Monday Band Update

11 Dec

Just when you think you have everything sent out for the week something else pops up……

Events this week:

Tuesday, December 12:  Teal Winter Guard Choreography 2:30 PM – 6 PM.

Wednesday, December 13:  Teal Winter Guard Choreography 2:30 PM – 6 PM.

Saturday, December 16:  Volunteers are needed to help prepare concession, stocking and some food prep.  9 AM.  I expect this to take no more than 2 hours.

Please let me know if you can help out on Saturday.

We are still in need of 1 more parent/student team to work soccer concession tomorrow night.  I can’t do it since I’m already working basketball concession.  Please step up and cover this shift.

The GCHS Band Portraits are ready for review:

Instructions for seeing the Fall 2017 Portraits for Gulf Coast High School BAND.

 

Go to:       Http://sunup.portraitefx.com

 

If you are using an Apple product with Safari, then the HTTP:// must be included or it changes the URL.

 

 

If you have already Pre-Paid, please do not purchase again, unless you would like additional Portraits.

I hope you all have a great week.

Go Sharks!

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Email: 12/10/17 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

10 Dec

Wow our drum line was quite the hit at Naples Park Elementary breakfast with Santa this past Saturday. The kids had a blast. A big thank you to our volunteers who took on this task on Saturday.

I hope you all enjoyed the song Daniel wrote. He’s so talented!

The theme for this weeks email is going to be volunteering.

We have several days/events that are coming up where we need your help.

Tuesday, December 12: 1 more parent/student team needed to work soccer concessions 5PM, Click here to sign up.

ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Gulf Coast High School is hosting a high profile football tournament the week of December 17th. I have had several conversations regarding this tournament with Mr. Mikulski. Dr. Patton will be present for some of the games including the opening ceremonies which will be held on Sunday. Our drum line will be performing for that event. We need 2 chaperones to hang out with the kids.

We can expect up to 500 people for Monday & Tuesdays game.

Wednesday we can expect up to 2000 people. This is a very special event. Our band is required to perform at this event. Students will be marching into the stands and will play for the entire game.

This game is 9th Grade All American Special Olympics Football. What a great event for our students to participate in.

Thursday’s games are all of the championship games for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. Our band will be performing for the 7PM. This is a required performance for the wind and percussion students. We are expecting upwards to 1500 people.

We are responsible for covering concessions for each event Monday through Thursday.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL.

We are in need of people to work concessions, grills and chaperone. Parents receive volunteer hours, students can earn a credit of $25 per game to their student accounts.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND HELP!

If you didn’t have a chance to work a varsity concession this is your last chance to get trained. Sign up for one of these nights in concession and we will train you and your student so you can begin earning the $25 credit per game. This is your last chance until next football season.

We also have some games in January that need people to work. Please take a look at the volunteering options and sign up today.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club

A Word or Two from Daniel

9 Dec
Hi Everyone:
We all know how much our band means to our kiddos – and how much our kiddos mean to us – so I’ve written a song to thank everyone for volunteering this year – especially those of you who’ll help us at the football tournament Dec 18 – 21 (hint hint wink wink).
I call this song the 12 days of Christmahanakwanzika and it’s also written for those of you who never actually read my emails… I dare you to try and not finish this one. If you get to the end, give your kids a big hug and then please sign-up to cook burgers, make popcorn, or sell pizza at the football tournament.
The 12 days of Christmahanakwanzika
On the 1st day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
A high-school Elvis Presley
On the 2nd day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 3rd day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 4th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me a:
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 5th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 6th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 7th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
7 baritones barfing
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 8th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
8 panicking freshman
7 baritones barfing
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 9th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
9 kids with heat stoke
8 panicking freshman
7 baritones barfing
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 10th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
10 misfiring butt cannons
9 kids with heat stoke
8 panicking freshman
7 baritones barfing
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 11th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
11 cans of uniform deodorant
10 misfiring butt cannons
9 kids with heat stoke
8 panicking freshman
7 baritones barfing
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
On the 12th day of Christmahanakwanzika Mr. Goff gave to me:
12 men in tights
11 cans of uniform deodorant
10 misfiring butt cannons
9 kids with heat stoke
8 panicking freshman
7 baritones barfing
6 cranky equipment guys
5 hours in buses without bathrooms
4:15am damn call-time
3 flags to the forehead
2 many freaking rain delays
and a high-school Elvis Presley
I hope you like my song; wish you Happy Holidays; and hope you’ll sign up to help us at the football tournament (where I’ll be handing out copies of the song 🙂
Daniel
PS. A million thanks to the amazing Tuba section for teaching me how to play the tuba and for letting me march in with them for the finale of the last Prism concert. Who says dreams can’t come true… check that one off the bucket list!
In all seriousness we need your help.  Click here to sign up.

