We are in the home stretch for the 2017/18 school year.
We do have a few things to do in order to prep for next year.
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. We will accept cash or checks at this meeting. If you prefer to use a credit card you can pay online on the website at the following link http://www.gchsharkband.com/ The payment option is located in the right side bar just below the search. Please be sure to include the student name to receive proper credit.
One of the fastest and easiest fundraisers we have is banner sales. I’m not sure if you noticed all of the banners that line the fence near the stadium. We have an opportunity to sell these. Football and cheer also can sell these so we want to get out over the summer. We have set a goal of 40 banner sales this year. Each new banner is $500, it is displayed from Aug – May. Students received $100 in their band account for every banner they sell. See the attached flier for details.
Gently Used items:
Our uniform chair is collecting gently used marching shoes and gently used girls concert dresses. We will also take gently used tuxedos your student may have out grown.
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
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.
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 – 1 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 1 person 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.
Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band. I hope you all have an awesome summer break. It is well deserved. Please check the website calendar frequently for summer conditioning that may be added in.
GCHS Band Aid Club