Chamberlain High School Bands

HOME OF THE CHIEFS        9401 North Boulevard, Tampa, Florida  33612  


Director of Bands: Cal Fanara

Florida Bandmasters Association - District 7
  • By Brontë Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times
    By Brontë Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times
  • By Brontë Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times
    By Brontë Wittpenn, Tampa Bay Times

Week of August 26th-30th

Hello Mighty Chiefs!

This Friday is our first HOME GAME against Easy Bay HS! With that comes a few announcements:

- If interested in volunteering for the band (concessions, parent monitors, load/unload crew, running concessions, etc.) click above to our new Volunteer tab where you can find all the information you need to be a part of making the Band of the Mighty Chiefs run as smoothly as possible!! We are ALWAYS in need of volunteers, and no matter your circumstance, there is a JOB for you!!

-Rehearsal this Tuesday/Thursday from 4PM-7PM. Reminder: You are NOT allowed to leave campus in-between a rehearsal or game unless permitted by Mr. Fanara and escorted by a parent. If you do, you will not be allowed to perform at the halftime show for the following week.

-This week we will be finalizing uniform fittings, and some people may need to stay after rehearsal past 7PM to be fitted. PLEASE be flexible with this. I'm very timely with releasing kids at 7PM on the dot, but this is something that must be done prior to Fridays game.

-Every Friday the band is fed before the football game. This last week the band had hot dogs/veggie burgers. If you would like to donate food or help with this process, please email our volunteer coordinator Matt at

-Parents are NOT allowed to take home their child from a football game or before dismissal without notifying Mr. Fanara PRIOR TO THE GAME STARTING unless it is a medical emergency. Breaking this rule will give them a 0 for their performance grade.

-Next Friday is a BYE week, and in place is a rehearsal from 4PM-8PM. This is MANDATORY and will affect your grade if you do not attend. This has been on the calendar since before the 1st day of band camp.

-Students are responsible for purchasing their own flip folder and lyre. They can be purchased at Sam Ash music store, and other music stores. This is not a surprise, this was on the band parent packed handed out the 1st day of band camp.

-A student CANNOT participate with us until they have their medical release form signed and notarized. They are located online at under "Summer 2019 Mailer Band Camp Packet".


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 :)

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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.


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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