Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Year! New Communication Tool for the 118 Band!

Charms Band Student Database/Communication Tool Registration

 ( What is Charms?)

ALL current 118 Band Students need to register for Charms.

Registration needs to be completed before school begins.

How to Register:
* Log on to Charms at https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/selfregister.asp?s=118band

* Click on the “New Students Click Here” button.

*You will create your own student password with birthdate...for example....
My birthday is April 24, 1974 so my password is 04241974


* After you finish with you the student info click on “Add Parent/Add Adult” please add information for ALL parents.
DO NOT ADD YOU DRIVERS LICENSE INFO


* You can update any information after you initially register by going to the same link and signing on by clicking Existing Students.


Once you have your information entered you can login by going to www.charmsoffice.com and click the enter link at the top right. Locate the “Parent/Student/Members Login”
School Code is: 118band


 All of your information will remain private and WILL NOT be given out to anyone and will only be used for communication purposes within the 118 Band Program.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner help needed

Our first ever Spaghetti Dinner and Concert is this Monday evening from 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ CJH.

Tickets are sold out, but we could use some help.

You can help in two ways:

1. Sign - up to donate a small portion of your time.  Click this link to sign -up!

2. Donate a delicious dessert for us to use for the dinner!  Drop to CJH on Monday..anytime before 5pm!

Many thanks in making this an extra special night for our students and the future band members!!

D

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Important News!!!!



Dear Band Parents:

District 118 Band is excited to host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! We are counting on your support! 
Please share this invitation with friends, family and your neighbors!

We'll be looking for you May 22ndTickets must be purchased by May 11th!

See invitation below!

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Thank you in advance,

District 118 Band

Monday, April 24, 2017

Big Couple of Weeks!!!!


Upcoming Event Reminders - End in Mind Order, of course!!
Go to band calendar on website for details like itinerary and uniform!

  • Fri. June 2  
    • Shriner’s Parade 7-8 band students only  Drop CJH 6pm - 9:30pm

  • Mon. May 29  
    • Memorial Day Parade 7-8 band students only Drop CJH 8:30am - 11am

  • Tues. May 16  
    • Jr. High Jazz Band @ Field Day – Lunch Hour
  • Mon. May 8  
    • CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
    • Jr. High Band and Choir Rehearsal Concert @ CJH   9:15 AM
    • Jr. High Band and Choir Concert @ CJH   7:00 PM
  • Fri. May 5  
    • CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
    • Jr. High Concert Band Tour Union 9 AM and Jefferson 10:20 AM
  • Thurs.May 4  
    • Jr. High Jazz Band Tour to Franklin 9 AM/Douglas 10:20 AM
  • Tues. May 2  
    • CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ WJH 7:30am
    • Jr. High Band and Choir Rehearsal Concert @ WJH   9:15 AM
  • Mon.  May 1  
    • Jr. High Jazz Band Tour Roosevelt 9 AM/ Henry Raab 10:20AM

Sat. April 29 Jr. High Concert Band @ Six Flags Music Festival, All Day

  • Fri. April 28  
    • CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
  • Thurs. April 27  
    • CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am




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End of the Year Parades

Our JH bands are playing so well that we will no longer be marching our 6th graders.  There's just too big of a difference in abilities.  With fewer members, it's very important that our band members complete their commitment to the 118 Band and march in the Memorial and Shriner's Parades if they are in town.  Thank you in advance for honoring the commitment.
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Six Flags Itinerary

 Itinerary is now OFFICIAL!!!

Six Flags Itinerary

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Spaghetti Dinner/Recruiting Concert
...............Featuring the Award Winning 118 Jazz Ensemble and 118 3rd Grade Recorders!!

Our band program is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Concert on Monday, May 22nd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Central Junior High School.
We believe that our kiddos in the band program are doing some amazing things. We want the third grade parents to get a glimpse of what they can achieve with the same hard work, and hopefully get them to invest their child's time in our band program next fall!!
In addition, we are trying to raise funds to continue to support activities like Six Flags trip, the jazz band trip, band shirts, sweatshirts, and most importantly equipment!!!
Believe it or not, these events cost more than we are asking our parents to pay.  A huge goal of our program is to keep band affordable for our families.

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Summer Camps!!!


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Text Alerts

Make sure you and your students are signed up for our safe and anonymous text alerts!  Here are the codes to use to sign up:

For the JH Band: Text  @118band to 810-10
For the 118 Jazz Ensemble: Text @118jazz to 810-10
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After School Lesson Sign-up Form

Mr. D is more than happy to work with students after school, before, or anytime possible.  Take advantage!!!


