5/25/19: Sign Up For Potluck Band Banquet

Please join us for the 2019 JCHS Band Spring Banquet June 2, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm at the Champe Cafeteria.

We will be having a potluck style celebration and would like each family to bring a MAIN COURSE. In addition to the main dish, we will need to have each family bring one more item, either a SIDE, DRINK or DESSERT.

The sign up for these items are below, as well as help with set up and clean up. We will have set up at 5pm – eat at 6pm – awards at 7pm – clean up at 8:30pm.

There will be a photo booth and music. We can’t wait to celebrate – IT IS THE SOUND OF PARTY!

Sign up for food & volunteers here >>

5/24/19: New Marchers & Meet The Leadership Team

Band Try-it nights started 5/23/19, along with Drumline auditions. Drumline participants are required to be at 2 of the 3 Thursday auditions.

Both Band Try-its and Drumline Auditions are at JCHS band room:

  • May 30th, 4:30-6:30pm, and
  • June 6th, 4:30-6:30pm

Willard students can take the bus to JCHS after school. Parents can pick up at JCHS at 6:30pm.

This is a great time to meet your section leaders, captains and drum majors!

5/18/19: Pancake Dinner Before Spring Concert

Come support the band with our first ever Pancake Dinner Fundraiser

May 29th before the Spring concert from 5:00pm-6:45pm in the JCHS Cafeteria.

Tickets require advance purchase and are $10/person or $25/family. Tickets can be purchased here >>

5/20/19: Concert Band 4 & Willard Band 9 Concert on 5/21/19

Below are a few reminders about the concert:

1. The concert is at John Champe High School.

2. Students should be here dressed by 6:00 pm. We will be rehearsing our combined piece with Willard’s band and it is important to have all students seated on stage before 6:15 pm.

3. Students should wear their concert attire

4. The concert begins at 7:00 pm. Family and friends can enter through the main entrance.

5/17/19: Important Details

  • Summer Band Camp for rising 6th-9th Graders (June 1st Deadline) Sign-up: sign up here >
  • Booster Committees Update: All committees are communicating via the Slack app. We will send emails to invite each parent to the committee(s) in which you volunteered for at the end of the marching band sign up. In the meantime, feel free to email to be added to Fundraising, Hospitality, and Uniforms which is currently in need of many volunteers for the next 2-4 weeks. (
  • Fundraising: May 29th before the Spring concert there will be a Pancake Dinner Fundraiser from 5:00pm-6:45pm in the JCHS Cafeteria. Tickets require advance sales and are $10/person & $25/family. Purchase Tickets here > Volunteers are needed from both Willard 9th grade bands, and Parents of all band students. Please let Karin Anthony know if you are available via email:
  • Scrip Gift Card Rebates: Individual account rebates to each band student. Sign up to purchase here > and use enrollment code: L999A74761166
  • Spirit Wear Sales: will be at all May concerts (see below). Please email Andrea Carroll to help with sales:
  • Matching Donation for School Fundraisers: Many companies offer matching gifts as a part of their corporate giving program. This can include providing monetary donations based on volunteer hours as well as matching any monetary donation that you might make. Will your company match your charitable donation? You might want to ask Human Resources if they have such a program. If they do, then you can help the band by keeping track of your volunteer hours, as well as any donations that you might make and “double-up” on the amount that could potentially be given to the Band Boosters in order to support our band programs.
  • Hospitality: Spring Banquet and Awards, June 2nd, JCHS Cafeteria, 6pm-9pm. We would like to provide catering by Merone’s, instead of a potluck. If we could please have feedback from membership until 5/24 to Karin Anthony, about charging $15/person versus a potluck-style or respond to FB poll on the Booster page. Sign up for potluck will occur 5/25 if membership determines they prefer that over the catering and cost.
  • Uniforms: Color Guard uniforms will be measured on June 12th.
    • Band concert and marching attire will be measured over several weeks. We need membership to please volunteer for times. If you are available, please let Andrea Carroll know via email:
    • May 22nd 8:30-10:30am, 12-2pm @ Willard May 30th 8:30-12pm, 2-3:30pm @ Willard May 31st 9-10:30pm @ Champe, 10:45-12:30pm @ Willard, and 1-2:30pm @ Champe June 4th 9-10:45am and 2:30-4pm @ Champe
    • Marching Band shoes need to be checked for damage and repurchased, if needed, by adding on the charge during marching band sign up. Sizing shoes will be available at the times above.
    • Returners, please bring your marching band shoes with you to be checked. The directors have three lists of students who have shoes that are still good, shoes that have been discarded due to excessive wear, and shoes that were not in the closet.

