NORMAL REHEARSALS START THIS WEEK
Please read below for important announcements so we can get off to a successful start of school rehearsals. Our first Marching Band rehearsal is tomorrow (Tuesday 9/2) from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Please do homework, eat dinner, hydrate, and change to athletic attire after school. Arrive 15-20 minutes early so you can get your equipment set up.
JAZZ BAND STARTS TOMORROW 9/2
If you play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, drum set, or piano - join the Gahr High School JAZZ BAND! We meet starting tomorrow zero period at 6:40AM. Arrive 10-15 minutes early to set up and warm up so we start on time. It's not too late to join in on the fun!
KICK-OFF BOOSTER MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY 9/3!
Our first parent Booster Meeting is this Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Gahr High School Band Room! While fundraising is a major part of what the boosters do, it is not the sole purpose of the organization. Our band booster organization is one of the few ways you can be actively involved in your child’s high school education. It's a great way to connect with your student and support an activity that they're passionate about. Meetings are warm, welcoming, and efficient!
MARCHING BAND SHOE AND HOODIE ORDERS DUE MONDAY 9/8
All students must have a Gahr Marching Gladiators hoodie to wear at field tournaments, away games, and other events. All members in the winds, battery, and front ensemble must have their own pair of black "Dinkle" marching band shoes to wear with their uniform. If you are a new member or need to reorder a hoodie or shoes, please download the Marching Band Order Form and submit with check or cash ASAP.
NUT SALE ENDS THIS FRIDAY 9/5
All orders and money for our Premium Nut Fundraiser are due this Friday, September 5th to the Drop Box in the Band Room. This is a great way to raise money for your next Hawaii payment or band donations!! Ask Mr. Loney if you need more order forms.
KICKSTARTER EQUIPMENT TRAILER CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFUL!
Thanks to you, we have raised over $6,000 and are now the proud owners of our very own equipment trailer! It requires the use of a 5th wheel, and Mr. Barcelos has been kind enough to use his truck to help get it to competitions! We're also excited to get it re-wrapped with our own graphics. You can still become a charter sponsor starting at $150. We also have PERMANENT business ads starting at $500 (and students get 10% back in their account for any referrals). Thank you again for your support!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gahrmusic/marching-band-equipment-trailer-get-us-moving
MATTRESS FUNDRAISER 10/12
Gahr High School Band and Color Guard is having a MATTRESS SALE Fundraising Event on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. It runs from 10am to 5pm at Gahr High School in the MPR! This is a great opportunity to raise money for the Band and Color Guard. We have a goal of $10,000.00 and it is ATTAINABLE! Download the Referral Flyer so your student can get credit for mattresses they help sell!
HAWAII BAND TRIP!
The first payment of $290 is PAST DUE. 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.
No school. Go to bed early and hydrate for your first day of school and rehearsal tomorrow.
First day of school!
Bring your instrument to school. Eat breakfast/lunch. Bring water jug, rehearsal clothes, and dinner.
6:30 a.m. Band Room open
6:44 a.m. First zero period Jazz Band - DO NOT BE LATE!
Please see Mr. Loney if you have any schedule issues.
Eat dinner before rehearsal and change to rehearsal attire/shoes.
4:45 p.m. Set up for rehearsal
5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Marching Band Rehearsal
No zero period Jazz Band
6:30 p.m. Kick Off Booster Meeting in Band Room!
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - add new pep tunes
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Marching Band Rehearsal (review Mvt. 3 no met, pep tunes)
PREMIUM NUT SALE ENDS - ORDERS & MONEY DUE IN DROP BOX
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band - review pep tunes
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pep Band Rehearsal
HOME FOOTBALL VS. MAYFAIR
5:30 p.m. Call Time in Band Room wearing field show t-shirt, blue jeans, and athletic shoes
6:15 p.m. Walk to Stadium
6:45 p.m. Pre-game (Star-Spangled Banner & Fight Song memorized).
7:00 - 9:45 p.m. Game vs. Mayfair*
9:45 - 10:00 p.m. Walk back to Band Room, Put away equipment. Dismissal.
*The end time of a football game varies. The Gahr Marching Gladiators always stay until the end of the game to support our school and team. Please have your student call you for pick-up time or sign up for Remind text messages.
Take all instruments home every weekend. Continue to practice and memorize your music WITH A METRONOME and work on your marching/choreography. We'll be learning drill next week!