Thursday, September 15, 2016

Eat Breakfast and Support the Band!

Saturday, September 17th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. we are having a Spirit event at Chick-fil-A!  Take or show this flyer to the cashier when you order your food and the Grizzly Bands will receive a percentage of your meal!  Tell all of your friends and family!  Thanks for supporting the CH Grizzly Bands.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Weber Review

Weber Review at Weber State University will be held on Tuesday, September 20th.  Here is the schedule for that day:

1:00--Kids board buses to take them to Weber State (they will have already eaten lunch at school).
3:10--Warm up time begins
4:15--Performance time

Students will be excused for the last class of the day.

After the kids perform, they will watch the remaining 2A bands and then the boosters will feed them a delicious dinner.  Miss Johnson plans on staying to watch all the bands that night so the bus will return around 11:30 p.m.

If you would like a map of the Weber State stadium, click here.  If you are coming to watch, admission is $5.00 per person.  Please wear your band shirts or school colors so we can represent in the stands.

Parents are welcome to ride the bus.

As always, students should have:

  • All black marching shoes
  • LONG black socks
  • Something comfy to wear under their uniform
  • A jacket for when the sun goes down

Monday, September 12, 2016

A quick note from MJ.
Dear Parents,
    Thank you so much for coming to Parent Preview and watching your students at the beginning of  this marching season.  As usual, I got a little tongue-tied and forgot to say a couple of things.

1.  Although that was an excellent first performance, you will be surprised at how much progress we will make throughout the season.  Please plan on attending as many competitions as you can - your students deserve to see that you support and love them.  (Information will be available here on the blog and also from the students.)

2.  Our Band Booster Board is amazing.  They created our magnificent backdrops and arranged for everything that happened at the performance (uniforms, Red Rocks paperwork, front colorguard screens, etc.) to go smoothly.  A special kudos goes to Eric Moulton, who came up with the design for our backdrops and spearheaded the team that built them, and Michelle Moulton, who is all things Grizzly Bands.  I am here to tell you - our organization would not function without her and all the hard work she does.  Her leadership and countless sacrifices have made my job easier and have directly benefited your students.  Thank you so much, Michelle!

3.  Your students are wonderful.  I have never worked with students who worked harder or who had better attitudes.  Okay, they're teenagers so they're not perfect all the time, but I am constantly impressed as to how well they take criticism, how hard they push themselves, and what amazing human beings they are in general.  Thank you for raising them right and letting them do what they do.  And thank you for sharing them with me, if only for a little while.

Good start of the season - looking forward to the rest!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Parent Preview

Parent Preview night is coming up on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the CHHS stadium.  This is a free event for all of your family and friends to come and get their first glimpse of this year's marching band.

Immediately following the performance, in the band room, we will be collecting insurance information and travel consent paperwork for our trip to St. George (Red Rocks) at the end of October.  Here is what you need to bring to complete the paperwork:

  • Go to and print out the form.  In some cases, you may be able to fill in all information before printing it.  If, for some reason, you are unable to print one off at home, there will be copies for you that night.
  • Please copy the front and back of your insurance card.  Again, if you cannot get a copy made before that night, we will have a copy machine available.  If you do not have insurance, no worries!  There is a space on the form for you to indicate so.
  • We will have 2-3 notaries there to notarized all documents (free of charge).  Please make sure you have a picture ID with you for the notary.
The more items you have prepared before you come, the faster you will be out of there!  All students going to St. George must have this paperwork completed in order to go.  If you are not able to make it that night, you will be responsible for gathering and notarizing on your own.  The school does have its own notary that won't charge, but you would need to make arrangements.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Back Drop Building Party!

We had fun building the back drops on Saturday.  Those who came worked extremely hard and it paid off.  Here are some pictures from that day:

Friday, September 2, 2016

Pick Up Times

Parents: please change your marching band rehearsal pick-up times to 6:15 and 9:15.  Rehearsal ends at 6 and 9 and it takes the students time to get to the band room, put their instrument/equipment away, and get out to your car.  We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced waiting for your students.  

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Potatoes are Back!

It's time once again for our Potato Fundraiser!  The sale runs from now until the end of September.  Each student should receive an order form during his/her band/percussion class this week.  If they do not come home with an order form, you may print one from the blog.  Look under the Fundraiser tab and you'll find the order forms you desire.  The forms are separated into concert bands and marching band.  Depending on where you want your funds allocated, please choose the proper form.

Potatoes will be delivered Oct. 15th around 3:00 p.m.  For those students going to the competition that day, you may pick them up after the competition.

Students will receive $10 per bag of potatoes sold, any kind of potato, and $6.00 for each bag of onions sold.  The money may be used for any band related fee (class fee, tux and dress fee, marching fee, color guard and drum line fees, etc.)  Money needs to be turned in to the main office to Band--fundraising by the date stated on the order form.  Please let Dee Webb ( know where you would like your money to be used.

We have been promised that the potatoes we receive this year will be better quality than last year.  They are all-natural, no GMO potatoes.