Upcoming Events:

What: Spring Concert with JCHS Concert Band 4 and Willard Grade 9 Bands
When: May 21st, 7pm
Where: JCHS Auditorium

What: Spring Concert with JCHS Concert Band 3 and Willard Grade 8 Bands
When: May 22nd, 7pm
Where: JCHS Auditorium

What: Drumline Auditions, Come Try Marching Band, Willard 8th Graders and Percussion (Willard students will take activity bus over the Champe after school and need picked up from Champe)
When: 23rd, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: JCHS Band Room

What: Pancake Dinner Fundraiser
When: May 29th from 5:00pm-6:45pm
Where: JCHS Cafeteria

What: Spring Concert for Champe Concert Bands 2, 3 & 4
When: May 29th, 7pm
Where: JCHS Auditorium

What: Color Guard First Rehearsal
When: May 29th, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Where: varies, see Director

What: Spring Banquet and Awards
When: June 2nd from 6:00 pm-9:00pm
Where: JCHS Cafeteria

3/5/19: Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Your band student was given an order form in class on Monday (or will be given one on Tuesday) and it is also attached to this e-mail. This fundraiser is to earn money for future band fees (marching, concert, trips). Each student will earn $5.50 per dozen of doughnuts sold.

The sale price per dozen of glazed doughnuts is $10. Payment should be made to JCHS Band Boosters. Be sure to collect money when orders are placed. All forms and money are due by Friday, March 15th. Students can place them in the safes in the band rooms at Willard and Champe. **Be sure your child’s name is on the order form!

Doughnuts will be delivered on Saturday, March 23rd. A band booster member will pick them doughnuts up in Manassas early that morning and there will be a pick-up time frame at Champe that morning. More details will be provided later.

If your student is a Senior and has a current balance in their Charms account, this fundraiser can go toward eliminating that balance. If you are unsure if your child has a balance, please check your account online or reach out to Mr. Philip.

This is great as well as “tasty” opportunity to raise funds for your accounts while also putting a smile on the faces of everyone getting doughnuts because honestly, who doesn’t like to eat one or two “boxes” of Krispy Kreme doughnuts at a time!

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to and we will be sure to help out in anyway that we can.

3/3/19: Band Booster Meeting – All Parents Welcome

Our next Association meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 PM in the band room and please see email sent out for the agenda for the meeting.

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Wednesday!

2/7/19: 50/50 Raffle Tickets For Sale

During the Double Header against Freedom High School on Friday, February 8th, we have permission to sell 50/50 raffle tickets starting with the Girls’ Varsity Game at 6:15 PM and then finishing with the announcement of the winner during the Boys’ Varsity Game at halftime and you MUST be present to win.

We will need volunteers to help and we are asking for 2 adult volunteers for the duration and 6 student volunteers that will rotate through the games. Charms sign-up is not in order of times but by quarters or time in between the games in which a student signs up to volunteer.

Link to volunteer sign-ups on Charms >

We need to meet in the hallway outside the band room at 5:45 PM to discuss promotion, set-up, final announcement of the winner, and clean-up.

End time is TBD, but we will finish once the winner is announced and our clean-up is complete.

We thank you for your support and you may contact us at if you have any questions or you may contact Tiffany Johnson

2/6/19: Pre-Assessment Concerts

  • Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM: 9th Grade Band and Concert Band 4
  • Thursday, February 14 at 7 PM: 8th Grade Band and Concert Band 3

1/30/19: Band Boosters Meeting Postponed Due To Weather

School and all after school related activities have been cancelled for today and this evening. Because of that, we will also be canceling the Association Meeting that we had scheduled for this evening. After I have had a chance to talk with Mr. Phillip and the rest of the Executive Committee I will update Charms and send out another e-mail with the date and time of the rescheduled meeting.

1/23/19: Band Boosters Meeting / Agenda
We plan on having our first Boosters Association meeting next Wednesday on January 30th at 7:00 PM in the band room.

