Weekly Band Update 2/25/18

25 Feb

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Soccer Team State Champions!

Concert MPA is just around the corner. We are in need of a lot of helpers to be proper hosts for this event. I have split the time into 2 shift each day. Right now we don’t have enough help for any day or any shift. Please sign up so we can plan accordingly. This is a large event for us. Concessions is by far the bands biggest fundraiser. We took a substantial hit on concessions in the fall with the hurricane. We are counting on this money to finish out this years budget. Remember we volunteer for the students.

What’s on tap for this week?

Monday, February 26:

  • Concert Band 2:30 – 4PM
  • Symphonic Band 4:30 – 6PM

Tuesday, February 27:

  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM
  • Symphonic Winds rehearsal 5 – 7PM

Volunteers:

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, February 27 – Boys Lacrosse – 2 Games – 2 parent/student teams needed, 4:30 – 8:15PM. Click here to sign up.

Friday, March 2 – Boys Lacrosse – 2 Games – 2 parent/student team needed 4:30PM – 8:15PM. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 7 – 9Concert MPA, GCHS is hosting this event. We offer full concessions out of the cafeteria. We are in need of people to work the grills & fryers as well as working the window. I have split each day into 2 shifts. Please check the schedule now and help out. If each person takes just 1 shift then it’s easy to distribute the work load. Click here to sign up.

San Antonio Trip:

If you still have questions about your account please email Mr. Carney directly j.a.carney@att.net. Chaperon’s need to catch up on payments ASAP! If your students has received a new id since we collected in the fall please start sending in copies of those. Mark your calendars for the following dates. Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room. Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium. Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time tbd, in the band room.

Fundraising:

SHOE DRIVE 

This drive is coming to a close. We are no where near our goal. We need to exceed 100 bags of shoes! Check your closest and gets those shoes sent in. Final day of collections is Wednesday, February 28th.

Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions. As a reminder work is never an excuse for a student to miss a band event. The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendars is already being published. Start writing down those dates.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly update including apparel order

18 Feb

What a week for our kids. They looked and sounded amazing at the Edison Light Festival Parade. A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers who came out to get all of the lights installed. What an exhausting couple of weeks but so worth it seeing them march. We have more work to do to get everything ready for San Antonio. Watch for details. We had a lot of questions about the shirts available for purchase now. Please be sure to read the entire message, details provided. This is your last chance.

Fund raising meeting: A fund raising meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February, 19 at 6:30PM in the band room. If you are interested in helping with the bands fund raising events please come. This is your chance to provide input into the fundraisers that will be student share! This meeting will help map out what fundraisers are done next year, including Sharkettes, banners & Prism.

 

What’s on tap for this week?

Monday, February 19:

  • Fund raising Meeting 6:30PM in the Band Room

Tuesday, February 20:

  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM, Symphonic Winds rehearsal 5 – 7PM

Wednesday, February 21:

  • Pre-MPA – Concert Band call time 2:05PM, performs at 2:30PM – done by 3:30PM
  • Symphonic Winds – call time 2:30, performs at 3PM – done by 4PM – concert dress required
  • Symphonic Band – call time 3PM, performs at 3:30PM – done by 4:30PM – concert dress required
  • Wind Ensemble – call time to be announced to the kids, expect around 6PM

 

Volunteers:

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, February 20 – Girls Basketball – Regional Semi-Final – 2 parent/student teams needed 6PM – 8PM. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, February 20 – Boys Lacrosse – 2 Games – 1 parent/student team needed 4:30PM – 8:15PM. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, February 21 – Mini concession (drink, chips, candy for Pre-mpa in the auditorium. A couple of chaperon’s and general workers are needed for this event as well. Click here to sign up.

Saturday, February 24 – Girls Lacrosse, 2 games, 2 Parent/student teams needed, 12PM – 3:30PM, Click here to sign up.

 

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 7 – 9Concert MPA, GCHS is hosting this event. We offer full concessions out of the cafeteria. We are in need of people to work the grills & fryers as well as working the window. I have split each day into 2 shifts. Please check the schedule now and help out. If each person takes just 1 shift then it’s easy to distribute the work load. Click here to sign up.

