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Fundraising

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Hope your summer has gotten off to a good start.  Summer Band Camp and the Marching Band/Fall Guard Season are right around the corner and fees are due by July 15th.  We have extra spaces at Verizon this summer so there is a lot of opportunity to earn $$ before the fees are due.  You can get your friends and family to work with you and earn even faster.  

Here is some information on each of the fundraising opportunities we have.

Verizon

  • Sign up to work at the concession stand at the Verizon Amphitheater.  Once a month Verizon sends us a check for the money we all earned that month and it is divided up among the people who worked that month, based on how many hours they each worked.
  • 90% of your earnings are deposited into your student’s band account.  The amount usually comes out to about $50/shift.  (Not guaranteed, of course.)
  • This is the fastest way to earn money toward band fees. The sign ups are emailed through Charms Office, and posted on the Fundraising Page of the website.  Even if the slots are filled, still sign up because there is a waiting list in case someone has to cancel.  If you are not getting the Verizon sign up emails then you need to check your information in the Charms Office portal.

Scrip

  • Purchase gift cards and use them to make your everyday purchases.
  • Once you are signed up for Scrip and have verified your PrestoPay account you can order e-cards called ScripNow and use them to pay for things you already purchase.
  • You can print the ScripNow or use it from your phone.  There are too many stores to list, but some of the most popular ones are Starbucks 7%, iTunes 5%, Kohl’s 4%, Macy’s 10%, Lowe’s 4%, Home Depot 4%,  Amazon.com 3%, Chipotle 10%, Panera 9%, Chili’s 11%, Bath&Body Works 13%.
  • Each time you buy an e-card, a rebate is sent to the band of which 90% is put into your band account.  The rebate varies depending on the retailer but if you get in the habit of checking MyScripWallet before you pay your bill then the rebates add up.
  • This fundraising is a slow and steady way to add funds to your band account.  
  • Around the holiday’s we have an ordering schedule to order physical gift cards that you can use as holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, etc.

CHS Concession Stand

  • The CHS Concession stand is run by CHSMA – CHS Music Association.  Minimum age to work is 14.  Shifts are 2 hours, 5-7, 7-9, and 9-11.  Earnings in Fall Semester are paid at the beginning of Spring Semester and earnings in Spring Semester are paid at the end of the school year.  Earnings are transferred into your students Band, Orchestra, or Chorus account and can be used toward program fees.  Sign ups are on the Fundraising Page. Scroll down to CHS Concessions to see sign up links.

Annual Music Department Fundraiser

  • Each year the Music Department chooses a fundraiser for all the students taking music classes.  This year the CHS Music Department participated in the Yankee Candle fundraiser.  Again 90% of the money you earn selling candles is put into your band account.

Currently investigating other fundraisers

  • We are putting together a committee who can look into various options for fundraisers and choose one or two that may fit into our model of fundraising in fun way without having to go door to door and sell stuff.
  • We would love your input and participation.  If you are interested in being a part of this committee please contact our VP of Fundraising using the form below.

Spring Camp 2017

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Spring Camp for Fall Guard and Marching Band will be May 15-19 from 4-6pm.  Anyone interested in the Marching Band or Fall Color Guard can come try it out and see how fun it is to be a part of our award winning team. Band Promo Video.  There is no obligation, just a ton of fun.

Rising 9th graders will walk up from TRMS after school and will need to be picked up at 6pm at the CHS Bus Canopy.  Bring a snack, water bottle, and sunscreen.

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Band Meeting 4/17 @ 7pm

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The next Band Booster Meeting will be on Monday 4/17 @ 7pm in the CHS Band Room.  The Marching Band Show has changed since the last announcement and Mr. Garofalo will unveil that.

Agenda:

  • Slate of officers and voting – New Board takes over on May 1st.
  • Marching Band Proposed Budget & Fee schedule
  • Show Announcement
  • Fundraising – Start earning now toward your Marching Fees which are due July 15th.
  • Upcoming Dates/Announcements – Spring Camp, Awards Banquet, Marching Camp, etc.

2017 Onyx Division Champions

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Congratulations to our Chattahoochee Varsity Winterguard, the 2017 SAPA Scholastic AAA: Onyx Division Champions! A stunning Circuit Championship performance followed by a much deserved reward for their constant hard-work and dedication to the excellence of their show this season! After an incredible start to the season, and a class promotion at their “Home Show,” the guards 2017 Production, “Lost in the Lights” will sure to be one to remember for years to come! Special recognition to 2017 Senior Captains: Amelia Scales and Jayli Harris as well as Seniors: Michelle Perez and Honore Brewer for their dedication to the program and incredible conclusion to their high school winter guard careers! Again congratulations to all members and parents!

We look forward to the future of the program and what exciting things the 2017-2018 season will bring!

Tremendous thanks to Director: Marcus Onezime and the 2017 Staff: Brent Flynn, Chris Farley, Melody Lopez, and Corey Hawkins!

Highest Ratings for all CHS Bands at LGPE!

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Each year we band directors have a large task known as Large Group Performance Evaluation or LGPE, and it is quite an undertaking. This is the one time in the year that we have the opportunity to have a “graded” performance for our concert ensembles. The grading scale is from 1 to 5 and to pull off the highest score of “1” is a real challenge.  I’m proud to say that each ensemble in our school earned that superior rating!

Some schools elect to take only one ensemble, and some take two, and some take all. I feel at Chattahoochee every student deserves the opportunity for this experience so we take them all. This year I was blown away at the work ethic that was displayed by the students as we prepared for this event.

In the 11 years that I have conducted the Chattahoochee program, this was by far the toughest, musically. The students deserved the challenge and have grown to this level of performance. We have a lot to be proud of this year with all the programs and these superior performances are a representation of what these students can do. I promise you that this is an exception and not the norm for music education in our country. Superior ratings have been earned by many bands, but to play the level of music that our students did and execute it this well, should be greatly celebrated.

Thank you, students, for your diligent efforts and perseverance. The journey was tough at times, but you reached the top and you should be proud.

Best,

Nick Garofalo

 

Winterguard gets 1st place in a new class!

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Congratulations to the Chattahoochee Varsity Winterguard on their first place finish this weekend in their premier performance in Scholastic AAA. Following a first place finish and promotion to a new class just last weekend, we are thrilled that the show made another lasting effect on audiences and judges alike in a new and more competitive class! We wish them the best of luck as they continue to prepare for their final regular season shows on March 18th and 19th at Alpharetta HS!  They perform at 5:20pm so come cheer them on.  SAPA Schedule

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