Best wishes for a wonderful, relaxing holiday break and a new year filled with peace and happiness! See you in 2017!! 🌟
Congratulations to the Gahr Marching Gladiators who were recognized on Wednesday by the City of Artesia for their third California State Band Grand Championship win!! Thank you to everyone who came, including our principal Dr. Wise, assistant principal Dr. Natividad, Senator Tony Mendoza, ABCUSD Board member Letty Mendoza, and Mr. Canales for being in attendance. Check out the certificate in the front office of Gahr High School. Way to go band and color guard!
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY MORNING!
On Wednesday morning the Combined Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band will have a special performance for the Gahr High School staff! STUDENT CALL TIME IS 6:44AM FOR ALL BAND & PERCUSSION TO SET UP AND PEFORM IN THE MPR FOR STAFF MEETING. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater and a Santa/holiday hat. Make sure you have your music ready!
HOLIDAY CONCERT THIS THURSDAY @ WHITNEY HS!
Join us this Thursday, December 22nd for our annual Holiday Band Concert at 7PM in the Whitney HS MAC! Get in the holiday spirit with performances by the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and a special performance by the Color Guard! ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE OR WE CANNOT GUARNTEE ENTRY. Admission is just $5/adults, $3/students with ID. Children 3 and under are free if they are sitting on your lap; if you would like them to have their own seat, you must purchase one. BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gahrband.ticketleap.com/holiday-band-concert/
CONCERT BLACK ATTIRE
STUDENTS: CONCERT ATTIRE IS ALL BLACK. Black, long sleeve, button-up, collared dress shirt. Black slacks (no jeans or stripes). Black belt for pants. Black dress shoes and socks. Girls have the option of wearing the same attire as the gentlemen OR an all black gown/dress that goes past the knees (NOT A SKIRT). If you would like to borrow a black concert gown, please email Mrs. Varney ASAP. Students that do not have the correct attire may not perform at the concert and will not receive credit. For the holiday concert you also have the option to wear a festive hat (Santa hat, antlers, etc.). JAZZ BAND: Make sure you purchase a jazz band tie from Mr. Loney for $10.
FUNDRAISERS, FUNDRAISERS, FUNDRAISERS!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Luxury Bed Sheet and Premium Nut Fundraisers. We will have your orders this week to pick up for distribution. On Thursday at the concert we will have several new fundraisers to help you raise money for your student account - including Discount Cards, Carl's Jr. Coupon Books, and Crunch Fitness Memberships. For more information, please contact our Vice-President, Leah Walker. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered tamales. Tamale orders will be available for pick up at the Holiday Concert this Thursday at Whitney HS. If you have any questions, please contact Prisca Alba. Thank you!
LUXURY SHEET ORDER PICK UP
6:44AM Jazz Band (My Favorite Things / Deck the Halls)
3:00-5:00PM Wind Ensemble (Many Sounds of Christmas, Silver Bells, Minor Alterations)
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
6:44AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Combined Band (Parade Sequence, Feliz Navidad, Christmas at the Circus, Sleigh Ride)
6:00-8:00PM Winter Drumline Battery Rehearsal
6:44AM CALL TIME FOR ALL BAND & PERCUSSION TO SET UP AND PEFORM IN THE MPR FOR STAFF MEETING! WEAR AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER AND A SANTA/HOLIDAY HAT. SONG LIST: My Favorite Things, You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, Silver Bells, Minor Alterations, Christmas at the Circus, Parade Sequence, Sleigh Ride.
3:00-5:30PM Dress Rehearsal in MPR (Combined Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band)
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
PREMIUM NUT PICK UP
6:44AM Jazz Band - Final Run-through
6th Period - Load Percussion Equipment
AFTER SCHOOL TAKE EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE CONCERT AND WINTER BREAK - INSTRUMENT, CONCERT MUSIC, STICKS/MALLETS, SANTA HAT, BLACK ATTIRE/SHOES, FLAGS, ETC.
5:00PM STUDENT CALL TIME AT WHITNEY HS WEARING CONCERT BLACK ATTIRE. PERCUSSION HELP UNLOAD EQUIPMENT. COLOR GUARD RUN-THROUGH ON STAGE. WINDS WARM UP.
5:30PM BAND SOUND CHECK ON STAGE
6:00PM Guests enjoy tamales, baked goods, refreshments! Check out our "Stocking Stuffer" fundraising table - Gahr Marching Gladiators merch, field show DVDs, Discount Card fundraiser, Crunch Fitness memberships, Carl's Jr. Coupon Books, and 2017 Gahr Instrumental Music Program CALENDAR!
6:30PM Clear stage
6:45PM Doors open.
