Week of 9/13/2021

Schedule, Week of 9/13/2021

Monday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:15pm-6pm

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 3pm-6pm

Friday: Marching Band, FB at Grossmont (El Cajon), 3pm Call Time in Cajon gear (polos if you have them + black pants!)

Schedule, Week of 9/6/2021

Announcements:

CHS Gold Star Boosters Elections: This Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30pm, will be holding our booster elections online (meet link: http://meet.google.com/cwd-aaoj-qht). President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer positions are the positions on our booster board, per the booster bylaws. If you are a parent interested in a position on our booster board, please familiarize yourself with our bylaws (https://cajonhsmusicblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/chs-goldstar-by-laws1.pdf) and fill out this nomination form before the meeting: https://forms.gle/gsQcC2aS5EtBUYXT7

Football Snack Bar: The CHS Gold Star Boosters have operated the snack bar at all Cajon High School home football games for more than the last two decades. We are planning on continuing operations of the snack bar this year for our home games. We need parent volunteers for games on Sat 9/11, Fri 9/24, Fri 10/1, Fri 10/15, and Fri 10/28. If CIF playoff games are held at Cajon, we will also need additional support for those games as well. Here is a link to the sign-ups for the snack bar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBy5tqWAdsKSthp9kvPEQvQEH_V2MDa0SBd8hrDGoes/edit

Schedule, Week of 9/6/2021:

Monday: No School

Tuesday:

Wednesday: CHS Gold Star Booster Meeting/Elections, 6:30pm

Thursday: Marching Band Uniform Fittings/Rehearsal, 3pm-6pm

Friday: Marching Band Dress Rehearsal, 3pm-6pm

Saturday: Marching Band @ Home Game vs Lawndale, 4pm Call Time

Week of 8/9/2021:

Announcements:

Marching Band Recruitment: We are still recruiting for our marching band for the 2021-22 school year. If interested, fill out the form here- https://forms.gle/dxZ75L7NE7uWJu7T7. The Google Classroom code is wbi5hmr.

Percussion auditions are this week and Monday and Thursday afterschool rehearsals start next week.

Schedule, Week of 8/9/2021:

Monday: Drumline Auditions 3:15pm-4:30pm
Tuesday: Staff Meeting
Wednesday: Marching Band Instrument Pick-Ups 2:45pm-3:30pm
Thursday: Drumline Auditions 3:30pm-5pm
Friday:

Week of 8/2/2021: Welcome Back!!!

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year and back on to the campus of Cajon High School! I am so excited to be able to get back to making music in person and interacting face-to-face with Cajon students and parents. We are in the process of navigating the near-future of precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with your help and cooperation, we will be able to make music, socialize, and stay safe as we return to school!

Here are some new changes that are happening to the music department as we return back to school:

  • COVID-19 Measures:
    • Seating has been taped off to maintain a suggested 3 foot distance 
    • Classroom guitars will be wiped down at the beginning/end of every class period
    • Band/orchestra room will be open during lunchtime/after school only for those with reserved practice time.
      • Practice time can be reserved online
      • Sorry vets- no more microwave or refrigerator access.
  • Technology in class- with the district’s establishment of access 1-to-1 devices, we will be using Chromebooks/laptops/tablets/smartphones to access assignments in class.
    • Sheet music for band/orchestra will be printed.
  • 4 reservable practice facilities: two rear practice rooms, piano room, and main band room floor

Many changes and adjustments to the physical space are still in progress in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for any updates to practice space and scheduling availabilities. Sorry in advance for any inconveniences- these changes have to be made as improvements for both a safer and more efficient usage of space.

Announcements, Week of 8/2/2021

Marching Band Meeting: We will be hosting a marching band interest meeting on Thursday, August 5th, 2:45pm-3:15pm in the Band/Orchestra Room (E7). We will be discussing plans for the 2021-2022 school year as well as drumline auditions.


Week of 5/31/2021

I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend as we gear up for the last week of school!

Announcements

– Marching Band Leadership Application: The Gold Star Regiment leadership application for the 2021-2022 school year is online. You will need to upload a resume and answer some self-inventory and scenario response questions, so allocate about 30 minutes to an hour to complete the application. The application is available here: https://forms.gle/ahNrZ47xWZCFsWNp8

– Marching Band Exercise and Pep Band Materials Now Live: The Gold Star Regiment exercise packets and pep band music is now viewable on this page: Gold Star Regiment Members’ Resources

– Continuing Band/Orchestra into 2021-2022 School Year: If you are continuing in band or orchestra next year, or are interested in joining, please fill out the information form here: https://cajonhsmusic.org/join. Information from the form will be used to ensure you are placed in proper classes

– Renewing Instrument Loan Agreements for 2021-2022 School Year: If you are continuing in band or orchestra for next year and have filled out the form above, you can renew your instrument loan agreement at this link: https://forms.gle/aA35e7PYqQUuUoJC8

Instrument/Textbook Returns: If you are not continuing in music at Cajon next year, instrument return will be during the textbook return periods THIS WEEK. The campus will be open for textbook returns 12pm-3pm on Tuesday through Thursday (6/1-6/3) and 8am-3pm on Friday 6/4.

Week of 5/24/2021

Announcements

– Marching Band Leadership Application: The Gold Star Regiment leadership application for the 2021-2022 school year is online. You will need to upload a resume and answer some self-inventory and scenario response questions, so allocate about 30 minutes to an hour to complete the application. The application is available here: https://forms.gle/ahNrZ47xWZCFsWNp8

– Marching Band Exercise and Pep Band Materials Now Live: The Gold Star Regiment exercise packets and pep band music is now viewable on this page: Gold Star Regiment Members’ Resources

– Continuing Band/Orchestra into 2021-2022 School Year: If you are continuing in band or orchestra next year, or are interested in joining, please fill out the information form here: https://cajonhsmusic.org/join. Information from the form will be used to ensure you are placed in proper classes

– Renewing Instrument Loan Agreements for 2021-2022 School Year: If you are continuing in band or orchestra for next year and have filled out the form above, you can renew your instrument loan agreement at this link: https://forms.gle/aA35e7PYqQUuUoJC8