DISTRICT BAND FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY!
This week the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band have District Band Festival at Whitney High School! Admission for festival is FREE and open to the public. Our final rehearsal for both groups is on Tuesday from 3-5:30PM. Attendance at rehearsal is mandatory, and students not at rehearsal may not perform at festival. Wind Ensemble performs this Wednesday, March 21st with a 5:55PM call time and the combined Concert Band performs on Thursday, March 22nd with a 4:55PM call time. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Whitney High School. CONCERT 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 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). Students that do not wear the correct attire may not perform and will not receive credit.
WINTER GUARD SAN DIEGO WGI REGIONAL
The Winter Guard trip to the WGI San Diego Regional show is this Saturday, March 24th - Sunday, March 25th! Please make sure you have turned in a total of $200 for the trip (two payments of $100). The guard will be staying at the Comfort Inn (2485 Hotel Circle Pl., San Diego, CA 92108). Please download and review the itinerary below. Thank you and we’re looking forward to a great trip!
If you have not gotten your show shirt for the 2018 show, "See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil," please bring $20 to get yours from Mr. Loney or Mrs. Gaither. Thank you!
SCSBOA FESTIVAL @ BELLFLOWER HS
The Wind Ensemble will be performing at SCSBOA Festival next week, on Thursday, March 29th at Bellflower High School! We will have a run-through in the Band Room after school from 3-4 p.m. Call time is 6:00PM in the Band Room in full concert attire to load the bus, stop at In-N-Out for dinner (bring money), and then to Bellflower for the performance and clinic. Festival is free and open to the public; and you are cordially invited to share with us the intellectual, aesthetic, and social growth that is gained through musical performance! We are on last at 8:45PM; the clinic starts at 9:15PM (spectators are welcome to watch); and we should be back at Gahr approximately 10:15PM.
SUPPORT THE BAND WITH SCRIP!
Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for their non-profit organization. ALL ORDERS FOR MARCH ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY 3/21. You purchase gift cards at face value and the boosters orders those cards at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for the band. It’s really that simple! Use scrip gift cards at more than 700 of the country’s biggest retailers, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. Thank you!
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD DINNER & DANCE!
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 19th at Liberty Community Plaza! This year's theme for our annual dinner and dance is "Hooray for Hollywood!" We will have a raffle and great gift baskets, including a family 4-pack of tickets to Disneyland! We'll be asking all families to donate a basket item and to sell at least two tickets to the dance.
6:30AM Jazz Band - new tunes
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal - prep for SCPA Prelims
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard rehearsal - prep for WGI Regional
6:30AM Jazz Band - new tunes
3:00-5:30PM Final rehearsal for Concert Band & Wind Ensemble
SCRIP ORDER DEADLINE!
NO DRUMLINE REHEARSAL
DISTRICT BAND FESTIVAL AT WHITNEY HS - DAY 1
2:45-3:20PM Wind Ensemble Run-through
5:55PM Wind Ensemble call time at Whitney HS wearing all black - Eat before you arrive.
6:25PM Warm up
7:00PM Wind Ensemble performance
7:30PM Wind Ensemble clinic
8:00PM Debrief/load equipment
8:15PM Dismissal from Whitney HS
WINTER GUARD FINAL PAYMENT DUE $140
No Jazz Band
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
DISTRICT BAND FESTIVAL AT WHITNEY HS - DAY 2
2:45-3:20PM Combined Band Run-through
4:30PM Concert Band call time at Whitney HS wearing all black / Pizza (provided)
5:25PM Warm up
6:00PM Concert Band performance
6:30PM Concert Band clinic
7:15PM Debrief / Dismissal from Whitney HS
WIND ENSEMBLE FINAL $75 DUE FOR SAN DIEGO
No Jazz Band
BRING ALL INSTRUMENTS TO SCHOOL
LEAVE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTS AT GAHR OVER THE WEEKEND
3:00-4:30PM Winter Guard run-through
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline Rehearsal
WINTER GUARD SAN DIEGO WGI REGIONAL - DAY 1
9:00AM-4:00PM Winter Drumline Camp
LEAVE ALL BATTERY/PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS AT GAHR OVER WEEKEND
WINTER GUARD SAN DIEGO WGI REGIONAL - DAY 2
We will be letting the Worthington Kilbourne High School Band borrow our instruments over the weekend to perform at Disneyland and for a band clinic at Gahr High School. Thank you.
6:30AM Jazz Band sectionals / clean & organize band room.
8:30AM Worthington Kilbourne Clinic in the MPR
Reorganize school instruments during Concert Band and Wind Ensemble
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal - SCPA prelims prep
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard rehearsal