Flag Line Announcement

23 May

Congratulations to all of the members of the 2018-19 flag line.  Please read the entire packet with all of the pertinent information the for May 31st meeting.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Goff at goffj@collierschools.com  You can download the roster and forms here.

 

Weekly Band Update 5/21/18

21 May

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST OF LUCK TO OUR SENIORS GRADUATING FRIDAY!

I hope your future is bright and adventurous.  It has been a pleasure watching you grow into the young adults you are.  I look forward to seeing you again in the future and hearing about your successes.  Once a Shark always a Shark.

To the senior parents who have volunteered for the band.  Thank you so much for your time and dedication to the students.  You are always welcome to volunteer with us.  Once a band parent always a band parent.

 

Here’s what is on tap for this week.  We are in the home stretch for the 2017/18 year.

 

Monday, May 21 – Incoming Jazz and Wind Ensemble Auditions, 5 – 8PM

Tuesday, May 22 – Flag Auditions, 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days of auditions, no exceptions

Wednesday, May 23 – Flag Auditions, 6 – 8PM

Friday, May 25 – Early Release Day – Graduation

Thursday, May 31 – 2018-19 Marching Band kick off meeting 6 – 7PM, Auditorium, All students wishing to participate in band for the 2018/19 school year must be in attendance.  A non refundable $50 deposit towards band fees will be required to secure you spot on the field.

Band Camp is mandatory!  Leadership, flag & dance report 8/1 at 8am.  There is a welcome meeting 8/1 that is required for all wind students.  We will be assigning lockers, checking out instruments and assigning field positions.

  • Seniors report at 6PM
  • Juniors report at 6:30PM
  • Sophomores report at 7PM
  • Freshman report at 7:30PM

 

Concession Clean-up

I would like to sincerely thank the following people who came out and helped clean up the outside concession stands and the grills.  Without your help we would not have been able to accomplish everything we did.  Everyone worked incredibly hard.  It took 5 hours to clean the grills and fryers.

Matt & Liz Carroll
Don Dombrowski
Rey Muradaz
PJ Obrecht
Cherie Came
Linda & Jack Cassidy
MJ & Kate Kramer
John Evans
Brenna Buckly
Gabe Rivera
Kennedy Eaton

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you registered before May 1, please check your account, you may need to sign one or 2 more documents at this time.

Photos:

Over the summer we will be updating the website adding in some new photos.  If you have some really good shots of the marching band, concert bands, auxiliary, percussion ensembles and jazz band please send them to gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com.

Open Chair Positions:

We have several open chair positions that need to be filled for next year.  Please step up and help out.  All of the students benefit from you coming out and assisting.  Please take the lead for one of these events.  If everyone takes just one thing then no one person gets burnt out or over burdened.

Concession Chair – 2 positions open, Rey Muradaz handles all of the ordering and stocking.  We need someone who can handle all of the scheduling and someone to handle all of the maintenance, training and shifting of stock.

Spirit Table – We are in need of 2 people who can set-up/break down and  run the spirit table for each of the home football games, order approved stock, sell items at uniform fitting and for each of the sharkette rehearsals.  You have a front row seat for all home games and are in a great spot to hear the band the entire game.

Treasurer Assistant – Jeff Carney is the treasurer or our band however he is approaching the point where he would like to retire from keeping the books.  This is no small undertaking.  Jeff is in need of someone who would be willing to learn how our books are run and possibly take some of the recording burden off his shoulders.  Ultimately the hope would be that you would run for treasurer for the 2019/20 school year.  Accounting experience is a must.

The 2018/19 board of directors will be as follows, their term starts July 1:

Lynette Young – President
Davina Clark – 1st VP
Don Dombrowski – 2nd VP
MJ Kramer – Secretary
Jeff Carney – Treasurer

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Dance Line Announcement

17 May

Congratulations to all of the members of the 2018-19 dance line.  Please read the entire packet with all of the pertinent information the for May 31st meeting.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Goff at goffj@collierschools.com  You can download the roster and forms here.

 

Weekly Band Update 5/13/17 – Lots of info please read the entire message

13 May

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I hope all of our band mothers have an awesome day!

Wow what a week we had for band.  The kids did an awesome job with all of their performances.  We have auditions coming up for dance this week as well as drum line camp.  Please mark your calendars.

 

Monday, May 14 – Drum Line camp 5 – 8PM Band room A

Wednesday, May 16 – Dance Line tryouts – 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days no exceptions.  General Band Booster Meeting with Board Elections 7PM in the Band room.

