Week of October 7, 2019

8 Oct

Another week down…  We are starting to get in the thick of it now.  In the next eight weeks we will finish marching season, host the National Concert Band committee, perform a jazz concert with Oakridge Middle School, put together our PRISM concert, audition for all-county, and travel to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. 

 Have you seen the band’s OFFICIAL Instagram, @gchssharkband ?  We are currently pushing to get to 500 followers and we are giving away some GCH swag once we get there.  To enter 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 they wish 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 8, 2019

o   6:00pm-7:00pm – After-school marching practice – Notice the time is different.

·         Wednesday, October 9, 2019

o   No school

·         Thursday, October 10, 2019

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

·         Saturday, October 12, 2019

o   4:00am Call time – Disney Trip

Upcoming Dates:

·         Tuesday, October 15, 2019

o   CCPS Band Show @ Palmetto Ridge HS – 4:30pm Call time at GCH, Show starts at 6:30pm with the National Anthem.

o   Tickets will be available at the gate only.  They are $7.  Gate opens at 5:00pm.  I would encourage you to arrive early because the line gets loooooooooong…

·         Wednesday, October 16, 2019

o   Wind Ensemble meeting at 7:00pm in the band room.  One parent and student need to be at this meeting.

·         Saturday, October 26, 2019

o   FBA Music Performance Assessment @ Fort Myers HS – Schedule will be released in the next week or so, but typically we perform in the evening.

·         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.

·         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.