Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Spartan Regiment Update 6/22/20

Hello Spartan Regiment Family,

Make sure you continue to practice your instrument, marching fundamentals, and keep physically active this summer. Don't veg out playing video games the whole summer! We are tentatively planning on opening the band hall on Tuesday, July 7th for guard/drumline sectionals, lessons, and optional wind sectionals. Stay tuned for more information. Know that we will adhere to BISD/TEA/UIL guidelines. Students - Try to spend some time outside to get acclimated to the hotter weather so August camp won't be a shock to the system. Drink lots of water when outdoors.

20-21 CHS Band Information Meeting Video

Are you a Freshmen, NEW member to the group, or a Veteran? Please take a moment to watch our information video about the CHS Band program.

Freshman Parent Meeting Video
CLICK HERE to get more information about the 2020-2021 season

Band Fees (Everyone has the GREEN light to pay band fees ONLINE)
It's important to stay on track with the band fees. We purchase a lot of items for the students & pay for marching techs, colorguard techs, percussion techs, & masterclass teachers. Most of the money is spent in August. If you need a different financial arrangement than the $125 per month please email Mr. Klein. Please make your payments online in Cut Time with a debit/credit card.**You MUST create a username & password first**

**Parents and students please watch these short videos to get familiar with our system. No need to SELF REGISTER, you should have received an invitation email requesting you to setup your username and password. Check your inbox & spam folder to see an email from CutTime.

NEED HELP with CUTTIME?: Watch my short YouTube Videos for CutTime help
How to Setup your Username and Password

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How to Pay Your Band Fees with a Credit Card

Upcoming payments:
1st $125 due Mon, June 1st
2nd $125 due Wed, July 1st
3rd $125 due Sat, August 1st
4th $125 due Tues, Sept 1st ($500 due in FULL)

Sat, July 25th - 20-21 CHS Band Registration 9am-4pm 

ANY OUTSTANDING FEES MUST BE PAID AT THIS TIME. Please check your CutTime account.
*Required Forms WILL be sent out the week of July 20th*
Please try to attend during your time slot, however if you have an unavoidable conflict you may come at an earlier time.
  • 9am - Seniors
  • 10am - Juniors
  • 11am - Sophomores A-M
  • Noon - LUNCH BREAK no registrations
  • 1pm - Sophomores N-Z
  • 2pm - Freshman A-M
  • 3pm - Freshman N-Z
1st & 2nd Band Fee payments due $250 total (Online Payments Please!)

School Instrument Checkout/Percussion Instrument Usage Fee- $75 to CHS Band Boosters - separate check from Band Fees; You can request online payments with debit/credit card. Send Mr. Klein an email BEFORE registration.

Need Student Leadership and Adult volunteers to work during Band Registration. Please see sign-up and help the registration run smooth. Thank you!  (LINK coming soon)

August Camp!

July 27-July 31, Aug 3-7, Aug 10-14, Aug 17-18 8am-5pm (Lunch 11:30am-1pm)
This is where we will be deciding our primary marching spots & begin learning the drill for the show as well as the rest of the show music, stand tunes, & drill team tunes. Any absences need to be communicated in writing to Mr. Klein prior to the absence - aklein@bisdmail.net; Work or not having a ride is not excused.


Extra Summer Dates: *corrected dates and times from last email
July 7 & 14 *tentative* 9am-11am Dance/Flag, 11am-Noon Rifle, 12-1pm Sabre
July Colorguard Camp - July 20-24 9am-5pm


Extra Summer Dates: *corrected dates and times from last email
July 7 & 14 *tentative* Battery- 10am-4pm
July Battery camp - July 20-24 9am-5pm
July Front Ensemble Camp - July 20-24 9am-5pm


The 2019-2020 ACT & SAT dates have been released. Please check our calendar before signing up for tests. There are MANY opportunities that do not conflict with Band/Drumline/Winds/Colorguard contests where we need 100% of our members. We have added all these good dates to our Google Calendar so you can see how they line up.

Good SAT Dates:
Aug 29, Nov 7, Dec 5, May 8, June 5, 2021
Good ACT Dates:
Sept 12, June 12, 2021, July 17, 2021

Conflicting SAT Dates (Do not sign-up for these):
Sept 26 Mansfield Contest ALL DAY INCLUDING MORNING
March 13 - Possible Guard Contest or Drumline/Winds Camp (don't sign up if you are in one of these groups)

Conflicting ACT Dates (Do not sign-up for these):
Oct 24 - UIL AREA contest
Dec 12 - Phase 2 & 9th Auditions (don't sign up if you are in one of these groups)
Feb 6 - Possible Drumline/Winds/Guard Contest Date (don't sign up if you are in one of these groups)
April 17 - WGI World Perc/Winds Championships - Drumline/Winds (don't sign up if you are in one of these groups)

Marching Contest & Performance Dates:

These dates are required for ALL Spartan Regiment Marching Band members regardless of role/position. Please clear the whole day and do NOT sign up for the ACT or SAT or go on vacation on these dates. We need 100% of our team to be successful. It is a Test Grade; unexcused absence is a 0.

