Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Band Competition Schedule

Sept. 29th
BBI at Utah State University in Logan
Rehearsal:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Load trailers:  1:00 pm
Load buses:  2:15 pm
Bus leaves:  2:30 pm
Eat:  4:30 pm
Dress/prepare:  5:40 pm
Warm-up:  6:40 pm
Performance:  7:45 pm
Awards:  9:30 pm
Arrive CHHS around midnight

Oct. 6th
Mt Timpanogos at American Fork High School
Rehearsal:  12:30-2:30 pm
Load trailer:  2:30 pm
Load bus:  3:15 pm
Bus leaves:  3:30 pm
Eat:  4:30 pm
Dress/prepare:  5:40 pm
Warm up:  6:40 pm
Performance:  7:45 pm
Awards: 9:30 pm
Arrive CHHS around 11:00 pm

Oct. 13th
Wasatch Front at Herriman High School
Rehearsal:  1:30 - 3:30 pm
Load trailers:  3:30 pm
Load bus:  4:00 pm
Bus leaves:  4:15 pm
Eat:  4:30 pm
Dress/prepare:  5:15 pm
Warm up:  6:10 pm
Performance:  7:15 pm
Award:  9:30 pm
Arrive CHHS around 10:00 pm

Oct. 16th
Rocky Mountain Band Invitational at BYU
There may be a short rehearsal before the kids take off for Provo.  Time TBD.
Load trailer:  3:15 pm
Load bus:  4:00 pm
Bus leaves:  4:15 pm
Eat:  5:00 pm
Dress/prepare:  5:45 pm
Warm up:  6:48 pm
Performance:  7:50 pm
Awards:  9:30 pm
Arrive CHHS around 11:00 pm

Monday, September 17, 2018

MMG Swag

A sweatshirt has been designed with the MMG in mind!  Attached you will find what it will look like.  The design on the sleeve will be more in the middle of the sleeve.  It's just printed there to show what it will say.  It will only come in green.  If you are interested in ordering one or more, go here:

This is purely optional.  If you order, the fee will go on your child's Skyward account.

Please order by Friday, Sept. 21st.

Here are the prices:

Friday, September 7, 2018

Centennial Management Deposits

Centennial Management Deposits were made for the following events:
  • LoveLoud Festival
  • Crimson Nights
  • Pocatello Stone Temple Pilots
  • 8/31 Utah Football
  • Slayer
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Bad Bunny
  • Jack Johnson

If you or someone you know worked any of these events on behalf of your student, please let Corinne McCall ( know you'd like the earnings applied to your outstanding band fees.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Orem Showcase Schedule

The band's first performance is the Orem Showcase (formerly known as
Timpanogos Preview) on Saturday, September 15th.  Here's the run down
for the day.

9:00-11:00:  rehearsal
11:00-12:00:  lunch break (on your own)
12:00:  Call time to leave

At Timpanogos High School
2:40:  Warm-up
3:20:  Performance

The first performance that day is a 45 minute clinic.  The band will
get to perform for a judge and then the judge will clinic with them.
The kids will not be wearing their uniforms for this clinic.  They
will wear fall t-shirt, marching shoes, and whatever appropriate
bottoms they are wearing under their uniform.

4:05:  Break for dinner (band will provide)

The evening performance will be in the traditional competition style,
without the awards at the end.  The kids will be in full uniform and
all equipment will be used.
Schedule is as follows:
7:40:  Warm-up.
8:30:  Performance

8:45:  Pack up, load buses and head back to CHHS
10:00 ish:  Arrive at CHHS

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Centennial Management Deposits

Deposits were made for the following Centennial Management events:

  • 8/16-8/18 Vivint Convention
  • 8/8 Panic @ the Disco
  • 8/11 Chris Stapleton

If you worked one or more of these events, please let Corinne McCall ( know you want the money applied to band fees.  Although you will see a Centennial Management deposit in Skyward, it will not be applied until you tell us to apply it.

If you worked the LoveLoud Festival on 7/28, the money was delayed  in processing due to reconciliation issues.  The money will be deposited as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Potato Fundraiser!

Time to start selling potatoes! You can find the order form under the Fundraising tab.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Band Camp Shout Out!

2018 CHHS Band Camp is officially over.  The kids and staff put in grueling hours, braved the heat (and smoke), and beat exhaustion to achieve their goals this week.

