When you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

4 Mar

And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

Happy March to everyone!!

We sure hope that you can find some time to give us over the remainder part of the year.

The Band calendar has not really slowed down.

We have been busy, busy, busy!!

Important General Band Boosters Meetings are listed below.

We are requesting that everyone make an effort to attend the listed meetings.
This is your chance to help have a voice in our volunteer efforts for next year.
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March 24 — General Meeting — Introducing the Nominating Committee. 6 — 7pm
April 21 — General Meeting — Nominating Committee introduces the slate of candidates for all of the GCHS Band Aid Club, Inc.’s 2020-2021 board positions.6-7pm
May 19 –General Meeting — Voting on the Board positions for 2020-2021 school year. 6-7pm
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We need your help :

March 4 –MPA starts tonight — Concession needs help — the shifts are 2 to 5:30pm, 5:30 — 9pm

We need grill /fryer people for the 5:30 to 9pm shift, we need concession people for the 5:30 to 9pm shift

March 4 — Boys Lacrosse vs Palmetto — 4:30 to 9pm (no one has signed up for this game — it is a student share opportunity)

March 5- MPA day 2 — Concession needs help – the shifts are 2 to 5:30pm, 5:30 — 9pm

We need grill /fryer people for the 5:30 to 9pm shift, we need concession people for the 5:30 to 9pm shift

General Help is needed for the 5:30 to 9pm shift in the auditorium.

March 5 — 5 to 9 pm Girls Lacrosse (2 games) (no one has signed up for this game — it is a student share opportunity)

March 5– MPA day 3 3:30 to 8:30 pm Baseball vs Naples — We need at least one more person — you will need to email me or Melissa Wilson if you are able to assist on this one.

March 6 — Concession needs help – the shifts are 2 to 5:30pm, 5:30 — 9pm

We need grill /fryer people for the 5:30 to 9pm shift, we need concession people for the 5:30 to 9pm shift

March 6 — 5:30 to 8:00 pm Boys Lacrosse (no one has signed up for this game — it is a student share opportunity)

SPRING BREAK!!!!!!
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We invite you to visit the website to sign up for any of the above events.

We truly appreciate all the time that you give to this organization.

We really need your help so please sign up — if are unable to sign up on the website feel free to email or text Lynette Young gchs2018youngcoffey@gmail.com/239-248-8737 or Melissa Wilson Mwilson.gchsharkband@gmail.com to sign up

Under The Big Top

22 Jan

Step right up and join us for an evening of fun and entertainment with fellow band parents and friends, Saturday Feb 1 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.

Join our Master of Ceremonies NBC Meteorologist Jason Dunning, Under The Big Top themed Food and Drink (cash bar) and Decor Come be entertained by We Flip Entertainment a high-energy acrobatic show for our special event!

Silent Auction items to include donations from local restaurants, local businesses and great items and services.

Live Auction items to include hotel stays in Bonita and Orlando, art by a local artist and more to come….

Parents drawing – For every ticket you purchase, your name will be entered into a drawing for ONE YEAR FREE UNIFORM BAND FEE FOR 2020-2021. (Up to $250). One Band Parent and One Auxiliary Parent.

You can buy tickets online at gchsharkband.com under Account Payments tab; have your student drop your payment in the bait box, or contact MJ Kramer mjkramer287@gmail.com, 443-496-2567 or Melissa Wilson, mwilson.gchsharkband@gmail.com.

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