Weekly Announcements


Announcements 6/13/2021

posted Jun 16, 2021, 2:18 PM by GCHS Band

Announcements:

  • Good Afternoon! Hope you all had a great week! 
  • The band has a Facebook page that will contain a lot of great pictures of your students plus a lot of last-minute announcements/reminders. The Facebook page is private so unfortunately you cannot share from the page unless you copy and paste to your own page. You can access the page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/273967556115889
  • This Tuesday is our second June Rehearsal! It begins @6pm. (YOU MUST BE AT 2 JUNE REHEARSALS TO HAVE A SPOT)

·         BOOSTER MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT!  MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE!  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR YEAR A GREAT ONE!  WE WILL MEET IN THE BAND ROOM @ 7 P.M.

  • Remember IF YOU OWE A DEBT, YOU ARE JEOPARDIZING YOUR SPOT IN THE SHOW!
  • I hope all of you have signed up for the Remind101 text message group. Many last minute announcements/reminders will be sent out via this service.  If you have not, follow the instructions (attached) to get signed up today!  Instructions for other grades can be found on the homepage of the band's website (listed above).
  • Contact Brooke Clanton at clantonb@gcssd.orgto to sign up for a time to work the fireworks stand if you have not already.  This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and we need everyone to sign up for one or more shifts at the fireworks stand to make this a successful fundraiser!
  • Last week we began our first two fundraisers for the 2021-22 school year. We are selling boxes of peaches for $26 a box. These will be in around our band camp weeks. We are also selling Boston Butts for the 4th of July for $40. All $$$ for these fundraisers is due at the last June rehearsal (22nd).
  • Leaders and Captains, we will line the field on Tuesday July 6th. We will meet in the band room at 10:00am. If you cannot be there, make sure someone from your section covers your spot. 
  • Great work at last weeks rehearsal. Let’s keep the momentum going. PRACTICEPRACTICEPRACTICE!!! We will only be as good as our weakest link!

·         Band Camp fees are as follows:

  • Payment #1 of $35 is due by the last June rehearsal (June 22).  
  • Payment #2 of $125 is due by July 19.
  • Payment #3 of $30 is due by September 1.

 

In addition to camp fees, Percussion fees are as follows:

  • $125 due by August 6.
  • In addition to camp fees, Guard fees are as follows:
  • New Member-$205 due by September 1.
  • Returning Member-$100 due by September1.

ALL STUDENTS WILL BE GETTING A NEW POLO THIS YEAR with our new uniform logo on it.  

  • Band Polo-$15 is due by August 27.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, June 14th - 1st Band Booster Meeting of the 2021-22 Band Year - 7:00 pm - Band Room - Make it a PRIORITY to come and be a part of this great group of parents!
  • June 15, 22 - June rehearsals - 6-9 pm - Attendance is REQUIRED for at least 2 out of the 3 rehearsals to secure a spot in next year's field show!
  • Friday, July 2nd - Rehearsal for 4th of JulyParades - 9-11 am - Attendance is optional but HIGHLY encouraged if your student is in town.
  • July 3rd & 4th - 4th of July Parades in both Dyer (3rd) & Kenton (4th) - Attendance is optional but HIGHLY encouraged if your student is in town.
  • July 12-16 - Percussion/Guard Camp - 8:00-4:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 14-16 - Fundamentals Camp (FULL BAND!) - 8:00-11:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 19-23 - Full Band Camp - 8:00am-DARK - Attendance is MANDATORY!

June 6th Announcements

posted Jun 6, 2021, 4:00 PM by GCHS Band

Announcements:
  • Good Afternoon! I hope you have had an enjoyable summer so far! I am extremely excited to get to work!
  • The band has a Facebook page that will contain a lot of great pictures of your students plus a lot of last-minute announcements/reminders.  The Facebook page is private so unfortunately you cannot share from the page unless you copy and paste to your own page.  You can access the page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/273967556115889
    Gibson County Marching Pioneers has 1,110 members. Only members can see who's in the group and what they post.
    www.facebook.com
  • This Tuesday is our first June Rehearsal! It begins @ 6pm.  (YOU MUST BE AT 2 JUNE REHEARSALS TO HAVE A SPOT IN THE SHOW!)
  • Remember any student OWING A DEBT will not be able to attend the first June rehearsal until the debt has been paid in full! CONTACT Mr. Agee if you have questions. 
  • I hope all of you have signed up for the Remind101 text message group.  Many last minute announcements/reminders will be sent out via this service.  If you have not, follow the instructions (attached) to get signed up today!  Instructions for other grades can be found on the homepage of the band's website (listed above).
  • Contact Brooke Clanton at clantonb@gcssd.org to sign up for a time to work the fireworks stand if you have not already.  This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and we need EVERYBODY  to sign up for one or more shifts at the fireworks stand to make this a successful fundraiser!
  • We will begin our first fundraiser for the 2021-22 school year at the first June rehearsal.  We will be selling boxes of peaches for $26.  Each student will be asked to sell at least 6 boxes of peaches and each box sold a portion of the profit will go towards his/her trip to Pasadena.  Start asking folks now if they would like some fresh peaches from Georgia so you can fill up your order sheet quickly in June when your student receives it! (Order form attached)
  • Leaders and Captains, we will line the field on Tuesday July 6th. We will meet at 10:00am. If you cannot be there, make sure someone from your section covers your spot. 
  • Last but not least, PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE !!! We will only be as good as our weakest link!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, June 14th - 1st Band Booster Meeting of the 2021-22 Band Year - 7:00 pm - Band Room - Make it a PRIORITY to come and be a part of this great group of parents!
  • June 8, 15, 22 - June rehearsals - 6-9 pm - Attendance is REQUIRED for at least 2 out of the 3 rehearsals to secure a spot in next year's field show!
  • Friday, July 2nd - Rehearsal for 4th of July Parades - 9-11 am - Attendance is optional but HIGHLY encouraged if your student is in town.
  • July 3rd & 4th - 4th of July Parades in both Dyer (3rd) & Kenton (4th) - Attendance is optional but HIGHLY encouraged if your student is in town.
  • July 12-16 - Percussion/Guard Camp - 8:00-4:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 14-16 - Fundamentals Camp (FULL BAND!) - 8:00-11:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 19-23 - Full Band Camp - 8:00am-DARK - Attendance is MANDATORY!

