We have a full week of rehearsal and an important rehearsal this Saturday 8/31 from 8:30AM-5:00PM as we begin learning drill for our 2019 field show production! Students must wear a hat, athletic clothes, athletic/tennis shoes (no sandals or converse), sunscreen, and bring a 1-gallon water jug to ALL rehearsals. You may keep these items in your cubby during school. Make sure you're hydrating 24 hours ahead of time, eating breakfast & lunch, and getting rest.
MARCHING BAND ORDER FORMS PAST DUE
All marching band order forms and color guard order forms are past due. Wind, battery, and front ensemble students are required to have black marching shoes, Gahr Marching Gladiators hoodie or band jacket, and black polo shirt. Many of these items can be reused year after year if kept in good condition.
POPCORNOPOLIS UPDATE 🍿
Thank you for your participation in the Popcornopolis Fundraiser. Over $7,000 was raised towards individual accounts! The winner of the $50 Visa gift card for selling the most Popcornopolis goes to Mikai Greir with $1,657 in sales!!
7TH PERIOD MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE
Rehearsals start on time, so please use the restroom and change immediately after school. Make sure you bring dinner to eat before Tuesday night practices. The normal weekly practice schedule is as follows:
- Mondays 3:00-5:00PM (music focus)
- Tuesdays 5:00-8:15PM (visual focus, usually at the stadium)
- Thursdays 3:00-5:30PM (ensemble focus)
- Fridays 3:00-4:15PM*
**Rehearsals start and end at the scheduled time. Please allow up to 15-20 minutes for students to put away equipment and walk back, depending on the instrument they play and the rehearsal location.
1ST SATURDAY REHEARSAL 8/31
We have an important marching band rehearsal this Saturday, August 31st from 8:30AM-5PM. This will be a similar schedule to a day of Band Camp and we will have lunch available for just $5. PARENTS: Please click here for the sign ups for Saturday's lunch. ALL MARCHING MEMBERS (WINDS, BATTERY, GUARD) WILL NEED A DOT BOOK (3x5 spiral-bound index card notebook). You can buy one from Mr. Loney for $2.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Gahr High School Jazz Band, our first day is this Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30AM in the Band Room. We are looking for saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drumset, guitar, bass (electric/upright), and piano.
KICK-OFF BOOSTER MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY 8/28
Come to our Booster Kick-Off Meeting next Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30PM in the 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 best ways you can be actively involved in your child’s high school education. We have a great group of parents, and meetings are welcoming, efficient, and fun!
SEWING PARTY THIS SATURDAY 8/31 🎉
PARENTS: This Saturday, August 31st, we are having a sewing party at 9AM while the students have practice! Please bring a sewing machine if you have one and meet in the portable. NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Thank you in advance for your help!!
2ND DONATION DUE NEXT FRIDAY
The 2nd donation of $125 is due next Friday, September 6th in the Drop Box. Checks are made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." If you are making a cash payment, please get a receipt from Mr. Loney before turning it into the drop box. You can also make a payment online here. We cannot pay our instructional staff or for field show competitions without your donation. Please communicate with Mr. Loney if you have any issues with your financial obligation. Thank you.
FIELD SHOW PROGRAM ADS
THE DEADLINE FOR ALL FIELD SHOW PROGRAM ADS IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH. Many local businesses are looking for ways to advertise to the community. This is also a great opportunity to put a "shout-out" for your son/daughter in the program! Students earn 90% of profit from program ads! Click here to download the form.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! BAND ROOM WILL BE OPEN TO DROP OFF INSTRUMENT/EQUIPMENT, REHEARSAL CLOTHES/SHOES, AND WATER JUG.
NO ZERO PERIOD JAZZ BAND
Arrive early to pick up your class schedule in the morning. Please see Mr. Loney at snack/lunch if you are missing a class during the school day or 7th period marching band.
2:45-3:00PM Come to the Band Room, change into athletic clothes/shoes, wear hat, get water jug.
3:00-5:00PM First after-school rehearsal - Visual focus
6:30AM Jazz Band!
STUDY HALL DURING CLASS PERIOD
AFTER SCHOOL: Do your homework, EAT DINNER, and hydrate.
4:45PM Set up for rehearsal
5:00-8:15PM Rehearsal - visual focus
NO ZERO PERIOD JAZZ BAND ON WEDNESDAYS
3:00-4:00PM Sectionals (totally optional)
6:30PM Kick-Off Booster Meeting in the Band Room!
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:30PM Rehearsal - Learning Drill, Full Ensemble
NO ZERO PERIOD JAZZ BAND
3:00PM Rehearsal / Run-through
4:00PM Winds run Star-Spangled Banner / Pit stack equipment
4:15PM Dinner Break
PARENT HELP NEEDED WITH CONCESSIONS! WEAR YOUR FIELD SHOW T-SHIRT.
5:35PM Call time in the band room wearing field show t-shirt and jeans
5:40PM Run pep tunes
6:20PM Walk to stadium
6:30PM Set up for pre-game
6:45PM Star-Spangled Banner
7:00PM Home Football Game vs. Bellflower HS
8:00PM Half-time performance - PARENT HELP NEEDED WITH EQUIPMENT
9:45PM Approximate dismissal
DRINK A LOT OF WATER AND GO TO BED.
IMPORTANT SATURDAY REHEARSAL 8:30AM-5:00PM
ALL MARCHING MEMBERS (WINDS, BATTERY, GUARD) WILL NEED A DOT BOOK (3x5 spiral-bound index card notebook). You can buy one from Mr. Loney for $2.
Hydrate and eat a good breakfast. Wear athletic clothes/shoes, hat. Bring water and $5/lunch.
7:45AM Band Room open
8:29AM Block 1
12:00PM Lunch - bring $5
1:00PM Block 2 - learning drill