 

Apparel Order:

Dear Parents & Students,

Thank you to all of you who have placed orders for our line of Quick Dry Band apparel with reflective logos.

Did you see how awesome they look at night during the Edison Parade when they reflect the light?

Thank you to the Chaperon’s who modeled them! 

Heather Desrocher, Apparel Chair, will be in the band room on TUESDAY (Feb 20) from 1:45 – 2:15 for taking orders or receiving payments for orders already placed. Please give all Apparel Payments to Heather. DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE BAIT BOX.

Here is what is available:

1. LADIES SHORT SLEEVE T (scoop neck & more fitted style) $25.00

Front says: Gulf Coast, Naples FL & has Shark Logo

On Sleeve: Fiesta Flambeau, San Antonio, TX 2018 & has Fiesta Logo

2. 1. MENS SHORT SLEEVE T   $25.00

Front says: Gulf Coast, Naples FL & has Shark Logo

On Sleeve: Fiesta Flambeau, San Antonio, TX 2018 & has Fiesta Logo

3. LONG SLEEVE T $30.00

Front says: Gulf Coast Marching Band, Naples FL & has Shark Logo all in a Circle 

On Sleeve: Fiesta Flambeau, San Antonio, TX 2018 & has Fiesta Logo

4. BACKPACK  $25.00

Says: Gulf Coast, Naples FL & has Shark Logo

CHAPERONES: If you order any of the T-shirts (short or long sleeve), we will put CHAPERONE on the back for you for free.  We would love to have all San Antonio Chaperones in these T’s! 

Thank you,

Heather Desocher

San Antonio Trip:

If you still have questions about your account please email Mr. Carney directly j.a.carney@att.net. Chaperon’s need to catch up on payments ASAP! If your students has received a new id since we collected in the fall please start sending in copies of those. Mark your calendars for the following dates. Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room. Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium. Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time tbd, in the band room.

 

Fundraising:

SHOE DRIVE 

We are a little less than 2 weeks away from completing this drive. We are no where near our goal. This is a huge band and we should be able to collect more shoes than this. We are sitting at 82 bags collected currently. Our goal was 300. We need to exceed 100! Check your closest and gets those shoes sent it.

 

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club

Let’s Light Up the Band

11 Feb

Let’s light up the band! As you can imagine this is a huge under taking. Many parents have spent the last week working on the uniforms, drums and flags. Many hands makes for light work. It is taking us approximately 30 minutes to install the lights on each uniform. It’s better to work in teams on the uniforms. We need a lot more helps if we are going to get this done by Saturday’s parade. We are in the band room every night this week from 6 – 8PM. Students are welcome to help we do offer volunteer service hours.

Also we can use the following items: gallon zip lock bags, fabreeze. Please consider donating these items to the band they do benefit all students.

Congratulations to our boys soccer team who have advanced to the regional finals. That game will be held at Gulf Coast on Wednesday, February 14 at 7PM. Concession help is needed as a result.

Congratulations to our girls basketball team who won the District championship on Friday night. As a result they start regional play on Thursday, February 15 at 7PM. Concession help is needed as a result.

Lacrosse for boys and girls starts this week. We need your help getting concession covered.

What’s on tap for this week?

Monday, February 12:

  • Concert Band rehearsal 2:30 – 4PM, Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:30 – 6PM

Tuesday, February 13:

  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM, Symphonic Winds rehearsal 5 – 7PM

Thursday, February 15:

  • Mandatory Marching band rehearsal 6 – 8:15PM – students should wear their Elvis t-shirt

Saturday, February 17:

  • Edison Festival of Lights parade. Student call time 3PM. Chaperon and equipment call time 2:45PM. All buses are leaving by 3:30PM.

Volunteers:

OVER THE NEXT MONTH WE ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP!!!! PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES AND VOLUNTEER AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. THE STUDENTS GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, February 13 – Boys lacrosse – 2 games, 4:30 – 8PM. 1 team needed. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, February 14 – Boys Soccer – 1 game 6 – 8:15PM. 2 teams needed. Click here to sign up.

Thursday, February 15 – Boys lacrosse – 2 games, 4:30 – 8PM 1 team needed (student is excused at 6 to attend band practice) Click here to sign up.