May 16, 2021

posted May 16, 2021, 7:44 AM by GCHS Band

Announcements:
  • Welcome to the class of 2025/2026 "Marching Pioneers" to our email list!  You will receive an email once a week (typically on Sunday's) when band is in season.  Remember these announcements are also posted on the website at http://gchsmarchingpioneers.org if you ever miss an email.
  • Congratulations! once again to the class of 2021!  Thanks to all who came out this past Friday night in support of them.  A lot of our seniors received college band scholarships.  Stick with it and band will pay for itself!
  • The band has a Facebook page that will contain a lot of great pictures of your students plus a lot of last-minute announcements/reminders.  The Facebook page is private so unfortunately you cannot share from the page unless you copy and paste to your own page.  You can access the page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/273967556115889
  • This is the last week of school!  Students will attend Monday-Thursday.  ALL are FULL days!
  • All student leaders will meet THIS FRIDAY @11 to prepare summer mail-outs for those in grades 9-11 that will contain all of your important forms necessary to participate in marching band this fall.  They will also pick-up jar lids from this past fall and also band captains will stick around and fertilize the field in preparation for band camp in July!
  • Remember any student owing a debt will not be able to attend the first June rehearsal until the debt has been paid in full!
  • I hope all of you have signed up for the Remind101 text message group.  Many last minutes announcements/reminders will be sent out via this service.  If you have not, follow the instructions (attached) to get signed up today!  Instructions for other grades can be found on the homepage of the band's website (listed above).
  • Contact Brooke Clanton at clantonb@gcssd.org to sign up for a time to work the fireworks stand if you have not already.  This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and we need everyone to sign up for one or more shifts at the fireworks stand in order to make this a successful fundraiser!
  • We will begin our first fundraiser for the 2021-22 school year at the first June rehearsal.  We will be selling boxes of peaches for $26.  Each student will be asked to sell at least 6 boxes of peaches and each box sold a portion of the profit will go towards his/her trip to Pasadena.  Start asking folks now if they would like some fresh peaches from Georgia so you can fill up your order sheet quickly in June when your student receives it!
Upcoming Dates:
  • Monday, June 14th - 1st Band Booster Meeting of the 2021-22 Band Year - 7:00 pm - Band Room - Make it a PRIORITY to come and be a part of this great group of parents!
  • June 8, 15, 22 - June rehearsals - 6-9 pm - Attendance is REQUIRED for at least 2 out of the 3 rehearsals in order to secure a spot in next year's field show!
  • Friday, July 2nd - Rehearsal for 4th of July Parades - 9-11 am - Attendance is optional but HIGHLY encouraged if your student is in town.
  • July 3rd & 4th - 4th of July Parades in both Dyer (3rd) & Kenton (4th) - Attendance is optional but HIGHLY encouraged if your student is in town.
  • July 12-16 - Percussion/Guard Camp - 8:00-4:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 14-16 - Fundamentals Camp (FULL BAND!) - 8:00-11:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 19-23 - Full Band Camp - 8:00am-DARK - Attendance is MANDATORY!

May 9, 2021

posted May 9, 2021, 11:37 AM by GCHS Band

Announcements:

