SEAL BEACH CHRISTMAS PARADE 12/2
This Friday, December 2, the Gahr Marching Gladiators will be performing at the Seal Beach Christmas Parade! We will have a parade run-through after school and then will change and load for the parade. The parade itself doesn't start until 7:00PM, but we will be arriving early because the streets close and we will be providing dinner.
DISNEYLAND COMMUNITY ARTS SHOWCASE PARADE 12/5
We will be performing in the Disney Community Arts Showcase on Monday, December 5th! We will be meeting on Monday, December 5th at 6:29AM with everything you need for the park and parade including lunch and dinner money - DO NOT BE LATE. Our parade time is still TBA but it should either be at 1:15PM or 4:00PM in Disneyland. STUDENTS: We have three mandatory parade rehearsals this week to prepare. In order to participate, students must have a minimum of a 2.0GPA, attend all parade rehearsals, and have music/work memorized. TALK TO YOUR TEACHERS TO GET MONDAY'S ASSIGNMENTS AHEAD OF TIME TO TURN IN ON TUESDAY. Please speak to Mr. Loney ASAP if you are not able to meet these basic requirements. Students will be receiving a field trip permission form tomorrow that needs to be signed by your teachers and parents.
LUXURY BED SHEET FUNDRAISER
Luxury Bed Sheet Fundraiser orders & money due December 2nd! Queen, King, & Cal King sheets sell for $40 (earn $20 towards your account). Twin & Full sheets sell for $35 (earn $15). This is a great fundraiser and way to earn money for your account!
WINTER DRUMLINE & WINTER GUARD!
As the marching season wraps up, we are preparing for our Color Guard and Percussion programs to move indoors! This will be Gahr's 4th season having a competitive Winter Guard and Winter Drumline. Both of these ensembles rehearse outside of the school day and auditions are open to all students.
2017 WINTER DRUMLINE AUDITION DATES:
Tuesday, December 6th from 3-5PM
Thursday, December 8th from 3-5PM
2017 WINTER GUARD AUDITION DATES:
Tuesday, December 6th from 3:30-5:30PM
Wednesday, December 7th from 3:30-5:30PM
Thursday, December 8th from 3:30-5:30PM
HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT 12/22
Join us on Thursday, December 22nd at 7:00 p.m. for our annual Holiday Band Concert! The concert is currently scheduled for the Gahr HS MPR; however, we are currently working on booking the Whitney HS Theater. Get into the holiday spirit with performances by the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band! General admission is $5 at the door and helps cover the cost of our music. We'll also have tamales and a bake sale so come hungry!!
2016 CALIFORNIA STATE BAND CHAMPIONS!!
Congratulations to the Gahr Marching Gladiators on an incredible season performing their 2016 field show production, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." The Gahr Marching Gladiators finished 1st place with a score of 93.400 and were once again crowned the California State Band Champions!! The Gahr Marching Gladiators earned High Auxiliary, High Visual Performance, High Music Performance, and High General Effect. Gahr junior flutist, Amanda Mendiola, received the Outstanding Soloist Award and earned a $500 scholarship. This achievement is the result of the hard work and collective efforts of our students, instructors, alumni, parents, and community. Thank you to our incredible instructional staff whose daily efforts bring out the best in each of our student performers. This would not be possible without the work of our amazing booster parents and their dedication and commitment to our students. GO GLADIATORS!!
LUXURY BED SHEET FUNDRAISER CONTINUES!
GET DISNEY FIELD TRIP FORM SIGNED
6:44AM Jazz Band - Concert Prep!
6th - Assign parts for parade
3:00-5:30PM Parade Rehearsal
3:45-5:30PM Music / Ensemble
6:44AM Jazz Band
5:00-8:10PM Parade Rehearsal
No Jazz Band
6th Period - Front Ensemble Clinic
6:44AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Parade Rehearsal
SEAL BEACH CHRISTMAS PARADE!
BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR FULL UNIFORM.
6:44AM Jazz Band
3:00PM Parade Rehearsal
3:45PM Load / Change into uniform
5:00PM Snack / Load busses
5:15PM Travel to Seal Beach
5:45PM Arrival (Streets close at 6PM)
6:00PM Unload / Stack Instruments
6:15PM Dinner / Mingle with Ross
6:45 p.m. Warm Up
7:00 p.m. Parade Starts!
Location: Ocean Avenue between 8th Street and Main Street (facing east).
8:45 p.m. Meet busses on Pacific Coast Highway between 10th and 12th street.
Quickly load equipment and busses.
9:15 p.m. Return to Gahr / Change out of uniform in Band Room / Put away equipment
9:45 p.m. Dismissal*
HANG YOUR UNIFORM & MARCHING SHOES PROPERLY ON THE RACK SO THAT IT IS READY TO LOAD FOR DISNEYLAND EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
DISNEYLAND PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE PARADE
6:15AM Band Room open
6:29AM CALL TIME IN BAND ROOM - DO NOT BE LATE
6:30AM Load instruments, equipment, uniforms on trailer (DO NOT PUT ON BUS)
7:00AM Load busses
7:15AM Depart for Disneyland
8:00AM Arrive at Disneyland
8:15AM Walk to entrance
8:45AM Line up to get tickets (this will be where we meet at 8:30PM)
9:00AM Enter park - BRING MONEY FOR LUNCH AND DINNER
9:15AM Walk to meeting spot (Toon Town bridge)
PARADE CALL TIME TBA - Either around 11AM or 2PM
8:30PM Meet as group outside entrance
9:00PM Load busses
9:30PM Arrive at Gahr / Unload