Using Twitter to Keep Up with CTHS Ranger Regiment
Step 1 - Join Twitter
Go to http://www.twitter.com and set up an account. You will need to enter your full name and an email address, and create a password in order to do this.
Step 2 - Create your Username
After giving your name and email address, you will be asked to create a unique Username that will serve as your Twitter “handle” while accessing Twitter features.
Step 3 - Choose Whom to Follow
There are plenty of interesting people to “follow” on Twitter, and Twitter will give you several suggestions. However, for the purposes of learning what is going on with the Chisholm Trail High School Band, you will want to follow the account @RangerRegiment. Search for the Username “RangerRegiment” (at the top of the page, click Connect, then enter the name Ranger Regiment in the search field), and you should find it easily. Click Follow. Also, if you would like to know what is going on specifically with percussion at CTHS, search for and follow @CTHSPercussion.
Step 4 - Turn on Mobile Notifications
One of the best features of Twitter is that it allows you to choose to receive tweets (Twitter’s version of Facebook “status updates”) via your mobile phone. To do this, you’ll need to click on Settings, then Mobile. Enter your mobile phone number, and click “Activate Phone”. You will be asked to send a text message to Twitter in order to verify your phone; after doing this, you will be able to individually select which accounts you’re following you would like to receive tweets from on your phone!
For example, if you follow both @RangerRegiment and @CTHSPercussion on Twitter, but you would only like to receive Mobile Notifications from @RangerRegiment, you can set that up individually by going to your “Home” page, clicking on the “Following” tab, then looking for the silhouette to the right of the blue “Following” button beside the account from which you wish to receive mobile tweets. Click on that silhouette and then click “Turn on mobile notifications”. You will then receive tweets from that account directly on your mobile phone. This is a great way to keep up with what’s going on with the band at Chisholm Trail High School!
Band - @RangerRegiment
Percussion - @CTHSPercussion
Guard - @CTHSColorGuard
Keeping Up with the Ranger Regiment WITHOUT a Twitter Account!
If you’d like to keep up with all the latest information and reminders from the Chisholm Trail Ranger Regiment (and/or CTHS Percussion), there is an easy way to do so through text messaging without ever having to sign up for a Twitter account. This feature is called “Fast Follow”, and the steps are shown below:
- Text “Follow @RangerRegiment” to the number 40404 from your text-message enabled phone
- Nothing. That’s it. Really, that’s all you have to do.
You will now receive each tweet from the @RangerRegiment account as a text message on your phone without ever having to sign up for a Twitter account.
Don’t forget that if your child is a percussionist, you will also need to follow the @CTHSPercussion Twitter account. You can do that by texting “Follow @CTHSPercussion” to the number 40404.