This week in band…..

Welcome to game week. You should have received an email last night with the schedules and information about the game. Remember to buy your tickets ahead of time, no ticket sales Friday. Students need to Pre-order their concession food and payment will be collected before practice on Thursday. Band fee collection will take place Thursday. Apparel, to show your Shark Band spirit, can be ordered at

IL Primos in Pebblebrook Shopping Center will be hosting a Spirit night for every home game from 9-11pm. A portion of all sales will go to the band, so why not grab a pizza and wings after the game on your way home. Tell your friends and family and help raise money for our band.

8/26/2020 Parent Meeting Recap

Thank you to those of you that were able to join us last night. The meeting was to clarify things needed for band, performances, paying band fees, class participation for the different school option, tryout schedule, and practice schedule.

All students will participate during the time of the band period that they are assigned to. That means that all virtual students can either login or come to school for class during the class period they are assigned, and need to be prepared to participate with the class, even option 3 needs to login at their assigned times. Things needed for class; black binder, plastic sheet protectors, pencil, face mask, water bottle, white hand towel (with your name on it), instrument, and a fold-up music stand (available on amazon for as little as $10). Instrument students must each have a stand, as sharing will not be allowed. All wind instrument students will be issued 2 instrument face masks to be worn while playing their instruments. They are responsible for washing and bringing them to school each day. Students do not need to bring their instruments for the first day. Tryouts will take place the first weeks of school for freshman and new incoming students for placement. If you want to be in Jazz Band then you need to request with counselor ASAP.

The uniform fitting day has been changed to a virtual format, to be lauched soon. Once it is ready, instructions will be sent out on how to complete the process and submit payment.

Only 50 students can perform at each football game, and will preform in the stands with halftime off. At this time no spectators are allowed at the football games. A link was distributed to complete a survey about game participation. Practices will be Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-815pm, but at this time it is unknown who will be practicing at which time. First football game is 9/25, and there will be 3 home games. We are not participating at away games.

If you’re student does not have a Charms account, then email Melissa Wilson @ to get your account set up. All students, including virtual, must complete athletic clearance before school begins. If you have already completed clearance, then log back in and sign new COVID waiver.

Thank you all for being part of GCHS Shark Band. Let’s have a great year!