Band Update 10/1/17

1 Oct

Hello Shark Fans!

Our crazy weather ride continues… Almost made it to our half time performance. At least both Riverdales band and our band did play their half time music for each other in Golden Gate’s Auditorium. Elvis was in the house for sure.

Did you hear, even though the kids were dismissed, the game went on and the Sharks pulled out a BIG WIN IN OT! Way to go Sharks.

We have a lot going on now that we are back into the swing of things so please be sure to read the entire email.

Tuesday, October 3 – band rehearsal 6 – 8:15PM in the stadium. Be prompt, students should be on the field ready to perform at 6 not arriving at 6PM. We have a lot to cover, only 6 practices until the CCPS Band Showcase.

Wednesday, October 4 – All State Auditions – 4 – 9PM at East Naples Middle School. Good Luck Sharks!

Thursday, October 5 – band rehearsal 6 – 8:15PM in the stadium. Be prompt, students should be on the field ready to perform at 6 not arriving at 6PM. We have a lot to cover, only 5 practices until the CCPS Band Showcase.

Friday, October 6 – Home game vs. Barron Collier, this is also middle school night so we will welcome 8th grade students from Oakridge Middle and North Naples Middle. Student call time is 5:30PM, volunteer call time is 5PM.

Saturday, October 7 – The band will be performing in Disney Magic Kingdom. Student call time is 4:30AM, Chaperon call time is 4:15AM. Please be sure to send your student with money for food and souvenirs. We will have a sugary snack (muffins, donuts, granola bars) for their breakfast with us. As a reminder students are not permitted to travel in pajamas and are not allowed to have blankets. All students must be wearing their Elvis t-shirt or their 2017/18 section shirt for the day.

San Antonio trip – The first air fare payment of $225 is due Today! Click here to submit you payment via PayPal.

Please remit payment immediately. Your final trip payment of $225 is due Nov. 1. At this time we need a copy of all students going on the trip, Photo ID – State Id, Drivers license or valid Passport. LESS THAN 75 STUDENTS HAVE TURNED THEIRS IN TO DATE. Student groups and room sign-ups will be happening a little later this month. Students should look for a separate email regarding these sign-ups.

Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, October 3 – 6 – We need a couple of guys with ladders who can assist Rachel Slaven in hanging all of our banners around the stadium.

Friday, October 6Home game vs. Barron Collier – We still need lot of help for this event. We need chaperons as well as concession people. This game is an all hands on deck event. Lots to do. Click the link provided here to sign up today:

The school is trying to get a home game scheduled for Friday, October 13 (our bye week). So look for details on this coming soon.


Coupon Books – At this time all unsold coupon books and monies should have been turned in. We are wrapping up this fundraiser. Any monies/books not turned in to date will result in the students band account being charged.

Sharkettes – Start signing up those little girls to come out and dance with our flag and dance teams. This is a great fundraiser, students earn $25 for every student they sign up. Please don’t wait until the last week, we like to try and order our t-shirts about a week in advance. Click the link here for the Sharkette form.

Trailer Ads – We need to re-wrap our band trailers. We have advertising opportunities available on our large and small trailer. This is a student share opportunity. Students can earn up to $250 in their band account with these sales. Please reach out to MJ Kramer if you are interested or know someone who may be interested.

Prism – Believe it or not this concert is just around the corner. Several things will be happening at this event. We want each of the 3 shows to be a packed house. Tickets will be available soon for sale. Watch for more details.

Krispy Kreme Donuts/Coffee – We will be kicking this fundraiser off in early November watch for details soon.

Fun facts: For those of you who were out at practice on Tuesday night, you saw our half time prop revealed to the students for the first time. We expect it to make its half time debut on Friday night.

Here is what it took to create the ½ time prop:

2760 LED Lights

10,246 Screws/fastners

700 Linear feet of wiring

640 Square Feet of Plywood

1000 Watts Transformer power

824 Linear feet of Welded Aluminum

1,862 Pounds

4 transfer decals

Over 600 Man Hours

54 date in production!

Hope you all have a great week.


Liz Carroll


Band Aid Club

GCHS Marching Band