Last Chance to Order Philly Trip Apparel

4 Nov

Hello Marching Sharks….the 100th Philadelphia Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade is quickly coming upon us!!!

This will be our last chance for orders for our Long Sleeve Trip Comfort Tee and Backpacks (see photos below)  

Orders are due along with payment into the bait box no later than Monday, November 11th.

The shirts are $25.00 each and the backpacks are $30.00 each (name embroidered for $8.00 extra) and must be paid for by check or cash at the time of ordering.

Student name:____________________phone number:_______________

Size–               S              M                L                XL                2XL                     

Backpack –             name (optional $8)-

                                                                             TOTAL   $

Week of October 28

28 Oct

A HUGE congratulations to the band for receiving straight superiors for the 12th year in a row!  This is an amazing testament to the tradition of excellence all of our students possess.  This week we have our final performance of the marching season.  I would encourage everyone to come out and see what our students have been working on for the last 12 weeks.

 In preparation for solo and ensemble we have started collecting the necessary information via the forms below.  Students must complete this form before November 1, 2019 if they wish to perform in Solo and Ensemble.  Last year, Gulf Coast High School had the highest number of entries in the state at the district and state level and I am sure we will continue this trend. 

Solo Wind and Percussion Entries – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=SjyUWVNiDU2KmP71AwPTS2QqC-aZoEdChsuywsXI8sxUMTROWjM1M1BCSDFBWEpOTjFUSVI1TzJQNC4u

 Ensemble Wind and Percussion Entries –

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=SjyUWVNiDU2KmP71AwPTS2QqC-aZoEdChsuywsXI8sxUQ0pERzA1NjhNSzBCMEs1M1BCUEtES1BNTi4u

 Solo Auxiliary (flag and dance) Entries –

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=SjyUWVNiDU2KmP71AwPTS2QqC-aZoEdChsuywsXI8sxUMFA1M0ZIS05WTzlQRFdMWFRHQzlWWjY5Vi4u

Students attending the Philadelphia / Washington D.C. trip should check their email this week as we will be sending out the necessary paperwork to be completed at the meeting on Saturday.

 This week:

·         Tuesday, October 29, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice – IN UNIFORM

·         Friday, November 1, 2019

o   6:00pm Call time – Home Football vs. Barron Collier High School

·         Saturday, November 2, 2019

o   5:00pm – Philadelphia / Washington D.C. Final Trip Meeting at 5:00pm in the auditorium.  At this meeting students will receive all of the necessary information for the trip including: final itinerary, group assignments, chaperone assignments, flight information with call times, etc.  It is very important that students and one parent plan on attending this meeting.

Upcoming Dates:

·         Tuesday, November 5, 2019

o   GCH Jazz concert at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  There is no admission for this event.

·         Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019

o   PRISM Concerts – Doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:00pm – Come out and enjoy this annual concert as we showcase all of the amazing talent we have here at GCH.

·         Tuesday, November 19, 2019

o   CCPS Honor Band Auditions at Palmetto Ridge HS.  Schedule should be released in the next few weeks for participating students

Justin Goff
Director of Bands
Gulf Coast High School
7878 Shark Way | Naples, FL 34119
239.377.3591 | goffj@collierschools.com

Week of October 21

21 Oct

Marching season is drawing to a close.   This Friday I would invite everyone out to support our Football team (and band) as they play for a District Title.  Kick-off is at 7:30pm at Lehigh Senior High School.  This Saturday is our annual Marching Performance Assessment at Fort Myers High School.  We perform at 8:30pm.  Student call time is 4:00pm at GCH.  Students will need to eat before we depart as they will only have time to eat after we perform. 

 Have you seen the band’s OFFICIAL Instagram, @gchssharkband ?  We are currently pushing to get to 500 followers and we are so close.  To enter to our contest for swag go to our page, follow, and tag the picture that says, “I want shark swag!” and let us know your favorite stand tune. 

 In preparation for solo and ensemble we have started collecting the necessary information via the forms below.  Students must complete this form before November 1, 2019 if theywish to perform in Solo and Ensemble.  Last year, Gulf Coast High School had the highest number of entries in the state at the district and state level and I am sure we will continue this trend. 

Solo Wind and Percussion Entries – https://bit.ly/2LMxDVn

Ensemble Wind and Percussion Entries – https://bit.ly/350bl9X

Solo Auxiliary (flag and dance) Entries – https://bit.ly/2VaJxLt

This week:

·         Tuesday, October 22, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice

·         Thursday, October 24, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice  (wear your band shirt)

·         Friday, October 25, 2019

o   5:00pm Call time – Away Football at Lehigh Senior High School

·         Saturday, October 26, 2019

o   4:00pm Call time – Marching Performance Assessment

 Upcoming Dates:

·         Saturday, November 2, 2019

o   Philadelphia / Washington D.C. Final Trip Meeting at 5:00pm in the auditorium.  At this meeting students will receive all of the necessary information for the trip including: final itinerary, group assignments, chaperone assignments, flight information with call times, etc.  It is very important that students and one parent plan on attending this meeting.

