Reminders for the Week of October 28, 2019

1. Thursday, October 31. Halloween Parade at Palmer Elementary - For Band Students, Grades 8-12

Meet in Band Room at 12:15 pm. Parade at Palmer Elementary starts at 12:45 pm.
Attire: Halloween Costume or Show Shirt with any colored-pants.

2. Friday, November 1. Deadline to RSVP for November 6 Banquet & Awards - For Marching Band Students Only, Grades 9-12.

Please complete the google form below by Friday, November 1st  so we may know how many in your family are coming and what dish you'll be bringing. 



Marching Band Banquet this Wednesday, November 6

posted Nov 5, 2019, 2:46 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Nov 5, 2019, 2:47 PM ]

Let's celebrate the close of the marching season and all the hard work students have put into the season with a Pot Luck Banquet in the Cafeteria. All marching band students and their families are invited.

City High Marching Band Banquet & Awards - Potluck
Hosted by: CHMS Band Booster
Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 PM
City High Middle School - CAFETERIA

Students with last names beginning with A-G, please bring a dessert (e.g., cookies, cupcakes, etc.)
 
Students with last names beginning H-Q, please bring a main dish (e.g., chicken casseroles, pulled pork, lasagna, etc.). 

Students with last names beginning with R-Z, please bring a side dish (e.g., pasta salad, potato salad, green salads, etc.) 

Each dish should feed at least 10 people. Please bring dish between 5:45-6:00 pm. We will sit down for dinner at 6:15 pm. 

Beverages, cups, plates, bowls, napkins & cutlery will be provided by the Band Booster

Band Events for the Week of October 21, 2019

posted Oct 21, 2019, 5:50 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Oct 21, 2019, 5:50 PM ]

There are 2 events this week:

1. Thursday, October 24 - Fall Concert for Middle School and Zero Hour bands only. Concert starts at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.

Middle School band students need to arrive by 6:00 pm while Zero Hour band students need to arrive by 6:30 pm.

Attire: Concert Uniform as described in Band Handbook:  A black dress shirt; black pants (slacks) or black skirt, NO JEANS (Even if black); black socks or tights; solid black dress shoes; and, no jewelry, accessories, or clothing that will detract from the performance or a uniform appearance or that violates school dress code.

As always, the concert is free but donations are always welcome!

2. Friday, October 25 - the last Game Day for the marching season. Game starts at 5:00 pm. Light snack will be provided at Houseman. Bring water bottle. Section photos will be taken at Houseman time permitting. 

2:45 pm Practice starts after school
4:00 pm Change into uniform
4:30 pm Bus departs City for Houseman
5:00 pm Football game - Union vs. Grand Haven
6:30 pm Return to City

Attire: Full Uniform- Show shirt under jacket, thin shorts/pants to go under the uniform pants, black crew socks, Drillmasters marching shoes, gloves.

UPDATED: Schedule for Grandville Invitational

posted Oct 11, 2019, 5:22 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Oct 11, 2019, 5:23 PM ]

Because the band was NOT able to practice their marching drill this Friday afternoon due to rain, call time for Saturday, October 12, 2019, has been moved to 9:30 am to allow them to practice one hour before they change into uniform. We will still provide snacks before and after performance at Grandville HS but please send packed/sack lunch which they may eat as soon as we arrive at Grandville HS.  

Here is the updated schedule:
*Eat a substantial Breakfast before arriving**
9:30 AM -  Students arrive at City and practice marching drill
10:30 AM - Students get into Uniform. Full Band Picture in Gym.
11:45 AM - Bus Departs
12:15 PM - Arrive at Grandville High School.  Small snack will be provided  (cheese stick and juice). Eat packed/sack lunch from home.
1:00 PM - Warm up starts
1:45 PM - Perform on Field
2:00 PM - Go into stands and watch the rest of Class C Bands.  Another small snack will be provided  (cheese crackers, rice krispie treat and bottled water). Percussion load equipment before returning to stands.
3:30 PM - Awards
4:00 PM - Load buses and return home
4:30 PM - Arrive back at City. Students hang up their uniform then students are dismissed.

Students will be in FULL UNIFORM. Since forecast is in the 40's and they will be outdoors for about 4 hours, we recommend that they wear long sleeve shirt and long pants under their uniforms.

As a reminder, competition is at Grandville High School, 4700 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, Michigan 49418.There will be a nominal admission charge: Adults - $8; Senior Citizens and Students 6 and older - $6;  Children 5 and under - Free; Family (2 adults max and immediate children) - $24. Programs are $3. The competition starts at 1:00 pm but our band does not perform until 1:45 pm. The band will stay for the award ceremony.

