Calendar

AG: A Guard
CB: Concert Band
FB: Football Band
JB (1/2): Jazz Band
MB: Marching Band
OG: Open Guard
OR: Orchestra (Strings Only)
PA: Winter Percussion ‘A’ 
PW: Winter Percussion World
SO: Symphony Orchestra
WS: Wind Symphony

Monday
Apr012019

Weekly Notes 4/1

Jazz I and II

As a thank you for all the time you have put in this festival season, you have tomorrow morning off. Rest and prepare for the concert festival later that day.

Thank You Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who came out to the SJVCGPR events this spring and helped. These events are a fundraiser for the program and could not happen without you.

Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra will rehearse Monday the 1st, Friday the 5th and Monday the 8th. They will take Friday the 12th off.

Easter See’s Candy Fundraiser

The candy will be delivered on Monday, April 8th.

California Music Education Association Band Festival

On Tuesday, April 2nd, all three bands will be performing at the CMEA Band Festival at Washington Union High School. The Concert Band performs at 11:15am, Symphonic Winds performs at 1:15pm, and Wind Symphony performs at 2:45pm. All three bands will depart CW at 9:30am and need to bring a sack lunch. They will return to CW around 4:30pm

CUSD Band Festival

On Thursday, April 4th, all three bands will be performing at the CUSD Band Festival at Clovis North High School. The Concert Band performs at 12:30pm, Symphonic Winds performs at 2:30pm and Wind Symphony performs at 5:40pm. Concert Band and Symphonic Winds will depart school at 10:30am, by bus, and they need to bring a lunch. They will be dismissed from the concert hall at 3:30pm (no transportation provided). Wind Symphony reports to Clovis North at 4:45pm and will be dismissed at 8:20pm (no transportation provided).

Cookie Dough Pick-Up

The pick-up date for cookie dough is this Friday, April 5th. Please make plans to pick up your dough, because it cannot be stored. Times will be announced next week but plan to pick up before 4pm.

Charms Calendar

As always, make sure that you check the Charms calendar for up to date information and itineraries for all our upcoming events. You can find the calendar in your Charms account or on our website http://cloviswest.cwaim.org/

Wednesday
Mar272019

Weekly Notes 3/25

Symphony Orchestra 

The Symphony Orchestra will rehearse winds only on both Monday the 25th and Friday the 29th. We return to everyone at rehearsal on Monday, April 1st.

 

Hanford Jazz Festival 

Both Jazz I and II will perform at the Hanford Jazz Festival on Thursday, March 28th at Hanford High School. Jazz II performs at 1:50pm and Jazz I performs at 3:40pm. Both Bands will depart from Clovis West at 9:45am and return at 6:00pm by bus. Students need to bring money for lunch and ice cream.

 

Easter See’s Candy Fundraiser

We are currently on our last See’s Candy Fundraiser for the year. Orders are due this Thursday, March 28th.  The candy will be delivered before Spring Break on Monday, April 8th

 

California Music Education Association Orchestra Festival

The String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the CMEA Orchestra Festival on Friday, March 29th at Sunnyside High School. Students will miss morning classes and need to bring a lunch. String Orchestra performs at 9:54am and Chamber Orchestra at 11:15am.

 

SJVCGPR Championships

Both Color Guards and Winter Percussion will perform in the SJVCGPR Championships the weekend of March 29nd and 30th at Clovis North High School. Percussion performs on Friday, March 22nd at 8:13pm. JV Guard performs on Saturday, March 30th at 2:02pm and the Varsity Guard performs at 3:57pm. Make sure you get there early to find a parking spot and get a good seat. Championship performances can be very crowded. You might also like to go early and see Kastner Winter Percussion perform at 5:17pm on Friday and Kastner Color Guard perform at 11:06am on Saturday. Good luck to all our winter ensembles! 

 

*Please consider signing up to volunteer for Friday’s performance. We need help with merchandise sales, ticket sales, and door monitoring. This is a great chance to support the kids and the program. Sign up using the following link: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=clovwhsb&v=4692256

 

California Music Education Association Band Festival

On Tuesday, April 2nd, all three bands will be performing at the CMEA Band Festival at Washington Union High School. The Concert Band performs at 11:15am, Symphonic Winds performs at 1:15pm, and Wind Symphony performs at 2:45pm. All three bands will depart CW at 9:30am and need to bring a sack lunch. They will return to CW around 4:30pm

 

CUSD Band Festival

On Thursday, April 4th, all three bands will be performing at the CUSD Band Festival at Clovis North High School. The Concert Band performs at 12:30pm, Symphonic Winds performs at 2:30pm and Wind Symphony performs at 5:40pm. Concert Band and Symphonic Winds will depart school at 10:30am, by bus, and they need to bring a lunch. They will be dismissed from the concert hall at 3:30pm (no transportation provided). Wind Symphony reports to Clovis North at 4:45pm and will be dismissed at 8:20pm (no transportation provided). 

