Week of August 12, 2019 – Happy New Year!!!

13 Aug

(Pop the champagne)

(launch the confetti)

(cue the Guy Lombardo Orchestra)

(lights up)

(close up on Dick Clark)

(Kiss the person closest to you!)

WAIT….  Don’t do any of that.  You can’t drink, kissing your section leader is a bad idea.  Guy Lombardo and Dick Clark are gone, and any confetti we launch we have to clean up anyway, so let’s celebrate this year quietly.

Marching Band is upon us and we are off to a fantastic start.  The kids have been amazing and we are looking forward to our first performance this Friday.

VOLUNTEERS: The process for becoming a volunteer has changed (again) and it is vitally important that everyone who volunteers be at the volunteer meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:15pm.  Additionally, the health department is now requiring anyone who works in the concession to pass a test.  We will be taking this test at the meeting.  In the meantime, all volunteers will need to go to https://www.collierschools.com/volunteer and click on the big green button that says “volunteer application log-in.”  Once you apply you should receive an email that the district has received your application.  Once the district has approved your application you should receive a second email that will grant you the ability to create your password and portal log in.  If you have issues with the log-in process you can call 1-877-7RAPTOR to reset the password with a customer support rep.  

This week:

·      Tuesday, August 13, 2019

o   First Day of school (don’t forget to wear your band shirt for the morning pep rally)

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice

o   6:30pm-8:15pm – MANDATORY parent volunteer meeting (See above!!!!)

·      Thursday, August 15, 2019

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – After-school marching practice (wear your band shirt)

o   6:00pm-8:15pm – The uniform pit crew will be working on uniforms in the band room

·      Friday, August 16, 2019

o   6:00pm Call time – Away Football Game @ Naples HS (no uniforms, shorts and band shirts) – Yes, we will be performing.

Justin Goff
Director of Bands
Gulf Coast High School
7878 Shark Way | Naples, FL 34119
239.377.3591 | goffj@collierschools.com