March 19, 2017

posted Mar 19, 2017, 3:06 PM by GCHS Band


  • Thanks to everyone who did his/her part in selling drinks for the St. Louis Trip!  One student sold 36 cases!  You guys raised over $3000 to go towards the trip which will make the cost significantly less than originally planned.
  • Permission Slips for Concert Festival are due TOMORROW!
  • Jazz Band will meet TOMORROW from 3:15-4:30 in the band room!
  • Fall 2017 Color Guard Clinic #3 will take place TOMORROW from 3:30-5:00 in the main gym!  The $40 (cash ONLY!) audition fee is due TOMORROW!
  • Fall 2017 Front Ensemble Audition Clinic #1 will take place THIS TUESDAY from 5-7 in the band room and Clinic #2 will take place THIS THURSDAY from 5-7!  Anyone in grades 8-11 interested in auditioning for the front ensemble for the fall must attend the audition clinics!
  • Brass Ensemble will meet THIS THURSDAY from 3:15-4:30 in the band room.
  • Fall 2017 Drum Major Auditions will take place THIS THURSDAY @ 3:30 in the theater.  This date has been changed due to the funeral on Tuesday.  Let me Ms. Sharon know if there are conflicts ASAP!
  • There is a rehearsal scheduled after school for this Thursday on the spring calendar.  We will NOT have this rehearsal on Thursday.
  • Concert Festival is THIS FRIDAY @ Liberty Tech HS in Jackson!  We will meet at 7:55 in the band room for a brief rehearsal.  We will load the buses at 9:00 for immediate departure to Liberty.  We will arrive at the fast food restaurants in Jackson around 10:00 for an early lunch due to buses having to be back before school is out to run their afternoon routes.  We will eat from 10:00-11:00.  We will arrive at Liberty at 11:15.  We will then use the restroom and report to warm-up at 11:35.  Our performance time is at NOON.  Schedule is attached.  If you are in the area and would like to stop by and listen you are more than welcome to.  We will then go into the sight reading room (NO PARENTS IN HERE PLEASE!) and then take a picture.  Students will need money for lunch!  We will load the bus at ~1:00 to head back to GC.  The attire for the day is black and white ONLY!  Guys will be issued a tie this week that they must wear as part of their attire.  All attire must be school appropriate.
  • If you want to check your child out after Concert Festival on Friday you must turn in a ride home form no later than Thursday at 3:00 pm AND call the school office and check your child out through the school.
  • Seniors need to get their pictures to Mrs. Kim Todd to be included in the Band Banquet DVD ASAP!  You can send them electronically (preferred) or send them in an envelope to school and give them to Henry.  Be sure names are on the backs of each picture.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, April 3rd - Jazz Band Rehearsal - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room
  • Monday, April 3rd - Guard Clinic #3 - 3:30-5:00 - Main Gym
  • Tuesday, April 4th - Front Ensemble Audition Clinic #3 - 5-7 - Band Room
  • Thursday, April 6th - Brass Ensemble Rehearsal - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room
  • Thursday, April 6th - Front Ensemble Audition Clinic #4 - 5-7 - Band Room
  • Thursday, April 13th - Pop Concert - 6:30 - Theater - All Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Brass Ensemble students will have to be there in their seats at 5:45!