Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shared Band Photos

If you have taken or will take any pictures throughout the school year and are willing to share them with other parents, here is the link for our shared album:

Photos to share are any band related ones you take this year:  marching band, winter guard, winter drum line, sit down band concerts, etc.  The band council puts together a slide show at the end of the year and the more pictures the better.  Miss Johnson also has a couple of kids putting together a promotional video for recruitment purposes.  

If you have any questions or the link doesn't work, please send an email to

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fall Season Food Sign-ups

The sign-ups for helping with donations and serving food during fall band competitions is now on the blog!  Click on the Volunteers tab and then click on 2016 Fall Band Competition Food Sign-ups.  Each competition is listed on a separate tab at the bottom of the page.  Pay close attention to the dates of the competitions.  If you signed up at the beginning of the season to help serve food, your name will already appear in the serving area.  Please let Julie Ferguson know if you are not able to come at that time after all.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


All-State audition materials are available!!!  If you are interested in getting them before next week go here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Band camp run of the show

Hi everyone - this is the band camp run of the show.  It can also be found here.  Just a warning: it will start downloading immediately.  Also - I have updated the dates on my website.  They are now correct.  I have not yet updated the calendar but will do so when I get a minute in the next week or so.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Booster Meeting

On Tuesday, August 16th, there will be a booster meeting in the band room at 6:30 p.m.  All parents are invited to this meeting, although it is not mandatory.  We will be discussing the upcoming fall competition season and what our responsibilities as parents will be.  If you're new, this is a great way to see how the organization of the boosters works.  It's also a great way to be involved in your child's activities!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Band Camp is Here!

Band camp for all winds, drum line, and color guard members starts on Monday, August 8th at 7:30 a.m.  Camp ends each day at 8:00 p.m. and will run through Friday.  Here are some things to remember:

  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.  Please no jeans.  Think more on the side of exercise clothing.  Make sure that includes good shoes (marching shoes will wear out too fast and tend to cause blisters with that much marching).
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, and lots of sunscreen!
  • Water is a must.  A lot of the kids use the 1/2 gallon water jugs.  If you think you may get hungry between meals, you may also bring a snack.
  • Eat a good breakfast every day.  The kids will be burning a ton of energy throughout the day.  
  • Dinner every night is provided by the boosters and Tuesday, Thursday lunch.  Kids can bring a lunch from home for M, W, and F, or they can go out with their friends.  It's up to them.
  • Our drum major came up with a theme for each day of camp to make things a little more fun.  Here are the themes:
    • Monday--America 
    • Tuesday--Grizzly Day.  Show your school pride!
    • On Wednesdays, we wear pink.
    • Thursday--Crazy sock day
    • Friday--Section Day.  Each section comes up with their own theme for the day.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep.  This is a tough, but satisfying week.  You may be more tired than you've ever been before.  Take advantage of the time you are given to sleep.
  • Bring your equipment, music, set sheets (books given out on Monday), and a PENCIL every day of camp.
  • Be at least 10 minutes early in the morning.  If you're there at 7:30, you're late.
For Monday morning, the band is learning pregame with the drill team first thing.  Miss Johnson wants you on the field at 7:30 with your instrument.  Your music should already be memorized.

This season is promising to be our best yet.  Be ready to work and show you're ready to make the Grizzly Marching Band the best it can be.  Go Marching Grizzlies!

Technical Difficulties

The band email seems to be having trouble sending messages out right now.  We can receive incoming messages, and I can send individual messages, but it won't let me send group messages.  I will update this blog with any important information until the problem is resolved.  Please keep referring back to the blog daily to check for updates.  Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Band Camp Food

Band camp is quickly approaching.  For those of you who are new to the program and for those of you who might need a refresher, here's how food works for band.

Julie Ferguson and Christine Oldroyd are our wonderful food chairs on the booster board.  They are in charge of organizing meals and buying most of the food for all the meals for the camps and all the competitions.  They
cannot, however, do it alone.  Although they buy most of the food, we still need some food items donated and some volunteers to help serve the food.

To find the food sign ups, click on the Volunteer tab at the top of the page.  Then, click on 2016 Band Camp Food Donations.  Please make sure to look at the bottom of the sheet for the separate days of band camp.  Make note that the kids will be fed dinner every night of band camp, but only Tuesday, and Thursday for lunch.  They will need to responsible to feed themselves lunch on the other days.  Please make sure they eat well that week.  They will be burning a lot of calories.

Stay tuned for more information about band camp!  Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lehi Roller Mills Order Pick Up

The Lehi Roller Mills order has been delivered and will be available to pick up on Wednesday, August 3rd between 10:00 and 11:00 am in the band room. Please come get your order and get it delivered with a big thank you for supporting the Copper Hills Marching Grizzlies!!