We look forward to seeing you this Thursday (12/17) at our annual Holiday Band Concert at 7:00PM in the MPR! Please join us the following day, on Friday (12/18) at 6:00PM for our Holiday Band & Color Guard Party / Potluck in the Band Room!
HOLIDAY BAND CONCERT THIS THURS 12/17/15
Join us this Thursday, December 17th for our annual Holiday Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Gahr High School MPR! Get into the holiday spirit with performances by our Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble! We'll be playing all of your favorite tunes, including music from "The Nightmare Before Christmas." General admission is just $5/adults, $3/students, and children 3 & under are free. We'll have a bake sale, delicious tamales, and beverages - so come hungry! Pick up some of our award-winning Gahr Marching Gladiators t-shirts, hoodies, and swag that make great holiday gifts :)
CONCERT BAND & WIND ENSEMBLE ATTIRE
Concert attire is all black. Black, long sleeve, button-up, collared dress shirt. Black slacks (no jeans or stripes). Black belt for pants. Black dress shoes and socks. GIRLS: You have the option of wearing the same attire as the gentlemen OR an all black gown/dress that goes past the knees (NOT A SKIRT). If you would like to borrow a black concert gown, please email Mrs. Varney. Students that do not have the correct attire may not perform at the concert and will not receive credit. For the holiday concert you have the option to wear a festive hat (Santa, antlers, etc.).
JAZZ BAND ATTIRE
All members of the Jazz Band must purchase a solid, shiny necktie available from Mr. Loney for $10. Both guys and girls wear black slacks (dress pants) and a black, button-up, collared dress shirt.
BAKED GOOD ITEM!
We are asking each family to donate one baked good item for the concert. Students/Parents can drop these off anytime on Thursday (12/17). Thank you!
LIP DUB RECORDING ON FRI 12/18
The band, drumline, and color guard have been asked to be in Gahr High School's 2015 "Lip Dub" video! Our day to film is this Friday (12/18) after school. We want everyone in the Gahr Marching Gladiators to be in it and be represented! The tune we'll be playing is "My Way" - so find your flip folder & lyre. Thanks!
OUTSTANDING DONATIONS PAST DUE
It is critical that any outstanding donations are turned into the drop box ASAP. We cannot pay our bills and instructional staff without your contribution. All Marching Band donations must be turned in to officially receive a spot in the 2016 Winter Guard or Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Please communicate with Mr. Loney if you have any issues with your financial obligation.
STUDENTS: Please take home any water jugs, tennis shoes, clothes, or other items from your cubbies you do not need for 2nd semester. Also take your instrument home over Winter Break to keep your chops up on festival, honor band, and jazz music. Thanks!
TUBACHRISTMAS THIS SAT 12/19
TubaChristmas is this Saturday (12/19) at Downtown Disney and is optional for any baritone/euphonium, trumpet, or tuba players! Participant registration fee is $10 cash. We will be meeting at Gahr High School on Saturday at 7:30AM to carpool. Please let Mr. Loney know ASAP if you are interested and we can organize a carpool and coordinate transporting instruments, music stands, chairs, etc. http://www.tubachristmas.com/readtcloc.php?TCState=CA
6:44AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:00PM Concert Band Rehearsal
5:00-8:30PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
6:44AM Jazz Band
5:00-8:00PM Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
PICK UP NUT ORDERS AFTER SCHOOL
6:44AM Jazz Band - Wear Gahr Marching Gladiator Hoodies + Santa hats
7:30AM Jazz Band performs at Staff Meeting
IN CLASS - HAND OUT HONOR BAND MUSIC
3:00-5:00PM Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (in MPR)
3:00-6:00PM Winter Guard Rehearsal
6:44AM Jazz Band - Dress rehearsal in MPR
2:45-4:00PM Sound Check in MPR
6:25PM Call Time in Band Room wearing all black concert attire + Santa hats
6:30PM Doors Open - Admission is $5/adults, $3/students
7:00PM Holiday Band Concert!
Indoor Percussion 1st Payment Due ($150)
Winter Guard 1st Payment Due ($125)
No Jazz Band
IN CLASS - Practice for Lip Dub recording / Listen to Honor Band music
3:00-4:00PM Lip Dub Recording! - "My Way"
6:00PM Holiday Party in Band Room!
Take your instrument home over break to practice
ANAHEIM, DOWNTOWN DISNEY - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 - TIME: 12:00 noon
LOCATION: Downtown Disney in front of ESPN, AMC Theaters
MEETING AT GAHR HIGH SCHOOL TO CARPOOL AT 7:30AM
Make arrangements to have a tuba or euphonium this week if you want to participate.
REGISTRATION: 7:00 am, valet parking lot
REHEARSAL: 9:00 am, same
PARKING: Lilo lot. Parking passes provided at registration.
NOTE: Participant registration fee is $10.00.
CONDUCTOR: Co-Conductors- Pete Fournier and Don Haudenschild
COORDINATOR: Marion Anderson 949-533-7203
INDOOR PERCUSSION CAMP
This is our first rehearsal camp for the 2016 Gahr Indoor Percussion Ensemble! Wear athletic clothes, bring water, eat a good breakfast, and bring lunch.
8:30AM Band Room open
9:00AM-1:00PM Block 1
1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch - Bring your own lunch
2:00PM-5:00PM Block 2
5:00PM Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting for the 2016 season