Mid week update

30 Aug

Happy Wednesday!

We are still in need of some concession and grill help for this Friday!  Please click on the link to sign up.

http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/?sheet_id=266

The school district has not printed the volunteer badges.  If you have your volunteer badge from last year, please wear it on Friday.  If you do not have one, please stop in the front office to see if they can give you a temporary one.

Don’t forget- Friday Sept. 1st San Antonio 4th trip payment is due $150!  You can put a check in the bait box or pay it on the band website www.gchsharkband.com (3% convenience fee applies).

Go Sharks!

Carolyn Bradtmiller
Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club
Corresponding Secretary

Band Update Week of 8/27/17

27 Aug

Band update week of 8/28/17

 

No rain delay, okay so it did rain at the end of the game but we made it!!  Great halftime performance students, you rocked it!!  Thank you to all the volunteers who chaperoned and helped with equipment, your dedication to these kids shines through!!

 

Here’s what’s happening this week:

 

Tuesday, August 29th– Band practice 6-8:15pm

Be on time, ready to go at 6pm!  Bring water and stay hydrated.  You can pick up your ordered apparel before and after practice Tuesday and Thursday.  Coupon books and money were due last Friday, if you have any please turn anything in before or after practice!

 

Thursday, August 31st– Band practice 6-8:15pm

It’s band shirt practice day!!  We do have extra band shirts for sale, cost is $10 each.

 

Friday, September 1st – Home game vs. Hialeah

Call time for volunteers is 5pm, for students it’s 5:30pm.

This is the first home game of the season, be ready to put on a great show!  Hydrate and eat before arriving!  If you purchased a food coupon at uniform fitting, don’t forget to bring it, you can use it in the Band Pit or at Concessions.

 

Volunteer opportunities:

We need several more chaperones for this coming week’s home game, it takes a village to help this band, come join the fun!  Click on this link to sign up:http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/?sheet_id=266

 

Concession help is needed for upcoming Freshman and JV football games, to see all available opportunities click here: http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

 

Fundraising items:

We are still selling banners!  We have several of them up and they look great!  The student share is $100 for each banner.  The banner form is on the website or you can contact Rachel Slaven at RNSLAVEN@MSN.COM.

We also will be wrapping one of the trailers this year and are looking for businesses that would like to sponsor it.  You can contact MJ Kramer at MJKRAMER287@GMAIL.COM.

Elvis tidbit:

The initials T.C.B. stand for Taking Care of Business, which is what Elvis Presley called his band. The letters appear as a logo, or emblem, along with a lightning bolt. This emblem was used in several pieces of Elvis’ custom jewelry including his famous T.C.B. ring and necklace.

Taking Care of Business was a mantra and a point of pride for Elvis Presley and his entourage, known as the Memphis Mafia.

If you haven’t noticed yet, our equipment crew wears black shirts with TCB and a lightning bolt on the back.  I think this entourage should be known as the Marching Mafia. Now, you know what the shirts meaning is!  We all put a lot of heart and soul into this band!

Have a great week,

Carolyn Bradtmiller

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club

Corresponding Secretary

Band update week of 8/21/17

19 Aug

Band Update week of 8/21/17

Well, due to a major monsoon, the game got cancelled and we didn’t get to perform on the field but, the kids sure had fun when Immokalee’s band came in the gym! Another Friday night lights in the books. Here’s what’s going on this week.

Tuesday, August 22nd

Marching band practice 6-8:15pm: Be on time and ready to start at 6! Stay hydrated and eat! You can pre-pay for your meal at Lely before and after practice. Cash only, no checks and do not place it in the bait box. Options are:

1. Burger, chips, soda/water $6.00

2. Hot dog, chips, soda/water $4.00

Thursday, August 24th

Marching band practice 6-8:15pm: Don’t forget to wear your band shirt, it is mandatory. You can also pre-pay for your meal before and after practice. Cash only, no checks and do not place it in the bait box. Options are:

1. Burger, chips, soda/water $6.00

2. Hot dog, chips, soda/water $4.00
Coupon books- You can turn in money and books and/or check out more at practice this week. Final day 8/25.

Friday, August 25th

Away game vs. Lely High School: Call time for volunteers is 4:30pm, students is 5pm. Depart GCHS at 5:30pm.

We still are looking for 13 more chaperones to volunteer for this game, please click on the link below to sign up

Volunteer Opportunities

Other important band news:

*San Antonio- 4th trip payment due September 1st. You can put a check in the bait box for $150 or pay on the band website where a 3% convenience fee will be added.

*Disney- September 9th Attached is the Disney trip itinerary.  Disney Trip Info

*Check the band website www.gchsharkband.com for all the volunteer opportunities, we have a very busy marching season with a lot of fun things going on and the band needs our support. Plus, you get to meet other band parents!

*Please continue to bring in empty water or milk jugs. We use them to serve the kids water in the stands and rain delays.

