Week of 1/1/2018

Happy New Year to all the Cajon High School Instrumental Music Department students, friends, and family!

Announcements:

Extreme Makeover: Band Room Edition- We are planning on completely overhauling the band room space this week, and we need all hands on deck! This community project is to revamp the band room space to make it more functional for the bands and orchestras!

We need all volunteers possible for multiple projects and tasks. We could also use some of these pieces of equipment:

-Vacuum cleaners
-Carpet cleaners
-Dollies
-Ladder
-5-gallon buckets

Subprojects in this project include:

-Re-organizing the bin, moving the old “music library” to the bin
-Reinstalling and reinforcing ceiling panels
-Instrument cleaning and repair assessments
-String instrument re-stringing
-Cleaning and dusting all surfaces (tops of instrument closets, shelves, and brick masonry

Schedule, Week of 1/1/2018:

Monday:
New Year’s Day- Watch the Rose Parade at 8am!

Tuesday: 

Wednesday:
Band Room Cleaning/Reorganizing Day 9am-3pm
Pep Band Boys’ Basketball vs. Redlands 5pm CT

Thursday:
Band Room Cleaning/Reorganizing Day 9am-3pm

Friday:
Band Room Cleaning/Reorganizing Day 9am-3pm
Pep Band Boys’ Basketball vs. A.B. Miller 5pm CT

Saturday:
Band Room Cleaning/Reorganizing Day 9am-3pm

Week of 12/11/2017

Announcements:

Finals Week: This week is finals week for the fall semester- for our final, we are having all of our students checking off proficiencies from the warm-up packet- available on https://cajonhsmusic.org/music-downloads/. Because we are piloting this program, this is introductory to set a baseline (the expectation is that ALL students check off 10); however, seating at the beginning of next semester will be determined by amount of proficiencies checked off (ties will be broken by musicianship scores). Students will have until Thursday to check off proficiencies.

Students have the option to perform their proficiencies live for a grade or to videorecord all of their proficiency tests in one take. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted (only those with link can view) and link should be emailed to nathan.phung@sbcusd.k12.ca.us

Festival of Lights: This Thursday evening, the wind ensemble and chamber orchestra will be performing at the Downtown Riverside Festival of Lights. We will be performing on the University Stage, at the corner of Main and University. We will need loading and carpool support; call time is 3pm at Cajon. We will need to load bigger instruments, music stands, and chairs. Chamber Orchestra performs at 5pm-5:30pm and Wind Ensemble performs at 6:30pm-7:00pm. Students will need to be ready to go half an hour before their set time.

CIF State Football Game: The marching band will tentatively be traveling with the football team to their state championship game in Sacramento. More details will come, but we will tentatively be leaving Thursday night at 10pm on an overnight bus ride. This is a once-in-a-lifetime high school experience! The football game will be at 4pm on Friday afternoon, and we anticipate arriving back at Cajon at 4am early Saturday morning. Students should be prepared with a change of clothes, marching band uniform supplies, instrument accessories and instruments, and toiletries. Students with electronic communication devices should bring chargers for those devices.

We will also need a new permission slip, available here: CIF Field Trip Slip

Schedule, Week of 12/11/2017

Monday:
7th Period Final (regular school hours)

Tuesday:
6th and 5th Period Final (minimum day)

Wednesday:
4th and 3rd Period Final (minimum day)

Thursday:
2nd and 1st Period Final (minimum day)
3pm Festival of Lights Call Time at Cajon
5pm Chamber Orchestra Performance
6:30pm Wind Ensemble Performance
9:30pm Marching Band Call Time for CIF State Championships, bus leaves at 10pm

Friday:
7am Arrive in Sacramento
4pm CIF State Championships vs. Junipero Serra (San Mateo)
7pm Anticipated start back time

Saturday:
4am Anticipated arrival time at Cajon

Week of 12/4/2017

Schedule, Week of 12/4/2017:

Monday:
(Phung out during school day – middle school outreach)
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 3pm-5pm

Tuesday:
Jazz Band Rehearsal 3pm-5pm

Wednesday:
Office Hour 2:35pm-3:30pm

Thursday:
Winter Concert 5pm Call Time/6:30pm Show

Friday:
(Phung out during school day – middle school outreach)
Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal 3pm-4:30pm
CIF State Southern Region Bowl Game at Rancho Verde 4:30pm Call Time – Dress in Uniform!

Saturday:
San Bernardino YMCA Christmas Parade, 7am Call Time (Carpools needed!)