Band Update 11/30/16 Including Honor Band Listing

30 Nov

               Band Updates

Hope everyone had a nice holiday spent with friends and family.  The year is quickly coming to an end, yet there are several (fun) things left for the Shark Band to do! By the way, the Jazz band played wonderfully at the 3rd St. Event, great job to all of you! Click Here to view all of the members of the CCPS Honor Band.  GCHS has quite a showing.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…..

Christmas Parade- Naples- December 6th

New call time for students is 4:30 pm, please be prompt

Students and volunteers, please eat something before you arrive at school. We will not have the opportunity to eat at this parade.  There will be water after the parade.

For those who wish to watch the Parade, the Parade route will be from Broad Ave. to Third St. S., proceeding north to 5th Ave. S., then east on 5th Ave. S., and South on 8th St. S. past City Hall, ending at 8th St. S. and Broad Ave. S.

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to go with us, please visit the website to sign up.  Volunteer call time is 4:15.

 General Meeting- December 13th – 7 pm

All Band Aid Club members are welcome.  If you have a kid in the band, you’re a member! We will start planning the following for next year:

·       Announce Nominating Committee

·       Announce Open Board positions

·       Announce Open Chair positions

·       Report Current Finances

·       Answer any questions

Nominating Committee

Per our bylaws, which can be found on our website www.gchsharkband.com we have a Nominating Committee prior to our Annual Election for Board Members.  The Nominating Committee consists of 3 members who wish to assist in finding the best candidates for any open Board Positions.  This Committee also accepts nominations from other members and verifies that the nominee is in good standing (owes no band fees).  Anyone can nominate another Member or one can nominate him or herself.

Anyone who wishes to serve on this Nominating Committee should email Cori Olayos, prior to the meeting date, at gchsbandparentinfo@gmail.com

We will have 2 other General Meetings in the spring when we announce Candidates and Vote.  Those dates will be announced at the meeting on December 13th.

Universal Studios- December 17th

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Universal Studios Trip Info

Concessions

This MUST be a student/parent team, unless the student is excused due to a band event. Parents, you need to have worked at least 1 varsity football game to be eligible to sign up.  You will earn $25 per game towards your student’s band account.

 Save the date- February 13th,2017

2017-2018 band trip meeting -7 pm in the Auditorium

You will not want to miss this one!!!  Find out where we are going, when we are going, how much it will be and many other questions to be answered.

Please check out the band calendar, concert season is starting up,  there is a lot going on in January and February.

Band Update 11/13/15

13 Nov

They say all good things must come to an end.  We saw the end of the football season, Seniors saw an end to halftime performances, the band pit came to an end, Tuesday and Thursday marching practices came to an end.  A huge Thank You to everyone that helped during Marching Season.  We are so grateful for all you do! Yet, we still have a lot of exciting and amazing things happening……………

Prism practice and concert times

Rehearsal Dates:

·       Monday 11/14- 2:30-4:00

·       Tuesday 11/15- 2:30-6:00

·       Wednesday 11/16- 2:30-6:00

·       Thursday 11/17- 2:30-6:00

We have volunteer spots we need to fill for practice times, please visit the band website for date and times needed.

Show Times:

·     Friday 11/18-  7:00 pm Student call time is 6:30 pm

·     Saturday Matinee 11/19- 1pm Student call time is 12:30 pm

·     Saturday 11/19- 7pm Student call time is 6:30 pm

We still need volunteers for the shows, please visit the band website to sign up, we have the BEST volunteers around!!!

********Practices and Concerts are mandatory for all band members

Ticket prices:

·      Evening shows price $10.00

·      Matinee shows price $7.00

Buy your tickets early, outside the GCHS Band Room, before and after practices. Or, email GCHSPrismConcert@yahoo.com

Bake Sale……

There will be a bake sale after EACH show!  Please send in individually wrapped baked goods.  Cookies, brownies, fudge, you get the picture! We will sell these single portion sizes for $1.00 each.  These items can be dropped off Friday night before the show in the auditorium.  Please email Lorraine Rivera at twohappy319@yahoo.com with what you intend to bring.  Baking not your thing?  We are also taking donations of water bottles that we will also sell during the bake sales.  Water can be dropped off in the band room.

