Hello, Hello, Hello……..Welcome to 2019!

24 Jan

Hello, Hello, Hello…………Welcome to 2019

I am hoping that everyone had a joyous holiday season. Did you make any new year resolutions? Maybe your resolution was to volunteer more with us, or to help us raise more funds.

Well, if that were the case I have some great opportunities for you coming up as soon as tomorrow.

Our concession opportunities are as follows:

1/25 6:30pm — Girl’s Soccer — District Tournament — we will need at least 2 parent/student teams

1/26 10am to 2pm — Naples Wine Festival — we need someone to drive the equipment trailer over to the Wine Festival location and then back to the school.

1/26 2pm to 5pm We need at least 6 chaperones to assist at the Honor Band Concert.

2/4 5pm to 8:30pm — Boy Basketball — we will need 2 parent/student teams or just two parents

2/4 Jazz MPA at Lehigh Senior HS we will need a total of 12 people that would be able to chaperone — we are splitting this task into two shifts one 2:30pm to 6pm and the other 6pm to 10pm.

2/5 Jazz MPA at Lehigh Senior HS we will need a total of 12 people that would be able to chaperone — we are splitting this task into two shifts one 2:30pm to 6pm and the other 6pm to 10pm.

2/6 3:30pm to 8:30pm — Boy’s Basketball — we will need at least one more parent/student team.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!

As you can see, we have a very busy schedule and we really want to help with your resolution to volunteer more, assist in giving back to your band community or just feeling better about who you are and how much you really matter and make a difference in this beautiful world.

I don’t want to forget to remind you that we have this really great adult fundraiser, I think maybe you have received a few emails about it.

THE LUAU!!! February 2nd at the Coconut Point Hyatt.

Please contact MJ Kramer or Carolyn Bradtmiller to buy tickets or donate an item for the auctions or to provide sponsorship. Tickets can even be purchased on our website!!

MJ’s email is mjkramer287@gmail.com and Carolyn’s email is cebmiller@comcast.net

I am looking forward to spending a lovely, lively evening with everyone.

Lynette Young

Come Purchase Tickets/Fundraiser News

22 Jan

MJ will be in the band room tonight, Tuesday, January 22, from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm selling tickets to our Luau Gala.

This is our major fundraiser for the year and we would like everyone to come out and show their support.

Thank you Lynette Young

 

Come join us for an evening of fun, entertainment and giving with fellow band parents and friends, Saturday Feb 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.

We’ll welcome Master of Ceremonies NBC Meteorologist Jason Dunning while enjoying a Luau Dinner Buffet under the stars.  Come be entertained by Tuika’s Polynesian Island Magic Show where you’ll witness Live Island Music and Dance, a Polynesian performance, and a fire dancer.

Silent Auction items will include donations from local restaurants and businesses along with great items and services.

Live Auction items to include:

• Hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

• Hotel stay at the Grand Cypress in Orlando

• USA Explore Package – choose your destination from 5 popular cities including New York, Sonoma, Orlando, Boston, or Scottsdale for (2).

• Ultimate Sports Fan Package – includes your choice of MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL Regular Season Game or PGA Tournament with a 2-night Hotel Stay and Airfare for (2).

• Live art by a local artist

• A 7-day Norwegian Cruise tour of the Hawaiian Islands.

****Parents drawing – For every ticket you purchase or sell, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win FREE BAND FEES AT UNIFORM FITTING IN AUGUST (2019-2020 school year).  One lucky parent of a Band student (up to  $235) and one from Flag/Dance (up to $150) will be chosen the night of the Luau.  ***MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN****

RSVP BY JANUARY 30, 2019, CASH, CHECK OR ONLINE WITH CC AT GCHSHARKBAND.COM.  Contact MJ Kramer, mjkramer287@gmail.com or Carolyn Bradtmiller, cebmiller@ comcast.net with questions or to buy tickets.

Luau Fundraiser 2/2/19

4 Jan

The GCHS Band needs your help.

In order to reach our goals for music and auxiliary instruction, equipment, uniforms, travel, trips, fees, etc., we all need to pitch in so that our students can continue to do an outstanding job.

