Band Update 10/29/18

30 Oct

Good Evening Everyone!

This email is coming at you EARLY in the week because we wanted you to know that there IS NO PRACTICE TOMORROW NIGHT (Tuesday)! What?  There’s a Tuesday night free? …or You Could practice your PRISM act!!
You could come to the Band Room because Cadence Music will be there from 6-8p (yes, the same time we usually practice) with “the area’s largest selection of Solo & Ensemble Music, step-up and professional level instruments, mouthpieces, and accessories! You can try it before you buy it and ask all the questions you need to” of the Great People from Cadence!

Thursday is marching practice in FULL UNIFORM – YES! Wear All Your Stuff like it’s a Friday Game! We will be creating a professional recording of the show as well as taking still-shots of the band and sections.

Friday is our last game. It’s AWAY at Golden Gate HS. You’ll need to come with all of your stuff again! Do a load on Thursday night! Chaperone call time is 5p. Student call time is 530p. We can still use some volunteers for this night. The kids still need water and supervision. If you have the time….this is the last one for a while…go to the site and sign up!

The following week of 11/4, there is practice both Tuesday and Thursday.

Monday: 230-5p
Tuesday:  230-6p
Wednesday: 230-6p
Thursday: 230-6p

Friday: In-School Concert – call time 9a
Evening Concert – call time 6p, concert starts at 7p

Saturday: Matinee – call time 130p, concert starts at 2p
Evening Concert – call time 630p, concert starts at 7p

***Prism rehearsals and concerts are one of those events that we need all hands on deck even if for just a little bit. If you’ll go to the website:
There are spots for helpers for the rehearsals on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th.

We also need bakers for the snacks we sell at each performance.There are spots for 109 people to bake something! Can you fill one of them??  Goodies should be packaged to sell for $1 each.

More importantly, we need helpers DURING the performances! If you are going to see one of the performances, please consider volunteering during one of the other 3. Someone was volunteering while you were enjoying.

Here’s the link to go to the site, we thank you in advance!***

Debbie Borowski
Corresponding Secretary

Latest Update

26 Oct

Sorry for the delay Folks! I know you’re wondering what’s happening….here you go:

This Saturday, October 27th, is Marching Performance Assessment (MPA) at Barron Collier High School stadium.  Admission to the stadium is $7, free parking.  There will be 20 bands performing at the event beginning at 2p and culminating with the GCHS Marching Band at 815p. You can come for all or part of this outdoor stadium band event (a band performs about every 20 minutes). All money collected from this event goes to support our middle and high school band programs in Collier and Lee counties.  Each band is adjudicated bye a panel of FBA judges and will earn ratings in marching, music, general effect, percussion, and flag/dance. If you missed the CCPS Band Show last Saturday, don’t miss this event!!

You’re probably wondering why I didn’t lead with info about tomorrow night for the seniors. Well, it’s because I don’t have any new info. But don’t despair. Your seniors know all they need to know. I will say, traditionally, parents dress up; but the forecast is a high of 85 tomorrow…so consider that in your choice of clothing.

**STUDENTS: today’s practice is happening. Is your band t-shirt clean? There won’t be any band moms in the uniform room to lend them out! And you know, no band t-shirt = no practice = NO MARCHING AT THE GAME!**

Next Friday, November 2nd, will be the LAST GAME. It’s away at Golden Gate HS.

**BUT don’t think things with band will slow down!!!  We have PRISM right around the corner!!!**

Volunteer sign ups are on the site ( We have spots for TONIGHT’s JV football game!  We just need 2people there. But if you look further down the page, you’ll see that there are spots forMPA’s on Saturday, spot for next week’s away game, and spots for PRISM rehearsals and performances! Don’t sit on the fence! Come play with us! If you don’t know what you’re doing, just ask! ALSO, if you are considering working concession later in the year, remember that you need to work a VARSITY game first! There are only 2 of those left! Working concession for those other games will bring you $$$ in your band account!! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!! Go sign up on the site!

Did you get some great pictures from last week’s shows? Did you send them to our historians?? Here’s their email again!  I saw some great ones on Facebook and Instagram! I’ve attached one from PJ Obrecht of our drum majors Dallas, Blake and Mackenna.

Debbie Borowski

Corresponding Secretary


Weekly updated posted to website a little late. :-(

21 Oct

What is UP People?

This is that email I’ve been warning was coming!


Next Tuesday, Oct 23rd, at 630p, there will be a Luau Committee meeting in the band room.. What? You haven’t heard that there’s going to be a LUAU? Yes! This Luau will be an ADULT-ONLY event on February 2nd at Coconut Point Hyatt. This event is still in the planning stages. Would you like to be on the ground floor of it? Come to the meeting to get involved. There will be need of volunteers galore, donations big and small, and bring your fun-self! It’s going to be a blast!

Next Friday, Oct 26th, is our LAST home game. And the following Friday, Nov 2nd, is our LAST game of the season. It’s an away game at Golden Gate HS. And, just a reminder, this Friday, is the senior night for cheer and football. The visiting team will play during halftime and we will play after the game.  The same will happen next week when itis our band seniors’ turn. Here is that link again in case you STILL haven’t filled it out SENIORS!!:

Next Saturday, Oct 27th, is the MPA’s (Marching Performance Assessments). These will be happening at Barron Collier HS. Chaperone call time is 430p, kids 5p. Buses leave at 530p. Perfoming at 745p, eating after the performance…so eat before you get to school this day!

Now, keep in mind, even though Marching Season is coming to a close, this DOESN’T mean that we Band Boosters take a break! There is A LOT coming up in our concert season. For instance there is off-season concessions for basketball, soccer, and lacrosse; PRISM concert; Honor Band; and the All-American Football Tournament. We will need lots of bodies and smiles! More specific information on these events as they come a little closer.

Do you own a local business or know someone who does? We are looking for ticket sponsors for our upcoming PRISM concerts. We perform 3 shows and the sponsor can put a coupon and/or their business information on the back as well as in the program and a link to their business on our website. If you are interested, please contact Davina at

And lastly, our band historians are still looking for band pictures. If you have any, please send them to

Debbie Borowski
Corresponding Secretary

Quick Posting for 2 important items

18 Oct

Hi Everyone!!

So, this is a short email to give a couple of bits of SUPER IMPORTANT info…a larger email with a bunch more info will be coming out tomorrow.

NuMBeR 1:
This Saturday for the CCPS Band Show, we are looking for 5 to 6 guys or ladies (willing to lift and move large, heavy things). We need you to disassemble our stage prop at GCH, transfer, and reassemble it at Palmetto Ridge High. This would take place from 9a till noon on 10/20. Aaaaand, if you’re not busy, we’d love to have you help next Saturday too for the MPA’s! Those times will probably be a little later as the MPA’s start a little later. These helpers are asked to please email Daniel Stewart at and copy Lynette Young at

NuMBeR 2:
Most Importantly, let’s talk about SENIOR BAND NIGHT.
I had it a little confused last email.
Here are the basics: We all know it’s on Friday, October 26th.
Call time for kids is 530p, for volunteers is 5p. That’s the easy part.
Here’s the night’s schedule:
Seniors with their families get introduced BEFORE the GAME.
Visiting team band plays DURING HALFTIME
GCH band plays AFTER the GAME
***SENIORS who want to be RECOGNIZED before the game with their families NEED TO FILL OUT THE FORM BY TOMORROW Oct 18th!!!! ***
Here’s the link:

LOTS more coming to you tomorrow. These two things were just really important!

Debbie Borowski
Corresponding Secretary