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.

 

Weekly Band Update 5/13/17 – Lots of info please read the entire message

13 May

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I hope all of our band mothers have an awesome day!

Wow what a week we had for band.  The kids did an awesome job with all of their performances.  We have auditions coming up for dance this week as well as drum line camp.  Please mark your calendars.

 

Monday, May 14 – Drum Line camp 5 – 8PM Band room A

Wednesday, May 16 – Dance Line tryouts – 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days no exceptions.  General Band Booster Meeting with Board Elections 7PM in the Band room.

Thursday, May 17 – Dance Line tryouts – 6 – 8PM
Drum line performance 8AM – 11AM – JW Marriott Marco Island

Friday, May 18 – Drum line camp – 5 – 8PM, Band room A

Saturday, May 19 – Drum line camp – 10AM – 2PM, Band room A, Clarinet master class 10AM – 4PM in the Orchestra room

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

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

We need to do a full cleaning of all concession stands we used throughout the year.  This includes power washing the grills and fryers.  We are running out of days in the year so we would like to schedule this coming Saturday, May 19 from 9 – 12.  We are asking for leadership students to assist along with parents.  Many hands make for light work.  We are in need of cleaning supplies including gloves, buckets, sponges, grease cutter.  We also need new drying rags.  We also need a power washer to utilize with cleaning the grills.  Please let me know if you can help out.  gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com

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.  This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus.    Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete.  You are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport.  Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band).  Also,  at the time of their registration you should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 school year.

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.

Charms Account Update Chair – Maintain student accounts in Charms.  Receive monthly account update from the board treasurer and update each student account accordingly.

All American Football tournament Chair – This tournament is scheduled to return to GCHS in December 2018.  We are in need of someone who can run and schedule concessions and volunteers for this event.  They will work with the Concessions chair to ensure stocking is complete prior to the event.

Concert MPA Chair – We are in need of someone who is willing to coordinate all aspects of this event.  It’s a 3 day event hosted by GCHS in early March.  Person will need to coordinate concessions and parent volunteers for all 3 days.

 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 5/6/17

6 May

There is no rest for the weary.  A great big thank you to all of the parent volunteers who went on the trip to San Antonio with your children.  The kids were awesome and a great time was had by all.  A great big thank you to the support volunteers who helped with the lights, packing and unpacking of all of the equipment.  And last but not least, thank you to the volunteers who went to State MPA with Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble, many of them had just returned from San Antonio.  We could not do what we do without your support.

We have a lot going on this week and for the remainder of the month.  Please mark your calendars.

Monday, May 7  – Flag and Dance Dress Rehearsal 2:30 – 5:30PM, Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30, Flag & Dance Recital 7 – 9PM

Tuesday, May 8 – Percussion Recital 7 – 9PM

Wednesday, May 9 – Jazz Band Spring Concert 7 – 9PM

Thursday, May 10 – All concert bands spring concert 7 – 9PM

Friday, May 11 – Band Awards Night 6 – 9PM

Monday, May 14 – Drum Line camp 5 – 8PM Band room A

Wednesday, May 16 – Dance Line tryouts – 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days no exceptions.  General Band Booster Meeting with Board Elections 7PM in the Band room.

Thursday, May 17 – Dance Line tryouts – 6 – 8PM
Drum line performance 8AM – 11PM – JW Marriott Marco Island

Friday, May 18 – Drum line camp – 5 – 8PM, Band room A

Saturday, May 19 – Drum line camp – 10AM – 2PM, Band room A

Monday, May 21 – Incoming Jazz and Wind Ensemble Auditions, 5 – 8PM

Tuesday, May 23 – Flag Auditions, 5:30 – 8PM, students must attend both days of auditions, no exceptions

Wednesday, May 24 – Flag Auditions, 6 – 8PM

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.

 

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year.  This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport.  Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band).  Also, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the band.  Please watch for details regarding concession clean out, and several other things that need to be done as we wrap up the year.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 4/23/18

25 Apr

Are you ready for Texas?  The equipment, luggage and uniforms have made it to Houston TX at this point.  They will arrive in San Antonio by noon tomorrow.  A great big thank you to the 6 band dads who embarked on this adventure.

What’s on tap for this week:

  • Monday, April 23 – Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30
  • Tuesday, April 24 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30
  •  April 26 – 29th – San Antonio trip

SAN ANTONIO TRIP CALL TIMES:

Flight group 1 – Student call time 3:45AM – Chaperon call time 3:30AM
Flight group 2 – Student call time 3:15AM – Chaperon call time 3AM
Flight group 3 – Student call time 3:15AM – Chaperon call time 3AM
Flight group 4 – Student call time 4:45AM – Chaperon call time 4:30AM

Please be on time.  We can not hold buses for anyone.  We are on a tight schedule.  Be sure to be prepared to have your carry-on bag searched.  All medication should be turned into the nurse before Thursday.

All groups and students will meet at the Alamo at 4:30 for a band picture.

Volunteers:

At this time the school district is ready to begin verifying all volunteers.  Please be sure to stop by the office as soon as possible to update your information.  You will need your drivers license to process this update.  Thank you!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Regional Semi-Final game – Thursday, April 29 7PM

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Regional Semi-Final game – Friday, April 30 7PM

Please let me know if you can work these events.

