Band Weekly Update 5/14/17

14 May

Band Update Week of 5/15/17

I sure hope you all got a chance to see at least one of the two concerts last week, the band’s cup runneth over with talent!  Great job to all of you who performed, it was a great concert season!  The Band’s 2016-17 season has ended as all students received their awards for their accomplishments on Award’s night.  Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time over the year, we cannot do this without all of you!

This week:

Wednesday, May 17th

Dance tryouts- 5pm

Thursday, May 18th

Flag Line tryouts for returning members only – 3pm

Flag Line tryouts for new members only- 6pm

Saturday, May 20th

Concession cleanup day- we need “all hands-on deck” for this one. The more help we have, the faster we will be done!  Click on the link to sign up, we are looking for at least 20 volunteers.

Next week:

Monday, May 22nd

Wind Ensemble Auditions- incoming 9th grade only 5pm-6pm

Jazz Band Auditions- incoming 9th grade only 7pm-8pm

Tuesday, May 23rd

Drum Line Auditions- incoming 9th grade only 5pm-6pm

Mandatory 2017-18 Dance and Flag Meeting- Band Room 7pm

Graduation- May 26th

“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse.” Ed Koch

June 1st–  3rd San Antonio payment due $200

As always, please check the calendar at and visit the volunteer page to sign up for next year’s activities including band camp help and more!!!  Band Camp starts in a only a few months!!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing band mom’s out there!!!

Have a great week and a safe and happy summer!

Carolyn Bradtmiller

Corresponding Secretary

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 5/8/17

7 May

Band Update Week of 5/8/17

WOW!!!!  That’s what I say about Wednesday night’s benefit concert!!  The GCHS Jazz Band was amazing and the Hard Drive Horns were out of this world!!  To add to the excitement, our theme for next year was announced, ELVIS!!!!!  It was a great success!!  Thank you to the volunteers and bakers who helped make this happen!!  The Flag and Dance Recital on Thursday was also amazing!!  Great job to all those girls whose talent add so much to our extraordinary band.

Here’s what’s happening this week in band world…

Monday, May 8th

Jazz in the Spring concert- 7pm Band Room

Come and enjoy the sights and sounds as the band room is transformed into our own little jazz club.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 9th

·      Concert Band Rehearsal 2:30pm-3:30pm

·      Symphonic Band Rehearsal 3:30pm-4:30pm

·      Symphonic Winds Rehearsal 4:30pm-5:30pm

·      Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Thursday, May 11th

Spring Concert- 7pm Auditorium

Our 2016-17 season is ending, come out and see the last concert of the season!!

Friday, May 12th

Awards Night- 6pm Auditorium

Need I say more….

Later this month:

May 17th– Dance Tryouts 5pm

May 18th– Flag Line Tryouts 3pm for returning members, 6pm new members

May 22nd– Wind Ensemble Auditions, incoming 9th graders only 5-6pm
Jazz Band Auditions, incoming 9th graders only 7-8pm

May 23rd– Drumline Auditions, incoming 9th graders only 5-6pm Mandatory Dance/Flag Meeting 7pm Band Room

May 26th– GRADUATION DAY!!!!!

To all you Seniors: “You’re off to great places!  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting so… Get on your way!  -Dr. Seuss-


Have a great week,


Carolyn Bradtmiller

Corresponding Secretary

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 5/1/17

30 Apr

Awe,, the month of May has arrived!  This month means a lot.  It means it’s my favorite holiday, Mother’s Day, it means Graduation day is this month and May also means summer is right around the corner!!!  We are still very busy with all the end of year band things going on, take a peak and mark your calendars.

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Monday, May 1st

·       San Antonio Trip 2nd payment due- Please check CHARMS, all first payments have been posted to your students account.

Tuesday, May 2nd

·       Flag and Dance Recital Rehearsal- 2:30pm-5:30pm

·        Incoming 9th Grader Meeting- 7pm Band Room *This is a date change from May 1st

Wednesday, May 3rd

Send a Shark to San Antonio Benefit Concert- 6:30pm

This is going to be a great, exciting, and surprising event!!!  The Hard Drive Horns are a fantastic music group that wanted to help us raise funds for our next trip!!  Come out to this FREE event, our amazing Jazz Band and Drum Line will also be performing.  Mr. Goff will announce the theme for next year, one student will win a FREE trip and I’m sure Mr. Goff has more surprises up his sleeve!!  Donations will gladly be accepted.  There is a Bake Sale immediately after the show, delicious treats all priced at $1.00!!