  • Happy Mother's Day to all of our great band moms out there!  You guys are doing a terrific job raising some fine young men and woman!  Enjoy your day!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to the class of 2021!  We are proud of you and wish you nothing but success in the future!
  • Wow what an incredible week we have had from the Strawberry Festival Opening Ceremonies, the ToR President's visit, our performance at the Strawberry Festival, Mass Band performance at the parade, and the President's Fundraising Gala on Friday night!  It has been one special week and I hope EVERYONE has made memories that they will look back on for a lifetime!  Thanks to every student and parent who made any part of this week possible!  We simply couldn't do what we do without your help!
  • For those of you who haven't seen the show trailer for next fall's show it has been placed along with the theme shirt design on the website at https://sites.google.com/site/gchsmarchingpioneers/field-show-2008-info.  It is the same show concept that we released last spring for this fall that we never performed but this show will have Mr. Agee's new and improved takes on it to make it unique to him and special for all involved!
  • Seniors need to make sure if they have any equipment (instruments, mouthpieces, etc.) that belong to the band that they get it back to the band room this week BEFORE graduation on Friday.  We will take inventory on Friday during class.  If it is not returned by Friday there will be a hold placed on their diploma until the equipment has been returned.  Same goes for anything that they have in the band room...they MUST get this out by Friday or it was discarded.  This could include practice/marching shoes, socks, gloves, clothes, etc.
  • Any graduating seniors/parents or students not participating in the Fall 2021 band/parents will be removed from the email list at some point this week unless you email Ms. Sharon and specifically ask to remain on the list.  
  • All seniors and senior parents will be removed from the "Class of 2021 Remind Group" at the conclusion of this week!  Any student/parent wishing to still receive the Remind message will need to sign up for the alumni student/parent group which can be done by clicking on this link:  https://www.remind.com/join/df4gkf7.
  • All debts MUST be paid this week before any students will be allowed to graduate or attend the first June rehearsal!
  • We will start playing through the show music this week and working on graduation music.  Students will need both concert and marching instruments at school this week.
  • TOMORROW NIGHT will be the band's freshmen orientation @ 6:30 in the band room!  All student leaders who were announced for the fall are REQUIRED to attend!  They need to be there at 6 to help welcome the incoming freshmen and their families to Gibson County HS.  We will need some parents to help preparing/serving the food and also parents available to answer questions and make them feel welcome as well.  Please contact Tina Eddlemon at eddlemont@gcssd.org  if you are willing to help.
  • Graduation is THIS FRIDAY NIGHT @ 6:00 pm in the stadium!  All non-graduating concert band members are REQUIRED to play for graduation.  All students need to be in their seats on the field at 5:15 dressed in concert attire!  All equipment will have to be moved back to the band room before students will be dismissed to leave.

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 20th - Last Day of School - FULL DAY!
  • June 8, 15, 22 - June rehearsals - 6-9 pm - Attendance is REQUIRED for at least 2 out of the 3 rehearsals in order to secure a spot in next year's field show!
  • July 12-16 - Percussion/Guard Camp - 8:00-4:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 14-16 - Fundamentals Camp (FULL BAND!) - 8:00-11:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 19-23 - Full Band Camp - 8:00am-DARK - Attendance is MANDATORY!

May 2, 2021

posted May 2, 2021, 12:01 PM by GCHS Band   [ updated May 2, 2021, 12:03 PM ]

Announcements:

  • Thanks to everyone who lined the streets of Trenton at the Teapot Parade or traveled to Humboldt for the Mass Band Rehearsal yesterday!  The kids did a tremendous job and fought through a VERY LONG DAY!  I hope many of you will plan to line the streets of Humboldt this Friday to help cheer on this great group of students one more time!
  • A special THANK YOU to anyone who played a part in making the Banquet a success on Friday night!  It was tremendous for both our students and especially me.
  • We have a very special week with a lot things going this week!  The President of the Tournament of Roses is coming to visit GIBSON COUNTY!!!  I am attaching the press release that went out to all the major media outlets in the area this past Thursday.
  • Fall 2021 Guard Auditions are TOMORROW from 3:30 until 5.  All students' parents who make the line for next year will have a MANDATORY meeting immediately following the auditions in the library.  The auditions are closed and no one from the outside is allowed to attend the auditions.
  • TOMORROW NIGHT are the Opening Ceremonies for the Strawberry Festival!  The Mass Band is getting all of the proceeds from the concessions.  Our band is charge of the grilling which will begin at 2 tomorrow.  If you are interested in helping with the grilling then you can contact Dewayne Eddleman.  The ceremonies begin at 6 in the stadium at Humboldt High School with a petting zoo, face painting, jumpers for the kids, etc.  There is a smaller Mass Ensemble of 31 debuing the new Mass Band Uniforms and performing the National Anthem sometime around 7:55-8:05 just before the HUGE $10,000+ firework show that begins right after.  We hope you can come out and buy some concessions, hear the ensemble play, and enjoy a FANTASTIC firework show!
  • Parade Band Rehearsal for Tuesday has been cancelled!  The President of the Tournament of Roses will visit the band at Thursday's rehearsal.  He great the band, sign posters, present them with a pin, and take pictures with the kids.  After this is complete they will load the truck in preparation for Friday's parade and then be dismissed (~4pm)
  • THIS FRIDAY IS THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL IN HUMBOLDT!  The parade begins at 10:00 on Main Street.  We will meet at 9 am in the band room for immediate departure to Humboldt.  All students need to plan to arrive in Humboldt and change IMMEDIATELY into uniform so the truck can move to the end of the parade route.  We are the 3rd band in the parade.  After we march as our individual band we will immediately load buses and travel back to the beginning of the parade route for our performance as the Mass Band which will be the last band in the parade.  After we march as the Mass Band the President will meet with students at the end of the route on top of a firetruck to officially invite and Mass Band to the parade and present the band with the official Tournament of Roses Flag.  This should be a great photo opportunity.  We, as in our band, will then gather to play one more time for our seniors.  After that students will be required to change out of uniforms, load uniforms, and then load equipment.  Only after all of this is done student can then be checked out at the buses with his/her chaperone if a ride home form is turned in (see attached).  Ride Home Forms are due NO LATER THAN Thursday at the end of practice.  We will then travel to the Subway parking lot for students to eat lunch at McDonalds, Chinese, or Taco Bell.  Students will need $5-10 for lunch.  Students can be checked out after lunch as well.  We will then travel back to school in which all students will need a ride home!  We should arrive back at the school between 1 and 2.  This Friday will be our seniors last performance, so I hope many of you plan to make the trip to Humboldt to send off our seniors on a good last note as this is a very special day for each of them.
  • Friday Night is our Mass Band Fundraiser (An Evening of Music and Roses) with the President of the Tournament.  Each school is sending five students to help with the event and our five students know who they are.  Advanced ticket is required.  If people are asking you how they can help the Mass Band please direct them to the website which is www.roses2022.com.  There they can find the GoFundMe page along with the PayPal link.  Every dollar goes towards the Mass Band.  Feel free to share any of these on your social media accounts.  This should be a BIG WEEK for fundraising for the Mass Band as people actually get to see the band are a lot more likely to give when it's fresh on their minds.  
  • Gibson County's Mass Band, consisting of high school bands from Gibson County, South Gibson County, Humboldt, Milan, and Peabody has been invited to the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California. This page features updates and contribution options.
    www.roses2022.com