 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP US GET THE KIDS TO STATE MPA – WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH CHAPERONS FOR THIS TRIP!!!!!!!!!

State concert MPA has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3.  Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will be attending this event.  We are in need of a minimum of 12 chaperons.  This event does come just after our trip to San Antonio.  Many of our veteran volunteers will have just returned from chaperoning the trip and will not be able to take additional time off from work.  Please help us out by giving time this day to allow the kids to have a successful event.  Please Click here to sign up.  As of right now we have 3 chaperons signed up.  We need 12.

 

Band Booster Board Nominees:  The nomination committee was formally introduced at the general meeting.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.  General Election Meeting:  May 16th at 7PM.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Auditions:

All current and new students wishing to be in band next year must register at www.athleticclearance.com prior to an auditions.  This program is replacing Register my Athlete:   www.athleticclearance.com

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year.  This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport.  Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band).  Also, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

Spring Performances:  The final performances for all ensembles will be here before you know it.  Don’t miss seeing these awesome kids.

May 7 – Flag and Dance Recital 7PM
May 8 – Percussion Recital 7PM
May 9 – Jazz Band Spring Concert 7PM
May 10 – All Concert Bands Spring Concert 7PM
May 11 – Band Awards Night 6PM

I hope you all have an awesome week and safe travels..

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 4/15/18

15 Apr

It’s time to get packing…..

What’s on tap for this week?

  • Sunday, April 15 – Working on Uniform lights and some packing 2PM – 4PM, come one come all.  Students welcome, many hands make for light work.
  • Monday, April 16 – Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30
  • Tuesday, April 17 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal, Marching Band Rehearsal (San Antonio Students only) 6 – 8PM
  • Thursday, April 19 – Symphonic Winds Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM, Uniform packing 6 – 8:30PM
  • Saturday, April 21 – Mandatory luggage check-in 9 – 11AM.

Volunteers:

At this time the school district is ready to begin verifying all volunteers.  Please be sure to stop by the office as soon as possible to update your information.  You will need your drivers license to process this update.  Thank you!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

 

State concert MPA has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3.  Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will be attending this event.  We are in need of a minimum of 12 chaperons.  This event does come just after our trip to San Antonio.  Many of our veteran volunteers will have just returned from chaperoning the trip and will not be able to take additional time off from work.  Please help us out by giving time this day to allow the kids to have a successful event.  Please Click here to sign up.  As of right now we have 3 chaperons signed up.  We need 12.

San Antonio Trip:

Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time 9 – 11AM, in the band room. Wind/percussion students will be required to show their marching shoes, black stocks, gloves & beret (if applicable) at luggage check-in.  Flag and Dance should have turned all of their items in at this point for packing.  Students will be sent reminders as to when their call times are for departure on Thursday, April 26.  All students are required to GCHS attire while traveling for ease of identification.  Be sure to wear good walking shoes.  All students should have a portable charger with them (charged).  That way their cell phones won’t die on them.

Things to pack:  Marching Band shoes, gloves, black tall socks, beret, 3 pair of shorts, GCHS attire, 3 shirts, socks, underwear, pj’s, sweatshirt, toiletries. (travel sizes) All attire must be GCHS dress code compliant. The overall temperatures should be high 70’s low 80’s, high 50’s into the 60’s at night. Please try to keep suit cases to not more than 30lbs, we are only going away for 4 days.

What not to pack:  No game stations (playstation, xbox etc), no bathing suits (you are not allowed in the pool), large bottles of shampoo and conditioner, absolutely no alcohol or drugs, including vaping items.

Band Booster Board Nominees:  The nomination committee was formally introduced at the general meeting.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.  General Election Meeting:  May 16th at 7PM.

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Auditions:

All current and new students wishing to be in band next year must register at www.athleticclearance.com prior to an auditions.  This program is replacing Register my Athlete:   www.athleticclearance.com

From the Athletics department New for the 2018-2019 school year!

All athletes, cheerleaders & Marching band members will now register at www.athleticclearance.com for the 2018-2019 school year.  This website is very user-friendly and ties directly to Home Campus.  We will no longer use Register My Athlete.  Because this is a new registration site for GCH all athletes, cheerleaders & marching band members, returning and new,must register in order to condition, tryout or compete.  At your next parent meeting please make sure that everyone understands that they are required to upload Page 1 AND 2 of a current FL sports physical AND proof of age – birth certificate or valid passport.  Any student/athlete in grade 10, 11 or 12 that makes your team that did not attend GCH during the 2017-18 school year must upload a completed GA4 transfer form in order to compete (not required for cheerleading or marching band).  Also, please stress to the student/parent that at the time of their registration they should choose all sports that are of interest for the 2018-19 .

Spring Performances:  The final performances for all ensembles will be here before you know it.  Don’t miss seeing these awesome kids.

May 7 – Flag and Dance Recital 7PM
May 8 – Percussion Recital 7PM
May 9 – Jazz Band Spring Concert 7PM
May 10 – All Concert Bands Spring Concert 7PM
May 11 – Band Awards Night 6PM

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club