Band Update 9/25/16

27 Sep

This past week marked the beginning of Fall, it sure felt like fall at the Estero game!  Just kidding!  We had a small delay of game but as we do so well, we got along fine and had a great game and performance!!
Friday, September 30th       Away at Riverdale

We are taking Pre-Orders for 3rd quarter concessions at the Riverdale Game.

Let’s face it – most concessions stands can’t handle our volume as we can – we get lots of practice at it!!!

So –we will be taking Pre-Orders to speed up concessions.

When:

Tuesday – Before and After Practice

NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER TUESDAY NIGHT
What:                   Hot Dog, Chips and Water

Hamburger, Chips and Water

How Much:        $5 (Exact Change will speed things up!!)
You will be given a ticket – Don’t lose it!!  AND bring it with you to the game!!!  (Maybe you could tuck it in your phone case!)

If you would like something other than these choices, you will need to stand in line at the concessions stand.  Beware – the lines could be long, and you will be expected to get back into the stands before the beginning of the 4th quarter!!

Students – Please eat something before call time!  If there is a delay we will not have control of when you have the chance to eat!

Come prepared with gloves, shoes and socks!  Flag/Dance – don’t forget your earrings, tights and hair!

Please do not drop your students off before 4:45pm – we won’t have any volunteers to supervise the students.  The band room doesn’t open until 5PM

Parents – Please stay in touch with your students after the game – we will have them text you for their ride home once we pass Germain Arena – so please be prepared to pick them up in a timely manner!
Volunteers:  Call time is 4:45pm.  Please remember your badge!!

Practices

Practice times are 6pm – 8:15pm.  Please Hydrate, Hydrate Hydrate!  You should hydrate everyday so you don’t have a problem during practice or games!  Practice starts at 6PM – not 6:05!  You need to be on the field or the parking lot at 6PM.  That means you need to be at school BEFORE 6pm.  Please allow plenty of time so you aren’t late!
Parents:  Please see that your student eats a good lunch and at least a snack before practices.  We have several students who miss important instructional time because they don’t feel well during practice.
Volunteers-

We Always Need You!!  Please check out the Volunteers Tab on our Website!  We also need volunteers for Non-Football Concessions – that’s where you can earn $25 per game (as much as $50 for the Freshman/JV games) to be put in your student’s account. Want to learn more about Non-Varsity concessions????  Please see a Board Member or the concession chairs, Suzanne Millman or Elizabeth Bock.

Sharkettes

Deadline to register is October 10th!  So sign up your neighbor!!  Sign up your cousin!!  Sign up your cousin’s neighbor!!  You get the picture – and you’ll get $25 for every “Sharkette” you sign up!!  The Registration forms are on the Website!

Student Accounts

Student account balances are now CURRENT!!!!!  Feel free to check your student’s account balance by logging into CHARMS!!!!  Not sure how to log into CHARMS???  Ask your student!!  They have set up their CHARMS account and know how to log in!!

Band Update 9/18/16

21 Sep

Senior Night

What a bittersweet night with family, friends and marching!!  Not to mention a few tears, some rain drops but no delays!!  So great to see the kids perform on the field!

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Early Dismissal!  And our first Away Game – vs Estero

Call Time:        5pm –         Don’t be late – the buses wait for NO ONE!

Don’t forget money for concessions – The Estero Concessions do not accept our Food Card!

Students – Please sat something before call time!  If there is a delay we will not have control of when you have the chance to eat!

Come prepared with gloves, shoes and socks!  Flag/Dance – don’t forget your earrings, tights and hair!

Please do not drop your students off before 4:45pm – we won’t have any volunteers to supervise the students.  The band room doesn’t open until 5PM

Parents – Please stay in touch with your students after the game – we will have them text you for their ride home once we pass Germain Arena – so please be prepared to pick them up in a timely manner!

 

Volunteers:  Call time is 4:45pm.  Please remember your badge!!

Practices

Practice times are 6pm – 8:15pm.  Please Hydrate, Hydrate Hydrate!  You should hydrate everyday so you don’t have a problem during practice or games!  Practice starts at 6PM – not 6:05!  You need to be on the field or the parking lot at 6PM.  That means you need to be at school BEFORE 6pm.  Please allow plenty of time so you aren’t late!

Parents:  Please see that your student eats a good lunch and at least a snack before practices.  We have several students who miss important instructional time because they don’t feel well during practice.

 

Apparel

Have you picked up your apparel yet??  We have been handing out apparel every Tuesday and Thursday for the last several weeks!  Please take a moment and pick up your apparel AFTER practice on Tuesday.  After Tuesday, you will be at the Mercy of someone who has time to locate it for you!  Don’t Delay!

Any NEW orders can be placed directly with our Vendor – EmBroidME.

Volunteers

We Need You!!  Please check out the Volunteers Tab on our Website!  We are in need of Concessions help for Thursday, September 22nd – Freshman / JV football game.  Only ONE person has signed up for this game – come on folks!! We can do better than that!!  Make a quick $50 to put on your student’s account!  You’d be half-way to paying for Universal!!  Please sign up TODAY!

Coupon Books

Really?  Are you kidding me?  These coupon books were due A MONTH AGO!!!  There are over 60 students who owe books and/or money!  If you owe books and/or money you will NOT go to Disney.  Please check the list in the band room.

