Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Live Streaming for Winter Concert

Our concert on Thursday, Dec. 7th will be lived streamed!  Of course, we would like you to be in attendance, but if you have out of town relatives who would like to view the concert, this is for them!  Here's the link:  https://thecube.com/e/764212

Spring Tour Contracts Due

Contracts for Spring Tour are due by Thursday, December 7th!  Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to play in Disneyland and learn what it's like to be a musician in a recording studio!  You can find blank contracts under the Forms and Information tab on this blog.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Band Business

1.  As part of the Paws for a Cause program, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Principal's Pantry at Copper Hills.  Please bring these items to the concert on Thursday.  We will be taking cash donations that night, as well.

2.  The Battalion Drum Corp will hold a clinic at Copper Hills/West Hills on December 8-9.  Since we are hosting, our students have the opportunity to participate for free.  All brass, percussion, and guard members who are interested, need to register.  Go to:  http://www.battalioncorps.org/enlist and follow the directions given.

3.  If there are any parents who would be willing to volunteer at any time during these clinics, please let us know.  Since we have to go between Copper Hills and West Hills, we especially need 4-5 parents who would be able to transport equipment in their vehicles on Saturday evening around 5:30 p.m. and then back again around 9:30 p.m.  Please reply (not to all)  if you are interested in helping at any time and we'll get more information to you.

Band Facebook Page

The Grizzly Band Facebook page is back in business!  Go to the link on the right side of this page to find it.  This is now the official page for the band.  If you joined the older page--CHHS Grizzly Band :)--it has been archived.  Join the group now!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Weber State Honor Band

Weber State University is hosting an honor band on Feb. 16-17, 2018.  This is another good opportunity for our band students to learn and grow as musicians.

The cost is $25 per student which includes Saturday lunch and drinks.  Money is due at check in on Feb. 16th.  Since this is not a school sponsored function, your child would be responsible to get themselves up to Weber State on Friday and Saturday and for any overnight accommodations if desired.

Mr. Matthews would like to open this up to all band students who are interested.  However, we have been asked to send only 15 students.  That said, if your child is interested, please send an email to copperhillsbandboosters@gmail.com by January 5th.  They will be notified if they made the final list by January 10th.  Please make sure to include your child's full name and grade.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Spring Tour Parent Meeting

Spring Tour Parent Approval Meeting
November 30th
6:30 p.m.
Band room

All CHHS band members and percussionists (grades 10-12) are invited to go on tour this year!  We will be heading down to Anaheim to have a bit of Disney fun!  Our group has been approved to play on one of the Disney stages and we will be doing a fun soundtrack workshop, which will teach the kids about the world of professional sound studio musicians.

Please send at least one parent from each family.  Even if you know your child isn't going on tour, please come and give approval so the rest of the kids can go!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SUU Honor Band

There is another opportunity for our students to participate in an honor band this year.  If you are interested, please follow this link:  https://www.suu.edu/pva/music/honorband/.  Follow the directions given in the link to submit an audition and fill out the registration form.  This is an individual event and students who are chosen to participate are on their own for transportation, lodging, and food.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mt. Timp Competition

Our next competition is the Mt. Timpanogos Competition at Pleasant Grove High School!

Saturday, October 28th

8:00 - 10:00 a.m:  Rehearsal at CHHS
10:00-10:30 a.m:  Short Break
10:30 a.m:  Board buses
12:40 p.m:  Warm ups begin
1:45 p.m:  Performance
2:15 ish:  Boosters feed band
5:15 p.m: Awards
5:30 ish: Board buses to head back to CHHS
6:30 p.m:  Arrive at CHHS

Don't forget!

  • LONG BLACK socks
  • Black marching gloves
  • Instrument/Equipment
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

Marching Grizzlies Making a Difference!

Check out this article written by a local photographer!  He was highly impressed by our kids and the work they are doing!  Way to go Marching Grizzlies!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hoodies for Sale!

We have a mom who has offered to print up hoodies (zipped or pullover) for anyone who is interested.  This is completely optional and all transactions will go through her.  If you are interested in purchasing one or more, please contact JP Baxter at JupiterPurple@yahoo.com to order.  Orders must be in by Monday, October 16th.  Orders should be ready by October 21st.  See below for styles and prices. 