Thursday, May 4th

Flag Line and Dance Recital- 7pm GCHS Auditorium

Come out to this great show, you will not be disappointed!!  Entry is $5 at the door.  These girls have worked hard all year, come sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!!

What a busy and enjoying week ahead!! Also, don’t forget to make time for these upcoming events:

May 8th Jazz in Spring Concert-7pm Band Room

·       Scene is set for a “Jazz Club” feel.  Sip on water, lemonade and iced tea while snacking on some popcorn.  Perfect way to enjoy the sounds of our fantastic jazz bands!!

May 11th Spring Concert- 7pm

·       Final Concert of the year, come out to hear the amazing music of our GCHS Band students

May 12th Awards Night- 6pm

Finishing out the month:

May 17th Dance Tryouts-5pm

May 18th– Flag Tryouts (returning) 3pm/6pm (New Members)

 May 22nd

Wind Ensemble Auditions (incoming 9th only) 5pm-6pm

Jazz Band Auditions (incoming 9th and others not currently in Jazz band) 7pm-8pm

May 23rd

Drum Line Auditions (incoming 9th only) 5pm-6pm

Mandatory Dance/Flag Meeting 7pm

As always, please check the band website for information, events, and dates!

Have a fantastic week,

Carolyn Bradtmiller

Corresponding Secretary

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club

Band Weekly Update 4/24/17

24 Apr

Band Update week of 4/24/17

I know we are ALL glad for the rain!  Part of our beautiful town is under wildfires and homes have been lost.  Let us all be safe and hope this will end soon.  To all the First Responders, Police, Firefighters and Volunteers who are out there battling this, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO, and BE SAFE!

This week in band:

Tuesday, April 25th

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

Wednesday, April 26th

MPA State for Concert Band- Broward College

*Students, please remember to bring money for lunch (or pack your own) and dinner.  There will be concessions for lunch then dinner at Sawgrass Mill Mall.

Good luck to everyone going, you’re going to do GREAT!!!

Thursday, April 27th

Leadership Meeting 2:30pm-4:30pm

Important upcoming dates:

May 1st– San Antonio Trip payment #2 due

When paying for your student’s trip through the website, please be sure to include your students name to receive proper credit.  Several people have skipped that field on the form making it a challenge for the treasurer to apply funds to the student’s accounts.

May 2nd– New Member Meeting 7pm in Band Room ****This is a date change from May 1st ****

All incoming 9th graders and new members should plan to attend this meeting.

We will be distributing a lot of information regarding band.


May 3rd– Send a Shark to San Antonio 6:30pm Auditorium

This event is going to be HUGE!!  This is a free concert, donations happily accepted!!  Jazz Band A and the drumline will be playing as well as the amazing Hard Drive Horns!! After the concert, there will be a Bake Sale.  If you can bake something (individually wrapped) please email Davina Clark at If you can help with the Bake Sale, please visit the band website to sign up!!

May 4th– Flag and Dance Recital 7pm Auditorium

Come out and see this AMAZING show!!  Tickets are $5 at the door.

We still need a few volunteers (who don’t have a girl in dance or flag) to sell and take tickets and help backstage, please visit the website, and sign up!!

May 8th Jazz in the Spring Concert 7pm Band Room

You will not want to miss this!!  Stay tuned for more information!!

May 11th– Spring Concert 7pm

May 12th– Awards Night 6pm Auditorium

May 17th– Dance tryouts 5pm-8pm

May 18th– Flag line tryouts 3pm returning members- 6pm new members

As always, please check the band website for ALL dates and information-

Thank you to the Nominating Committee who dedicated their time and commitment to help secure nominations for next year’s Band Aid Booster Board.  Also, thank you to all who attended the meeting!

Congratulations to the GCHS Booster Board for 2017-18

President- Liz Carroll
1st VP- Davina Clark
2nd VP- Don Dombrowski
Secretary- Carolyn Bradtmiller
Treasurer- Jeff Carney


Have a fantastic week,