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 1.29.2018


Coming Up This Week:

Monday, 1/29 - SY Rehearsal 3-5pm, Panda Express Fundraiser 11am-11pm

Tuesday, 1/30 - AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, WP Rehearsal 5:30-9pm

Wednesday, 1/31 - WP Rehearsal 1-5pm

Thursday, 2/1 - WP Rehearsal 3-6:30pm, AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm

Friday, 2/2 - SY Rehearsal 3-5pm Winter Season Pledge #2, In Class Cookie Dough Sales


Next Week:

Monday, 2/5 - SY Rehearsal 3-5pm

Tuesday, 2/6 - AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm, WP Rehearsal 5:30-9pm

Wednesday, 2/7 - WP Rehearsal 1-5pm, JB Concert 7pm @PAC

Thursday, 2/8 - WP Rehearsal 3-6:30pm, AG Rehearsal 3-5:30pm, OG Rehearsal 6-9pm

Friday, 2/9 - CO/SO Homestead Orchestra Festival, WP/OG SJVCGPR Show #2 @CNHS

Saturday, 2/10 AG/OG WGI Bakersfield Regional


Congrats to Winter Guard/Percussion

Saturday marked the first competition performance of the season and everyone had a great performance. Additionally, we had an awesome group of volunteers who helped with concessions. Thank you to all who helped and congrats to all performers. Please come out and support Winter Percussion and Open Guard on Friday Feb. 9th on the Clovis North Educational Center Campus, and consider joining Open Guard on the trip to Bakersfield on Saturday Feb. 10th as they compete in their first WGI regional of the season.


JR Snow Leadership Seminar Survey

Last week Mr. Neuenschwander brought JR Snow out to Fresno for a great leadership seminar that was hosted at the PAC. JR has a survey that students can fill out about the experience last Monday.  This helps him continue to have a growth mindset and develop more and stronger programming.  You can find that survey HERE.  


Homestead Orchestra Festival

Our orchestras (Chamber and String) will be traveling to the Homestead Orchestra Festival in Cupertino Ca on Friday Feb. 9th. If you have not yet turned your trip form in please do so. Trip Fees are due Friday Feb 2nd. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted a trip payment.


In Class Cookie Dough Sales Friday Feb 2nd

Great American Opportunities will be with us in class on Friday February 2nd to help raise funds for the program by selling cookie dough. More information will be available soon, stay tuned…


Past News…

Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland High School Honor Band Opportunity 

Fresno State is again hosting an honor band at the Dr. Sutherland Wind Band Festival this year (which Wind Symphony will be participating in). Students in top ensembles who have received honors such as participating in FMCMEA or All-State will be given priority in the selection process, but all students who are interested should consider applying. The application deadline is February 1st, so please don't delay. The link is here.


Save Around the City Books / Money

We have only one more Save Around the City books available for your student to sell. They sell for $25, and all of the proceeds from that sale ($8.50) go to your student’s trip account. This is a unique opportunity to build your trip credit for future travel. Many students have signed out some of these books. We ask that if you will be unable to sell them you return them so others may do so. We are being charged for all of these books, so we want to get them sold and apply the benefits directly to your trip account. Please turn in any unsold books or book money ASAP!


Jazz I’s Reno Trip is a Go!

Trip forms came back before break from both our program and the students at Clovis East. Based on everyone’s promised amounts, we will be going on this trip. Please remember the first trip payment if splitting is due January 26th. Please if paying a trip fee by check, make it payable to Clovis West Foundation. We will make the final payments out of our accounts for our students, disregard any information asking for payments to Timberwolves Foundation, thanks!


Fall Season Pledges and Trip Fees

As we have turned the calendar over to the 2018 year, we have noticed that many of the pledges and trip fees that were promised by many of our families have not come in or repeat payments haven’t been set up. Please remember, we use this information to plan what we can do throughout the school year. If you have not yet submitted your pledges/fees it is not too late to do so. We would greatly appreciate it if these could be submitted as soon as possible.


Staff, Instruments, Music, and supplies all have costs, and while the district does offer us a lot of support it does not fully fund the program we offer your students. Your donations and financial support coupled with fundraising allow us to continue to offer the programs at the level we do, and hopefully make enhancements in the future. Please help us continue to provide a quality music education for your student by fulfilling your pledged amounts and or paying your trip fees. 


If you would like to continue to support our programs and provide a donation, please consider setting up a recurring payment through paypal. You can access an easy to use method right here:


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