September 2, 2019

posted Sep 2, 2019, 8:17 AM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

  • Tuesday - Full Band (3-5); Hornline, Percussion, & Guard Sectionals (5-6) 
  • Thursday - Full Band (3-5)
  • Friday - FB @ Halls – 7:00 pm – We will meet at 4:30 for immediate departure.

  • I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing Labor Day today!
  • Thanks to all those who traveled to Martin this past Friday night.  We really could not do what we do without great chaperones, pit moms/dads, and everyone that helps us get from point A to point B!  A special thanks from Tico to those who helped getting the front ensemble equipment to/from the field.
  • You all should be receiving your September Financial Statements through CutTime via email soon to let you know what we have you recorded as paying and when.  When you receive your statement, if you see anything that is not correct, please contact Andie Watson at 
  • Cup/Tumbler Orders + $$$ are due THIS FRIDAY!  Each student is asked to sell at least 3 cups in order to make this fundraiser a success.  Please do your part to make it happen!
  • This Friday we travel to Halls.  The game begins at 7pm.  The attire will still be khaki shorts/pants, polos, and tennis shoes.  We will march the same amount of show this week as we did last week due to time constraints.  RIDE HOME FORMS ARE DUE BY THIS THURSDAY @ 5PM!  NO EXCEPTIONS!  We will always follow the same sign-out procedures that we did this past week.
  • Visor/Cap orders + $$$ are due NEXT MONDAY!  This is an optional fundraiser but open for anyone interested.
  • Band Booster Meeting - NEXT MONDAY NIGHT - 7:00 pm - Band Room - Come be a part!
  • ATTENTION SENIORS & SENIOR PARENTS:  The state scholarship application deadline is October 1st!  You do not have to be a music major to get some money to be in band in college!  Don’t miss this opportunity!  The scholarship application still hasn't been released as of yet but should be soon.  Take a look at the Division I website ( in order to access the scholarship application when it becomes available.
  • Many of you did not make your September band fee payment of $30 this past Friday.  Please take care of this payment ASAP so that they band can ensure that the booster organization can take care of our bills in a timely fashion.
  • Marching Shoes are in and should be given to your student at some point this week IF they have paid for his/her shoes.  The MTX brand marching shoes is a REQUIRED component of the uniform.  It is suggested that students break these shoes in BEFORE wearing them at a game or a competition.
  • Theme Shirt/Merchandise Orders should be in THIS WEEK!  Stay tuned for more information with regards to when they will be distributed.
  • Next Friday Night (13th) we will wear uniforms for the first time.  Each student will need his/her own theme shirt (one free shirt will be distributed this week), pair of MTX marching shoes (distributed this week if ordered and paid for), gloves ($3/pair - see Mr. Agee to purchase), black socks (MUST BE MID-CALF OR HIGHER), NO JEWELRY!
  • Continue to download and take a look at All-West Music at under the "forms and practice tools" tab.  If you don't have a printer at home I will be more than happy to print off a copy for your student at school.  Simply have them ask me to print them a copy.  Auditions are not until January so a little bit of practice time now will really increase your child's chances of making one of the All West bands when auditions take place in January!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, September 12th - We will play at a Bonfire Pep Rally that night.  Time is TBA.
  • Friday, September 13th - FB vs. Sheffield - 7:00 - We will meet at 5:15 for this game dressed in full uniform.  Homecoming activities begin at 6:30.
  • Saturday, September 14th - Union City Contest – This contest is a prelims/finals event.  There are 14 bands in prelims which 10 will advance to finals that night.  The contest begins at 12:36 pm.  Our prelims performance time is 3:24 with finals beginning at 6:30.  The band boosters will feed the kids between prelims and finals.  Our meeting time will be released when we get closer to the event.  This will be our first competition of the year.  I hope that many of you plan to attend and cheer on these kids!  To find up-to-date contest information you can go to
  • Friday, September 20th - FB vs. Union City - 7:00 pm - We will meet at 5:45 dressed in full uniform.
  • Saturday, September 21st – Bethel Competition (AM) / South Gibson Contest (PM) - Meeting times will be released after schedules have been released.