The Holidays are over and it is time for us to focus our attention to our Luau Fundraiser that is a month away!

YOU say, how can I help?

Purchase Tickets

Be an Event Sponsor

Donate an Auction Item:

gift cards to restaurants, rounds of golf,

hotel stays, photo sessions,

car rentals, salon services, spa treatments,

tickets to sporting events, landscaping offers,

voice/music lessons, instruments – the sky is the limit.

Proceeds will benefit the GCHS Marching Band Aid Club!

Please contact MJ Kramer at mjkramer287@gmail.com (443-496-2567) or Carolyn Bradtmiller at cebmiller@comcast.net

 

Holiday Volunteer Challenge

26 Dec

Happy Holidays to all!!

I do hope that everyone had a very joyous Christmas celebration.

What is happening for the rest of the week?  Well, we have the Naples Holiday Shootout for the next three days.  We need assistance in manning the concession.  The times for this event are as follows:

Dec 27th will be two shifts  8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  There will be a total of 8 games played- so each student/parent team will be able to earn $25 per game into their band account.  We need four people for each shift.

Dec 28th will be two shifts 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  There will be a total of 8 games played – so each student/parent team will be able to earn $25 per game into their band account.  We need four people for each shift.

Dec 29th will be two shifts 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and 3:00pm to 9:30 pm.  There will be a total of 8 games played – so each student/parent team will be able to earn $25 per game into their band account.  We need four people for each shift.

This event will be held in the Gulf Coast High School Gymnasium.  If you are able to assist please email me at gchs2018youngcoffey@gmail.com.

We truly need your help to make this event successful.

 

Lynette Young

Volunteering Challenge are you in or out?

15 Dec

This holiday season please consider giving a few hours to your Band Family. We have the perfect opportunity coming this week.

We will need many hands to make this task happen. Which task you ask? Well that would be the FBU Championships. Here is what we need for the next 5 day…….

Sunday Dec 16th will be the registration and future’s mini camp day – we will open the concessions (home and away) from 8 am to 3 pm. We are looking for 10 people at each of these shifts – we could use a few more people for the second shift – please sign up on the website.

Monday Dec 17th – there will be two shifts 3 to 7 and 7 to 11 (earlier if the crowd starts to thin) there will be three games that day, it will be the 8th grade quarterfinals. Great job volunteers – we almost have this one staffed fully – shout out to those that have already signed up!!!!!!!

Tuesday Dec 18th – there will be two shifts 3 to 7 and 7 to 11 (again earlier if the crowd thins out). There will be three games that day as well one will be a consolation game and then two semi finals. We could certainly use a few more volunteers on this day for both shifts.

Wednesday Dec 19th – WOW – this is going to be the fun day!!!! This is the 9th grade All-American Game – there will be lots of excitement. We will be opening both the home and the away concession this night as well. We are looking for at least 12 for the home side and 6 for the way side.

Now – here is the other fun thing to be added – our band students will be playing in the stands that evening (the kids know who needs to be there) so we will need to have chaperons there to help Mr. Goff and Mr. McGuire keep things under control. So we will need at least 6 people for this one. To sign up for this task please email Lynette Young at gchs2018youngcoffey@gmail.com.

Thursday Dec 20th – wow we have almost finished this event……. there will be two shifts 3 to 7 and 7 to 11 (earlier if the crowd starts to thin) there will be three games that day, it will be the 6th and 7th grades National Championships We can certainly use more volunteers for both shifts.

PS there is another event scheduled for Dec 27th through the 29th – Shark Shoot out. We will email you about that later next week.

Please email if you have any questions.

I fully understand how inconvenient it is to stop during the holiday times to volunteer for a few hours – we have some many things to do at this time of year. But it is for the kids and this amazing program.

As a bystander you may not realize how fortunate our kids are to have this program – music education has been proven to help develop language and reasoning skills – it helps to teach our kids to multi-task, manage time and to have better organizational skills.

Believe it, (I know they don’t appear to do this at home).

I would like to challenge all of our parents – there are over 500 of you – to sign up to volunteer with your band family this holiday season.

Thank you for your volunteering time!

Lynette Young