2020 ABCUSD HONOR BAND CONCERT VIDEOS
Congratulations to the students in the 2020 ABCUSD Honor Band on a phenomenal concert last Wednesday evening under the direction of Dr. Betancourt! Please feel free to share these links with your friends and family.
Middle School - https://youtu.be/5FldPrM9DiY
High School - https://youtu.be/3pk2RiW05nM
WINTER GUARD & WINTER DRUMLINE
ALL WINTER GUARD AND WINTER DRUMLINE STUDENTS SHOULD BE CAUGHT UP WITH THE FIRST THREE PAYMENTS. We are unable to pay for costumes, competitions, or instructional staff without your donation. Please talk to Mr. Loney or Mrs. Vandeventer if you have any issues with your financial obligation.
WINTER GUARD SAN DIEGO THIS WEEKEND!
All Winter Guard students should be caught up with the $250 for the San Diego trip. There is a rehearsal this Friday, February 21st from 3-5PM, followed by a mandatory Parent/Student Meeting at 5:30PM in the Band Room. On Saturday, February 22nd, the Winter Guard will be traveling to San Diego to compete in a WGI Regional! Call time is 6:00AM - DO NOT BE LATE. Eat a good breakfast before you arrive. Meet at Gahr High School IN UNIFORM with warm ups on top, shoes, hair and makeup done. The competition will take place at Del Norte High School - 16601 Nighthawk Ln, San Diego, CA 92127. PLEASE NOTE: Your student needs to be current on their Winter Guard donations to participate in this trip.
WIND ENSEMBLE - CSUF FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 7th, the Gahr HS Wind Ensemble will be traveling to Cal State University, Fullerton to perform at Meng Concert Hall! In addition to performing, the students will receive an educational clinic, as well as hear other concert groups including the top ensemble at CSUF! Call time is 9:30AM at Gahr HS wearing all black attire for a rehearsal and run-through. Bring money for a lunch stop on the way to the festival. We perform at 4:00PM and will be staying to watch the CSUF Wind Symphony at 5:45PM. Return time to Gahr is approximately 7:30PM.
SPAGHETTI DINNER 3/20
We’re hosting our annual drumline “Spaghetti Dinner” fundraiser on Friday, March 20th from 6:00-8:30PM in the MPR! Get your tickets from any student in the drumline for just $6 per person. The price goes up to $8 per person at the door. Help us by picking up any of these items the next time you’re at the store:
- Spaghetti Sauce - any brand - meat sauce or plain marinara
- Dry Spaghetti Pasta - any brand - but please get “spaghetti” noodle thickness
- Parmesan Cheese - Kraft name-brand
Please see Mr. Loney if you need more tickets to sell. The top seller wins a $20 Starbucks gift card!
CONCERT BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE VIDEO ASSIGNMENTS
WIND STUDENTS: Please make sure you are signed up for Google Classroom to submit weekly video assignments. A metronome always needs to be audible in the video to receive credit.
4th period - https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Mjc3NTU4MDkxMjla
5th period - https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MjQ4OTkyODkyMjZa
HYDRATE & EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!
8:00AM Band Room open
8:30AM-12:30PM Winter Guard Mini-Camp
9:30AM Battery/Vis pull floor and set props
10:00AM-6:00PM Winter Drumline Camp
10:00AM Winter Drumline - Block 1
2:00PM Lunch - Bring $5 (Mr. Loney's cheeseburgers, chips, water, cookie)
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline - Block 2
**PARENT HELP NEEDED FOR PROPS STARTING AT 10AM**
6:30AM Jazz Band - winds only (finish Smooth Talk, read Mambo Gallego)
3:00-5:30PM Super important Wind Ensemble - "Movement for Rosa"
**PLEASE NOTE THAT NEXT WEEK, TUESDAY 2/25, IS OPEN HOUSE AND WE WILL HAVE AN "OPEN REHEARSAL" FROM 5-8PM IN THE BAND ROOM.**
CONCERT BAND VIDEO ASSIGNMENT - Ancient Flower
WIND ENSEMBLE VIDEO ASSIGNMENT - Movement for Rosa
3:00-4:00PM Wind Sectionals
5:00-8:30PM Winter Drumline rehearsal (move to gym @ 6PM)
6:30AM Jazz Band - everyone
3:00PM Sectional help needed at Ross Middle School
3:00-5:30PM Concert Band rehearsal (Shaker Variants, Ancient Flower)
5:00-9:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Band (finish Smooth Talk, Jumpin' East of Java)
3:00-5:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal / run-through
5:30PM Mandatory Winter Guard Parent/Student Meeting in Band Room
WINTER GUARD WGI SAN DIEGO REGIONAL
6:00am- Call time. ARRIVE ON TIME. Eat a good breakfast before you arrive. Meet at Gahr High School in warm-ups, shoes, hair and makeup done. Load props floor and equipment.