Shout out to:
  • Our kids.  For the most part, they pushed through the pain (a couple with boots on even), worked through their differences, and learned to work together as a team.   They are learning that hard work does not kill them and they can do anything they put their minds to.
  • Mr. Matthews and the MMG Staff.  They were there with our kids from the beginning to the end.  A few have other jobs, but were with the band during their precious free time.  For all intents and purposes, they are like second parents to our children--they listen to their woes, discipline them when it is needed, and love them (almost as much as we do).
  • Our parents.  Thank you for supporting your children in this crazy band thing.  Thank you for encouraging them to keep going even when they're discouraged.  Thank you for believing in them and this program.  Thank you for donating and serving food this week.  (Thanks to Christie and Margaret for organizing it all.)  Our awesome parents truly make the MMG a special group to belong to.
I can't wait to see how this season shapes up.  This band has great potential to show the doubters that Copper Hills is coming up.  We're bigger and stronger and can only keep improving.

Go get 'em MMG!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Band Family BBQ

The Family BBQ is almost here!  We are excited to gather together for some good food, FUN, and getting to know our Band Families! Here are a few details you'll need to know for the BBQ.  

-Our adventures will be held on August 17th at Skye Park (4800 West Skye Drive)
-We will start the party at 6:00 and end at 9:00.
-The Band will be providing water and our main course, delicious Smoked Pulled Pork sandwiches. The rest of the meal will be pot luck, assignments are below. 
-The Band Council will have a few activities planned
-Bring chairs or blankets for your family

Food Assignments:

All Winds- Side dishes to share
Percussion-drinks to share
Color Guard-desserts to share

We will need an idea of who is planning on attending to make sure we have enough pulled pork. Please send a reply to with your names and how many in your family will be attending.  Please let us know as soon as possible.  

Let us know if you have any questions.  We can't wait to see all of you!!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Papa John's Fundraiser

Order forms will be available at practice on July 16th.  All forms will be collected on July 30th--NO EXCEPTIONS!  Deposit all money made into your child's Skyward account under "Band Fundraising--Papa John's"

You can also find order forms on this blog under the Fundraising tab.

Happy selling!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

BKX-perience Perform!

If you are interested in participating in a fun DCI camp, go to…/bkxperience-perform-clinic-ogde…/ to sign up! 

This is completely independent of the CHHS band and those who sign up are responsible for everything associated with the camp.

If you participate, you must take your own instrument/equipment to the camp.  Please make arrangements with Mr. Jessie if you wish to take any school owned items.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Office Fee Policy

Just a head's up to the Juniors and Seniors who will be driving to school next year:

The front office will not issue parking passes to any student who has outstanding fees.  This includes ALL fees:  registration, band, etc.

I realize that some of you are waiting for fundraisers to pay your fees.  There will be one more fundraiser that will help before the start of school.  Information will be coming soon.  There are also the Centennial Management events you can work.  If you're old enough to drive a car to school, you're old enough to work these events.

I didn't want you to find out in August that this is a school policy and the office will enforce it, no matter how much you beg.  :)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

4th of July Parade

The band will participate in the West Jordan parade on July 4th again this year. As per tradition, all CHHS band alumni are invited to participate. You can find this year's parade music under the Marching Band tab on this blog. They're playing "The Magnificent Seven", the patriotic song, CHHS Fight Song, and the National Anthem.
Please wear a summer band t-shirt (blue or green) and khaki shorts, if possible.
If you need a school instrument, please contact Tyler Whittaker at the high school after practice this week. There is no guarantee that there will be available instruments, but it doesn't hurt to try.
Please also try to come to at least one practice on July 2nd or 3rd from 7:00-10:00 am.
Spread the word!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Band Car Wash

If you are interested in participating in the car wash, pick up a sheet of tickets to sell in the band room.  Please take one sheet at a time.  Make sure to cut out the tickets.

Some things to remember:
  • Student sells tickets and collects money.  Make sure student's name is on the ticket.
  • 100% of earned money goes directly into their account to pay for band fees.
  • It is the responsibility of band student (or parent) to take earned money to the front office at the high school to deposit.
  • Tell the front office ladies the money is going toward your band fees.
  • All band students should work at the car wash, if available.  The money from any random cars that come in for a wash will be split up among those students who worked that day.
If you have them, please bring to share:
  • Large towels for drying
  • Smaller towels/rags for washing
  • Sponges for washing
  • Buckets
Tell your friends and family!  Everyone could use a car wash!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Physical coupon

Here's your physical coupon!

