1-Nov-16: CHSMRB Information and Schedule for the week

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:58 AM by Mark Nowicki   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 7:58 AM ]

This week, Mrs. Hendry will be selling tickets to the Regional Prelims and Finals for this Saturday November 5. Mrs. Hendry will be at the school at the end of practice on Tuesday and Thursday by 8:30pm - and will also be at the Friday night football game to sell tickets. The competition is in Bridgeport at John F. Kennedy Stadium, 1 Lincoln Boulevard.  The ticket for this show is $12.00 in advance and $16.00 at the gate.


Should the Ram Band place in the Top 10 scores of the day, they will perform in the Finals that evening. The performance begins at 6:30pm and awards will be at 10:30pm. Tickets for this show are $12.00 in advance and $16.00 at the gate. Though we do not know if we will be in finals and what time we will perform, we have a great chance of doing so.


As with the States tickets, USBands has provided us with a set number of tickets, the ticket price, and allowed for a discount. These prices are not set by the BPA and we have transferred the entire discount to the parents - we are not making a profit from this.


Purchase options:

1. Buy one ticket in advance for Prelims        $12.00 (from BPA)

2. Buy both tickets in advance                         $24.00 (from BPA)        

3. Buy one ticket at gate for Prelims               $16.00

4. Buy both tickets at gate                                $32.00    


You are also able to buy the ticket for Prelims from the BPA and then, if we get into Finals, buy the ticket from USBands at the gate. Please note - we have been provided with a limited number of tickets (100 total)  to sell at a discount so I cannot hold tickets for anyone.  I did sell the entire 100 for States.  Please have a check made payable to CHSBPA with you when you come to get your tickets. If you want to pay cash, I will not have change so please try to bring the exact amount. I have contacted USBands to see if I am able to get more tickets in advance of show day should I get close to the number they have provided.


Lastly, for any parent of a student who has a credit balance that is reserved on the BPA operating fund (aka Charms credit), please contact me or see me if you would like to use that for tickets to Regionals or Nationals. Mrs. Hendry will have information on the prices and details for Nationals soon.


Here is the schedule for the remainder of the week.


Tuesday, November 1, CHSMRB Rehearsal, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Extras Report at 7:45 p.m.

NE Regional Tickets


Thursday, November 3, CHSMRB Rehearsal, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Extras Report at 7:45 p.m.


Friday, November 4, Home Game vs. Notre Dame

2:15 p.m. Report

2:30 p.m. Rehearsal

5:45 p.m. Dinner Break for Marching Ram Band - Change Into Uniforms

6:15 p.m. Pep Band members not in Marching Band Report

6:30 p.m. Form-Up Parade Block & march to field

6:45 p.m. Assemble in stands

7:00 p.m. Kick-Off - Perform Pep Band Charts during 1st Half

7:45 p.m. Extras Report

Approx 8:15 p.m. Halftime Performance - Marching Ram Band

Approx 8:30 p.m. Collect all music stands, flip folders, personal items, & trash, then form parade block & march back to Band Room

Approx 8:45 p.m. Put All Instruments/Equipment Away/Dismissed


Saturday, November 5, CMEA Region Auditions & US Bands NE Regional


CMEA Southern Region Auditions

Remember to dress up and bring original music

7:30 a.m. CMEA Region Auditions students report to rear of school/Load Buses/Depart

8:00 a.m. Arrive Waterbury Arts Magnet School/Find Adjudication Rooms/Warm-Up

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Audition Times

9:30 a.m. Bus 1 Departs WAMS for CHS

10:15 p.m. Bus 2 Departs WAMS for CHS

10:00 a.m. Bus 1 Arrives CHS

10:45 a.m. Bus 2 Arrives CHS


CHSMRB Rehearsal – US Bands New England Regional

9:45 a.m. Marching Ram Band Reports

10:00 a.m. Rehearsal – Main Turf Field

11:00 a.m. Load Trucks

11:30 a.m. Load Buses/Depart (Bring Lunch on Bus)

Approx 12:30 p.m. Arrive Kennedy Stadium/Bathrooms/Warm-Up

2:20 p.m. Gate Time

2:30 p.m. Performance

4:30 p.m. Prelims Awards

6:30 p.m. Finals Performances

10:30 p.m. Awards

11:30 p.m. Load Buses/Depart

12:30 a.m. Arrive CHS/Put all equipment away/Dismissed

John L. Kuhner, K-12 Music Department Chairman
Cheshire Public Schools
Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: 203-250-2534
Fax: 203-250-2563