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Monday, March 27, 2017

VERY URGENT SIX FLAGS INFO BELOW!!!!
Upcoming Event Reminders - End in Mind Order, of course!!
Fri. June 2 Shriner’s Parade 7-8 band students only  Drop @ CJH 6pm - 9:30pm
Mon. May 29 Memorial Day Parade 7-8 band students only Drop @ CJH 8:30am - 11am
Tues. May 16 Jr. High Jazz Band @ Field Day – Lunch Hour
Mon. May 8 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Jr. High Band and Choir Rehearsal Concert @ CJH   9:15 AM
Jr. High Band and Choir Concert @ CJH   7:00 PM
Fri. May 5 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Jr. High Concert Band Tour Union 9 AM and Jefferson 10:20 AM
Thurs.May 4 Jr. High Jazz Band Tour to Franklin 9 AM/Douglas 10:20 AM
Tues. May 2 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ WJH 7:30am
Jr. High Band and Choir Rehearsal Concert @ WJH   9:15 AM
Mon.  May 1 Jr. High Jazz Band Tour Roosevelt 9 AM/ Henry Raab 10:20AM
Sat. April 29 Jr. High Concert Band @ Six Flags Music Festival, All Day
Fri.April 28 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Thurs. April 27 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Sat., Apr. 22 Jazz Ensemble Performs at County Young Authors, 8am WH
Thurs. April 20 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Thurs. April 13 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Mon. April 10 Laser Tag Band fundraiser 6-9 pm @ The Edge
Fri. & Sat. Apr. 7 -8 ISU Jazz Fest for jazz band   

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Laser Tag Band fundraiser 6-9 pm @ The Edge

  • Monday, April 10th
  • $15 Pre-pay discount!
  • $20 at the door!
  • Bring friends!!
  • PayPal.Me/118banddepartment/$15
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Jazz Ensemble ISU Trip!!!

The Rooming List and Itinerary is now OFFICIAL!!

ISU TRIP WEBPAGE

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Six Flags Trip Info!!!

On February 10th I sent this out!!!!! Haven't heard from many at all!!!

All Band Member Families need to complete this form by Thursday, March 29th!!
There's a sample itinerary linked to the form.

Please complete ASAP....looking for chaperones!!

Payment is also due by Thursday!!

I will have to cancel if I haven't received everyone's confirmation and payment by Thursday!!

SIX FLAGS TRIP PERMISSION FORM

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Text Alerts

Make sure you and your students are signed up for our safe and anonymous text alerts!  Here are the codes to use to sign up:

For the JH Band: Text  @118band to 810-10
For the 118 Jazz Ensemble: Text @118jazz to 810-10
For the JH Percussion Class: Text @118Perc to 810-10
For the Band Council: Text @BC118Band to 810-10

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After School Lesson Sign-up Form

Mr. D is more than happy to work with students after school, before, or anytime possible.  Take advantage!!!


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Friday, February 10, 2017

It's About to Begin!!!

The reason we have worked so hard since 4th grade....

The reason we bring our instruments home every night, come in early, stay after school,  get mad at Mr. D for being such a stubborn, cotton-headed, ninny muggins....

...Is Just about here!!!!

Upcoming Event Reminders - End in Mind Order, of course!!


Sat. April 29 Jr. High Concert Band @ Six Flags Music Festival, All Day
Fri.April 28 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Thurs. April 27 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Sat., Apr. 22 Jazz Ensemble Performs at County Young Authors, 8am WH
Thurs. April 20 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Thurs. April 13 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Mon. April 10 Laser Tag Band fundraiser 6-9 pm @ The Edge
Fri. & Sat. Apr. 7 -8 ISU Jazz Fest for jazz band   
Sat. Mar.18 Concert Band Festival @ Carriel JH - Time Afternoon TBA
Fri. Mar. 17 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Tues. Mar.14 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Tues. Mar 7 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Tues. Feb. 28 CJH/WJH Band rehearsal @ CJH 7:30am
Mon. Feb. 20 Band Council Meeting - Parents and students welcome
Sat. Feb. 18 SOLO CONTEST Times See Below
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Jazz Ensemble ISU Trip!!!

All Jazz Member Families need to complete this form!
There's a sample itinerary linked to the form.

Please complete ASAP....looking for chaperones!!

ISU TRIP PERMISSION FORM
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Six Flags Trip Info!!!

All Band Member Families need to complete this form!
There's a sample itinerary linked to the form.

Please complete ASAP....looking for chaperones!!

SIX FLAGS TRIP PERMISSION FORM

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Solo and Ensemble Contest Schedule

For those of you attending contest, here's a link to your schedule!!

We'd love some student and parent helpers!!  Click here to sign up!!

