How do I sign up for next year's 7th Grade Band? 
Info below

Try-On Dates
Mr. Poncar, Mr Basso and Mr. Widmer will come to GIS and MIS  for Instrument Try-Ons on Monday, May 21.  Here is the Permission Slip (including additional information) students will need to return in order to attend the Try-on session:

Band Signups
Parents of incoming 7th Graders will need to attend a meeting at GCJHS Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 23rd (student attendance optional) at 7:00 pm.  At this brief meeting, parents will receive info about the Band Program, how to obtain an instrument, and sign-up their child into the Band class.

Concert Dates
Here is the schedule of Performances for the 2018-19 School year:


1st Semester Concert Dates

1. White Uniform Shirt,  (shirt must be tucked in) 
*Replacement shirts at $16.
2. Black pants/skirt (leggings are not pants), 
3. Black shoes (An all black shoe, no "chucks" or athletic shoes with colors on them.)

Winter Fine Arts Festival 
Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2018 
Time: 7:30pm- 7th grade choirs
            8:00pm- 8th grade choirs
Place: GCJHS Cafeteria
Admission: $2-
(this is a fundraiser we do for the music students.  We do not do any other fundraising during the year)  
Choir students may attend band and string concert for free if they have their uniform on.

Veteran's Day Program
Friday, Nov. 9th
Time 9:30am
Place: GCJHS Gym.

GCJHS/ISSMA Solo & Ensemble- 

All students work on vocal solos, ensembles and piano solos or composer reports during the month of January 2019.
There is a fee to participate in Solo & Ensemble.  This fee covers the cost of a judge, a medal, music and other organizational costs.  
Solos are $15 and Ensembles are $7 per member.  If any student needs financial assistance to participate in this event, please contact Mrs. Evers-
**Fees will be due Tuesday, Nov. 26th. 
Information will be sent home on Monday, November 5th.  A Google form will be available on this site soon!

8th Grade students can either attend ISSMA contest on Saturday, January 26 at New Palestine Intermediate School (times TBA) or Friday, February 1 at GCJHS from 4:30-6:30pm.

7th Grade students will participate in the contest at GCJHS on February 1 from 4:30-6:30pm. 

Piano Solos- Any student currently taking private piano lessons with a piano teacher, should register to participate in ISSMA District Contest at New Palestine Intermediate School on Saturday, February 1. 


How do I sign up? 

Please complete the Violin Interest Form below no later than Friday May 18, 2018. 

For more details about the class, getting an instrument, what to expect, please see the FAQs page

Visit our GC Strings Webpage

A required student/parent orientation and instrument sizing will be held on 
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm at GCJHS. 

Concert Dates - coming soon