As all of you know, there have been some pretty significant impacts to the music programs over the last few weeks. Mr. Hughes and Ashley Ball have communicated the cancellation of the competitions and championships for Steel Thunder and Steel Spirit. However, as Coatesville students and school faculty always do, we will make it through this and will become better people as a result of our experiences.


Monday, April 27th
Coatesville Area Senior High School Auditorium
I have officially received word that our Spring Concert that was scheduled for Monday, April 27th has been cancelled. No decision has been made to reschedule yet as we have yet to receive a firm return date.
Thank you,
Orchestra Director

Music Scholarship Applications

Every year the CPMC executive board awards a college scholarship to a senior student in the Coatesville High School music programs who pursues a degree in the music arts. Details are available from your music director. You can also reach out directly to me at

The deadline for the application and essay is March 25, 2020. We will be extending the deadline. Please be sure to work on your essay.

Hello Parents and Kids,
I am sad to announce that Wildwood has been cancelled and I'm sure that means the rest of our indoor season is over. In saying this Coatesville Color Guard isn't over. We will finish our show and prepare for the spring concert. This won't be a competitive season but we will gain something from all of this. Attendance will still be mandatory from our practices. Mr. Hughes and I have been in contact about what to do for the rest of the season and I will let you all know as soon as we get everything figured out. Please keep your hands clean and keep spinning. We will be back to work as soon as the school opens again.

Thank you for your patience as we work to limit our exposure to COVID-19.

We will, unfortunately, be cancelling our trip to see Aladdin on Broadway.

We received word from Peak Performance today that Broadway has cancelled all shows through April 15th.
We are working with the company to determine what this means in terms of a refund.
I will reach out to you with more information as I receive it.

Thank you,
Shannon Downing, Assistant Principal, CAIHS

Monday, March 30th
Indoor Drumline
No Rehearsal
School Closed

Indoor Color Guard
No Rehearsal
School Closed

Wednesday, April 1st
No Rehearsal
School Closed

Indoor Drumline
No Rehearsal
School Closed

Indoor Color Guard
No Rehearsal
School Closed

Saturday, April 4th
Indoor Color Guard
No Competition

Indoor Drumline
No Competition

MAPS 2020
Remainder of Season Cancelled
CPMC Meeting Schedule
General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, TBA,
7:30pm in the High School library.

All parents and guardians of marching band students are welcome!
Executive Committee Meeting
Wednesday, TBA

If you'd like to be involved and not sure how, attend this meeting. We are in great need of new parent help.
Don't let the band down with no adult lead

Monthly Meeting Minutes Will be posted here from the CPMC general membership meetings.

Fundraiser Updates

What Fundraisers are available?   

Click for a pdf of current fundraisers

  • Our BINGO! Spring Event: Originally scheduled for this Sunday March 22, 2020.

    We have rescheduled for May 31, 2020.

    Please continue to sell tickets, the prizes are awesome Tickets will be available for purchase at the Cart of Wonders after each practice Mondays and Wednesdays. Tickets can also be purchased online at Please tell them to enter the student name for you to get credit.

    If you have any questions please contact Jenn Kline at or call/text 484-678-2966.
    Click for Flyer

    As the school will be closed, we have had to delay the delivery of the donuts.

    New delivery date is April 29, 2020.

    Bad news, is the delay in getting your donuts. Good news is you can sell more donuts. We will accept more order forms until April 15. We can send you more forms if needed. Understand all orders received to date have been processed and checks submitted to the bank. We are not holding them.
    Please let the folks you sold to know about the delay.
    Any Questions, please reach out to
    Denise Williams,

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    The Coatesville Parents Music Club is hosting a fundraiser at
    Buffalo Wild Wings, 103 Quarry Rd. in Downingtown
    starting today November 1st. This fundraiser will last through
    March 30, 2020.

    Anytime you dine in or take out, mention
    "Home Team Advantage TEAM D"
    and present the attached card (physically or on your mobile device), we will receive 10% of the total amount of your bill (excluding tax and gratuity), at no extra cost to you.

