1. The 3rd and final donation of $100 was due this past Friday (10/31). Donations are crucial so we can pay our instructional staff on time and register for field show tournaments. We cannot run the Gahr Instrumental Music Program without your donations. Checks are payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." The Gahr Band Boosters also accept credit cards.
2. We have an important all day rehearsal on Tuesday, November 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is an important practice before our last two guaranteed performances - the Westminster Field Tournament (11/12) and California State Band Championship Semi-Finals (11/15). This rehearsal was listed on the original calendar.
3. The "senior" dinner will be Saturday, November 22nd immediately following California State Band Championships Finals. It will be at a restaurant located near Huntington Beach High School and all senior students, parents, and family are invited to join us.
4. We WILL be doing the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6th AND the Disneyland Community Arts Showcase on Friday, December 12th in Disney's California Adventure! We will have a normal marching band rehearsal schedule the week of December 1st to prepare.
HAWAII BAND TRIP 2015!
The next Hawaii payment of $290 is due Friday, December 5th. Please send all Hawaii payments DIRECTLY to MusicAmerica. Pay online at MusicAmericaEvents.com, by phone (800) 553-4723 ext. 133, or by mail: 218 West Water Street, Suite 400, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Make sure you've turned in the Registration Form & Optional Travel Insurance along with the $50 deposit. If you have any specific questions about the trip, please contact Dean McDowell at email@example.com.
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
2:45 p.m. Use restroom and change. Start bringing warm clothes to rehearsal.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal - Ensemble Mvt. 1 music & drill
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STUDENTS: Wear WARM CLOTHES to rehearsal (hoodie / athletic pants).
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
4:45 p.m. Jog / stetch / pit push to stadium
5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Rehearsal - Ensemble Mvt. 1 music & drill / Review Mvt. 2 & 3
5:00 p.m. Basics with playing
5:15 p.m. Ensemble Mvt. 1 (take out met)
7:20 p.m. Short break / Set up TVs
7:25 p.m. Chunk/review Mvt. 2 (fix phasing problems)
7:50 p.m. Chunk/review Mvt. 3 (fix ending)
8:15 p.m. Run-through (timed push on/off with TVs and front sideline covers)
No Jazz Band
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Group photo/meeting FOR EVERYONE on MATTRESS FUNDRAISER RESULTS & DRAWING!
6:00 p.m. Gahr High School Report Card Night - Band Boosters selling food!
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - Run pep tunes
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Rehearsal / Run-through
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner break
5:30 p.m. Change into uniform
5:50 p.m. Flip Folders & Lyres - Run Pep Tunes / Star Spangled Banner / Fight Song in Band Room
6:25 p.m. Walk to stadium / Set Up
6:45 p.m. Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. Home Football Game vs. Lynwood
Full field show of Mvt. 1, 2, 3 WITH TVs! Parent help needed with concessions and props!
*We will be going back to the Band Room to change/dismiss after the halftime performance.
WEAR YOUR FIELD SHOW T-SHIRT TO SCHOOL! REPRESENT!!
No Jazz Band
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Full ensemble rehearsal
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Run-through (timed push on/off with TVs and front sideline covers)
Go through your checklist with everything you need BEFORE you go to bed. We will be wearing our blue Gahr Marching Gladiator hoodies / Color Guard jackets.
SATURDAY 11/8 - San Clemente Field Tournament & Photo Day!
7:30 a.m. Band Room open
7:59 a.m. Call time - GO TO BED EARLY. DON'T BE LATE.
8:00 a.m. Warm up / Basics / Ensemble on practice field
10:40 a.m. Run-through (timed push on/off with TVs and front sideline covers)
11:00 a.m. Lunch - PROVIDED / Load equipment trailers
11:45 a.m. Change into uniform & start individual/buddy photos
Have your photo order form AND money ready to hand to the photographers!
Students using instruments that need to be loaded go first (e.g. tubas, battery)
1:30 p.m. Group photo
2:15 p.m. Use restroom / Eat snack
2:30 p.m. Load busses
2:45 p.m. Travel to San Clemente High School (700 Ave Pico, San Clemente, CA 92673)
4:00 p.m. Arrive / Use restrooms / Unload / Full uniform
4:15 p.m. Warm up / Pre-stage props on stadium track
5:10 p.m. Full ensemble - chunks / production runs
5:30 p.m. Pit push to gate / shakos / tune
5:45 p.m. Gate time (front sideline covers come on with pit)
6:00 p.m. Performance time
6:15 p.m. Debrief
6:30 p.m. Put away equipment & change quickly and correctly!! Wearing hoodies & guard jackets.
7:00 p.m. Enter stadium / Eat at concessions (NOT PROVIDED - bring money) / Watch 5A bands
Remember to be a respectful audience member and that you're representing Gahr!
7:15 p.m. Woodbridge High School
7:30 p.m. La Quinta High School (OC)
8:15 p.m. Awards
8:45 p.m. Load busses
9:00 p.m. Travel back to Gahr
10:00 p.m. Everyone help unload properly
10:25 p.m. Dismissal
Keep up the great work and have a great week!!