MAKING A BAND PAYMENT?

VENMO: Payment to “@Creekview-BBC

ZELLE: Payment to “CreekviewBBCTreasurer@gmail.com

CASH/CHECK: Send to band office B150

INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENT INFORMATION

Dear Future Mustang Band Members!

My name is Arturo Denis, Director of Bands at Creekview High School and am excited to have you join our program soon! This email has information to help you and your 8th graders enroll for BAND going into High School. Being in band 9-12th grade is a commitment we make together through mutual investments in lessons, equipment, time management, instrument upgrades, trips, leadership, band fees, volunteer time and booster boards!

BAND students START TOGETHER and we want them to FINISH TOGETHER: Lets help our kids cross the finish line and have the opportunity to see the amazing experience that awaits them in their High School Years!

Presentation Slides to for you to review:

THE BAND SIGN UP PRESENTATION FOR 8TH GRADERS

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YV3syBYVO1epvUOirgde8lWmg5jyaCoSjuIj30jFIR0/edit?usp=sharing

*This is for all our current 8th graders to review with parents - brief insight and guide to enroll for band in HS. The BIGGEST TAKE AWAY is that your students will need to put down our band course number in order to secure the right scheduling in the fall. BAND COURSE 2706. Help our student have the opportunity to experience the great journey of being in band. Band in High School has a greater variety of events, performance opportunities, growth, leadership, friendships and memories! We're a TRADITION RICH, FAMILY CULTURE! You belong here.

ENROLL FOR BAND 2706.PDF​ (quick guide on "how to enroll for band" review this with your band student)


CHSBAND Incoming Parent Information

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JJi5CG6lVOrPBgseSyr2aWsYqQMGxRMX7Fwa2mtUo_I/edit?usp=sharing

*This presentation is for parents. We introduce you to the world of high school band and cover events from fall to spring. We can’t wait for you to see the transformation and growth your kids will experience while a part of our band program. Together, we will have a memorable and incredibly 4 years of music and performance! We're partners with you in seeing your kids succeed - band it their home and place of belonging - leadership, life skills, academics and performance will greatly enhance your student lives!

FINE ARTS: Programs of Study (CREEKVIEW BAND)

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AO1YbnBry8b1BDyHWhKJprblmm-JJL3WwJ-xggIB9zw/edit?usp=sharing

*View a variety of 4 year graduation plans that include band courses based on playing ability and interest. Your kids will move up through our ensembles over the course of their time in CHS. They might begin in Concert Band or Symphonic Band and will move up. We have additional courses they will be interested in such as Jazz Band, Colorguard, AP Music Theory and Independent Study their senior year.

FUTURE MUSTANG.PDF ( browse through our welcome to band document - this is 2021 version)

*we will have a document like this sent to you in the coming months. It will highlight the upcoming schedule for summer band and events.

BASIC TIMELINE:

1. Counselors will visit your kids at the Middle Schools to talk about COURSE OFFERINGS soon

2. 9th grade students will fill out their "9th grade Course Sheets" THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO PUT BAND COURSE 2706 as an elective choice.

3. Middle School students will visit Creekview High School at some point this semester to explore and walkthrough our programs of study!

4. All Middle School / High School band students will get the Creekview Band audition material before Spring Break so they can prepare.

5. Students will audition at our HS campus in May. Their playing ability will determine band placements.

6. All incoming freshmen MUST attend our May CHSBAND Registration Day – May 13th (Saturday)

7. Summer Band schedule will be released and emailed to everyone!

8. BAND BEGINS - your kids are now in High School and the BEST BAND IN WORLD!

YES:

  • Kids can be in sports and band

  • we want all kids to cross the finish line. START TOGETHER. FINISH TOGETHER 6th grade through Senior year.

  • being in band HELPS your students pass their classes because if they don't pass, they can perform for us and we all everyone to perform!

  • we're partnered with you to see your kids succeed in all classes and their musical interests

  • There is a band fee, but you also GET a lot more resources and materials.

  • Students travel in buses to away football games, marching contests, UIL, special performances and our annual spring trips!

  • All our parents get involved and participate, volunteer, join our boosters and become great friends with other band parents

  • Band will make THE most positive impact on your child. They will GROW and make you tear up along the way

  • we have a very professional and supportive booster - cant wait for you to join

Questions? Please email me anytime - denisa@cfbisd.edu


CALENDAR EVENT DATES 2022 - 2023

All Band students are required to attend all scheduled rehearsals in preparation for shows & performances.

