August 16, 2018
Good afternoon parents!
Please see the below information regarding first week reminders and an itinerary for tomorrow's football game. Please read the document carefully to ensure your student is prepared for our first performance tomorrow. We are in need of a few parents to chaperone and assist with dinners and loading equipment. Please email myself or Belinda Rensch, our Band Booster President ([email protected]), if you are interested in helping our band students with their first performance. You won't want to miss it!!
Week 1,August 13-17 2018
Chamberlain vs. Sickles (Away)
Parents and students,
After such a productive week and a half of band camp and an impressive performance at our friends and family show, I hope you are as excited about what this season has to offer as I am! As the school year fast approaches, I wanted to give you some need-to-know information regarding our game this Friday and other reminders:
The Tampa Bay Times interviewed both Chamberlain and Sickles Band students about our upcoming game this Friday J. Follow the link to read this awesome article that features our wonderful band students! https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/Sickles-football-takes-on-Chamberlain-but- bands-will-make-beautiful-music-together_170925812
Thank you to Kathy Corcho and our awesome band parents for getting ALL of our Mighty Chief band students fitted for their uniforms!! We will be wearing our uniforms at the first home game against Gaither High School on August 24th.
Now that band camp has completed, we are officially on our regular rehearsal schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-7pm. Please refer to the calendar and weekly emails for upcoming events, football games, parents meetings and itineraries.
Our first football game is THIS FRIDAY at Sickles High School. The band will be traveling to Sickles and performing their Opener for the first time!!! We will also be joining up with the Sickles band following our Opener for a joint performance of “Havana”.
NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE AWAY GAME (OR STEP FOOT ON THE BUS) WITHOUT HAVING TURNED IN THEIR NOTARIZED MEDICAL RELEASE FORM, AND FIELD TRIP FORM. Notaries are available in the main office of Chamberlain High School, and can notarize your forms as long as a parent is present.
Please remember to bring and submit your Uniform and Instrument Rental payments as soon as possible! Uniform Rental is $37.45 and Instrument Rental is $42.80. Please see Mrs. Griffis to set up a payment plan or if you need to set a different payment date.
Remember to fill-out the Volunteer Serve Form in order to assist the band during our exciting events – Homecoming celebrations, chaperoning away games, feeding the band, etc! It can be found here.
Itinerary for Friday:
Dress Code: All students need to be decked out in Chamberlain green and gold. Face paint, green and gold accessories, and spirit gear are encouraged!! Students will need to wear jean shorts or khaki shorts (appropriate length based on the Dress Code rules listed in the Student Handbook).
We will be busing to Sickles High School on HCPS School buses. Students must have all forms signed and
notarized (medical release only) before getting on the bus!
4:00pm Brief rehearsal (football field)
5:00pm Load Trailer, Dinner Break
5:50pm Load buses, leave CHS
6:45pm Arrive at Sickles, Unload Trailer
Approx. 8:30pm Halftime performance, followed by a joint performance of “Havana” by the Chamberlain and
Sickles Band students!!!!!
Approx. 9:30pm Load trailer, leave Sickles HS Approx .10:00pm Arrive at CHS, Unload Trailer
10:15pm Building Secured
I hope all parents are able to attend our first game and cheer on the Band of the Mighty Chiefs! It’s going to be a GREAT season!
Amanda R. Griffis
Chamberlain High School
Tampa Bay Times Article - "Sickles football takes on Chamberlain, but bands will make beautiful music together".
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.