Incoming Freshman and New Members


Welcome to the John Champe High School Band!

The transition into high school is very exciting and we want to be able to fulfill any questions you or student might have to make it as seamless as possible.

• Early in the summer, parents will be able to set up their child(ren)’s account in Charms, our office management site. Charms is where all the private band information lives (e.g. calendar, personal account info, forms, etc.).

• SUMMER BAND for rising 6th-9th graders starts June 18-29th.  Students meet weekdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  See ‘Summer Band section’ for whole schedule.

• MARCHING BAND for leadership & percussion starts July 30th.  Students meet weekdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  See ‘Marching Band Info section’ for whole schedule.

• MARCHING BAND for leadership, percussion, new marchers & color guard starts July 31st.  Students meet weekdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm. See ‘Marching Band Info section’ for whole schedule.

• MARCHING BAND for whole band starts August 2nd.  Students meet weekdays from 12:30pm – 8:30pm.  See ‘Marching Band Info section’ for whole schedule.

• The first day of school is Thursday August 23, 2018. After-school rehearsals will begin on the first week. Details will be available on the band calendar.

For full details, please see: Marching Knights Marching Band 2018

Transferring into the district?

Contact the LCPS Registrar as soon as possible, and set up an appointment to get registered for school and classes. Be sure to read the LCPS website carefully about required documentation, immunizations, etc.

• You’ll get your JCHS Student ID#. KEEP THIS HANDY

• Contact the Band Director when your move is definite to coordinate an audition (primarily for concert band placement). Send Mr. Phillip an email.

• Once you’re registered for Band class, you’ll be able to set up your account in Charms, our office management site where all private and personal information is kept. Through Charms, you’ll be able to manage your account / contact information, download forms, and access the Band Calendar.

• Your participation in Summer Band will depend on your transfer / move date. If you won’t be in town by the start of Summer Band, please contact the Band Director(s) to discuss your personal situation.

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