2017 - 2018 BAND HANDBOOK


Thank you to set-building volunteers!

We would to thank all those parents who volunteered to build the show props on Saturday including Suzy Cloonan (accidentally left off the newsletter), Barb & Sonny Crowe, Nancy Ketchum, Karen LeCates, Dirk Loedding, Lara & Arlan Maltby, Michelle & Alan Marx, Michele Mobley, Tonya & Corey Montgomery, Jesse Tilly, Jaya Vallabhaneni, and Andrea Warren. Thanks also to Barb Crowe & Karen LeCates for providing lunch for all volunteers and staff.

calendar change - 8/21 WOODWIND Practice cancelled!

Woodwind practice on Monday 8/21 is cancelled due to the eclipse.  However, Color Guard will still have practice 6 - 9 PM.


Monday 8/28, practice will be the Full Band with Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion from 4 - 6 PM and Color Guard from 4 - 7 PM.




All CHS Knights are gearing up for the first home football game versus Wheeler High School on Friday, August 25th. Mark your calendar so that along with the band you can support the football team and also see the Mighty Marching Knights’ amazing half time performance! On Thursday, please check either your email inbox or look for a link at the top of this home page to get details on what band students and families need to know about the Friday night game. Remember to also refer to the website calendar for dates and times of rehearsals.


Wear your band spirit gear to the game (available under Spirit Gear tab above) and show our proud spirit!



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.

Sign-up now for FFA Concessions

Don't forget to sign up now to work the FFA Concession Stand! Earn $10 credit for each shift worked. Pay down your Band fees ($100 Concert Band is coming soon). Details here

chs band: a family affair

Our band is powered by parent volunteers - We need YOU!


We ask that each family volunteer 4 or more times throughout the Marching Band season. We are currently recruiting volunteers for all Friday night games, Marching Band exhibition & competitions, parades and pizza sales. To sign up, click on the Volunteer Tab above!


  • Fulton County Volunteer Video TrainingVolunteers are required by Fulton County to complete this video training EVERY YEAR. Since all our Band parents will be volunteering :-), you must complete this registration. So, grab your license or other GA issued ID and click through to complete at your earliest convenience!


Show your Band pride for this year's season by purchasing Spirit Gear which is available above under the Spirit Gear tab!  


The new designs are in and look great!  If you didn't get a change to pre-order, it's not too late. You can order online, and your selection will be delivered to your band student at practice. Show your Knights spirit as you volunteer, at performances, and around town.


Thanks to Michele Mobley for being our lovely model!

Hearing protection: $10

Hats: $15

Socks: $10

Water bottles: $10
String backpacks: $10
Magnets: $5

Assorted Spirit Wear


Questions: contact Kristin Holland.


At the end of practice on Tuesdays, parents collect money from students who wish to have a pizza snack before Band practice on Thursdays. This is optional and the pizza MUST be ordered and paid for at the end of the Tuesday night Band rehearsal. 

Please bring exact or small change to help our parents! 
Menu: Cheese or Pepperoni pizza - $1.50/slice

Pizza will be distributed from the auditorium lobby FFA concession stand window.

At pickup time, drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase (water, Gatorade & sodas $1.00-$1.50, chips & crackers $0.50, candy, cookies & pastries $1.00).

Marching band payments

The final Marching Band payment was due July 31st. As of Aug. 1, accounts with unpaid balances will not receive the $50 discount and will be charged back for this amount. Under My Account (above), select Previous Purchases and click on the order number with a balance due at the top or look for the blue box at the top of your screen that indicates you have orders with a balance due. Next, look for the "make a payment" button to proceed with your payment. If you have more than one open order, they must be paid separately.

Marching Band Uniform Information

All Marching Band students have now been fitted for uniforms, but some students still need to pay for shorts and shoes. Remember: All shorts and shoes must be paid for before your student will receive them. Shoes are $40 and shorts are $10. 
Go to your My Accounts/Previous Orders page and click on the form with the balance due. Pay online using PayPal or a credit card or send in cash or a check (made payable to CHS Band Boosters). Enclose money in an envelope with student's name and place in the "lock box" outside of Mr. Reid's office.  
Click here for general information regarding uniforms. If you have any questions regarding uniforms, please contact Wendy Hamann. If you have questions about payments, please contact Barb Crowe.

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:

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




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