Monday, November 2, 2020

Spartan Regiment Update 11/2/20

Week of 11/2/20

Monday: No Rehearsal
  • Concert Horns 7am-8:30am;
  • 6:45am band opens; arrive by 6:50am; in seats by 6:55am; start 7am
  • Guard Rehearsal 7am-8:00am
  • Marching Percussion Instruments 7am-8:15am
  • No rehearsal; Tutorial opportunity; Final week of 2nd 6 weeks
  • Full Marching Band Rehearsal w/ marching horns 7am-8:15am
  • Full Marching Band Rehearsal w/ marching horns 7am-8:15am
  • HOME GAME - Midlothian; No buses; No Meal Deal
  • YOU MUST BE passing ALL classes with a 70 or higher in order to attend the Friday night games

Region/All-State Auditions & Entry Verification

Mr. Klein entered students last week for TMEA region/All-State band auditions. Please verify that you are signed up for the correct track. *CHS Band will be paying for student entry fees.*
We will schedule recording sessions in the CHS Band Hall the week of:
  • Phase 1: November 14th - 18th
  • Phase 2 & 9th Grade: December 5th - 9th

Fri, November 6th - Home Game vs Midlothian

**We are NOT taking buses to the game & No Meal deal after school**
Pre-sale ticket prices are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.

Pre-sale tickets will remain on sale until Friday, November 6, at 4:00pm.
After 4:00pm on Friday, November 6, any remaining tickets will increase to $8.00 per ticket.

All tickets will be sold online and there will not be ticket windows open at the stadium.  Concessions will be open on game night.  

Due to COVID rules, ticket capacity at BISD Stadium on the home side will be limited to 2000 tickets and 1500 on the visitor's side.    

As a reminder, this game is being conducted according to the rules and regulations of the University Interscholastic League. This facility is also following COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines as recommended by the UIL and State Authorities.  Please review the following guidelines and COVID Self-Screen to prepare for a safe and fun game.  

Performance Dates:

Friday, November 6th - Home Game vs. Midlothian
Friday, November 13th - Home Game vs Legacy
Friday, November 27th - Home Game vs Colleyville Heritage HS - Added Performance
Winter Concert Virtual Broadcast - TBA

Concert Band (Winds and Percussion) FULL BAND Dress Rehearsals:

  • Tue, November 17th 7am to 8:15am CHS Cafeteria
  • Wed, November 18th 7am to 8:15am CHS Cafeteria
  • Tue, December 8th 7am to 8:15am CHS Cafeteria
  • Wed, December 9th 7am to 8:15am CHS Cafeteria

Concert Band (Winds and Percussion) Recording Session:

  • Thurs, November 19th 7am to 8:15am Cafeteria in Concert Dress
  • Thurs, December 10th 7am to 8:15am Cafeteria in Concert Dress

Guard Recording Session

  • Monday, December 14th CHS Auditorium 5-7pm

Percussion Recording Session

  • Thursday, December 10th CHS Auditorium 5-7pm

Concert Dress:

Gentlemen:  All black semi formal (long sleeve collared shirt (no polos), black pants (no jeans), black belt, black socks, and black dress shoes.

Ladies:  Black dress (floor length) & black dress shoes or black blouse, black pants, and black closed toe flats. 

**Christmas accessories welcome**

AM Band Rehearsals:

We will have socially distant in-person morning rehearsals from 7:00-8:15am Tuesday through Friday each week. Band Hall Opens at 6:45am. Students should arrive by 6:50am; in chair at 6:55am producing sound. Virtual students may join us and go home right after rehearsal. We will also stream morning rehearsals through your schoology band class. This week we will start learning our Winter Concert Music.

2nd Supply Check Wed Oct 21st

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).   CLICK HERE for Supply Check Details


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**

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