Parent Meeting Minutes

We had a fantastic turn out for our parent meeting on Wednesday!  The 2018 marching season is going to be amazing!  In case you missed it, here are some things you need to know:

  • All contracts are due now!
    • If your child is at a middle school, they can give it to the band director and they will send it via district mail.  OR you can drop it off at the high school.
  • There are other forms that we handed out that night:
    • Approval for travel to St. George for the State Championships in October
      • Please fill in the appropriate information and turn it in with the contract
    • Instructions for registering for Register My Athlete
      • This is a new (to the band) program that will help to streamline communication and paperwork
      • Due to UHSAA regulations, marching band students are required to have a physical and turn in grades.  You can find the official physical form on Register My Athlete once you've joined.  Then, you turn it all in on Register My Athlete.  Sorry for the misinformation at kick-off!  
      • Every parent of a band student must do this!
    • A new payment schedule
      • The total fee stayed the same, but the payments had to be adjusted a little.
    • Blank contracts are also available in case you didn't get one.
  • Parent polos are now available for pre-sale.  They will be $30 for sizes S-XL, and then $1 more each time you go up in size.  Women's sizes go up to 4XL and men's go up to 6XL.
  • All the paperwork is under the Forms and Information tab at the top of this page.
Please send any questions to

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

2017-18 Band Banquet

May 14th @ 6:30 pm is the Band Banquet.  Students who participated in ANY band, percussion, or color guard group during the year may attend.  This year, the band council has opted for a more dressy occasion.  Please wear your best to the dinner.  This is a potluck event.  Here are the food assignments:
  • Woodwinds:  Main dish
  • Brass:  Side dishes
  • Percussion:  Drinks
  • Color Guard:  Desserts
All band leadership will be announced, as well as senior recognition.  Don't miss it!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 Percussion Assignments

Hi everybody!

We are so excited for drum line, percussion, and our upcoming season! This year we are strongly encouraging all percussionists to march and participate in Summer Band, we can work with you no matter how difficult you think your schedule might be. Summer Band is a great way to become united as an ensemble and a section and we want to start the whole 2018-2019 school year off right, by becoming friends and establishing a foundation of our fundamentals. 

We would like to meet with as many of our percussionists as possible tomorrow at  4:00 pm in the band room. Please spread the word, and don’t stress if you can’t make it. Please email or text Ms. Jessie Whittaker ( 801-592-0637) your name, phone number, and email and also whether or not you will be able to make it to tomorrow’s meeting. 

Summer Drum Line:
1. Arie Parra*
2. Marshall McIff
3. Diego Cruz-Vargas
4. Kyle Hardey
5. Zak Kolva
6. Jake Dykstra
7. Alan Dalrymple 

1. Jarik McGee*
2. Ben Carlson
3. Josh Black

1. Cody Dodge
2. Eliza Payne*
3. Ella Hawkins
4. Eli Larson
5. Remick LaFleur

1. Georgia Beal*
2. Mckeon Madlung
3. Jordan Black
4. Paeton Scholes

Fall Drum Line:
1. Arie Parra*
2. Marshall McIff
3. Diego Cruz-Vargas

1. Jarik McGee*
2. Ben Carlson

1. Cody Dodge
2. Eliza Payne*
3. Ella Hawkins
4. Eli Larson
5. Remick LaFleur

Marimba 1. Kyle Hardey*
Marimba 2. Georgia Beal
Marimba 3. Zak Kolva
Vibes 1. Cooper Hutchinson 
Vibes 2. Jake Dykstra
Vibes 3. Amanda Baisch 
Auxiliary Mallets 1. Paeton Scholes

Drum set 1. Josh Black*
Synth 1. Nydia Lopez-Goins
Synth 2. Jordan Black
Auxiliary 1. Mckeon Madlung
Auxiliary 2. Alan Dalrymple 

* Denotes section leader

We really strived hard to set up this ensemble for success. We tried to make as many people happy as possible, but we also had to make some difficult decisions in where we placed everyone so that we had an even distribution of strong players among our incoming newbies. We believe that with the example set by our returning members we will be able to teach proper technique, rehearsal etiquette, and determination to our new members and work towards growing our program to be the best Copper Hills Can be. 

Even though the line is set, we would still love to meet anyone new who might be interested in playing, learning, and growing with us. We can always find room for more players. 

Jessie Whittaker
Copper Hills Percussion Caption Head

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Utah Saxophone Quartet

Weber State University School of Music

T H E  U T A H  S A X O P H O N E

A Tribute to Paris and Hollywood
The music of two of the great saxophone quartets
March 29, 2018
Garrison Choral Room 136
7:30 p.m.
Dr. Ray Smith, soprano saxophone and clarinet
Daron Bradford, alto saxophone and clarinet
Dr. David E. Feller, tenor saxophone and clarinet
Gaylon Smith, baritone saxophone and clarinet

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Tour Information

There is a lot of information in this post.  Please read thoroughly.