Be sure to sync your personal calendars to our Creekview Band Google.

Easiest way to do this: create a google account / calendar > go to our band schedule page > press the + button and add all of our CHS calendars to yours!

CREEKVIEW BAND FULL YEAR GOOGLE CALENDAR


WEEKLY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - **After school ( students will need to plan on eating snacks in advance of rehearsal)

Mondays: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesdays: 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Wednesdays: Day Off (unless we have a THURSDAY game that week or a Monday Holiday)

Thursdays: 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Fridays: Football Games (Home / Away)

STANDRIDGE STADIUM REHEARSALS

TBD MONDAY 5-9pm - students are picked up and dropped off by parents

2023 FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULE

8/25/23 TH GRANDBURY (HOME)

9/2/23 FRI NEWMAN SMITH (HOME- VISITORS)

9/9/23 FRI LAKEWORTH (AWAY)

9/16/23 FRI SPRINGTOWN (AWAY)

9/23/23 FRI LAKE DALLAS (HOME) - HOMECOMING

9/30/23 FRI FRISCO EMERSON (AWAY)

10/07/23 FRI FRISCO INDEPENDENCE (HOME) 8th Grade Night ****

10/14/23 FRI DENTON HIGH SCHOOL (AWAY)

10/21/23 BYE WEEK

10/27/23 TH FRISCO MEMORIAL (SENIOR NIGHT)

11/4/23 FRI ARGYLE HS (AWAY)


2023 Marching Contest/ Band Events

8/13/23 SATURDAY PARENT PERFORMANCE (CHS)

09/24/23 SATURDAY PLANO DRUMLINE CONTEST

10/01/23 SATURDAY MIDLOTHIAN MARCHING CONTEST

10/08/23 SATURDAY SPRINGTOWN MARCHING CONTEST

10/17/23 MONDAY UIL MARCHING CONTEST

10/22/23 SATURDAY AREA MARCHING CONTEST

11/12/23 SATURDAY LEWISVILLE DRUMLINE CONTEST


ALL REGION AUDITIONS

11/28/23 MON Phase 1 Woodwinds

11/29/23 TUE Phase 1 Brass & Percussion

12/3/23 SAT Phase 2 & 9th grade auditions


CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCES

12/6/23 TUE CHSBAND WINTER CONCERT

2/13/24 TUE WINDSYM/ HONORS COMBINED CONCERT

3/30/24 TH PREUIL CONCERT (RANCHVIEW)

4/13/24 WED UIL CONCERT & SIGHTREADING EVALUATIONS

4/27/24 THURS CHSBAND SPRING CONCERT

BOOSTER CONTACTS 2022-2023

DEDICATED TO OUR STUDENTS, DIRECTORS AND BAND PROGRAM

CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTER CLUB

Director of Bands

denisa@cfbisd.edu


President

creekviewbbcpresident@gmail.com

1st VP

Fundraising@CreekviewBand.org

2nd VP

Logistics@CreekviewBand.org

Treasurer

creekviewbbctreasurer@gmail.com

Historian

Historian@CreekviewBand.org

Spirit Wear

SpiritWear@CreekviewBand.org

Uniforms

Uniforms@CreekviewBand.org


Hey Band Parents!


Welcome to an exciting and awesome year! Our students have been having great summer rehearsals, and our Board has been hard at work getting ready for all that is in store for this new school and band year ahead! In this email, we have listed our Board members and general info for the next couple events that you need to know about!


As a Booster Club, we will send out emails from time to time in addition to the Director’s weekly communication. We want to keep everyone informed. We will also have general meetings to review the plans and current status of the Booster Club throughout the year. In addition, we hope to have some parent events soon so we can all get to know each other better! If at any time you have a question, please feel free to contact me or any of the Board members.


We need you parents to volunteer! The few of us parents on the Booster Board love helping our band program, but we can’t do it alone! Please consider helping at football games, marching competitions, or the variety of other events that occur throughout the year. If you are interested with helping on a committee, please contact me, our Volunteer Coordinator, or Mr. Denis.


