2017 West Side Story Reference Recordings

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West Side Story Opener (Tonight-America)
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2017-2018 CHS Jazz Bands                             Audition Reference Recordings

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITION "ETUDE"

CITY HIGH JAZZ AUDITION "ETUDE"

Reminders

1)   We are now on our school schedule, so no planned rehearsals before/after school.  Just rehearsals during band periods.  The only rehearsal that will take place outside of school is our Saturday rehearsal, tomorrow August 26, for all students in grades 10-12.
2)   You may now bring payments to school for band shoes ($20.00). Also, bring band apparel order forms/money and parent heck week t-shirt money. Mrs. Mahaffa will be collecting these during band periods and throughout the day.  Make all checks out to "City High Band".
3)   Remember that all students need closed toe shoes for outside rehearsals and activities.  Also, woodwind and brass musicians will need flip folders and lyres. Those can be purchased from West Music.
4)   Call time for our first football performance next Friday, Sept. 1, is 5:30pm.
5)   For students who have not been fitted for a uniform, there will be one more opportunity to get fitted for a uniform. This will take place tomorrow, Saturday, August 26 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the band room.
6)   There are sign up sheets on the bulletin board for those interested in helping at the elementary band Super Lesson.  Workers earn points toward band awards.
7)   There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for those interested in auditioning for all-state.  The date is Saturday, October 21.
-Best, 
Mr. Ottmar/Dr. McReynolds

Concert Week 2017

It's Concert Week May 2017!

 

May 1 -all Jazz Bands at 7:30pm

May 3 - all Bands at 7:30pm

 

Wind Ensemble, reminder Thursday, May 11 meet at City High at 6:00am

Concert band, reminder Saturday, May 6 meet at City High at 9:15am

 

Band Awards Ice Cream Social, Sunday, May 21 at 3:30pm

 

Jazz Lab and Jazz Ensemble Ped Mall Friday, May 26 at 8pm

 

City High Graduation, Carver Hawkeye Arena Sunday, May 28 1pm

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SEIBA JAZZ

SEIBA JAZZ FESTIVAL SATURDAY MARCH 4th

 

ALL GROUPS MEET IN THE WEST HIGH GYM DRESSED IN JAZZ ATTIRE

 

JAZZ WORKSHOP CALL TIME 10:45

JAZZ LAB CALL TIME 12:30

JAZZ ENSEMBLE CALL TIME 2:30 

 

• YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN WAY OVER TO WEST HIGH!

• TAKE YOUR INSTRUMENTS HOME FRIDAY AFTER CLASS!

• DON’T FORGET YOUR MUSIC!

• DON’T FORGET YOUR INSTRUMENT!

 

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Jazz Showcase Info

Jazz Showcase Performances are on Saturday February 4th with Guest Artist Mike Conrad!

 

All City High students play at both shows. 

 

5pm and 8pm shows.

 

Rehearsals with Guest Artist Mike Conrad:

Jazz Ensemble -Feb 3rd at 4pm

Jazz Lab -Feb 4th at 1:30pm

Jazz Workshop Feb 4th at 10:30am

 

Look forward to seeing all of you out at the City High Cafeteria!

Reminders/Updates

Hi all,

Coming in City High Bandland:

1)   Sunday, November 13 - Parking Lot Clean-up.  Same time as usual (7:00am).  Remember, this is one of two required
     clean-ups.    See you tomorrow.
2)   Tuesday, November 15 - Next deposit for Orlando trip due.  Please have check/funds for $300.00 turned in to Mrs. Mahaffa by
     that day.
3)   Thursday, November 17 - Trimester 2 begins.  Any changes in band placement must be done by this date.
4)   Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3 - Fruit/candy/cheese distribution.
5)   Looking ahead to December 6.  First band concert required for all band students.  Concert and symphony band members must appropriate concert attire.  Men - black pants, white shirt, long black tie (solid), black shoes and socks.  Women - black pants or long black skirt (ankle length), white blouse, black shoes and black hose.  Please make certain you have these items now.

That's all for now and see you in the morning,
Dr. M

P.S. - All-state and wind ensemble look for a separate message later today.

Updates / Reminders 10/20

Hello everyone,

 

Reminders:

 

1)      All-state auditions are this Saturday in Washington, IA.  The bus leaves at 7:15am sharp, we will not wait for anyone.  Every student must return the permission form.  If you have not signed one, I have attached it to this e-mail message.  Return the form tomorrow with you child.  Remember students must not have anything that allows the judges to identify them name or school.  This includes clothing, instrument cases, music, etc.  There will be food items for sale, but students may also bring a sack lunch.  Finally, all students that will not be traveling both to and from the auditions must provide a signed, written (hard copy) note from a parent stating in detail travel plans.  If I do not have a completed form and necessary travel information, students will not participate in the auditions.  Student must look nice for the auditions, no jeans, gym shoes, etc.

2)      The annual sale of fruit, cheese and candy begins today.  Students received brochures and information in all band classes today.  Please ask your child if you do not receive the information.

3)      Parking lot clean-up is this Sunday, Oct. 23.  Same time and location.  Beginning with this Sunday, the proceeds from the clean-ups will be divided among all students who worked more than the required four clean-ups.

4)      Remember that class begins at 8:50am each day.  Students must be on time.

 

 

Finally, my e-mail is still not working.  I can receive messages, but not all sent messages go out.  If you need me to reply to an message, please send the message to either Mary Mahaffa (mahaffa.mary@iowacityschools.org) or Ryan Arp (arp.ryan@iowacityschools.org).  They forward them to me.

 

That’s all for now,

Dr. M

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Hi all,

Coming in City High Bandland:

1)   Sunday, November 13 - Parking Lot Clean-up.  Same time as usual (7:00am).  Remember, this is one of two required
     clean-ups.    See you tomorrow.
2)   Tuesday, November 15 - Next deposit for Orlando trip due.  Please have check/funds for $300.00 turned in to Mrs. Mahaffa by
     that day.
3)   Thursday, November 17 - Trimester 2 begins.  Any changes in band placement must be done by this date.
4)   Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3 - Fruit/candy/cheese distribution.
5)   Looking ahead to December 6.  First band concert required for all band students.  Concert and symphony band members must appropriate concert attire.  Men - black pants, white shirt, long black tie (solid), black shoes and socks.  Women - black pants or long black skirt (ankle length), white blouse, black shoes and black hose.  Please make certain you have these items now.

That's all for now and see you in the morning,
Dr. M

P.S. - All-state and wind ensemble look for a separate message later today.