Week of October 4

Welcome to October! This week the group will be travelling on Friday and Saturday. On Friday evening we will be going to Palmetto Ridge High School to perform post-game. Students who would like to pre-order food for our half-time break can do so here. On Saturday we will be working on finishing the show and then travel to perform at Lehigh Senior High School to perform at the Lightning Tournament of Bands. 

Uniform Care – As a reminder, all students handle taking care of and cleaning their uniform. Uniforms can be machine washed on gentle cold cycle and hung to dry. Make sure you remove all items from your pockets before washing. 

Chaperones are Needed for this Saturday – We are still in need of 11 chaperones for this Saturday night. I would encourage all parents to sign up for this event. It is a fantastic opportunity to see many bands at an event like the CCPS band show and MPA. We are only allowed to travel if we have the minimum number of chaperones. Please help us out! 

Uniform Information for Friday and Saturday – We will be in full uniform this Friday.  The uniform includes: the assigned jacket, pants, cape, and leg drape, long black socks, black band shoes, black gloves, black shorts, and this year’s band shirt.  There will be a time in the stands where students are allowed to remove their jackets. Students must wear this year’s shirt under their uniform for this reason. Because we are going without hats this year, students whose hair touches their collars will need to pull their hair up into a bun. This includes ALL members of the ensemble. 

October 9th Rehearsal and Performance – This Saturday, October 9 we will be rehearsing in the morning from 8:00am-4:00pm. After rehearsal we will be traveling to Lehigh Senior High School to perform at the Lightning Tournament of Bands. Students will have an hour on campus to change into uniform. We will be departing GCH at 5:00pm. Upon arrival, students will have the opportunity to eat at the LSHS concession stand. We are scheduled to perform at 8:10pm. I would encourage all families to come out and support the group for this performance. Parents planning to travel to the performance will be able to buy tickets at the event for $10. Parking is free but they are suggesting a $5 donation. 

Universal Studios – We will be travelling to Universal Studios on Saturday, December 4. The cost will be $160. Information for chaperones will be distributed soon for those parents interested. The money can be turned into the Bait Box in the band room and will be due Friday, October 8. 

Senior Night – October 22 is senior night. Seniors can go here to complete their senior night form. We are asking that this form be completed before this Friday, October 8. We will be recognizing seniors before this game. Parents are asked to report to the south end-zone at 6:00pm. In addition, we are asking for parents of non-senior students to sign up for this game so our senior parents can enjoy the game with their students. 

This Week 

  • Tuesday, October 5
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Sectionals for all flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and horns 
    • 6:00pm-8:15pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble
  • Thursday, October 7
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Sectionals for all trumpets, trombones, baritones, and tubas 
    • 6:00pm-8:15pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble 
  • Friday, October 8 
    • 5:30pm – Away football vs. Palmetto Ridge HS 
  • Saturday, October 9 
    • 8:00am-4:00pm – Marching Rehearsal Full Ensemble 
    • 5:00pm – Depart for LSHS 
    • 8:10pm – Perform 
    • 10:00pm – Return to GCH (approximate) 

Upcoming Events 

  • October 22 – Band Senior Night 
  • October 23 – CCPS Band Show at Naples High School 
  • October 30 – FBA Marching Performance Assessment at Palmetto Ridge High School  
  • November 6 – Day trip to Disney 
  • November 11 – Fall Concert featuring Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band – GCH Auditorium at 7:00pm 
  • November 16 – CCPS Honor Band Auditions