Tomorrow is the big day!  Woo-hoo!  Unfortunately, there's been a slight change to the itinerary for tomorrow only.  The district denied our request to leave a half hour early from school.  (It's a whole big thing dealing with having to apply for a third day and all.  Too many details to get into.  If you want it explained, please feel free to call me.)  Anyway, because we're going to play nice, we're just going to leave 45 minutes later than planned.  This means the kids will stay in class until the end of the day and then hurry and get their stuff and get on the bus as soon as they can.  It's a bit of a curve ball, but nothing we can't handle.  The rest of the trip will go as planned.  The itinerary has been updated to reflect the changes.

Mr. Matthews has reserved the large practice room for storage of travel gear.  It will be locked all day.  Kids can store their stuff there for the day so they can save time going to their cars.  If you want to bring their stuff to them, please make sure to arrive before 2:30 pm.

Chaperones, please plan on arriving around 2:00 so we can have a pow wow before the kids get there.

Also, there were some questions from the kids about what they can/cannot wear in Disney.  We have specific things they need to wear for their performances.  Other than that, they should wear what is comfortable and appropriate (ie, no Daisy Duke shorts for the girls and clothes must be worn at all times).  Here is what they're wearing for performances:

Thursday, Stage Performance
Concert Black
  • Black dresses/Tuxes
  • Black socks/nylons
  • All black shoes (Some guys were asking if they could wear their all black tennis shoes.  We would rather they wore more formal shoes, but if that's all they have and the shoes are completely black, it's OK.)
  • Ties for the tuxes
  • Jewelry can be worn, but make sure it's not loud and gaudy.
The kids will change after this performance and all concert attire can be left on the bus.  It would be a good idea to have a bag of some sort to store concert clothes in.  We will figure out how to store the tux bags on the bus for the trip.

Friday, Workshop
  • Tour t-shirt which they will receive some time after they depart
  • Jeans or khaki type pants.  Please try to wear pants without holes.  We realize most jeans come with holes these day.  If you have no jeans without holes, wear your least holey ones and maybe wear leggings underneath so skin is not showing.
  • Closed toed shoes.  Disney specifically states that "socks, bare feet, sandals, and flip flops are not permitted".
The kids may change after the workshop when they go to put their instruments back on the bus so they don't have to carry around their workshop clothes.  We ask that they keep their tour shirt on that day, though.

The forecast for Anaheim on Thursday and Friday is in the low 60's and partly cloudy.  At night, the temperatures may drop into the 40's.  Since the band will be staying until the park closes each night, they may want to have warmer clothes with them--at least a jacket.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Solo and Ensemble and Auditions For Next Year

Region Solo and Ensemble is Thursday, March 8th at Riverton High School.  The link is on this blog under the Forms and Information tab.

Also, auditions for Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds for next year are almost upon us.  Mr. Matthews will be handing out audition music in the next day or two.  Students will also need to play all 12 major scales (memorized!) and be ready to sight read.  They will be random order, blind audition.  Auditions will take place during band classes as follows:

Tuesday, March 20th (B day): Symph Band Woodwinds, Percussion
Wednesday, March 21st (A day):  Concert Band Woodwinds and Symph Winds Woodwinds
Thursday, March 22nd (B day): Symph Band Brass, Percussion (if needed)
Monday, March 26th (A day): Concert Band Brass and Symph Winds Brass

Next year, Varsity Jazz Band will be a class during the day!  Auditions for this class will be held after school on March 20th.  Watch for a sign-up on the band room doors.

If you have any questions, please ask Mr. Matthews.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Two Things

1.  The boys' state basketball tournament is this week.  However, the band will not attend games until 3rd round, which is Friday.  IF the boys win the first two games, call time for those students on the approved state pep band list will be at 3:45 at the high school, on FRIDAY.  Buses will transport the students to the U of U for the game.  You'll get another email/Remind text if the team goes to the 3rd round.

2.  For Varsity Jazz Band Members:  Region Jazz Festival is Thursday, March 1st!  Varsity Jazz Band students will be excused from 4th period that day to prepare for this event.  If you'd like to watch them perform, they play at 4:00 pm at Herriman High School.  Buses should be back to the school around 5:15 pm.

Tour Update!

