Weekly Update August 13 - August 17

Raider Band Students and Parents,


Wow! The group just keeps getting better! They’ve come a very long way in a very short amount of time and we’re so proud of their work and effort! I hope you’ve had the chance to see the videos of the “run throughs” that we’ve posted to the Student Share Google Folder https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AKLulrQ2L0g-XB21BgM9SF7a-uls8h2D. You’re also more than welcome to come watch your students - it’s very common to have parents come watch the last 30 minutes of rehearsal. The improvement is apparent and we’re going to keep moving forward together.


Tailgate and Parent Preview, Tuesday August 14th

New This Year - I truly hope you can join us at least for the “Parent Preview” portion of our evening from 7pm-8pm. We’re going to add an element that includes having our parents and/or family members down on the field with the students and have a great time together as your child teaches YOU how to march! The band will also perform everything we’ve learned during summer band and we’re going to celebrate our students who have earned their letter jackets. It’s going to be a great event!


Parent GroupMe

Your Executive Booster Board members and I want to ensure that communication to you be as concise and as accurate as possible. On Monday, August 20th, we’re going to end the use of the Parent GroupMe that was set up by the board several years ago. In its place, the board will switch over either to a Twitter or Remind account (stay tuned for information from the board in that regard). All of that said - if there are pictures or videos that you wish to download from the Parent GroupMe accounts, please make sure to do so before August 20th. Thank you!


Band Picture Day - Wednesday 8/15 2:30pm-5pm

Students will come to school to change in to their uniform and get group and individual pictures taken. Order forms were given to the students yesterday (8/9) to take home. Online orders are also available at https://vando.imagequix.com/L9AQZ93 with keyword CRHS Band.


Returning Students - Please start bringing back your marching shoes and put them in your garment bag in the uniform room. (Freshmen - don’t worry about shoes - we’ll get you covered and/or take pictures in a way that don’t show your feet.)


All Students - You’ll need your black spandex/compression shorts to wear underneath your uniform.


Mattress Sale Fundraiser - Saturday 8/18 10am-5pm

THANK YOU to everyone who came to the parent meeting for the mattress fundraiser last week. We had a great turnout of a little over 70 parents in attendance. Please help us get the word out to make this event a success.


Band Olympics - Saturday 8/18 9am-1pm

This is a student-led event. The students come together for a day of outdoor contests where the different sections compete against each other in order to be crowned champion of Band Olympics. It’s a great social event and all the students are encouraged to attend! Students should have already started hearing details from the student leadership team for specifics regarding that day.


Next Week’s Schedule


Monday 8/13

5pm-8pm - Outdoor Rehearsal


Tuesday 8/14

8am-Noon - Outdoor Rehearsal

Noon - 5pm - No rehearsals, go home

5pm-8pm - Rehearsal & Parent Preview @ track stadium


Wednesday 8/15

2:30pm-5pm - Picture day, then no rehearsals


Thursday 8/16 - First Day of School!

Attend your normal class schedule

5pm-8pm - Outdoor Rehearsal


Friday 8/17

Attend your normal class schedule

5pm-8pm - Outdoor Rehearsal

7pm - General Booster Meeting in lecture hall, all parents are welcome to attend


Saturday 8/18

Band Olympics - Approx 9am-1pm, track stadium

Mattress Sale in cafeteria 10am-5pm


Looking Ahead

Monday August 20th - $150 Band Fee Payment due to CRHS Band - place payment in safe in CR band hall. All booster payments should have been made by now.


Reminders from Previous Email Communication


For our first game, we’ll wear our show shirt, khaki shorts, black socks, and marching shoes on August 31st. If you do not own a pair of khaki shorts please purchase some between now and the first game.


Please make sure you have the appropriate items for game day preparation (buy your own). Water Jugs, Black Spandex/Compression Shorts (this is what you wear under your marching band uniform), and long black socks are needed to be able to participate with the band.


Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

John Peterson