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St.Clair County Music Association Honor Band Festivals


  • All County Honor Jazz Festival will be on Monday, February 27th @ 7pm.
    • Members have been informed and can be found on the band website.
    • They have a rehearsal at CJH on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6pm - 9pm
    • In addition, they will  rehearse at CJH on the day of the festival beginning at 2pm until the concert at 7pm. We will bus WJH kids to CJH!
    • Students will need to bring their dress clothes to school that day to wear at the concert.
    • We will have Chick Fila Meals for $6.  They can bring their own meal of course.
    •  Please pay $6 to Mr.D ASAP for this meal.  Must be pre - ordered.
  • All County Band Jazz Festival will be on Wednesday, March 15 @ 7pm.
    • Members will be announced by Saturday, Feb. 11th.
    • They will rehearse at Belle Valley School  on Wednesday, March 15 from 9pm - 2pm.
    • We will bus them to BV and baclk to school by 2:30pm.
    •  They will need to return to BV for the concert at 6:30pm - attire is dress clothes.
    • Students will need to bring their own Music Stands!!!!
    • We will have Chick Fila Meals for $6.  They can bring their own meal of course.
    •  Please pay $6 to Mr.D ASAP for this meal.  Must be pre - ordered.
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First Band Council Meeting Scheduled!!!

Our band program is starting to explode!!  I am looking for a group of parents and students that want to be a part of something special.  We want to audition to be recognized as an ALL STATE BAND PROGRAM and we can do it...but it's going to take all of us.  We will be sending an audition tape in March. If we are selected, we are going to need to have funds ready to send the band to Peoria next January!  Band Council's first big project will be looking into a  Spaghetti Dinner/Concert.

It could be great to invite all of our 3rd graders wanting to join band, raise some desperately needed funds ( I hope !!) feature our jazz ensemble along with some special guests.  This could be an amazing night!!

Please come and help us see if this might be a possibility.  Students are very welcome to be a part of this!!!

Would you please RSVP here if you are interested!!
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Text Alerts

Make sure you and your students are signed up for our safe and anonymous text alerts!  Here are the codes to use to sign up:

For the JH Band: Text  @118band to 810-10
For the 118 Jazz Ensemble: Text @118jazz to 810-10
For the JH Percussion Class: Text @118Perc to 810-10
For the Band Council: Text @BC118Band to 810-10

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After School Lesson Sign-up Form

Mr. D is more than happy to work with students after school. Please click this link to sign up.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Concert Week Information and Reminders!

Fun times to be a District 118 Band Member!!

Concert Week Schedule

Monday, Dec. 5th   7:30am  @ CJH
     CJH/WJH Combined Band Rehearsal
              **CJH students: Take instruments home on Monday night

Tuesday, Dec. 6th   7:30am  @ WJH
     CJH/WJH Combined Band Rehearsal 

Tuesday, Dec. 6th   9:00am  @ WJH
      Concert for WJH Students and Staff (Band Sweatshirt)
             **CJH students bused back to school by 11am ( 3rd Hour )
             **Jazz Ensemble will perform at this concert.

Wed.,     Dec. 7th   7:30am  @ CJH
     CJH/WJH Combined Band Rehearsal

Wed.,     Dec. 7th   9:00am  @ CJH
     Concert for CJH Students and Staff  (Band Sweatshirt)
             **WJH students bused back to school by 11am ( 3rd Hour )
             **Jazz Ensemble will perform at this concert.

Wed.,     Dec. 7th   7:00pm @ CJH
     Winter Concert Feat. Concert Band, Jazz Band , and Choir
              ** Look sharp...no jeans or tennis shoes
              ** Students should arrive at 6:30pm in the band room.

Note:  I suggest wearing another shirt under your sweatshirt for the rest of the day on Tuesday, in case you don't want to have to wash the shirt two days in a row.  Your call!!
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Band Student Accountability Form

Each and every time band students miss their regular classes for a band event, the students will need to present this form with all their assignments and teacher signatures to Mr. D.

CJH students will need one for Tuesday, Dec. 6th. 1st - 2nd Hour Only
WJH students will need one for Wednesay, Dec. 7th 1st - 2nd Hour Only

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Band Fees

Band Fees were due November 1st!!!  Several ways to pay...click here to pay now!!

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Band and Percussion Handbooks

Make sure you and your child have reviewed our Band Handbook and if you are a Percussionist please make sure you have reviewed the Percussion Handbook.   You should have verified that you have read it and agreed to the policies by November 1st!!  Oooops!!!!

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Supplies!!!

Many students still don't have their supplies or haven't paid their supply fee to ensure that they are prepared to be their best at our performances.

Reeds, oils, greases, mutes, etc........

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Parents that purchased Band Sweatshirts for Santa Parade!!!

Please send in $15 for your sweatshirt ASAP!!!

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Belle Fair Students that didn't pay for Chick-Fil-A lunch need to send in $6 Right Away!!!

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Text Alerts

Make sure you and your students are signed up for our safe and anonymous text alerts!  Here are the codes to use to sign up:

For the JH Band: Text  @118band to 810-10
For the 118 Jazz Ensemble: Text @118jazz to 810-10
For the JH Percussion Class: Text @118Perc to 810-10

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After School Lesson Sign-up Form

Mr. D is more than happy to work with students after school. Please click this link to sign up.

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All State District VI Band Students

We are so very proud of our students that were selected for this tremendous honor at the All State festivals in November.
They are:
    Xander Wilson
    Ella Deeke ( Both Jazz and Concert Selection )
    Ny'La Hill
    Abbie Stone
    Abbie Needham