Details are falling into place for the band trip!  Here's what we know:
  • Thursday, March 15th performance:
    • 9:30 am on the Hollywood Back lot stage in California Adventure
  • Friday, March 16th workshop:
    • 11:00 am Disney Backstage
    • Please remember that Disney will only allow the students, Mr. Matthews, Mr. Barton, and the 4 official chaperones to go backstage.
  • Friday, March 16th Medieval Times Dinner Show @ 6:30 pm
    • If your family will be in California and would like to also go to this show, please respond with the number of tickets you'd like and your student's name by Wednesday!
    • Cost is $44.00 per person. Fees will be added to individual student's Skyward accounts.
The itinerary has been updated and is under the Forms and Information tab.

Remember to:
  • Turn in Travel Consent and Insurance Info form if you haven't already done so!
  • Pay your fees!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Girls' State Basketball!

State Basketball Traveling Pep Band
Kaitlin AllenTaylor Lyon
Rachel AllenKayden Macey
Devon BarneyTeagan Matthews
Cole BassettCharlie McCall
Riley BaxterJarik McGee
Georgia BealMyka Moulton
Nick BodilyCory Neilsen
Aidan BradyLanden Neilson
Aubrey BrempongJustice Nugent
Cameron BrownKate Oldroyd
Bridger BrownleeAaron Orfanos
Robby BruseAshley Pace
Kylin CarlsonEliza Payne
Diego Cruz-VargasHannah Perry
Caleb FarnsworthReagan Ryan
Cheyenne FlintRachael Schafer
Zachary FrewinMalcom Thompson
Rachel FurnellSamantha Traina
Kyle HardeyIsabelle Smith
Alex HessDani Swartz
Maddie HutchinsonJosh Wilkey
Alec KindredPaige Williams
Joseph LeachJosh Wright
Friday Call Time: 6:00 pm
If girls win: Saturday call time: 11:45 am
Please let Mr. Matthews know if you cannot make it to either game!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring Tour Information

If you did not attend the meeting on Thursday, please make sure you turn in the Travel Consent and Insurance Form ASAP.  You can find the form on this blog under the Forms and Information tab.  You will need to get the form notarized and make a copy of your insurance cards before turning it in.

Cheryl Brady in the attendance office is a notary.  Otherwise, you can find notaries usually at your bank.

This paperwork has to be turned in to the administration no later than a week before the trip.  Please turn it in ASAP.  You're child cannot go on the trip without it.

A couple of other things we talked about last night:
  • The attendees at the meeting voted for a band tour t-shirt.  The extra cost will be $5.00
  • We went over the Disney policies, as well.  Basically, our children need to promise they will be on their best behavior, dressed appropriately, and not bring any illegal substances into the park.  They also cannot bring glass bottles in.  We are encouraging the students to bring water bottles, just make sure they are not glass.
  • We talked about proper concert attire:
    • Concert black will be worn for the performance.  This means:
    • Tuxes/Black skirts and tops
    • Ties with the tuxes
    • Black shoes (NOT Converse or other athletic shoes)
    • Black socks (regular socks or black nylons)
    • No sandals, flip  flops, sunglasses, or hats.
  • We want to look as professional as possible.
  • There are a handful of students who haven't paid anything on their tour fees.  Please get caught up on your fees.   On the day of departure, we will exclude any students who have nothing paid on their fees.
That's it for now!  To recap:
  • Turn in your paperwork.
  • Pay your fees.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Utah Clarinet Festival

Attention Clarinetists!
Announcing the 7th Annual
The Utah Clarinet Festival

When: Friday, March 2nd, 2018 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Clarinet Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Cost : $30 both days - $20 one day

Events: Clinics, Master Classes, Vendors, and Clarinet Reading Session

For details visit or contact Dr. David E. Feller,

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lehi Roller Mills Pick-up!

All product from the Lehi Roller Mills fundraiser will be available for pick-up on Monday, Feb. 12th from 2:30-3:30 pm in the band room vicinity.  Those students participating in the Disney tour rehearsal that day can take theirs when they're finished with rehearsal.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Butter Braid Pick Up!

Butter Braid products will be here on 
Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 2:30 pm
in the band room.

Since product is frozen it MUST be picked up.  
We have no way to store it.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

UVU Honor Band

UVU is hosting their first annual High School Honor Band Festival. This is open to ALL wind/percussion students who are interested (9-12 grades). All students who want to participate will be accepted. There will be a chair placement audition on the first day. Registration is open until February 2nd and the $30 fee will be collected at the time of registration.  If you are interested, go this link:

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lehi Roller Mills Fundraiser!



1 LB Box: $5.00
Blueberry Muffin Mix
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix
Lion House Rolls

1 LB Bags: $7.00
Corn Bread Mix
Cranberry Orange Scone

2 LB Bags: $9.00
Double Fudge Brownie Mix
Raspberry Muffin Mix
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Lehi Pride Pancake & Marionberry Syrup