A huge thank you to all the students and parents who helped out this past Saturday with the portable cleaning. Congratulations to the Jazz Band on an outstanding performance at a gig at in Sheraton Hotel! We would also like to thank everyone who donated items or money for the gift baskets. We're slightly delayed, but we will have the gift baskets available by Wednesday to view and to purchase raffle tickets!
BOOSTER MEETING TOMORROW, TUESDAY 5/7
Please join us for our monthly Booster Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30PM in the Band Room. We will be going through important information and fundraisers for the end of the year and need your help. See you there!
RCC JAZZ FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY 5/11
We will have a rehearsal/run-through on Friday from 3-5PM. Hydrate and eat a good lunch before you arrive on Saturday at 1PM. Wear all black concert attire + jazz ties. Bring money for food at the jazz festival.
1:00PM Rehearsal / Run-through in Band Room
2:15PM Load busses
2:30PM Bus to RCC Coil School of the Arts - 3890 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
4:00PM Eat concessions (bring money) and watch bands in concert hall
5:30PM Warm up in classroom 251
6:00PM Performance (in Board Room)
6:30PM Feedback on stage
6:45PM Put away equipment ASAP
7:00PM Watch RCC Monday Evening Jazz Ensemble with Kim Richmond
8:00PM Load busses
8:15PM Depart back to Gahr
9:30PM Approx arrival back to Gahr / Unload / Dismissal
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PACKETS DUE THIS FRIDAY 5/10
All students must complete an Athletic Clearance Packet due this Friday, May 10th, available from Dulce Caldwell in the front office. As part of the clearance, students must get a physical exam (available for approximately $15 from the walk-in clinic across from Gahr HS that usually takes only 5-10 minutes). We're gearing up for another amazing year!
8-SEMESTER SENIORS: Please turn in $40 to Mr. Loney for your senior graduation stole. These will be embroidered and given out at the Awards Banquet. Thank you!
We're gearing up for a fun and memorable adventure to the Aloha State! This will be Gahr's EIGHTH TIME traveling to Hawaii and will highlighted by a performance at the USS Bowfin, resting in the heart of the historic waters of Pearl Harbor and proving a symbolic connection from the “day which will live in infamy” to the formal ending of World War II. The band will also get a music workshop at the University of Hawaii!
1. Updated Itinerary
2. Packing List
3. Allergies/Medications Form - Must be turned in ASAP.
4. Sponsorship Letter
5. Chili Cook-Off and Hawaii Send-Off Concert
6. Travel Attire Order Form
All participants must be caught up with all payments to WorldStrides because they are booking airfare. If you still have not signed up for the trip, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO PERFORM WITH THE BAND IN HAWAII! Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity!!! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Varney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 413-3068.
2019-2020 STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Applications are now available for student who are interested in becoming student leaders for the 2019-2020 music program! We're gearing up for an incredible season and are looking for students with strong initiative who want to lead the Gahr Marching Gladiators to the next level. Students will need to schedule and complete a leadership sectional anytime beginning this Monday, April 29th. Make sure you schedule a date/time for the section you're working with AND Mr. Loney. Leadership Interviews are Friday, May 24th.
COMBINED BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS
Please note the following after-school rehearsal schedule for the rest of the semester for us to be successful with the Area Concert and End-of-Year Concert:
Tues, 5/7 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Wed, 5/8 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Mon, 5/13 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Tues, 5/14 from 3:00-5:30PM - Full run-through
Wed, 5/15 - AREA CONCERT @ 7:00PM in gym
Mon, 5/20 from 3:00-5:00PM - Wind Ensemble only
Wed, 5/22 from 3:00-5:00PM - Combined Band
Tues, 5/28 from 3:00-5:00PM - Wind Ensemble only
Wed, 5/29 from 3:00-5:00PM - Full run-through
Thur, 5/30 - CONCERT IN THE QUAD @ 6:30PM
OUTSTANDING DONATIONS PAST DUE
All donations for Winter Drumline, Winter Guard, and the fall Marching Band are past due. We are unable to pay our instructional staff for the time they have worked without your donations. Please turn in cash, checks made to "Gahr Band Boosters," or pay online. STUDENTS MUST BE CAUGHT UP WITH DONATIONS TO ATTEND THE END-OF-YEAR AWARDS BANQUET.
6:30AM Jazz Band
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Combined rehearsal (Raider's March, review Black Panther)
6:30PM Monthly Booster Meeting - all parents encouraged to attend
No Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Combined rehearsal (High Hopes, review Raider's March & Black Panther)
6:30AM Jazz Band
2:45PM Band Room open for sectionals
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PACKETS DUE
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Band rehearsal
7:30PM Gates open for Outdoor Movie Night
8:00PM Outdoor Movie Night starts - "Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle"
RCC JAZZ FESTIVAL! - 1PM CALL TIME
Happy Mother's Day! 🌷🌸🌻
5/7 Monthly Booster Meeting @ 6:30PM
5/10 Athletic Clearance Packet Due / Movie Night Under the Stars!
5/11 RCC Jazz Festival
5/15 Gahr Area Concert at 7PM in Gym
5/16 Chick-fil-A Fundraiser!
5/21 Percussion & Guard Workshops - Day 1 / Cerritos College Honor Band Rehearsal
5/22 Percussion & Guard Workshops - Day 2
5/23 Percussion & Guard Workshops - Day 3
5/24 Leadership Interviews
5/25 Cerritos College Honor Band Rehearsal
5/29 New Student/Parent Meeting @ 6:30PM
5/30 Concert in the Quad @ 6:30PM
6/1 Cerritos College Honor Band Concert @ 4PM
6/2 End-of-Year Awards Banquet @ 2PM - Students must be caught up with outstanding donations.
6/4 Mandatory Hawaii Meeting @ 6:30PM
6/5 Final Booster Meeting @ 6:30PM
6/7 Rotation Rally / Guard Performance / Grad Bash!
6/12 Last Day of School
6/18-20 Band & Guard Workshops 5-8PM
6/21 Parade Rehearsal from 5-8PM - Alumni welcome!
6/22 Parade Rehearsal from 9AM-1PM
6/23 Paramount Parade from 8AM-2PM
6/25 Hawaii Band Rehearsal 5-8PM
6/27 Hawaii Band Rehearsal 5-8PM
6/30 Chili Cook-Off & Hawaii Send-Off Concert
7/2 Hawaii Band Rehearsal 5-8PM
7/4-9 HAWAII BAND TRIP!