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Volunteers for the following Concerts & Assessments
    1. Friday, February 1 from 11:30 AM-6:00 PM: All District Band
    2. Saturday, February 2 from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM: All District Band
    3. Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM: 9th Grade Band and Concert Band 4
    4. Thursday, February 14 at 7 PM: 8th Grade Band and Concert Band 3
    5. Wednesday, February 20 at 7 PM: 7th Grade Concert Band
    6. Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM: Concert Band 2 (and snow date for all previous February concerts)
    7. Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2: District Band Assessments
      Note: schedule is TBD; will need parent volunteers at Rock Ridge High School.
    8. Saturday, April 27: Solo and Ensemble Festival
    9. Tuesday, May 21 at 7 PM: 9th Grade Band and Concert Band 4 Spring Concert
    10. Wednesday, May 22 at 7 PM: 8th Grade Band and Concert Band 3 Spring Concert
    11. Wednesday, May 29 at 7 PM: Concert Bands 2, 3, and 4 Spring Concert
  2. Fundraising
    1. Fundraising Committee Chairperson
    2. Sponsorship’s
    3. Scripts
    4. Amazon Smile
  3. Hospitality
    1. Hospitality Committee Chairperson
    2. Spring Banquet
  4.  Bylaws
    1. Review of proposed changes

We are looking forward to finishing the 2018-2019 school year off on a positive note and taking that momentum into the 2019-2020 school year! As always, I look to all the parents and members to play as big a role as you can and to help us out in whatever ways that you can moving forward. As the band grows and continues to evolve so do our needs for volunteers and financial support from fundraising, sponsorship’s, and donations.

If you have any questions please feel free to send an e-mail to and we will do our best to respond as quickly as we can.

1/3/19: Band Banquet

Please put the Band Banquet on your calendar for Thursday, January 10th. There is a sign-up list on Charms for food and help with the banquet.

DIRECT LINK: Volunteer & Food Sign Up Here >

Here’s the details:

Each Family should bring a Main dish PLUS either a side dish, salad, dessert or drinks.

Sign up for the side dish, salad, dessert or drinks. Put your last name and what you plan to bring.

We also need help with Setup and Cleanup duties. The more people we have the faster it goes.

6:00 – Setup
7:00 – Eat
8:00 – Awards
9:00 – Clean up

11/26/18: Booster Meeting

Our next Boosters Association meeting is on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 PM in the band room.

The main topics of discussion for the meeting will be the announcement of nominees for Executive Committee positions for the upcoming term, Middleburg Christmas Parade and volunteer needs.

If you did not get an opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else via the Google forms link that was sent out, you can still come to the meeting on Tuesday and nominate yourself or someone else at that time.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening if you can make it!

11/08/18: All-District Auditions

Registration for All-District Band auditions ends on next Friday, November 16.
District Band auditions are on Saturday, January 5 at Stone Bridge HS.
You can register at: REGISTER HERE > until November 16.

You DO NOT NEED TO bring is $7.
We cover this out of band fees and fundraising.

More information can be found on HERE >

This is a wonderful opportunity for our students! It’s a great experience, in addition to how good it looks on a resume!

This is a class requirement as we will be preparing for the audition as part of our curriculum the end of November and all of December. It is also part of the requirement for the .5 bump on your GPA for Marching Band Students.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

11/5/18: Nominations For Next Booster Board Members

Nominating Committee Information

The John Champe High School Band Boosters Association Nominating Committee is preparing for the upcoming Executive Committee elections, which will be held at the Winter Banquet currently scheduled for January 11th, 2019. Currently the Executive Committee’s terms run from January 1st to December 31st and the school’s fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th. In an effort to align the service terms of the Executive Committee with the school’s fiscal year, during this election we will be holding a special one-time vote to allow the incoming Executive Committee Members to serve an 18-month term instead of the standard 12-month term. During the Winter Banquet in January, the general membership will vote on allowing the Executive Committee to serve from January 11th, 2019 through June 30th, 2020. Then in June 2020, we will elect a new board to serve one-year terms going forward from July 1st to June 30th annually.

Descriptions of the roles of the Executive Committee positions are listed below. Please take a few moments to review the list and descriptions and consider volunteering. If you do want to nominate yourself or someone else for a position, please click on the link below and fill out the Google Form.


The Google Form responses must be received by November 23 and nominations will be made at the November 27th Band Boosters Association meeting. Voting will then take place at the Winter Banquet on January 11th, 2019. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,

JCHS Band Boosters Association Nominating Committee

Andrea Carroll
Rachel Chintala
Jennifer DeVol

10/8/18: Fundraising details

We also do individual fundraisers to help students pay for their fees and band trips.

Mattress Sale:
You have the potential to make a lot of money towards Disney or future band fees!
We are doing this as an individual fundraiser.
This means you get the program payout for each mattress sold with a flyer with your name on it: $50 for a twin, $75 for a full, $100 for a queen, and $125 for a king. PLUS a bonus $25 for 1 mattress, $50 for 2, $100 for 3, $150 for 4, or $400 for 5.

In coordination with the Mattress sale this Weekend we are trying to finish the last of the tag day routs. We need parent volunteers and student volunteers to help finish the tag day routs. We also need students to advertise for the mattress sale the day of. Parents please sign up here:

Students will get volunteer hours for helping with a sign shift or helping with the 2nd tag day.

