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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 ChampeBand.com 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)

SIGN UP HERE >>


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!

SIGN UP HERE >>

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

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