Monday, September 21, 2020

Spartan Regiment Update 9/20/20

Hello Spartan Regiment Family,

Here we go!! Our first public performance is this Thursday, Sept 24 in the AT&T Stadium for the Battle of the Boot (see link below for the schedule)

Upcoming Performance:

  • Schedule sent via email
  • Thurs, Sept 24 - Boot Bowl CHS vs BHS (7pm @ AT&T Stadium)

  • Meal Survey needs to be completed (see above)

Letter Jacket Fitting Date - Thursday, Oct 1st (During Band Class)

If you are CURRENT on ALL band fees, you should have received a letter jacket packet. Please login to CutTime to see more details. Packets will be emailed to students by Wednesday. If you can't be fitted during class, please contact the company to setup an appointment with the business. Contact info is listed in the packet.

AM Marching Band Rehearsals

We will have socially distant in-person morning rehearsals from 7:00-8:15am Tuesday through Friday each week. Virtual students may join us and go home right after rehearsal. We will also stream morning rehearsals through your schoology band class.
  • Tuesday-Friday 7:00am-8:15am (this may change if needed);
  • Band Hall Opens daily at 6:45am; Tubas & Perc only in the band hall before rehearsal.
  • Attendance is taken right at 7:00am - arrive 15 early to get to field/get instrument
  • Arrive in athletic clothing; bring school clothes in a bag to change after rehearsal. ALL CLOTHES and bags need to be taken home daily. The band hall is not your bedroom.

BLITZ Fundraiser - NEW RECORD!!

Congratulations! A NEW RECORD has been set for the Spartan Regiment ($36,342). Previous record was $35,725. This is an amazing accomplishment considering the circumstances and a non competitive year. Prize winners will be announced once all donations have been tallied.

1st Supply Check this Wednesday, 9/23 PLEASE read attachment

Supply Checks are pass or fail, so if you are missing 1 item it is a zero.  Students can bring items later for full credit before the end of the six weeks grading period. We do have supplies available for purchase in the band office (please have exact change).


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 $100 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

How to Pay Your Band Fees with a Credit Card

Upcoming payments:

  • 1st $100 due Mon, Aug 31st

  • 2nd $100 due Tues, Sept 30th ($200 due in FULL)

Virtual Meeting Links/CHS Band Music

CLICK HERE for Google Meeting Links & Music

Use the Regiment MAIN ROOM for your band class - We are going to continue to use the Virtual Band Camp Grid IN CASE Schoology crashes and if students need to download music.

All State Music & NEW Tutorial VIDEOS

TMEA released the 2020-2021 All-State music last week. Auditions (Region and Area) will be conducted via video submission upload. More details to come as TMEA finalizes the process. TMEA also announced the new All-State Percussion Ensemble for the 2021 TMEA convention. This means they will take more percussionists from Area auditions to fill the All-State Bands, Orchestras, and the new Percussion Ensemble. Obtaining a spot in the Texas All-State Ensembles can lead to scholarship money regardless of college major.

CHS Band has traditionally used this music as a big part of our fall curriculum with weekly testing. Test scores were then averaged to determine concert band placements. At this time, the director team has decided to make this music optional enrichment for the fall semester. For more information about the All-State process, click on the YouTube link below and skip to 23:42.

Freshman Parent Meeting Video 

Supplies Doc

20-21 Private Lessons
Our private lesson staff 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.  

That's all for now! 

Mr. Klein