PARENT & STUDENT MATTRESS MEETING TOMORROW
Tomorrow (Wednesday 9/17) we have an important PARENT & STUDENT Mattress Kick-Off Meeting with Matt the mattress guy at 6:30 p.m. in the Band Room! This is a huge fundraiser, with a program goal of $10,000 and we need your help to make this happen. Furthermore, we are the main group on the Gahr campus spearheading the campaign - with other groups piggy-backing off of us.
HOME FOOTBALL GAME 9/19
This Friday (9/19) is yet another home game vs. Artesia HS! We will be wearing FULL MARCHING BAND UNIFORM FOR THE GAME! All winds, battery, and front ensemble MUST WEAR LONG, BLACK SOCKS along with your polished, black Dinkle marching shoes. Always wear a pair of PE/athletic shorts under the uniform and a plain white t-shirt. After this Friday, we won't have another football game for 4 weeks!
2ND DONATION PAST DUE
The 2nd donation of $100 was due this past Friday (9/12). Donations are crucial so we can pay our instructional staff on time and register for field show tournaments. We cannot run the Gahr Instrumental Music Program without your donations. The Gahr Band Boosters now accept credit cards! Email our band president DeeDee Varney and she can set up a time to pay with our eCard reader. If you need help, we have some excellent fundraisers including the premium nut sale and sponsorship letters.
NEXT TUESDAY REHEARSAL 9/23/14
Right now Back to School Night is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, September 23rd. If this is the case, we will have Tuesday's rehearsal after school from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. However, Back to School Night may be replaced to a "Report Card Night" in November - in which case we will have our normal, Tuesday evening rehearsal from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. The students have a lot of material to learn before our first competition and thank you in advance for your flexibility.
HAWAII BAND TRIP!
The next Hawaii payment of $290 is due Friday, October 3rd. 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.
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!
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
Hydrate, do homework, and eat after school.
4:45 p.m. Use the restroom & go to stadium (instrument, 1-gal water, hat, dot book & pencil)
5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Rehearsal (learn more drill & add music)
STUDENTS: Please tell you parents approximately how long it will take you to travel back from our rehearsal location and put away your instrument/equipment.
No Jazz Band
Extra help after school with counting rhythms
6:30 p.m. Mattress Meeting for all Parents & Students!
6:44 a.m. Jazz Band
6th period - Percussion pushes to practice field & ensembles
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rehearsal on practice field
No Jazz Band - Practice the rhythm sheets over the weekend!)
2:50 p.m. Full run-through in stadium
3:35 p.m. Dinner break (eat, hydrate)
5:15 p.m. Call time - Change into full uniform
5:55 p.m. Run pep tunes in Band Room (1X each)
6:20 p.m. Walk to Stadium
6:45 p.m. Pre-game (Star-Spangled Banner & Fight Song memorized).
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Game vs. Artesia HS*
9:30 - 9:45 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/equipment home. Practice/memorize your music with a metronome and work on your marching/choreography. We have a lot to learn before our first field show competition!