Band Update 2/20

21 Feb

Well, looks like we’re heading out west, San Antonio Texas to be exact!  We have been invited to perform in the 2018 Fiesta Flambeau Parade!

*This is an optional trip, students may be in the band for the 2017/18 school year and not travel on this trip.  First payment with information sheets are due on or before April 1st.  Please feel free to contact Mr. Goff at  or Mr. Gomez at, or Band Booster VP Liz Carroll at with any questions.

Here’s what happening in Band news…

Monday, February 20th PRESIDENTS DAY-NO SCHOOL. *Presidents Day, which specifically honors George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, is held annually on the third Monday of February.  Happy birthday George and Abe!


Tuesday February 21st

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal-2:30pm-4:30pm

Symphonic Winds Rehearsal 5pm-7pm


Upcoming Events:

Disney update

Any student who signed up and paid to go to Disney last fall, and who is going in April, needs to pay the $10 increase by Wednesday!  Please put the money in the Bait Box or email Mr. Carney to use money from your Student Account.  The CHARMS accounts are current as of January 25 – Please check there before emailing Mr. Carney.



Concert Band Music Performance Pre-Assessment Tuesday February 28th

This is the annual CCPS Pre-Festival.  This year all GCHS Bands are performing. Event is at GCHS.  Please visit the website for calendar and times.


2017-18 Leadership Information Meeting

March 2nd 2:30pm-4:30pm GCHS Band Room


Concert MPA

March 8th-10th Gulf Coast High School


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 11th – Drum Line Only


Solo & Ensemble Auxiliary State MPA

March 29th Palmetto Ridge HS


Jazz Band and Solo & Ensemble State MPA

March 31st Pompano Beach HS

View the Post below for ALL volunteer opportunities for the above listed events

Attention, Attention, did you know you can still order Band pictures???  Yes, you can!!!  Attached is the original flyer with ordering information.  Perfect and just in time for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (Hint, Hint).


Have a great week,


Carolyn Bradtmiller

Corresponding Secretary

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club

New Volunteer Opportunities Available

18 Feb

We have added some more opportunities for you to assist with our awesome band.  You must be at least a level 1 CCPS approved volunteer.

District MPA – We are in need of several volunteers for this event.  March 8, 9 & 10.  We will be running concession for the bands attending each of the dates.  2:30PM – 9PM

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 11 – This will be for drum line only.  We are in need of chaperones and one person to pull the equipment trailer.

State Solo & Ensemble Auxiliary is March 29th at Palmetto Ridge High School.  We do not yet have performance times however we will need 9 chaperones & 1 person to tow the equipment trailer.  This is a required performance for all auxiliary students.

State Solo & Ensemble Wind Players, Jazz Band A & B will all be performing at this event.  We do not yet have our schedule, it could be either March 31 or April 1.  We will know for sure once the schedule is posted.

To sign up for any of these events, please visiting our volunteer page:

Thank you for your continued support.


Band Update 1/23/17

22 Jan

Wow, we are almost at the end of January!  This month flew by at lightning speed (unlike the traffic around town)!  Now that the dust has settled, here’s what happening this week in the land of the Shark Band….

*disclaimer-please visit the band website calendar for future practice dates and events, not all future dates are mentioned (that would be the size of a novel, okay a short story, but you get it).  Click here to visit the band calendar.


Monday January 23rd

·      Jazz Band Pre- Assessment 2pm-9pm Auditorium

*Volunteers are still needed for both shifts, see attached pdf.


Tuesday January 24th

·      Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 2:30pm-4:30pm Band Room

·      Symphonic Winds Rehearsal 5pm-7pm Band Room

·      Silver Flag Line Rehearsal 6pm-8pm Gym


Thursday January 26th

·      Dance Line and Teal Flag Line Rehearsal 6pm-8pm Gym


Saturday January 27th

·      Dance Line and Flag Line 9am-12noon Wine Fest-Bus

·      Dance and Flag Dress Rehearsal 12pm-9pm Gym


Volunteer and Concession info

·      Click here to see all volunteer opportunities.

·      The Visitor/Volunteer system at the front office is being updated.  Until further notice, all volunteers must have their driver’s license with them when they check in to the school to volunteer during the day. Please wear your volunteer badge always when volunteering. Stay tuned, you will be updated as soon as we receive more information.

·      Concession needs a few items: a new or used George Foreman grill, a few new or used shoe racks, which are used to display boxes of candy.  Please contact Suzanne Millman at

·      We are still looking for people to fill some Chair positions for 2017-18.  Please contact a Board member if you are interested.


Upcoming Band Meetings

·      February 13th 2017-18 Trip Meeting 7pm Band Room

·      March 23rd General Meeting-Meet Candidates-7pm Band Room

·      April 20th General Meeting-Voting- 7pm Band Room

New Volunteer Opportunities Posted

11 Jan

Thank you parents for always coming through in a pinch.  We had 2 girls basketball games added to the schedule for tonight.   It was last minute but the spots are filled.

