AND, ‘Tis the Season for giving…….giving of your time! Did you know……
Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being. Nothing relieves stress better than a meaningful connection to another person.
Expands your connections. The relationships you can create while volunteering are endless. …
Makes you feel good. …
Contributes to a longer life. …
Gives purpose. …
Combats stress. …
Gives a good example to your child. …
Teaches new skills for you and your student.
So, how can you even think of staying away?? Come volunteer with us!
Here’s the link: www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer
This week we have a need for Wednesday concession in the gym for Girls’ Basketball. WE ONLY NEED ONE PERSON!! Is it YOU?? And 1 person for Soccer on Friday. Please email Lynette at email@example.com and sign up here: http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer
Don’t forget, tonight’s the night for the Trumpet fundraiser at Burntwood Tavern! I’ve attached the paper you need to print and bring to eat when you go for lunch and/or dinner. Hope to see you there!
Now, for the MAIN EVENT!!
The All American Football Tournament is coming next week from the 16th till the 20th. It’s a DOOZY! We need to have both home and away concession going and grills running from 3-11p each day from the 17th-20th!!!
These games are 2 things: 1st-paying games (you can make money if you work it) and 2nd-training games (you learn what you’re doing and qualify to work and make money at the winter and spring games that we run concession for). This is your last chance to learn the ropes folks! And it is so fun and goes so fast. PLEASE come out and help us.
As a matter of fact, get on the horn and call a friend! BOTH of you come out and work! That assures you’ll have fun! WE NEED YOU! Please go to the volunteer page and sign up for a couple of time slots!
WE STILL NEED 111 PEOPLE! That’s not a typo. Seriously!
One Hundred and Eleven people/bodies in spots to work concession. You guys are wonderful! We know we can count on you to fill those spots! http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/
If you are wondering how to order those band portraits the kids just took last week here are the instructions:
If you Pre-Paid, just look at the poses and pick the one you like along with the Background.
You must send me an E-Mail (Mfernandez@PortraitEFX.com) with the School Name, Student Name, Pose Number (DxA_xxxx), and Background pick, as I can NOT see the Favorites you mark.
If you did not order yet, you may order directly from the Web Site. Please Note: The Composite Picture will be delivered later in the year after we create it. If you are using an Apple product with Safari, then the HTTP:// must be included or it changes the URL.
Please go to the Web Site: Http://sunup.portraitefx.com
Select ORDER on the upper right side (on a Computer).
Select the: Gulf Coast Band 2018
Enter the Student ID number as the Online Code and your e-mail address.
The instructions (which nobody reads) are printed next. Click continue.
Please read the comments, and then press OK.
***If you have two or more students, after putting the first one in the shopping cart, use the Change Gallery before you purchase and do the next one.***
I cannot see what you marked as Favorites so, please E-mail me with the Your Name, School, and Pose (DEA_xxxx) you want if you Pre-Paid
You may purchase from the Web Site. Any special requests, just e-mail me (Mfernandez@PortraitEFX.com).
If you have already Pre-Paid, please do not purchase again, unless you would like additional Portraits.
…in other picture news…..
If you missed it in the last email, here is a link to order your band senior night picture: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rENdSvlm1VXk9LB3270hfaXPXhLRDFHk
PS: Please put a SAVE-THE-DATE in your calendars for February 2nd for our Luau Fundraiser! More info still coming.
Hope that covers it. 🙂
GCHMB Corresponding Secretary
Are you knee deep in Prism? The kids sure are! Can’t wait to see the performance!
Did you get tickets yet? If you haven’t, we will be selling them under the flagpole before and after practices today through Thursday. You will need to know WHICH SHOW you are going to (Friday or Saturday) not just whether it’s matinee or not. The tickets are specific by day and time. Theevening performances are $10 each. The daytime performance tickets are $7 each.
You know that a show this elaborate has lots of moving parts (people, instruments, props, baked goods, baskets). So we still need a bit of help to make sure all of those parts get to the right spots. Please, if you haven’t already, take some time to lend a hand. Here is the link to the sign up site. www.gchsharkband.com. We still need bakers, helpers through the week, but especially helpers on Saturday night. Surely you ALL aren’t going to watch the show on Saturday night? Can’t you come to be behind the scenes so that those who have been behind the scenes all week can be out front to see the performance? Right now we only have 2 people signed up to help on Saturday night.
If you do sign up to be a baker, remember to wrap your goodies individually to sell for $1 per package. Please bring your goodies before the show you signed up for, to the auditorium lobby. You might not have realized it if you already signed up, but there are sign-up spots for all three shows. We like to sell goodies at all the shows.
Also, don’t forget to look for the silent auction baskets created by the band sections. It’s NOT TOO EARLY to be thinking about holiday gift giving! If you win a few baskets, you could be half done with your shopping! WHO KNOWS?!?!
