Weekly Band Update 4/15/18

15 Apr

It’s time to get packing…..

What’s on tap for this week?

  • Sunday, April 15 – Working on Uniform lights and some packing 2PM – 4PM, come one come all.  Students welcome, many hands make for light work.
  • Monday, April 16 – Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30
  • Tuesday, April 17 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal, Marching Band Rehearsal (San Antonio Students only) 6 – 8PM
  • Thursday, April 19 – Symphonic Winds Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM, Uniform packing 6 – 8:30PM
  • Saturday, April 21 – Mandatory luggage check-in 9 – 11AM.

Volunteers:

At this time the school district is ready to begin verifying all volunteers.  Please be sure to stop by the office as soon as possible to update your information.  You will need your drivers license to process this update.  Thank you!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

 

State concert MPA has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3.  Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will be attending this event.  We are in need of a minimum of 12 chaperons.  This event does come just after our trip to San Antonio.  Many of our veteran volunteers will have just returned from chaperoning the trip and will not be able to take additional time off from work.  Please help us out by giving time this day to allow the kids to have a successful event.  Please Click here to sign up.  As of right now we have 3 chaperons signed up.  We need 12.

San Antonio Trip:

Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time 9 – 11AM, in the band room. Wind/percussion students will be required to show their marching shoes, black stocks, gloves & beret (if applicable) at luggage check-in.  Flag and Dance should have turned all of their items in at this point for packing.  Students will be sent reminders as to when their call times are for departure on Thursday, April 26.  All students are required to GCHS attire while traveling for ease of identification.  Be sure to wear good walking shoes.  All students should have a portable charger with them (charged).  That way their cell phones won’t die on them.

Things to pack:  Marching Band shoes, gloves, black tall socks, beret, 3 pair of shorts, GCHS attire, 3 shirts, socks, underwear, pj’s, sweatshirt, toiletries. (travel sizes) All attire must be GCHS dress code compliant. The overall temperatures should be high 70’s low 80’s, high 50’s into the 60’s at night. Please try to keep suit cases to not more than 30lbs, we are only going away for 4 days.

What not to pack:  No game stations (playstation, xbox etc), no bathing suits (you are not allowed in the pool), large bottles of shampoo and conditioner, absolutely no alcohol or drugs, including vaping items.

Band Booster Board Nominees:  The nomination committee was formally introduced at the general meeting.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.  General Election Meeting:  May 16th at 7PM.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Auditions:

All current and new students wishing to be in band next year must register at www.athleticclearance.com prior to an auditions.  This program is replacing Register my Athlete:   www.athleticclearance.com

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & 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.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  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.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they 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, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

Spring Performances:  The final performances for all ensembles will be here before you know it.  Don’t miss seeing these awesome kids.

May 7 – Flag and Dance Recital 7PM
May 8 – Percussion Recital 7PM
May 9 – Jazz Band Spring Concert 7PM
May 10 – All Concert Bands Spring Concert 7PM
May 11 – Band Awards Night 6PM

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 4/8/17

8 Apr

We hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Sunday!  

What’s on tap for this week?  NOTHING….April fools!

  • Monday, April 9 – Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30, Incoming Freshman meeting 7PM in the bandroom
  • Tuesday, April 10 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal, 2:30 – 4:30, Symphonic Winds Rehearsal 6-8 (newly added)  Marching band practice has been cancelled.

Volunteers:

At this time the school district is ready to begin verifying all volunteers.  Please be sure to stop by the office as soon as possible to update your information.  You will need your drivers license to process this update.  Thank you!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Thursday, April 12 – Girls lacrosse games, 1 more person needed to assist with concessions. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, April 10 we will be in the band room working on the uniforms preparing for packing.  We can use the help of flag and dance girls to help light up their uniforms.  Please join us from 6:30 – 8:30PM.

State concert MPA has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3.  Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will be attending this event.  We are in need of a minimum of 12 chaperons.  This event does come just after our trip to San Antonio.  Many of our veteran volunteers will have just returned from chaperoning the trip and will not be able to take additional time off from work.  Please help us out by giving time this day to allow the kids to have a successful event.  Please Click here to sign up.

San Antonio Trip:

Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time 9 – 11AM, in the band room.

The shipping boxes have arrived and we need to start packing.

