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


Announcements

Wind Ensemble recording from the Concert - Did anyone record the wind ensemble performance from the concert last week? If so, please contact Mrs. Mireau jmireau@susd.org ASAP. She needs a copy of it for the Disney application.

Jazz Band 0 Hour Thursday - Thursday (12/22) 0 hour is for jazz band students only. If you are only in marching band only, then you don't need to attend on Thursday. Marching band 0 hour will continue through 12/17.

Future Announcements I won't be sending out announcements every week now that marching band season is over and things are going to get less busy. I will send them out as needed for the rest of the year.

Florida Trip - Please remember that be current you should have paid a total of $650.00 so far (the total amount for the trip is $1,000). If you have not paid the $650, it is due to the bookstore ASAP. There is still room for more students to go, so if you have been thinking about it and want to go, please pay your money to the bookstore. The last payment of $350.00 is due January 9th, so please plan ahead to have the money in. If you'd like to pay the balance now that would be great. If you have questions please email Mrs. Mireau jmireau@susd.org

Solo and Ensemble Contest and Regional Band Auditions - Mrs. Mireau is the regional chair and she needs 5 parent volunteers to help on Friday, January 23 (in the afternoon) and more parent volunteers to cover shifts all day Saturday, January 24th. All symphonic band and wind ensemble students are participating, plus many jazz band and marching band students, please consider helping out while your student performs. It is at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix-4201 E. Knox Rd Phx 85044. Please contact Fabiana to volunteer. volunteers@firebirdband.org

Spring Schedule - The spring schedule will be out soon. Marching band has a scheduled monthly tune-up that you will want to note. Jazz band, wind ensemble and symphonic band will be included.

Parada del Sol - The band is marching in this parade. Wind ensemble, jazz, and symphonic band students can also march. It is Saturday February 14th. Please mark your calendars now. We will need volunteers to help with this. If you don't volunteer it's a fun parade to take the family and watch.

2015 Band Camp - Band camp is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 5th at the same camp in Heber, AZ. School starts Monday, August 10th.


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







Band Spring 2015 Florida Trip

Florida Trip Update

The third payment of $250.00 is due December 5th. $800 dollars of the total trip amount is tax credit and $200 is non tax credit.

Your student should have brought home the tentative itinerary and the payment schedule. If you have not seen it, it is below.
2015 Florida Trip Payment Schedule

The trip is March 7 - March 11, 2015

Giftcard Fundraiser

Earn money for your child's Florida Trip and Other Band Fees (Band Camp, Las Vegas Trip, Band Booster Fee, etc.) with no out of pocket costs to you!

This is a great program that uses giftcards from thousands of companies both large and small to who give a discount to your child if the giftcard is purchased through the Band Booster Scrip Program.

To learn how this works to go the Fundraising page of this website for more information


Re-link Your Fry's Card to Chaparral Band Boosters

Your Fry's card needs to be re linked to Chaparral Band Boosters each year for the band to continue to receive funds from the Fry's Community Rewards Program. If you are not sure if your card is linked, please look at the bottom of your next Fry's receipt. It will say 'Chaparral Band Boosters' if your card is linked. Please link your card to the band and please ask your friends and family to link their cards too:

Go to www.fryscommunityrewards.com

Sign in to your Fry’s account or register for one.

Select My Account and then Account Settings

Scroll down to Community Rewards and select edit.

Select Chaparral Band Boosters #80255. Then save.