Saturday, June 24, 2017

Taylorsville Dayzz!

Our Marching Grizzlies came out in fine form for the Taylorsville Dayzz parade.  After a change of directors and not very much time, they stepped up to give their best during the parade.
It's a great day to be a Grizzly!  Rawr!

Not to be left out, our color guard staff, plus Mr. Matthews got into the parade by kicking right along with the rest of the band.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Attention CH Band Alumni!

You are invited to march with the Grizzly Band during the West Jordan 4th of July parade!

  • You can find the music on this blog under the Marching Band Music tab.  
  • Please wear your blue or green summer shirt, khaki shorts or capris, black shoes, and short black socks.  Please no hats!
  • You may attend the July 3rd rehearsal from 7:00-11:00 a.m.
  • If you need to use a school instrument, please arrive early to practice to give Mr. Matthews ample time to get an instrument checked out to you.  There may be a $15 charge.
Spread the word!

Change in Practice Schedule

Please make note that there are only two practices before the 4th of July parade:

Monday, June 26th from 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 3rd from 7:00-11:00 a.m.

Stay tuned for information regarding the 4th of July parade!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Taylorsville Parade

The Taylorsville Parade is a go!  Here are the important details:

  • Students are responsible to get themselves to and from the parade route.
    • Call time is 6:45 AM.
    • Drop off is in the parking lot outside of FYE, west of Redwood Rd and north of 5600 S.  Look for the band trailer or the other band students.
    • The band trailer will take instrument cases to the end of the route OR your child can leave it in the car.  They just need to be responsible for loose articles.  Other than a camel back, they are not allowed to march with anything on their backs.
    • You may meet your child at the end of the route between Midwest Dr (4835 S) and 4700 S.
  • Parade uniform for winds and percussion is:
    • Blue summer t-shirt
    • Khaki shorts/capris
    • SHORT black socks
    • All black shoes
    • Sunglasses are OK.  Hats are not.
  • Color guard please consult with the coaches for your uniform
  • If you are a parent who signed up to help, you will get an email reminding you.  Please make sure to wear a navy blue or green top.  You don't have to wear khaki bottoms.
  • We are #62 in the parade line up.
  • The kids will have water before, during, and after the parade.
  • Don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Have fun!

Also, the kids will have a shortened practice from 7:00-8:45 Friday morning.  Summer shirts and marching shoes (for those who ordered them) will be handed out at the end.  If you ordered a summer shirt, we will give it to your child to give to you.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lehi Roller Mills Fundraiser

It's time for the Lehi Roller Mills fundraiser!  The sale will run from June 24th through July 10th.

50% of sales goes toward the individual student accounts.

Lehi Roller Mills Order Form

There will also be copies of the order form available on Monday during practice.

Here are the important bits:

  1. All money earned (cash or check made payable to CHHS) needs to be turned in to the office.
  2. Please deposit the money into the "Band--Fundraiser" account.
  3. Bring deposit receipt to the band room along with order form NO LATER THAN JULY 10th!
  4. Make a copy of your order form!
  5. Make sure student's name is on the order form.
  6. Double check your total on the order form.
  7. Pick up times will be sent out as it gets closer.
Happy selling!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Taylorsville Parade Udpate

Some of you have been asking about the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade on Saturday, June, 24th.  Since we've had a change of director and practices started late, we are still uncertain who will be marching in that particular parade.  It may be the whole band or it may be just percussion and color guard.  Mr. Matthews has said he will make a decision after Wednesday's rehearsal.  He wants to see how the band does putting music and marching together.  So, for now, please keep it on your calendars as a morning parade.  There are no definite times, yet, even on the Taylorsville Dayzz website.

Once Mr. Matthews makes his decision, we will get the word out with all of the details.

Thanks for your continued patience!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Paperwork Due!

Before your child can start with the CHHS Band, the following paperwork must be turned in by Wednesday, June 14th:
  • Contract signed by both a parent and student
  • Physical form signed by a health care professional
  • 2016-17 Grade print out.  If your child is doing summer band only, this isn't required.
If this paperwork is not in by the due date, your child will be dismissed from band until it is turned in.

