Monday, June 7, 2021

Spartan Regiment Update 6/6/21

 Hello Spartan Regiment Family,

Thank you to everyone that attended and helped with the 2021 Band Registration! It literally took Mr. Klein weeks to enter all the data from band registration last year. The VOLUNTEERS made Saturday successful. 

Alright everyone, the 21-22 Spartan Regiment season starts this week. We are very excited to get back to playing, spinning, and moving again, but we have several housekeeping items before we start. If you have not registered for band, please complete all the links listed below. Band Fees can be paid in CutTime starting on June 21st, if not earlier. Stay tuned. Lastly, the BIGGEST fundraiser of the year is on WEDNESDAY. The Blitz (telethon format) raised $38,000 last year. See below for more important information. 

Week of 6/6/21


Monday:  
  • June Camp 8 AM - 5 PM (lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM); Arrive by 7:45 AM
Tuesday:  
  • June Camp 8 AM - 5 PM (lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM); Arrive by 7:45 AM
Wednesday:  
  • June Camp 8 AM - 5 PM (lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM); Arrive by 7:45 AM
  • BLITZ Fundraiser at 10:30 AM!! Telethon Format
Thursday:  
  • June Camp 8 AM - 5 PM (lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM); Arrive by 7:45 AM

Friday:  

  • June Camp 8 AM - 5 PM (lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM); Arrive by 7:45 AM
  • Parent Performant 7 PM - Location:  Learning Center on the Curve
Saturday:  

  • Summer Break!!!


June Camp!  Monday - Friday, June 7th - June 11th

  • 8 AM -5 PM (Lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM); Can leave or bring a lunch

  • Parent Performance FRIDAY 7 PM - CHS Learning Center

  • Workout type clothes & water jug/bottle (will be indoors)

  • 1st $125 Band Fee payment due in CutTime


BLITZ Fundraiser - NEXT WEDNESDAY June 9th at 11 AM

The Blitz Fundraiser is what makes up the difference between our band fees and what the other groups charge, so it is important we keep doing well at the Blitz Fundraiser so we can keep our fees lower.  The Blitz Fundraiser will be held in person so start making your list of Friends & Family members to call (AT LEAST 15 contacts)!  Our goal is $40,000. More money means more money for Marching Band Costumes, Props, Consultants/Techs, and travel costs!  So let's earn as much as we can to help our program be successful this year and next year. The most profitable section and friends WIN a TEXAS DE BRAZIL steak dinner!!

*Vets - Old logins do not work, BUT your contacts have been saved from previous Blitz fundraisers*


Band Registration - PAST DUE


(URGENT: Staff loses Skyward Communication May 30th)
It's time to register to be a part of the 2021-2022 Spartan Regiment! The information provided in this form is then put into our CutTime system to communicate Regiment Updates, pay band fees, process instrument check-outs, T-shirt sizes, uniform sizes...etc. 

IMPORTANT - we will import NEW member information in CutTime
  • You will receive an email to create your own username and password. Please don't sign-up through their website, it can create a duplicate account.


UIL Physical DUE AUGUS 1st!

  • UIL is requiring all marching band students to get a physical. 
  • All Marching Band members NEED a Physical on file with Mr. Klein by AUGUST 1st..  
  • Please see Mr. Klein's email for a link that contains frequently asked questions about UIL Physical and how it's being implemented.

In Person Summer Band Camps: July and August 2021-2022


July Band Camp (ONLY Guard & Percussion) (Lunch 11:30am to 1pm)

  • Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 23rd 8am to 5pm

August Band Camp (Lunch 11:30am to 1pm)

  • Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 17th 8am to 5pm


Offsite Summer Band Camp


Up to 12, $150 scholarships are available through the Centennial Band Boosters for Students who wish to attend an Offsite Band/Music/Guard Summer Camp. Such as: Baylor Band Camp, Texas State Band Camp, UNT Percussion Camp, MA Summer Camp (Guard), and Music For All Band Camp. Please complete the application below and submit to the band directors and booster board for review. You will be notified if you have been selected for a scholarship.

Congratulations to the 2021 - 2022 Spartan Regiment Leadership Team!


LEADERS - Please make sure your calendar is clear for the following dates this summer:
  • Work Day - Band Registration Saturday, June 5th
  • Sat July 17th - Leadership Training All Day
  • Work Days - July 20-21; 8am to 4pm


2021-2022 Fall Marching Band Fees $500


After much discussion with the Band Directors & Band Booster Executive Board, the Marching Band Fees next year will be $500 (the same as 19-20 year).  The monthly payments will stay $125 each month, and last payment is Sept 1st.

Percussion Usage Fee - $75 or Instrument Usage Fee - $25 per semester

*At this time all payments will be made in CutTime with debit/credit card* Reach out to Mr. Klein for more information.


Need HELP with CUTTIME?


How to Setup your Username and Password


How to Pay Your Band Fees with a Credit Card

That's all for now! 


