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

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Weekly Notes 05.16.16

Coming Up This Week:

Monday, 5/16 - CW/KIS Spring Jazz Concert 7pm @ Shaghoian Concert Hall
Tuesday, 5/17 - MB Spring Rehearsal *(No CG) 6pm-9pm (CW Bandroom)
Friday, 5/20 - Leadership Camp
Saturday, 5/21 - Leadership Camp
Sunday, 5/22 - Leadership Camp

Coming Up Next Week:
Tuesday, 5/24 - MB Spring Rehearsal *(No CG) 6pm-9pm (CW Bandroom)
Thursday, 5/26 - Senior Finals
Friday, 5/27 - Senior Finals
Saturday, 5/28 - CW Instrumental Music End of the Year Concert @ PAC - 12:00pm
Monday, 5/30 - Memorial Day (No School)

New This Week…

Thank You to everyone in the program who came together to make Pancakes and Performances a success! It took many volunteers working that day, generous sponsors, people selling event and raffle tickets, and students and directors putting on wonderful performances. We made $8,000 for the program!

A Special Thank You to the event committee who worked hard in the past months and on the day of the event: Donna Aravanis, Erika Bennett, Susan Blackburn, Karen Boone, Cindy Borunda, Mark Burgess, Sylvia Coyle, Karen de Franchi, Karen Ferdinandi, Sandy Garcia, Alene Hayashi, Audrey Hernandez, Kathy Lozano, Roxanne Rodriguez, Mark Standriff, and Tiffany Trout.

Spring Jazz Concert Tonight
Join us at the Shaghoian Concert Hall this evening for a combined Jazz concert with Kastner and Clovis West. The concert will begin at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

Marching Band Spring Rehearsal Tomorrow
Marching Band rehearsal is tomorrow night from 6pm-9pm at Clovis West. This is for all current 8th-11th grade woodwind, brass, and percussion students (no color guard).

Senior Pictures & Poster Boards
Please turn in a copy of you Senior Photo (wallet size, vertical orientation) in an envelope labeled with your name and “Senior Photo” to the bandroom mailbox ASAP. These photos will be placed into a 2016 Senior Class framed collage that will become part of the bandroom history “Wall of Fame.”

Each senior also needs to create a poster board photo collage (no larger than 24” x 36”) that will be displayed at the End of the Year Concert/Awards. It can include lifetime photos with family and friends, band photos, special accomplishments, etc. Make sure to display your name somewhere on the front of your board as well. Submit posters by the end of the school day on May 27. We would love to have a poster from every senior!

End of the Year Concert and Awards - Saturday, May 28
We will be wrapping up the 2015-2016 school year with an End of the Year Concert and Awards Presentation. This event will take place at Shaghoian Concert Hall at 12:00pm. Color guard members should plan to attend.

Senior Dinner
The Senior Dinner will take place immediately after the End of the Year Concert, at Me-N-Ed’s (Maple and Behymer). This is for graduating seniors only.

How to Check SmartMusic Grades
Some of our parents/students do not have a home subscription to Smartmusic, but would still like to monitor assignment progress and grades. This can be done over the web simply by logging in with a web browser to the student account.

Using a student username or email address and password, click here to login. Once logged in, scroll down to classes and click on an enrolled class. The next screen will show a listing of all assignments for that class. By scrolling down you can see submitted assignments including corresponding assessed grades. The easiest way to see every assignment is to scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “Grade report” under the class listing. This will show every assignment, both submitted and unsubmitted, with a grade for the selected class.

There are many students that have let some of their Smartmusic assignment deadlines pass by. We are still accepting late submissions for full credit. Please encourage your students to continue to submit all assignments and finish the semester as strong as possible.

CUSD Band Night
There has been a schedule change for the 2016-2017 CUSD Band Night. It has been moved to Thursday, November 17, 2016. Please mark this on your calendars!

Concert Credit Opportunities
• Fresno Community Concert Band @ Shaghoian Concert Hall • Sunday, May 29 @ 3pm & 7pm • Adults: $12; Children (12 & Under): $7 • Visit the following link for ticket information:

Past News…

Please Return Your Clovis West Keys
We are currently in the process of changing/moving around locks for our trucks, rooms, etc. If you are currently in possession of ANY Clovis West Instrumental Music keys, we ask that you please return them to the bandroom mailbox asap in an envelope with your name and what the keys are for. Keys will be reissued in the coming season/school year. Thank you in advance for helping make this a quick and easy process!

2016 Summer Band @ Shaghoian Hall
This Summer Band is a FREE opportunity that will be taking place during July this summer. Rehearsals will be on Mondays (7/11, 7/18, 7/25) and Sunday (7/31) from 7pm-9pm. There will be a concert on August 1 at 7pm at the Shaghoian Concert Hall. View these Weekly Notes on our website ( to find more information and applications.

AG: A Guard • CB: Concert Band • CG: Colorguard • JB: Jazz Band • MB: Marching Band • OG: Open Guard • OR: Orchestra • SW: Symphonic Winds • SY: Symphony Orchestra • WP: Winter Percussion • WS: Wind Symphony