February 18, 2018

posted Feb 18, 2018, 12:59 PM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

  • Monday - NO SCHOOL!  President's Day!
  • Tuesday - Percussion Ensemble - 5-8 - Band Room
  • Wednesday - Jazz Band/Woodwind Ensemble/Low Brass Ensemble - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room/Cafeteria
  • Thursday - Brass Ensemble - 3:15-4:30 (DRESS REHEARSAL) - Percussion Ensemble - 5-8 - Band Room

  • Happy President's Day!  I hope everyone enjoys their day off!
  • Our Classical Concert will be NEXT THURSDAY (1st) @ 6:30 in theatre!  The concert is free and open to the public.  You will hear performances from the jazz band, concert band, percussion ensemble, low brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, and the brass ensemble!  It will be a great night of music so invite your family friends out to the concert!  Students will have to be dressed and on stage at 5:45 in concert attire (NO JEANS, TSHIRTS, SHORTS, TENNIS SHOES, ETC.).
  • NEXT SATURDAY (3rd) is Solo/Ensemble Festival @ North Side in Jackson!  Our performance time is 9:30 am!  Students will need to be at North Side no later than 9:00 to warm-up.  Students can ride a bus from GC or provide his/her own transportation to Jackson.  Those riding the bus, the bus will leave GC at 8:15.  We will begin listening to students NEXT WEEK and if we don't think they are prepared then we will NOT allow them to attend the festival so make sure your student is practicing his/her music!
  • The POSSIBLE contest DATES and Football Games have been listed on the calendar on the band's website (http://gchsmarchingpioneers.org) so you can start planning your schedules accordingly for the fall!  The school calendar for the 18-19 school year will be added once it has been released.
  • On Monday, March 5th we will have our New York Trip Final Documents/Information in the library!!!  Attendance is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED by the BOTH the students, parents (going or not going on the trip), and ANYONE else going on the trip.  EVERY PERSON (adult or child) who goes on the trip will be required to have a NOTARIZED (this means DON'T SIGN THE FORM UNTIL YOU ARE SITTING IN FRONT OF THE NOTARY) medical/release form BEFORE you will be allowed to board the bus on March 15th.  The form is attached to this email.  We have will have 2 notaries on hand from 6-6:30 on the night of the 15th to notarize forms.  If you do not get it notarized that night then bring it with you to the meeting ALREADY NOTARIZED.  Our Thomas Tours Representative, Mr. Johnny Thomas, will join us at 6:30 to give us any information (packing, spending money, etc.) regarding the trip that you will need to know.  He will also answer any questions that you may have about the trip.  Mrs. Kim Todd will then follow with a brief band booster meeting for the month of March.  I will then meet with all chaperones following the booster meeting.  THIS MEETING IS VERY IMPORTANT!  Make every attempt to attend if possible.
Upcoming Dates:
  • Monday, February 26th - Jazz Band Dress Rehearsal (last rehearsal before the concert) - 3:15-4:30 - Theatre
  • Tuesday, February 27th - Percussion Ensemble Dress Rehearsal - 5-8 - Theatre
  • Wednesday, February 28th - Low Brass Ensemble/Woodwind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal - 3:15-4:30 - Theatre and Band Room
  • Thursday, March 1st - Classical Concert - 6:30 - Theatre - FREE!  Students will have to be there at 5:45 dressed in concert attire!
  • Saturday, March 3rd - Solo/Ensemble - Jackson North Side - Time:  9:30.  Students need to be there no later than 9:00.  The bus leaves GC @ 8:15.
  • Monday, March 5th - Fall 2018 Color Guard Audition Clinics BEGIN - 3:30-5:00 - Main Gym - Information regarding the auditions will be available soon!  Mr. Agee/Mr. Mayhall will have information at the middle schools for the middle schoolers who are interested.  Be sure if you know of anyone in grades 8-11 in our side of the district who is interested in getting involved that you share this information with them!
  • Monday, March 5th - New York Trip Final Documents/Information Meeting - 6:00 pm - See above announcement concerning details.
GCHS Band,
Feb 18, 2018, 12:59 PM