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 10.30.2017

Coming Up This Week:

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

Tuesday, 10/31 - MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm (CW)

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

Thursday, 11/2 MB Final Rehearsal 3pm-5:30pm (CW); MB St George Weekend 9:45pm-Sunday 8:30pm


Coming Up Next Week:

Tuesday, 11/7 - MB Banquet 6:30pm-9pm (CW MPR)

Thursday, 11/9 - WP Auditions 3pm-7pm (CW)

TBA (Thurs/Sat) - MB Football Playoff Game



New This Week…

MB - Congrats!

Congrats to the Marching Band on two great runs at the Bands of America San Jose Regional this weekend. We are looking forward to or final trip of the year to St. George Utah this 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. We will take another order by the end of next Thursday 11/2, for anyone who missed last week’s deadline. This order will come in about a week later, still in time for CUSD band night. 


Instrumental Music Sadies Dance, Monday 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. If you did not buy a bid, you can still attend by purchasing at the door. Please be at the Kastner MPR at 6pm. Bids are $20/$40 at the door.


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 Tim Shaghoian with both Jazz 1 and 2. The concert will begin at 7:00pm, and students performing should plan to attend a sound checks as follows: 

5:30 - CW - Jazz I (in full concert attire)

5:50 - CW - Jazz II (in full concert attire)

Yearbook photos will be taken at these sound checks, so please come in concert attire. 


MB St. George Red Rocks and BOA Regional

The Marching Band will be traveling to St. George, Utah for two full days of competition. The full student itinerary is available on the Charms calendar. 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.


CWMB Banquet

The CWMB End of the Year Banquet is Tuesday, November 7th. Please join us that evening at 6:30pm in the CW Cafeteria as we celebrate the conclusion of a fantastic marching band season! Parents and immediate family members are invited to purchase dinner tickets for $15 each for a delicious catered meal from Piazza del Pane to share in this terrific evening with their student. Tickets are available for purchase on the Charms Store. Access the Charms Online StoreClick here for store Instructions


The event is required for all Marching Band students. CWMB student dinners are $10 each. Any student having difficultly paying for their meal should place their order through the online store using the 'Bill & Print' function and bring the invoice to Mr. Chesi. All CWMB students will place their dinner order through the online store. The $10 price is for students who are in the 2017 CWMB only. This is a formal event, so please dress nicely. All tickets must be purchased by Sunday, November 5th, and paid for by Monday, November 6th. No actual tickets will be passed out, but there will be a guest list at the door. Parents may join us free of charge for the awards/dessert portion of the event at 7:00pm. 


MB - Playoff Football

The football team has had a very successful season and will be in the playoffs. Marching band members should plan to play at upcoming games, but we will not know for sure what days these will occur until the conclusion of this weekend’s games. Please be aware there may be a game on either Thursday 11/9 or Saturday 11/11. As soon as we have a solid date and details we will communicate them to you.


WP - Winter Percussion Auditions

Winter Percussion Auditions are scheduled for Thursday November 9th and Tuesday November 14th from 3pm-7pm. Please look for more information on this soon. Any students planning on participating in Winter Percussion should plan to attend. 


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 remaining 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