 

Band Booster Board Nominees:  The nomination committee was formally introduced at the general meeting.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Auditions:

All current and new students wishing to be in band next year must register at www.athleticclearance.com prior to an auditions.  This program is replacing Register my Athlete:

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & 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.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  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.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they 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, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions.  Please note, flag and dance auditions are now 2 day events.  Students auditioning must be in attendance for both days.  The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendar has already been published. Start writing down those dates.  Band camp is mandatory attendance for all students.  Band camp is Aug 1 – 11.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 4/1/18

1 Apr

We hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Sunday!  

What’s on tap for this week?  NOTHING….April fools!

  • Monday, April 2 – Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30, San Antonio Chaperon meeting 6 – 7PM, General Band Booster Meeting 7 – 8PM
  • Tuesday, April 3 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal, 2:30 – 4:30, San Antonio Marching Band practice 6 – 8PM
  • Thursday, April 5 – Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for San Antonio Trip.

Volunteers:

At this time the school district is ready to begin verifying all volunteers.  Please be sure to stop by the office as soon as possible to update your information.  You will need your drivers license to process this update.  Thank you!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, April 3 – We are beginning to pack up uniforms and equipment for the San Antonio trip.  6 – 8PM during band practice

There are still several Lacrosse games that we need help for in concessions.  Please click here to sign up for any of the upcoming events.

State concert MPA has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3.  Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will be attending this event.  We are in need of a minimum of 12 chaperons.  This event does come just after our trip to San Antonio.  Many of our veteran volunteers will have just returned from chaperoning the trip and will not be able to take additional time off from work.  Please help us out by giving time this day to allow the kids to have a successful event.  Please Click here to sign up.

San Antonio Trip:

Mark your calendars for the following dates.
Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room.

Flag & Dance students attending this trip.  We need your complete uniform labeled and brought into school on a hanger.  Make sure your gloves are with your dress.  All uniforms will be placed into garment bags.  Please bring tights and jazz shoes as well for packing.

Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium.  A lot of information regarding the upcoming trip will be distributed.  You will have an opportunity to meet your chaperon at this meeting as well.  Forms will need to be turned in at this meeting.  Look for a separate email this week regarding forms.

Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time 9 – 11AM, in the band room.

The shipping boxes have arrived and we need to start packing.

Every Tuesday evening in April will be Marching Band Practice 6 – 8PM.  Please plan accordingly.

Apparel Order is in:

The recently ordered apparel can be picked up in the band room on Tuesday 4/3  Heather Desrocher will be there at 5:30PM for pick-up before practice.  Please stop by and get your apparel.

Band Booster General Meeting:

Monday, April 2 at 7PM in the band room.  We cover the state of the boosters from the year to date and what is planned for the near future.  The nomination committee is formally introduced and we begin to introduce candidates for board elections.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

Fundraising:

Snap-raise will be our spring fundraiser.  This fundraiser will kick off Saturday April 7.  Look for details in next weeks email.

Upcoming Auditions:

All current and new students wishing to be in band next year must register at the following prior to an auditions.  This program is replacing Register my Athlete:

New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & 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.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  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.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they 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, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

 

Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions.  Please note, flag and dance auditions are now 2 day events.  Students auditioning must be in attendance for both days.  The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendar has already been published. Start writing down those dates.  Band camp is mandatory attendance for all students.  Band camp is Aug 1 – 11.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 3/25/18

25 Mar

Congratulations to all students who participated in State Solo & Ensemble.  Also congratulations to both Jazz bands, all performances were awesome!  You should be very proud of yourselves.

What’s on tap for this week?

  • Tuesday, March 27 – Flag (Teal) & Dance rehearsal 6-8PM
  • Wednesday, March 28 – Flag & Dance State Solo & Ensemble at Palmetto Ridge.  Students will miss, 6 & 7th period.
  • Thursday, March 29 – Leadership applications due
  • Friday, March 30 – No School

Volunteers:

At this time the school district is ready to begin verifying all volunteers.  Please be sure to stop by the office as soon as possible to update your information.  You will need your drivers license to process this update.  Thank you!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, March 27 – 2 people needed for lacrosse – 4:30 – 8:30. Click here to sign up.  2 games.

Wednesday, March 28 – 1 person needed for lacrosse 6:30 – 8:30.  Click here to sign up.  1 game only.

Thursday, March 29 – 1 person needed for boys lacrosse – 4:30 – 8:30PM.  Click here to sign up.  2 games.