  • Remember all debts MUST be paid off in full for a senior to receive his/her diploma after graduation or a student who is not graduating to attend the 1st June rehearsal.  If a student is not returning to band and has a debt, the debt will follow them until they graduate and diplomas will be held until the debt is paid in full.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, May 10th - Band's Freshmen Orientation - 6:30 - Band Room - Any student leader who is announced at the banquet on Friday is REQUIRED to attend this event.  They will have to be there at 6!
  • Friday, May 14th - Graduation - 6:00 - Bo Booth Gymnasium - All non graduating concert band members are REQUIRED to play!  They will need to be in their seats on the gym floor dressed in concert attire no later than 5:15!
  • May 20th - Last Day of School
  • June 15, 22, 29 - June rehearsals - 6-9 pm - Attendance is REQUIRED for at least 2 out of the 3 rehearsals in order to secure a spot in next year's field show!
  • July 12-16 - Percussion/Guard Camp - 8:00-4:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 14-16 - Fundamentals Camp (FULL BAND!) - 8:00-11:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 19-23 - Full Band Camp - 8:00am-DARK - Attendance is MANDATORY!

April 25, 2021

posted Apr 25, 2021, 8:02 AM by GCHS Band

Announcements:

  • A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Demetria and all the students and parents who helped pull off the 1st Annual Gibson County Shopping Extravaganza this past Saturday!  After booth rental fees, concessions, and donations over $3400 was raised for our students for their Pasadena trip!  Each student who worked that day will get $10/hour then the remaining amount will be divided amongst all the students going on the trip.  Remember if a student counted yesterday for community service hours then they can NOT get the $10/hour as well.
  • All Jazz Band folders/music should all be turned in by now.  Any folder not turned in at this point will be turned in as a debt.
  • The FINAL guard clinic before the auditions next Monday will be TOMORROW from 3:30-5:00 in the main gym!
  • Parade Band Rehearsals are scheduled for 3:15 until 5:00 on BOTH Tuesday & Thursday this week.  For parade band rehearsals, we get done what we need to get done and then we are done so students could be done early at both rehearsals if goals are accomplished.
  • Concert Band members MUST play off "Amazing Grace" for their section leaders at THIS TUESDAY'S REHEARSAL!  Failure to play off the tune will result in not being able to march in either of the spring parades.  Non-Concert Band Members will need to play off "Jupiter" by the end of Thursday's rehearsal.  All Mass Band Music will need to be played off next week BEFORE the Strawberry Festival!
  • GC Band Night @ Catfish Cookers is THIS TUESDAY NIGHT from 4-8pm!  Advanced ticket is REQUIRED!  No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • The last day to pay off Memory Book Balances (see attached) is THIS THURSDAY!
  • Decorating for the banquet will take place THIS THURSDAY @5:30 at First Baptist in Dyer!  We need your help!  Contact Jennifer if you can be there to help!
  • The Band Banquet is THIS FRIDAY @FBC Dyer Gymnasium at 6:30pm.  The attire is business casual.  ONLY STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED IN AT 6:30 FOR THE MEAL!  2 parents per student in grades 8-11 will be allowed in at 7:15 for the recognition/awards portion of the banquet and 3 parents will be allowed in for seniors.  Social distancing and mask wearing are required!
  • Teapot Parade is THIS SATURDAY @ 10 in Trenton!  I hope many of you will line the street of Trenton to help cheer on the band.  We are the next to last band in the parade.  Students will meet at Peabody Place Apartments at 9:15 in full uniform (uniform, hat, BLUE PLUME black socks, GC shirt, marching shoes, gloves).  Students will need to stop by the truck parked across from the old jail to drop off his/her uniform bag, hat box, and instrument case BEFORE meeting at the Peabody Place Apartments.  I will be in the band room from 8:30-9:00 for students to pick up any equipment they might need for the parade.  The parade will end at the Post Office in Trenton.  Students will then walk around the court square to load his/her equipment/uniforms.  We will load the buses and head to Humboldt as soon as all equipment is loaded.
  • Mass Band rehearsal is THIS SATURDAY from 1 until 7:30 in Humboldt!  Ride home forms are due no later than THIS THURSDAY @ 5:00 pm if you are picking your student up after the rehearsal.  Buses/truck will be parked behind the Bancorp South branch immediately following the rehearsals.  Students MUST have EVERYTHING loaded BEFORE you can check them out!  We should arrive back at GC around 8:30.
  • The Mass Band Spaghetti Lunch will take place NEXT SUNDAY at Main Street Grill in Medina from 11-2.  The meal is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE but donations will be accepted.  WE NEED REPRESENTATION AT THIS FUNDRAISER!  Please make an effort to drive over and support the bands at this meal.  See attached flyer for details.
  • Remember all debts MUST be paid off in full for a senior to receive his/her diploma after graduation or a student who is not graduating to attend the 1st June rehearsal.  If a student is not returning to band and has a debt, the debt will follow them until they graduate and diplomas will be held until the debt is paid in full.  You should be receiving your May statements from CutTime this week via email.  If you have made any payments they should be reflected on your statement.  Contact Lawanda Landrum if you have questions.
Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, May 3rd - Fall 2021 Color Guard Auditions (3:30 until we're done) - Main Gym - There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting immediately following the auditions for any student's parent who makes the Fall 2021 Guard in the library.
  • May 4th & 6th - Full Band Rehearsals (3-5).  On the 6th we will welcome Dr. Bob Miller to rehearsal.  Dr. Miller is the President & Chairman of the Board for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena!
  • Friday, May 7th - Strawberry Festival - 10:00 - Humboldt - We will meet at ~9:00 am in the band room for immediate departure to Humboldt. 
  • Friday, May 7th - "An Evening of Music and Roses" with the President of the Tournament of Roses Parade - 6:30 - Roosevelt Hall - Trenton, TN - ADVANCED TICKET IS REQUIRED!
  • Monday, May 10th - Freshmen Orientation - 6:30 - Band Room - All students named as student leaders at this week's banquet will be REQUIRED to be there at 6!
  • Friday, May 14th - Graduation - 6:00 pm - Yates Field - All non-graduating concert band members MUST be in their seats in concert attire no later than 5:15!
 