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Schedule for Wasatch Front

The Wasatch Front Invitational is Saturday, Oct. 7th at Herriman High School

Rehearsal:  12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buses Leave:  3:30 p.m.
Band Warm-up:  4:55 p.m.
Performance:  6:00 p.m.

The Boosters will feed the kids after the performance.

Please remember to bring the following:

  • LONG black socks
  • Marching gloves
  • Warm clothes for sitting in the stands
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Marching...University Style!

Every year, our students are given an opportunity to march with one of the major colleges in Utah for a game day.  It's a great way to introduce your child to the world of college music and the kids usually have a great time!  This is completely optional and all registration is done by the individual.  The information is here to make that process easier for you.  Please read everything carefully as you register!  A couple of the programs only allow Juniors and Seniors to participate.  Check the dates, too.  There are two events happening the same weekend.

Here are your choices:

BYU High School Band Day

Weber State Wildcat Experience

University of Utah Experience

Have fun!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weber Review

The first competition for 2017 is in the books!  The weather was perfect and the band performed well.  On to Bridgerland!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Parent Preview Tonight!

Parent Preview is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Copper Hills Stadium.  Admission is free.  You'll get a sneak peak at the show and have a little fun in the process!

Insurance Paperwork for Red Rocks

Here is the link for the final insurance paperwork we need for every student going on the overnight trip to St. George in November.  It must be completed with copies of insurance cards attached, and notarized before the student is good to go.  Thanks!


Weber Review Schedule

Weber Review is Saturday, September 16th at the Weber State University Stewart Stadium.  Here is the schedule:

9:00  - 11:45:  Practice
11:45:  Break for lunch.  DO NOT LEAVE.  Please send a lunch with your child or bring it to them.
1:00:  Buses depart for Weber State.
3:40:  Warm ups begin
4:45:  Performance!.
Around 5:30:  Dinner at Weber State (provided by the boosters).  Dinner will be provided for staff and parents who volunteered that day.
6:30:  Buses head for home
8:00:  Arrival at Copper Hills

There are a few open seats on the bus if you are volunteering and need a ride.  Seats are first come, first served and will go to staff members first and then parents.  There are other parents driving up if you need to car pool.

If you have signed up to help at Weber, please wear your band wear or Copper Hills colors.  You will receive instruction at the venue.  If you did not purchase a field badge, you will receive one to use that day.

If you are coming to watch, cheer loudly for our kids!  The energy helps them while they're on the field.  The entrance fee for all competitions is $5.00.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Prop Building Time!

Prop building commenced on Saturday, Sept. 2nd at the Furnell's house.  Several parents and band members came out to help with the project.  The props are going to be a great asset to the show this year!  Thanks to the Furnells for designing the props and getting all of the materials ready for us to build them.

Behold!  Our giant video game!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Saturday Practices

Mr. Matthews has added two additional dates to the list of regularly scheduled practices.  They are:

Saturday, September 9th from 8:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 a.m.-- 1:00 p.m.  (Lunch will be provided by the boosters.)

Although the practices will still be held, please let us know if your child has a conflict with those days.  Please make sure to specify which days they have a conflict so we know how many kids will be in attendance.  These practices will be very important to the welfare of the show this year so please make it a priority.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Marching Band Rehearsal Time Change for 9/5 and 9/7

Marching Band Rehearsal times have been changed for Sept. 5th and 7th.

Tuesday, September 5th is from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 7th is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with the Homecoming parade some time after.

There is no practice on Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Potato Fundraiser





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Friday, July 28, 2017

Lehi Roller Mills Update

The product will be ready for pick up at 7:30 pm on Monday August 7th (the first day of Band Camp). Please have your student take it home that night. We will not be able to securely store the products overnight.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

2017 Fall Drum Line/Front Ensemble


Arie Parra*
Diego Cruz-Vargas
Marshall McIff

Kyler Wadsworth*
Josh Black

Jarik McGee
Kyle Hardey*
Mckeon Madlung
Ben Carlson

Front Ensemble

Libby Cuthbert*
Emma Johnson

Aidan Brady
Zak Kolva

Georgia Beal

Demetrius Hall
Kolbyn Kearl

Paeton Scholes

*Indicates section leader

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Days of '47 Youth Parade

We made it to the last parade of the season!  The band enjoyed this parade and even joined with the other bands in the parade for a little jam session before everyone stepped off.  It was a great way to establish friendships with the other bands.