The District requires all volunteers to have a yearly background check on file. You will be able to complete this background check starting August 1st. Please go to this website for more information: https://www.cfbisd.edu/community/volunteer


Away game meals: Each year we coordinate meals to be offered to our students before away football games since time is short between the end of the school day and leaving for the far away stadiums. We are currently working on getting all the information together for the couple away games we have this year. The first game will be Saturday, August 28th at 11am. We will be arranging a meal for purchase by our students since the game will be over the lunch hour. A sign up for ordering each game day meal will be sent out a week or two prior to the game, so please be observant of when those sign ups are sent out.


BAND PRACTICE INFO

BAND PRACTICE

MARCHING BAND Schedule: 3 afterschool rehearsals.

Monday - 4 :00pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday – :400pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday - Day off

Thursday - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday - GAME DAY


TEMPERATURE / OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Both Band and Athletics utilize data from the WBGT index. It takes into account the current temperature plus the heat index for its calculation. We have protocol in place to protect our students through the suggested tiers of hot weather.

WHAT TO WEAR: It may be warm for a while still so for the time being, we encourage that all our kids come to practice with comfortable running shoes/ no high tops. Athletic shorts/ short sleeve T shirts, hats, sunglasses and their facemasks.

WHAT TO BRING:

· 1 Gallon of Water or a Large Water Jug (iced)

o No sharing of water, snacks or equipment

o Drink plenty of water THE DAY BEFORE REHEARSAL

· Flip Folder – with music / Labeled with students NAME/instrument

· Music – inside their flip folder

· Instrument – any additional equipment needed

RESTROOMS: Some rehearsals may have limited use of restrooms due as we’ll have our band staff working with / instructing students. Students should utilize the restrooms closes to the auditorium.

DROP OFF: We will have ALL Band students dropped off for band practice at the North CHSBAND practice lot – parents can then exit by driving through and around the back side of CHS. If a parent would like to stay in their cars and wait they can do so in the student lot or faculty lot as long as there is an open space. Please be patient in the lot if we have a traffic build up and please do NOT honk – as to not distract our students/ teachers. Students will need to have all their equipment/water with them at drop off and will NOT be entering the school unless they are approved by the directors based on instrument storage needs.

PICK UP: When we finish rehearsals – students will participate in a BAND DISMISSAL and then can move towards their designated pick up locations. Students are expected to adhere to social distancing BEFORE, DURING and AFTER each practice – this includes during WALKING to a car or band hall or set destination. Be flexible with students and plan to be available for your student so that they have time to travel or prepare for their next scheduled class or event.

WATER, WATER, WATER : most students have experienced a longer term indoors this past 6 months and will need to be conscious of dehydration. We are asking that all our students be conscious about drinking clear fluids the night before rehearsal, in the morning prior to attending and throughout the band practice in order to avoid dehydration. A small plastic bottle of water WILL NOT BE ENOUGH. Plan ahead so your student maintains healthy hydration!

REHEARSAL ATTENDANCE: this is SUCH an important piece for us. Students/ families have selected a choice of enrollment (Traditional on-campus / remote learning) Remote students have the great option of attending extracurricular classes live during the day and also attending our scheduled rehearsals before and afterschool. WE NEED TO KNOW that we can count on your student to be present at rehearsals or to identify if they will be Virtual Only. We will be at the mercy of your ATTENDANCE to learn and meet our daily goals through individuals, sections, ensemble and program.

REHEARSAL BREAKDOWN

· Meeting

· Stretch and Run (physical conditioning)

· Marching Fundamentals

· Sectionals (small groups) – Section Leader based

· Warm up Block / Music block

· Learning Drill

· Full Ensemble Block/guard, perc, band – cleaning drill

· Dismissal

ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Region Music is available on our website

Fan Pledge Fundraiser: Schedule in August each year! This is the most successful and collaborative way we fundraise with our students and fan base.

PRIVATE LESSONS – will be a very important support system for our students, we ask and hope to have 95% or more enrollment in our lessons program to help advance our students proficiency and level of enjoyment in band! We’ve got about 6 months of deficiency to overcome. Together (class room instruction, virtual assignments, lesson study and parental support / encouragement) we will be able to bring our kids back up to speed. Lessons are an expense, but more importantly an INVESTMENT in your child and a strong support from parents to further promote their skill, musicianship and enjoyment.

