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 11.13.17

Coming Up This Week:

Monday, 11/13 - Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal 3-5PM (CW Band Room)

Tuesday, 11/14 - WP Auditions 3pm-7pm(CW MPR & Band Room)

Tuesday, 11/14 - WP Mandatory Info Meeting (CW Band Room)

Tuesday, 11/14 - Majoring in Music Info/Q&A

Wednesday, 11/15 - Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal 3-5PM (CW Band Room)

Thursday, 11/16 - MB CUSD Band Night 4-10pm (Veterans Memorial Stadium)

Friday, 11/17 - MB Football Playoff Game 5:30-10pm (Veterans Memorial Stadium)


Coming Up Next Week:

Thanksgiving Break

Friday, 11/24 - (Tentative) MB Football Playoff Game (Time/Location TBA)


Coming Up Week After Break:

Monday, 11/27 - OG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal 3-5pm (CW Band Room)

Tuesday, 11/28 - WP Rehearsal 5:30-9pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm

Wednesday, 11/29 - WP Rehearsal 1-5pm

Thursday, 11/30 - WP Rehearsal 3-6pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm

Thursday, 11/30 - Symphony Orchestra CW Area Concert 6:15-8:15pm

Friday, 12/1 - (TBA) MB Football Playoff Game 5-11pm (TBA)


New This Week…

MB - Playoff Football

The football team has had a very successful season and will be in the playoffs. Marching band members are required to play at upcoming games, the first of which is Friday 11/17 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. If our team wins (and they are expected to), we will have another game on 11/24 (yes, the day after Thanksgiving). The expectation for that game is that all members will be there unless they have pre-arranged out of town commitments. As soon as we have solid details we will communicate them to you, but please plan on a football game on the 24th.


WP - Winter Percussion Auditions - Tuesday 11/14, 3-7pm

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. 


WP - Winter Percussion Mandatory Info Meeting - Tuesday 11/14, 7pm-7:30pm

Mandatory parent meeting for anyone auditioning in winter percussion this season. Students can attend if they'd like, but parent/guardian must attend. Will go over logistics, financial considerations, calendar, expectations, etc. Shouldn't last more than 30 minutes. 


ALL - Majoring in Music Info/Q&A - Tuesday 11/14, 7:45-8:45pm

This will be an information session devoted to what parents and students should know about majoring in music to pursue careers in music and music education. If you are considering studying music as a major in college this is night is for you. Come with questions, we will be discussing schools, careers, scholarships and answering questions you may have.



An Army All-American Scholarship is available to Seniors interested in pursuing Music Education. If a student is interested they should fill out this survey - and then notify Mr. Chesi so he can complete the appropriate survey.


MB - Band Night - Thursday 11/16, 4-10pm

This is the final performance for marching band, with all CUSD bands. The entire marching band required attend. Percussion call time is at 4:00pm for the unload - please find your own ride. The rest of the band/guard's call time is 4:30pm. One bus will transport students to VMS at 4:00pm for those students unable to find a ride. Food will be provided prior to performing. The entire performance schedule is on the charms calendar. Kastner performs at 6:53 and CW is immediately afterward at 7:05. Please come out and join us for one final performance of our fall show.


SY - Symphony Orchestra Rehearsals

Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and select String Orchestra students had a great rehearsal this evening. They should plan to rehearse as a Symphony Orchestra Wednesday from 3-5pm, and next Monday. We will be combining to form this group to perform on the Orchestra area concert on Thursday 11/30.



Past News…

Charms Texting

We have been informed that Charms is not being allowed to text cell service providers anymore. We are working on a new texting solution for students and parents, and will likely be moving to remind for future time sensitive communication. Sorry for the inconvenience and we will have more information for you soon.


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 not yet finalized their trip payments, 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