Chamberlain High School Bands 2017 - 2018 

DIRECTOR of BANDS: AMANDA R. GRIFFIS                                Chamberlain High School, Tampa, Florida 






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March 20, 2018

Good evening CHS band parents and students!


Welcome back to the final stretch of school year! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful spring break filled with lots and lots of PRACTICING! In a lot of ways, our preparation for the spring concert is one of the most important parts of our year. It’s the final presentation of the growth and development of our students over the school year and we get to present that to our most special audience – our friends and family. We hope you do not miss our spring concert on Thursday May 3rd at 7:00 as we conclude this unforgettable chapter.


Rehearsals will continue every Thursday starting NEXT WEEK (the week of March 26th ). That means that there will be no rehearsal this Thursday, but the band room will be open for sectionals or private lessons with Mrs. Griffis until 5:00pm.


The CHS Band Boosters have already begun planning for next school year. Please be on the lookout for emails from our President, Belinda Rensch, regarding Booster meetings, fundraisers and band needs as we go into summer. A successful band program can not run without support from all band parents. We need ALL parents on deck to help in any way that can, in whatever way it may be. We understand that it is difficult to attend ALL Booster meetings, but please remember to respond to emails that ask for volunteers, chaperones, donations or any other needs that help support and encourage our band students.  You may email myself or Belinda at [email protected] at any time.


Mark your calendars with these important dates!


Thursday March 29 – Rehearsal 4pm – 6pm

Friday March 30 – Good Friday, Non-student Day

April 5 – Leadership Applications released

Thursday April 5 – Composite Photos (order forms sent out this week)

Saturday April 7 – Yard Sale, 8:00am-2:00pm. Free booth for all band students to earn 100% profit towards their Fair Share!!!!!! $20 for non-student vendors.

April 19-21 - Jazz MPA & Spring Solo & Ensemble (times TBA)

Thursday April 26 – Leadership applications due to Mrs. Griffis by 3:00pm

May TBA – Percussion/Color Guard Auditions

Thursday May 1 – Band and Orchestra Dress Rehearsal 3:30-5:30pm

Thursday May 3 – Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm, CHS Auditorium

Friday May 4 – Band Banquet, Lake Magdalene Church

Thursday May 17 – Ice Breaker Rehearsal with incoming Chiefs, 6:30-8:00 (not required for Senior band students)

Friday May 18 – Graduation, 4:00pm, Florida State Fairgrounds

Friday May 25 – Last Day for Students

As always, you can sign up via CHARMS to volunteer for any events or email myself or Belinda Rensch. 

Go Chiefs!

-Mrs. Griffis


Congratulations to the Chamberlain Orchestra after achieving a SUPERIOR M.P.A. 

performance at King High School on February 16, 2018

Congratulations for a Superior Rating achieved 

November 4, 2017 at M.P.A.

Congratulations Marching Chiefs!


For an Overall Superior Rating and Placing First in Class 

at King High School's Lions Pride 2017 Marching Band Competition!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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THE CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL BANDS are a large part of Chamberlain High School’s school spirit and contributes to making many unforgettable moments performing during football games, getting students excited at pep rallies and events, and performing at concerts entertaining students, parents and the administration. If you believe in what we are doing and would like to support our music program and dedicated students, please click here.

Brick Fundraiser - The band is selling personalized, engraved bricks that will be permanently displayed in the football stadium. Click on the link for more information.

SHOP at GFS located at 11511 N. Dale Mabry and ask the cashier to credit your sale to the Chamberlain Band Boosters and we will get a percentage of each eligible sale. See Deb Scruggs if you have questions.
SUPPORT the band by shopping at and select Chamberlain Band Boosters Inc. as your  preferred charitable organization and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our band program!


The 2017-2018 Volunteer Application is 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.

Below are just some of the opportunities where you can come have fun with us and show your support for our band program! 

-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

-Meal preparations

-Middle school night

-Senior night in November

-Spring yard sale

-Uniform alterations

-and more!