Weekly Update 1/28/18

28 Jan

The flu has hit and hit hard. Please remind your children to wash their hands constantly, cough into their elbow and if your child is sick keep them home. We want all of the kids to be healthy for all of the upcoming events.

What’s on tap for this week? It’s a busy week!

Monday, January 29:

  • Concert Band rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00PM
  • Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:30PM – 6PM

Tuesday, January 30:

  • Solo & Ensemble rehearsal with accompanist Gallo 7:25 – 9:25AM
  • Wind Ensemble rehearsal 2:30 – 4:30PM
  • Symphonic Winds rehearsal 5 – 7PM
  • Flag (Teal) & Dance Rehearsals 6 – 8:15PM

Thursday, February 1:

  • Flag & Dance Rehearsals 6 – 8:15PM

Friday, February 2:

  • Flag & Dance Solo & Ensemble Lehigh Senior High school performance times 9AM – 12PM, Call time 7AM, students return to school at approximately 1:30PM – Ladies please wear your warm-ups over your costumes while traveling to and from.
  • Solo & Ensemble for Wind Students – students are to check the board for their performance times. Students must provide their own transportation and take their own instruments.

Saturday, February 3:

  • Solo & Ensemble for Wind & percussion students – students are to check the board for their performance times. Students must provide their own transportation and take their own instruments. Drum line large instruments will be sent on a trailer, please plan accordingly.

Volunteers:

OVER THE NEXT MONTH WE ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP!!!! PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES AND VOLUNTEER AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. THE STUDENTS GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

IMMEDIATE NEED:

Tuesday, January, 30: Boys Soccer District Quarter Final game – 2 parent/student teams needed. 6:30 – 8:30PM. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, January 30: Girls JV & Varsity basketball, 1 parent/student team needed. 2 games 5PM – 8:15PM. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, January 31: Boys Soccer Semi-Final Game (Potentially), 1 game only, 2 parent/student teams needed. 6:30PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Friday, February 2: Boys Soccer District Final Game (Potentially), 1 game only, 2 parent/student teams needed. 6:30PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Friday, February 2: Boys Basketball – 3 games. 1 parent/student team needed. 3:30PM – 8:15PM Click here to sign up.

Saturday, February 3: Equipment babysitter, 2 people needed. 1st shift 8AM – 12PM, 2nd shift 12PM – 4PM. Click here to sign up.

Monday, February 5: Jazz Band I & II MPA – Chaperon’s & equipment people needed. 12:15PM – 9:30PM. Click here to sign up.

Saturday, February 17: Edison Festival of Light Parade, 29 Chaperon’s and 6 more equipment people are needed. Click here to sign up.

Also…… We are going to need help on Thursday, February 8 during marching band rehearsal 6 – 8PM.

We will have a uniform fitting since the students haven’t had their uniforms on in 3 months. We also have a ton of lights that we are going to need help with.

Edison Festival of Light Parade:

This parade is Saturday, February 17. The kids are going to have a great time with this parade. Students will be in full uniform. Depending on temperatures auxiliary may wear all or part of their warm-ups, please be prepared for this. In preparation of this parade there are 2 rehearsals that have been scheduled. Thursday, February 8 and Thursday, February 15th 6 – 8:15PM. Students will need to bring their marching shoes to the 2/8 practice and need to wear their Elvis t-shirt to both rehearsals. Please plan accordingly.

San Antonio Trip:

Thank you to all who have addressed their delinquent account. If you still have questions about your account please email Mr. Carney directly j.a.carney@att.net. Chaperon’s please have all payments completed by February 1. Look for news to be published soon regarding meetings and information for the trip.

Fundraising:

SHOE DRIVE 

Keep sending in those shoes. Currently we have 51 complete bags counted. We need to keep the momentum and those shoes coming in. Our goal is 300 bags. If each student collects 25 pairs of shoes we exceed that goal. We will collect shoes until February 28th. An event to collect shoes in Pebblebrook Lakes has been scheduled for Sunday, February 4th, 10AM – 12PM and Sunday, February 11th 10AM – 12PM. Mr. Donbrowski is looking for a couple of student volunteers to be on hand to help with the collection.

Please email me directly at gchsbandvolunteers@gmail.com if you can assist with counting and bagging or if you have any questions.

Parents I’ll need help bagging shoes on a weekly basis. This shouldn’t take more than an hour of time if we have approximately 4 people each week. 

Special Events:

Hard Drive Horns – February 10th at 4PM – see attached flier. Hard Drive Horns is Southwest Florida’s premier Rock and Roll “Horn Band” playing the great music of the 60’s through today. Hard Drive Horns has an incredible rhythm section featuring the top musicians in the area including a Hammond B3 Organ as well as four of the top “Horn Players” around playing sizzling horn licks like you hear on recordings from the last 50 years. This concert will be “on the lawn” outside the church, please bring your lawn chair or blanket so you can relax and enjoy the concert. There will be local food trucks at the concert as well for you to purchase food from while you enjoy the music. HDH Concert Poster, NNC

I hope you all have an awesome week.

Liz Carroll

President

GCHS Band Aid Club