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2017 Band & Orchestra Winter Concert


 

Last week of marching season is upon us.


 

2017 TOB Cancelled

Hi all, I just received word from our FUHSD Superintendent that all activities through Monday have been cancelled, including tomorrow's football game and TOB, due to the poor air quality.

 

Although I am deeply disappointed, considering the disasters others are enduring, I am grateful for our well being and ask that we keep those who who have been impacted by the fires in our thoughts and prayers.

 

I would like to thank all who have already put in work and those who planned to volunteer.  I'd also like to give my greatest appreciation to Erin Au and Ed Siarot, for going above and beyond in preparing for this weekend.

 

 

2017 CHS Band Fall Calendar


A printable PDF version is available in the "Band Locker" section below.

You're invited to the 2017 Summer Showcase! Friday, August 11


 

Updated 2017 Band Camp Schedule


The lunch and dinner times for week 1 have been sightly adjusted.

Band Camp Forms

Forms that are to be turned in at Registration on Saturday July 29 are now available in the "Locker" section of this website in a folder titled "2017 Band Camp Registration Forms".  There are 2 forms that are not posted but will be available at registration.

 

Thanks and see you soon!

New Member Meeting

We will be holding a meeting for all new students and their parents on Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm in the CHS Theater.  Important information regarding the program will be handed out and discussed.  Please plan to attend this all important meeting.  A performance by the music program will follow.   

Incoming Member Meeting May 24

All incoming band and color guard members and their parents are are required to attend our informational meeting on Wednesday May 24, 2017 in the CHS theater.  You will receive all information regarding your future participation in the the CHS Band.  A performance by the CHS Band will follow.

2017 Band Banquet


 

Printable Version of this form is located in the "Band Locker" section below.

Section Leader Auditions

Applications are available in Mr. I's office Monday May 1

Applications are due Friday May 5 at 3pm

Section Leader Workshops May 8 & 10  /  3:15-5

Section Leader Auditions May 12  /  3:15- Finished 

Band goes big and goes home with the hardware!

The Cupertino HS PROUD Pioneer Band concluded the 2016 season with a flurry of performances including an unforgettable performance at Lincoln HS is Stockton, CA on Saturday November 19.  

The focus leading into the final week was to be in a position to perform the best show of the year on the final night, and our students did exactly that.  And as a result the band was awarded top honors in every category out of 24 bands.  Here is a photo of the trophies earned all season and a list of the awards earned at Lincoln.  
 

Music Sweepstakes  

Marching Sweepstakes

General Effect Sweepstakes

Percussion Sweepstakes

Field Show Sweepstakes

1st Place Woodwinds

1st Place Brass

1st Place Colorguard

 

Congratulations to our students and staff and thank you parent boosters for all you did all season long. 

 

 

2016 Home Show

Hi all,  It's time to wrap up the season with our 10th annual Home Show.  Please see below for the food item we are asking each section to bring.
 

TOB is Saturday Oct 8, 2016!

Please join us at the 46th annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands this Saturday, October 8!

Twenty-two bands will join us from the Bay Area and as far as Oregon. The Parade begins at 9:15 am on Stevens Creek starting on Miller and concluding at Finch, with the Percussion Competition in Main Street Cupertino.  The field show will take place in the CHS Stadium and will begin at 4:45pm.  Parade is free, and the Field Show is $10.  Click on the "Tournament of Bands" link in the upper left box for more information.

 

See you there!

 

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CHS Band Members Meet NFL Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice!

On Saturday September 17, members of the CHS Proud Pioneer Band Performed at the Grand Opening Ceremonies of the Main Street Cupertino Shopping Plaza.  There they were surprised by a visit from former San Francisco 49er and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.  He signed 2 footballs and posed with the band.with Jerry Rice.jpg

2016 Band Banquet Photographs

Relive the laughs and sentimental moments from the 2016 Band Banquet at the link below:

 

https://cupertinohighschoolband20152016.shutterfly.com/pictures

 

 

Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard 2015

Cupertino High School Marching Band & Color Guard

Cupertino Tournament of Band 2015 parade


Pictures taken by Rudy Pollack

Cupertino High School - Tournament of Bands 2015

Written by Allison Lo and Alex Shieh, Introduction video compiled by Michelle Pyke  

 

On Oct. 10, Cupertino High School hosted the 45th annual Tournament of the Bands.  With about 20 schools from all over Northern California, more than 2000 students came together to participate in numerous competitions. The event, which starts off with parades in the morning and ends with field shows at night, is an opportunity for school bands to showcase what they have been practicing all season.

