There are many helpful links on the our website, please check them all. Here are a few things we think you might not find elsewhere. Also please ask anyone anything, band members and parents are friendly and eager to help or send an email to Rookie Liaison. Also visit our FAQ's for more answers to common questions.
Perhaps one of the most valuable CJB tools you can use is the Wednesday Sheet. These sheets will give you the schedule for the next 7-14 days, depending on upcoming activities. You can expect to see CJB information, parent information, and some school/band related information. The sheet will list where the kids are suppose to be and when they are suppose to be there. If they need anything special, that is also listed. You will probably have to ASK your student for this sheet as they are handed out at the end of practice and many sheets end up in instrument cases and are left in the band lockers. Should this happen to you the Wednesday Sheets are always posted on this website so you can download/view them.
Parents must fill out a Request for Release form if they plan to take their child home with them from any event. The form should be filled out and given to Mr Barrometti/Mr Baker prior to an event. No one is to take their child from an event without permission from the Director or Head Chaperone. When it is time to leave with your child, meet the Head Chaperone at the truck and sign them out. Your child must be with you to verify they are leaving with you. Band members are only allowed to get a ride home with their own parents. This process is set up for your child's safety and to help the entire band leave quickly and seamlessly from every event.
Also known as the Festival of Bands, this is a non-competitive event which is a great opportunity for the directors to receive an early critique of the show. It also gives the kids the opportunity to perform in front of a very appreciative audience.
The annual Festival of Bands will begin at 7 p.m. at the Northmont High School Stadium, Clayton, Ohio
Tickets: The Centerville Band Boosters has purchased a block of tickets on the 50 yard line. Tickets will be on sale until they are all gone. [When these are sold out tickets will be available at the gate, of course]. We cheer loudly for our kids and it's more effective when we are all together. It's a tradition to spell out J-A-Z-Z as the band gets ready to start their performance. The encouragement from the stands is greatly appreciated from the field.
Some General Competition FYI
The annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held prior to our departure for The Northmont Premier. The Rookie Families host this dinner as a right of passage into the Jazz Band Family. There is a planning meeting in the Tech Room (at the end of the band hallway) for Rookie Parents to learn about this tradition and to sign up for duties. Date TBA
Since we are feeding band students and families, we need all hands on deck to organize, prepare, serve, and clean-up. All prep work is done at CHS making this a wonderful opportunity to spend time with some veteran parents - - ask questions - - learn more about competitions - - make new friends - -and just have a great time.
Below are a few items that are needed for that evening. If you can loan one, please let me know.
Come for the meeting and stay to watch the run-thru and see how far the show has progressed.