    Make sure to copy the photo of the team advantage card and keep it on your mobile device. Please share with friends & neighbors.
    Thank you in advance for your
    Click for more info
    Fundraiser Updates

    The 2020 Discount Cards are back!

    Help support any current music or color guard student and the Coatesville Music Programs by purchasing one.

    This year they have been updated with some new and improved merchants and discount opportunities. The cost is only $10.00 each. With most merchants, you can even make your money back after just one visit and can be used again and again.

    Discount Card Order Form

    Check out our spirit wear for jackets, Coatesville sweatshirts, chaperones shirts, and more. All chaperones are to wear the collared polo shown on the flyer. Our website, also has an online link with more options and easier ordering.

    Cover Letter ·  Logos ·  Order Form

    Orders are now being taken for the infamous "RED" or "BLACK" polo shirts that our Band Directors, Instructors, Volunteers, Chaperones & Pit Dads wear as part of their uniform when working/traveling with the Band.

    Cart of Wonders

    The amazing CART OF WONDERS is open most evenings after practice. Stop by to order your Chick-Fil-A sandwich for home games, purchase candy-grams for your student, or buy tickets to upcoming competitions.



    Shop epic deals at
    and Amazon Donates
    Sign up for Smile Amazon first
    Sign up for Smile Amazon. This is an absolutely FREE fundraiser and signup is EASY. A percentage of all orders purchased through Smile Amazon comes to the Coatesville Parent's Music Club for our general budget.

    Wawa Hoagies make a great meal for families on the go!

    Wawa Coupons

    Great way to put money into your student account
    to pay for dues!

    Who needs a fast and delicious meal?

    Have your Wawa coupons on hand! Wawa Hoagies coupons are a great way to earn money for your student account. Each coupon purchased puts $1 into your account.  
    Fill out the attached order form and place it with your money into an envelope and put it into the CPMC mailbox or get them at the Cart of Wonders. This is an on-going fundraiser so keep selling and raise money for your account.

    Contact Denise Williams with questions at

    Involvement is the only way we can make this busy organization work.
    Don't sit back and watch, we need you!


    In order for us all to stay in the loop with quick communication, Mr. Hughes has set up a “Marching Band” class on the mobile app “Remind”.

    Remind:    Mr. Hughes asks that all 2018-2019 Marching Band students to join.
    Remind can send messages via text message, email, or the app (can be found in both the Apple and Google app stores).  If you have questions feel free to email,  You can also join by going to the website, The class should be joined by anyone who is participating in the marching band this fall. To join the marching band Remind class, send a text message to 81010.  In the message, enter @905a6 (that is the class code).  You will receive a message from Remind, verifying that “You’ve joined Marching Band”.

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    Innovation by Design
    is offering band spirit wear including
    T-shirts, hoodies, pajama pants and more.

    Hardcopy paper order forms are attached, but for visual purposes of the products or ordering directly online, you can go to the website: 
    CPMC has set-up the ability to accept payments through Paypal by using your own Paypal account or by using a debit or credit card. Of course, cash and check will continue to be acceptable forms of payment.

    The Coatesville Parents Music Club (CPMC) makes every effort to support the marching band and all of its activities as best it can. However, there are some fees that need to be passed onto the students and their families. CPMC recognizes that families need different options for paying for these fees such as participating in fund raisers or various options to make payments.

    Click the Link Below

    If you haven’t already done so, please get added to our
    Closed facebook page

    This page is for current band students and their parents/guardians. Click on this link or search Coatesville Parent's Music Club (Red Raider Marching Band Members).  There are some questions to ask to be allowed to join.  We will confirm you as student in the band or a parent/guardian.

    Our website is constantly updated so please make a point to check it out regularly.  Our calendar is kept up to date here as well.

  • CPMC Meeting Minutes

    Monthly Meeting Minutes will be posted here from the CPMC general membership meetings. You can also follow the link to the page under the Resources & Info Dropdown on the top Navigation Bar

    Active Sign Ups

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    The Sign-Up Genius is now available to sign up for these events:

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    Coatesville Parents Music Club | P.O. Box 72082 | Thorndale, PA 19372 |