March 30, 2018

posted Mar 30, 2018, 12:18 PM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

  • Monday - Jazz Band - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room
  • Wednesday - Woodwind Ensemble/Low Brass Ensemble - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room/Cafeteria
  • Thursday - Brass Ensemble - 3:15-4:30 - Band Room


  • Happy Easter Everyone!  I hope that everyone has enjoyed their Spring Break and are ready to finish out these final few weeks of the Spring Semester!
  • A BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE (chaperones, parents, students, drivers, etc.) who made our New York Trip a success!  I hope that every student who went on the trip made memories that will last them a lifetime!
  • We will begin our (HOPEFULLY) FINAL FUNDRAISER for this school year on Monday!  We will be selling cake rolls (see picture attached).  These are made by the same company that makes the butter braided bread that we sell each fall.  Each student will be asked to sell at least 6 cake rolls or get $30 in donations.  Order forms will go home with your student on Monday.  All orders + $$$ will be due back in no later than Friday, April 13th!  Orders will be delivered on May 8th.  The money earned on this fundraiser will supply our funds needed for expenses for the remainder of this semester.  We need EVERYONE to do his/her part to make this fundraiser a success!
  • Fall 2018 Guard Audition Clinics will continue THIS MONDAY from 3:30 until 5 in the main gym.  Each student who is auditioning must pay the $40 (CASH ONLY!) audition fee at this clinic.  
  • Fall 2018 Drum Major Audition Clinics will take place THIS TUESDAY & NEXT TUESDAY from 3:30 until 4:30 in the band room.  Anyone interested in auditioning for the position of drum major or wanting conducting experience should attend these clinics.  Contact Ms. Sharon with questions or additional details.
  • Fall 2018 Percussion Auditions BEGIN THIS WEEK!  Audition Clinics will take place every Tuesday & Thursday from 5-8 pm until April 17th in the band room.  Any student wishing to play in the front ensemble or the battery for the Fall 2018 season MUST ATTEND these clinics.  Talk with Tico ASAP if there are questions or conflicts.  He MUST know if your student is not going to be at a clinic or they will NOT be on the line for the fall!
  • Mrs. Kim needs Senior pictures for the Band Banquet video ASAP!  Please email those to her if at all possible!  If you can't email them, send a hard copy to the school and have your student take them to her in the main office in a sealed envelope.  These will be returned to you after the banquet in May.  If you don't send pictures your senior will not be included on the senior DVD at the banquet!  Take care of this ASAP!
  • As of Christmas Break we had over $6000 in outstanding debt from this past fall.  Many of you have paid off your debt but there are still those that have not.  I have attached the latest debt list that I have at home which is that at Christmas Break.  If you have paid since then rest assured your debt has been taken off the list.  If you have not paid, make a conscience effort to take care of this debt ASAP!  Remember seniors will NOT receive his/her diploma until this debt has been taken care of and freshmen-juniors will NOT be allowed to attend the first June rehearsal until this debt has been taken care of!  Any questions concerning the debt please contact myself or Rhonda Upchurch.

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 9, 16, 23, & 30 - Fall 2018 Color Guard Audition Clinics - 3:30-5 - Main Gym
  • Monday, April 9th - Band Booster Meeting - 7:00 pm - Band Room
  • Tuesday, April 10th - Fall 2018 Drum Major Audition Clinic - 3:30-4:30 - Band Room
  • April 10, 12, 17 - Fall 2018 Percussion Section Clinics/Auditions - 5-8 - Band Room
  • Tuesday, April 17th - Fall 2018 Drum Major Auditions - 3:30 - Band Room
  • Thursday, April 19th - Pops Concert - 6:30 - Theater - Attendance is MANDATORY for all Concert Band Members!
  • April 24, 26, May 1, 3, 8, 10 - Parade Band Rehearsals - 3:15-5:00 - Attendance is MANDATORY for all Concert Band Members and anyone not in concert band wishing to attend the Band Banquet!!!