Band Schedule

This Week In Band

 






July 11, 2016

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2016 Marching Band Camp
Marching Band Camp @ Camp Shadow Pines is July 30 - August 3. If you haven't paid yet, Please contact Mrs. Mireau ASAP to let her know if you plan to attend. Band Camp is $260 and 100% tax credit eligible. We would like to see EVERYBODY at camp!
For more info please check out http://www.campshadowpines.com/

Students need to be at Chaparral packed and ready to load up at 8:00am on Saturday July 30th. Permission slip, packing list and medical form may be accessed here.

After loading all equipment we will roll out at 9:00am. We are traveling to and from Camp on charter buses. The buses will return to Chaparral on Wednesday August 3rd around 5pm.

Drumline/Percussion Summer Practices
Sean Mireau, the Chaparral Percussion instructor will meet with all in-town drumline/percussion members for guided practice sessions throughout the summer. We know that some students have summer school, so we have made the rehearsals later in the day to accomodate these studens taking class, traveling, eating lunch and then coming to practice.

Tuesday May 31 @ 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday June 7 @ 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday June 14 @ 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday June 28 @ 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday July 12 @ 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday July 26 @ 1:30-3:30pm

All Drumline/Percussionist are expected to come to as many practices as they can while they are in town. The Band pays to have the A/C on in the band room during these practices and we don't want our money to go to waste.

Any other marching band member may use the band room or practice rooms during this time as well…that is Tuesday’s from 1:30-3:30pm.

Reminder about summer rehearsals and band camp
All brass and woodwind players need to have a flip folder and lyre to hold all of your marching music by Thursday July 28th.
All percussionists need to have a three ring binder with sheet protector pages to hold all your marching music by Thursday July 28th.
All color guard need to bring work out clothes and flexible shoes / tennis shoes to all rehearsals and camp. Please bring any flags, rifles, or sabers that you may have borrowed over the summer to our rehearsal Thursday July 28th.

Percussion Exercises
ALL Percussionists need to go to www.firebirdband.org/students.html, look for the Percussion Exercise Files, print out the exercises and use the sound files to practice at home!
You may pick up a practice pad from Chaparral any Tuesday during the summer drumline rehearsals.

Student Leaders
  • Drum Major = Lauryn Marquis
  • Piccolos & Clarinets = Dagny Cunningham
  • Saxophones = Maggie Orm
  • High Brass = Will Monson
  • Low Brass = Aidan Haugen
  • Percussion = Christian Fagiolo
  • Color Guard Captain = Maya Banos

Student leaders have summer training sessions the week before camp. Please report to the band room Monday July 25th at 10am for your first day of work. We will review marching techniques, learn how to run sectionals and do commands etc. This session should end at 2pm. Please bring a snack.

The training will continue Tuesday July 26th at 11am and also Thursday July 28th at 11am. Tuesday we will work until we’re ready, and Thursday you are just in one hour before the rest of the band arrives.

Please bring your instrument and flip folders each day and shoes for marching. You may need to empty out some old music to make room for the new show tunes or please get new pages. Also make sure your instrument is in good working order and you have plenty of reeds to get you through training and camp. Bring a snack if you like as well.


Summer rehearsals for Everybody begin July 28th
Rehearsal is from 12-2pm. Then we will have a rehearsal and Camp meeting Friday July 29th from 9am-1pm. Band camp up in Heber,AZ is July 30th - August 3rd .

Band Council
  • President – Maggie Orm
  • Vice President – Jacob Chinthagada
  • Secretary – Hailey Heinzen
  • Treasurer – Macey Kravitz
  • P.R. Rep. – Devon Barros
  • Historian – Maya Banos
  • Equipment Manager – Aidan Haugen
  • Librarians –Dagny Cunningham & Sydney Anderson
  • Rep. – Christian Fagiolo
  • Rep. – RJ Hernandez
  • Rep. - Alec Rubin

The first Band Council meeting of the new school year is on Monday July 25th at 12pm. After the meeting you will begin your jobs to prepare for camp. Please also bring you instruments as you will be able to run through the new show music with the section leaders.

On Friday July 29th please plan on staying after rehearsal gets out, to make sure everything is ready for camp. (until at least 2pm)

Ice-cream Social Friday August 12th
12th this is a concert for all parents, family and friends of Chaparral Marching band members. The concert begins at 7pm. At the Ice cream social the Firebird marching band will perform all the music rehearsed at camp and show families what we’ve learned. Please plan to attend the concert to meet Mrs. Mireau, the director of bands, our amazing band booster group, meet other band parents and learn more about the program!

Please make sure your competition dates are free
It is very important that everyone is able to be at all of our competition events. Please plan ahead.
October 1 - Gilbert Marching Invitational
October 7-11 - California Competition & Disneyland Parade
October 15 - ASU BAND DAY
October 29 - Ironwood Ridge Marching Invitational
November 5 - State Marching Festival
November 12 - ABODA Sate Championships

We are looking forward to a spectacular 2016 Season and are very excited about it. Thank you for being part of our band program! The 2016 schedule can be found here

Jennifer Mireau
A.M.E.A West Region Band Chair
Director of Bands Chaparral High School
A+ School of Excellence
Scottsdale, Arizona


Carla Monson for the
Firebird Band Boosters
boosters@firebirdband.org





 

 


 

 

 

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