April 16, 2017

posted Apr 16, 2017, 8:13 AM by GCHS Band


  • Happy Easter to everyone!
  • Thanks to everyone who came out this past Thursday to the Pops Concert!  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!
  • All lettering credit is due TOMORROW!
  • St. Louis Shirt Orders + $$$ are due TOMORROW!
  • Any upcoming junior or senior who is interested in a leadership role in next year's band MUST attend a very short meeting TOMORROW in the band room @ 3:05!
  • Jazz Band meets TOMORROW from 3:15-4:30 in the band room!
  • Guard Clinic #6 will be TOMORROW from 3:30-5:00 in the main gym!
  • Memory Book balances are due THIS FRIDAY!  See the remind message from last week as to how much your student owes.
  • Band Banquet tickets go on sale TOMORROW for $12/person!  Each band student is admitted for FREE but they must RSVP with me.  Each 8th grader-junior can purchase up to two additional tickets.  Seniors can purchase up to 3 additional tickets.  You will not receive an actual ticket but rather a list will be made by Chasity Rhonda Upchurch who will then check you in with that list at the door at the banquet.  The banquet will be held at First Baptist Church in Dyer on May 5th @ 6:30 pm.  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!  The last day to buy at ticket will be Friday, April 28th so we can give the caterer a definite number.  Send your money in envelope marked with your student's name along with how many tickets that you are purchasing.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, April 24th - Memorization Test over the parade band tune.  Non concert band members will test on Tuesday, May 2nd.  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!
  • Monday, April 24th - Jazz Band (3:15-4:30); Guard Clinic #7 (3:30-5:00)
  • Tuesday, April 25th - 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 27th - Full Band Parade Rehearsal (3-5) - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • Friday, April 28th - Band Banquet ticket $$$ & St. Louis Room $$$ is due!
  • Monday, May 1st - Fall 2017 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 2016 Guard in the library.
  • May 2nd & 4th - Full Band Parade Rehearsals (3-5) - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • Tuesday, May 2nd - Porch Swingin' Event - Time:  TBA - Rutherford Log Cabin - It should be a great FREE night of music!  I hope all of you will make plans to attend.
  • Tuesday, May 2nd- Memorization Test over Amazing Grace for Concert Band Members.  Non Concert Band members will play off both parade band tunes that day as well.
  • Friday, May 5th - Band Banquet - 6:30 - First Baptist Church - Dyer, TN. Advanced ticket REQUIRED!
  • Saturday, May 6th - 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.
  • May 9th & 11th - Full Band Rehearsals (3-5)
  • Friday, May 12th - Strawberry Festival - 9:30 - Humboldt - We will meet at 8:00 am in the band room for immediate departure to Humboldt.  We will leave for St. Louis from Humboldt!
  • Saturday, May 13th - St. Louis Cardinals game!
  • Friday, May 19th - Graduation - 6:00 pm - Bo Booth Gymnasium - All non graduating concert band members MUST be in their seats in concert attire no later than 5:15!