Weekly Update 12/4/17

4 Dec

Weekly Band Update

Sorry this is coming out a day late however, after the Universal Studios trip I needed a day off.

What a great trip is was. The students looked so festive in their Santa hast and the auxiliary in their holiday dresses. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Facebook page, please do so. We posted some pictures throughout the day and even a quick compilation video for all to enjoy.

We have several things happening over the next couple of weeks so please be sure to read the entire email.

This Week:

December 5 & 6 – Individual band photos will take place during the band periods. Please come with everything you need for your uniform including make up if so desired along with your best smile. See the attached flier for details and pricing.  Click Here for form.

December 8 – Krispy Kreme orders are due. No late orders will be accepted. Students were given the information in school for this fundraiser. Please ask them about it.

December 9 – Drum line will be performing at Naples Park Elementary for Breakfast with Santa. Call time is 9:30AM. Volunteer call time is 9:30AM.

Near Future:

December 20 – All American All Star Football game. All wind and percussion students are required to perform at this event. If you cannot attend the event, you must fill out the absentee request form for approval. Auxiliary is optional to attend. Call time is 6:15PM. This is an early release day from school so students will have had plenty of time to study for any exams they may have on the 21st.

December 21 – All American Championship Football game. All wind and percussion students are required to perform at this event. If you cannot attend the event, you must fill out the absentee request form for approval. Auxiliary is optional to attend. Call time is 6:15PM.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Soccer Concession – Friday, December 8 – Girls and Boys JV Soccer vs. Bonita Springs HS. 2 parent/student teams needed for this event. Must have worked 1 varsity football concession to be eligible. Student must work with the parent. Student earns a $25 credit for each game ($50 total). Parents earn quality time with their kid and volunteer hours. Click here to sign up.

All American Football Tournament

Monday December 18 – 6 parent/student teams needed to work concession. We understand getting to the concession stand at 3:30PM for working parents is challenging. We would really like to have the concession stands open no later than 5PM. So here is what the board has approved. Sign up to work this concession and students will receive a $75 credit to their student account for the night. (both concession stands will be open) Click here to sign up for this event.

Tuesday, December 19 – 6 parent/student teams needed to work concession. We understand getting to the concession stand at 3:30PM for working parents is challenging. We would really like to have the concession stands open no later than 5PM. So here is what the board has approved. Sign up to work this concession and students will receive a $75 credit to their student account for the night. (both concession stands will be open) Click here to sign up for this event.

Wednesday, December 20 – 4 parents are needed to work concession. Students will earn $25 credit towards their student account. If you are in auxiliary, you are required to work in concession if you are not performing with the band. (1 game only) This game is to be televised. Click here to sign up for this event.

Thursday, December 21 – 6 parent/student teams are needed to work concession. We would like concessions open by 3PM. These are the championship games and are to be televised. Students are required to work with their parents until 6:15PM when they will then be required to perform for the 7PM Championship game. Students will earn a $25 credit per game. A bonus amount may be issued to those students who worked depending on the overall income. Click here to sign up for this event.

A small number of chaperones will be needed for this event. Look for the volunteer option to be posted this week.

Nominating Committee – We are looking for 3 volunteers who would like to be on the nominating committee for the 2018/19 board elections. You will accept nominations from members of our boosters, present the nominees names at the general meeting. Please contact Liz Carroll if interested.

Concession Chair – We are looking for 2 people to work as co-chair members for concessions. We have one person who already handles the stocking and purchasing. We need 2 others for the scheduling, training and general running. Please contact Liz Carroll or Daniel Stewart if you are interested.

Fundraising:

Concessions is the largest fundraiser the band has. We need your support in working these events. Many of the dates have been covered but there are still a few that have not yet been signed up for. The spring schedule is getting posted and will be added soon to the website. Remember we can’t publish the play-off games too far in advance so we will need those covered on short notice. If you do sign up to work an event, you are responsible for being there as scheduled. The website will send you 2 automated reminders 1 – 5 days prior to the event and 1 – 2 days prior to the event. If you can no longer work a scheduled event, it is your job to notify Liz Carroll or Daniel Stewart as soon as possible.

Fund2Orgs – We will begin collecting gently used or new shoes in the band room when students return to school in Jan. This will be a school wide promoted event. So as you clean out your closets to make room for your new holiday gifts, don’t throw away your shoes. Bring them to school. All types of shoes are accepted. We will collect until the end of February. Ask your friends and neighbors for their shoes as well.