There are still several Lacrosse games that we need help for in concessions.  Please click here to sign up for any of the upcoming events.

State concert MPA has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3.  Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will be attending this event.  We are in need of a minimum of 12 chaperons.  This event does come just after our trip to San Antonio.  Many of our veteran volunteers will have just returned from chaperoning the trip and will not be able to take additional time off from work.  Please help us out by giving time this day to allow the kids to have a successful event.  Please Click here to sign up.

San Antonio Trip:

Mark your calendars for the following dates.
Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room.

Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium.  A lot of information regarding the upcoming trip will be distributed.  You will have an opportunity to meet your chaperon at this meeting as well.  Forms will need to be turned in at this meeting.  Look for a separate email this week regarding forms.

Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time 9 – 11AM, in the band room.

We will need lots of parent help in the evenings as we prepare for this trip. Lynette Young is in the band room every Tuesday and Thursday now from 6-8.  Please stop in to help with the uniform prep for the trip.  The shipping boxes arrive this week so we can begin packing.

Every Tuesday evening in April will be Marching Band Practice 6 – 8:15PM.  Please plan accordingly.

Apparel Order is in:

The recently ordered apparel can be picked up in the band room on Tuesday 3/27 after  the flag & dance rehearsal.  Heather Desrocher will be there at 8PM for pick-up.  Please stop by and get your apparel.

Band Booster General Meeting:

Monday, April 2 at 7PM in the band room.  We cover the state of the boosters from the year to date and what is planned for the near future.  The nomination committee is formally introduced and we begin to introduce candidates for board elections.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

Fundraising:

Snap-raise will be our spring fundraiser.  This fundraiser will kick off Saturday April 7.  Look for details in next weeks email.

Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions.  Please note, flag and dance auditions are now 2 day events.  Students auditioning must be in attendance for both days.  The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendar has already been published. Start writing down those dates.  Band camp is mandatory attendance for all students.  Band camp is Aug 1 – 11.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 3/18/18

18 Mar

Welcome back from spring break!  I hope everyone enjoyed the time off.  

What’s on tap for this week?

  • Tuesday, March 20 – Jazz Band 1 & 2 State MPA, Solo & Ensemble State MPA
  • Tuesday, March 20 – Flag & Dance Rehearsal 6 – 8PM

 

Volunteers:

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Monday, March 19 – We need 1 more person to work concessions please see the website for details.

Saturday, March 24 – 2 people needed for Boys varsity lacrosse.  11:30AM – 1:30PM.

There are still several Lacrosse games that we need help for in concessions.  Please click here to sign up for any of the upcoming events.

State MPA for Jazz band and Solos:

4:00am – Call Time (load buses)
4:30am – Depart Gulf Coast HS to J.I. Leonard HS
7:00am – Arrive at J.I. Leonard HS
10:30am – Jazz 2 Performs
4:00pm – Jazz 1 Performs
5:00pm – Last student performs (plus check-out)
6:00pm – Depart J.I. Leonard HS to Sawgrass Mills
7:00pm – Arrive at Sawgrass Mills (90 minutes for dinner)
8:30pm – Depart Sawgrass Mills to Gulf Coast HS
10:00pm – Arrive GCHS

San Antonio Trip:

Mark your calendars for the following dates.
Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room.
Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium.
Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time tbd, in the band room.

We will need lots of parent help in the evenings as we prepare for this trip. Please watch for details to see how you can help. We may even be adding more lights. Our trial run at the Edison Light Parade was a big hit.

Every Tuesday evening in April will be Marching Band Practice.  Please plan accordingly.  Work is never an excuse to miss rehearsals.

Apparel Order is in:

The recently ordered apparel can be picked up in the band room on Tuesday 3/20 before the flag & dance rehearsal.  Heather Desrocher will be there at 5:30PM for pick-up.  She will also be at the band room on 3/27 at 8PM for pick-up.  Please stop by and get your apparel.

Band Booster General Meeting:

Monday, April 2 at 7PM in the band room.  We cover the state of the boosters from the year to date and what is planned for the near future.  The nomination committee is formally introduced and we begin to introduce candidates for board elections.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

Fundraising:

Look for details regarding a new fundraiser to come home soon. We need to get new art work onto our trailers. If you know of any businesses who might be interested in this venture, please have them contact a board member.

Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions. As a reminder work is never an excuse for a student to miss a band event. The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendars is already being published. Start writing down those dates.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club