I believe that's it.  Have a great week!


J

April 18, 2021

posted Apr 18, 2021, 7:26 AM by GCHS Band

Announcements:

  • Thanks to everyone who came Thursday to the Pops Concert!  We had a great crowd!  The kids did a great job and hopefully you and your family enjoyed a night of great music by the ensembles at Gibson County HS.
  • A BIG THANK YOU to Cheri Draper and everyone who helped the pageant go off without a hitch yesterday!
  • Yesterday we kicked off the "Journey to Pasadena" and preparation for the Strawberry Festival with the first Mass Band Guard Rehearsal!  50 members in the guard! It's going to be great!
  • Also thanks to anyone who helped secure sponsors for the President's Gala that will be held on Friday, May 7th.  Individual tickets ($50/each) and tables of 8 ($350) are still available until May 1st.  Contact Jennifer Lowrance to purchase yours today!
  • All Jazz Band folders/music need to be turned in to Mr. Tate ASAP or your student will assume the cost of the replacement of the music!
  • Guard Clinic #6 will be TOMORROW from 3:30-5:00 in the main gym.
  • The Final Fall 2021 Percussion Audition Clinic will take place TOMORROW night from 5-8 in the band room!  Any student wishing to play in the front ensemble or the battery for the Fall 2021 season MUST ATTEND these clinics.  Talk with Tico ASAP if there are questions or conflicts.  He MUST know if your student is not going to be at a clinic or they will NOT be on the line for the fall!
  • Memorization Test over the PARADE BAND TUNE ("Jupiter") for Concert Band Members is THIS THURSDAY during class.  This makes up 34% of their grade for this nine weeks.  Failure to memorize the tune will result in an F in band this nine weeks along with the student will NOT be allowed to march in the spring parades.  Non-Concert Band Members will be tested over their memorization at next Tuesday's (30th) rehearsal.
  • Parade Band Rehearsals begin THIS TUESDAY for all NON-Concert Band Members and Color Guard Members (Color Guard will rehearse on Monday after the audition clinic).  Rehearsals are from 3-5.  All rehearsals/parades are MANDATORY in order to attend the Band Banquet on April 30th.
  • Full Band Parade Band Rehearsal for ALL (both concert and non-concert band members) parade band members is THIS THURSDAY from 3-5!  This is part of the rehearsal grade for concert band members.  Remember students participating in minor sports MUST attend at least one parade band rehearsal each week.  This information MUST be communicated with both Mr. Tate and the coach of the sport.  If games are scheduled in a way that a player of a minor sport can attend all rehearsals then ALL REHEARSALS ARE REQUIRED.
  • THIS SATURDAY is the GC Band Shopping Extravaganza from 9-3 @GCHS - This is a trip fundraiser!  We will need help throughout the day.  Sign-up sheets will be posted for times and tasks that we need help for.  Students will earn $10/hour towards his/her trip for each time slot they sign-up for.  Contact Mrs. Demetria on the number on the flyer (attached) for more information.  Invite people to come out to the event to SHOP!
  • Memory Book balances are due NEXT THURSDAY (April 29th)!  Balances will emailed out and sent out on Remind THIS WEEK!
  • Tickets will NOT be sold for the banquet since ONLY STUDENTS can eat at the banquet.  Students are REQUIRED to tell Mr. Tate ASAP if they are NOT attending the banquet.
  • Concert Band members MUST play off "Amazing Grace" for their section leaders at NEXT TUESDAY'S (27th) rehearsal. 
  • There is still a lot of outstanding debt that has not been paid from this past fall.  Remember underclassmen will NOT be able to attend June rehearsals until the debt has been paid and seniors will NOT get their diploma until the debt has been paid.  All students were made aware of their current balances this past Friday during band class.  Debt can be paid in the band office or in the main office.
Upcoming Dates:

  • April 27th & 29th - Full Band Parade Rehearsals (3-5) - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • Tuesday, April 27th- Memorization Test over Amazing Grace for Concert Band Members.
  • Tuesday, April 27th - GC Band Night @Catfish Cookers - 4-8pm - ADVANCED TICKET IS REQUIRED!  
  • Thursday, April 29th - Memory Book Balances are due!
  • Friday, April 30th - Band Banquet - 6:30 - First Baptist Church - Dyer, TN. Students ONLY will be allowed in @6:30 for the meal.  Parents (2 per student except seniors can have 3) will be allowed in @7:15 for the awards and recognition portion of the banquet.
  • Saturday, May 1st - Teapot Parade - Trenton, TN - 10 am - Students MUST be at the Peabody Place Apartments (across from Trenton Elementary) dressed in full uniform at 9:15.  I will be in the band room from 8:30-9 for anyone who needs to pick-up any equipment.  Immediately following the parade the band will load buses and travel to Humboldt for the Mass Band Rehearsal.  We will follow the following rehearsal and then return to GC after the rehearsal is complete.
    • 1:00 - 2:30 begin serving food @HHS  (hot dogs/chicken, chips, dessert, and water)
    • 2:30 - 3:30 sectionals
    • 3:30 - 3:45 move to block
    • 3:45 - 4:30 set block
    • 4:30 – 5:15 load buses/equipment and head to Bailey Park
    • 5:15 – 5:45 work block on 22nd
    • 5:45 - 6:15 snack
    • 6:15 - 7:30 reset block and march down Main Street to Central
    • 7:30 END/Load truck and buses/head back to GC
  • Sunday, May 2nd - Mass Band Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser @ Main Street Grill in Medina - see attached flyer for details
  • Monday, May 3rd - Fall 2021 Color Guard Auditions (3:30 until we're done) - Main Gym - There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting immediately following the auditions for any student's parent who makes the Fall 2021 Guard in the library.
  • May 4th & 6th - Full Band Rehearsals (3-5)
  • Friday, May 7th - Strawberry Festival - 10:00 - Humboldt - We will meet at ~9:00 am in the band room for immediate departure to Humboldt. 
  • Friday, May 7th - "An Evening of Music and Roses" with the President of the Tournament of Roses Parade - 6:30 - Roosevelt Hall - Trenton, TN - ADVANCED TICKET IS REQUIRED!
  • Friday, May 14th - Graduation - 6:00 pm - Yates Field - All non-graduating concert band members MUST be in their seats in concert attire no later than 5:15!

April 11, 2021

posted Apr 11, 2021, 9:27 AM by GCHS Band   [ updated Apr 11, 2021, 9:36 AM ]

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:


  • Monday - Jazz Band (3:15-4:30); Percussion Audition Clinic (5-8) - Theater
  • Tuesday - Brass Ensemble (3:15-4:30), Low Brass Ensemble (4:30-6 ) - Theater
  • Wednesday - Woodwind Ensemble (3:15-4); Saxophone Ensemble (4-4:45) - Theater
  • Thursday - POPS CONCERT - 6:30 - Theater - Students must be in their seats in the theater dressed in concert attire at 5:45!

Announcements:

