STUDENTS: This is an important week where we will be learning Movement 3 of our field show! Make sure you're getting ahead on homework, staying hydrated, and getting as much rest as possible. Next week we have three performances - the Homecoming Pep Rally, the Homecoming Game / 8th Grade Band Night, and the University Field Show Tournament!
3RD DONATION OF $125 PAST DUE
The 3rd donation of $125 was due Friday, October 4th in the Drop Box. We cannot pay our instructional staff or for field show competitions without your donation. Checks are made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." If you are making a cash payment, please get a receipt from Mr. Loney before turning it into the Drop Box. You can also make an online payment here.
HOMECOMING PEP RALLY 10/25
Next Friday, October 25th we have a Pep Rally during school! Please wear your field show shirt and jeans. Color Guard will be wearing full uniform. Have pep tunes ready to play and we will be performing movement 1 and 2 for the school.
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME & 8TH GRADE BAND NIGHT 10/25
Next Friday, October 25th we also have the Homecoming Game and our 8th Grade Band Night! Make sure you bring everything you need for FULL UNIFORM - black compression shirt, black compression shorts, long black socks, polished black marching shoes. We will have quick run-through after school, a dinner break, and then will be back to change to uniform and practice the pep tunes with the 8th graders. During half-time we will be performing our field show for them.
PHOTO DAY AND UNIVERSITY FIELD TOURNAMENT 10/26
Next Saturday, October 26th is the University Field Tournament! Students have rehearsal at 9:30AM, run-through at 11:15AM (parent help needed), loading at 11:30AM, lunch (provided) at 12:30PM, changing into full uniform at 1:30PM, and band photos at 2:00PM. The bus will be departing at approximately 4:30PM and we perform at 7:35PM at University High School. Please see below for the full itinerary. Remember to hydrate and bring everything you need, including money if you want snacks at concessions after the performance. Price for spectators is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and children 6 and under are free. Click here for more info: https://csbc.compsuite.io/events/22533
HYDRATE AND EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST. BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR FULL UNIFORM AND THE COMPETITION. BRING MONEY FOR DINNER AT THE COMPETITION ($10-15).
9:00AM Band Room opens
9:25AM Rehearsal on practice field with all props
11:15AM Run-through - PARENT HELPERS NEEDED
11:30AM Load equipment and props - EVERYONE HELPS
12:30PM Lunch (provided)
1:30PM Change into full uniform ASAP
2:00PM Band Group Photo - GIVE THE ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO PHOTOGRAPHER.
2:45PM Buddy & individual photos
4:00PM Load busses (still changed into full uniform) 4:30PM Depart University High School
5:30PM Arrive / Use restrooms / Eat sack dinner / Unload (we will need parent help to set up props)
PUT CONCESSION MONEY IN YOUR POCKET BECAUSE WE WILL NOT BE COMING BACK TO THE BUS UNITL AFTER AWARDS
6:15PM Warm up
6:41PM Official Warm Up time
7:20PM Gate time
7:50PM Push equipment to side / Debrief
8:00PM Return to stadium to eat concessions, watch other bands, and use restroom - GROUPS 4+
8:45PM Awards - GAHR IS A CLASS ACT ON AND OFF THE FIELD. STUDENTS & PARENTS - PLEASE CHEER FOR YOUR LEADERS AND THE BAND NO MATTER THE PLACEMENT AND BE RESPECTFUL IN THE STANDS!
9:00PM Walk to busses
9:15PM LOAD EQUIPMENT AND PROPS FIRST BEFORE CHANGING - EVERYONE HELPS.
10:00PM Change out of uniform, hang CORRECTLY with sleeve (leave bag unzipped)
10:30PM Depart back to Gahr High School
11:15PM UNLOAD EQUIPMENT - EVERYONE HELPS
11:55PM Approximate Dismissal Time
STUDENTS RECEIVE PHOTO ORDER FORM
6:30AM Jazz Band - Rhythm Section only
3:00-5:00PM Rehearsal (Movement 3 music)
6:30AM Jazz Band - Winds only
4:45PM Set up for rehearsal
5:00-8:15PM Rehearsal (learn ballad drill)
6:00PM PARENTS: SIDELINE COVER AND BACKDROP BUILDING PARTY!
6th Period - Battery learn ballad drill
2:45PM Sectionals (optional)
3:00-4:00PM Ross sectionals (optional - upperclassmen only)
6:30AM Jazz Band - Full Jazz Band
3:00-5:30PM Rehearsal (full ensemble on ballad)
3:00-4:00PM Sectionals (Nightmare Before Christmas, Entry of the Gladiators)
8:00AM Band Room open / Set up
8:25AM Rehearsal - Block 1 (finish closer drill/music)
12:00PM Lunch (bring $5)
1:00PM Rehearsal - Block 2 (finish closer drill/music)
KEEP UP THE GREAT IMPROVEMENT!