CITY OF CERRITOS RECOGNITION THIS THURSDAY 2/27
The City of Cerritos will be recognizing the students of the Gahr Marching Gladiators this Thursday, February 27th at 7:00PM! Family, friends, and alumni are encouraged to join us and celebrate our incredible students' achievement. Cerritos City Hall is located at: 18125 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703.
WINTER DRUMLINE COSTUMES
WINTER DRUMLINE COSTUMES ARE READY, BUT WE CANNOT PICK UP YOUR COSTUME IF YOU ARE CAUGHT UP WITH DONATIONS AT THIS POINT. Please make sure you're caught up with your payments and have a remaining balance of $150 or less. We accept cash, checks made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters," or you can make a payment online.
POPCORNOPOLIS GUARD FUNDRAISER!
Popcornopolis orders and money are due Wednesday, March 11th. ALL GUARD STUDENTS MUST SELL A MINIMUM OF 5 BAGS. Profit from all additional bags sold goes to student accounts! Please make checks payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." Popcornopolis orders will be available to pick up from the Band Room approximately two weeks after the deadline for distribution.
WIND ENSEMBLE UPDATE!
Wind Ensemble will be participating in the Band Festival at CSUF on Saturday, March 7th! Please mark down the following rehearsals and additional sectionals on your schedule:
Mon 2/24 - Help out at Ross Middle School 3-4PM
Tue 2/25 - Wind Ensemble rehearsal 5-8PM (during Open House)
Wed 2/26 - Wind Ensemble sectionals 3-4PM
Mon 3/2 - Wind Ensemble sectionals 3-4PM
Tue 3/3 - Normal rehearsal 3-5:30PM
Wed 3/4 Wind Ensemble Sectionals 3-4PM
Fri 3/6 - Wind Ensemble rehearsal 3-5:30PM
Sat 3/7 - CSUF Band Festival
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.
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
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!
WINTER GUARD POPCORNOPOLIS FUNDRAISER! - 5 bags minimum
6:30AM Jazz Band - rhythm section only
6th-4:00PM Winter Guard unload trailer / rehearsal
3:00-4:00PM CARPOOL TO ROSS MS AND HELP WITH SECTIONALS!
5:00-8:30PM Winter Drumline rehearsal (visual ensemble start with David on floor + props)
OPEN HOUSE MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE
6:30AM Jazz Band - winds only
Band Room open after school to practice or do homework. Keep it clean for Open House.
5:00-5:30PM Drumline performs cadences for Open House (start at 5:15PM)
5:00-8:00PM Wind Ensemble rehearsal (during Open House)
5:00-8:30PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
CONCERT BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE VIDEO ASSIGNMENTS DUE
6:30AM Jazz Band - everyone
3:00-5:30PM Concert Band (winds and percussion)
5:00-9:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
7:00PM City of Cerritos Recognition @ Cerritos City Hall - 18125 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Band rehearsal
WINTER DRUMLINE - RANCHO CUCAMONGA HS (SCPA)
STAY HYDRATED. BRING SHOW SHOES, MONEY FOR LUNCH AND DINNER.
9:30AM Call Time - set up show floor, all props, use show shoes.
10:00AM Warm up
10:30AM Full Ensemble
12:00PM Load ASAP - everyone helps.
12:30PM Meet in Band Room to get into carpool groups, make sure you have full uniform.
12:45PM Travel to Rancho Cucamonga HS - 11801 Lark Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
**STOP FOR QUICK LUNCH ALONG THE WAY**
3:00PM Arrive. Change into full uniform.
3:30PM Unload truck/Tune (this cannot happen before this time, SCPA is strict)
5:45PM Fold floor, debrief
6:00PM Load ASAP - everyone helps.
6:45PM Eat concessions, watch other groups.
9:45PM Depart for Gahr HS
11:00PM Arrive back at Gahr. EVERYONE HELPS UNLOAD ASAP.
WINTER GUARD - MONROVIA HS (WGASC)
2:30pm- Call time. DO NOT BE LATE. Eat a good lunch before you arrive. Meet at Gahr High School IN UNIFORM with warm ups on top, shoes, hair and makeup done. Load floor, props, equipment.
3:00pm- Depart for: Monrovia High School - 845 Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND TAKE/CARPOOL STUDENTS. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR STUDENT HAS A RIDE.
3:45pm- Arrive at Monrovia HS. Unload floor, props, and equipment. Use restroom in groups of 2 or more. Line up and wait for John. Proceed to warm up area.
4:15pm- Warm up.
5:42pm- Perform! (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 needed to lift floor and take it outside.)
**FYI PERFORMANCE TIME IS ALWAYS TENTATIVE UNTIL THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE COMPETITION**
6:00pm- Talk, pack up props and equipment, load. During this time eat, relax, and sit together to watch your competitors. Please remember you are representing your school at all times. We are a class act on and off the floor.
9:30pm- Depart back to Gahr HS.
10:15pm - Unload floor, props, equipment - EVERYONE HELPS.