August 11, 2019

posted Aug 11, 2019, 12:19 PM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the Week:

  • Monday - Guard Sectionals (3-5); A. Sax/Mellophone Sectional (4-5); Percussion Sectionals (5-8)
  • Tuesday - Full Band (3-5); all other Hornline Sectionals (5-6)
  • Thursday - Full Band (3-5); Preview Night Dinner (6:00 pm); Preview Show @ 6:30
  • Thanks to all those who got out and presold tickets for the Preview Show this Thursday!  Each person that you sold a ticket to will need to check in @ the south gate (the one closest to the field house) beginning at  6 Thursday under your student's name.  They will then proceed to the concession stand to pick up their meal before the preview show begins at 6:30.  Band students will eat right after they perform.  We will order a little extra food but no one is guaranteed food unless they purchased an advanced ticket!
  • The 2nd memorization test for the semester will be TOMORROW over the ballad (measures R-X) during band class time!  All students will be expected to play the entire song from beginning to end MEMORIZED in order to perform at the Preview Show on Thursday!  The Part #1 Memorization grades have been posted in PowerSchool if you have access and students have seen their grades posted on the office window by their assigned number. 
  • I always allow students to retake memorization tests for a better grade for ~4-5 days after the original test due to testing anxiety, not being prepared to test alone, etc.  Students who made below a 70 on the opener memorization test MUST RETEST by 3:15 TOMORROW to change their grade!  They must play it by Thursday MEMORIZED in order to march at the Preview Show but after tomorrow's deadline a replay will not change a student's grade.
  • Band Booster Meeting - TOMORROW NIGHT - 7:00 pm - Band Room - Come be a part as plan for this week and our upcoming competition!
  • We hope to have a FULL HOUSE on Thursday night to see the first public performance of our Fall 2019 Show:  "Letters Home"!  Be sure and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to come out for preview night THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!  These kids have been working extremely hard and would love to have a sold out crowd for the performance on Thursday.  The show will start at 6:30 in the stadium.
  • POLOS WILL BE IN THIS WEEK!  Be sure your student has paid his/her $15 in order to receive his/her polo for the preview show on Thursday!  You can send in your payment to the band office in an envelope or pay via CutTime.  If you have paid via the envelope system you should still see your payment posted on CutTime within a couple of days of you sending in the payment.  If you questions, you can contact Andie Watson.
  • The band will have regular rehearsal on Thursday (until 5:00).  After the students eat they will have until 6 to cool off and change clothes.  We will then meet at 6 in the stadium for warm-up before the show starting at 6:30.  The attire for the evening will be polos (TUCKED IN), khaki shorts, and tennis shoes.  This will be the first performance grade for the students which is 33% of the student's grade for the nine weeks.  Immediately following the performance the high school band students will eat.  Remember each high school band student eats for FREE!  After everything is cleaned up students will be allowed to leave.
  • We will need plenty of hands to help on Thursday night at the Preview Show.  If you can help please contact Jennifer Lowrance or Laurie Baker.
  • THIS FRIDAY IS THE ABSOLUTE LAST DAY TO TURN IN A TRAILER SPONSOR FOR THIS YEAR as we travel for our first away football game two weeks from this Friday.
  • Continue to pay for marching shoes ($37/band; $35/guard)!  These should be in at the beginning of September and only those students who have paid for them will receive them!
  • The first football game for the Fall 2019 Season will be NEXT Friday, August 23rd vs. Obion County @7!  Students will have to be dressed in polos and khakis and in their seats at 5:45
  • Remember all performances are MANDATORY unless a student has a doctor's note, death in the family, accident coming to school, etc.  Performances are 33% of a student's grade for the nine weeks!
  • The next band fee payment ($30) + guard fee payment ($37) will be due by Sunday, September 1st.  Make every effort to pay this payment ON TIME so that the band can take care of all of its bills that are due on the 1st.  All payments can be made in the band office using our envelope system or via CutTime.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Next Week will be regular rehearsal schedule.  See the website calendar for specific details.
  • Monday, August 19th - Memorization Test over the closer (measures X-end) during band class!
  • Friday, August 23rd - FB vs. Obion County @ HOME! - Students will have to be in their seats dressed at 5:45.