Senior Night Update – Changes to Report Times

We have been asked to move things around for this Friday night.  Senior parents will report at 5:30 to the south endzone (near the visitor ticket booth).  Report time has been moved to 5:00pm for band members so we can begin the senior night festivities at 6:00pm.  Tickets for this Friday’s game can be purchased through GoFan using the following link: https://gofan.co/app/events/340979?schoolId=FL16970.  Any questions regarding senior night can be addressed to Alan Scott at scotta1@collierschools.com or can call activities at 377-1427.



Week of October 19

We are in the home stretch with only three weeks left in football season.  This Friday we will be celebrating seniors before the game. On Saturday we will travel to Naples High School to perform at the CCPS Band Show.  The show starts at 7:00pm and will feature every Collier County high school band. On Saturday, October 30 we will be performing at Palmetto Ridge High School in the Florida Bandmaster Association’s Music Performance Assessment.  This event will also start at 7:00pm. We are scheduled to perform at 8:15pm for this event. 

Uniform Care – As a reminder, all students handle taking care of and cleaning their uniform. Uniforms can be machine washed on gentle cold cycle and hung to dry. Make sure you remove all items from your pockets before washing. 

Senior Night – October 22 is senior night. We will be recognizing seniors before this game. Parents are asked to report to the south end-zone at 6:00pm. In addition, we are asking for parents of non-senior students to sign up for this game so our senior parents can enjoy the game with their students. Tickets for this Friday’s game can be purchased through GoFan using the following link: https://gofan.co/app/events/340979?schoolId=FL16970

Uniform Information for Friday and Saturday – We will be in full uniform this Friday.  The uniform includes: the assigned jacket, pants, cape, and leg drape, long black socks, black band shoes, black gloves, black shorts, and this year’s band shirt. There will be a time in the stands where students are allowed to remove their jackets. Because we are going without hats this year, students whose hair touches their collars will need to pull their hair up into a bun. This includes ALL members of the ensemble.  

  • Friday we will be wearing our sponsorship show shirts 
  • Saturday we will be wearing our band shirts 

Food Pre-Orders for Friday – Students can pre–order this week again using the link below. This will be the only way for students to receive food during the game this week. Orders must be placed before 3:30pm and paid for before practice on Friday.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfD7hT6AZ0RxUwx24Uor2K_zby05-S9SqPGUZFLXQRNg1_Zkg/viewform?usp=sf_link

CCPS Band Show – On October 23 we will travel to Naples High School to perform in the CCPS Band Show.  This show will feature all seven high schools performing their marching band show. Call time is 4:00pm. The show starts at 7:00pm and costs $7 to attend. Tickets may be purchased in advance using the link below.  https://gofan.co/app/events/417324?schoolId=FL13099 

Spirit Table – Parents who bought a car decal can now pick them up at the Spirit table on Friday Nights. We will also have this year’s show shirt available for purchase for $10. 

This Week 

  • Tuesday, October 19
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Sectionals for all flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and horns 
    • 6:00pm-8:15pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble 
  • Thursday, October 21 
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Sectionals for all trumpets, trombones, baritones, and tubas 
  • 6:00pm-8:15pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble 
  • Friday, October 22 
    • 5:30pm Call time – Home Football Game (Senior Night) 
  • Saturday, October 23 
    • 4:00pm Call time – CCPS Band Show at Naples High School 

Upcoming Events 

  • October 30 – FBA Marching Performance Assessment at Palmetto Ridge High School  
  • November 6 – Day trip to Disney 
  • November 11 – Fall Concert featuring Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band – GCH Auditorium at 7:00pm 
  • November 16 – CCPS Honor Band Auditions  
  • PRISM Week 
    • November 29 – PRISM Rehearsal 2:30-6:00pm 
    • November 30 – PRISM Rehearsal 2:30-6:00pm 
    • December 1 – PRISM Rehearsal 2:30-6:00pm 
    • December 2 – PRISM Concert – 7:00pm (6:30pm Call time) 
    • December 3 – In-School PRISM Performance – 10:00am 
    • December 3 – PRISM Concert – 7:00pm (6:30pm Call time) 
  • December 4 – Day trip to Universal Studios 
  • December 7 – Winter Concert featuring the Wind Ensemble and GCH Orchestra 


Week of October 4

Welcome to October! This week the group will be travelling on Friday and Saturday. On Friday evening we will be going to Palmetto Ridge High School to perform post-game. Students who would like to pre-order food for our half-time break can do so here. On Saturday we will be working on finishing the show and then travel to perform at Lehigh Senior High School to perform at the Lightning Tournament of Bands. 

Uniform Care – As a reminder, all students handle taking care of and cleaning their uniform. Uniforms can be machine washed on gentle cold cycle and hung to dry. Make sure you remove all items from your pockets before washing. 

Chaperones are Needed for this Saturday – We are still in need of 11 chaperones for this Saturday night. I would encourage all parents to sign up for this event. It is a fantastic opportunity to see many bands at an event like the CCPS band show and MPA. We are only allowed to travel if we have the minimum number of chaperones. Please help us out! 

Uniform Information for Friday and Saturday – We will be in full uniform this Friday.  The uniform includes: the assigned jacket, pants, cape, and leg drape, long black socks, black band shoes, black gloves, black shorts, and this year’s band shirt.  There will be a time in the stands where students are allowed to remove their jackets. Students must wear this year’s shirt under their uniform for this reason. Because we are going without hats this year, students whose hair touches their collars will need to pull their hair up into a bun. This includes ALL members of the ensemble. 

October 9th Rehearsal and Performance – This Saturday, October 9 we will be rehearsing in the morning from 8:00am-4:00pm. After rehearsal we will be traveling to Lehigh Senior High School to perform at the Lightning Tournament of Bands. Students will have an hour on campus to change into uniform. We will be departing GCH at 5:00pm. Upon arrival, students will have the opportunity to eat at the LSHS concession stand. We are scheduled to perform at 8:10pm. I would encourage all families to come out and support the group for this performance. Parents planning to travel to the performance will be able to buy tickets at the event for $10. Parking is free but they are suggesting a $5 donation. 

Universal Studios – We will be travelling to Universal Studios on Saturday, December 4. The cost will be $160. Information for chaperones will be distributed soon for those parents interested. The money can be turned into the Bait Box in the band room and will be due Friday, October 8. 

Senior Night – October 22 is senior night. Seniors can go here to complete their senior night form. We are asking that this form be completed before this Friday, October 8. We will be recognizing seniors before this game. Parents are asked to report to the south end-zone at 6:00pm. In addition, we are asking for parents of non-senior students to sign up for this game so our senior parents can enjoy the game with their students. 

This Week 

  • Tuesday, October 5
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Sectionals for all flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and horns 
    • 6:00pm-8:15pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble
  • Thursday, October 7
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Sectionals for all trumpets, trombones, baritones, and tubas 
    • 6:00pm-8:15pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble 
  • Friday, October 8 
    • 5:30pm – Away football vs. Palmetto Ridge HS 
  • Saturday, October 9 
    • 8:00am-4:00pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble 
    • 5:00pm – Depart for LSHS 
    • 8:10pm – Perform 
    • 10:00pm – Return to GCH (approximate) 

Upcoming Events 

  • October 22 – Band Senior Night 
  • October 23 – CCPS Band Show at Naples High School 
  • October 30 – FBA Marching Performance Assessment at Palmetto Ridge High School  
  • November 6 – Day trip to Disney 
  • November 11 – Fall Concert featuring Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band – GCH Auditorium at 7:00pm 
  • November 16 – CCPS Honor Band Auditions