Congratulations to the Gahr Marching Gladiators on an incredible and unforgettable season performing their 2017 field show production, "CONSPIRACY THEORY." After earning 1st place last week in Division 5A Semi-Finals, Gahr competed this weekend at the California State Band Championship Finals. Gahr High School won 1st place in the Division 5A Finals with a score of 93.600, and won all the caption awards: High Music Performance, High Visual Performance, High Music Effect, High Visual Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary. Drum major and trombonist, Jan Carlo Balagtas, earned the Outstanding Soloist Award and a $500 scholarship!
Gahr High School was among 12 schools who advanced to the evening Open Class Finals, and the Gahr Marching Gladiators finished the season winning 1st place with a score of 95.600 and were once again crowned the California State Band Champions!! This marks the fourth consecutive year that Gahr High School has had the honor of being named the California State Band Champion. This achievement is the result of the hard work and collective efforts of our students, instructors, alumni, parents, and community. Thank you to our incredible instructional staff whose daily efforts bring out the best in each of our student performers. As always, this simply would not be possible without the dedication of the Gahr Band Boosters and their commitment to our students. GO GAHR!!
CSBC GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS!
NOW Change to street clothes / stack instrument, water jug, shako by sections.
3:30PM Get wristbands / Go to stadium
3:45PM Eat Concessions (bring $$ for dinner) / Watch 6A bands
4:45PM Watch 6A awards
5:15PM Walk back to busses
5:30PM Eat snack
6:00PM Change into full uniform
6:30PM Walk to warm up
7:45PM Full Ensemble
8:15PM Push to gate / Tune
8:30PM Gate Time
8:44PM Performance Time
9:00PM Debrief / Load equipment ASAP (stay in full uniform)
9:45PM report to field for full retreat
10:15PM Awards with full retreat (take mannequin with us)
10:45PM Load bus
11:00PM Return to Gahr
11:30PM Unload / Change
Congratulations on a great performance this Saturday at CSBC 5A Semi-Finals! Gahr will be advancing to the California State Band Championship Finals this Saturday at Huntington Beach High School, and we perform at 1:30PM. A huge thank you to all the parents who helped make it a successful performance -- from the props, to the equipment, uhauls, uniforms, meals, and so much more!
CIF HOME GAME THIS FRIDAY 11/17
The Gahr football team won their 1st round CIF game, which means that we WILL have a CIF Home Football Game this Friday at Gahr High School! We will have the students pack up after the halftime show so that they are able to get rest before our 8:25AM call time for finals on Saturday morning.
CALIFORNIA STATE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
This Saturday (11/18) is the California State Band Championship Finals at Huntington Beach High School! Official information for this event can be found here: http://csbc.compsuite.io/events/13477
STUDENTS: Pack everything you need the night before - black socks, polished marching shoes, compression shirt/shorts, HOODIE/guard jacket, money ($15-20) for two concessions meals.
PARENTS: Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/children (plan on bringing money for admission). You can buy tickets online here: http://csbc.compsuite.io/ticket. Show your support by wearing your "CONSPIRACY THEORY" field show t-shirt or Gahr Marching Gladiators hoodie! The CSBC rules say that parents will not be allowed on the track without purchasing a wristband.
BOX5 MEDIA LIVE-STREAM AND DVDs
For those interested, BOX5 Media will be filming all the CSBC Semi-Finals and Finals action over the next 2 weekends. DVDs can be pre-ordered in via this link. Should you prefer to purchase a DVD at the show, complete this form in advance. There will also be a live-stream of the California State Band Championship Finals available here: https://www.box5tv.com/csbc/
SENIOR DINNER RECAP!
Thank you so much to all the friends and family who came to celebrate our incredible seniors this past Friday at Off Street Cafe. Special thanks to the parents who helped organize the event and who made and donated gift bags for the kids. Congratulations seniors and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the Gahr Instrumental Music Program!! Way to go!
Thank you to everyone who came to support the band on Thursday at the Habit Burger! By this point, all band Nut Fundraisers and color guard Cookie Dough fundraisers should have been turned into the Drop Box. Thank you!
ALL OUTSTANDING DONATIONS PAST DUE
Make sure you've gotten the final donation of $125 turned into the Drop Box located in the Band Room. Checks are made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." Donations are crucial so we can pay our instructional staff and our bills. We cannot run the Gahr Instrumental Music Program without your donations. Please click here to make a payment online.
NO JAZZ BAND
3:00-5:00PM Rehearsal - Final cleaning for FINALS!
6:30AM Jazz Band
Study Hall during class
4:45PM Set up in stadium with all props and sideline covers
5:00-8:15PM Final Tuesday night rehearsal - Friends & family invited!
No Jazz Band
NUT ORDER PICK UP AFTER SCHOOL
6:30AM Jazz Band
NO JAZZ BAND
BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR FULL UNIFORM
2:45PM Set up on rehearsal field
4:15PM Everyone help take equipment and props to stadium
4:30PM Dinner Break (not provided)
5:45PM Change to full uniform
6:15PM Run Pep Tunes & Star-Spangled Banner
7:00PM Walk to stadium
7:30PM CIF Home Game*
*The end time of a football game varies. Please have your student call you for pick-up time or check our website/Facebook/Twitter for realtime updates. Sign up for Remind for text message updates.
HYDRATE AND GO TO BED. CALIFORNIA STATE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS TOMORROW!!!
CSBC 5A Division Finals & Grand Championships
Location: Huntington Beach High School
Address: 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hydrate and eat before you arrive. Make sure you pack a bag with everything you need for the day, including $15-20 for concessions (possibly two meals). Bring extra money if you want souvenirs, merch, or a DVD of the performance.
UPDATED SCHEDULE WITH MORNING REHEARSAL
Hydrate and go to bed when you get home. Get up early like going to school.
8:00AM Call time to set up with all props and sideline covers on practice field - DO NOT BE LATE.
10:00AM Load - Parent help needed
10:45AM Change into half uniform / Eat (provided)
11:15AM Load busses
11:30PM Depart to Huntington Beach High School
12:15PM Arrive / Use Restrooms / Unload
12:30PM Warm Up
1:10PM Push to gate
1:20PM Gate time
1:31PM Performance Time
1:45PM Debrief / Push equipment to track and stack instruments
2:00PM 5A Awards
2:30PM Push equipment back to busses
3:00PM Change out of uniform / Return to stadium
3:30PM Watch 6A bands / Eat concessions (bring $10-15)
4:45PM Watch 6A Awards and CSBC Grand Championships announcement
We are NOT guaranteed to make Grand Championships. IF we make the evening show, we will put out an updated schedule through the end of the evening.
PARENTS: Gahr is a class act, both on and off the field. We always cheer for our students, no matter what place we receive. It is great to clap for the other bands as well; however, please do not cheer excessively for another band (for losing) because it is not good sportsmanship and reflects poorly on our organization. Thank you!
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