*The CCPS administration is working on getting out the new volunteer badges for everyone, please to not go onto your volunteer account unless you are updating your phone and/or address info or are changing schools. If you are listed at Gulf Coast already do not go in and put Gulf Coast again, this will slow down the process of your update. The administration thanks you for your patience.

*CCPS is holding a Volunteer Fair at headquarters (5775 Osceola Trail) on Saturday, September 16th from 8am-noon. Bring a valid US issued id. Level ones can get their picture taken for a new badge, level ones that have a fingerprint authorization may get finger printed and new volunteers will be able to sign up and get picture taken and receive badge once it has been reviewed and the background check has cleared. Visit the band website for more information.Volunteer Fair Flyer 2017-18

Tidbit: Elvis recorded 15 songs with the word “blue” in them

Carolyn Bradtmiller, Secretary GCHS Band Aid Club
Corresponding Secretary

Band Update Week of 8/14/17

13 Aug

We survived and came out stronger!!! Band camp was a success!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the volunteers who took the time to be there for the band the past two weeks!!! We cannot do all we do if we didn’t have your support and it’s a great way to get to know the other parents, I know I had a great time getting to know you all (and seeing returning parents)!!! And a big shout out to all the volunteers who helped with the band picnic Saturday, set up crew, grillers and cleanup crew. Thank you so much for your support!!!

It’s back to school week and here’s what’s going on:

Tuesday 8/15- Band practice 6pm-8:15pm Please be on time and ready by 6pm. Coupon books- You can turn in money and books and/or check out more before or after practice this week and the following. Final day 8/25.

Wednesday 8/16-First day of school 8/16/1977 Elvis Presley passed away in Memphis, TN *Tidbit credit to Don Dombrowski

Thursday 8/17- Band practice 6pm-8:15pm Please be on time and ready by 6pm. Every Thursday practice Mr. Goff requires you wear your band shirt.

Friday 8/18 Away game vs. Immokalee Call time for volunteers is 4:30pm, band student call time is 5pm sharp. Due to awesome size of our band, Immokalee has asked that our students pre- purchase their meal for the game 8/18. Purchases can be made at practice this week. None will be sold during school.

Volunteers- We need a few more chaperones for the Immokalee game. Click on the link to sign up: http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/?sheet_id=264

There are several spots needing to be filled for football games and concession clean up date, please visit the band website, and sign up www.gchsharkband.com.

Also, every event is listed on the calendar on the website.

San Antonio: Next trip payment is due Sept 1st and is $150. Airfare total is $450. Payment 1 at $225 is due Oct 1st and payment 2 at $225 is due Nov 1st . Copy of state issued driver’s license or passport due by Oct.1st .

“Jailhouse Rock” is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. RCA Victor released the song on a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley’s motion picture, Jailhouse Rock.

Carolyn Bradtmiller
Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club
Corresponding Secretary

Band News Year of Elvis

11 Aug

There’s just 1.5 days left in band camp!!  Time flies when you’re having fun!!  It’s crunch time to get the new marching show ready to go, please show up on time, eat a good breakfast and hydrate.  You need to be out there listening to Mr. Goff and learning all the new music if you want to perform on Saturday night.

For freshman and freshman parents; Fresh fins is at 9am this Friday morning 8/11. It is about one and a half hours long.  If you would like your student to attend, they must be able to get caught up on what they missed to be able to perform on Saturday.  As an alternative, there is a new student/parent meeting the following Monday night 8/14 and they will go over the same information and a locker can be purchased then also.  Mr. Goff will be able to get each freshman band student their schedule for them.

 

More band news:

Coupon books– You can turn in money and books and/or check out more before or after practice next week and the following.  You may also turn in money and check out more books this Saturday after the performance from 6:30-7:30 at the picnic. Final day 8/25.

 

Call times for Saturday– Call time for students on Sat. is 5pm.  Show starts at 6pm.  Call time for parents doing set up 5pm. Grills 4pm.

 

Picnic Items– Bring in those picnic items, we are particularly short on soda and water.  (Sams has cases of water for under $3 40 bottles right now)

 

Practices– Mandatory practices every Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-8:15pm.  Every Thursday practice Mr. Goff requires you wear your band shirt, this is the reason you received 2 at uniform fitting.

 

Volunteers– If you are volunteering during school hours, please sign in at the main office first, and please park in marked visitor parking spots! We need a few more chaperones for the Immokalee game.  Click on the link to sign up: http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/?sheet_id=264

 

Due to awesome size of our band, Immokalee has asked that our students pre- purchase their meal for the game 8/18. Purchases can be made before and after band camp on Sat. and at practice next week.  None will be sold during school.  Attached to this email is the pre-order form.

 

 

San Antonio: Next trip payment is due Sept 1st and is $150.  Airfare total is $450. Payment 1 at $225 is due Oct 1st and payment 2 at $225 is due Nov 1st.  Copy of state issued driver’s license or passport due by Oct.1s.

 

 

Mark your calendars Seniors and grab your tissues Senior parents: Senior night is Thursday Sept 28.

 

 

Carolyn Bradtmiller

Corresponding Secretary

Secretary, GCHS Band Aid Club