Band Update 11/5/18

6 Nov

Good Evening Everyone!


So much happening! Let’s dive right in!


You’ve been hearing this…but you didn’t believe it! But it’s true! There’s NO PRACTICE this week!  WHAT?? Get out there and enjoy the weather or something! Or rest up , ’cause next week is a DOOZY! So, no practice 11/6 (except flag & dance) or 11/8.  And, sadly, no football game Friday. (But, just wait until December! We’ll have a bunch of football games for you then! And we’ll need your help too!)


Next week on Thursday, 11/15, at 7p, meet in the auditorium for LOTS of info on the Washington DC/Philly/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade. This trip IS NOT mandatory. But it’s highly imperative that you attend the meeting if you would like to go.


Let’s talk about Prism. In my last general email, I was a little confusing.

Prism rehearsals are next week. They are ALL NEXT WEEK.

Monday, 11/12: 230-5p

Tuesday, 11/13: 230-6p

Wednesday, 11/14: 230-6p

Thursday, 11/15: 230-6p.

**Reminder: NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed in the band room during these rehearsals!**

Bring extra food for lunch or to eat after school! Plan ahead! You CAN bring things to keep you busy to the band room L I K E your homework! Cards! Books to read! Board games! Coloring books! Even electronic devices if you must…


Now, Prism concerts are as follows:

Friday Daytime, 11/16: kids’ call time 9a , Concert 10a.  Only feeder schools on field trips attend this performance.

Friday Evening, 11/16: kids’ call time 6p, Concert 7p. General Public comes to this one.

Saturday Daytime, 11/17: kids’ call time 130p, Concert 2p. General Public

Saturday Evening, 11/17: kids’ call time 630p, Concert 7p. General Public.

How much does it cost, you ask?  Friday and Saturday Evening performances are $10.00.

Saturday’s matinee is only $7. Tickets will be on sale before and after the PRISM rehearsals next week. See Mrs. Clark! If you just can’t wait. You can contact her


During the Prism concerts, we host a silent auction of gift baskets pulled together by each section. Do you know the theme for your kid’s section? Ask them, they know by now!


Also during the Prism concerts, we host bake sales! So, get out those cookie recipes you wanted to try before the holiday season! Make a batch for us and keep a few for your family! We just ask that the ones for us are packaged in units to sell for $1 each.  You can sign up for this on the site:


And as much as you LOVE to watch the Prism Concerts, we ask that you realize that the reason it can happen is that there were other parents behind the scenes during concerts and rehearsals selling tickets, watching the halls, helping kids into their costumes, moving props, and generally keeping their eyes on the kids FOR HOURS. So, if you can, could you be one of those parents who lends a hand at either the rehearsals or performances?


Hopefully you got the Save the Date email the other day about our AWESOME LUAU coming up! Keep your ears open! More info to come! Here’s a link to the announcement: CLICK HERE.


Now, I bet you’re thinking, MAN! There is so much going on! And you’d be right! It doesn’t stop just because we had our last varsity football game! We still have concession volunteer opportunities throughout the year! Go to the site, sign up. Remember you’ll make some $$$ there!


I have to stop here for a second. Why? Because WE want to thank everyone who has worked SO HARD this season. There are so many of you! And WE want you to know how much you are APPRECIATED! You are WONDERFUL and GIVING: and we have had so much fun with you! Thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you. Even if you have only been able to give an hour or two of your time. There are some who have given a hundred hours. But we need EACH and EVERY one of you to make this happen! From the BOTTOM of our hearts, Thank You!


OK, A few more things….

The Universal Trip is creeping up on us. It’ll be here right after the Thanksgiving break.  It’s going to be a full day trip. Call time at 430a. Arriving back at the school around 11p! Whew, that’s a long day! As usual, students taking part in this must travel to and from Universal with the band. More info to come as we get closer.


Lastly, you remember those Localinx coupon books we ALL sold??? Well, last year’s book has expired (except the Jet’s Pizza and Phelan’s coupons). So, recycle the old one and go pull out the new one and put it in your car. You only have a YEAR to use them! AND the company now has a neat way to support GCH Marching Band ALL YEAR! Go to their site: LOCALINX  and buy gift cards for the businesses on the site. a portion of each purchase will go to GCHMB! I mean, if you’re going to go there anyways…might as well support the band!


That’s all for this week!

Debbie Borowski

Corresponding Secretary