 

Cookie Dough Pick-Up

The pick-up date for cookie dough is Friday, April 5th. Please make plans to pick up your dough, because it cannot be stored. Times will be announced next week but plan to pick up before 4pm.

 

Charms Calendar

As always, make sure that you check the Charms calendar for up to date information and itineraries for all our upcoming events.


Monday
Mar112019

Weekly Notes 3/11

Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsal schedule on Monday the 11th is everyone, with strings only on Friday, March 15th. The following week is the same, everyone on Monday and strings only on Friday.

Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival at Fresno State University

Symphonic Winds and Wind Symphony will perform at the annual Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival Friday, March 15th in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Admission is $8.00 adults and $5.00 for seniors and students. Performance times have changed since our last email: Symphonic Winds performs at 5:10pm and Wind Symphony performs at 7:10pm. Wind Symphony, use the following link to let us know if you need a ride to the event: https://goo.gl/forms/ribLNKHw5GYWkkxv2

Dinner at Chipotle

Join us Monday, March 18th at the Riverpark Chipotle for dinner between 5-9pm. Show your flyer to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to our program. Enjoy dinner with your band friends. Get a copy of the flyer here: https://socialportal.chipotle.com/fundraiser/social/partner/portal/sv62l86cAtG0vllaNV2XSX6855MBkRm6IsLtrwAeV8lfm45i94FUCyrzHPl3al3tqtHYLPYs8vgeX82IIgxoLSWRdP62844PgtqEZuWnRjxcsptoE2qtRpyEGLPEo2HK/6201903181721

CUSD Orchestra Festival

String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will all perform next Thursday, March 21 at the CUSD Orchestra Festival at the Performing Arts Center at Clovis North. String Orchestra performs at 10:50am, Chamber Orchestra performs at 2:05pm and Symphony Orchestra performs at 4:35pm.

Fresno City Jazz

Jazz I and Jazz II will be attending the Fresno City Jazz Festival on Friday, March 22nd. Jazz II performs at 2:30pm and Jazz I performs at 5pm.

WGI Western Championships in Las Vegas

Varsity Color Guard will be attending the Winter Guard International Western Championships in Las Vegas the weekend of March 22 – 24th.

Charms Calendar

Make sure that you check the Charms calendar for up to date information and itinerary’s for all of our upcoming events. 

Winter Family Night Performance

Our Winter Family Night performance is Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm in the East gym. Both Color Guards and Winter Percussion will be performing their 2019 shows. We will also be hosting the Kastner Guard and Percussion.

 

 

Monday
Feb042019

Weekly Notes 2/4

Coming Up This Week…

Monday 2/4 – OG Rehearsal 3-5pm, SY Rehearsal 3-5pm

Tuesday 2/5 - AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, WP Rehearsal 6-9pm, JB CW/KIS Jazz Concert 7pm

Wednesday 2/6 - WP Rehearsal 3-6pm

Thursday 2/7 – CO Homestead 10am-10:45pm, AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, WP Rehearsal 6-9pm

Friday 2/8 - SY Rehearsal 3-5pm, AG/OG/WP SJVCGPR 4-10pm

 

Next Week …

Monday 2/11 – No School

Tuesday 2/12 - AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, WP Rehearsal 6-9pm

Wednesday 2/13 - WP Rehearsal 3-6pm

Thursday 2/14 - AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, WP Rehearsal 6-9pm

 

Jazz Concert Tuesday

Jazz I and Jazz II will be performing this Tuesday, February 5th along with the Kastner Jazz bands starting at 7pm. Members of Jazz I need to be at the PAC for a soundcheck at 5:10 and may leave after the check is done at 5:40. Members of Jazz II should be ready to play at 5:40 and may leave at 6:05. All members must be back in jazz concert attire by the beginning of the concert at 7pm. Winter Percussion members are excused from the evening’s rehearsal but should communicate that absence to winter staff.

 

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra will rehearse on Monday, February 4th and Friday, February 8th from 3-5pm. We will not rehearse on Monday, February 11th or the Friday the 15th. Make sure you practice, to be prepared for the next week.

 

Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra will be traveling to the Homestead Orchestra Festival at Homestead High School on Thursday, February 7th. We will depart at 10am from Clovis West and return around 10:45pm. Performance time is 3:25pm. (Ensemble members see Charms calendar for itinerary and details). String Orchestra will not be attending this trip.