  • A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! to Emily Baker and Autumn Locke on being selected for the prestigious All-State Honor Band Clinic that was supposed to held this Wednesday-Saturday in Nashville but due to COVID the clinic has been cancelled!  Great job to these two talented young ladies!  We are all proud of you!
  • Fall 2021 Guard Audition Clinics will continue TOMORROW from 3:30 until 5 in the main gym.  Each student who is auditioning should have paid the $40 (CASH ONLY!) audition fee that was due at the third clinic.  If not, take care of this ASAP!  
  • The Fall 2021 Percussion Audition Clinic will continue TOMORROW night from 5-8 in the theater!  Any student wishing to play in the front ensemble or the battery for the Fall 2021 season MUST ATTEND these clinics.  Talk with Tico ASAP if there are questions or conflicts.  He MUST know if your student is not going to be at a clinic or they will NOT be on the line for the fall!
  • Band Booster Meeting - TOMORROW NIGHT - 7:00 - GC Library
  • The "GC Band Night @ the Catfish Cookers" order form + $$$ are due no later than THIS THURSDAY so that we can provide them with a count for the meal!  Order form is attached.  All tickets MUST be purchased in advance and unfortunately no tickets will be sold at the door.
  • ALL LETTERING CREDIT IS DUE TO ME NO LATER THAN THIS THURSDAY IN ORDER FOR A STUDENT TO LETTER IN BAND THIS SCHOOL YEAR!
  • Our annual "Pops Concert" will be held THIS THURSDAY @ 6:30 in the theater!  The concert is FREE and open to the public so invite your friends, family, and neighbors out for a great night of music by the jazz band, concert band, and brass ensemble of Gibson County!  Students have to be dressed in concert attire (NO TSHIRTS, JEANS, SHORTS, TENNIS SHOES) @ 5:45 in the theater.  It's going to be an AWESOME CONCERT so let's fill up the theater for this night of great music by our students!  All equipment will have to be moved back to the band room immediately following the concert BEFORE any student will be dismissed.
  • THIS FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR SPONSORS TO PURCHASE A SPONSORSHIP FOR THE UPCOMING "An Evening with Music and Roses" hosted by the Mass Bands of Gibson County!  Please encourage any business or individual looking to purchase a sponsorship to do so by THIS FRIDAY!  The link for the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/2057905244342552.  We need many more sponsors to make this event a successful event for our students wishing to travel to Pasadena in December!
  • The Mass Band Guard for the Strawberry Festival will rehearse THIS SATURDAY (17th) from 9-4 in the gym at GC!  This is a MANDATORY REHEARSAL for all members who are marching in the parade band this spring.  Our guard designer from Chicago will be here to write the routine for all 5 guard programs involved in the Mass Band.  Students will need to bring $5 for lunch and lunch will be provided.
  • The GC Band's Miss Spring Rose Pageant will be held THIS SATURDAY (17TH) @ Dyer School!  All proceeds will benefit participants of the Rose Parade!  We need a lot of help the day of the pageant.  If you are able to help, contact Cheri Draper at cdraper@gcssd.org.  If you know of someone who wants to participate, please share the link to the event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/509259127126153.
  • A list of Memory Book balances will also be sent out at some point in the next week or so.  All Memory Book balances must be paid by April 29th in order for your student to receive his/her Memory Book at the Band Banquet on the 30th!
  • Any upcoming junior or senior band member who is interested in a leadership position in next year's band should attend a brief meeting NEXT MONDAY AFTERNOON in the band room @ 3:05!
  • Continue to pay for debt that was included on the debt list that was emailed out last week in announcements and sent out on remind!  If you have questions contact Lawanda Landrum at llandrum.gibsoncpc@gmail.com.  Remember debt can be paid to the box in the band office in an envelope or paid to Mrs. Kim Todd in the main office.  All debt for seniors MUST be cleared by graduation practice and all debt MUST be cleared for all freshmen-juniors by the first June rehearsal or they will not be allowed to attend.  Any student not returning to band who owes a debt will ultimately not receive his/her diploma as a senior when he/she graduates until the debt has been taken care of.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, April 19th - Guard Clinic #6 (3:30-5:00) - Main Gym
  • Monday, April 19th - Fall 2021 Percussion Clinics continue - 5-8 - Band Room
  • Tuesday, April 20th - Memorization Test over the parade band tune.  Non concert band members will test on Tuesday, April 27th.  This is worth 34% of your student's grade for the nine weeks so make sure they practice and memorize their music.  If they do not memorize the music they will NOT march in either parade and will FAIL band for the nine weeks!  Practice, practice practice!
  • Tuesday, April 20th - After school rehearsal for all non-concert band members and guard members from 3:15-5:00.  Attendance is MANDATORY for those not in concert band wishing to attend the band banquet.
  • Thursday, April 22nd - Full Band Parade Rehearsal (3-5) - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • Saturday, April 24th - GC Band Shopping Extravaganza - 9-3 - GCHS - This is a trip fundraiser!  We will need help throughout the day.  More details coming next week!  Contact Mrs. Demetria on the number on the flyer (attached) for more information.
  • April 27th & 29th - Full Band Parade Rehearsals (3-5) - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • Tuesday, April 27th- Memorization Test over Amazing Grace for Concert Band Members.  Non Concert Band members will play off both parade band tunes that day as well.
  • Thursday, April 29th - Memory Book Balances are due!
  • Friday, April 30th - Band Banquet - 6:30 - First Baptist Church - Dyer, TN. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FOR THIS EVENT!  Only students will be allowed to attend for the meal @6:30 and then parents will be allowed in @7:15 for the awards portion of the banquet.  Social Distancing and masks will be REQUIRED!
  • Saturday, May 1st - Teapot Parade - Trenton, TN - 10 am - Students MUST be at the Peabody Place Apartments (across from Trenton Elementary) dressed in full uniform at 9:15.  I will be in the band room from 8:30-9 and for ~30 minutes after the parade for anyone who needs to pick-up/drop-off any equipment.
  • Monday, May 3rd - Fall 2021 Color Guard Auditions (3:30 until we're done) - Main Gym - There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting immediately following the auditions for any student's parent who makes the Fall 2021 Guard in the library.
  • May 4th & 6th - Full Band Rehearsals (3-5)
  • Friday, May 7th - Strawberry Festival - 10:00 - Humboldt - We will meet at 8:00 am in the band room for immediate departure to Humboldt. 
  • Friday, May 7th - An Evening with Music and Roses - Roosevelt Hall in Trenton - 5:30-9 - A select number of leadership for next year's band will be required to be at this event!
  • Friday, May 14th - Graduation - 6:00 pm - Yates Field - All non graduating concert band members MUST be in their seats in concert attire no later than 5:15!

April 4, 2021

posted Apr 4, 2021, 4:47 PM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:


  • Monday - Jazz Band - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room; Percussion Audition Clinic #2 - 5-8 - Band Room
  • Tuesday - Brass Ensemble (3:15-4:30), Low Brass Ensemble (4:30-6 ) - Band Room
  • Wednesday - Woodwind Ensemble- 3:15-4:00; Saxophone Ensemble - 4-4:45 - Band Room
  • Thursday - MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CONCERTS - 6:30 - THEATER!


