September 10, 2017

posted Sep 10, 2017, 2:43 PM by GCHS Band   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 2:44 PM ]
Rehearsal Schedule for the week:
  • Monday - Guard Sectional (3-5); Alto Saxes/Mellophone Sectional (3:15-4:30); Percussion Sectional (5-8)
  • Tuesday - Full Band (3-5); all other hornline sectionals (5-6)
  • Thursday - Full Band (3-5)
  • Friday - FB @ Adamsville - The band will NOT travel to this game!
  • Saturday - Union City Marching Invitational - Meet at 9 am for immediate departure
Announcements for the week:
  • Thanks to everyone who traveled to the South Fulton game on Friday!  A special thanks to all of chaperones and pit crew members!
  • Our last Band Booster Meeting before our own contest (GCMI) will be TOMORROW NIGHT @ 7:00 PM in the band room!  It takes everyone to pull off our contest at GC.  Please make every effort to attend the meeting TOMORROW NIGHT!  If you are unable to attend and still want to be plugged in somewhere at the contest contact Kim Todd before the meeting at and she will get you plugged in at the contest in some capacity.
  • We will begin selling Boston Butts THIS THURSDAY!  The butts will be available for pick up the morning of our competition (September 30th).  Each butt will be $30 which contains 6-8 lbs. of BBQ.  If you've never had one then you're really missing out.  If you're helping out with the contest that day they are still good reheated or even frozen.  This is NOT a mandatory fundraiser but rather an opportunity for anyone to order BBQ who would like some.  All orders + money are due no later than NEXT THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st!  The order form is attached to this email.
  • Braided Bread orders + $$$ are due THIS FRIDAY!  Each student is asked to sell at least 6 loaves or get $30 in donations.
  • All trophy sponsors are due THIS FRIDAY!  Any sponsorship turned in this week will be credited towards your October NYC trip payment.  No sponsorships will be accepted after Friday due to the printing of the program for the competition!
  • Friday night is football @ Adamsville!  The band will NOT travel to this game!
  • Saturday is our 1st competition of the season @ Union City!  We will meet at 9:00am for immediate departure to Union City.  This is a prelims/finals show in which only the top 10 scoring bands regardless of class advance to finals.  This contest is HUGE.  There are a lot of great bands on the schedule and a lot of big bands on the schedule so we have to bring our A game in prelims in order to try and secure one of the top 10 spots that evening.  We perform at 12:45 in the preliminary competition.  See the attached itinerary for exact details.  The students will need money for lunch at the concession stand and the boosters will provide dinner for the students at the buses immediately following the preliminary competition. Full contest information including admission pricing can be found at  Ride home forms (see attached) for Saturday are due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY @ 3:00 PM!  NO EXCEPTIONS!  I hope many of you make the short drive up to Union City to help cheer on these great kids!  Sit together and be loud for these kids!
  • Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to bring some food item for this Saturday in order to feed the kids!
  • Don't forget about Kim's email from this past week asking your students to bring drinks (2-12 pack of cans - PEPSI PRODUCTS ONLY!) for our competition.  Once your students brings them they need to place them under the band room table with your child's name on them.  The last day to bring your drinks for our competition is Wednesday, September 20th!  By bringing in drinks we profit more on the competition so we can provide more things for your student!  Please do your part and bring in your drinks.
  • The deadline for Senior Scholarship Application for State is October 1st!  All applications MUST be postmarked by this date!   This is FREE MONEY!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
Upcoming Dates:
  • NEXT WEEK IS HOMECOMING WEEK!  We will play at the bonfire on Thursday night.  Time and meeting place will be sent in next week's announcements.
  • Friday, September 22nd - NO SCHOOL!  Parent/Teacher Conference!
  • Friday, September 22nd - FB vs. West Carroll (Homecoming) - 7:00 pm - Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30.  We will meet at 5:30 dressed in full uniform.
  • Saturday, September 23rd - Arlington Competition - Schedule was sent out on remind yesterday.  We will meet early afternoon for rehearsal that day.
  • Friday, September 29th - FB vs Peabody (Home) - 7:00 - This is 8th grade night.  Students must be dressed in full uniform and in their seats at 5:30!
  • Saturday, September 30th - GCMI!!!  Students will have to be at the school early that morning and will be there until late that night!
GCHS Band,
Sep 10, 2017, 2:43 PM
GCHS Band,
Sep 10, 2017, 2:43 PM