Band Update – July 10, 2020

Message from Renee Shane-Boyd (
Dear Falcon Band Families,

I know that you have been waiting to receive information on the impact of the pandemic on band activities. We have determined that in the interest of safety, we will not be holding a band camp this summer. All band camp fees paid to date will be refunded by the district. You do not need to do anything at this time to receive your refund. Please allow three – five weeks for receipt.  Please note – A portion of the band camp fee covers food and staffing for band camp two and three as well as section and season t-shirts. Depending on the activities we are ultimately able to do, there may be a fee assessment of no more than $150 in late August in addition to normal band fees with financial assistance available. Additionally, please reserve all band dates on your calendar after August 17 and retain all summer packet forms you received. We will provide clarification as we have it.

The district band teachers have been working over the summer to determine strategies to continue to offer a high level of music instruction as well as the musical experience that families have come to value at all grade levels of the band program. We have been monitoring research and guidelines from across the country to determine the safest and most effective ways to offer instruction that will help us maintain the skills and culture of the CFSD band program for the future.

After the district releases information regarding instruction on July 13, I will be meeting with student leaders to determine our path forward based on the “parameters” and dates we are given. As you know, these parameters change often, but our work in the arts makes us creative and flexible, and we will find a way to successfully navigate this uncertain time.

Seniors 2020 – We know this email does not apply to you, but some videos will be out soon for you, so please wait until the end of this month to unsubscribe if you are interested in seeing the senior video.

I sincerely miss you and look forward to working with you all again.

Renee Shane-Boyd

  If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know.

Your Band Booster Team


Concert Program Advertising

We are now soliciting advertisers for ads to be placed in all the CFHS concert programs and band newsletters throughout the school year. The ads are very reasonably priced and proceeds will benefit all our students in the band program.

  • 1/3 Page Advertisement…. $200
  • 1/2 Page Advertisement…. $350
  • Full Page Advertisement…. $500

Your advertisement will be included in the next possible concert program following receipt of your check and will appear in all subsequent band publications during the 2020-21 school year. Submit by September 11, 2020 to guarantee an ad in the first concert program of the year!

2020 Noteworthy Donor Form

Families and businesses that make a monetary donation at one of our NOTE levels will be recognized and thanked in every concert program throughout the school year. The suggested donation levels are as follows:

  • Silver Baton level: $1000 and above
  • Director’s Circle: $500 – $1000
  • Whole Note: $250 – $499
  • Half Note: $100 – $249
  • Quarter Note: $10 – $99