UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
5/25 Gahr Area Concert @ 7PM in Gahr HS Gym
5/26 Chick-fil-a and Chipotle Fundraiser!
Color Guard Lunch Recruiting @ Ross (Parent drivers needed)
Cerritos College Honor Band Concert @ 7:30PM
5/27 Rotation Pep Rally! - Color Guard & Jazz Band Performance
Leadership Interviews 4-7PM
5/28 Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba - BUY TICKETS! from 8:30-10:30AM in the Gahr HS MPR
5/31-6/2 Color Guard Workshops from 4-6PM
6/1 Last Booster Meeting @ 6:30PM
6/2 End-of-Year Concert @ 7PM in Gahr HS MPR
6/5 End-of-Year Awards Banquet - BUY/RSVP HERE! @ 1:30PM in the Gahr HS Gym
6/8 New Student/Parent Info Meeting @ 6:30PM in the Band Room (703)
6/9 Field Show Reading Session 3-5PM
6/13 Jazz Band Performance for Dr. Zietlow Celebration @ 12:30PM in MPR
6/17 Jazz Band Fun Run Rehearsal 9AM-12PM
6/18 Jazz Band Performance @ ABC Fun Run! 6:15AM Call Time @ Los Cerritos Mall
6/20 Leadership Meeting 9AM-4PM
6/21 Wind & Percussion Workshops 5-8PM - Day 1
6/23 Wind & Percussion Workshops 5-8PM - Day 2
It is critical that all outstanding donations are submitted ASAP. We are unable to pay our instructors and bills without your contribution. Please make checks payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." We also can accept major credit cards as well. Communicate with Mr. Loney if you have any issues with your financial obligation or need fundraisers. All donations must be turned in to walk at graduation or to be a part of the 2016-17 Gahr Marching Gladiators. Thank you.
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PACKETS
All students must complete an Athletic Clearance Packet available from Dulce Caldwell in the front office of the school. As part of the clearance, students must get a physical exam (available for $10 from the walk-in clinic across from Gahr HS that usually takes only 5-10 minutes). Athletic Clearance Packets were due Friday, May 13th. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ENROLLED IN MARCHING BAND, RECEIVE PE CREDIT, OR BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IF THIS IS NOT TURNED IN. Please let Mr. Loney know if you have any questions.
GAHR AREA CONCERT THIS WEDNESDAY 5/25
This Wednesday, May 25th is the Gahr Area Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Gahr HS Gym! The Area Concert is where the surrounding elementary and middle schools join us to showcase music in our district! Admission is free - but there is a $5 suggested donation per family that goes towards supporting music in ABCUSD. We'll also be selling food, drinks, and awesome band pins & jewelry! STUDENTS: Call time is 5:29PM in the Band Room wearing all black concert attire.
MMM... CHICK-FIL-A AND CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISERS ON THURSDAY!
This Thursday we are having fundraisers at both Chick-fil-a (from 6:30AM-9PM) AND Chipotle (from 5-9PM)! Get breakfast and lunch at Chick-fil-a... then go to either Chipotle or Chick-fil-a for dinner!! Show the attached flyer so that we receive a portion of your purchase!
COLOR GUARD LUNCH RECRUITING THURSDAY 5/26
This Thursday the Color Guard will be going to Ross Middle School to perform and recruit during lunch. STUDENTS: This is a great opportunity to reach out to incoming 9th graders and grow the guard! Please wear your "REWIRED" Winter Guard t-shirt and jeans to school. PARENTS: We need help driving the kids at 12PM. Please email Makeba Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're able to help carpool the students. Thank you!
Make sure you hydrate and bring a snack because we will not have lunch until after the recruiting.
12:10PM Get into carpools and leave Gahr (bring table, PA, charging cable/extension cords, flags/rifles, flyers, sign up sheets/clip boards, lanyards, etc.)
12:25PM Approximate arrival at Ross. Quickly set up in quad!
12:30PM Ross lunch starts. Alternate demoing flags / have interested students sign up / run recruiting routine. Keep it positive and fun!! Give out lanyards to students who sign up on the sheet.
1:05PM Approximate lunch end time / Load equipment back into cars
1:10PM Either travel back to Gahr OR eat at nearby park to eat pizza lunch (bring $5)
2:00PM Approximate arrival back at Gahr
CERRITOS COLLEGE HONOR BAND CONCERT THURSDAY 5/26
Congratulations to the students who are a part of the inaugural Cerritos College Honor Band! Come hear some fantastic music at their concert this Thursday, May 26th at 7:30PM at Cerritos College. Bring $2 for parking.