·         Tuesday, November 5, 2019

o   GCH Jazz concert at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  There is no admission for this event.

·         Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019

o   PRISM Concerts – Doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:00pm – Come out and enjoy this annual concert as we showcase all of the amazing talent we have here at GCH.

·         Tuesday, November 19, 2019

o   CCPS Honor Band Auditions at Palmetto Ridge HS.  Schedule should be released in the next few weeks for participating students.

Justin Goff
Director of Bands
Gulf Coast High School
7878 Shark Way | Naples, FL 34119
239.377.3591 | goffj@collierschools.com

Week of October 7, 2019

8 Oct

Another week down…  We are starting to get in the thick of it now.  In the next eight weeks we will finish marching season, host the National Concert Band committee, perform a jazz concert with Oakridge Middle School, put together our PRISM concert, audition for all-county, and travel to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. 

 Have you seen the band’s OFFICIAL Instagram, @gchssharkband ?  We are currently pushing to get to 500 followers and we are giving away some GCH swag once we get there.  To enter go to our page, follow, and tag the picture that says, “I want shark swag!” and let us know your favorite stand tune. 

 In preparation for solo and ensemble we have started collecting the necessary information via the forms below.  Students must complete this form before November 1, 2019 if they wish to perform in Solo and Ensemble.  Last year, Gulf Coast High School had the highest number of entries in the state at the district and state level and I am sure we will continue this trend. 

Solo Wind and Percussion Entries – https://bit.ly/2LMxDVn

Ensemble Wind and Percussion Entries – https://bit.ly/350bl9X

Solo Auxiliary (flag and dance) Entries – https://bit.ly/2VaJxLt

This week:

·         Tuesday, October 8, 2019

o   6:00pm-7:00pm – After-school marching practice – Notice the time is different.

·         Wednesday, October 9, 2019

o   No school

·         Thursday, October 10, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice  (wear your band shirt)

·         Saturday, October 12, 2019

o   4:00am Call time – Disney Trip

Upcoming Dates:

·         Tuesday, October 15, 2019

o   CCPS Band Show @ Palmetto Ridge HS – 4:30pm Call time at GCH, Show starts at 6:30pm with the National Anthem.

o   Tickets will be available at the gate only.  They are $7.  Gate opens at 5:00pm.  I would encourage you to arrive early because the line gets loooooooooong…

·         Wednesday, October 16, 2019

o   Wind Ensemble meeting at 7:00pm in the band room.  One parent and student need to be at this meeting.

·         Saturday, October 26, 2019

o   FBA Music Performance Assessment @ Fort Myers HS – Schedule will be released in the next week or so, but typically we perform in the evening.

·         Saturday, November 2, 2019

o   Philadelphia / Washington D.C. Final Trip Meeting at 5:00pm in the auditorium.  At this meeting students will receive all of the necessary information for the trip including: final itinerary, group assignments, chaperone assignments, flight information with call times, etc.  It is very important that students and one parent plan on attending this meeting.

·         Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019

o   PRISM Concerts – Doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:00pm – Come out and enjoy this annual concert as we showcase all of the amazing talent we have here at GCH.

Week of September 9, 2019

9 Sep

Senior Night is this week.  Attached is a letter from the Activities Director with instructions for senior students and parents.

Sharkettes is coming up quick.  This event is one of our easiest fundraisers of the year.  Plus it is awesome to see 150+ little kids dancing along with the band.  We are hoping for a record number of kids this year.  Attached is the form needed for students to participate.  As a reminder, students will receive $25 in their student account for each student they sponsor. 

This week:

·         Tuesday, September 10, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice

·         Thursday, September 12, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice (wear your band shirt)

·         Friday, September 13, 2019

o   Room Assignment Sheets due for Philadelphia / Washington D.C.

o   5:00pm Call time – Home Football Game vs. Belen-Jesuit HS (Band Senior Night)

Upcoming Dates:

·         Saturday, September 21, 2019

o   All-State Auditions at Golden Gate Middle School (schedule will be released soon)

·         Saturday, October 12, 2019

o   Disney trip

·         Tuesday, October 15, 2019

o   CCPS Band Show @ Palmetto Ridge HS – Tickets will be available at the gate only.  I would encourage you to arrive early because the line gets loooooooooong…

·         Saturday, October 26, 2019

o   FBA Music Performance Assessment @ Fort Myers HS – Schedule will be released in the next month, but typically we perform in the evening.