Thursday, February 15 – Girls Varsity basketball – 2 teams needed. Students excused to attend marching band rehearsal – 6:15PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Saturday, February 17: Edison Festival of Light Parade, 29 Chaperon’s and 6 more equipment people are needed. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 7 – 9 – Concert MPA, GCHS is once again hosting this event. We offer full concessions out of the cafeteria. We are in need of people to work the grills & fryers as well as working the window. I have split each day into 2 shifts. Please check the schedule now and help out. If each person takes just 1 shift then it’s easy to distribute the work load. Click here to sign up.

Edison Festival of Light Parade:

This parade is Saturday, February 17. The kids are going to have a great time with this parade. Students will be in full uniform. Depending on temperatures auxiliary may wear all or part of their warm-ups, please be prepared for this. Student call time 3PM, chaperon and equipment parents call time 2:45PM. There will be concession available to the students at staging. Please plan accordingly.

Apparel Order:

We are planning another apparel order. In particular we will offer a t-shirt, long sleeved t-shirt and a backpack. Samples will be on hand at the Thursday’s marching band rehearsals. Final orders for this apparel will be taken on Thursday, February 15. Chaperon’s we are creating a special t-shirt that has a reflective logo along with the words Chaperon on the back. Be sure to stop into the band room to purchase on 2/15.

San Antonio Trip:

Thank you to all who have addressed their delinquent account. If you still have questions about your account please email Mr. Carney directly j.a.carney@att.net. Chaperon’s please have all payments completed by February 1. If your students has received a new id since we collected in the fall please start sending in copies of those.

Fundraising:

SHOE DRIVE 

Keep sending in those shoes. We currently have 71 bags of shoes We need to keep the momentum and those shoes coming in. Our goal is 300 bags. If each student collects 25 pairs of shoes we exceed that goal. We will collect shoes until February 28th. Riverstone community is collecting at their club house and at a few band members houses. There will be someone in the band room every night this week from 6 – 8PM Feel free to bring your shoes by.

Please email me directly at gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com if you can assist with counting and bagging or if you have any questions.

Fundraising meeting: A fundraising meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February, 19 at 6:30PM in the band room. If you are interested in helping with the bands fundraising events please come. Drop an email to me to let me know you are planning to attend. If you have specific ideas you wold like put on the meeting agenda please send that to me as well. This meeting will help map out what fundraisers are done next year.

I hope you all have an awesome week. Please consider coming out to help with the lights. We can really use the help.

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Band Update 2/4/18

4 Feb

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Let’s go Eagles! I had to say it since I get to write these emails.

😀

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in MPA Solo & Ensemble this past Friday and Saturday. You all made us so proud.

We need to send a huge shout out to Mr. Milkulski who jumped right into basketball concessions during the Friday home games vs. Barron Collier. Unfortunately a parent who signed up to work the event, never showed up and didn’t let anyone know. This left us in a real bind for such busy games. As board members we jump in and help out when others can’t be there. Thanks Don Dombrowski for running to the rescue to help out while other board members were at MPA.

If you sign up for an event and can no longer keep that obligation we really need for you to let us know. As an organization we rely on funds raised by concessions. It is our largest fundraiser. With out this money so many of the things your students get to do and experience could not be possible. We bring in the best sectional instructors to work with your students. We pay for buses to and from events. We create top notch props for performances. All of this goes towards making our students the best in the county and one of the best in the state.

What’s on tap for this week?

Monday, February 5:

  • Jazz Band MPA, call time 12PM, students arrive back at GCHS around 9:30PM.

Tuesday, February 6:

  • Counting Shoes and working on uniform lights 6PM – 8PM

Thursday, February 8:

  • Mandatory Marching band rehearsal 6 – 8:15PM – students should wear their Elvis t-shirt and bring their marching shoes. Uniform fitting

Volunteers:

OVER THE NEXT MONTH WE ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP!!!! PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES AND VOLUNTEER AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. THE STUDENTS GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, February 6: We are planning on counting shoes that have been dropped off over the last week. The front of the band room is growing shoes. We are also working on the lights to be attached to the uniforms for the Edison light parade. We need extra help getting the lights ready to be attached to the uniforms.

Wednesday, February 7: Boys Soccer Regional Qtr final game 6:30PM – 8:30PM, 2 parent/student teams needed. Click here to sign up.