Congratulations to our five FMEA/FBA 2016 All State finalists. These Sharks have been selected to represent our school at the yearly FMEA conference in Tampa, FL in January. The All State bands are audition based and chosen students are considered amongst the best in the state on their chosen instrument. Congrats to you five, you’ve made us very proud and all your hard work has paid off. We look forward to your performances. Go Sharks! Congrats to:

Dillon Lewis (12th grade), Isabelle Dorn (9th grade), Natalie Lara (11th grade), MacKenna Matuszak (9th grade), and Ryan Garry (10th grade).

A huge Shark “Thank You” to Rachel Slaven and her team of volunteers who organized the Honor Band Auditions and Director’s Dinner, you did a wonderful job!

 

November 21st

Jazz band performing at the Christmas on 3rd St.  Call time is 4 pm.

No School November 23rd-25th

December 6th

Naples Christmas parade.  All GCHS band members are required to perform at this event.  Call time is 3 pm.

December 17th

Universal Studios Christmas parade. Call time TBD.

5 Sharks chosen for FMEA All State Bands!!!

9 Nov

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Congratulations to our five FMEA/FBA 2016 All State finalists. These Sharks have been selected to represent our school at the yearly FMEA conference in Tampa, FL in January. The All State bands are audition based and chosen students are considered amongst the best in the state on their chosen instrument. Congrats to you five, you’ve made us very proud and all your hard work has paid off. We look forward to your performances. Go Sharks!

(left to right)

Dillon Lewis (12th grade)

Isabelle Dorn (9th grade)

Natalie Lara (11th grade)

MacKenna Matuszak (9th grade)

Ryan Garry (10th grade)

Halloween Band Update

31 Oct

Happy Halloween

History was made at Friday’s game….

For the FIRST time in school history, the Shark Varsity Football team became District Champions!!!!!!!  It was an exciting game!  The band did a great job MAKING A LOT OF NOISE!  Shark pride was in full force, thank you again to our amazing volunteers, concession helpers, grill dads and equipment dads for all your support!

Because of that outcome, we now have 1 more home game.  Game is set for November 11th. All positions have been posted for this game.  It will be a full band event.  Please sign up today to volunteer as a chaperone, equipment person or concessions. Click on the link below to sign up.

Volunteer

 

Saturday night’s performance….

Was SUPERIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job to the band for a crowd pleasing performance!  They loved the lights on the drums and especially the piano!!!  And they could not get over the size of the band!

 

Universal Studios

Tomorrow, October 31st is the LAST day to pay for Universal.

Cost:               $120

Includes entry into both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure!

We need to order our tickets in advance.  If you have an Annual Pass, we need legible copy  the cost of Transportation is $35.  You must submit a legible copy of your Annual Pass with your $35 payment to be included. If you wish to use money from your band account, you must email Jeff Carney before the deadline. You can also pay by credit card on the band website.

 

Check out our Website and Pay online (3% convenience fee)

 

No marching band practice Tuesday

Tuesday November 1st, there is a jazz band concert in the auditorium from 6pm-9pm.  The jazz band will be performing alongside the GCHS orchestra and chorus.  This is a FREE concert, please come and show support for these students all while enjoying a great show.

 

11/3 Marching Band Practice 6-8:15pm

Be on time, eat before you arrive and stay hydrated!!!!  We have a very busy month and need all students to be at their best.

 

11/4 Away game vs Golden Gate

Call time is 5PM.  Volunteer call time is 4:45

Make sure you eat before your call time! Please be prompt!!  Don’t forget your socks, gloves, accessories or hair! Seems like we have had a lot of students forgetting things lately, we are well into marching season and should not be forgetting theses!

Students; please do not wait to call your parents, we’ve have too many students waiting for rides up to almost an hour after we have arrived back back at school. A volunteer or band director must stay you until ALL students

Have left camps.  Please be considerate! Parents- please be in touch with your students to pick them up in a timely manner!  Thank you!

AND PICTURES NOV.8TH-9TH

Order forms were sent out in the last email.

Students- you will need your uniform these days.  Pictures will be taken during class times.

Honor Band Auditions – gulf coast hs

November 9th    times: 2pm-10pm

Audition times have been posted.  Volunteers are still needed for check in and dinner service.  We provide dinner for all the band directors after the auditions.  PLEASE click here to sign up.