Your student should have received Orange Sales Form. These are due October 15th.

Scrip Coordinator, Tiffany Johnson:

Here are the Scrip Program Details explaining how to join Scrip. I have set up to come into the band room every Tuesday at 2pm to collect checks that students can leave in the black safe outside your office. So, weekly orders can be placed up until Tuesday morning when the student would be bringing in a check for their orders. This will be a recurring fundraiser for the students where the proceeds will directly go to their charms account. Also, students going to Disney can have their parents purchase Disney gift cards to use in the parks and receive funds back before their trip. If anyone has questions, they can contact Tiffany directly.

9/13/18:  Booster Special Meeting:

Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 19th
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meeting Location: JCHS Band Room

It looks like we are off & running with the start of the school year and that means that we will begin conducting our Band Boosters Association meetings once again. Based on our Association Bylaws, our regular meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM but we postponed this first meeting due to the impending hurricane & the fact that we were still trying to pull some of the financial information together to finalize the Plan & Budget for the 2018-2019 school year.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn what the Association’s role is in supporting the band and it will also give you an idea of how you can help. Please know that this meeting is open to anyone who has a student in marching band, concert band or color guard and you are automatically a member of the Association because of your student’s involvement and there are no membership dues.

The proposed agenda for the meeting can be found here and we encourage all of you to attend, especially if you are new to the band or color guard. This information will also be posted on the website as well as the John Champe High School Band Boosters Association Page on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there!

9/11/18:  Football game update due to weather: event rescheduled

The football game scheduled on 9/14 has been moved to Thursday 9/13 so that it can be played before the hurricane. The timeline for the football game will remain the same:

4:10-5:00pm … Rehearse
5:15- 5:45pm … Eat pizza
6:15pm … Warm up
6:40Ppm … Take the Field
6:45pm … National Anthem

Wear – Show Shirts and Shorts – try to wear dark colored tennis shoes or marching shoes.

Please try and coordinate your schedule so that you can be there. If there is an un-resolvable conflict please fill out this form by 11:00PM TONIGHT

If there is bad weather Thursday we will make a decision and let you know by 2:30PM on Thursday 9/13 of any change in plans.

Thank you for your support!

9/10/18:  UVA update due to weather: event rescheduled

Dear Marching Band Families,

Due to the weather and forecast hurricane next weekend UVA is moving our combined halftime performance to Nov 10th. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Please hold all questions until further notice as you have all the information that we currently have. We will be in touch with updates regarding tickets, schedule, and other information. Students, please add the Nov 10th performance to your calendar.

Thank you so much for your flexibility and support!

8/22/2018:  First Day Of School & Football Game Details

8/23 Goshen Post Performance
Please wear Champe Colored Clothes, Navy, Silver, White
Please Arrive before 7:00AM
7:00am: Walk to Goshen Post with instruments
7:10am: Set up
7:15am: Perform – live on TV!
7:50am: Walk back to Champe
8:20am:  AOL A days students depart
8:40am:  Set up to play for Champe Students

8/24 Leadership only
7:40am:  Meet at Champe
7:45am:  Depart for Pinebrook
8:30 – 9:00am:  Play for the elementary students
9:30am: Back to Champe – Your first block teachers will be contacted

8/24 Game – Show Shirt and Shorts
4:20 – 5:20pm:  Rehearsal
5:40 – 6:10pm:  Pizza
6:15 – 6:30pm:  Warm up
6:45pm:  Take the field for pregame

Please bring money for concessions. Expectations: Students need to go to the concession stand, use the back of the concession stand, and then return to the band.

8/20/2018:  Family Picnic

Family potluck picnic is Monday at 6:30pm. The Boosters are excited to host the first family potluck! Potluck will be outside at John Champe after practice.

Please bring your own chairs. Also, please bring a dish to serve 15 as follows:

Main Dishes – Clarinets, Baritones
Side Dishes – Melos, Flutes, Trumpets
Desserts – Drumline, Pit, Sax’s
Water/Soda (cases, single serve, NO liters) – Guard, Tubas

8/18/2018:  Marching Band Disney Trip

New information has been posted on the Marching Band Info page regarding Disney – be sure to check it out

8/9/2018:  Marching Band News

New information has been posted on the Marching Band Info page regarding Spirit Wear, DCI, UVA, mattresses, volunteering & Disney – be sure to check it out

8/6/2018: UVA Ticket order form

Parents: UVA Ticket Order Form is now available if you would like to go watch the game and the students perform.  Tickets need to be purchased before August 24th.  SIGN UP HERE >

More details can be found on Marching Band Info page.

