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

« Weekly Notes 1.16.2018 | Main | Weekly Notes 11.27.2017 »

Weekly Notes 12.11.2017

In This E-Mail…


• Sounds of the Season Wrap Up

• Save Around the City Book Money Due

• Symphony Orchestra Audition Music Available

• Jazz Band Reno Trip

• Concert Credit


Coming Up This Week:

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

Wednesday, 12/13 - WP Rehearsal 1-5pm

Thursday, 12/14 - WP Rehearsal 3-6pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm

Friday, 12/15 - JBI Trip Forms Due


Next Week:

Tuesday, 12/19 - WP Rehearsal 5:30-9pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm

Wednesday, 12/20 - WP Rehearsal 1-5pm

Thursday, 12/21 - WP Rehearsal 3-6pm, AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, AG Parent Meeting 5:30-6pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, OG Parent Meeting 8:30-9pm

Friday, 12/22 - End of Semester


New This Week…

Sounds of the Season

Thank you to everyone for making the Sounds of the Season concert a great success. We couldn’t do the things we do without all of the contributions from our families and friends. Thank you for your support!


Save Around the City Books

Save Around the City Book money is due. Please turn in your payments for these books ($25 per book). If you still want to purchase some more, we have stock available. These make great stocking stuffers, and we would like to clear our stock by the end of the year. Please see Mr. Chesi to purchase additional books.


Symphony Orchestra Audition Music is available

Symphony Orchestra audition music is now available. Auditions will take place in January, and rehearsals will be held Mondays and Fridays after school. If you are interested, please see Mr. Samson or Mr. Chesi for music.


Jazz I Reno Trip

Members of Jazz I were given a trip form last Friday which will determine if both our band and Clovis East’s Jazz Band can go to this well renowned festival. We have worked with Clovis East to cut transportation and lodging costs by sharing transportation and itineraries. It is very important we receive every trip form by Friday 12/15 to determine if we will be able to travel to Reno this year. Please be honest with your responses.


Concert Credit is due by the end of the semester

MANY of our students still have not completed concert credit this semester. It is impossible to receive an A for a semester grade without completing this requirement. Fortunately there are many high school level or higher concerts occurring daily at this time of the year. Some highlights (all at the PAC on Clovis North’s campus):

Tuesday, Dec 12 - CNEC Bands and Jazz 

Wednesday, Dec 13 - Clovis East High School Holiday Concert 

Thursday, Dec 14 - CW Choirs 

Friday, Dec 15 - Clovis North Wind Ensemble Midwest Send Off Concert  ($10 admission, but this one will be worth it and is highly recommended)

Saturday, Dec 16th - BEC Orchestras 

Sunday, Dec 17th - Clovis Community Band 

Tuesday, Dec 19th - REC Choirs 

Wednesday, Dec 20th - CNEC Choirs 

Thursday, Dec 21st - Clark/CHS Choirs 





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 Payments/Voluntary Pledges

Families who have not yet finalized their trip payments, please submit your remaining payment at this time. Additionally if you pledged a recurring amount, please ensure that those pledges are met. Thank you for your support, and 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