Greetings CPMB family,
Thank you to all of you that made it out to our game on Friday night against Newsome. It is always a pleasure to see so many of you sitting in the Friends and Family Section and I hope to see just as many of you this Friday for our performance at East Bay. I also hope to see many of you tomorrow evening at 6:30 for our monthly booster meeting. The biggest topic of discussion will be the West Coast Invitational, our biggest fundraiser of the year! Please plan on attending and learning how you can be of assistance for this event. This year we are fortunate to have 19 bands attending, one of which is over 400 members! Everyone’s help will be needed to make sure everything runs smoothly and that these schools will want to return to WCI year after year.
This past Saturday 46 of students participated in USF’s HOT Day event. For those of you that were in attendance, I think you will agree that it was quite a sight to see over 1,200 musicians on the field at Raymond James. I will also say that HOT Day truly lived up to its name this year, as it was one of the hottest days to date. Yet, despite the unrelenting and oppressive heat, it was still a fantastic day filled with lots and lots of laughter and some outstanding music making. Bravo!
The last item I would like to remind you of is that all members of the CPMB are required to pay an annual uniform rental fee of $37.45 to Hillsborough County. Please remember that even though I collect this fee, it is paid DIRECTLY TO DURANT HIGH SCOOL. Please DO NOT place this fee in the safe! I do not have access to the safe and checks older than 3 days WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE SCHOOL. This fee covers the cost of dry-cleaning the uniforms after performances as well any repairs that may be needed. If you have any questions regarding this fee please let me know.
Here is a breakdown of our upcoming events:
Tuesday, September 13th:
- CPMB Rehearsal from 4-7
- DHS Music Boosters meeting at 6:30 in the chorus room
Thursday, September 15th:
- CPMB Rehearsal from 4-8
Friday, September 16th:
- Away game @ East Bay
Saturday, September 17th:
- CPMB Rehearse-a-thon from 3pm-9pm – Mandatory for all CPMB members.
Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions!