Week of October 21

21 Oct

Marching season is drawing to a close.   This Friday I would invite everyone out to support our Football team (and band) as they play for a District Title.  Kick-off is at 7:30pm at Lehigh Senior High School.  This Saturday is our annual Marching Performance Assessment at Fort Myers High School.  We perform at 8:30pm.  Student call time is 4:00pm at GCH.  Students will need to eat before we depart as they will only have time to eat after we perform. 

 Have you seen the band’s OFFICIAL Instagram, @gchssharkband ?  We are currently pushing to get to 500 followers and we are so close.  To enter to our contest for swag go to our page, follow, and tag the picture that says, “I want shark swag!” and let us know your favorite stand tune. 

 In preparation for solo and ensemble we have started collecting the necessary information via the forms below.  Students must complete this form before November 1, 2019 if theywish to perform in Solo and Ensemble.  Last year, Gulf Coast High School had the highest number of entries in the state at the district and state level and I am sure we will continue this trend. 

Solo Wind and Percussion Entries – https://bit.ly/2LMxDVn

Ensemble Wind and Percussion Entries – https://bit.ly/350bl9X

Solo Auxiliary (flag and dance) Entries – https://bit.ly/2VaJxLt

This week:

·         Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

·         Thursday, October 24, 2019

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

·         Friday, October 25, 2019

o   5:00pm Call time – Away Football at Lehigh Senior High School

·         Saturday, October 26, 2019

o   4:00pm Call time – Marching Performance Assessment

 Upcoming Dates:

·         Saturday, November 2, 2019

o   Philadelphia / Washington D.C. Final Trip Meeting at 5:00pm in the auditorium.  At this meeting students will receive all of the necessary information for the trip including: final itinerary, group assignments, chaperone assignments, flight information with call times, etc.  It is very important that students and one parent plan on attending this meeting.

·         Tuesday, November 5, 2019

o   GCH Jazz concert at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  There is no admission for this event.

·         Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019

o   PRISM Concerts – Doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:00pm – Come out and enjoy this annual concert as we showcase all of the amazing talent we have here at GCH.

·         Tuesday, November 19, 2019

o   CCPS Honor Band Auditions at Palmetto Ridge HS.  Schedule should be released in the next few weeks for participating students.

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