South extends an invitation to post-high school amateur
musicians to come to our rehearsals at the
Upper St. Clair High
Band Room, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA., 15241
-- just past South Hills village mall (click the link for
map and directions from Mapquest!).With
rare exceptions, we practice year round Monday evenings from
7:30 to 9:30.
A few quick facts
follow in Q & A format:
Q. What does
it cost to join CBS?
A. Nothing! No annual dues are assessed. New members
are asked to pay a registration fee of $5.00.
Q. Will I
have to audition? How is seating handled?
A. No audition is required. We expect each member to
realistically place her/himself within a section where
she/he is comfortable and where she/he will make the most
valuable contribution to the overall musical benefit of the
band. Directors reserve the right to suggest and advise
placement to adjust balance and technical requirements. The
directors will assign incidental solos within a selection.
Q. Will I be
required to attend every rehearsal?
A. CBS is aware of members' adult responsibilities;
therefore there are no rigid attendance requirements. We do
ask the following when members attend:
to check their names on the attendance sheet each
performance and rehearsal.
asked to sign-up in advance for all performances.
If a member
misses four consecutive rehearsals without notification
her/his name will be removed.
performances will be posted as "Downbeat Times" Players
are expected to report in advance to set-up, put music
in order, warm-up properly and tune
Q. How often and
where does the band play?
A. Performances average about 12 per year, with the
summer schedule being heaviest. Performances are usually in
the South Hills of Pittsburgh but road trips to California
University of Pennsylvania and to Ligonier, Pa., have been
Q. How do I
get to the concerts?
A. Members provide their own transportation to
concert sites. Car-pooling is recommended. A bus may be
chartered for distant performances, such as California
University of Pennsylvania.
Q. Do I have
to bring a music stand?
A. Music stands are provided for regular rehearsals.
However, it's a good idea to have a portable stand to bring
along for concerts. It's also a good idea to have
clothespins or other clips to keep your music from blowing
away during outdoor concerts.
Q. What does
the band wear in concert? Will I have to buy a tuxedo or
A. Band attire generally parallels the school year as
(September through May)
shirt with a red tie for men. Prefer black trousers,
shoes and socks.
Black blouse, black
skirt or slacks for women.
(June through August)
golf shirt with CBS Logo, black trousers, skirt or
CBS offers a white
golf shirt with the CBS logo for $21 that can be worn for
summer concerts, but purchase is not mandatory. Official CBS white ball caps are also available.
CBS also offers
a white, natural, or gray sweatshirt with CBS logo for $24
Add; $2 for XXL.