PRISM REHERSALS START NOVEMBER 14TH ……

We still need chaperones for rehearsals for the 15th, 16th, and 17th from 2:30-6pm.  As well as the Friday evening show and Saturday matinee and Saturday night performances.  Sign up for one or two shows and then sit and enjoy one show!!  It is a wonderful time for these students and they need our help!

Calling all “bakers” ….

The great PRISM bake sale is back!!!  We need individually wrapped baked goods to sell after each PRISM concert.  These items will sell for $1, unless we see different. Items can be dropped off before start of each concert, or

Want to earn money for your student account:

Earn $25 per game for non-varsity football concession games!!  You must have worked a varsity concession to be eligible for this.

Please remember to check the Calendar or CHARMS

Band Update 10/23/16

23 Oct

Friday night’s game was a VICTORY, in more ways than one!!!!!!  Not only did our football team score a victory, but so did the Sharkettes!!!! They all had a blast! Super shout out to ALL the amazing volunteers (flag and dance lines included) who were there to help out!  We appreciate all you do for the Marching Sharks! Speaking of appreciation, a HUGE THANK YOU to the equipment dads for all the blood, sweat and tears that went into making that piano for our halftime show!!!

Band Showcase was last night and the band did a terrific job! It was great to see all the other bands perform their halftime shows, they ALL put on great performances!!!  Thank you, equipment dads, and chaperones for volunteering your Saturday night to help us!!

Important dates to mark your calendars for:

Friday October 28th-

***************************** HOME game vs South Fort Myers

Call time is 5PM.  Volunteer call time is 4:45

Make sure you eat before your call time! Please be prompt!!  Don’t forget your socks, gloves, accessories or hair!

******************Bring your Food Card!!!  Last time to use it this year!!!

Practices are Tuesday and Thursday 6-8:15. BE ON TIME AND EAT BEFORE YOU COME.  STAY HYDRATED!!!  We have a big weekend coming up and we need everyone out there.

Saturday, October 29th

FBA  MPA                  Fort Myers High School

Performance Time:          8pm

Call Time:         3pm           Volunteers:                2:45pm

 

This is a Mandatory Performance – Our biggest night of the year – this is what it’s all about!

Remember to bring you shoes, socks, accessories and hair! Please be prompt!

Parents – Please see that your student eats BEFORE coming to school – they will not get the chance to eat until AFTER we perform.  Please see that your student is hydrated – we will not provide water in the stands!

Students- You will be given water before you go to warm ups.  You may bring water and snacks with you on the bus (please clean up your trash).  PLEASE, DO NOT FORGET all items needed to march, i.e. socks, gloves, hats, instruments, hair, tights, etc.  You cannot perform without them, so be prepared!!!!!!!!!!!!

The band will sit in the stands to watch other local bands before going to Warm Ups.  After we perform, the students will have the opportunity to purchase concessions before heading home.

When picking up your student, please do not park in the bus loop or along the auditorium where the equipment trucks are parked.  Your children’s safety is our concern; we have get 11 buses with 350 plus students that we need to get off safely.

Parents:  Please feel free to attend this great event!!

Universal!!!

We are NOW accepting Universal Payments!!

Cost:               $120

Includes transportation and a one-day Pass for both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure!

 

Deadline:        October 31st           NO EXCEPTIONS

We need to order our tickets in advance.  If you have an Annual Pass, the cost of Transportation is $35.  You must submit a legible copy of your Annual Pass with your $35 payment to be included. If you wish to use money from your band account, you must email Jeff Carney before the deadline.

 

Check out our Website and Pay online (3% convenience fee applies)

 

SAY CHEESE!!!!! BAND PICTURES NOV.8TH-9TH

******Please see the attached flier with order form on it.

Students- you will need your uniform these days.  Pictures will be taken during class times.

 

Honor Band Auditions – gulf coast hs

November 9th    times: 2pm-10pm

Schedules to vary.

Volunteers needed for the following dates:

Thursday – 10-27 – Freshmen and JV Football Game Concessions

Friday – 10-28 – Varsity Football Game

Saturday – 10-29 – MPA in Ft. Myers

Monday – 10-31 – Soccer Concessions

Wednesday – 11-9 – Honor Band Auditions

 

PRISM REHERSALS START NOVEMBER 14TH ……

Please remember to check the Calendar on our Website or CHARMS