1. Great job at the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade!! The band and guard looked and sounded great and you learned it in a VERY short amount of time. Thank you to all the parents that made the incredible instrument decorations and helped out with the parade!!
2. All members of Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band need to have all black attire for our upcoming holiday concert. Let Mr. Loney know if you have any questions.
3. A Hawaii Payment of $290 was due this past Friday, December 5th directly to MusicAmerica. Please visit the Hawaii section on our website for more information. This is going to be an exciting and life-changing performance opportunity and trip! DON'T MISS OUT!!!
DISNEYLAND PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE THIS FRIDAY 12/12/14
We will be performing this Friday at Disney's California Adventure! Call time is 7:25AM in the Band Room. Attend zero period if you have a class. Bring $25-30 for lunch & dinner at Disneyland, warm clothes and a jacket (rain is in the forecast), and everything you need for full marching uniform and the parade. Thursday's parade rehearsal is mandatory from 3-5 p.m. to participate in the Disneyland Community Arts Showcase Parade (12/12). Students must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible.
Congratulations to the members of the 2015 Gahr High School Winter Guard! Rehearsals are Mondays 5-9 p.m. and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. Please see your info sheet for the full rehearsal and performance schedule.
Winter Drumline auditions are tomorrow, Wednesday (12/10) from 3-5 p.m. There is a parent meeting from 5:30-6:15 p.m. following auditions.
ALL BLACK CONCERT/FESTIVAL 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 have the option of wearing an all black dress that goes past the knees. Black school concert dresses are available. Girls wear dress shoes (i.e. no sneakers or flip-flops). Students that do not have the correct attire will not be allowed to perform at concerts and will not receive credit. For the holiday concert you have the option to wear a festive hat (Santa, antlers, etc.).
JAZZ BAND ATTIRE
Jazz Band also wears all black with the jazz band tie. Both guys and girls wear black slacks (dress pants) and a black, button-up, collared dress shirt. All members of the Jazz Band must purchase a solid, shiny necktie available from Mr. Loney for $10.
HAWAII BAND TRIP!
The next Hawaii payment of $290 was 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Full Wind Ensemble rehearsal (Santa's Journey, Ukrainian Bell Carol)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Winter Drumline Auditions (Day 1)
7:00 p.m. Mr. Loney accepts certificate at City Hall of Artesia from Mayor Canales to honor the Gahr Marching Gladiator's achievement of being the California State Band Grand Champions!
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Jazz Band trombone sectional
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Winter Drumline Auditions (Day 2)
5:30 p.m. Winter Drumline Parent Meeting
6:30 p.m. Ross Band Concert! - Get in for free with a Gahr Marching Gladiator t-shirt or hoodie
6:44 a.m. Full Jazz Band - Finish "All I Want for Christmas"
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mandatory Disneyland Parade Rehearsal
DISNEYLAND PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE!
*Go to zero period class.
6:44 a.m. Full Jazz Band - "Big Band Holiday"
7:25 a.m. Meet in Band Room with everything you need for the day
*Bring $25-30 for lunch and dinner in the park, WARM CLOTHES/JACKET (there is RAIN in the forecast)
*We will go to Disneyland rain or shine!!
*Everyone sign 8th grade Holiday cards
7:45 a.m. Group meeting / Load trailer & bus
8:15 a.m. Depart for Disneyland (1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802)
8:45 a.m. Get dropped off at Downtown Disney / Check in at Group Sales
9:15 a.m. Enter Disney's California Adventure
9:30 a.m. Get Fast Passes for "World of Color" (10:15 p.m. show)
9:45 a.m. Walk to Tower of Terror Gate
10:00 a.m. Free time GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE. YOU MAY NOT LEAVE CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE.
Have fun! Remember you're representing Gahr. Eat lunch by 1:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. Band Trailer moves to vehicle inspection at the Ball Cast Member Parking Lot
3:00 p.m. Everyone meet at Tower of Terror Gate (DO NOT BE LATE. Leave time to walk across the park and for line/ride times)
3:15 p.m. Go backstage - ABSOLUTELY NO PHONES/PHOTOS
3:30 p.m. Meeting / Change in dressing rooms / Warm up / Group Photo
4:45 p.m. Lined up for step off from Tower of Terror
5:07 p.m. Step off!
5:45 p.m. End by Pier / Go backstage to change
6:00 p.m. Wrap up / Enter back in park
6:15 p.m. Free time GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE. YOU MAY NOT LEAVE CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE.
Have fun! Remember you're representing Gahr. Eat dinner.
9:45 p.m. Meet for "World of Color"
10:15 p.m. Watch "World of Color" as a group
11:00 p.m. Walk to Downtown Disney as a group for bus pick up - 4 or more
11:15 p.m. Load busses
11:30 p.m. Depart for Gahr
12:00 a.m. Arrive back at Gahr / Unload / Put away equipment & uniform
12:15 a.m. Dismissal - TAKE INSTRUMENTS HOME
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12/13-14
PRACTICE YOUR CONCERT BAND, WIND ENSEMBLE, AND JAZZ BAND MUSIC FOR OUR CONCERT NEXT WEEK!!! SHOW UP PREPARED ON MONDAY. Honor Band will handed out Monday :)