Weekly Band Update 10/9/17

9 Oct

Good evening Shark Fans!

What a week we had….
I had to take the day off yesterday from band, you know laundry and grocery shopping needed to get done after chaperoning for 22 hours straight.  What a great day had by all in Disney.  It was super hot, the kids were troopers but had a chance to cool off when Nate decided to send some feeder bands through the Magic Kingdom.  So yep we all got wet.
Friday nights performance was awesome.  It was so much fun to hear the crowds reaction to the band show, the prop and the arrival of Elvis.  It will just keep getting better and better.  Focus and dedication during practices is truly helping.  Lets keep up the good work.
What is going on this week…
Tuesday, Oct. 10 band rehearsal 6 – 8:15PM.  Please come prepared to work.  You must be on the field by 6PM do not be late.  We have a lot to cover.
Thursday, Oct 12 band rehearsal 6 – 8:15PM.  Please come prepared to work.  You must be in the parking lot by 6PM do not be late.  We have a lot to cover.  Don’t forget to wear your GCHS Elvis band shirt.
Friday, Oct 13 is the football teams bye week.  As of right now they have not been able to get a game scheduled.
Coming Soon…
Collier County Band Show:  Please take note due to scheduling conflicts the band show has been moved to the early morning of Saturday, Oct 21.  Call time is TBA – The performance is a requirement so please plan accordingly.  Work is not a valid excuse to miss.
MPA:  Saturday, Oct 28.  This years performance will be at Barron Collier high school.  Call time is TBA.
Prism is just around the corner.  Tickets for this event will go on sale next week.  Friday and Saturday nights performances are $10 per ticket.  Saturday matinee is $7 per ticket.  We will have a bake sale with this event so calling all bakers.  Look for this opportunity to be posted soon.
We need 2 volunteers to work Thursday’s Freshman football game in concession.  If you have worked a varsity football game you are eligible to work this event.  Your student earns $25 for the game.  There is just 1 game this week.  Please use the link provided to sign up:  http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/?sheet_id=281
Volunteers are needed to work next Thursday’s Freshman and JV football game in concession.  Click the like provided to sign up:  http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/?sheet_id=282
We are in need of volunteers to work the away football game vs Palmetto Ridge.  Click here to sign up:  http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/?sheet_id=272
We also need more volunteers who can work the Collier County Band Show.  If you already signed up for this please take not that it is no longer in the PM but has been moved to the AM.  Please check for scheduling conflicts.  Click here to sign up: http://www.gchsharkband.com/volunteer/?sheet_id=275
Our last home game of the season Nov 3 will be a very busy night.  We are going to need all hands on deck.  Here is the line-up for that night:
Senior night for  Band, Football & Cheerleading
Homecoming (no dance, the dance has be rescheduled as a winter formal.)
Please don’t forget to sign up little girls for Sharkettes.  Our numbers are a little low right now, so ask your neighbors.  You earn $25 for every little girl you sign up.
San Antonio Trip:
If you have not yet made you Oct 1 payment please do so ASAP.  We have had to send off deposits to the airlines.
Final trip payment due Nov 1.  Please be prompt on this payment.  Room and group assignment information is coming out this week.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUT A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!  Thank you so much for coming through and helping on Friday night.  An even bigger THANK YOU needs to go out to the many chaperones who worked Friday night and then turned around and was at school at 4AM to chaperone the Disney trip putting in a 22 hour day.  It was an exhausting but always rewarding day.
Thank you for your time and dedication to the students.
Liz Carroll
Band Aid Club
GCHS Marching Band