Reminder – Stadium banners can be sold all year. This is a student share fundraiser. Students receive $100 for every banner sold. Banners are $500. See the website for the form.

Macy’s Drum Heads for Sale: We still have some drum heads for sale. If you or someone you know marched in the parade and may be interested in purchasing one, please contact Liz Carroll or Davina Clark. Prices vary by size.

Trips:

San Antonio – At this time all student’s trips should be paid in full. We still have quite a few who have delinquent accounts. We have to make final payments to the airlines, bus companies and the hotel in the very near future. We appreciate you getting your accounts paid in full.

Student Room assignments were due 12/1/17 – No late assignments will be accepted. At this time, we are making room assignments for those who didn’t turn in their form on time. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE!

Student Group assignments were due 12/1/17 – No late assignments will be accepted. At this time, we are making the group assignments for those who didn’t turn in their form on time. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE!

Macy’s Drum Head: Band parents, Dana Morgan is trying to locate her daughter’s Macy’s drum head that was possibly sold at the PRISM concert. Her drum was the smallest of the bass drums. If you know who might have purchased it please contact Dana Morgan at dgmorgan@earthlink.net

CONCERT ATTIRE

Students are required to wear the specified concert attire for all upcoming concerts/events. Students will only wear marching uniforms from here on out for the Edison light festival parade and the San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau parade.

Ladies – Your concert dresses were sized and ordered during uniform fitting. If you have not yet picked up your concert dress, please see Mr. McGuire. It is your responsibility to have your dress hemmed if needed. Dress shoes should be worn no flip flops.

Men – You are required to wear a black tux/suit & white dress shirt. You have the option of wearing a black bow tie or black straight tie. You may also wear a black vest or black cumber bund. Black dress shoes must be worn.

Parents: Mr. Goff is out of school for the entire month of December. If you need assistance please reach out to Mr. McGuire.

I hope you have an awesome week!

Regards,

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Update 11/26/17

26 Nov

Band Update Week of 11/26/17

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and has had time to recover from their food coma. We actually have a somewhat quiet month approaching which will help with all of the holiday preparations.

Here’s what is going on this week:

Saturday December 2– Marching Band trip to Universal Studios. Call time 4:30AM. Chaperone call time 4:15AM. Please see the attached flier for detailed information.  Universal Studios Trip Info_2017

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Tuesday, November 28th – We are in need of 1 more parent/student team to work Girls Soccer concession – 2 games. 5PM – 8:15PM $50 credit to the students account. Click here to sign up.

 

Thursday, November 30th – We are in need of 1 more parent/student team to work Boys Soccer concession – 5PM – 8. Click here to sign up.

 

Concert MPA: Reminder we are transitioning into concert season. Students will be working in sectional quite a bit in December in preparation for MPA. Students should be working on practicing their solos and ensembles which will be here before we know it. New female students should be picking up their concert dresses. Remember they are not hemmed. Please take care of that before needing it for a performance. Male students should be acquiring a black tuxedo for concert performances. This information was relayed to all students in the beginning of the school year.

 

Trip Information:

San Antonio: At this time all payments should be submitted. We are in the process of posting all received payments to our financial account. Charms will be updated later in the month. Please be patient as we are updating hundreds of accounts. Chaperones please start making payments on your trip. Indicate your name on the check or in Paypal.

At this time all valid student id’s should have been turned in. We still have quite a few outstanding.  Please turn in a copy of your valid state id, driver license or passport immediately. These were due by Oct 1.

Students should be preparing their room assignments and groups for the San Antonio trip. These forms are due in full by 12/1. Someone take the lead in your group and make sure the forms continue to move from person to person. If you are not in a group or have made room assignments by 12/1 one will be assigned to you. See attached forms. These are also available in hard copy in the band room.

 

Fundraising:

Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee sales – We are kicking off our next band fundraiser on 11/27/17. Students will be given information in class tomorrow regarding these sales. Look for delivery of the donuts on 12/18.

Save you gently used shoes – We have partnered with a company called Shoes2orgs. We collect and bag the shoes and we receive money for the shoes collected. More details regarding this fundraiser will be out later this month. We will kick it off upon the return to school after winter break.

 

Please review the band calendar for upcoming events. Band pictures will be taken during class in December. Many rehearsals after school and in the evening for concert bands, flag & dance have all been added into the calendar. Please mark you calendars for Concert MPA & Auxiliary Solo & Ensemble, remember these are required performances.

 

Regards,

Liz Carroll

President

Band Aid Club

GCHS Marching Band