Join us Friday, December 15th for our annual Holiday Band Concert! This year's concert will be at the Whitney High School Theater at 7:00PM. Get into the holiday spirit with performances by the Gahr HS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and a special routine by the Color Guard! We’ll also have a bake sale, tamales, and refreshments available before the concert, so come hungry! Admission is just $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID, and children 3 and under are free. TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED AHEAD OF TIME. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SEATING FOR WALK-UPS. Tickets can be purchased at: https://gahrband.ticketleap.com/holiday-concert
Concert attire is all black for all winds and percussion. Solid black, long-sleeve, button-up, collared dress shirt. Black slacks (no jeans). Black belt for pants. Long, black socks and black dress shoes (or marching band shoes). Girls have the option of wearing a full-length, all black concert gown (no skirts). 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 their grade will be adjusted according to the grading policy. No exceptions. (i.e. white socks, tennis shoes, short sleeve shirt, jeans...)
We are asking each family to bring a dessert item. We will be offering these outside the theater for a suggested donation. The boosters will be providing beverages such as hot chocolate and coffee. Please bring your food donations directly to the theater at the 5:00PM sound check. Thank you!
Congratulations to the Gahr Marching Gladiators who were recognized on Tuesday by the ABCUSD Board for their fourth consecutive California State Band Grand Championship win!! Thank you to everyone who came, including Assistant Principal Dr. Natividad. Way to go band and color guard! We have another recognition this Tuesday at 9AM by the LA County Board of Supervisors - 10025 Flower St., Bellflower, CA 90706.
The Jazz Band had a busy week with a performance at the District Office on Tuesday evening and an Elementary Band Concert on Wednesday! Great job Jazz Band!
Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered tamales! Tamale orders will be available for pick up at the Holiday Concert this Friday at Whitney HS. We will also have some extras available for purchase at the concert - first come, first served. If you have any questions, please contact Prisca Alba. Thank you!
6:30AM Jazz Band Rehearsal (add "Jazzin' the World")
3:00-5:30PM Wind Ensemble ("Secret Agent Santa," "Away in a Manger," "3 Minute Nutcracker")
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard - Holiday Routine
6:30AM Jazz Band Rehearsal
9:00AM LA County Board of Supervisors Recognition of Marching Band!
3:00-5:30PM Combined Band ("Fanfare for Holiday Celebration," "Holiday Grand Finale," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Parade Sequence")
3:00-5:00PM Front Ensemble Rehearsal
6:30PM Booster Meeting - All Parents Encouraged to Attend!
6:30AM Jazz Band Rehearsal
3:00-5:300PM Dress Rehearsal (final run-through of all pieces)
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard
6:30AM Jazz Band Rehearsal / Run-through
5th Period - Jazz Band Set Up for Winter Pep Rally
Winter Pep Rally - Jazz Band Wear Hoodies + Santa Hats
6th Period - Percussion Load Equipment in UHaul
AFTER SCHOOL TAKE EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE CONCERT AND WINTER BREAK - INSTRUMENT, CONCERT MUSIC, STICKS/MALLETS, SANTA HAT, BLACK ATTIRE/SHOES, FLAGS, ETC.
4:45PM Percussion Call Time To Unload Equipment
5:00PM Winds/Guard Call Time at Whitney HS Theater for Sound Check
6:00PM Guests enjoy tamales, baked goods, refreshments! Check out our "Stocking Stuffer" fundraising table
7:00PM Holiday Band Concert Starts!
9:00PM Approximate end time
ALL PERCCUSSSIONISTS: LOAD EQUIPMENT IN UHAUL. RETURN TO GAHR HS TO UNLOAD.