Announcements:


  • Happy Easter to everyone!  I hope you have all enjoyed a nice relaxing and restful Spring Break!  Let's come back and finish this semester strong!
  • TOMORROW we begin out next Rose Parade Fundraiser!  We will host a night at the Catfish Cookers in Trenton on Tuesday, April 27th from 4-8 pm.  See attached order form for tickets.  Each ticket a student sells he/she will get 50% put towards his/her trip account!  All order forms + $$$ are due back by NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH!!!  Any student wishing to participate who is NOT going on the trip
  • Color Guard Audition Clinic #5 is TOMORROW from 3:30 until 5!  Be sure to invite someone new to attend even if they haven't attended any of the previous clinics.  We could still use 3-5 more girls if you of anyone who is interested.  Send them my way or have them talk to Ms. DeDe ASAP!  
  • Fall 2021 Percussion Auditions Clinics continue this week according to the schedule above!  If your student has a school related conflict they MUST communicate this with Mr. Tico IN ADVANCE!
  • Middle School Concerts are THIS THURSDAY NIGHT in the theater @6:30 (rescheduled from before break due to bad weather)!  The same protocols that we followed for our concert will be followed for theirs.  Lettering credit will be offered for those students who attend from beginning to end! Let's come out and support the future of our band program!
  • Continue encouraging 8th graders all the way up through the 1st June rehearsal to at least give band a shot next year!  There will be a great show in store for the fall and now we need a group of dedicated performers to pull it off and make it great!
  • Continue to pay for debt from this past fall.  Debt List as of TODAY is attached.  Please take care of this ASAP!  Check your CutTime statement at www.cuttime.net for specifics on what is owed.  If you have questions contact Lawanda Landrum at llandrum.gibsoncpc@gmail.com. Debt can be paid to either me in the band office or Mrs. Kim in the main office.  Remember freshmen-juniors will NOT be able to participate in the first June rehearsal until this debt has been taken care of and seniors will NOT receive his/her diploma until this debt has been cleared!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, April 15th - All lettering criteria for the 2020-21 school year IS DUE!  NO EXCEPTIONS!  See attachment for requirements.
  • Thursday, April 15th - Pops Concert - 6:30 - Theater - Mandatory Performance for all concert band members!
  • Tuesday, April 20th - Parade Band Memorization Test for all Concert Band Members!  This is worth 1/3 of your student's grade for this nine weeks.  Make sure they are practicing!
  • Tuesday, April 20th - First Parade Band Rehearsal for all non Concert Band Members and guard members - 3:15-5:00 - Any member of the marching band who is NOT in the Concert Band or is in the color guard MUST attend ALL after school rehearsals and parades in order to attend the band banquet.
  • Thursday April 22nd - Parade Band Rehearsal for EVERYONE!  3:15-5:00.  This is a MANDATORY for all concert band members and those wishing to attend the banquet!
  • Saturday, April 24th - GC Spring Shopping Extravaganza - 9-3 - GCHS - See attachment for details and advertise as this will be another trip fundraiser!
  • April 27, 29 May 4, 6 - Parade Band Rehearsals for EVERYONE!  3:15-5:00.
  • Friday, April 30th - Band Banquet - Dyer FBC - 6:30 - Details to be released soon!
  • Saturday, May 1st - Teapot Parade - Trenton- 10am - REQUIRED performance for all Concert Band members and for those attending the banquet and not in Concert Band!

March 21, 2021

posted Mar 21, 2021, 11:35 AM by GCHS Band

Here they are:


Rehearsal Schedule for the week:


  • Monday - Jazz Band (3:15-4:30)/Fall 2021 Percussion Audition Clinics (5-8) - Band Room
  • Tuesday - Woodwind Ensemble (3:15-4)/Saxophone Ensemble (4-4:45)- Band Room (NOTE:  DAY CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!)
  • Wednesday - Brass Ensemble (3:15-4:30)/Low Brass Ensemble (4:45-6) - Band Room (NOTE:  DAY CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!)
  • Thursday - Middle School Concerts - 6:30 - Theater - LETTERING CREDIT OFFERED!


Announcements:


  • CONGRATULATIONS! to our 17 band students who participated in Solo & Ensemble last Thursday!  All 17 received a rating of Superior (I) or Excellent (II)!!!  Great job by all these students!
  • Thanks to all those who came out to the concert this past Tuesday night!  Great talent demonstrated by all of our students and staff!
  • Sock orders + $$$ are due TOMORROW!  Put all order forms with money in an envelope with your student's name on it.
  • We will continue our Fall 2021 Color Guard Audition Clinics TOMORROW from 3:30-5 in the main gym!
  • Tomorrow night we begin audition clinics for any student wishing to be a part of the GC Percussion Section for this upcoming fall!  These clinics will be each Monday and Thursday from 5-8 in the band room with the exception of this Thursday due to the middle school concerts, Spring Break, and April 15th due to the Pops Concert.  All students are EXPECTED to be at ALL clinics in order to earn a spot in the front ensemble or the battery for the fall.  All absences should be cleared through me or Mr. Tico!
  • Mrs. Sharon will begin Fall 2021 Drum Major Audition Clinics THIS WEDNESDAY!  Clinics will take place on Wednesday and Thursday and auditions will be on Friday!  All persons interested in auditioning MUST complete a contract located on the band room table and return it BEFORE attending the clinic on Wednesday!
  • Middle School Concerts are THIS THURSDAY NIGHT in the theater @6:30!  The same protocols that we followed for our concert will be followed for theirs.  Lettering credit will be offered for those students who attend from beginning to end! Let's come out and support the future of our band program!
  • Continue to pay for debt from this past fall.  Please take care of this ASAP!  Check your CutTime statement at www.cuttime.net for specifics on what is owed.  If you have questions contact Lawanda Landrum at llandrum.gibsoncpc@gmail.com


Upcoming Dates:

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