ROTATION PEP RALLY THIS FRIDAY 5/27
This Friday 5/27 we have our last Pep Rally of the year! The Color Guard and Jazz Band will be performing. Please get a field trip permission form from Mr. Loney on Monday. You will be excused 5th period to set up for the rally. COLOR GUARD: We will be performing the "recruiting" routine for the rally. This is a great opportunity to show off what you've been working on and recruit current high school students into the 2016-17 color guard program! JAZZ BAND: In addition to adding one more tune for our End-of-Year Concert, we will be running through our pep tunes for the rally. Please wear your black "Gahr Band" polo shirt and jeans to school.
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ZUMBA THIS SATURDAY 5/28
Join us for Glow-in-the-Dark ZUMBA this Saturday, May 28th in the Gahr High School MPR! Get in shape and beneFIT the Gahr HS Color Guard program! Tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE! STUDENTS: You can sell Zumba tickets all this week and earn $5 per ticket you sell! For more information please call Dee Dee Varney (562) 413-3068 or Rocio Guzman (562) 455-0535.
END-OF-YEAR CONCERT NEXT THURSDAY 6/2
Our End-of-Year Band Concert is next Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Gahr HS MPR! We'll be playing all your favorite movie, TV show, and pops hits including music from legendary film composer John Williams! Admission is just $7/adults, $5/students.
END-OF-YEAR AWARDS BANQUET - SUNDAY 6/5
Please join us Sunday, June 5th at 1:30 p.m. in the Gahr High School Gym for our annual Awards Banquet! We’re celebrating an incredible year for the Gahr High School Instrumental Music Program! The banquet is just $15 per person, which helps cover a catered lunch and the cost for awards. Turn your banquet RSVP and money into the Band Room Drop Box OR CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE AND RESERVE YOUR SEATS ONLINE! REMINDERS: BANQUET RSVPs ARE DUE WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST. This event is RSVP only - NO WALK UPS. All students must be full caught up with donations and financial obligations to attend the banquet and to receive service awards.
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This Week’s Schedule:
Periods 0, 1, 3, 5
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - adding new songs / pep tunes
3:00-5:30 p.m. Combined Band Rehearsal (all winds & percussion). STUDENTS NOT AT THIS FINAL REHEARSAL WILL NOT PERFORM ON WEDNESDAY AND WILL RECEIVE A ZERO.
Block Periods 0, 2, 4, 6
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
3:00-5:00 p.m. Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
Block Periods 0, 1, 3, 5
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
Block 1st period - Set up chairs, stands, percussion, sound system
5:29 p.m. Call time in Band Room wearing all black concert attire*
5:30 p.m. Warm up in Band Room / Walk to Gym / Set Up
6:00 p.m. Run combined piece with HMS & RMS / Sound check
6:30 p.m. Doors open. Standing by...
7:00 p.m. Gahr Area Concert in Gym!
8:30 p.m. Approximate end time / ALL STUDENTS HELP PUT AWAY EQUIPMENT
8:50 p.m. Dismissal / Pick up
*Students that do not have the correct attire WILL NOT PERFORM and will receive a ZERO for the performance. No exceptions. (i.e. skirt above or at the knees, white socks, tennis shoes, short sleeve shirt, black jeans…)
Eat at Chick-fil-a and Chipotle with a flyer!
No Jazz Band. Block Periods 2, 4, 6
No rehearsal after school. Make sure you’re working on the pieces we will be adding for next week’s End-of-Year Concert. Take instruments and music home after school.
12:10PM Color Guard report to Band Room ASAP - grab equipment and carpool to Ross.
4:00-6:00PM Cerritos College Honor Band Rehearsal
7:30PM Cerritos College Honor Band Concert!
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - Wear Gahr Band polo and jeans to school. Run Pep Rally music.
5th Period - Jazz Band and Color Guard report to Band Room
Rotation Pep Rally - Jazz Band and Color Guard performance
4:00 p.m. Leadership Interviews for 2016 Gahr Marching Gladiators!
8:30AM-10:30AM Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba in the MPR!!
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE!
These after school rehearsals are the only opportunity we have to combine all performers in the ensembles. Attendance is mandatory. Let Mr. Loney know immediately if you have a conflict.