April 9, 2017

posted Apr 9, 2017, 1:51 PM by GCHS Band


  • Any student who is NOT in Concert Band but is planning to come back for Parade Band needs to see me THIS WEEK to sign up for a hotel room for the St. Louis trip.
  • All students who still owe a debt from this past fall will be issued a letter from me tomorrow stating the amount of the debt and what the debt is for.  Please sign and return those as soon as possible acknowledging that you are aware of the debt.  Remember students who owe a debt will not be allowed to graduate if a senior or attend the first June rehearsal for anyone not graduating and planning to be a part of the fall marching band!
  • The percussion section is currently selling bed sheets.  If you or someone you know would like to order some of these please see any percussionists to place your order.
  • The Jazz Band will meet TOMORROW from 3:15-4:30 in the theater!
  • Fall 2017 Guard Clinic #5 will take place TOMORROW from 3:30 until 5 in the main gym!
  • The Booster Meeting scheduled for TOMORROW NIGHT will take place on Thursday in the theater immediately following the concert!  Your students have to move equipment back to the band room so you might as well stay and be involved in the booster club organization!
  • 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.
  • ATTENTION SENIORS/SENIOR PARENTS:  Pictures of you/your student are due no later than THIS FRIDAY to be included in the band banquet video! 
  • St. Louis Shirt Orders + $$$ are due no later than NEXT MONDAY!  The order form is attached.
  • 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!
  • Brent Jones (alumnus of the GC Band) is currently marching with an independent percussion ensemble.  His ensemble will be competing in the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH April 20-22.  Tico will be hosting a viewing party to support Brent either in the band room or the theater depending on availability.  The viewing party is FREE and open to anyone who wants to come out and support Brent!  Times and exact location will become available the closer we get to the date.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, April 17th - Jazz Band Rehearsal (3:15-4:30), Guard Clinic #6 (3:30-5:00)

  • Monday, April 24th - Memorization Test over the parade band tune (worth 33% of your student's grade for this nine weeks)!

  • Tuesday, April 25th - After school parade band rehearsal (3:15-5:00) for all NON CONCERT BAND MEMBERS and ALL COLOR GUARD MEMBERS!    Remember if your student is NOT in concert band and is NOT involved in a major sport then they MUST come back for ALL PARADE BAND REHEARSALS/PARADES in order to attend the band banquet!

  • Thursday, April 27th - Full Band Parade Band Rehearsal - 3:15-5:00 - This includes BOTH concert and non concert band members!  Attendance at after school rehearsals is worth 33% of your student's grade for the nine weeks!
  • Friday, April 21st - Memory Book Balances are DUE!  Balances will be sent out SOON!
  • Friday, April 28th - St. Louis Hotel Money is DUE!  Amounts will be released as soon as we know them (~$25/student).
  • Monday, May 1st - Fall 2017 Color Guard Auditions - 3:30 - Main Gym - Parent meeting to follow in the library.
  • May 2nd & 4th - Full Parade Band Rehearsals (3-5)
  • Friday, May 5th - Band Banquet - 6:30 - First Baptist Church Dyer - All students are admitted for FREE!  Ticket prices and quantities available for family and friends will be made available closer to the date.
  • Saturday, May 6th - Teapot Parade @ 10:00 am in Trenton!  Students will have to be in Trenton at 9:15 dressed in full uniform for the parade!
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Apr 9, 2017, 1:51 PM