Thursday, February 8: We are in need of people to help with uniform fittings. The students haven’t had to wear their uniforms in several months. As you know by how frequently you have to go to the grocery store, your teenagers are growing. We will also continue working of the lights for the uniforms and the flag poles.

Friday, February 9: Girls basketball District Playoffs – 6:30PM – 8:15PM, 2 parent/student teams needed. Click here to sign up.

More playoff games will be posted as we confirm we will be hosting. All lacrosse games to date have been added, please sign up to help.

Saturday, February 17: Edison Festival of Light Parade, 29 Chaperon’s and 6 more equipment people are needed. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 7 – 9 – Concert MPA, GCHS is once again hosting this event. We offer full concessions out of the cafeteria. We are in need of people to work the grills & fryers as well as working the window. I have split each day into 2 shifts. Please check the schedule now and help out. If each person takes just 1 shift then it’s easy to distribute the work load. Click here to sign up.

Edison Festival of Light Parade:

This parade is Saturday, February 17. The kids are going to have a great time with this parade. Students will be in full uniform. Depending on temperatures auxiliary may wear all or part of their warm-ups, please be prepared for this. In preparation of this parade there are 2 rehearsals that have been scheduled. Thursday, February 8 and Thursday, February 15th 6 – 8:15PM. Students will need to bring their marching shoes to the 2/8 practice and need to wear their Elvis t-shirt to both rehearsals. Please plan accordingly.

Apparel Order:

We are planning another apparel order. In particular we will offer a t-shirt, tank top, long sleeved t-shirt and a backpack. Samples will be on hand and the Thursday’s marching band rehearsals. Final orders for this apparel will be taken on Thursday, February 15. Chaperon’s we are creating a special t-shirt that has a reflective logo along with the words Chaperon on the back. Be sure to stop into the band room 2/8 or 2/15 to purchase if this interests you.

San Antonio Trip:

Thank you to all who have addressed their delinquent account. If you still have questions about your account please email Mr. Carney directly j.a.carney@att.net. Chaperon’s please have all payments completed by February 1. Look for news to be published soon regarding meetings and information for the trip.

Fundraising:

SHOE DRIVE 

Keep sending in those shoes. We need to keep the momentum and those shoes coming in. Our goal is 300 bags. If each student collects 25 pairs of shoes we exceed that goal. We will collect shoes until February 28th. An event to collect shoes in Pebblebrook Lakes has been scheduled for Sunday, February 11th 10AM – 12PM. Mr. Dombrowski is looking for a couple of student volunteers to be on hand to help with the collection.

Please email me directly at gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com if you can assist with counting and bagging or if you have any questions.

Fundraising meeting: A fundraising meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February, 19 at 6:30PM in the band room. If you are interested in helping with the bands fundraising events please come. Drop an email to me to let me know you are planning to attend. If you have specific ideas you wold like put on the meeting agenda please send that to me as well. This meeting will help map out what fundraisers are done next year.

Special Events:

Hard Drive Horns – February 10th at 4PM – see attached flier. Hard Drive Horns is Southwest Florida’s premier Rock and Roll “Horn Band” playing the great music of the 60’s through today. Hard Drive Horns has an incredible rhythm section featuring the top musicians in the area including a Hammond B3 Organ as well as four of the top “Horn Players” around playing sizzling horn licks like you hear on recordings from the last 50 years. This concert will be “on the lawn” outside the church, please bring your lawn chair or blanket so you can relax and enjoy the concert. There will be local food trucks at the concert as well for you to purchase food from while you enjoy the music.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
President
GCHS Band Aid Club

Weekly Update 1/28/18

28 Jan

The flu has hit and hit hard. Please remind your children to wash their hands constantly, cough into their elbow and if your child is sick keep them home. We want all of the kids to be healthy for all of the upcoming events.

What’s on tap for this week? It’s a busy week!

