What an amazing week we had….
The shear amount of talent in the GCHS band never ceases to amaze me. The whole show was great. I hope the kids are enjoying their day today. I know several volunteers who need a big break following the week of rehearsals and shows. I don’t think my feet will ever be the same. Boy do they hurt and I’m sure I’m not alone
A huge THANK YOU needs to go out to the many volunteers who worked for the rehearsals everyday after school, worked the day show for the elementary and middle school students and worked the 3 performances. Thank you to our many bakers, your treats were yummy. A special thank you to Susan Vivonetto who designed the programs, Rachel Slaven who spear headed putting all of the silent auction presentations together, Melanie Muro who made kick butt bows and finally Daniel Stewart and Sue Garry for chairing this huge event.
The section raising the most money on a single auction item is the TRUMPET SECTION! They now have bragging rights for the year. As a whole the trumpet section raised $325
The Flag Line however raised the most money with their 2 auction items bringing $381. So we will let them brag for a year as well.
Our Silent Auction as a whole raised $2086 – All students should be very proud of themselves.
Here’s what is going on this week:
Monday, November 20th – Jazz Band I to perform and Christmas on Third. Jack Visgaitis has been kind enough to offer his truck to transport the stage to the event. He will however needs some help with the set-up of the stage and lighting. Please send me an email if you can help him. This is too big of a job for 1 man. Students are required to provide their own transportation to this event.
Wednesday – Friday – No School
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 28 – Girls Soccer Concessions 2 games. Click here to sign up. 1 parent/student team position available.
Thursday, November 30 – Boys Soccer Concessions 2 games. Click here to sign up. 1 parent/student team position available.
Monday – Thursday, December 18 – 21 – American Football League Championship – Concessions, every day but Wednesday has 3 games. Click here to sign up. 21 parent/student team positions available.
Universal Studios: This trip is closed and all tickets have been ordered at this time. Saturday, December 2, call time is 4:30AM. Parade time is 4:30PM. We will leave the park immediately following the parade. We expect to be back at GCHS by 10PM.
San Antonio: At this time all payments should be submitted. We are in the process of posting all received payments to our financial account. Charms will be updated later in the month. Please be patient as we are updating hundreds of accounts. We are volunteers and do have full time jobs and have been a little busy with Prism. If your account is past due please remit payment immediately. Chaperones please start making payments on your trip. Indicate your name on the check or in Paypal.
At this time all valid student id’s should have been turned in. We still have quite a few outstanding. Mr. Goff and Mr. McGuire have been given a list of those outstanding and will be speaking with you. Please turn in a copy of your valid state id, driver license or passport immediately. These were due by Oct 1.
Students should be preparing their room assignments and groups for the San Antonio trip. These forms are due in full by 12/1. Someone take the lead in your group and make sure the forms continue to move from person to person. If you are not in a group or have made room assignments by 12/1 one will be assigned to you. See attached forms. These are also available in hard copy in the bandroom.
Please review the band calendar for upcoming events. Band pictures will be taken during class in December. Many rehearsals after school and in the evening for concert bands, flag & dance have all been added into the calendar. Please mark you calendars for Concert MPA & Auxiliary Solo & Ensemble, remember these are required performances.
I would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.
Band Aid Club
GCHS Marching Band