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 10.23.2017

In This E-Mail…

• MB Chaperone Meeting • Tuesday, October 24

• MB Group Pictures • Thursday, October 26

• MB Football Game • Thursday, October 26

• MB Friday Rehearsal - Friday, October 27

• MB San Jose Regional - Saturday, October 28

• All Instrumental Music Sadies - Monday October 30

• JB Fall Concert - Wednesday, November 1

• MB St. George Trip - Thursday, November 2-Sunday November 5


Coming Up This Week:

Tuesday, 10/24 - MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm (CW); San Jose/Utah Chaperone Meeting 7:30pm-8:30pm (CW); Parent Social/Mixer 8:30pm-9:15pm

Wednesday, 10/25 - MB Percussion rehearsal 3pm-5pm (CW)

Thursday, 10/26 - MB Senior Night and Group Photo 4:30pm - Football Game @ Lamonica

Friday, 10/27 - MB After School Rehearsal 3:00pm-6:30pm (CW)

Saturday, 10/28 - MB San Jose BOA Regional 8am-Late Saturday Night (Time TBA)


Coming Up Next Week:

Monday, 10/30 - ALL Instrumental Music Sadies 6pm-9pm (KIS MPR)

Tuesday, 10/31 - MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm (CW); San Jose/Utah Chaperone Meeting 7:30pm-8:30pm (CW)

Wednesday, 11/1 MB Percussion rehearsal 3pm-5pm (CW); Fall Jazz Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm(PAC)

Thursday, 11/2 


New This Week…

MB - Congrats!

Congrats to the Marching Band on two great runs at the Sierra Cup Classic this weekend. We are looking forward to performing our show at the Football Game on Thursday, San Jose this coming Saturday, and St. George Utah next weekend. 


MB Show Shirts and Hoodies are now available in the Charms store!

The show shirt and hoodie is now up for sale in the charms store! Shirts are $15 and Hoodies are $30. In order to have shirts in before St George weekend, we will be placing two orders. If you'd like your shirt/hoodie before next weekend, then make sure to order before 2:30pm THIS WEDNESDAY 10/25. This order will come in before next weekend's trip. We will fulfill another order by the end of next Thursday 11/2, for anyone who misses the very near deadline of Wednesday this week. This order will come in about a week later, still in time for CUSD band night. 


MB Parent Social/Mixer

Marching Band Parents, please join us for a social/mixer outside of the band room tomorrow from 8:30-9:15. There will be desserts, hot chocolate, and most importantly, coffee!


MB Chaperone Meeting - Tuesday, October 24 7:30pm-8:30pm

Kathy Lozano is holding a chaperone meeting for San Jose and/or Utah in the Band Room Tuesday, October 24th from 7:30-8:30pm. If you are planning to chaperone for either, please plan to attend this meeting.

If you are unable to attend please contact Kathy Lozano at 559-259-4687.


MB Senior Night/Group Photos/Football Game • Thursday, October 26

Thursday we will be bussing students over to Lamonica for the football game vs. Central. Students should plan to remain at Clovis West after school. In consideration of the amount of time students will be spending with us over the weekend, we plan to have mandatory homework/study time following the loading of the truck and prior to heading to the stadium. Students will be in full uniform will be performing the competitive show. Additionally we will be taking our group photo in between the JV and Varsity Game. There will be to Lamonica and back to Clovis West after the game. Plan to pick up students at Clovis West. Senior parents, plan to meet on the ramp near Merriman Field at 6:15. If you would like to sign your student out after the game, please prepare a Post Event Release Form. Please don’t forget you 5 S’s!


MB After School - Friday, October 27 3:00-6:30pm

Due to the football game Thursday Evening, we will be holding a rehearsal Friday October 27th after school till 6:00pm. We plan to rehearse through 6:00pm and then This will be an important rehearsal for students to attend, as we will be traveling to and competing in San Jose the next day.


MB San Jose Regional - Saturday, October 28

The Marching Band will be performing in San Jose on Saturday, October 28th. The band will perform in preliminary competition at 4:00PM at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, and potentially again that evening in finals. An all day pass is $27, Prelims only $18, Finals only $18. Students need to be at Clovis West Saturday Morning at 8am. This will be a long trip, and we will return late in the evening. Please be prepared to pick up students between 1am-3am depending on our departure time from San Jose.


Instrumental Music Sadies Dance, October 30 6:00pm-9:00pm

Our students will be hosting an Instrumental Music Sadies Dance at Kastner Intermediate School Monday, October 30th from 6:00-9:00pm. This dance is open to all high school CUSD students who participate in an instrumental music program. Bids will be on sale through this Friday. Leila DeMoss will be selling bids at Clovis West after school. Please direct students to her this week, it should be a fun evening.


JB November 1 Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm

Our fall Jazz concert is coming soon. Both Jazz ensembles will be featured along with the Kastner Jazz Band and special guests the Kastner Vocal Jazz Ensemble. We will also be featuring a guest artist. More info on that soon. The concert will begin at 7:00pm, and students performing should plan to attend a sound check earlier in the evening. A schedule will be sent out soon. Please join us and check out what are Jazz Bands have been up to.


MB St. George Red Rocks and BOA Regional

The Marching Band will be traveling to St. George, Utah for two full days of competition. Students should plan on a gym stay for this trip. Suggestions for bedding are a sleeping bag/sheets and a sleeping pad or air mattress. Meals will be provided along the trip, but students should plan to bring some cash for food stops along the trip. We will report to CW Thursday evening and depart early Friday morning, with a Sunday evening return. Please check the Charms calendar for a detailed itinerary.


Past News…


Voluntary Pledge Forms

Voluntary Pledge Forms for Orchestra, Non-Marching Concert Band, and Marching Band were handed out in class. These forms were due Friday, September 29th. If you have not yet turned in these forms please do so ASAP. The money collected from voluntary donations will allow us to run the best version of our program by providing staff and supplies to benefit and support your student. We rely on your honest answers on this form to budget the way we spend or do not spend funding for the activities your students are involved in. If you have turned in a form, but are reconsidering contributing to the program, please let us know. Any amount helps, and reoccurring payments are a great way to spread the amount over time.


Trip Forms/Payments

When travel is planned, students will receive a trip form that outlines travel opportunities (Marching Band was handed out/emailed out at the end of September. If you have not returned these forms, please do so. The information we collect from these forms allows us to budget for the trip. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Chesi.


Marching band families who have chosen to split their trip payment in two, please submit your first payment at this time.


Thank you to those of you who have already turned them in!


Our Amazon Wish List is Back

Our Wish List is back and we need your help! We will update this list periodically with things that the program needs and can use. If you see an item that you would like to purchase for the program, please do! After the order is placed, it will be automatically shipped to Clovis West and will be put straight to good use improving the music experience for our students!


Please view our wish list at


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