WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITION RESULTS!
Thank you to all the students that practiced and auditioned for 2nd semester Wind Ensemble. Click here for the results. There are several students who need to retake their audition because they were too close to call or are a current member of Wind Ensemble with their spot in jeopardy. Retakes will be this Thursday, January 16th beginning at 4:30 p.m.
TINKER BELL HALF MARATHON!
Sunday morning, January 19th - 2:25AM Call Time
The entire Gahr Marching Band will be performing for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon on Sunday, January 19, as we have in past years. As a bonus, participating students typically receive tickets to Disneyland! Call time is 2:25AM wearing blue hoodies and jeans (go to bed EARLY Saturday night).
2:25 a.m. Call time at Band Room / Load busses
2:45 a.m. Depart for Disneyland
3:30 a.m. Security check in
3:45 a.m. Unload equipment
4:00 a.m. Bus / Walk to performance area
4:30 a.m. Set up / Warm up
5:00 a.m. In position to play
9:00 a.m. Walk to busses / Load equipment
9:15 a.m. Depart for Gahr High School
10:00 a.m. Return to Gahr High School / Unload
Rehearsals this week:
Friday, January 17 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Students must have organized flip folders and lyres for all rehearsals and the performance. Attendance at these rehearsals is mandatory in order to participate in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Please talk to Mr. Loney ASAP if you have any conflicts with these rehearsals.
HONOR BAND AUDITIONS
Woodwinds: Tuesday, January 21st from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Brass/Percussion: Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All high school auditions are held at Gahr High School. Students currently in or auditioning for Wind Ensemble are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to prepare and audition for District Honor Band. If you need wind music or would like help please see Mr. Loney. Click here to download the percussion excerpts.
Honor Band Pieces:
1. Among the Clouds
2. Ye Branks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon
3. Midway March
4. Holst 2nd Suite - Mvt. III (See Mr. Loney for music)
Here's this week's schedule:
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - add more Pep Tunes
3:00 - 6:30 p.m. Winter Drumline rehearsal
No Jazz Band
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Winter Guard rehearsal
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Battery Sectionals A
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Battery Sectionals B
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - continue Pep Tunes
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Concert Band rehearsal (combined band)
4:30 p.m. Wind Ensemble Audition Retakes / Band Room open for Honor Band practice
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - Run all Pep Tunes
2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Tinker Bell rehearsal (full marching band - flip folders & lyres)
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Winter Drumline rehearsal
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tinker Bell rehearsal (full marching band - flip folders & lyres)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Full Winter Drumline rehearsal - Go to bed early!
TINKER BELL HALF MARATHON PERFORMANCE!
2:25 a.m. Call time at Band Room wearing hoodies & jeans - DO NOT BE LATE!
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Winter Guard Rehearsal
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Honor Band Rehearsal
Have a great week Gladiators!