LESSON TEACHER CONTACT PAGE

*Scholarship assistance application available in the lessons contact page. This is due by Aug 21st - All requests will be reviewed by a scholarship committee and awarded on a need basis. LATE APPLICATIONS will not be accepted as funds will have been allocated. Awards available after Sep 8th. Questions? Email me – denisa@cfbisd.edu

CHS Principal Joe LaPuma sent out an email on Parent Square. We have about 1500 students enrolled. He announced that we would be shifting to a Block Schedule – this would put 4 classes on an A day and 4 classes on a B day.


CREEKVIEW MUSIC FOLDER - You can print off anything you need and begin organizing your music for the fall!

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1tDIZn8lC4uliD1XCwrsBmCYK0f1IBIDC


LETTERMAN JACKETS - order your jacket now!! All students are eligible – including freshmen to order our AMAZING and UNIQUE to Band Letterman Jackets. When you order one now – you’ll be able to get yours in by the time the game season gets cold! Don’t wait. Use the link below to find the order form, sizing and contact information for MECA JACKETS through Yolanda McCormick

https://sites.google.com/cfbisd.edu/creekviewband/about-us/letterman-jackets?authuser=0


BAND SUPPLIES

We have the following items and can sell them to you and have you pick up at school

Flip folders $5

Clar Reeds $3

B.clar Reeds $5

Asax Reeds $3

Tsax Reeds $5

Bsax Reeds $5

MARCHING BAND GUIDES: we finally have a starting document of technique and review of our marching style and introduction to basics.

Click on our MARCHING GUIDE to browse and begin learning!


JOIN US: CASTING FOR CREEKVIEW GUARD NOW!

WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/cfbisd.edu/creekviewband/about-us/creekview-guard?authuser=0

What is Color Guard?

Color Guard is a performance activity that involves dancing and spinning flags, rifles, and sabres. During the fall season, color guard performs with the marching band at football games, pep rallies, and local/national competitions. During the winter/spring seasons, color guard performs indoors, separate from the band at competitions both local and nationally. Please watch this short video HERE to see what we do.

Who can join?

ANY student that will attend CHS for the 2020-2021 school year. Boys and girls both welcome! No experience is necessary, we will teach you how to do it! Most of our members show up with zero experience, and we have a great staff that can teach anyone how to do it.

Try-outs

We are currently accepting members for the 2020-2021 school year! Please fill out this form for more information about tryouts and color guard in general. Even if you’re not quite sure yet, signing up is a great way to learn more about it and see if it’s something you’d enjoy!

**Color Guard fulfills both your Fine Arts and P.E. credit requirements for high school.**

If you have any questions, please send me an email at creekviewcg@gmail.com.


RANK ONE: Medical History/PHYSICALS

UPLOAD YOUR MEDICAL/PHYSICALS ON RANKONE:

Instructions for filling out Band Paperwork

1. Log on to Rank One – www.rankonesport.com

2. Click “Fill out Electronic Forms” - top right corner

3. Click on State – TX

4. Click on Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD

5. You may register for an account if you wish before signing the paperwork – click on “Register Now!”

6. Click on “Electronic Participation Forms” – on the top of the screen in black

a. Click on “CFBISD Emergency Form”

i. Fill out Student name, ID number, and click on Creekview for school attending – on top (must use legal name that the school has non file)

ii. Fill out the Athletic emergency form as completely as possible

iii. Sign – student and parent both sign

iv. Click submit – at bottom of the page

b. Click on “Medical History”

i. Fill out Medical History of student

7. Click on “Download and Print”

a. Click Physical (if needed)

i. Print

ii. Fill out Medical History and both parent and student sign the bottom

iii. Take Filled out medical history and blank Physical Exam form to your doctor to fill out and sign

iv. Recommendation – make a copy for your records -

v. Scan and fax to Coach Sundquist (sundquistr@cfbisd.edu) or Turn in one copy to Coach Sundquist or Coach Fonken-Crouch (Staff Athletic Trainers)

8. If you have completed your participation physical already – please email to Rob Sundquist – Head Athletic Trainer – sundquistr@cfbisd.edu

Medical History Form / Physical

BAND ACTIVITY PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL HISTORY FORMS?

All RETURNING Band members that have a Physical on file for the Academic School year.

QUESTIONS? Email Mr. Denis: denisa@cfbisd.edu

Link to Medical History Form –

https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/forms/PrePhysFormRvsd4_24_20.pdf


It is in the best interest of your child’s health and safety to schedule your appointment with your child’s primary care physician or local clinic, early, in order to be ready for the fall.

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