Weekly Band Update 3/11/18

11 Mar

Congratulations to all 4 bands for your performance at District MPA this past week.  Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds are both going to States with their awesome performances.  Sending out a great big thank you to all of the volunteers who worked this event.  The kids and parents really stepped up and rocked this event.  Several parents from the other schools stopped me and thanked us for hosting.  They loved our concession selection and loved how friendly everyone was.  They were impressed by our campus as well.  

What’s on tap for this week?

  • SPRING BREAK – 3/10/18 – 3/17/18
  • Sunday, March 18 – Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal 1 – 4PM (Pizza will be provided) – Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 6 – 9PM (Pizza will be provided)





Monday, March 12 – We need to wrap up our shoe drive.  There is still a room full of shoes that needs to be counted and bagged.  6 – 8PM in the band room.  Come help if you are in town.


There are still several Lacrosse games that we need help for in concessions.  Please click here to sign up for any of the upcoming events.

Tuesday, March 20 – Both Jazz Bands and lots of students are traveling to the east coast for their state MPA (Jazz MPA & Solo & Ensemble MPA) – We are in need of 6 chaperons for this event.  Please contact me directly if you would like to attend.  This is a full day event and we will be leaving GCHS around 4AM.

San Antonio Trip:

If your students has received a new id since we collected in the fall please start sending in copies of those. Mark your calendars for the following dates. Mandatory Chaperon meeting April 2 at 6PM in the band room. Mandatory student/parent meeting for those going on the trip, Thursday, April 5 at 7PM in the auditorium. Mandatory luggage inspection and drop off Saturday, April 21, time tbd, in the band room.

We will need lots of parent help in the evenings as we prepare for this trip. Please watch for details to see how you can help. We may even be adding more lights. Our trial run at the Edison Light Parade was a big hit.

Every Tuesday evening in April will be Marching Band Practice.  Please plan accordingly.  Work is never an excuse to miss rehearsals.

Band Booster General Meeting:

Monday, April 2 at 7PM in the band room.  We cover the state of the boosters from the year to date and what is planned for the near future.  The nomination committee is formally introduced and we begin to introduce candidates for board elections.  If you would like to run for any board position please contact members of the nominating committee.  Any member in good standing with the band is eligible to run for a board position.

1st Vice President
2nd Vice President

Nominating Committee Members:

Elissa Burkard – Elissa1107@aol.com
Susan Vivonetto – susanvivonetto@gmail.com
MJ Kramer – mjkramer287@gmail.com
Michelle Matuszak – mamatuszak74@gmail.com


Look for details regarding a new fundraiser to come home soon. We need to get new art work onto our trailers. If you know of any businesses who might be interested in this venture, please have them contact a board member.

Please check the band calendar frequently for changes/additions to the kids schedule. May is very busy for concerts and auditions. As a reminder work is never an excuse for a student to miss a band event. The calendar is published well in advance to allow for students to plan accordingly. A lot of next years calendars is already being published. Start writing down those dates.

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll
GCHS Band Aid Club