Monday, October 12, 2020

Spartan Regiment Update 10/11/20

 Hello Spartan Regiment Family,

Week of 10/11/20

  • Monday: No Rehearsal/No School
  • Tuesday: AM Rehearsal 7am-8:15 AM
    • Blitz Dinner (split due conflicts & restaurant restrictions)
  • Wednesday: No Rehearsal (PSAT testing)
    • Blitz Dinner (split due conflicts & restaurant restrictions)
  • Thursday: AM Rehearsal 7am-8:15am
  • Friday: AM Rehearsal 7am-8:15am
  • No Game this week. Next Game Fri, Oct 23rd
**YOU MUST BE passing ALL classes with a 70 or higher in order to attend the Friday night games**

Fri, October 23rd Home Game vs Summit

Performance Dates
  • Friday, October 23rd - Home Game vs. Mansfield Summit
  • Friday, November 6th - Home Game vs. Midlothian
  • Friday, November 13th - Home Game vs Legacy

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.

2nd Supply Check Wed Oct 21st CLICK HERE for Supply Check Details

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.

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.

That's all for now! 

Mr. Klein