 

Color Guard and Winter Percussion Competition at Buchanan

Both Color Guards and Winter Percussion will be performing in the SJVCGPR event this  

Friday, February 8th at Buchanan High School. The cost is $10 for Adults and $8 for Students. The cost of admission will get you in both gyms to see all three ensembles perform. Make sure you get there early to park and get a good seat, because doors close during performances.

JV Guard 6:57pm

Winter Percussion 7:17pm

Varsity Guard 8:03pm

 

Great American Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Get ready for some baking, because the Great American Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins Friday, February 15th. More details to come.

 

Kenny Gilman Professional Photos for Purchase

Here is the link to view and purchase group photos taken in the concert hall by professional photographer Kenny Gilman during the Sounds of the Season concert.  The "best" pricing will be available thru February 10th.  Also, below is the 2018 Marching Band link in case anyone still needs to order.

 

CW Jazz & Concert Bands

 

CW Marching Band 2018

 

Solo and Ensemble Festival

Solo and Ensemble Festival will be at Buchanan High School on Saturday, March 2nd. More information will come soon during class to students who will be required to perform an ensemble this year. If you would like to register for a solo or ensemble performance at the festival, please speak to Mr. Chesi by Tuesday, February 12th. Participation fee is $20 per performance.

 

Dinner at Chipotle

Join us Monday, March 18th at the Riverpark Chipotle for dinner between 5-9pm. Show your flyer to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to our program. Enjoy dinner with your band friends.

 

Majoring in Music, College Information Night

On Wednesday, Feb 20th, at 6:30pm we will host a session devoted to information that parents and students should know about majoring in music and pursuing a career in music. If you are considering a major in music, this night is for you. Dr. Matt Darling, Chair of the Music Department at Fresno State, will be here to provide information and answer questions from a higher education perspective. We will be discussing picking schools, careers, scholarships, auditions and answering any other questions you may have. We will meet in the band room at 6:30pm for a presentation with a Q&A session immediately after. Please come with questions, and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday the 20th. If you are currently planning on majoring in music or studying past high school, and you have questions about the process, please see one of the directors NOW for assistance and/or advice prior to this info session.

Wednesday
Jan302019

Notes for the Week of January 28th

See’s Candy Fundraiser

The See’s Candy Fundraiser ends tomorrow, Thursday, January 31st at 2:40pm! All orders need to be turned in by then. The candy will be delivered Friday, February 8th.

Jazz Concert Tuesday

Jazz I and Jazz II will be performing this Tuesday February 5th along with the Kastner Jazz bands starting at 7pm. Members of Jazz I need to be at the PAC for a soundcheck at 5:10 and may leave after the check is done at 5:40. Members of Jazz II should be ready to play at 5:40 and may leave at 6:05 if needed. All members must be back in jazz concert attire by the beginning of the concert at 7pm. Winter Percussion members are excused from that evening’s rehearsal but should communicate that absence to winter staff.

Old Marching Uniforms/Storage Organization

We are selling the old red and black uniforms this spring. They have been in storage the past four years and need to be retrieved, refreshed and itemized. Since they are in the back of the storage container, we need parents and student volunteers to move items in the front and reload the container after we are done. We also need parents to inspect and organize the uniforms for sale. We will meet on Saturday, February 2nd at 2pm. We still need volunteers so click here to sign up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=clovwhsb&v=4581270

Symphony Orchestra

There will be rehearsals next week for Symphony Orchestra on Monday, February 4th AND Friday, February 8th from 3-5pm.

Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra will be traveling to the Homestead Orchestra Festival at Homestead High School on Thursday, February 7th. We will depart at 10am from Clovis West and return around 10:45pm. Performance time is 3:25pm. (Ensemble members see Charms calendar for itinerary and details). String Orchestra will not be attending this trip.

Color Guard and Winter Percussion Competition at Buchanan

Both Color Guards and Winter Percussion will be performing in the SJVCGPR event next

Friday, February 7th at Buchanan High School. The cost is $10 for Adults and $8 for Students. The cost of admission will get you in both gyms to see all three ensembles perform. Make sure you get there early to park and get a good seat, because doors close during performances. Performance times TBA.

Great American Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The Great American Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins Friday, February 15th. More details to come.

Kenny Gilman Professional Photos for Purchase

Here is the link to view and purchase group photos taken in the concert hall by professional photographer Kenny Gilman during the Sounds of the Season concert.  The "best" pricing will be available thru February 10th.  Also, below is the 2018 Marching Band link in case anyone still needs to order.

