Chamberlain High School Bands 2018-2019

9401 North Boulevard, Tampa, Florida  33612                                                             


Director of Bands: Amanda R. Griffis

Ensembles Offered: 
Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz and A.P. Music Theory. 

Florida Bandmasters Association - District 7
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February 15, 2019

Good morning parents!

As you know, Chamberlain High School has gone through a tremendous transformation in the past few years. As the music director at this historical school, I have seen first hand the giant improvements made to our academic life here at Chamberlain since I began. I also know that band parents are by far some of the most dedicated, involved and organized parents in the school. Our band parents, specifically, have tirelessly worked to raise money for our band and Chiefettes so that we can provide them continuous opportunities to have extremely positive experiences with music.


The Chamberlain PTSA is currently looking for involved parents to be a part of theBoard. The open positions are President, Vice President, VP of Fundraising and VP of Communication. With band parent involvement in PTSA, we can continue to grow our music program and make it an even more integral part of student life here at Chamberlain. PTSA parents have the responsibility of raising funds for the school and making CHS an even better place to be for your student. Along with volunteering/participating with the band program and Band Boosters, I hope you will consider getting involved with PTSA. If you are interested, please email 

Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Griffis

February 12, 2019

Good morning parents and students!

I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! Our students have had a very busy few days - congratulations to those who participated in Solo & Ensemble as well as Jazz MPA and the Knight Parade. Thank you to all of the parents who came out to Brandon High school to support our jazz band/S&E performances and the chaperones who participated in the parade!

Please congratulate the CHS Jazz Ensemble on their first time attending February Jazz MPA. This marks the band's first time going for a rating and earned straight Excellents with high marks in musical fundamentals and tone quality. I am very excited about the continued development andgrowth of the jazz band program and EXTREMELY proud of your hard work.


After a very busy weekend, it's time to put our focus back on our Concert MPA performance at Blake High School in March. Continue to check your email for updates regarding MPA day and the official itinerary. Please see below for this weeks rehearsal schedule. Please notice that we will be having a lot of visitors in our band room to help make us better and it is important that all students are prepared and focused during class time and rehearsals.


Rehearsal schedule for the week:

Monday February 11th - Early Release Schedule, Ivan Wansley, Clinician (during class)

Tuesday February 12th - Woodwind (all woodwinds) Sectionals, 4pm-5:30pm. Dana Burt Clinician (during class)

Wednesday February 13th - Saxophone sectional, Mrs. Weintraub (Each saxophonist must bring $7.00)

Thursday February 14th - Rehearsal 4pm-6pm. Clarinet sectional with Mr. Cano (During rehearsal - each clarinetist must bring $5.00 each)

Friday February 15th - Clinician Dr. Mark Sosnowchik, New Associate Director of Bands, USF. Extended 4th Period, 11:15-12:45. Lunch provided by CHS Band Boosters.


Mrs. Griffis


Just a reminder that if you are planning on volunteering with the Chamberlain Band, you MUST fill out the online volunteer form with Hillsborough County Schools. Follow the link below to take care of your application - it should only take 5 minutes :).

Marching Band Leadership and Color Guard Camp

July 7 - 12, 2019 at Florida State University

The FSU Marching Band Leadership and Color Guard Camp is focused on building exceptional team leaders through comprehensive music and leadership instruction. This unique experience is designed for high school students who are involved (or want to be involved) in the leadership of their marching band.   It is ideal for all drum majors, section leaders, band captains, and color guard (flags and rifles only).  

Useful Links:

Apparel Store 


Media Article - "Sickles football takes on Chamberlain, but bands will make beautiful music together".  Link

Media Article - "Chamberlain and Sickles bands perform as Chickles". Link


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.


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!
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. 

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