June 16, 2019

posted Jun 16, 2019, 10:10 AM by GCHS Band


  • Happy Father's Day to all of our great band dads out there!  We hope you have a wonderful day!
  • Thanks to all the parents who showed up last week to helped in getting the trailer ready for its NEW WRAP coming this fall!
  • What a great start to the year we had this past Tuesday night!  We had about 90% of the band at the first rehearsal!
  • Our 2nd June rehearsal will take place NEXT TUESDAY (18th) from 6-9 pm.  Remember to BE ON TIME! and prepared with everything that you need (music, instrument, pencil, etc.).  Students must attend 2 out of the 3 June rehearsals in order to obtain a spot in the fall show.  If they do not they will be put on the alternate list and will be available to the first spot that comes open in the show.
  • Students should be practicing their show music (beginning - M) that we covered this past Tuesday night.  This week we will work letter M-W.  We only get better if EVERYONE practices.
  • Many of the band students that attended last Tuesday's rehearsal should have been fitted for his/her uniform.  We will continue with more fittings this week.  Thanks to all the ladies who showed up to help with the fitting of the uniforms!
  • We began our peaches fundraiser this past Tuesday night.  Each student is asked to sell at least 6 trays of peaches (20-22 peaches/tray) or get $30 in donations.  Orders + Money are due no later than the LAST TUESDAY NIGHT REHEARSAL (June 25th).  If your student is not going to be at this rehearsal be sure that your student turns it in this week or makes arrangements to get his/her order to the next week's rehearsal because we must have a final count by next Wednesday.  There has been an update to the peaches delivery date...Peaches should be here the week of July 8th!!!  Make your plans to pick up your peaches that week! 
  • We also began our optional Boston Butt fundraiser for the 4th of July!  If you know of anyone who needs BBQ for the 4th then this is the fundraiser for them.  Each butt contains 6-8 lbs. of BBQ for only $30!  These will be available for pick-up at the Dyer City Park on the 4th at 8 am.  Orders + Money are due no later than the LAST TUESDAY NIGHT REHEARSAL (25th)!  See attached order form.
  • All forms (7 total) are due no later than NEXT TUESDAY'S REHEARSAL!  Be sure you get these filled out and turned in.  Failure to turn these forms in will result in your student not being able to participate in band camp.  All forms can be found on the band's website (http:/gchsmarchingpioneers.org).
  • The first $35 band fee payment must be made by the final June rehearsal unless other payment arrangements have been made.  Make every effort to make this and any payments in a timely manner so that the band is able to pay our bills on time.  Remember that we ACCEPT PAYMENTS VIA DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD THIS YEAR or you can pay using the Cut Time software!  If you want to pay with a card in person, just bring your card to the office Tuesday night and you will be emailed a receipt!  All checks should be made to Gibson County High School Band.
  • Please note that Cut Time does NOT automatically post your payments to your account when you make them.  Mrs. Andie has to manually go in and post them.  Cut Time hopefully will have the automatic posting up and running in the near future but until then you have to wait until Andie has an opportunity (~1-2 days) to go in and manually post the payments.
  • Mrs. Andie and Mrs. Lawanda will once again be in the band office around 5:30 next Tuesday to accept all forms and payments.
  • Remember if you student is wanting to purchase a flip folder and/or a lyre for the 4th of July parades, band camp, stand music, pep band, etc that Mr. Agee will be taking all orders until the last June rehearsal at which time we will place the order.  Prices are attached to this email.  Money for the flip folders/lyres is not due until they arrive!
  • Percussionists should be getting shirt sponsors (5 total) or paying their percussion fee of $125 by August 1st!  This is in addition to regular band fees.  This form with all pertinent information went home last week with each percussionist.
  • Guard should be paying their first $66 of their guard fee ($16/gloves + $50 uniform fee) by the end of July.  Students will not receive their gloves and uniforms will not be ordered until these fees are paid.  These are in addition to regular band fees.
  • Trailer Sponsors can be turned in NOW!  This is a great way to get your business advertised or show your support by placing your name on the back of the trailer that travels everywhere the band goes!  This form was on a bright sheet of paper when you received your packet of band information either in the mail or at freshmen orientation. 
  • We need workers for fireworks!  The fireworks stand will open on June 25th!  If you have been unable to sign-up for a time to work please contact Jennifer Lowrance at jlo012575@gmail.com ASAP so we get all these times covered!
  • As we get closer to band camp, be sure your student is getting outside!  This will be key to them being able to handle the sun and heat at band camp!
  • The band has a facebook page.  You have to request permission to join but everyone is invited to join.  The page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/273967556115889/.  Some GREAT pictures have already been added from last Tuesday's rehearsal if you haven't checked them out yet.  If you at a rehearsal, football game, competition, etc. and capture a picture of the band, please share it with the band family on our facebook page.  We have a lot of great pictures and memories on this page and we hope to continue that tradition this year!
  • Be sure if you are not a part of the Remind! group that you join TODAY!  There is a lot of important typically last minute information that goes out via remind.  To join simply follow this link:  https://www.remind.com/join/399cca.
Upcoming Dates:
  • June 25th - Final June Rehearsal - 6-9 pm - Attendance is REQUIRED at 2 out of the 3 to get a spot in the fall show!
  • June 25th - All forms, first band fee payment, Peaches Orders + Money, and Boston Butt orders + money are DUE!
  • July 3rd - 4th of July Parade rehearsal - 9am-11am - Band Room and Outside - All who are in town are encouraged to attend in order to support our hometown communities.  Lettering credit is offered for those who attend BOTH the rehearsal and the parades.
  • July 4th - 4th of July parade(s) - Dyer (9am) & Kenton (11am)
  • July 8-12 - Guard/Percussion Camp - 8-4:30 (Battery percussion times will vary from this schedule) - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 10-12 - Fundamentals Camp - EVERYONE - 8-11:30 - Attendance is MANDATORY!
  • July 15-19 - Full Band Camp - EVERYONE - 8-DARK - Attendance is MANDATORY!