 Said drum major Vivi Kung, “I think it’s really awesome getting to see the different variety of performances, especially from different schools. Every school has a different music program, and every school likes to do something different [for] their show.”

Added Thu An Hanley, “This is an event that I have always been to, [almost] every single year since I’ve lived here, and it’s always really fun seeing the march in the morning then coming here at night to see all the different bands perform. [It’s] a really exciting experience.”

In order to put together such a large event, it’s safe to say that a lot of preparation is involved. The Cupertino band practices hours each week, regardless of the weather, and has been preparing for this particular event since the first day of band camp in August.

“We learn drills, we learn music, we put music with the drill,” explained Neeraj Dharmadhikari. “The reason we practice so much is because our motto is to practice not until we get it right, but to practice until we can’t get it wrong.”

Despite the large amount of time spent on practicing, the Cupertino band, as the hosting school, is not judged competitively. However, Tournament of the Bands is still important to the band members. Said Divya Mistry, “I think the fact that [the tournament] is at our school just means a lot to us because we want to show the other bands and the [audience] that [...] we’re just a band that puts a lot of time into what we do.”

Jennifer Shearin further noted that, “[The students] really enjoy being in the band, and [that] gives them the camaraderie and the ability to work together for a great common goal, and I think that’s really nice.”

 As the opening competition of the season, Tournament of the Bands serves as a valuable experience for bands to see where they are and how they can improve for future competitions.


Check out Cupertino High School marching band's performance here:

Allison Lo and Alex Shieh are currently two of three Online Assistants for The Prospector.  

"Interstellar Odyssey": Cupertino Proud Pioneers at FUHSD Band Expo 2015 

We had an amazing (but windy) time at the FUHSD Expo on Saturday. It was amazing to see all the other fabulous bands in our district. Hopefully the audience got as many chills from our performance as we got from the cold evening weather!

Thank you to Homestead High School for the video! 

 

 

 

 

Check out our first football game performance!https://youtu.be/7u99Ecd8NIA

Cupertino's homecoming game is TONIGHT
We will be performing during the varsity halftime. Can't wait to see everyone there!

 
A view 150 feet above the stadium. Shot in 4K.
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A Summary of the 2014 Marching Season Performances

Lodi "Grape Bowl" Review | November 1, 2014 | Performance Here

Vintage Review | November 8, 2014 | Performance Here

Veteran's Day Parade | November 11, 2014

Home Show | November 13, 2014 | Stadium-Level & Drone-Level (350 feet)

Stockton Review | November 15, 2014 | Performance Here & Here

 

 

HAWAII 2014

Sixty-seven members of the Cupertino High School Marching Band traveled to Oahu, Hawaii to perform on the U.S.S. Missouri at the beginning of Spring Break. They performed a selection of patriotic music in front of the historic backdrop of the “Mighty Mo”. It was an amazing trip!

Links to Performances:

Star Spangled Banner

Armed Forces on Parade

God Bless the USA


Picture taken by Rudy Pollak

Upcoming Events

Thurs, Dec 7  /  4th & 7th Periods Rehearsal  /  3:15-4pm  /  Band Room

 

Tues, Dec 12  /  6th Period and Pit Rehearsal  /  1-2pm  /  Theater

 

Tues, Dec 12  /  4th & 7th Periods Rehearsal  /  2-3pm  /  Theater 

 

Wed, Dec 13  /  Winter Concert  /  7:00pm  /  Bob Gomez Theater on CHS Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the News....

Two CHS band students performed at a Memorial Day ceremony. They received a standing ovation and were praised by visiting digitaries.

Here is a link to the News video. They are at the end of the spot:

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Memorial-Day-Ceremonies-Honor-Veterans-Across-the-Bay-Area_Bay-Area-260704251.html

The Sunnyvale Sun and Cupertino Courier published an article about the band's trip to Hawaii and their performance on the USS Missouri on May 16th here:

http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/

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The San Jose Mercury published the article here on May 22nd:

http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/

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