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!
The Annual Band Banquet was on Saturday. It was an opportunity for the students to reflect on what they have accomplished this past year, to collect their letters and awards, and to have some fun.
After watching some memorable clips and the Senior Tributes from the Marching Band and Concert Band videos,
Mr. Garofalo, Ms. Baker, and Mr. Collins shared their pride in the advancements of all the Band students this year. Some notable music awards were:
John Phillip Sousa Award – Andrew Yi
Louis Armstrong Award – Michael Kralik
Directors Award – Alex Scales
Leadership Award – Elizabeth Howell
Marcus Onezime, the new Color Guard Director, gave special recognition to our Winter Guard for their accomplishments this year. After a mid-season Director change, a complete program re-design, and an intense rehearsal regimen the group was able to finish in the top 2 at every regular season show. Not to mention they were the first group in Chattahoochee history (25 years) to attend the SAPA Championships where they finished 2nd! Their excitement and commitment to excellence is going to make for a great Marching Season this Fall.
Some notable Guard Awards were: Melody Herrin and Shayla Perez received Leadership Awards and Amelia Scales and Eryn Young received Outstanding Member awards.
The Class of 2016 band students presented Mr. Garofalo with a pet nanny cam for his dog and a collage of pictures that will surely be hanging in the band hallway soon. Knowing Mr. Collins loves to cook, they presented him with a gift card for cooking lessons and/or supplies. Topped off by a group hug.
The Class of 2016 is filled with talented musicians and all around awesome people. We wish them the best of luck and much success as they journey onward.