If you are able to help the family with funeral costs, please make a donation through the Venmo app on your smartphone: https://venmo.com/RochaFamily
The viewing is Wednesday, May 1st from 5pm-7pm
The Rosary is from 7pm-9pm
Located at Chapel of Memories - 12626 Woods Ave, Norwalk CA 90650
The Church Mass is Thursday, May 2nd at 10am
Located at Holy Family Catholic Church - 18708 Clarkdale Ave, Artesia CA 90701
Funeral Services following Church Mass
Located at Artesia Cemetery District - 11142 Artesia Blvd, Artesia CA 90703
Following the Funeral Services, there will be a gathering at the Rocha home for those who would love to attend there will be food, drinks, and company. Parking will be limited so please plan, accordingly.
Rocha Home - 18014 Arline Ave Artesia, CA 90701
JAZZ BAND GIG THIS SATURDAY 5/4
This Saturday we have a gig at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos - 12725 Center Ct Dr S, Cerritos, CA 90703. We will be performing an hour of music and have after school practices on Thursday and Friday to finalize the set. Call time on Saturday is 4:00PM at the Sheraton in all-black concert attire with jazz ties. Please make sure you take all equipment, instruments, and music with you on Friday after the rehearsal.
BASKET ITEM DUE THIS FRIDAY 5/3
We’re asking for donations to put together our annual gift basket raffle!! This year we will have FIVE fantastic, themed baskets. The winner of the Disney Star Wars basket will be drawn at the Gahr Area Concert on Wednesday, May 15th. The drawing for all the other baskets will happen at the End-of-Year Concert on Thursday, May 30th. Each student is responsible for donating at least ONE basket item. PLEASE DONATE ONE ITEM BY YOUR STUDENT’S SECTION:
1. FLUTE/FRONT ENSEMBLE: “Disney / Star Wars Basket”
2. CLARINET/TROMBONE/BARITONE: “Family Entertainment Basket”
3. FRENCH HORN/SAXOPHONE/BATTERY: “Coffee Lovers Basket”
4. COLOR GUARD/OBOE/BASSOON: “Beauty/Spa Basket”
5. TRUMPET/TUBA: “Candy Basket”
You may also donate cash or gift cards that the boosters could use towards the baskets. Please keep your donations between $15-20. ALL BASKET DONATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY, MAY 3RD. Thank you for your support!
We're gearing up for a fun and memorable adventure to the Aloha State! This will be Gahr's EIGHTH TIME traveling to Hawaii and will highlighted by a performance at the USS Bowfin, resting in the heart of the historic waters of Pearl Harbor and proving a symbolic connection from the “day which will live in infamy” to the formal ending of World War II. The band will also get a music workshop at the University of Hawaii!
1. Updated Itinerary
2. Packing List
3. Allergies/Medications Form - Must be turned in ASAP.
4. Sponsorship Letter
5. Chili Cook-Off and Hawaii Send-Off Concert
6. Travel Attire Order Form
All participants must be caught up with all payments to WorldStrides because they are booking airfare. If you still have not signed up for the trip, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO PERFORM WITH THE BAND IN HAWAII! Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity!!! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Varney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 413-3068.
2019-2020 STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Applications are now available for student who are interested in becoming student leaders for the 2019-2020 music program! We're gearing up for an incredible season and are looking for students with strong initiative who want to lead the Gahr Marching Gladiators to the next level. Students will need to schedule and complete a leadership sectional anytime beginning this Monday, April 29th. Make sure you schedule a date/time for the section you're working with AND Mr. Loney. Leadership Interviews are Friday, May 24th.
COMBINED BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS
Please note the following after-school rehearsal schedule for the rest of the semester for us to be successful with the Area Concert and End-of-Year Concert:
Tues, 4/30 from 3:00-5:30PM - Combined Band
Tues, 5/7 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Wed, 5/8 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Mon, 5/13 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Tues, 5/14 from 3:00-5:30PM - Full run-through
Wed, 5/15 - AREA CONCERT @ 7:00PM in gym
Mon, 5/20 from 3:00-5:00PM - Wind Ensemble only
Wed, 5/22 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Tues, 5/28 from 3:00-5:00PM - Wind Ensemble only
Wed, 5/29 from 3:00-5:00PM - Full run-through
Thur, 5/30 - CONCERT IN THE QUAD @ 6:30PM
OUTSTANDING DONATIONS PAST DUE
All donations for Winter Drumline, Winter Guard, and the fall Marching Band are past due. We are unable to pay our instructional staff for the time they have worked without your donations. Please turn in cash, checks made to "Gahr Band Boosters," or pay online. STUDENTS MUST BE CAUGHT UP WITH DONATIONS TO ATTEND THE END-OF-YEAR AWARDS BANQUET.
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:30PM Combined Band
7:00AM Jazz Band rehearsal
Booster Meeting moved to next Tuesday, May 7th
5:00-9:00PM Debbie Rocha Viewing & Rosary
Chapel of Memories - 12626 Woods Ave, Norwalk CA 90650
NO 0 PERIOD JAZZ BAND
10:00AM Debbie Rocha Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church - 18708 Clarkdale Ave, Artesia CA 90701
Funeral Services following Mass at Artesia Cemetery - 11142 Artesia Blvd, Artesia CA 90703
Gathering at Rocha Home - 18014 Arline Ave Artesia, CA 90701
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Rehearsal
BASKET ITEM DUE! - Turn in on-time to receive a free raffle ticket!
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Rehearsal
9:00AM Booster Portable Organization Party!!
4:00PM Jazz Band call time at Sheraton Cerritos - 12725 Center Ct Dr S, Cerritos, CA 90703
Bring instrument, music stands, music binder, and wear all-black concert attire and jazz tie.
5/3 Basket Item Due
5/4 Jazz gig @ Sheraton in Cerritos
5/6 Basket Raffle begins!
5/7 Monthly Booster Meeting @ 6:30PM
5/10 Athletic Clearance Packet Due / Movie Night Under the Stars!
5/11 RCC Jazz Festival
5/15 Gahr Area Concert at 7PM in Gym
5/16 Chick-fil-A Fundraiser!
5/21 Percussion & Guard Workshops - Day 1 / Cerritos College Honor Band Rehearsal
5/22 Percussion & Guard Workshops - Day 2
5/23 Percussion & Guard Workshops - Day 3
5/24 Leadership Interviews
5/25 Cerritos College Honor Band Rehearsal
5/29 New Student/Parent Meeting @ 6:30PM
5/30 Concert in the Quad @ 6:30PM
6/1 Cerritos College Honor Band Concert @ 4PM
6/2 End-of-Year Awards Banquet @ 2PM - Students must be caught up with outstanding donations.
6/4 Mandatory Hawaii Meeting @ 6:30PM
6/5 Final Booster Meeting @ 6:30PM
6/7 Rotation Rally / Guard Performance / Grad Bash!
6/12 Last Day of School
6/18-20 Band & Guard Workshops 5-8PM
6/21 Parade Rehearsal from 5-8PM - Alumni welcome!
6/22 Parade Rehearsal from 9AM-1PM
6/23 Paramount Parade from 8AM-2PM
6/25 Hawaii Band Rehearsal 5-8PM
6/27 Hawaii Band Rehearsal 5-8PM
6/30 Chili Cook-Off & Hawaii Send-Off Concert
7/2 Hawaii Band Rehearsal 5-8PM
7/4-9 HAWAII BAND TRIP!