We have received the playoff schedule for soccer and basketball.   Those concession opportunities have been published.   Please visit the volunteer page to sign up.  Girls soccer play offs are next week.  Please sign up ASAP.  Same rules apply to these as all other non varsity football concessions.


Thank you for your assistance.




Band Update 1/9/17

9 Jan

Band Update week of 1/9/17

Welcome to 2017!!!!!!! Hope everyone had a great holiday; it’s time to jump into the New Year!  Check out the dates below and let’s hit the ground running……!

Dance and Color Guard Practices

Silver guard- Tuesday’s 6-8 pm

Teal guard and Dance- Thursday’s 6-8 pm

CCPS Honor Band Rehersals @ Gulf Coast High School

Thursday January 19th 6-9 pm

Friday January 20th 8-5 pm

Saturday January 21st 9-11:30 am

Jazz Band Music performance Pre-Assessment

Monday January 23rd 2-9 pm @ GCHS Auditorium

*We are in need of volunteers for this.  There are 2 shifts set up, please visit the website for times and sign up.

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

Tuesday January 24th 2:30-4:30 @ GCHS Band Room

Tuesday January 31st 2:30-4:30 @ GCHS Band Room

Symphonic Winds Rehearsal

Tuesday January 24th 5- 7 pm @ GCHS Band Room

Tuesday January 31st 5-7 pm @ GCHS Band Room


Naples Winter Wine Festival

Saturday January 28th 9 am-12 pm

Dance line and Color Guard will be performing for the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

*Need a few volunteers, please visit the website to sign up.

Color guard and Dance Dress Rehearsal

Saturday January 28th 12-8 pm @ GCHS Gym

Concert Band Rehearsal

Monday January 30th 2:30-4 pm @ GCHS Band Room

Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Monday January 30th 4:30-6:30 pm @ GCHS Band Room


Additional News:

Interested in being on the Board?  Have any questions about it?  Know someone who you think would be a great addition to the Board?  Please email one of the following Nominating Committee Members:

Eilssa Burkard-

Jeff Click-

Don Dombrowski-

March 23rd- Nominate Meeting- 7 PM.  Meet current members running and any new nominees.

April 20th- Vote Meeting- 7 PM Voting will take place for 2017-18 Board.


Below is a list of the Chair Positions we still have available, if interested, please email Cori Olayos at, or Liz Carroll at

Concession Chair – Responsible for the ordering, payment and tracking of all inventory for the concession stands.  Responsible for tracking the volunteers who worked varsity football concession and their training in concessions.  Cash boxes should be properly filled.  Inventory purchased/picked up and stocked in stadium and basketball (indoor).  Responsible to confirm volunteers signed up for non-varsity football concession events have been properly trained so they can run concessions with limited staffing.  Ensure workers follow the necessary rules for food preparation.

Assistant concessions – The concession job is a big job!  We are looking for 2 people specifically to assist the concession chair.  These duties include covering all duties of concession chair when needed (ie: absence/sick/need time off etc.)  Assist with stocking concessions weekly/monthly as needed.  Fill in for concessions as needed if short staffed or last minute call out.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Football – This position will assist the volunteer coordinator during the football season. Assist answering questions, giving general directions to the volunteers, check to be sure jobs are being completed and covered. Assist with ensuring all buses arrive in a timely manner so we can begin loading for away games. Check to be sure all buses arriving are for the band and if any are late, having another driver try to contact them or dispatch to get an eta.

Media Specialist – Photograph all events throughout the school year. Images to be provided to the band director, web master, social media master. The images and video will also be used for a DVD to be sold at the end of the school year commemorating the year’s events. (on-going)

Fundraising – Responsible for developing a plan of the fundraisers we will be hosting. Present to the board for discussion and approval. Create needed paperwork for school approval and turn into activities. Create committee to run all fundraising events. (on-going)

Special Event Fundraising – The band has large ticket items that we need specialized fundraising done for. Corporate sponsorships – ie: Band trailer wraps – Need to get new wraps on the trailer and possibly the purchase of a new larger trailer. (on going)

Coupon Book Fundraising Chair – Coupon book fair share fundraiser is our best fundraising event. We need someone to take delivery of the books, establish the forms for distribution and collection of book/monies from students. Maintain careful documentation regarding receipt of monies/books for reporting to treasurer. Return any unsold books to vendor. (Aug – Sept).



Concession is looking for a new/used George Foreman grill.  If you have one to donate, please email Suzanne Miller at .

*Don’t forget, February 13th – 2017/18 Band Trip Meeting 7 pm

Wow, that was a lot of information!!!  Happy New Year!!!


Carolyn Bradtmiller

Corresponding Secretary

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club