Band Schedule

THANK YOU DECA SOUTHWEST!!


Special thanks to our friends at DECA Southwest for their generous underwriting gift to support specific financial needs of the band program! This generosity promotes the success of the band program and brings together an amazing group of talented - and awesome - performers!
DecaSW
Thank you DECA Southwest for recognizing the value and benefits of the Chaparral Band Program, and, more importantly, for believing in our students! Thank you for your generosity!!


This Week In Band

Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 - PLEASE join the Jazz Band and Choir members at 7 p.m. both evenings in the Chaparral Auditorium for the POP CONCERT!!! These fun and incredible evenings always share the terrific talent of our students - and this year's Pop Concert line up offers a truly great time for all!! So, mark your calendars - and remember to bring cash for the admission!!

Tuesday, April 29 - 6 p.m. - Chandler Center for the Arts - State Concert Band Festival and Concert - Join the Chaparral Wind Ensemble as they perform during this event! This is quite an honor for the concert band...and we look forward to a wonderful performance by both Chaparral and other high school band members during this event!

Thursday, May 1 - 3:15 p.m. - The Jazz Band performs at South Mountain High School for the State Jazz Festival along with other Jazz groups from around the state! Awesome job Jazz I!!!!

Tuesday, May 6 - 7 p.m. - SPRING BAND CONCERT - Join us in celebrating the end of the year with performances by each of the Chaparral Spring Bands!!

Friday, May 9 - BAND CAMP PAYMENTS DUE into the Bookstore! This year's camp, from July 26-30 at Camp Shadows Pines in Heber, Arizona, will be $260 which is under the tax credit program. Therefore, please provide your check to the CHS Bookstore by the due date!! Also - as a reminder - ANY Arizona resident who files Arizona state tax is eligible for this tax credit!! So, PLEASE ask your friends, coworkers, neighbors and other family members to assist with these payments - or to make a donation to the tax credit account to assist other band members who may need financial assistance throughout the season! Eligible tax credit amounts: Single taxpayers - $200 or Married taxpayers - $400. THANK YOU!!!

Friday, May 16 - End of Year Picnic at Cactus Park! This greatly anticipated annual event is fun for both current and future Marching Band members - and families! So, please mark your calendars from 4-7 p.m. that day and join us to celebrate the end of the year and learn the new band leaders for the 2014-15 Marching Band!! As a reminder...band members running for Band Council need to ensure that all projects are completed as due!

Thursday, May 22 - Graduation!! All Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Band Members perform at the Commencement Ceremonies!! The Band's performance helps celebrate this wonderful night for our graduating seniors - so, thank you for helping your band member prepare for this performance - while also ensuring adequate study time for the Friday finals!

Please check with your band members as to call times, dress codes, etc. for all the preceding events!!

Band Booster News: The Band Boosters held elections for certain leadership positions for the upcoming school year this week! Congratulations to the following new officers:

President: Carla Monson
Vice President: Lisa Denton
Vice President - Volunteer Coordination (setting up the volunteer system): Fabiana Stauffer
Webmaster and Communications Secretary: Don Kim

Over the next few months, these Board members will work with Mrs. Mireau and the outgoing Board members to continue the enthusiastic support of the Chaparral Firebird Band Program!! There are some positions that remain open into the new school year, so we encourage you to consider being involved with the Board members and leadership team!! We are, as always, appreciative for ALL your involvement in supporting the Band members and Band Program!! Congratulations to all!!

Finally, we're attaching the final draft of the Bylaws for your review. PLEASE email boosters@firebirdband.org
with your approval or any points of clarification of the bylaws by Friday, April 25. Effective April 25, if we have a quorum of current Board members who approve these, without objection to the contrary by the membership, the new bylaws will be approved. As you will see, the new bylaws open the opportunity for greater involvement by family members and alumni (both student and family members).

Draft of Band Bylaws

Thank you ALL for EVERYTHING that you do to support your band member and the band program!!!

Enjoy the weekend - and we look forward to seeing you at the many upcoming concerts and events!

Please see schedule below for more important dates and information!!!

2014 CHG Spring Semester Update

All the best,

Kris Cook and the Band Booster Leadership Team





2013-2014 Firebird Band Accomplishments

Gilbert Invitational

 

3rd Place in Division III - ASU Band Day


1st place in Division 2A at the 43rd Annual Rowland Field Tournament in Rowland Heights, CA
5th place in Auxiliary and 5th place in Percussion
"Music Sweepstakes Award" for Highest Music Performance scores


1st Place in Division III - Gilbert Invitational
Caption for Music Performance
Caption for Visual Effects


 

Don't Forget to Pickup Your Butterbraid on April 22nd

Want to help pay for your child's 2014 band fees with no out of pocket costs to you?

A few parents have been working on a fundraising opportunity that allows us to raise funds while we spend money on things we actually need!

The exciting part of this program is that each family has the opportunity to utilize funds they raise to offset their band expenses.

The holidays are approaching and using script (Gift Cards) to pay for items you will purchase over the next several months is a great way for everyone to benefit.

Please contact gzischke@aol.com for more information.