HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
I hope all of our band mothers have an awesome day!
Wow what a week we had for band. The kids did an awesome job with all of their performances. We have auditions coming up for dance this week as well as drum line camp. Please mark your calendars.
Monday, May 14 – Drum Line camp 5 – 8PM Band room A
Wednesday, May 16 – Dance Line tryouts – 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days no exceptions. General Band Booster Meeting with Board Elections 7PM in the Band room.
Thursday, May 17 – Dance Line tryouts – 6 – 8PM
Drum line performance 8AM – 11AM – JW Marriott Marco Island
Friday, May 18 – Drum line camp – 5 – 8PM, Band room A
Saturday, May 19 – Drum line camp – 10AM – 2PM, Band room A, Clarinet master class 10AM – 4PM in the Orchestra room
Monday, May 21 – Incoming Jazz and Wind Ensemble Auditions, 5 – 8PM
Tuesday, May 22 – Flag Auditions, 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days of auditions, no exceptions
Wednesday, May 23 – Flag Auditions, 6 – 8PM
Thursday, May 31 – 2018-19 Marching Band kick off meeting 6 – 7PM, Auditorium, All students wishing to participate in band for the 2018/19 school year must be in attendance. A non refundable $50 deposit towards band fees will be required to secure you spot on the field.
Band Camp is mandatory! Leadership, flag & dance report 8/1 at 8am. There is a welcome meeting 8/1 that is required for all wind students. We will be assigning lockers, checking out instruments and assigning field positions.
- Seniors report at 6PM
- Juniors report at 6:30PM
- Sophomores report at 7PM
- Freshman report at 7:30PM
We need to do a full cleaning of all concession stands we used throughout the year. This includes power washing the grills and fryers. We are running out of days in the year so we would like to schedule this coming Saturday, May 19 from 9 – 12. We are asking for leadership students to assist along with parents. Many hands make for light work. We are in need of cleaning supplies including gloves, buckets, sponges, grease cutter. We also need new drying rags. We also need a power washer to utilize with cleaning the grills. Please let me know if you can help out. email@example.com
From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!
All Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year. This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus. Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete. You are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport. Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band). Also, at the time of their registration you should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 school year.
Over the summer we will be updating the website adding in some new photos. If you have some really good shots of the marching band, concert bands, auxiliary, percussion ensembles and jazz band please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Chair Positions:
We have several open chair positions that need to be filled for next year. Please step up and help out. All of the students benefit from you coming out and assisting. Please take the lead for one of these events. If everyone takes just one thing then no one person gets burnt out or over burdened.
Concession Chair – 2 positions open, Rey Muradaz handles all of the ordering and stocking. We need someone who can handle all of the scheduling and someone to handle all of the maintenance, training and shifting of stock.
Charms Account Update Chair – Maintain student accounts in Charms. Receive monthly account update from the board treasurer and update each student account accordingly.
All American Football tournament Chair – This tournament is scheduled to return to GCHS in December 2018. We are in need of someone who can run and schedule concessions and volunteers for this event. They will work with the Concessions chair to ensure stocking is complete prior to the event.
Concert MPA Chair – We are in need of someone who is willing to coordinate all aspects of this event. It’s a 3 day event hosted by GCHS in early March. Person will need to coordinate concessions and parent volunteers for all 3 days.
Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band.
GCHS Band Aid Club