• Copley High School Band

    Blurb

    11/26/19



    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, December 1 - 3:00-6:00 PM - Gift-wrapping fundraiser at Barnes & Noble. We are asking for students/parents who are good at wrapping gifts to volunteer at the Montrose Barnes & Noble. The band will get all donations made for gift-wrapping during this time. There are signup forms on each of the concert band Google Classrooms -- students, please sign up if you’re available!

    Tuesday, December 3 - 2:30-3:30 PM - Pep band rehearsal in the band room. 

    Friday, December 6 - 6:00 - Pep band rehearsal and play at the basketball game!

    Sunday, December 8 - 12:00-3:00 PM - Gift-wrapping fundraiser at Barnes & Noble to benefit the Copley Winterguard! Winterguard students - contact Brandon if you are available. 

    Monday, December 16, 1:40-3:30 PM - Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

    Wednesday, December 18 - CHS Band WINTER CONCERTS!

                      6:30 PM - 8th Grade Band and Wind Ensemble

                      8:00 PM - Freshman Concert Band/Symphonic Band

                                       Report times TBA



    Looking ahead . . . 

    In March, we are excited to welcome Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Director of Bands at The Ohio State University, to Copley to be our conductor-in-residence from March 9-March 11. He will be working with students throughout the week and conducting on the concert on March 11. We will be asking students to come in on March 9 for a special rehearsal with Dr. Mikkelson. March 9 is a Professional Development Day for teachers, so students do not have school. However, because of this INCREDIBLE opportunity to work with Dr. Mikkelson, each band will rehearse for an hour that day. Our TENTATIVE schedule will be as follows: Freshman Concert Band 11:00-12:15, Symphonic Band 1:15-2:30, Wind Ensemble 2:45-4:00. Please arrange your schedules accordingly, as we have provided over 3 months advance notice. Please email Mrs. Wade or Mr. Foster with any questions. 

     

    Important Concert Band Information

    Because concert bands meet at the beginning (freshmen) and end of the day (symphonic, wind ensemble), students and their parents often find it convenient to schedule appointments during those times (doctor, dentist, etc.). While we understand the reasoning, it is VERY difficult to prepare for performances and to meet musical objectives and standards when we are missing so many students in rehearsal. When possible, please refrain from regularly scheduling appointments during band time; try to spread them out so it is not always band that takes the hit. We appreciate your help! 

     

    Fundraisers

    We had the tumbler fundraiser that we recently completed. If anyone still has money out, please get that turned in to the BLUE drop box outside Mrs. Wade’s office BEFORE Fall Break! Checks payable to Copley Music Boosters.

     

    The Band Spirit Wear fundraiser has been extended until TOMORROW, 11/27! Get your order forms and money in to the blue drop box by tomorrow in order to get your awesome spirit wear!

     

    Next Year

    The Board of Education just approved the academic calendar for the next three school years, so we have started to plan next year’s marching band schedule. Because school is starting earlier next year, we will be holding band camp ONE WEEK EARLIER than usual. 

    Our proposed band camp dates for 2020 are as follows:

    Sunday, July 26, 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Monday, July 27-Friday, July 31, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

    We will have two days of PRE-CAMP the week before camp, and POST-CAMP will be M-Th, 8/3-8/6, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM, and M-Th, 8/10-8/14, 5:30-8:30 PM. 

    We know you are planning your vacations, so if your child will be participating in band next year, please avoid the week of 7/26-7/31, 2020. That is the most crucial week for students to be present. 

     

    Concert Band Google Classrooms

    It is important that EVERY band student signs up for the correct Concert Band Google Classroom. Assignments, announcements, reference recordings, and much more, will be posted to the Google Classrooms. Join now, students!

     

    FRESHMAN CONCERT BAND: 6mn7qrm

    SYMPHONIC BAND: yk4ixb

    WIND ENSEMBLE: gf1doa



    CONCERTS

    Concert dates for the remainder of the year are as follows:

    Wednesday, December 18 - Winter Concert - 6:30 PM 8th Grade/Wind Ensemble, 8:00 PM Freshmen/Symphonic Bands

    Saturday, January 25 - OMEA HS Solo & Ensemble

    Wednesday, March 11 - HS Band Concert - 7:30 PM, All HS Concert Bands - Auditorium

    Wednesday, May 13 - HS Spring Concert - 7:30 PM Auditorium

    Friday, May 15 - HS Band Banquet - 6:00 PM - CHS Commons