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CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
Chamberlain Band of the Mighty Chief Family,
Firstly, it is my most sincere hope that all of our families and their homes are safe and sound. You have all been in my thoughts and my heart goes out to the families who are still awaiting power. Since the threat of Irma first introduced itself, we have had parents offer their homes, food, hurricane preparations, and even TOILET PAPER to one another (now that's love). I am truly proud to be a Chamberlain Chief and to see our family come together to support one another.
As I trust you have heard from the latest update, schools will reopen this coming Monday, Sept. 18th instead of this Thursday. This, of course, means no football game this Friday September 15th. In relation to last Friday's game - we have rescheduled our Middle School Night to Friday October 27th, our final home game of the season. I appreciate everyone's flexibility in sharing our senior night with the middle schoolers. I can assure you our wonderful band parents will make sure that our wonderfully dedicated seniors will feel truly celebrated which will in turn show the little ones how rewarding it is to be a part of such a great band program.
Practices: Many bands across the state are facing the same position we are here in Tampa and that is that we have not had the opportunity to rehearse in almost two weeks. I appreciate the sincere desire our students have shown in attempting to have rehearsals despite the cancellation of schools. 2 weeks without rehearsing, in a group-oriented activity that is marching band, is a very long time. It is so important that our students get re-acclimated with "business as usual" next week and we will therefore immediately begin our regular rehearsal schedule on Tuesday/Thursday from 4pm-7pm. I believe that our band students are some of the most resilient and dedicated students around and I know that they can rise to the occasion and continue to work towards our goals and upholding the standard of excellence we have already begun to demonstrate. I urge parents to help encourage our return to normalcy by encouraging your students to PRACTICE AT HOME, and ensuring they are at all practices ready to work.
Games: our game calendar for the rest of the season is still on as originally published. Some have inquired as to whether there will be make-up games and if we are planning to perform. Its still not certain whether/when these games will be played or not played but I will be sure to keep students and parents updated on the nature of the rescheduled games and the modified attendance requirements that will be implemented. My biggest priority is that our students continue to look forward towards our Lion's Pride competition and MPA. On that note, please be sure to look at the performance calendar and notice that next Friday September 22nd is our Bye-Week rehearsal. I have modified the original time of 4pm-8pm to 3:30pm-6pm. Thank you in advance for your flexibility in modifying your schedules for this earlier start and release time. Our Homecoming/Junior Chiefettes game is still scheduled for October 6th. I'd like to thank Anissa Colon for already getting the word out to our young Chiefettes about this fundraiser :).
All State Auditions: These have been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 23rd. Times will be as originally published on Wednesday (email me if you are unsure of your time.) Enjoy your extra week of practice.
Safe travels on your way back to town and GO CHIEFS!
2017-2018 Volunteer Application is now available. Parents if you like to to help the CHS Band you must complete this form online. If your already in the system, this year there is a link near the top to get a PIN # and most of your last years form is completed.
Per Florida State law, school volunteers must be background checked each year. All volunteers and community partners must complete the HCPS online Volunteer Application each year. The department uses the District's fiscal year July 1 through June 30. Anyone who submits a volunteer application beginning July 1 will remain active in our system through June 30 or end of fiscal year. A new application is available on July 1 each year. Please follow up with the school in which you plan to volunteer. District wide volunteers/programs should contact the Volunteer Services office directly, (813) 872-5254.
-Annual BBQ in October
-End of year banquet
-Chaperoning events and away games
-Donations for drinks and snacks
-Fundraising - Car washes, etc.
-Homecoming celebrations in October
-Loading and transporting band equipment
-Middle school night
-Senior night in November
-Spring yard sale