The Chattahoochee Band Program has had a busy start to 2017. Indoor Drumline and Winterguard have been rehearsing long hours and are well into their competition seasons. Band Classes will be preparing their music selections for LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluations) at the end of February. We are also already starting to plan for next years Marching Season. Keep an eye out for Newsletters which are packed with upcoming events and information and as always go to www.ChattahoocheeBand.com for up to the minute information on all things band.
Take Note Now:
Thursday Feb 9th is our Annual Band Information Meeting – Everyone should plan to attend this meeting.
- Rising 9th Grader information
- 2017-2018 Marching Season preliminary information – Spring Camp, Band Camp, Finances, etc.
- Fundraising for next year – How to start earning $$ now for next year’s Band Fees.
- Nominations for next year’s Executive Board
Saturday Feb 25th is the Southern Association of Performance Arts or SAPA Winter Indoor Guard Show – Look for emails asking for lots of volunteers to help us host this prestigious event at CHS. There are over 50 Winterguard groups from the Metro Atlanta Area competing and tickets are only $9. It’s going to be a great show!
What a night! The truck carrying the props and instruments broke down at Kroger. An email was sent out asking for help to unload it and reload into a Uhaul. Lots of band parents and siblings, concert parents and even Alumni parents showed up. The trucks arrived at the competition just in time to quickly unload, set-up and get on the field. After all of that, our marching band performed a great show and took home 2nd place for Percussion, Guard, and Band and 3rd for Drum Major. All of the people and support surrounding this band makes this the best band in the land. More photos from the day are on the Photos Page.
The Pickens County High School Band members were great hosts and let us come in out of the rain to eat our sandwiches when we arrived. The rain stopped and after a good rehearsal the band played stand tunes while the football team scored 2 touchdowns. Go Hooch! During the halftime show the band performed Moondance and Starry Starry Night and finished off with the Chattahoochee Fight Song. After a great run, the band gathered at the sideline to watch the Pickens High School Band perform their show. We have a nice group of musicians this year and we are looking forward to a fantastic Marching Season. More Pictures.
From someone who’s been there…
1. Bring water JUGS not bottles – 1 gallon is best
2. Wear cool, loose, and comfortable athletic clothing. Avoid dark colors
3. Wear your sunscreen. Getting a sunburn hinders your body’s ability to cool itself.
4. Carry a small back pack/cinch – What should you carry in your bag?
+ a small snack (granola bar, crackers, fruit, etc.)
+ money for off campus meals
+ sunscreen and bug spray – keep in a plastic bag in case of leaks
+ sunglasses and/or hat
+ anything you need that isn’t in your band locker (music, drill, mouthpiece, valve oil, etc.)
+ hair ties/headbands
+ keep your phone in a plastic bag in case it rains
+ pencil or pen
5. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DRILL ON YOUR PERSON when on the field.
• You should have a binder for music and a pencil. Keep all your music in plastic sleeves so it doesn’t get dirty or wet.
• Your drill should also be kept in a plastic sleeve and should be available to you at all times.
6. Show up at least 10 minutes before call time.
7. Eat a good breakfast with protein and carbs but don’t over eat. Drink LOTS of water every day. If you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated.
• try to avoid milk – Some have found it makes them nauseous when it’s hot out.
8. Remember that you will be out in the sun all day so if you wear a watch, wristband, shirts with sleeves, etc. you will get tan lines.
• You will be allowed to take your shirt off if you want (girls need to wear sports bras…try to avoid white or beige).
9. Go t0 Summer Marching Camp page on the website for a camp schedule.
10. Post your own advice in the comment section of our Facebook post.
See you at camp!