6:30am- Depart for Del Norte High School - 16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego CA 92127
8:30am- Arrive at Del Norte School Unload props, floor, equipment. Use restroom as a group. Meet with John at designated check-in and walk to warm up.
9:00am- Warm up
10:00am- Scholastic A prelims begin
**WGI Ticket Information**
Prelims- $15 Finals- $18 Combo-$28 Non-Finalist Backside Seating- $10 (tickets will be provided for students ONLY if we do not make finals). Tickets are general admission and sold at the door. Credit cards accepted. Ticket prices include a $2 per ticket arena ticket fee.
WGI Indoor warm-up designated times (No parents)
Body Equipment Transit to gym 10:19am 10:28am 10:36-10:40am
10:48am- Prelims! Perform “The Climb” After the performance members must exit the gym, quickly fold the floor and organize equipment as the following group will be exiting the performance area and folding their floor. Parent volunteers are needed to help exit the gym and organize equipment.
11:00am- Talk, pack up props and equipment, load.
11:30am- Travel to 4S Ranch Village Center - 16613 Dove Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92127
11:40am- Arrive! Enjoy Lunch (provided $10)
1:00pm- Meet at Designated location!
2:00pm- Travel back to Del Norte High School.
2:15pm- Arrive! During this time relax and sit together in the gym to watch your competitors. Please remember you are representing Gahr High School at all times. We are a class act on and off the floor.
3:42pm- End of Scholastic A Prelims. Semi-Finalists announced!
4:00pm- Travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion - 5998 Alcala Park Way San Diego, CA 92110
Eat snack lunch on the way to Jenny Craig Pavilion (provided)
4:45pm- Arrive at Jenny Craig Pavilion - Unload props, floor, equipment. Use restroom as a group. Meet with John at designated check- in.
5:00pm- Warm up
6:45pm-9:14- Semi-finals performances begin. Our performance time will be based on seeding after prelims. Scholastic A will start at 6:45pm so our slot will be tentative between 6:45pm and 9:14pm. Perform “The Climb”! After the performance members must exit the gym, quickly fold the floor and organize equipment as the following group will be exiting the performance area and folding their floor.
9:22pm- End of Scholastic A Semi-Finals. Finalists announced!
9:45pm- Travel to The Double Tree Hotel - 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, California, 92108
10:00pm- Arrive and check in. Mrs.Walker and Mrs. Varney will be distributing room keys to the students and parents who reserved rooms.
10:30pm-Snack in lobby area (provided)
11:00pm- Students in rooms. Lights out.
Sunday March 26, 2018
WINTER GUARD WGI SAN DIEGO REGIONAL (CON'T)
7:30-9am- Eat Breakfast and check out
9:30am- Load. Please make sure you have all your personal belongings and luggage with you as we will NOT be returning to the hotel after Sea World - 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
10am- Travel and arrive at Sea World.
10:15am- Unload and get your ticket (which includes all day dining in the park) from Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Varney. Have fun in groups of 4 or more.
7:00pm- Meet at designated spot
7:15:pm- Load into vans to head back to Gahr.
9:00pm- Arrive at Gahr High School. Unload. Dismissed.