Monday, January 29:

  • Concert Band rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00PM
  • Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:30PM – 6PM

Tuesday, January 30:

  • Solo & Ensemble rehearsal with accompanist Gallo 7:25 – 9:25AM
  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM
  • Symphonic Winds rehearsal 5 – 7PM
  • Flag (Teal) & Dance Rehearsals 6 – 8:15PM

Thursday, February 1:

  • Flag & Dance Rehearsals 6 – 8:15PM

Friday, February 2:

  • Flag & Dance Solo & Ensemble Lehigh Senior High school performance times 9AM – 12PM, Call time 7AM, students return to school at approximately 1:30PM – Ladies please wear your warm-ups over your costumes while traveling to and from.
  • Solo & Ensemble for Wind Students – students are to check the board for their performance times. Students must provide their own transportation and take their own instruments.

Saturday, February 3:

  • Solo & Ensemble for Wind & percussion students – students are to check the board for their performance times. Students must provide their own transportation and take their own instruments. Drum line large instruments will be sent on a trailer, please plan accordingly.

Volunteers:

OVER THE NEXT MONTH WE ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP!!!! PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES AND VOLUNTEER AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. THE STUDENTS GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, January, 30: Boys Soccer District Quarter Final game – 2 parent/student teams needed. 6:30 – 8:30PM. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, January 30: Girls JV & Varsity basketball, 1 parent/student team needed. 2 games 5PM – 8:15PM. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, January 31: Boys Soccer Semi-Final Game (Potentially), 1 game only, 2 parent/student teams needed. 6:30PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Friday, February 2: Boys Soccer District Final Game (Potentially), 1 game only, 2 parent/student teams needed. 6:30PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Friday, February 2: Boys Basketball – 3 games. 1 parent/student team needed. 3:30PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Saturday, February 3: Equipment babysitter, 2 people needed. 1st shift 8AM – 12PM, 2nd shift 12PM – 4PM. Click here to sign up.

Monday, February 5: Jazz Band I & II MPA – Chaperon’s & equipment people needed. 12:15PM – 9:30PM. Click here to sign up.

Saturday, February 17: Edison Festival of Light Parade, 29 Chaperon’s and 6 more equipment people are needed. Click here to sign up.

Also…… We are going to need help on Thursday, February 8 during marching band rehearsal 6 – 8PM.

We will have a uniform fitting since the students haven’t had their uniforms on in 3 months. We also have a ton of lights that we are going to need help with.

Edison Festival of Light Parade:

This parade is Saturday, February 17. The kids are going to have a great time with this parade. Students will be in full uniform. Depending on temperatures auxiliary may wear all or part of their warm-ups, please be prepared for this. In preparation of this parade there are 2 rehearsals that have been scheduled. Thursday, February 8 and Thursday, February 15th 6 – 8:15PM. Students will need to bring their marching shoes to the 2/8 practice and need to wear their Elvis t-shirt to both rehearsals. Please plan accordingly.

San Antonio Trip:

Thank you to all who have addressed their delinquent account. If you still have questions about your account please email Mr. Carney directly j.a.carney@att.net. Chaperon’s please have all payments completed by February 1. Look for news to be published soon regarding meetings and information for the trip.

Fundraising:

SHOE DRIVE 

Keep sending in those shoes. Currently we have 51 complete bags counted. We need to keep the momentum and those shoes coming in. Our goal is 300 bags. If each student collects 25 pairs of shoes we exceed that goal. We will collect shoes until February 28th. An event to collect shoes in Pebblebrook Lakes has been scheduled for Sunday, February 4th, 10AM – 12PM and Sunday, February 11th 10AM – 12PM. Mr. Donbrowski is looking for a couple of student volunteers to be on hand to help with the collection.

Please email me directly at gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com if you can assist with counting and bagging or if you have any questions.

Parents I’ll need help bagging shoes on a weekly basis. This shouldn’t take more than an hour of time if we have approximately 4 people each week. 

Special Events:

Hard Drive Horns – February 10th at 4PM – see attached flier. Hard Drive Horns is Southwest Florida’s premier Rock and Roll “Horn Band” playing the great music of the 60’s through today. Hard Drive Horns has an incredible rhythm section featuring the top musicians in the area including a Hammond B3 Organ as well as four of the top “Horn Players” around playing sizzling horn licks like you hear on recordings from the last 50 years. This concert will be “on the lawn” outside the church, please bring your lawn chair or blanket so you can relax and enjoy the concert. There will be local food trucks at the concert as well for you to purchase food from while you enjoy the music. HDH Concert Poster, NNC

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club