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Mr. Starr

Welcome to Mr. Starr's Website!

Here you will find important documents, and information for my bands and music classes, as well as information regarding our CF Band Boosters. 
 

3/16/2020


Band Parents, Families, and Students,


The Chenango Forks Schools have been working diligently to ensure that student learning will continue even through the school closure due to extenuating circumstances. I wanted to assure you that I will be trying my best to make sure that your student still receives the best music education that we can provide given these circumstances. Below I have listed many factors of what will be happening through the next several weeks. 


Schoology

The Middle School and High School will be using the program Schoology as an online platform for students to maintain their education through this extended period of time. I will be posting many videos, discussions and assignments through schoology so please check it daily. 


SmartMusic

Additionally the CF Band  will be rolling out a program that we were planning on using in the coming school year early. With permission from school administration the company Make Music has provided their software SmartMusic to us for a three month period for free due to the national crisis, to help us continue to provide great music instruction to our students. This software is accessed either online through their website, or through the “New SmartMusic” App of your iPad. In Schoology I have provided detailed instruction on how to access SmartMusic. 


Instruments

I know that many of you were able to take your instruments home with you. Per district “Building access to lockers and classrooms (CFE) for students:  Tuesday, March 17 & Wednesday, March 18 from 8a.m. to 6p.m. Please use the building's Main Entrance.” The MS/HS will not be open again until school is back in session so please come and grab your instruments before Wednesday. At these times the band rooms will be open for students to get their instruments.



National Memorial Day Parade Trip

As of right now I am in constant contact with our district administration, our travel company, and the parade and everything is still on to happen. I will keep you updated if anything changes. If you still owe a payment, or are unsure if you owe a payment please contact me and we will work it out. 


Dorney Park Trip for MS Bands and HS Jazz

As of right now our trip to Dorney Park is still on. Information regarding the trip was set to come out to you on 3/16 but due to these circumstances we will figure out another way to get this information to you. If anything should change, Mr. Pace and I will contact you. 


Band Subway Night

Due to the current crisis Subway has needed to cancel our Band Subway Night scheduled for Monday 3/16. We will be rescheduling the fundraiser at a later date. 


NYSSMA

For those of you who are working on a NYSSMA Solo or Ensemble. If you do not have your music please contact me, and I will figure out a way to get it to you. Please note that NYSSMA currently has postponed all festivals until further notice. 




Fundraisers

I have been working with the Band Boosters on how we are handling our ongoing fundraisers. 

  • Brooks Chicken BBQ. This fundraiser is still on!!! We understand the orders were due back this week and given the circumstances that's now not possible but that just means you have 4 extra weeks to sell tickets!!! They ticket orders will be due as soon as we get back to school. We have to give Brooks a total shortly after our return.

  • Save Around This fundraiser we were slatted to do has been canceled for this school year. Its just not possible given this 30 day out of school situation and then not knowing what's coming for when we return. We will be putting it on the table for next year.

  • Bottle Drive. We have a bottle drive that is scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are not going to do this in the traditional sense for sanitary reasons. So what we would like to happen is if you have bottles you were saving for us. Please take them to either Can Man on Upper Front Street or to Greenblotts on Alice Street in Binghamton and tell them you wish the amount of the refund to be donated to Chenango Forks Band Boosters and they will after 2 weeks send me a check for whatever is collected. Its what is best for both our community and our organization. 


Remind App

I will utilize the Remind App now as a way for you to reach out to me for anything that you might need. 


HS Code:@283cbg

8th Grade Code:@cf8band


As always Please if you need anything please reach out to me by email, through schoology, or through our remind app. Our “Pride of The Blue” Band is strong and I know that we will get through this together. 


Thank you,


Mr. Starr

Chenango Forks 8-12 Band Director


 

CF Band Clothing Sale!

Click the link below to order you CF Band Merchandise today!
 
https://cf-band-fall-2019.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true 

Fruit Sale 2019!

Support the CF Band with our annual Fruit Sale! Click the link below to order.
 
 

Announcements

I would like to announce that based on the nomination from Congressman Anthony Brindisi our Chenango Forks High School Marching Band was selected to represent New York State in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. on May 25th, 2020!!! This will be Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. This will take place on the Historic Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th street for an audience of several hundred thousand spectators! It will be broadcasted on the Discovery's Military Channel, live streamed on Youtube, and on the Pentagon Channel worldwide to all American Troops!  
 
 

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About Mr. Starr

Mr. Starr
Hello!
I am an alumni from Chenango Forks. I recived my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. I look forward to working students in the 8th and HS Bands, the Music Theory Class, and the new Non-Traditional music class for the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 
 
(607) 648-3157 

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