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It’s been a great week of Spring Camp. We hope everyone who came to sample a taste of Marching Band has gone away feeling excited and ready to join the Hooch Marching Band Family. This could possibly be the biggest Marching Band Chattahoochee HS has ever had! Mr. Garofalo is ready to start writing drill for this year’s show and he needs an accurate count to do that so make your commitment now.
Next up will be Summer Camp the weeks of July 18th and 25th. There is more information on our Upcoming Events Page and if you have any questions you may use the contact form on that page. This camp is only for students who are committed to Marching Band.
More pictures of Spring Camp on the Photos Page.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to order your Concert Band and/or Marching Band DVD
May 16-20 from 4-6 in the CHS Band room. If you are interested in the Marching Band Program please come to Spring Camp next week. You will meet the current Marching Band students and get to try out the Marching Band experience. No formal commitment required. Come prepared in comfortable clothing like athletic wear and tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. If you have a question don’t hesitate to Contact Us
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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.
Last night was our Annual Band Meeting.
Our students welcomed the incoming band students, we expressed our sincere appreciation for all the hard work of our outgoing Band Booster Board and introduced the new members of our Band Booster Board.
Our Principal, Mr. Corrigan, addressed the parents to talk about his own experience in High School band (he played Sax!) and to convey the value that a quality music program is for a well-rounded education.
Mr. Garofalo and Marcus Onezime announced the theme for the 2016 Marching Band program.
…to the Moon and Back.
A love story of two people who become separated from each other trying to be reunited.
Mr. Garofalo shared a few samples of the music that will be performed.
Important dates to remember!
Marching band Spring camp will be the week of May 16. This is a chance for all students considering marching band to try it out.
Marching band Summer camp, which is required for all Marching band students, will be the weeks of July 18th and July 25th.
Please be sure to have all forms completed including your physical form before the start of summer camp.
We are looking forward to another great year of music.