Tomorrow (Monday) we are hosting the Worthington Kilbourne HS Concert Band from Ohio for a clinic at Gahr! We're planning a mixer at break in the Band Room for all winds, percussion, and color guard. Remember to represent YOUR BEST and that you are representing the Gahr Instrumental Music Program at all times. UPDATE: WE ARE GOING TO EXCUSE ALL WIND ENSEMBLE STUDENTS - WINDS & PERCUSSION - TO COME TO THE MPR TOMORROW DURING 3RD PERIOD TO WATCH PART OF THE CLINIC AND TO PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. YOU WILL GET BACK YOUR SCHOOL INSTRUMENT AND BE READY TO PLAY "AMAZING GRACE" AND "MAGNOLIA STAR."
DISTRICT FESTIVAL UPDATE
Congratulations to the bands of Gahr High School on fantastic performances last week at District Band Festival! Both the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble received "Unanimous Superior" ratings by our judges, and more importantly, have made huge improvements over the last few months! The Wind Ensemble has SCSBOA Festival this Thursday, March 29th at Bellflower High School.
WINTER GUARD UPDATE
This weekend, the Gahr High School Winter Guard traveled to San Diego to compete in the WGI Power Regional. The Winter Guard took 3rd place in our preliminary round and advanced to the Semi-Finals, ultimately finishing 11th out of 33 guards! This is a huge accomplishment and marks the first year that Gahr has competed on the national circuit. Thank you so much to all the parents who helped carpool, feed, and support the kids! Way to go!! The next competition is this Saturday, March 31st at Rancho Cucamonga High School.
WINTER DRUMLINE UPDATE
Thank you so much to all the parents who helped with lunch and congrats to the drumline on finishing the entire show this weekend! The final donation of $150 is due this Thursday 3/29. This Saturday we have SCPA Prelims at Coussoulis Arena at Cal State University, San Bernardino. Please note that this is our last *guaranteed* week of competition and the students must qualify from this point on for SCPA Semi-Finals and SCPA Finals.
SCSBOA FESTIVAL @ BELLFLOWER HS
The Wind Ensemble will be performing at SCSBOA Festival next week, on Thursday, March 29th at Bellflower High School! We will have a rehearsal and run-through after school from 3-4PM. Call time is 6:00PM at Gahr High School in full concert attire to load the bus, stop at In-N-Out for dinner (bring money), and then to Bellflower for the performance and clinic. Festival is free and open to the public; and you are cordially invited to share with us the intellectual, aesthetic, and social growth that is gained through musical performance! We are on last at 8:15PM; the clinic starts at 8:45PM (spectators are welcome to watch); and we should be back at Gahr approximately 10PM.
WINTER GUARD & WINTER DRUMLINE T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!
If you have not gotten your show shirt for the 2018 drumline or guard shows, please pick one up from Mr. Loney for just $20 each. Thank you!
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD DINNER & DANCE!
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 19th at Liberty Community Plaza! This year's theme for our annual dinner and dance is "Hooray for Hollywood!" We will have a raffle and great gift baskets, including a family 4-pack of tickets to Disneyland! We'll be asking all families to donate a basket item and to sell at least two tickets to the dance.
6:30AM Jazz Band - Rhythm sectional / Winds transcription / Set up for clinic
3rd Period - ALL WIND ENSEMBLE REPORT TO BAND ROOM, then go to MPR to watch the band clinic.
10:30AM - Wind Ensemble play for Kilbourne HS
10:45AM - BAND & GUARD STUDENT MIXER IN BAND ROOM!
11:00AM - Kilbourne HS leaves / Set up for Concert Band in Band Room
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal - SCPA Prelims prep
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard rehearsal
"Hooray for Hollywood" Basket Donations start!
6:30AM Jazz Band - Rhythm section with Mr. Adame
NO WIND ENSEMBLE - We will meet on Thursday
6:00PM PTSA Meeting in Library - band parents encouraged to attend
No Jazz Band
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal - Store equipment in Band Room
7:00PM Support the drama/dance production!
SCSBOA FESTIVAL - ALL BLACK CONCERT ATTIRE
FINAL WINTER DRUMLINE PAYMENT DUE - $150
6:30AM Jazz Band - finish reading through tunes
3:00-4:00PM Wind Ensemble Rehearsal/Run-through
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
6:00PM Wind Ensemble call time for SCSBOA Festival! Bring dinner $$
6:15PM Load busses / depart for In-N-Out
6:30PM In-N-Out (10900 Alondra Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703)
6:45PM Depart for Bellflower HS (15301 McNab Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706)
7:00PM Arrive at Bellflower HS / Watch bands
7:30PM Warm Up
9:15PM Pack and load
9:30PM Return to Gahr HS
10:00PM Unload / Take instruments home / Dismissal
8:30AM Band Room open
9:00AM-4:00PM Winter Drumline Camp - Bring $5 for lunch
WINTER GUARD @ RANCHO CUCAMONGA HS
WINTER DRUMLINE @ SCPA PRELIMS AT CSUSB