2017 - 2018 BAND HANDBOOK

 Current News


Centennial Drum line kicks off Kimberly-Clark United Way campaign

On Monday, September 25th, the Centennial drum line proudly represented the high school at the Kimberly-Clark United Way Campaign kick-off. These talented percussionists displayed their drumming skills to the delight of Kimberly-Clark employees! Many thanks to the parents and staff who assisted the students.

chs national merit semi-finalists

Congratulations to this year's CHS National Merit Semi-Finalists: Andrew Duffy, Chloe LeCates, Kayley Olewicz, Anise Overton and Emma Sweigert! We are so proud to announce that four out of the five (Andrew, Chloe, Kayley and Anise) are marching band students! 

Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble

Congratulations to French Horn player Jonah Bergman for his acceptance into the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble! He was accepted after a very competitive audition process.

Marching Band



Our Mighty Marching Knights truly shone with their crowd pleasing performance of “Havana Knights” at the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition on Saturday evening. The Band proudly represented CHS to all of Fulton County Schools!

Many thanks to all of the parents who volunteered for the Exhibition on Saturday. The Band greatly appreciates your time, support and manpower!


Friday night was an exciting one for the Centennial Knights when they won another football game against Cambridge H.S., as the Band cheered them on to victory. Go Knights! Video coming soon of the band’s half time performance to the About Us tab above. As always, many thanks to our parent volunteers!

Come on out to our home game this Friday vs. Chattahoochee H.S. We will send reminders and more details about this game on Thursday via email, and it will be posted on this website. Wear your band spirit gear (available under Spirit Gear tab above) and show our proud spirit! 


MARCHING BAND Section and senior pictures available 

Section and senior pictures taken during band camp are featured in the newly released Football Program (contact Karen LeCates for purchase) and available for purchase from Legacy Studios. To view and purchase pictures:


Go to: LegacyStudios.com

Click on "Buy Pictures"

Enter event code: 6090B181

Click on thumbnail image

Look for the green "Buy" tag in the upper left corner


Please note: In email exchanges with Legacy, they clarified that digital images are not sent on a CD; a downloadable file is offered. If you want to place a photograph order, please contact their Customer Service at 800-348-4360. 

Concert Band

Copy Parent volunteer needed

Mr. Reid and Mr. Ehrlich are looking for a concert band parent who is interested in helping to make copies of music. There will be no need to commit to a set weekly time. The schedule can be flexible. There will probably be pockets of time with more to do (right after concerts, etc.), and then pockets of time with nothing. The directors will teach you how to use the copier/scanner. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact either Mr. Reid or Mr. Ehrlich. Thank you!



On Thursday, October 5th, each concert band will perform a Fall Concert during its scheduled class time in the auditorium:

  • Chamber Winds (9:23 a.m.)
  • Wind Ensemble (11:27 a.m.)
  • Symphonic Band (1:31 p.m.)

All parents and other guests are encouraged to attend. Please note that these will be short concerts with only 2 or 3 pieces per band. 

Band Spirit Wear will also be for sale (“Cash & Carry”) at a table in the auditorium lobby.

2017 Tri-M music honor society Applications

Applications for the Tri-M Music Honor Society are due this Friday (September 29) at 4pm. All students are eligible for membership.Tri-M members complete ten music-related service hours and perform in the Tri-M Recital while maintaining their GPA and full participation in the CHS Fine Arts Department. Seniors will be recognized in the graduation program and will have the opportunity to wear the Tri-M Honor cords at graduation. Contact Mr. Ehrlich or Ms. Burney with questions. The link for the application is  https://goo.gl/forms/BmoRsPMcSSTaEa5g1  Also, click here for more information.


Concert Band tuxedos were fitted on Monday, September 18th, during class periods. If you simply need alterations and purchased your tux prior to last school year (2016/17), Savvy Formalwear at North Point Mall will do this free of charge. If you purchased your tux last school year through Tuxedo Warehouse and need alterations or would like to use their trade-in program, please click here.

  • Our band directors have decided that students will no longer wear cummerbunds, and will now wear black bow ties rather than blue ones. The band will provide one new black bow tie for each student free of charge.

