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(Somewhat) Weekly Update 11-13-23

Hello everyone,


Our football team is on fire!!  6-game winning streak, keeping us alive in the playoffs!!  Can we make it to a 7-game winning streak?  We will find out this Friday when we have our rematch with Manheim Township.




Our next playoff game will be at Manheim Township this Friday, November 17th at 7:00PM.  I've had many people ask me about this and yes, the band will still be travelling to Manheim for the game.  As long as the football team is in the playoffs, we will be there to support them!  Our schedule for this week will look like this:


4:15PM - Call time for all students

5:00PM - Depart for Manheim Township

7:00PM - Kickoff/Game Begins


9:20PM approx. - Game ends

10:45PM approx. - Return to CVHS (we will keep you updated through Remind)


You must purchase tickets ahead of time if you want to be there.  The link is the same as last week:




Thank you to everyone for letting me know about their availability for the Christmas parade.  After reading through all of the responses and looking through what our instrumentation is going to look like, we have made the decision to not participate in the Harrisburg parade.  We will be missing too many individuals due to other commitments made months prior.  This is understandable, considering that this was not something we have ever tried to do before.  I appreciate everyone reaching out about this event and apologize that we will not be participating in a parade this year.  Next year, we will be sure to be more on top of this.


This also means that we will NOT have a rehearsal on Tuesday.


Looking Ahead:


Our indoor season starts this week.  Students interested in participating with the indoor percussion will meet at the high school band room on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00PM until 7:30PM.  Students interested in participating with the indoor guard will be meeting on Thursday, November 16th in the cafeteria at Hampden Elementary School from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Both programs will introduce their staff for the season, show concepts, and give out information including rehearsal dates/times, locations, competition dates, etc. Questions may be directed to:


Color Guard: Lisa Underdonk at

Indoor Percussion: Steve Filippelli at


The next Booster Meeting will be held at 7:30pm in the high school band room immediately following the indoor percussion meeting. 


SAVE THE DATE for our end of outdoor season banquet! It will be held at the Penn Harris Hotel on Sunday, December 17. Watch for more information this week! 


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me and I will get back to you as soon as I can!


Thank you,


Mr. Eric Farkas

Band Director

Cumberland Valley High School

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