Thursday, May 17 – Dance Line tryouts – 6 – 8PM
Drum line performance 8AM – 11AM – JW Marriott Marco Island

Friday, May 18 – Drum line camp – 5 – 8PM, Band room A

Saturday, May 19 – Drum line camp – 10AM – 2PM, Band room A, Clarinet master class 10AM – 4PM in the Orchestra room

Monday, May 21 – Incoming Jazz and Wind Ensemble Auditions, 5 – 8PM

Tuesday, May 22 – Flag Auditions, 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days of auditions, no exceptions

Wednesday, May 23 – Flag Auditions, 6 – 8PM

Thursday, May 31 – 2018-19 Marching Band kick off meeting 6 – 7PM, Auditorium, All students wishing to participate in band for the 2018/19 school year must be in attendance.  A non refundable $50 deposit towards band fees will be required to secure you spot on the field.

Band Camp is mandatory!  Leadership, flag & dance report 8/1 at 8am.  There is a welcome meeting 8/1 that is required for all wind students.  We will be assigning lockers, checking out instruments and assigning field positions.

  • Seniors report at 6PM
  • Juniors report at 6:30PM
  • Sophomores report at 7PM
  • Freshman report at 7:30PM

 

Concession Clean-up

We need to do a full cleaning of all concession stands we used throughout the year.  This includes power washing the grills and fryers.  We are running out of days in the year so we would like to schedule this coming Saturday, May 19 from 9 – 12.  We are asking for leadership students to assist along with parents.  Many hands make for light work.  We are in need of cleaning supplies including gloves, buckets, sponges, grease cutter.  We also need new drying rags.  We also need a power washer to utilize with cleaning the grills.  Please let me know if you can help out.  gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year.  This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus.    Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete.  You are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport.  Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band).  Also,  at the time of their registration you should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 school year.

Photos:

Over the summer we will be updating the website adding in some new photos.  If you have some really good shots of the marching band, concert bands, auxiliary, percussion ensembles and jazz band please send them to gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com.

Open Chair Positions:

We have several open chair positions that need to be filled for next year.  Please step up and help out.  All of the students benefit from you coming out and assisting.  Please take the lead for one of these events.  If everyone takes just one thing then no one person gets burnt out or over burdened.

Concession Chair – 2 positions open, Rey Muradaz handles all of the ordering and stocking.  We need someone who can handle all of the scheduling and someone to handle all of the maintenance, training and shifting of stock.

Charms Account Update Chair – Maintain student accounts in Charms.  Receive monthly account update from the board treasurer and update each student account accordingly.

All American Football tournament Chair – This tournament is scheduled to return to GCHS in December 2018.  We are in need of someone who can run and schedule concessions and volunteers for this event.  They will work with the Concessions chair to ensure stocking is complete prior to the event.

Concert MPA Chair – We are in need of someone who is willing to coordinate all aspects of this event.  It’s a 3 day event hosted by GCHS in early March.  Person will need to coordinate concessions and parent volunteers for all 3 days.

 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 5/6/17

6 May

There is no rest for the weary.  A great big thank you to all of the parent volunteers who went on the trip to San Antonio with your children.  The kids were awesome and a great time was had by all.  A great big thank you to the support volunteers who helped with the lights, packing and unpacking of all of the equipment.  And last but not least, thank you to the volunteers who went to State MPA with Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble, many of them had just returned from San Antonio.  We could not do what we do without your support.

We have a lot going on this week and for the remainder of the month.  Please mark your calendars.

Monday, May 7  – Flag and Dance Dress Rehearsal 2:30 – 5:30PM, Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30, Flag & Dance Recital 7 – 9PM

Tuesday, May 8 – Percussion Recital 7 – 9PM

Wednesday, May 9 – Jazz Band Spring Concert 7 – 9PM

Thursday, May 10 – All concert bands spring concert 7 – 9PM

Friday, May 11 – Band Awards Night 6 – 9PM

Monday, May 14 – Drum Line camp 5 – 8PM Band room A

Wednesday, May 16 – Dance Line tryouts – 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days no exceptions.  General Band Booster Meeting with Board Elections 7PM in the Band room.

Thursday, May 17 – Dance Line tryouts – 6 – 8PM
Drum line performance 8AM – 11PM – JW Marriott Marco Island

Friday, May 18 – Drum line camp – 5 – 8PM, Band room A

Saturday, May 19 – Drum line camp – 10AM – 2PM, Band room A

Monday, May 21 – Incoming Jazz and Wind Ensemble Auditions, 5 – 8PM

Tuesday, May 23 – Flag Auditions, 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days of auditions, no exceptions

Wednesday, May 24 – Flag Auditions, 6 – 8PM

Thursday, May 31 – 2018-19 Marching Band kick off meeting 6 – 7PM, Auditorium, All students wishing to participate in band for the 2018/19 school year must be in attendance.  A non refundable $50 deposit towards band fees will be required to secure you spot on the field.

 

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year.  This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport.  Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band).  Also, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band.  Please watch for details regarding concession clean out, and several other things that need to be done as we wrap up the year.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club