March 17, 2019

posted Mar 17, 2019, 11:36 AM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

  • Monday - Brass Ensemble (3:15-4:30), Low Brass Ensemble (4:30-6 ) - Band Room
  • Wednesday - Woodwind Ensemble- 3:15-4:30 - Band Room
  • Thursday - Jazz Band - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room


  • Color Guard Audition Clinic #3 is TOMORROW from 3:30 until 5!  Be sure to invite someone new to attend.  The $40 audition fee will be due at this clinic.  Remember CASH ONLY!
  • Middle School Concerts - THIS TUESDAY - 6:30 - Theater - Let's support the future of our band program!
  • Drum Major Audition Clinics will take place THIS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY from 4:15-5:30 in the band room.  The deadline to turn in a contract and audition fees was this past Friday.  We have 8 students trying out for only 2 spots.  The competition will be tough.
  • Drum Major Auditions are THIS FRIDAY starting at 4:15!  Good Luck to all 8 trying out.
  • We are on Spring Break NEXT WEEK!  Enjoy your time away from school with family!
  • After Spring Break we will be selling cases of Pepsi Products (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr. P, Diet Dr. P, water, etc.) for $20 for 24 16.9 oz. bottles.  This is a GREAT DEAL @ only $0.83/bottle!  This fundraiser will take care of buses/equipment to parades, music for parades, band banquet decorations/senior gifts, and start the preparation for our fireworks order for this summer.  Each student will be asked to sell at least 6 cases or get $30 in donations.  All money and orders will be due back no later than Friday, April 12th!  We need EVERYONE to do his/her part in making this fundraiser a success!
  • We still have a few 8th graders on the fence about doing high school band or not.  I have shared their names with the band.  If you know these students please encourage them to at least give band a try.  If their parents have questions or if the student has questions that you can not answer please send them my way, I will be glad to talk to them either on the phone or in person.
  • Continue to take care of outstanding debt!  Check CutTime or have your student ask me for a printed copy of your student's account statement for up-to-date balances.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 2nd - Fall 2019 Percussion Section (battery and front ensemble) Audition Clinics BEGIN!  5-8pm - Band Room
  • April 10-13 - All State Music Educators Convention - Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN
  • Monday, April 15th - All lettering criteria for the 2018-19 school year IS DUE!  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Thursday, April 18th - Pops Concert - 6:30 - Theater - Mandatory Performance for all concert band members!
  • Friday, April 19th - Good Friday - NO SCHOOL!
  • Tuesday, April 23rd - First Parade Band Rehearsal for all non Concert Band Members and guard members - 3:15-5:00 - Any member of the marching band who is NOT in the Concert Band or is in the color guard MUST attend ALL after school rehearsals and parades in order to attend the band banquet.
  • Thursday April 25th - Parade Band Rehearsal for EVERYONE!  3:15-5:00.  This is a MANDATORY for all concert band members and those wishing to attend the banquet!