Sharkettes

Deadline to register is October 10th!  So sign up your neighbor!!  Sign up your cousin!!  Sign up your cousin’s neighbor!!  You get the picture – and you’ll get $25 for every “Sharkette” you sign up!!  The Registration forms are on the Website!

 

Student Accounts

Coming SOON to your CHARMS Account!!  We will be updating your student Financial Accounts on a bi-monthly basis starting this month!!!  (Not Yet – but very soon!)  So Stay tuned – We will announce when we have this up and running – and then you will be able to check the balance in your student’s account from CHARMS!!

Band Update 9/11/16

12 Sep

Homecoming has come and gone…We hope everyone had a fun and safe time.  Congratulations to the band students that were on the homecoming court!!!

 

This week’s game is against Naples High, and it is also,

Drum roll please………

GCHS Band Senior Night

Call time is 5pm. Please do not drop students off before 4:45; we have NO volunteers there to watch kids.  They WILL NOT be allowed into band room early!!!!  Volunteer call time is 4:45.  Students please eat something and come prepared with gloves, shoes, etc.  And flag/dance; don’t forget earrings, tights, hair (yes, those extensions!)

We encourage all students to go to the Band Pit during the 3rd quarter!!  Everything available at the Concession Stand is available at the Band Pit!

We have received most of the apparel, if you have not already picked it up, you can after Tuesday’s 9/13 practice. We will not be taking any more orders. Any new orders will need to go directly thru EmbroidMe.

PRACTICE TIMES ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 6-8:15. Please eat before and bring water, stay hydrated!!!!!!  Parents, PLEASE see that your kids eat lunch and a good snack before practice.  We have too many kids not feeling well during practices due to not eating enough!

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!!  WE NEED EXTRA HELP FOR CONCESSIONS!!!!!! This is a very big and busy game against Naples High! Check out the band website for volunteer opportunities.  There are many that need to be filled!

 

Coupon book money needs to be turned in or you will be removed from the DISNEY LIST.  This was not a student share fundraiser.  You are responsible for returning the $20 for every book sold plus $10 for every book not sold and turn those books back in immediately.
Sharkettes night deadline is 10/10.  Don’t forget that when a student signs up someone for Sharkettes, there is $25 put into their student account. Click on the link below for registration.

http://www.gchsharkband.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Sharkette-Flyer-and-Registration-Form-2016.pdf

Oh What a Night!

5 Sep

We finally got to March to the field and perform!!!

One could feel the excitement in the air!  The Seniors, the excitement to start there last season.  The Juniors and Sophomores excited to be back performing. And the Freshmen excited to have their first march out to the field and perform!

And what a great job the Middle School marchers did!!!  See you next year as Marching Sharks!!!

 

Monday, September 5th is Labor Day.  Enjoy your day off!!!

We have received most of the apparel, if you have not already picked it up, you can after Tuesday’s 9/6 practice. We will not be taking any more orders. Any new orders will need to go directly thru EmbroidMe.

PRACTICE TIMES ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 6-8:15. Please eat before and bring water, stay hydrated!!!!!!  Parents, PLEASE see that your kids eat lunch and a good snack before practice.  We have too many kids not feeling well during practices due to not eating enough!

This week’s game is Homecoming!! Call time is 5pm. Please do not drop students off before 4:45; we have NO volunteers there to watch kids.  They WILL NOT be allowed into band room early!!!!  Volunteer call time is 4:45.  Students please eat something and come prepared with gloves, shoes, etc.  And flag/dance; don’t forget earrings, tights, hair (yes, those extensions!)

Kids, don’t forget you need to be back in the stands by the start of the 4th quarter!!!

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!!  WE NEED EXTRA HELP FOR CONCESSIONS!!!!!! Check out the band website for volunteer opportunities.  There are many that need to be filled!

Coupon book money needs to be turn in or you will be removed from the DISNEY LIST.

Sharkettes night deadline is 10/10.  Don’t forget that when a student signs up someone for Sharkettes, there is $25 put into their student account. Go to the band website for more information.

Carolyn Bradtmiller

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club

Corresponding Secretary

Volunteers Needed for the next 2 home games

4 Sep

Hello Shark Fans,

I know I sound like a broken record.  We have 2 more home games before the Shark band goes on the road for 3 weeks.  I am in need of volunteers for the following:
Friday, Sept 9 Homecoming Game:  We still need lots to work concession.  Currently only 7 people have signed up.  We can still use some chaperones and equipment people.  Please following the link:  http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/?sheet_id=142
Scroll down select one of the Sign Up Links and fill in the requested information.
Friday, Sept 16 vs. Naples High Band Senior Night:  We still need lots to work concession.  Currently only 4 people have signed up.  We can still use a couple more chaperones and equipment people.  Underclassman parents, this would be a good game for you to step up and help out.  This is always a huge game, many of our veteran parents have seniors who are walking and are not available for the pre-game set up or would like to take it easy and not be a sweaty mess.  Please volunteer to give them a little break to enjoy their students shining moment.
Scroll down select one of the Sign Up Links and fill in the requested information.
Many of other volunteer opportunities are available please click the link provided to see the full list currently posted.  Check back frequently for more to be added.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you for your continued support of our band.
Liz Carroll
Vice President/Volunteer Coordinator
GCHS Band Aid Club