHS band bigger and stronger. And this upcoming year will be one of our BEST YEARS YET! If you or your parents have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the Chapin Band room at 832-6738. We look forward to having YOU in the “CHAPIN MIGHTY HUSKY” BAND!! Sincerely, Arturo Uribe Roman Lechuga Director Director Look what you get to do in the Chapin Band!!! Summer Marching Band Football Game Performances Pep Rally Performances E.P.I.S.D. Marching Festival UIL Marching Contest NMSU Tournament of Bands Thanksgiving Day Parade U.T.E.P. Day of Percussion All Region Jazz Audition/Concert All Region Band Audition/Concert Area Band Audition All State Band Audition/Concert Holiday Concert E.P.I.S.D. Solo and Ensemble Festival Jazz Band Jazz Band Pre-Contest Concert E.P.I.S.D. Jazz Festival Hanks Jazz Festival Various Winter Guard Competitions Annual NorthEaster Parade Concert Bands Pre-Contest Concert U.T.E.P. Concert Band Festival E.P.I.S.D. Concert and Sight Reading Festival UIL Concert Band Contest Annual Band Trip out of town Band Banquet Graduation Performance Important CHS Band Dates *Summer Band Camp* Monday, July 20, 2009 to Friday, August 21, 2009 The time for this camp is from 8:00am to 4:00pm. On the first day meet in the CHS BAND ROOM. Please wear comfortable clothes (i.e. shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes; NO FLIP-FLOPS OR SANDALS). Also, since it will be warm and sunny outside we encourage you to wear a HAT, SUNGLASSES, and most importantly, SUNSCREEN. Also bring a case of bottled water. You will need your instrument at these rehearsals. Remember, LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN! You may stay in the band room if you plan to bring your own lunch or you may want to join the many students who go out to eat but please make sure you have your parent’s permission to do so! *2009 SUMMER BAND SCHEDULE* (Dates are tentative and subject to change) June 20-July 17 Flags and Percussion 8:00-4:00 July 20-30 Full Band-Marching 8:00-11:30 Full Band-Playing 1:00-4:00 July 31 Corp Camp 6PM-6PM August 3-7 Full Band-Marching 8:00-11:30 Full Band-Playing 1:00-4:00 August 7 Band Movie!!! Time TBA August 10-13 Full Band-Marching 8:00-11:30 Full Band-Playing 1:00-4:00 August 14 Corp Camp 6PM-6PM Aug 17&18 Full Band 4:00-7:00 Aug 20 & 21 Full Band-Marching 8:00-11:30 Full Band-Playing 1:00-4:00 August 21 Swim Party @ Park Foothills!!! Time TBA August 24 1st Day of School **Please contact us at any time with questions, or concerns about the schedule at 832-6738. Some Frequently Asked Questions About the Chapin Band… If I am in band, can I also do Is there a Jazz Band at CHS? SPORTS? YES! There is a Jazz Band at YES! The band directors and the Chapin. You must be involved in coaches work well together to allow marching band (Fall) and concert band students the opportunity to participate in (Spring) to participate in the Jazz Band. both activities. You do not have to choose one or the other. The greater Does the CHS band take a trip in the demand of time for drumline and flags spring? may make it necessary to choose one over the other. YES! The band takes an annual trip. Last year, the band traveled to If I am in band, can I also belong to Anaheim!! This year’s band trip is yet other student clubs? to be determined. We fund-raise throughout the year to help students YES! In fact, most of the CHS offset the cost of the trip. We encourage band students belong to a second, and everyone to go on the band trip. sometimes third student club! We encourage involvement! Can I take band all four years? Do I have to audition for the CHS YES! You will need 26 credits marching band? to graduate, but Band CAN COUNT as FINE ARTS, P.E., and an ELECTIVE!! NO! Everyone is welcome to The counselors will help you plan out participate in marching band your four years of classes to include REGARDLESS OF YOUR PLAYING band. ABILITY! You will be placed in the band class for your instrument and there Will being in band have a is no specific chair order. Part NEGATIVE effect on my other assignments (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be grades? determined during summer band practice. NO. Passing your classes is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE in the CHS After marching season, what band. At the beginning of the year, we happens? plan to set up PEER TUTORING to help you with ANY subject. It has been You will audition for Mr. Uribe proven that staying in band helps and Mr. Lechuga then be placed into one MAINTAIN outstanding grades! of TWO CONCERT BANDS. Each of these two groups goes to contest in the spring! NEEDFUL THINGS! The following is a list of things you will need to purchase for the upcoming marching season. They are listed in order of priority. You do not have to buy all of these items at once but, THE DEADLINE FOR HAVING ALL OF THESE ITEMS IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 21. For more clarification, please call Mr. Uribe at 832-6738. IMMEDIATELY! MARCHING SHOES – As soon as possible, you need to visit Capshaw-Olivas Music Center and order your shoes. These are not kept in stock and you must allow a few weeks for your order to come in. You must have your shoes by Friday August 21. Order Showstopper Patent Leather (shiny) Marching Shoes. **you may want to go ahead and get your gloves and maintenance items while you’re at the music store** PHYSICAL All students are required by district policy to undergo a physical by a licensed physician prior to the first day of school. I would prefer students complete this before attending Summer Band July 20. If you do not have a family doctor or a clinic to visit for this physical, the Trainer at Chapin has arranged physicals to be given at the Texas Tech Clinic at 9849 Kenworthy on June 6 from 8am to 12pm for Chapin students. The cost is $20. BAND FEE All students are required to pay a $150 band fee to help pay for the costs of marching staff, corp camps, entry fees, food provided at certain contests and special rehearsals or functions, equipment trucks, props, and many other things used throughout the marching season and school year. This fee is due by August 31. The band and band boosters provide many fund-raising opportunities throughout the summer so that students pay their band fee without imposing upon their parents. The best fund-raiser to participate in is the concessions at the El Paso Diablos which begin in mid May and run all summer long. Many students pay their entire band fee annually through this fund-raiser. For more information about working call Patty Rees at 850-3088. UNIFORM CLEANING FEE – The uniform cleaning fee must be paid by each band member before they are issued a uniform. This is a one time per year fee of $20 and is paid to the Chapin Band Boosters. We will begin issuing uniforms on August 17 by grade level; seniors first followed by juniors, sophomores, and finally freshmen. FROM THE MUSIC STORE BLACK GLOVES & SUPPLIES LISTED BELOW FOR YOUR INSTRUMENT FLUTES – polishing cloth,tuning rod CLARINETS – cleaning cloth, mouthpiece brush, 4 good reeds at all times!, reed guards SAXES – polishing cloth, mouthpiece brush, 4 good reeds at all times!, reed guards TRUMPETS – polishing cloth, valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, snake FRENCH HORN - polishing cloth, rotor oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, snake TROMBONES- polishing cloth, slide oil, tuning slide grease, mouthpiece brush, snake BARITONES - polishing cloth, valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, snake TUBAS - polishing cloth, valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush FROM A DEPARTMENT STORE BLACK SOCKS – You may need 2 or 3 pair before the season is over.