Sat, Sept 26 - Preview of Champions Marching Contest (All Day @ Mansfield ISD Stadium)
Sat, Oct 3 - Birdville Contest (All Day @ Birdville ISD Stadium)
Sat, Oct 10 - BOA Dallas Regional (All Day @ Pennington Stadium)
Sat, Oct 17 - BOA Waco Regional (All Day @ Baylor McLane Stadium)
Tues, Oct 13 - UIL Region 30 Marching Contest (Time TBA @ TBA)
Sat, Oct 24 - UIL Area Marching Contest (All Day; Location TBA)

Congratulations to the 20-21 CHS Band Booster Board Elect!

A huge thank you goes out the 19-20 CHS Band Boosters for all of your hardwork and dedication to the Spartan Regiment. You guys made history with getting the Spartan Regiment down the road to San Antonio. Welcome 20-21 booster board! We look forward to the collaboration.

President Denise Landin
VP - Kari Trevino
Secretary - Kendra Spier
Treasurer - Angela McWhorter
Co-Treasurer - Melissa Schulter
Co-Treasurer - Felice Abbott
Director of Hospitality - Lisa Davis
Volunteer Coordinator - Shauna Ramos
Director of Colorguard - Patty Bird
Director of Percussion - Margaret Lewis
Publicity/PR - Heather Scheve
Director of Internal Communications - Kristi Sparkman
Director of Pit Crew - Gary McWhorter

20-21 LEADERSHIP Band Outreach Project

Leaders are on the mission to make sure our band is growing. They are currently reaching out to their sections to compile names and numbers so they can communicate Google Hangouts or any updated summer information. They are also reaching out to incoming Freshmen to introduce themselves, answer any questions they may have, and making sure they are registered for band. Leadership Band Outreach Project is being headed up by Mr. Murphy, so leaders should reach out to him with updates and questions.

LEADERS - Please make sure your calendar is clear for the following dates this summer:

Leadership Camp with Jeff Jones, July 16th 9am to 1pm
Work Days - July 20-21; 8am to 4pm

*NO cost to leadership team this year.*

Letter Jacket Fitting Date Mon, July 20th 5-6:30pm

You must be current on ALL BAND Fees. Please login to CutTime to see more details. More information will be sent out once received, but at the latest mid July. Stay tuned!

WGI World Championship Refund Update 5/19/20

Refund checks from Green Light have been cut and are in the mail. Mr. Mooney and Mr. Kearns and boosters will be working together to complete refunds. Be on the lookout for refund or credit confirmation email end of June. Thank you for your patience.

Supplies Doc


20-21 Private Lessons

We wanted to send you an important update about private lessons. Our private lesson staff will continue to teach via skype, facetime, or online lessons. These lessons will need to be set up directly with the private teacher.

Please understand that lessons are the sole source of income for many of our teachers. We know these are difficult times, but if you can continue your lessons it would greatly help our extended regiment family.

If you are NOT in lessons and would like to be, it’s not too late to join! This would be a GREAT way to keep your student continually learning and having fun while school is out. Please complete the attached google form to sign up and we will put you in contact with one of our private lessons teachers.


Birthday Parades Update from Murphy

If you would like a band sponsored birthday parade for your child in front of your house, please reach out to Mr.Murphy directly at shawn.murphy@bisdmail.net with a few days advanced notice. All birthday parades are by request only from this point forward."

Remember to use our many resources to stay connected!

www.spartanregiment.org Website & Google Calendar of whole year through June 2021
Facebook - Centennial Spartan Regiment (closed group)
Instagram - @spartan_regiment
Twitter - @spartanregband

That's all for now! Thank you for your patience as we work through everything. We hope your family is staying safe and healthy. Hope to see you soon. WE MISS YOU!!!

Andrew Klein
Burleson Centennial High School Band
WGI Dallas Regional/NTCA Perc Champs Contact
201 S Hurst Rd
Burleson, TX 76028
Phone: 817-245-0366
Fax: 817-447-2152

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