CW Jazz & Concert Bands

CW Marching Band 2018

Solo and Ensemble Festival

Solo and Ensemble Festival will be at Buchanan High School on Saturday, March 2nd. More information will come soon in class to students who will be required to perform an ensemble this year. If you would like to register for a solo or ensemble performance at the festival, please speak to Mr. Chesi by Tuesday, February 12th. Participation fee is $20 per performance.

Dinner at Chipotle

Join us Monday, March 18th at the Riverpark Chipotle for dinner between 5-9pm. Show the following flyer to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to our program. Enjoy dinner with your band friends.

Majoring in Music, College Information Night

Wednesday, Feb 20th, at 6:30pm we will host a session devoted to information parents and students should know about majoring in music and pursuing a career in music. If you are considering a major in music, after high school, this night is for you. Matt Darling, a faculty member from the Fresno State Department of Music, will be here to provide information and answer questions from a higher education perspective. We will be discussing picking schools, careers, scholarships, auditions and answering any other questions you may have. We will meet in the band room at 6:30pm for a presentation with a Q&A session immediately after. Please come with questions, and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday the 20th. If you are currently planning on majoring in music in college or studying past high school, and you have questions about next year or the process, please see one of the directors NOW for assistance and/or advice prior to this info session.

Wednesday
Jan232019

Notes for the Week of January 21st

Volunteers Needed for the San Joaquin Valley Color Guard and Percussion Review (SJVCGPR)

Volunteers are needed for the SJVCGPR this Saturday, January 26th. Duties include monitoring the entrance for performers and audience, merchandise sales and ticket sales. This is a terrific way to experience the percussion talent of the SJ Valley, while financially helping our program. Click here to sign up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=clovwhsb&v=4622412

 

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra audition results are posted on the office door. The first rehearsal is this Friday, February 1st from 3pm – 5pm. Rehearsal will begin with Smetana and end with Beethoven.

 

Color Guard and Winter Percussion Competition at Clovis East

Both Color Guards and Winter Percussion will be performing in the SJVCGPR event this Saturday, January 26th at Clovis East High School. The cost is $10 for Adults and $8 for Students. The cost of admission will get you in both gyms to see all three ensembles perform. Make sure you get there early to park and get a good seat, because doors close during performances. (Ensemble members see Charms calendar for itinerary and details)

Performance times are the following:

A Guard 12:52pm

World Percussion 2:27pm

Open Guard 2:41pm

 

Pep Rally This Friday

There is a pep rally this Friday morning. Marching Band students need to wear their Instrumental Music shirts for the event. They also need to refamiliarize themselves with the fight song and pep tunes.

 

See’s Candy Fundraiser

The See’s Candy Fundraiser begins today. Students will receive 50% of the proceeds to apply to their upcoming trips such as the Homestead Orchestra Festival or the Delta College Band and Orchestra Festival. There is a quick turn around so that we can get the candy before Valentine’s day. Orders are due next week on Thursday, January 31st. The candy will be delivered on Friday, February 8th.

 

Old Marching Uniforms/Storage Organization

We are selling the old red and black uniforms this spring. They have been in storage the past four years and need to be retrieved, refreshed and itemized. Since they are in the back of the storage container, we need parents and student volunteers to move items in the front and reload the container after we are done. We also need parents to inspect and organize the uniforms for sale. We will meet on February 2nd at 2pm. Click here to sign up: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=clovwhsb&v=4581270

 

Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra will be traveling to the Homestead Orchestra Festival at Homestead High School on Thursday, February 7th. We will depart at 10am from Clovis West and return around 10:45pm. Performance time is 3:25pm. (Ensemble members see Charms calendar for itinerary and details). String Orchestra will not be attending this trip.

 

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Look for cookie dough information to come out soon.

Wednesday
Jan162019

Weekly Notes 1/14

Fresno Madera County Music Educators Association (FMCMEA)

Congratulations to students who participated in the FMCMEA concerts on Saturday. Several Clovis West students in both band and orchestra participated in this fantastic concert.

 

San Joaquin Valley Color Guard and Percussion Review (SJVCGPR)

Look for a sign up to come out soon, for volunteer positions for the SJVCGPR events. Duties include monitoring the entrance for performers and audience, merchandise sales and ticket sales. This is a terrific way to experience the percussion talent of the SJ Valley, while helping our program.

 

Winter Percussion

The Voluntary Pledge Form for Winter Percussion is due, so please turn it into the box.

 

Wind Symphony 

Reminder that lunch sectionals start this week. 

Monday 12:15 - High Woodwinds

Tuesday 12:15 - Low Woodwinds

Wednesday 12:20 - High Brass

Thursday 12:20 - Percussion

Friday 12:15 - Low Brass