We hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Sunday!
What’s on tap for this week? NOTHING….April fools!
- Monday, April 2 – Leadership training 2:30 – 4:30, San Antonio Chaperon meeting 6 – 7PM, General Band Booster Meeting 7 – 8PM
- Tuesday, April 3 – Wind Ensemble rehearsal, 2:30 – 4:30, San Antonio Marching Band practice 6 – 8PM
- Thursday, April 5 – Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for San Antonio Trip.
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!
Tuesday, April 3 – We are beginning to pack up uniforms and equipment for the San Antonio trip. 6 – 8PM during band practice
There are still several Lacrosse games that we need help for in concessions. Please click here to sign up for any of the upcoming events.
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.
San Antonio Trip:
Mark your calendars for the following dates.
Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room.
Flag & Dance students attending this trip. We need your complete uniform labeled and brought into school on a hanger. Make sure your gloves are with your dress. All uniforms will be placed into garment bags. Please bring tights and jazz shoes as well for packing.
Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium. A lot of information regarding the upcoming trip will be distributed. You will have an opportunity to meet your chaperon at this meeting as well. Forms will need to be turned in at this meeting. Look for a separate email this week regarding forms.
Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time 9 – 11AM, in the band room.
The shipping boxes have arrived and we need to start packing.
Every Tuesday evening in April will be Marching Band Practice 6 – 8PM. Please plan accordingly.
Apparel Order is in:
The recently ordered apparel can be picked up in the band room on Tuesday 4/3 Heather Desrocher will be there at 5:30PM for pick-up before practice. Please stop by and get your apparel.
Band Booster General Meeting:
Monday, April 2 at 7PM in the band room. We cover the state of the boosters from the year to date and what is planned for the near future. The nomination committee is formally introduced and we begin to introduce candidates for board elections. 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.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Nominating Committee Members:
Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – firstname.lastname@example.org
MJ Kramer – email@example.com
Michelle Matuszak – firstname.lastname@example.org
Snap-raise will be our spring fundraiser. This fundraiser will kick off Saturday April 7. Look for details in next weeks email.
All current and new students wishing to be in band next year must register at the following prior to an auditions. This program is replacing Register my Athlete:
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 .
Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions. Please note, flag and dance auditions are now 2 day events. Students auditioning must be in attendance for both days. The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendar has already been published. Start writing down those dates. Band camp is mandatory attendance for all students. Band camp is Aug 1 – 11.
I hope you all have an awesome week.
GCHS Band Aid Club