8/1/2018:  Upcoming Band Information

Band Parent Meeting 8/7/18 … 7:00PM In the Auditorium at JCHS

    • Band camp information for new marchers!
    • How to sign up for chaperone positions
      • Chaperone guidelines
    • UVA performance
      • How to purchase tickets
    • Disney updates

New teacher performance and DCI Viewing Party 8/10

  • 6:30am – Be at school – We will perform for all the teachers new to LCPS
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm Band camp – We will end an hour early!!
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Shower and eat dinner
  • 6:00pm – Midnight – We have a DCI viewing party, games, movies, and fun
    • We will watch the top 10 drum Corps in the auditorium- Bring snack foods drinks to share
    • Bring your game console, try and beat Mr. Phillip in Mario Kart
    • Bring board games to play in the choir room
    • Bring basketballs and footballs to throw in the aux gym

7/24/18: Uniform Measurements

We have times available before and after Marching Band Camp next week to get measured for your Marching Knights uniform.

If you haven’t been measured yet, please click the link below to go to a Sign-Up Genius and select a time that suits you. (If you were measured for MLB or during the two weeks in July, you do not need to be measured again)


6/16/18:  Get Measured For Marching Band

Welcome to the Marching Band! Let’s get measured for your marching uniform!

Click the link below for a Sign Up Genius list of some upcoming dates we will be measuring students at Champe. We hope this will be a quick and easy way to get measurements. Remember, this is only the first step, so please come in as soon as possible!


Don’t worry if you are out of town these two weeks. We will have another sign-up for July 30 – August 2. But please don’t wait, getting your measurements is only the first step in getting everyone in a uniform!

5/24/18: Meet Section Leaders & Try Marching Band

Incoming 9th Graders & New Marchers …. Come to one of our trial days to meet you section leader and work with them on basics of marching band:

May 24th: 4:15 – 6:15pm at John Champe Band Room
May 31st: 4:15 – 6:15pm at John Champe Band Room
June 7th: 4:15 – 6:15pm at John Champe Band Room

5/18/18: Band Banquet on June 12th — Potluck

  • All families must bring at least one item to feed their entire family plus
  • Please sign up for set-up, clean-up and a dish at: Charms Potluck Sign-Up >

5/15/18: John Champe Boosters Selling Spirit Wear

At the concerts on Tuesday and Thursday, JC Band Boosters will be having spirit wear available to purchase …. come check out our table when you come watch our fantastic bands perform.

Window Sticker $5

Draw String Bag $10

Champe Bands T-Shirt $10

Marching Knights T-Shirt $14

Marching Knights Tank $16

5/9/18: Student Survey

Below is a survey I need each student to fill out about the end of the year. Please fill this out ASAP.

In this survey:

  • End of year award nominations
  • Marching Band Availability July 13-17th
  • Advisory helper information

Student Survey >

For more details, please reference email sent out from Mr Philip on 5/9/18

4/23/18: Marching Band Sign Up’s

Sign-up’s for Marching Band is officially open for 2018 year.  Please visit this link to SIGN UP today!

Marching band is a co-curricular activity. In order to be a member of the marching band, it is required to be enrolled in an instrumental music class during the school year. (Exceptions are made for members of the Color Guard.) Band and Color Guard members will be working together to realize personal growth through the exploration of musical expression.

For full details, please see: Marching Band section >

4/23/18: Marching Knights Leadership Sign Up’s

Are you interested in joining the Leadership Team for the Marching Knights? Have you ever thought of becoming a Drum Major, Captain, Section Leader, Librarian/ Attendance Leader, or Historian – If so, visit this link to SIGN UP today!

For complete list of Leadership responsibilities, please see: 2018 Official Leadership Opportunities

For full details, please see: Marching Band section >

4/12/18: Booster Meeting

I just wanted to remind everyone that we will be having a regular meeting of the Band Booster Association on March 14th at 7:00 PM in the band room. Please remember that membership is extended to all parents or guardians of registered band students or color guard participants and these meetings are open to all members of the Association. We will be discussing a variety of topics and I encourage as many of you who can attend to be there so we can close out the 2017-2018 school year on a ”high note” and start preparations for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!

Also, as per the Association bylaws we will be having these regular Association meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the band hall. I will be sure to send out a reminder each month along with an agenda because I really want to see an increase in parent participation. The band is only going to continue to grow with each Freshman class and we will need all the help we can get from all of our parents so please bring your ideas and any questions that you have so we can have an interactive, engaging and productive discussion during these meetings!

Thank you,
Mark DeVol
President JCHS Band Booster Association