UPDATED: Game Day Schedule for October 11, 2019

posted Oct 8, 2019, 1:27 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 5:48 PM ]

The schedule for Friday has been changed again; this time due to 100% chance of rain in the afternoon. We would all agree that we do not want our students to be out in the rain for hours. 

So here's the LATEST plan:
Students will NOT be dismissed early from class. Instead, they will go to band room at the end of the school day.
2:45 - 4:00 pm -  Indoor practice in band room
4:00 - 4:20 pm - Pizza dinner in band room
4:30 pm - Buses depart for Houseman weather permitting
4:50 pm - Pregame show weather permitting
5:00 pm - Game starts
6:00 pm (estimate) - Halftime show
6:30 pm - Load buses and return to City
6:45 pm - Arrive at City

In the event of pouring rain, students will remain in buses until just a few minutes before the halftime show. 

Also, students will be wearing "Not Full Uniform- Black pants (NOT uniform bib pants), black crew socks, Drillmasters marching shoes, show shirt." 

Marching Band Events for the Second Week of October 2019

posted Oct 5, 2019, 4:57 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Oct 5, 2019, 4:57 PM ]

1. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Mandatory Marching Band Practice followed by Performance at Football Game (Ottawa Hills vs. Forest Hills Central)

The game has been moved to 4:30 pm due to concerns of EEE.  We are still waiting on confirmation on when buses will be available to take students to Houseman so practice time is still TBD. However, we are expecting the band to perform around 5:30-5:45 pm so we should be back at school no later than 6:30 pm.  We will provide more details as they become available.

2. Saturday, October 12, 2019 - Mandatory Band Competition - Grandville Marching Band Invitational from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Lunch will NOT be provided so please make sure that your student eats a substantial breakfast. Your student will be given snacks before and after their performance.  

**Eat a substantial Breakfast before arriving**
10:30 AM - Students arrive at City to get into Uniform. Full Band Picture in Gym.
11:45 AM - Bus Departs
12:15 PM - Arrive at Grandville High School.  Small snack will be provided  (cheese stick and juice)  
1:00 PM - Warm up starts
1:45 PM - Perform on Field
2:00 PM - Go into stands and watch the rest of Class C Bands.  Another small snack will be provided  (cheese crackers, rice krispie treat and bottled water). Percussion load equipment before returning to stands.
3:30 PM - Awards
4:00 PM - Load buses and return home
4:30 PM - Arrive back at City. Students hang up their uniform then students are dismissed.

Please plan to attend to support our band students and wear your Rock Royalty shirt if you have one.  There will be a nominal admission charge: Adults - $8; Senior Citizens and Students 6 and older - $6;  Children 5 and under - Free; Family (2 adults max and immediate children) - $24. Programs are $3. The competition starts at 1:00 pm but our band does not perform until 1:45 pm. The band will stay for the award ceremony.

Grandville High School
4700 Canal Ave SW
Grandville, Michigan 49418

For both events:
Student Attire: Full Uniform as outlined in the Band Handbook: 
Show shirt under jacket, thin pants (not jeans) to go under the uniform pants, black crew socks, Drillmasters marching shoes, gloves. The rest of the uniform will be provided by the school (jacket, pants, hat, plume)
Volunteers: We still need bus chaperones/uniform assistants and stadium chaperones/field crew so if you are able, please send an email to cityhighmarchingband@gmail.com.  

Lastly, if student is unable to attend either or both events, please send an email to Mrs. Vermeer at vermeerk@grps.org with an explanation of the absence as soon as possible but before Friday the 11th.  

Marching Band Events for the First Week of October 2019

posted Sep 30, 2019, 9:29 AM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Oct 1, 2019, 6:50 PM ]

1. Wednesday, October 2 - Mandatory Parent/Guardian Meeting for DC Trip. 
Starts at 5:30 pm in the City Auditorium. 
If your student is interested in going on the Washington DC trip, then you need to attend this meeting.  
If you are NOT able to attend the meeting then please send an email to Mrs Vermeer so she may make alternate arrangements with you. She needs to talk to parent/guardian of every student who is going on the trip.

Details of the trip including dates, itinerary, and cost will be discussed. Trip packets including commitment contracts will be distributed. 