PURCHASE TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME TO GUARENTEE SEATING. WE WILL SELL OUT!
7:00PM HOLIDAY CONCERT STARTS!
8:30PM Approximate concert end time.
WINDS: TAKE INSTRUMENTS AND MUSIC HOME TO PRACTICE OVER WINTER BREAK.
PERCUSSSION: LOAD EQUIPMENT IN TRAILER. RETURN TO GAHR HS TO UNLOAD IN BAND ROOM.
Have a great Winter Break!!
Great job last week at the Seal Beach Christmas Parade and the Disney Community Arts Showcase and thank you so much to all the parents who helped support the Gahr Marching Gladiators! We have an important week of rehearsal as we prepare for our upcoming Holiday Concert! Please read the rehearsal schedule carefully so we can be successful.
CITY OF ARTESIA RECOGNITION WEDNESDAY 12/14
The City of Artesia will be recognizing the students of the Gahr Marching Gladiators on Wednesday, December 14th at 7PM! Family, friends, and alumni are encouraged to join us and celebrate our incredible students' achievement! The Artesia City Hall is located at 18747 Clarkdale Ave, Artesia, CA 90701.
PREMIUM NUT FUNDRAISER!
We're selling premium quality nuts from J&N Products perfect for gift giving or baking! Each bag of nuts you sell earns $5 towards your account. Orders are due this Friday, December 16th and will be available for pick up next Wednesday, 12/21. Nut orders and payments in cash or check made payable to “Gahr Band Boosters." This is a great way to raise money for your account!
TAMALE PRE-ORDERS DUE WEDNESDAY
Order tamales in time for Christmas! Choose from pork, chicken-red, chicken-green, and cheese - for just $18 per dozen. Cash payment and order forms are due Wednesday in the Drop Box. Tamales can be picked up next Thursday at the Holiday Concert.
2017 WINTER DRUMLINE!
Thank you to everyone who came to auditions last week and congratulations to all the members of the Winter Drumline! We had a great Parent/Student Info Meeting on Friday where we announced our 2017 production, "The Traveler." Please click below to download the information packet that was handed out.
2017 WINTER GUARD!
Congratulations to everyone who auditioned and was accepted into the 2017 Gahr High School Winter Guard! Our first rehearsal is tomorrow, Monday, December 12th from 3-5:30PM, followed by a mandatory Parent/Student Information Meeting at 6:00PM in the Band Room. We will be announcing our 2017 indoor show.
HOLIDAY CONCERT @ WHITNEY HS MAC!
Join us Thursday, December 22nd for our annual Holiday Band Concert! Get in the holiday spirit with performances by the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Color Guard! The concert starts at 7:00PM at the Whitney High School MAC. Admission is just $5/adults, $3/students with ID, and children 3 and under are free. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED or we cannot guarentee entry. Seats are filling up fast!! Get your tickets at: https://gahrband.ticketleap.com/holiday-band-concert/
WIND ENSEMBLE & COMBINED BAND ATTIRE
Concert attire is all black. Black, long sleeve, button-up, collared dress shirt. Black slacks (no jeans or stripes). Black belt for pants. Black dress shoes and socks. GIRLS: You have the option of wearing the same attire as the gentlemen OR an all black gown/dress that goes past the knees (NOT A SKIRT). If you would like to borrow a black concert gown, please email Mrs. Varney. Students that do not have the correct attire may not perform at the concert and will not receive credit. For the holiday concert you have the option to wear a festive hat (Santa, antlers, etc.).
JAZZ BAND ATTIRE
All members of the Jazz Band must purchase a solid, shiny necktie available from Mr. Loney for $10. Both guys and girls wear black slacks (dress pants) and a black, button-up, collared dress shirt.
6:44AM Jazz Band - Deck the Halls
3:00-5:00PM Wind Ensemble Rehearsal - Minor Alterations
3:00-5:30PM 1st Winter Guard Rehearsal
6:00PM Winter Guard Parent/Student Info Meeting
6:44AM Jazz Band - Deck the Halls
3:00-5:00PM Combined Band Rehearsal - Sleigh Ride
TAMALE PRE-ORDERS & MONEY DUE
7:00AM Jazz Band - Winds Only?
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
7:00PM Artesia City Counsil Recognition @ Artesia City Hall!
6:44AM Jazz Band - My Favorite Things
2:45-4:00PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
3:00-5:00PM Wind Ensemble - Read new pieces
PREMIUM NUT ORDERS & MONEY DUE
6:44AM Jazz Band - Mr. Grinch / Review
3:00-5:00PM Combined Band - Christmas at the Circus, Sleigh Ride
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