MARCHING BAND ORDER FORMS PAST DUE
All marching band order forms and money are past due. Wind, battery, and front ensemble students are required to have black marching shoes, the green compression top, Gahr Marching Gladiators hoodie, and black polo shirt. Just a heads up that we are still working on an optional, embroidered, black band jacket and it is looking closer to $85. It would be best for all band students to order the hoodie for this season. Many of these items can be reused year after year if kept in good condition.
WORLDSTRIDES HAWAII REGISTRATION DUE AUGUST 31ST
From July 4-9, 2019, the Gahr Instrumental Music Program will embark on a 6-day, 5-night Performance Tour of “The Aloha State”, Hawaii! Even if you've already paid the $200 deposit, you must register through www.worldstrides.com for each participant with the Trip ID #166826. The deadline to register is August 31st.
POPCORNOPOLIS UPDATE 🍿
Thank you for your participation in the Popcornopolis Fundraiser. Over $7,000 was raised towards individual accounts! The top seller and winner of the $50 Visa gift card was Mikai Grier with $925 in sales! Popcorn orders will be available for pick up from the Band Room on Friday, September 7th.
7TH PERIOD MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE
Rehearsals start on time, so please use the restroom and change immediately after school. Make sure you bring dinner to eat before Tuesday night practices. The normal weekly practice schedule is as follows:
- Mondays 3:00-5:15PM
- Tuesdays 5:00-8:15PM
- Thursdays 3:00-5:15PM
- Fridays 3:00-4:15PM*
**Rehearsals start and end at the scheduled time. Please allow up to 15-20 minutes for students to put away equipment and walk back, depending on the instrument they play and the rehearsal location.
1ST SATURDAY REHEARSAL 9/1
We have an important marching band rehearsal this Saturday, September 1st from 8:30AM-5PM. This will be a similar schedule to a day of Band Camp and we will have lunch available for just $5. Winds, battery, and guard will begin learning drill for the 1st movement of the field show! ALL MARCHING MEMBERS (WINDS, BATTERY, GUARD) WILL NEED A DOT BOOK (3x5 spiral-bound index card notebook). You can buy one from Mr. Loney for $2.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Gahr High School Jazz Band, our first day is this Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30AM in the Band Room. We are looking for saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drumset, guitar, bass (electric/upright), and piano. Depending on interest level, we might need to create a second jazz ensemble!
2ND DONATION DUE NEXT TUESDAY
The 2nd donation of $125 is due next Tuesday, September 4th in the Drop Box. Checks are made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." If you are making a cash payment, please get a receipt from Mr. Loney before turning it into the drop box. You can also make a payment online here. We cannot pay our instructional staff or for field show competitions without your donation. Please communicate with Mr. Loney if you have any issues with your financial obligation. Thank you.
FIELD SHOW PROGRAM ADS
THE DEADLINE FOR ALL FIELD SHOW PROGRAM ADS IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH. 100% of the profit from field show ads goes to your student account! Many local businesses are looking for ways to advertise to the community. This is also a great opportunity to put a "shout-out" for your son/daughter in the program! Click here to download the form.
GAHR INVITATIONAL FIELD TOURNAMENT DONATIONS
The 4th annual Gahr Invitational Field Tournament is approaching quickly, and this year we have over 20 high schools signed up!! Please help us make this event successful by donating concession items. Click here to see the list and to sign up: www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4daeab29aafc1-2018
KICK-OFF BOOSTER MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY
Come to our Booster Kick-Off Meeting next Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30PM in the Band Room! While fundraising is a major part of what the boosters do, it is not the sole purpose of the organization. Our band booster organization is one of the best ways you can be actively involved in your child’s high school education. We have a great group of parents, and meetings are welcoming, efficient, and fun!
UNIFORM SEWING PARTY AND BARREL PAINTING PARTY NEXT SATURDAY 🎉
PARENTS: Next Saturday, September 8th, we will have a uniform sewing and barrel painting party at 9AM while the students have practice! For the sewing party, please bring a sewing machine if you have one and meet in the portable. For the barrel party, we will be painting the barrel field show props yellow. Thank you in advance for your help!!
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! BAND ROOM WILL BE OPEN TO DROP OFF INSTRUMENT/EQUIPMENT, REHEARSAL CLOTHES/SHOES, AND WATER JUG.
NO ZERO PERIOD JAZZ BAND
Arrive early to pick up your class schedule in the morning. Please see Mr. Loney at snack/lunch if you are missing a class during the school day or 7th period marching band.
2:45-3:00PM Come to the Band Room, change into athletic clothes/shoes, wear hat, get water jug.
3:00-5:15PM First after-school rehearsal
6:30AM Jazz Band
STUDY HALL DURING CLASS PERIOD
AFTER SCHOOL: Do your homework, EAT DINNER, and hydrate.
4:45PM Set up for rehearsal
NO ZERO PERIOD JAZZ BAND ON LATE START WEDNESDAYS
6:30AM Jazz Band
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR HAWAII TRIP ON WWW.WORLDSTRIDES.COM
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-4:15PM Pep Band Rehearsal - Add new songs / review
IMPORTANT SATURDAY REHEARSAL 8:30AM-5:00PM
ALL MARCHING MEMBERS (WINDS, BATTERY, GUARD) WILL NEED A DOT BOOK (3x5 spiral-bound index card notebook). You can buy one from Mr. Loney for $2.
Hydrate and eat breakfast. Wear athletic clothes/shoes, hat. Bring water and $5/lunch.
7:45AM Band Room open
8:29AM Block 1
12:00PM Lunch (bring $5 - Beef or Veggie Curry)
1:00PM Block 2