Wed 3/6 - Booster Meeting @ 6:30PM
Thu 3/7 - Fundraiser @ Habit Burger 4-9PM
Sat 3/9 - Jazz Band @ Esperanza HS Festival and Winter Guard @ Paramount HS (WGASC)
Sun 3/10 - Winter Drumline @ Temescal Canyon HS (SCPA)
Fri 3/15 - Winter Guard & Winter Drumline performance @ Pep Rally!
Sat 3/16 - Wind Ensemble @ CSUF Band Festival & Winter Guard @ Fountain Valley HS (WGASC)
Sun 3/17 - Winter Drumline @ Colony HS (SCPA)
Wed 3/20 - Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble @ ABCUSD Band Festival (Whitney HS)
Fri 3/22 - Last Winter Guard & Winter Drumline Payment Due
Tue 3/26 - Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble @ SCSBOA Festival (Santiago HS)
Thu 3/28 - City of Cerritos Recognition @ 7PM
Sat 3/30 - Winter Drumline @ SCPA Prelims (CSUSB) & Winter Guard @ Arcadia HS (WGASC)
Thank you so much to everyone who donated and came to support the drumline Spaghetti Dinner this past Friday! We had a great turn out and students raised over $1,500 towards their accounts. The top seller who wins a $20 Starbucks gift card was Robert Walker with 29 tickets!
HABIT BURGER THIS THURSDAY 3/7
Please eat at Habit Burger THIS THURSDAY from 4-9PM with a flyer and support the Gahr Instrumental Music Program! You can also show this on your phone. Spread the word and see you there!!
HAWAII SPONSORSHIP LETTER
SEND OUT YOUR HAWAII SPONSORSHIP LETTER AND DONOR FORM!! This is a great way to raise money!
1. Make a list of all the people you know who might sponsor you. Include family, parents' friends, and teachers. Don't forget vendors, e.g. local restaurant, orthodontist, Target, Rotary.
2. Download and print copies of the Sponsorship Letter & Donor Form. Visit your local Target, Walmart, or Sam's Club and print out wallet-sized photos of yourself in uniform with your instrument/equipment.
3. Call each person to let them know you'll be traveling with the award-winning Gahr band to perform in Hawaii from July 4-9! Talk it up, big time! Say to each person: "I'm looking for sponsors to help me pay approximately $2,200 for this educational and life-changing performance trip. I'd like to send a letter telling you more information about the experience and asking for your help.”
4. Send the letter and photo to each prospective sponsor.
5. After a week, call to confirm they've received the letter and to see if they have questions.
Getting sponsors DOES take some work, but if you spend 2-3 hours and make a few hundred dollars (or more!), that's a great financial return!
6:30AM Jazz Band
6th-4:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
3:00-4:00PM Wind Ensemble sectionals with Mr. Loney
6:00-9:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-4:15PM Symphonic Band rehearsal (Finish Shenandoah, Last Full Measure)
4:15-6:00PM Wind Ensemble rehearsal (Finish Symphonic Movement)
6:59AM Jazz Band
5:00-8:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
6:30PM Monthly Booster Meeting in Staff Lounge (adjacent to MPR)
6:30AM Jazz Band
2:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
3:00-3:15PM Softball MLB Opening Ceremony
4:00-9:00PM Habit Burger Fundraiser!
5:00-9:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
HAWAII PAYMENT TO WORLDSTRIDES - $320
6:30AM Jazz Band
6th-4:00PM Winter Guard run-through
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Band rehearsal /run-through
ESPERANZA JAZZ FESTIVAL
9:45AM Band Room open
10:00AM Rehearsal / Run-through
11:30AM Load bus
11:45AM Depart to In-N-Out - 10900 Alondra Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703
12:00PM In-N-Out stop (bring money)
12:40PM Depart to Esperanza HS - 1830 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807
1:15PM Arrive, unload equipment
1:25PM Warm Up - Room 211
2:00PM Perform in Aztec Library
2:30PM Put away equipment, watch other groups, bring money for concessions
3:10PM Yorba Linda High School I
3:45PM Alta Loma High School I
4:20PM Valencia High School I
4:55PM Hamilton Academy of Music I
5:45PM GUEST ARTIST CONCERT- JON HATAMIYA NONET
6:30PM Depart for Gahr HS
7:15PM Unload, dismissal
WINTER GUARD AT PARAMOUNT HS (WGASC)
3:30pm- Call time. DO NOT BE LATE. Eat a good lunch before you arrive. Meet at Gahr High School IN UNIFORM, shoes, hair and makeup done. Load floor, props, equipment.
4:00pm- Depart for Paramount High School - 14429 Downey Ave. Paramount, CA 90723
ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND TAKE/ CARPOOL STUDENTS. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR STUDENT HAS A RIDE.
4:30pm- Arrive at PHS. Unload floor, props, and equipment.
5:00pm- Warm up with staff
6:30pm- Walk to performance entrance.
6:50pm- Perform! (After the performance members must exit the gym, quickly fold the floor and organize equipment as the following group will be exiting the performance area and folding their floor. Parent volunteers needed to lift floor and take it outside.)
7:00pm- Talk, pack up props and equipment, load. During this time eat, relax, and sit together to watch your competitors. Please remember you are representing your school at all times. We are a class act on and off the floor.
9:00pm- Depart back to Gahr HS. Once arrived, unload floor, props, equipment. Dismissed.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!! WE LOSE AN HOUR.
WINTER DRUMLINE @ TEMESCAL CANYON HIGH SCHOOL (SCPA)
Hydrate and eat a good breakfast before you arrive. Bring money for concessions.
8:00 AM Load - EVERYONE HELPS.
8:45AM Change to full uniform. Wear black compression shirt and compression shorts underneath. Bring change of clothes and load uniform racks.
9:15AM Carpool to Temescal Canyon High School (28755 El Toro Rd., Lake Elsinore, CA 92532. ALL PARENTS EXPECTED TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND CARPOOL STUDENTS. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME YOUR STUDENT HAS A RIDE!
10:49AM Unload (we are not allowed to unload before this time).
11:19AM Warm Up
12:19PM Push to gym - PARENT HELP NEEDED FOR PROPS! In addition to helping with the front ensemble equipment, this year the drumline will be using scaffolding as well as an obelisk prop. The obelisk requires at least six parents to assemble and disassemble in the gym.
1:00PM Move floor to floor folding area, fold floor
1:20PM Change out of uniform, hang on racks. Load equipment - EVERYONE HELPS.
2:00PM Watch other groups and eat late lunch (bring money). Groups of 4+. Please remember you are representing your school at all times. We are a class act on and off the floor.
3:30PM Carpool back to Gahr HS
5:00PM Arrive at Gahr HS, EVERYONE HELPS UNLOAD.