• February 3, 2020

    Dear Fifth Grade Parents/Guardians,

    The 5th grade band will have their annual Spring Concert at the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00PM. I would like for the band members to meet on the elementary stage by 5:30PM to get prepared for the concert. An in-school concert will be at CHES during the school day. All 5th grade band members are expected to participate in the concerts. If your son/daughter cannot attend the concerts, please send me a signed note before the concerts.

    Concert dress for the morning AND evening concert is going to be any combination of black and white, or as close as possible. Please do not feel obligated to buy a new outfit just for this concert. The stage gets very hot so students should wear short sleeves if possible and should avoid wearing heavy sweaters.

     The 4th & 5th grade bands & choruses will share this concert. The 5th grade band will go first, 4th grade band will perform second, and then the choruses. Please be sure to be courteous to all performing groups and keep the noise in the hallways to a minimum because the sound travels into the gym. There is no admission fee and tickets are not required.

    Students will be allowed to perform solos at the concert. The requirements are listed on the front of their concert music packet. Students will also have an opportunity to perform solos at the Academic Showcase in May. I will send home more information about the Academic Showcase once a date is set.

    Please see the back of your child’s practice journal for information on how students can practice with recordings of their concert music on SmartMusic for free. Practicing with these recordings will help students to prepare for the concert. This year’s music is challenging, so practicing with SmartMusic at a slow tempo is highly recommended.

    If you have any questions or concerns please email me at jkemerer@chsd1.org or call me at the elementary school at 344-8506 before 8:00AM or after 2:30PM. Please sign the form below and have your child return it to me so I can be assured that you have received this. 

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. J. Kemerer

     

     

     

    February 3, 2020

    Dear Fourth Grade Parents/Guardians,

    The 4th grade band will have their annual Spring Concert at CH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00PM. All 4th grade band members are expected to participate in the concert.

    Students are expected to dress up, but they do not have to wear black and white like the 5th grade students. The stage will be very hot so students should try to avoid long sleeves or heavy clothing. Also, the 4th grade students will not have a band concert during school for the student body.

    The 4th & 5th grade bands & choruses will share this evening concert. Please arrive by 6:00PM for the beginning of the concert. The 5th grade band will go first and the 4th grade band will perform second at approximately 6:20PM. Upon arrival, 4th grade students should leave their instrument case and music in the hallway outside of my room. Students will sit in the audience with their parents to watch the 5th grade portion of the concert. Once the 5th graders are done performing I will announce for the 4th graders to meet me outside of my classroom. Students will put their instruments together and will immediately find their seat on the stage.

    In the past, we have had problems with 4th grade students being disruptive during the 5th grade performance. Please be sure to be courteous to both performing groups and keep the noise in the hallways to a minimum because the sound travels into the gym. Students should not be in the hallway unattended during any part of the concert.

    Please see the back of your child’s practice journal for information on how students can practice with recordings of their concert music on SmartMusic for free. Practicing with these recordings will help students to prepare for the concert.

    There is no admission fee and tickets are not required. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at jkemerer@chsd1.org or call me at the elementary school at 344-8506 before 8:00AM or after 2:30PM. Please sign the form below and have your child return it to me so I can be assured that you have received this.

    Also, students will be receiving information soon about an opportunity to play a solo at the Academic Showcase in May.

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. J. Kemerer