Don’t forget about the meeting Thursday night! If you’re asking “what meeting??”, listen up! Is your child considering going to the Washington DC/Philadelphia Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Parade trip next year? This meeting is where you’re going to get the info you need to decide! Come to the auditorium Thursday, November 15th, at 7p. If you know of incoming 9th grader band members, they are invited too. Both students and parents are invited to attend.
Last thought, as you enjoy the shows this weekend, consider sending your pictures to the band historians before they get too far back in your phone! Here’s their email address: GCHMBHistorians@gmail.com.
Hope to see you at the shows!
Good Evening Everyone!
So much happening! Let’s dive right in!
You’ve been hearing this…but you didn’t believe it! But it’s true! There’s NO PRACTICE this week! WHAT?? Get out there and enjoy the weather or something! Or rest up , ’cause next week is a DOOZY! So, no practice 11/6 (except flag & dance) or 11/8. And, sadly, no football game Friday. (But, just wait until December! We’ll have a bunch of football games for you then! And we’ll need your help too!)
Next week on Thursday, 11/15, at 7p, meet in the auditorium for LOTS of info on the Washington DC/Philly/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade. This trip IS NOT mandatory. But it’s highly imperative that you attend the meeting if you would like to go.
Let’s talk about Prism. In my last general email, I was a little confusing.
Prism rehearsals are next week. They are ALL NEXT WEEK.
Monday, 11/12: 230-5p
Tuesday, 11/13: 230-6p
Wednesday, 11/14: 230-6p
Thursday, 11/15: 230-6p.
**Reminder: NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed in the band room during these rehearsals!**
Bring extra food for lunch or to eat after school! Plan ahead! You CAN bring things to keep you busy to the band room L I K E your homework! Cards! Books to read! Board games! Coloring books! Even electronic devices if you must…
Now, Prism concerts are as follows:
Friday Daytime, 11/16: kids’ call time 9a , Concert 10a. Only feeder schools on field trips attend this performance.
Friday Evening, 11/16: kids’ call time 6p, Concert 7p. General Public comes to this one.
Saturday Daytime, 11/17: kids’ call time 130p, Concert 2p. General Public
Saturday Evening, 11/17: kids’ call time 630p, Concert 7p. General Public.
How much does it cost, you ask? Friday and Saturday Evening performances are $10.00.
Saturday’s matinee is only $7. Tickets will be on sale before and after the PRISM rehearsals next week. See Mrs. Clark! If you just can’t wait. You can contact her firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the Prism concerts, we host a silent auction of gift baskets pulled together by each section. Do you know the theme for your kid’s section? Ask them, they know by now!
Also during the Prism concerts, we host bake sales! So, get out those cookie recipes you wanted to try before the holiday season! Make a batch for us and keep a few for your family! We just ask that the ones for us are packaged in units to sell for $1 each. You can sign up for this on the site: www.gchsharkband.com.
And as much as you LOVE to watch the Prism Concerts, we ask that you realize that the reason it can happen is that there were other parents behind the scenes during concerts and rehearsals selling tickets, watching the halls, helping kids into their costumes, moving props, and generally keeping their eyes on the kids FOR HOURS. So, if you can, could you be one of those parents who lends a hand at either the rehearsals or performances? www.gchsharkband.com
Hopefully you got the Save the Date email the other day about our AWESOME LUAU coming up! Keep your ears open! More info to come! Here’s a link to the announcement: CLICK HERE.
Now, I bet you’re thinking, MAN! There is so much going on! And you’d be right! It doesn’t stop just because we had our last varsity football game! We still have concession volunteer opportunities throughout the year! Go to the site, sign up. Remember you’ll make some $$$ there!
I have to stop here for a second. Why? Because WE want to thank everyone who has worked SO HARD this season. There are so many of you! And WE want you to know how much you are APPRECIATED! You are WONDERFUL and GIVING: and we have had so much fun with you! Thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you. Even if you have only been able to give an hour or two of your time. There are some who have given a hundred hours. But we need EACH and EVERY one of you to make this happen! From the BOTTOM of our hearts, Thank You!
OK, A few more things….
The Universal Trip is creeping up on us. It’ll be here right after the Thanksgiving break. It’s going to be a full day trip. Call time at 430a. Arriving back at the school around 11p! Whew, that’s a long day! As usual, students taking part in this must travel to and from Universal with the band. More info to come as we get closer.
Lastly, you remember those Localinx coupon books we ALL sold??? Well, last year’s book has expired (except the Jet’s Pizza and Phelan’s coupons). So, recycle the old one and go pull out the new one and put it in your car. You only have a YEAR to use them! AND the company now has a neat way to support GCH Marching Band ALL YEAR! Go to their site: LOCALINX and buy gift cards for the businesses on the site. a portion of each purchase will go to GCHMB! I mean, if you’re going to go there anyways…might as well support the band!
That’s all for this week!