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

Band Update Week of 12/12/16

11 Dec

Well, there’s another parade for the books!!  The crowd loved hearing us play!  Thank you to all who took the time to volunteer and help.  So now that the Naples Christmas parade has ended, that only means one thing, it’s time for….

Universal Studios Holiday Parade- Saturday December 17th

Call time for students is 4:30 am. Don’t forget your sunscreen and money for food (lunch and dinner) and anything else you want to purchase! If you have an annual pass, don’t forget to bring it with you, you will need to show it to the bus lead before you are allowed on! Please review the flyer that was sent out last week. universal-studios-trip-info-2016

Before all that FUN happens, we first have this….

General Meeting- December 13th – 7pm Band Room

All Band Aid Club members are welcome.  If you have a kid in the band, you’re a member! We will start planning the following for next year:

·       Announce Nominating Committee

·       Announce Open Board positions

·       Announce Open Chair positions

·       Report Current Finances

·       Answer any questions

·       Future dates for meetings will be announced

Current Open Chair Positions: Volunteers Coordinator, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Football, Media Specialist, Apparel, Fundraising, Special Event Fundraising, Coupon Book Fundraising Chair


No School Dec. 22nd- Jan. 3rd

Holiday break- have a Merry Holiday and Happy New Year!!


There are still some openings for Basketball and Lacrosse concessions, please check out the band website to sign up!  This is a great way to earn money, remember there is a trip coming up!

Band Calendar

Please check out the band calendar on the website, there are several things happening in January, starting Jan. 2nd     with Teal Flag line practice!

Band Update 11/30/16 Including Honor Band Listing

30 Nov

               Band Updates

Hope everyone had a nice holiday spent with friends and family.  The year is quickly coming to an end, yet there are several (fun) things left for the Shark Band to do! By the way, the Jazz band played wonderfully at the 3rd St. Event, great job to all of you! Click Here to view all of the members of the CCPS Honor Band.  GCHS has quite a showing.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…..

Christmas Parade- Naples- December 6th

New call time for students is 4:30 pm, please be prompt

Students and volunteers, please eat something before you arrive at school. We will not have the opportunity to eat at this parade.  There will be water after the parade.

For those who wish to watch the Parade, the Parade route will be from Broad Ave. to Third St. S., proceeding north to 5th Ave. S., then east on 5th Ave. S., and South on 8th St. S. past City Hall, ending at 8th St. S. and Broad Ave. S.

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to go with us, please visit the website to sign up.  Volunteer call time is 4:15.

 General Meeting- December 13th – 7 pm

All Band Aid Club members are welcome.  If you have a kid in the band, you’re a member! We will start planning the following for next year:

·       Announce Nominating Committee

·       Announce Open Board positions

·       Announce Open Chair positions

·       Report Current Finances

·       Answer any questions

Nominating Committee

Per our bylaws, which can be found on our website we have a Nominating Committee prior to our Annual Election for Board Members.  The Nominating Committee consists of 3 members who wish to assist in finding the best candidates for any open Board Positions.  This Committee also accepts nominations from other members and verifies that the nominee is in good standing (owes no band fees).  Anyone can nominate another Member or one can nominate him or herself.

Anyone who wishes to serve on this Nominating Committee should email Cori Olayos, prior to the meeting date, at

We will have 2 other General Meetings in the spring when we announce Candidates and Vote.  Those dates will be announced at the meeting on December 13th.

Universal Studios- December 17th

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Universal Studios Trip Info


This MUST be a student/parent team, unless the student is excused due to a band event. Parents, you need to have worked at least 1 varsity football game to be eligible to sign up.  You will earn $25 per game towards your student’s band account.

 Save the date- February 13th,2017

2017-2018 band trip meeting -7 pm in the Auditorium

You will not want to miss this one!!!  Find out where we are going, when we are going, how much it will be and many other questions to be answered.

Please check out the band calendar, concert season is starting up,  there is a lot going on in January and February.