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.
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!
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.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Nominating Committee Members:
Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – firstname.lastname@example.org
MJ Kramer – email@example.com
Michelle Matuszak – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
GCHS Band Aid Club