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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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!
GCHS Band Aid Club