AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS START TOMORROW!
Our first after school marching band rehearsal is tomorrow, Thursday, August 24th from 3-6PM. Bring a change of clothes/shoes, hat, instrument/equipment, and water jug. Rehearsals start on time, so use the restroom and change immediately after school. The normal weekly schedule is as follows:
- Mondays 3:00-5:00PM
- Tuesdays 5:00-8:15PM
- Thursdays 3:00-5:00PM
- 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.
As with every practice, students must wear athletic clothes, athletic/tennis shoes (no sandals or converse), sunscreen, a hat, and bring their equipment and a 1-gallon water jug. Make sure you eat and hydrate before rehearsal. Students may use their assigned cubby to keep shoes, clothes, and water.
FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME THIS FRIDAY!
Our first Home Football Game is this Friday, August 25th, in the Gahr High School Stadium! In addition to playing in the stands, we will be performing all of Movement 1 and 2 (memorized). Continue to stay healthy by hydrating, eating at least three meals a day, and getting rest. WINDS: You must have a FLIP FOLDER (organized) and INSTRUMENT LYRE for the game. We will have a Memorization Test on the Star-Spangled Banner and Movement 1 and 2 of the field show.
Thank you to everyone for participating in the Popcornopolis fundraiser! Together, the band and color guard raised over $8,000! Congratulations to Danae who sold over 90 bags, earned over $900 in profit, and will win an additional $50 Visa gift card!! Because we sold so much popcorn, the shipping is going to take us a week longer than we had anticipated. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will have an updated ETA soon.
MARCHING BAND ORDERS DUE SEPTEMBER 1ST
If you are a new student (or a returner who needs a replacement item), please complete the Marching Band Order Form and turn in payment. You may also order additional t-shirts, polos, hoodies, and jackets for friends and family. Winds, Battery, and Front Ensemble members need to have black Marching Band Shoes and a Gahr Marching Gladiators Hoodie. Everyone in the Color Guard is required to have jazz shoes, guard gloves, body tights, and the embroidered tracksuit. ALL ORDERS & PAYMENT ARE DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST. Many of these items can be reused year after year if kept in good condition.
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 new 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.
3:00-6:00PM REHEARSAL PREPARING FOR HOME GAME - Full ensemble on Movement 1 and 2, Star-Spangled Banner, Fight Song, Alma Mater, Pep Tunes.
EVERYONE: WEAR YOUR 2017 FIELD SHOW SHIRT TO SCHOOL AND REPRESENT!
6:30AM FIRST ZERO PERIOD JAZZ BAND! (Band Room will be open at 6:15AM)
HOME FOOTBALL GAME VS. VALLEY CHRISTIAN HS
DATE: Friday, August 25th
LOCATION: Gahr High School Stadium
3:00PM Full-through in stadium
4:15PM Dinner Break (eat, hydrate)
5:40PM Call time wearing field show t-shirt, jeans (black leggings for guard) & shoes
5:45PM Run Pep Tunes in Band Room w/ flip folders & lyres
6:20PM Walk to stadium / Rhythm section set up
6:45PM Star-Spangled Banner (memorized)
7:00-9:15 p.m. Game vs. Valley Christian HS*
9:15-9:30 p.m. Walk back to Band Room / Clean Up / Dismissal
*The end time of a football game varies. The Gahr Marching Gladiators always stay until the end of the game to support our school and team. Please have your student call you for pick-up or get Remind text messages.
Take your instrument/equipment home over the weekend. Practice and memorize your music with a metronome, and work on your marching/choreography. We still have A LOT to learn before our first field show competition!