February 4, 2018

posted Feb 4, 2018, 12:15 PM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

  • Monday - Jazz Band - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room
  • Tuesday - Brass Ensemble - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room; Pep Band Game @ 6 - Students will have to be in their seats at 5:30 dressed in GC attire.
  • Wednesday - Woodwind Ensemble/Low Brass Ensemble - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room/Cafeteria
  • Thursday - Percussion Ensemble - 5-8 - Band Room - NO BRASS ENSEMBLE DUE TO ALL-WEST!


  • All hotel rooms are set with Thomas Tours for the NY Trip.  This should determine everyone's final payment that MUST be postmarked by TOMORROW!  Call Thomas Tours if you are unsure of the amount.
  • Thanks to all of you who sold shirts/hoodies for the trip.  We were unsure of the profit margins on these until we knew how many were sold.  Now that we have that, we know that the profits are as follows:  short sleeve shirts - $7/shirts sold; long sleeve shirts - $7.50/shirts sold; sweatshirt/hoodie - $10/sold.  You can figure this into for your final payment as Rhonda will not mail this check until this week so Thomas Tours will NOT know about this amount yet.
  • We signed up for Solo & Ensemble on Friday.  All solos and ensembles are $10 per event entered.  Entry fees are due by THIS WEDNESDAY!  Remember that Solo & Ensemble practice is the responsibility of the student and we are here to help if they need help.  They need to just ask!
  • Bus sign-ups will take place in the near future for the NY Trip.  Stay tuned to your email for sign-ups.
  • We have a Pep Band Game THIS Tuesday night vs. TCA.  Students will have to be dressed in GC attire and in their seats at 5:30 for the game.  We have moved the meet time so the members of the brass ensemble will have a little bit of time to get something to eat before we meet for the game.  This is a MANDATORY performance grade for ALL concert band members!
  • The All-West Honor Band Clinic is THIS THURSDAY-SATURDAY!  Students will leave at 8:30 on that Thursday.  Students will need breakfast items for the hotel room and money for 4 meals.  Concert attire (black/white) will be worn on that Saturday for the concerts.
  • State Championship Rings will be delivered on Tuesday, February 13th at the beginning of band class time (1:30).  Students MUST have their remaining balance (see attached list) with them on this date in order to receive their ring.  All checks should be made out to Jostens.  Contact Jostens directly with problems or questions.
  • A lot of great opportunities for our students are coming up from our local universities in the coming days.  I sent them all out via remind if you need to look back for registration details.  Take advantage of these opportunities as they will be GREAT for your student!
  • Don't forget the FINAL DOCUMENTS MEETING for the NY Trip is on Monday, March 5th @ 6:00 pm in the library!  EVERYONE (both parents and students) need to make plans to be there!