2. Friday, October 4 - Mandatory Marching Band Practice
Students meet after school in band room. Ends at 5:00 pm

3. Saturday, October 5 - Mandatory Pulaski Days Parade (West side on Fulton St. between Seward and Valley) 
Students must wear full uniform.
9:00 AM   - Arrive at City ** Eat a substantial breakfast before arriving.**
                   Upon arrival, change into band uniforms and put instruments together.
10:00 AM - Buses leave City 
11:00 AM - Parade begins   
11:40 AM (approximately) - Buses leave from parade and return to City
12:00 PM (approximately) - Band arrives at City
                - Students change back out of their uniforms
                - Dismissed
**Pit are required to go. Come talk to Mrs. Vermeer to find out what your role will be. **

Please send an email to Mrs. Vermeer if unable to attend any of these events.

Updated Friday 9/27 Schedule

posted Sep 25, 2019, 4:36 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 4:36 PM ]

Marching band practice will go on as scheduled for this Friday from 3-5 pm but band will NOT perform in a football game as originally scheduled. The game between Union and Reeths-Puffer  has been cancelled.

Rockford Marching Invitational Results

posted Sep 21, 2019, 3:27 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Sep 21, 2019, 3:28 PM ]

Congratulations to the City High Marching Band! We got a 71.9! That is a great start to the season and our highest score ever!!!!! Percussion got 3rd place !!!! Have an amazing weekend!

NEW Marching Band Events

posted Sep 19, 2019, 9:54 AM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Sep 21, 2019, 3:43 PM ]

Band Fundraiser (see attached flyer)
Enjoy an amazing dinner and support the band while you do it.
When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019; 3:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: River North Public House
20% of all meal purchases will go to our band for our trip to Washington DC for the July 4th parade

Mandatory High School Marching Band Parent/Guardian Meeting
If your student is interested in going on the Washington DC trip, then you need to attend this meeting.
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Where: City High Middle School Auditorium
Details of the trip including dates, itinerary, and cost will be discussed.


Note: If you are NOT able to attend the meeting then please send an email to Mrs Vermeer so she may make alternate arrangements with you. She needs to talk to parent/guardian of every student who is going on the trip.


SAVE THE DATE - Marching Band Banquet & Awards
A potluck celebration of the accomplishments of the band this season 
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: City High Middle School Cafeteria
Details to follow.

September 20 Practice and September 21 Competition

posted Sep 16, 2019, 6:50 PM by City High Marching Band   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 6:50 PM ]

Our first competition for this marching season is this Saturday, September 21 at Rockford High School (4100 Kroes Street, Rockford, MI 49341 - see attached maps). We will have an after school practice the day before. Both the practice and competition are mandatory for ALL members of the high school band program. 

Here is the timeline for everything happening:

1. Friday, September 20, 2019 - Band Practice from 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm

2. Saturday, September 21, 2019 Rockford Marching Invitational from 10:15 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will NOT be provided so please make sure that your student eats a substantial breakfast. Your student will be given snacks before and after their performance. 

10:15 AM - Arrive at City. Eat a substantial breakfast before arriving. Upon arrival, change into band uniforms, load equipment to band trailer
10:45 AM - Load buses
11:00 AM - Buses leave for Rockford
11:20 AM - Band arrives at Rockford, unloading everyone and equipment. Small snack will be provided  (cheese stick and juice)
12:00 PM - Band enters warm-up field
12:45 PM - Band exits warm-up field and moves to waiting position at the performance field
 1:00  PM - PERFORMANCE at Rockford
 1:15 PM - Performance ends. Another small snack will be provided  (cheese crackers, rice krispie treat and bottled water)
 2:15 PM - Awards
 2:40 PM - Load buses
 3:00 PM - Arrive at City.  Upon arrival, change out of band uniforms, unload equipment from band trailer  

AttireFull Uniform as outlined in the Band Handbook: 
Show shirt under jacket, thin shorts/pants to go under the uniform pants, black crew socks, Drillmasters marching shoes, gloves. The rest of the uniform will be provided by the school (jacket, pants, hat, plume)
Volunteers: We still need bus chaperones/uniform assistants and stadium chaperones/field crew so if you are able, please send an email to cityhighmarchingband@gmail.com.

Parents/guardians, please plan to attend to support our band students and wear your Rock Royalty shirt if you have one.  There will be a nominal admission charge: Adults - $8; Students (K-12) - $6;  Children 4 and under - Free; Seniors (60+) - $6; Family (2 adults max) - $25. Programs are $2. The competition starts at 12:25 pm but our band does not perform until 1:00 pm (see attached invitational schedule). The band will stay for the award ceremony at 2:15 pm.
Lastly, if your student is unable to attend the practice and/or the competition, please send an email to Mrs. Vermeer at vermeerk@grps.org with an explanation of the absence as soon as possible but before Friday September 20th.  

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