Mr. Klein

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Spartan Regiment Update 5/31/2021

Hello Spartan Regiment Family,

Alright everyone, the 21-22 Spartan Regiment season starts this week. We are very excited to get back to playing, spinning, and moving again, but we have several housekeeping items before we start.

Monday:  
  • Holiday
Tuesday:  
  • No Activities
Wednesday:  
  • Zoom Leadership Meeting @ 12 PM (10 minutes)
  • CHS Graduation at AT&T Stadium
Thursday:  
  • No Activities

Friday:  

  • Registration Setup (Student Leadership 3-5 PM and Parents 5-7 PM)

Saturday:  

  • Band Registration 



Band Registration


(URGENT: Staff loses Skyward Communication May 30th)
  • It's time to register to be a part of the 2021-2022 Spartan Regiment! The information provided in this form is then put into our CutTime system to communicate Regiment Updates, pay band fees, process instrument check-outs, T-shirt sizes, uniform sizes...etc. 
  • Complete the forms (sent via email) before you arrive to expedite your registration experience

IMPORTANT - we will import NEW member information in CutTime
  • You will receive an email to create your own username and password. Please don't sign-up through their website, it can create a duplicate account.

Saturday, June 5 - CHS Band Registration 9am-4pm

  • ANY OUTSTANDING FEES MUST BE PAID AT THIS TIME.  Please check CutTime.
  • Masks are required indoors
  • 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 $125 Band Fee payment due (to CHS Band Boosters)

School Instrument Checkout - $75 to CHS Band

*separate check from Band Fees


2021-2022 Fall Marching Band Fees - $500

After much discussion with the Band Directors & Band Booster Executive Board, the Marching Band Fees next year will be $500 (the same as 19-20 year). 

  • The monthly payments will stay $125 each month, and last payment is Sept 1st.
  • Percussion Usage Fee - $75 to CHS Band - separate check from Band Fees

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


Volunteers NEEDED for Band Registration


Band Registration will be held this year on Saturday, June 5th from 9am-4pm in the CHS Band Hall. To help keep our Registration running smoothly we need parent & student volunteers to help at each station of the registration process. Please use the link below to see how you can help out the Regiment. There are 2 time slots throughout the day morning (8:30 - 12:00) or afternoon (12:30 - 4:00) or you can sign-up for both!!! We can't wait to see you! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at the info. provided below... I'd love to help you!

Parent Setup/Training Friday, June 4th 5-7pm (use as much time as you like)

Student Setup 3-5pm (Creating Signs, Software Training, Setting up Cafeteria, & Copying Music for June camp

Shauna Ramos


In Person June Band Camp

  • 8am-5pm (lunch 11:30am-1pm); can leave or bring a lunch

  • Parent Performance FRIDAY 7pm CHS Arena

  • Workout type clothes & water jug/bottle (will be indoors)

  • 1st $125 Band Fee payment due in CutTime


BLITZ Fundraiser - NEXT WEDNESDAY June 9th at 11 AM

The Blitz Fundraiser is what makes up the difference between our band fees and what the other groups charge, so it is important we keep doing well at the Blitz Fundraiser so we can keep our fees lower.  The Blitz Fundraiser will be held in person so start making your list of Friends & Family members to call (AT LEAST 15 contacts)!  Our goal is $40,000. More money means more money for Marching Band Costumes, Props, Consultants/Techs, and travel costs!  So let's earn as much as we can to help our program be successful this year and next year.

*Vets - Old logins do not work, BUT your contacts have been saved from previous Blitz fundraisers*


UIL Physical DUE AUGUS 1st!

  • UIL is requiring all marching band students to get a physical. 
  • All Marching Band members NEED a Physical on file with Mr. Klein by AUGUST 1st..  
  • Please see Mr. Klein's email for a link that contains frequently asked questions about UIL Physical and how it's being implemented.

In Person Summer Band Camps: July and August 2021-2022


July Band Camp (ONLY Guard & Percussion) (Lunch 11:30am to 1pm)

  • Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 23rd 8am to 5pm

August Band Camp (Lunch 11:30am to 1pm)

  • Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 17th 8am to 5pm


Offsite Summer Band Camp


Up to 12, $150 scholarships are available through the Centennial Band Boosters for Students who wish to attend an Offsite Band/Music/Guard Summer Camp. Such as: Baylor Band Camp, Texas State Band Camp, UNT Percussion Camp, MA Summer Camp (Guard), and Music For All Band Camp. Please complete the application below and submit to the band directors and booster board for review. You will be notified if you have been selected for a scholarship.

NEW Booster Board!


We would like to welcome the NEW 2021-2022 CHS Band Booster Board. We are very grateful for the diligence of our current board in a difficult year and we are excited to welcome new faces into a normal school year.  Denise will send messages to those of us leaving the board to reach out to their counterparts to begin transition. 


"It has been such a pleasure to get to know each of you a little better over this last year.  I wish the Regiment continued success and I will always be in the bleachers at half-time to watch you!" Denise Landin


Congratulations to the 2021 - 2022 Spartan Regiment Leadership Team!