Fittings for Concert Band dresses were on Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th, during class periods. If you were not fitted, first contact Christy Lawrence and then pay for the dress either on this website (look for the Concert Dress under new forms on My Account/Forms tab) or send in a check/cash to the Dropbox by Mr. Reid's office. Checks should be made out to CHS Band Boosters. Payment is due before delivery.

Questions: Contact Christy Lawrence

concert band fees due

All current Marching Band families have accounts and can login to the same account to pay their Concert Band Fees. $100 Concert Band fees are due and can be paid by clicking on My Account/Forms on the toolbar above. Then scroll down to New Forms to see the concert fees. Some students submitted their Concert Band forms, so if you do not see this form under New Forms, then click on My Account/Previous Purchases. Click on the order number that has a balance due.  
You may pay the $100 in one payment or in two payments of $50. These fees are used to fund special instructors and clinicians who are brought in to work with each Band and instrument section in preparation for LGPE. Fees will also be used to purchase music, instruments, instrument accessories and electronic equipment that are needed to make the different ensembles within the Band program function. Concert Band fees are not included in Marching Band Fees! Please pay these fees soon to support our fantastic Band program!
Questions: Contact Barb Crowe (Student Accounts) or Karen LeCates (Co-President).

district V honor band/all state registration & etudes

District V Honor Band/Round 1 All State auditions will take place on December 9th. The District V Honor Band event is on February 2nd and 3rd, and the All State event is March 1st - 3rd. All students interested in auditioning can access the etudes on the GMEA website. To register for auditions, students must give Mr. Reid $25 cash or check to "CHS Band Boosters" in an envelope labeled with student name and "District V Honor Band/All State Registration" by September 26th. Please do not put in dropbox until after you have told Mr. Reid that you are auditioning.

Help Wanted for 2017-2018 Board & Committees!


The Band Board is looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in a different way. Some positions can be done from home with a computer, while others require feet on the ground. We will have the following committee positions available:  

    • Business Sponsorships (Recruit business sponsors for the Band) - Contact Amy Kennedy
    • Mattress Sale (Coordinate mattress sale with mattress company) - Contact Amy Kennedy
    • TAG Donation Days (Organize donation days) - Contact Amy Kennedy
    • Public Relations (Submit articles to PTSA Eblast & local media outlets) - Contact Ellen Rickles
    • Video Volunteers (We need several parents to video Band events using the Band's official video camera. If you are able to volunteer for one or several events, please contact Reed Wenger by email or at 770-656-2154.)


The Board would also gladly welcome any parents interested in sharing/shadowing the following Board positions with current officers. All but one of these volunteers have a rising senior so next year will be their last:




This one's for you! Earn credit for your band account by selling sheets. Credits can be applied to anything paid for through this website including concert band fees, spirit gear or concert dresses. Credits do not expire until you graduate.


The Band's sheet sale fundraiser will run October 1st - November 7th. A typical sheet is 1800 thread count, and they come in all colors and sizes (regular twin fits on twin XL beds - perfect for college). Each set costs $40, regardless of size, which is a fantastic price for such high quality sheets! For each set that a student sells, he/she will earn $10 towards his/her band account. Students will receive information and order forms in class. Please complete all orders (with order forms or online) by November 7th! Completed order forms can be placed in the designated box in Mr. Reid's office. The sheets will be delivered before Winter Break, so they make great gifts. 

You can also visit the website, www.CoZzzyComfy.com, and the Band/your student will get credit for online sales! At checkout, select the online code: CHS Band Boosters. Also, enter your band student's name in the Student/Group Member name box in order for him/her to receive credit. Use the website for out of town purchasers - sheets can be shipped directly.


Questions: contact Amy Kennedy.

mattress sale fundraiser - Saturday, december 9th, in the band room (10 AM - 5 PM)

If you are in need of a new mattress, get one for an outstanding price and support the Band program at the same time! Simmons Beautyrest and other name brand factory direct mattress sets will be sold at 30-50% below retail prices. These are all top quality, made in USA mattresses with full factory warranties. Huge showroom with 23 sets to try out in all types and sizes, as well as adjustable bed bases and luxury pillows. Firm, plush, pillow top and memory foam sets at savings up to 50%!  Prices start at $149.00. Credit card, checks, cash and lay away accepted.

Don't forget to sign up for amazonsmile! For details, please see the Fundraiser page.




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