Keep Contact Information Up to Date

Please remember that the only way we can communicate with the band parents is if we have current contact information.  Since this information is only used by the band, please give us the email address that you check frequently.  With a new director coming in and a lot going on, it is imperative that we get the information to you as soon as we can.  Checking the blog frequently will help, too!  Michelle will do her best to get the information to you in a couple of different ways.  Thanks for your patience!

If you have changes to email or phone numbers, please let us know at  Thanks!

Summer Band Finally Underway!

Now that there is a new band director in place, summer band can finally get going!  Here are some important tips to surviving summer band:
  1. Eat a good breakfast before practice!  Without that fuel, you'll crash and burn quickly!
  2. Bring water!  Find a way to carry that water bottle.  It will need to travel with the kids during their marching routes.  A bag perhaps?
  3. Wear good shoes!  We suggest good athletic shoes, something with support.  Marching shoes should be saved for parades and competitions.
  4. Wear sunscreen!  Apply before practice and then bring some with you to apply again during practice!
  5. Wear a hat!  The sun gets hot and bright!
  6. Have fun!  This is the best time to bond with your section and the rest of the band.  Find the joy!

Schedule for June 12-15

There has been some confusion about the changes in the band schedule this last week.  Emails were sent out, but it hasn't been on the blog.  For this we apologize.  Here's the schedule for the next few days:

9:00:  Band leadership only meets at the high school for a quick meeting with MJ and Mr. Matthews.
10:00:  All current band students meet at Sky Park at 10:00 a.m. for a get to know you party with Mr. Matthews.

8:00-10:00 a.m. Rookie Camp
Bring water, sunscreen, and good shoes

6:30 p.m. Mr. Matthews Meet and Greet
CHHS Band Room
This is mostly for the parents, but we won't turn away kids.

7:00 a.m.  Vets report to band practice
8:00 a.m.  Rookies join the band
10:00 a.m.  Practice ends

7:00-10:00 a.m. Whole band practice

This is the schedule as far as we know.  Mr. Matthews will keep the kids updated from there.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Band Yard Sale

Grizzly Band Yard Sale
Saturday, June 10th
7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
CHHS East parking lot

If you are interested in selling some items, please make sure to bring the following:
1.  Tables, chairs, a canopy (if you have one) and anything else needed to set up your station.
2.  Your own change.  All money made from selling your own items will be handled directly by you.  
Any money earned must go straight to band fees.

You are responsible for your own set up and clean up.  Please show respect to CHHS by leaving your booth area clean after we are finished.

Updated Summer Schedule

As of now, here is the updated summer schedule:
Monday, June 12th @7:00 a.m.:  Rookie Camp
Tuesday, June 13th @ 7:00 a.m.:  All vets report to band
Tuesday, June 13th @ 8:00 a.m.: All band students report
Wednesday, June 14th @ 7:00 a.m.:  Regular summer band schedule

Band Activity on Friday

When:  Friday, June 9th
Place:  Big Springs Park in Provo Canyon (
Time:  8:00 a.m. This year's and next year's band councils meet at Big Springs Park
           11:00 a.m.  All other band students arrive.  
This includes ONLY CHHS band students (class of 2017 and younger) who are currently participating in band/color guard. Incoming 9th graders who are signed up for summer or fall band may join us.  

Please bring:
1.  Camp chair (blankets are optional but a good idea)
2.  Sunscreen
3.  Hiking gear (light hiking along various river trails)
4.  Games (including but not limited to frisbees, board games, balls, etc.)
5.  Sack lunch
6.  Snacks for late afternoon snacking to share (ie. large bag of chips, brownies, candy, popcorn, etc.)
7.  Sweater in case it gets chilly

This activity is to help the kids get some closure with Miss Johnson and to meet the new director.  Since we plan on having a night time meet and greet with the new director, we ask that you leave this activity for the kids to enjoy without parents.  Car pools can be arranged.