LEADERS - Please make sure your calendar is clear for the following dates this summer:
  • Work Day - Band Registration Saturday, June 5th
  • Sat July 17th - Leadership Training All Day
  • Work Days - July 20-21; 8am to 4pm

Band Class Passoff Schedule - TEST GRADES

Passoff assignments are TEST grades. Students may retest to receive up to full credit, but students must retest before the end of the 6 weeks.

Need HELP with CUTTIME?


How to Setup your Username and Password


How to Pay Your Band Fees with a Credit Card

That's all for now! 


Mr. Klein

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Spartan Regiment Update 5/24/2021

 Hello Spartan Regiment Family,

Man....that was a busy week!!! It was great seeing everyone all dressed up at the banquet on Sunday. The venue, food, and experience was superb. Thank you to Lisa Davis, Shauna Ramos, Melissa Copper, Deanna Lewis, Margaret Lewis, Melissa Behney, Heather Scheve and MANY others. Also a big shoutout to our Brass Instrument Cleaners helpers on a very rainy Sunday. The money saved will be returned in many other ways.

Monday:  
  • Instrument Check-In ALL WEEK
Tuesday:  
  • Appreciation Luncheon
Wednesday:  
  • Senior Walk - Wear Band Jersey with jeans/shorts
Thursday:  
  • No Activities

Friday:  

  • No Activities

Important Spring Dates (Updated)

  • Band Registration - June 5th (Saturday)
  • June Camp! Monday - Friday, June 7th - June 11th
  • Parent Performance - June 11th (Friday) 7 PM - 8 PM


Letter Jacket Applications PAST DUE


Band Registration


(URGENT: Staff loses Skyward Communication May 30th)
  • It's time to register to be a part of the 2021-2022 Spartan Regiment! The information provided in this form is then put into our CutTime system to communicate Regiment Updates, pay band fees, process instrument check-outs, T-shirt sizes, uniform sizes...etc. 

IMPORTANT - we will import NEW member information in CutTime
  • You will receive an email to create your own username and password. Please don't sign-up through their website, it can create a duplicate account.

Saturday, June 5 - CHS Band Registration 9am-4pm

  • ANY OUTSTANDING FEES MUST BE PAID AT THIS TIME.  Please check CutTime.
  • Masks are required indoors
  • 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 $125 Band Fee payment due (to CHS Band Boosters)

School Instrument Checkout - $75 to CHS Band

*separate check from Band Fees


2021-2022 Fall Marching Band Fees - $500

After much discussion with the Band Directors & Band Booster Executive Board, the Marching Band Fees next year will be $500 (the same as 19-20 year). 

  • The monthly payments will stay $125 each month, and last payment is Sept 1st.
  • Percussion Usage Fee - $75 to CHS Band - separate check from Band Fees

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


In Person June Band Camp


Lunch 11:30 AM to 1 PM

  • Monday, June 7th through Friday, June 11th 8am to 5pm
  • Friday, June 11th 7pm to 8pm Parent Performance (staff welcome to attend)


UIL Physical DUE AUGUS 1st!

  • UIL is requiring all marching band students to get a physical. 
  • All Marching Band members NEED a Physical on file with Mr. Klein by AUGUST 1st..  
  • Please see Mr. Klein's email for a link that contains frequently asked questions about UIL Physical and how it's being implemented.

In Person Summer Band Camps: July and August 2021-2022


July Band Camp (ONLY Guard & Percussion) (Lunch 11:30am to 1pm)

  • Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 23rd 8am to 5pm

August Band Camp (Lunch 11:30am to 1pm)

  • Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13th 8am to 5pm
  • Monday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 17th 8am to 5pm


Offsite Summer Band Camp


Up to 12, $150 scholarships are available through the Centennial Band Boosters for Students who wish to attend an Offsite Band/Music/Guard Summer Camp. Such as: Baylor Band Camp, Texas State Band Camp, UNT Percussion Camp, MA Summer Camp (Guard), and Music For All Band Camp. Please complete the application below and submit to the band directors and booster board for review. You will be notified if you have been selected for a scholarship.

NEW Booster Board!


We would like to welcome the NEW 2021-2022 CHS Band Booster Board. We are very grateful for the diligence of our current board in a difficult year and we are excited to welcome new faces into a normal school year.  Denise will send messages to those of us leaving the board to reach out to their counterparts to begin transition. 


"It has been such a pleasure to get to know each of you a little better over this last year.  I wish the Regiment continued success and I will always be in the bleachers at half-time to watch you!" Denise Landin


Congratulations to the 2021 - 2022 Spartan Regiment Leadership Team!


LEADERS - Please make sure your calendar is clear for the following dates this summer:
  • Work Day - Band Registration Saturday, June 5th
  • Sat July 17th - Leadership Training All Day
  • Work Days - July 20-21; 8am to 4pm

Band Class Passoff Schedule - TEST GRADES

Passoff assignments are TEST grades. Students may retest to receive up to full credit, but students must retest before the end of the 6 weeks.

Pay Band Fees Online - All Fees PAST DUE


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**

That's all for now! 


Mr. Klein