Leadership Results Announced

30 May

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  This year’s selection process was one of the hardest I have ever gone through.  We were blessed with a huge number of qualified candidates and Mr. McGuire and I had a very difficult time choosing the right candidates for the band.  If you see these students around please congratulate them for being chosen.  You can access the leadership list here.

Home Stretch

30 May

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.

Fundraising:

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.

Banner Letter

Banner Submission Form

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.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

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.