Monday - 3-4PM Sectionals
Tuesday - 3-6PM Rehearsal
Wednesday - 3-5PM Rehearsal (Winter Drumline cancelled)
Friday - 3-5:30PM Rehearsal
Saturday - 9:00AM Call time for rehearsal and CSUF Festival
Fri 3/15 - Winter Guard & Winter Drumline performance @ Pep Rally!
Sat 3/16 - Wind Ensemble @ CSUF Band Festival
Sun 3/17 - Winter Drumline @ Colony HS (SCPA) & Winter Guard @ Fountain Valley HS (WGASC)
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)
WINTER GUARD POPCORNOPOLIS DUE 3/18
All Popcornopolis orders and money are due on Monday, March 18th. ALL GUARD STUDENTS MUST SELL A MINIMUM OF 5 BAGS. The profit from all bags sold thereafter go to student accounts. Please make checks payable to "Gahr Band Boosters." Popcornopolis orders will be available to pick up from the Band Room approximately two weeks after the deadline for distribution.
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-4PM Winter Guard
3:00-4:00PM Wind Ensemble sectionals J-N
6:00-9:00PM Winter Drumline
6:30PM Executive Meeting
6:30AM Jazz Band
6th - Active Shooter Drill
3:00-4:00PM Symphonic Band (Into the Clouds, Last Full Measure)
4:00-6:00PM Wind Ensemble (finish Symphonic Movement)
3:00-5:00PM Wind Ensemble rehearsal
Winter Drumline Rehearsal cancelled due to Wind Ensemble rehearsal.
6:30AM Jazz Band
6th-6PM Winter Drumline Rehearsal
3:00-4:00PM Wind Sectionals
5:00-9:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
6:30AM Jazz Band
PEP RALLY - DRUMLINE AND GUARD PERFORMANCE! Bring everything you need to school for full uniform. Make sure you get your field trip form signed for periods 3, 4, and 5.
No Winter Guard after school.
3:00-5:30PM Wind Ensemble rehearsal (Rippling Watercolors, Symphonic Movement)
WIND ENSEMBLE AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
9:00AM Band Room open
9:30AM-12:00PM Rehearsal / Run-Through
12:00-1:00PM Lunch (provided) and change to all black concert attire
1:00PM Load equipment under busses
1:30PM Depart for CSUF - 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
2:30PM Arrive / Unload equipment
3:00PM Watch Rancho Mirage
3:30PM Get equipment, head to warm up room
4:00PM Warm Up Time
4:30PM Performance time (Rippling Watercolors, Symphonic Movement)
5:30PM Stack equipment, head into concert hall ASA
5:45PM CSUF Wind Symphony performance
6:30PM Load equipment ASAP
6:45PM Depart for In-N-Out - 825 W Chapman Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
7:00PM Eat dinner at In-N-Out (bring money for food)
7:45PM Load busses, Depart for Gahr High School
8:30PM Arrive back at Gahr, unload
WINTER DRUMLINE @ COLONY HIGH SCHOOL (SCPA)
Hydrate and eat a good breakfast before you arrive. Bring $5 for food at the show site. ATTIRE BLACK COMPRESSION GEAR, COSTUME, SHOW SHOES
7:30AM Band Room open
8:00 AM Rehearsal Starts
10:00 AM Load - EVERYONE HELPS.
11:00 AM Eat lunch, bring $5!
11:45 AM Carpool to Colony High School (3850 E Riverside Dr, Ontario, CA 91761). ALL PARENTS EXPECTED TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND CARPOOL STUDENTS. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR STUDENT HAS A RIDE!
12:45 PM Arrive @ Colony HS, use the restroom
12:57 PM Unload (we are not allowed to unload before this time).
1:27 PM Warm Up
2:27 PM 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.
2:57 PM Performance
3:05 PM Move floor to floor folding area, fold floor
3:15 PM Debrief
3:20 PM Load equipment - EVERYONE HELPS LOAD
4:00 PM Carpool back to Gahr HS (we are not staying for awards on this one)
5:00 PM Arrive at Gahr HS, EVERYONE HELPS UNLOAD
5:45 PM Dismissal
WINTER GUARD @ FOUNTAIN VALLEY HS (WGASC)
12:15pm- 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.
12:45pm- Depart for Fountain Valley High School 17816 Bushard St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708. ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND TAKE/ CARPOOL STUDENTS. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR STUDENT HAS A RIDE.
1:15pm- Arrive at FVHS. Unload floor, props, and equipment.
2:00pm- Warm up with staff.
3:35pm- Walk to performance entrance.
3:54pm- 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.)
4:05pm- 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.
5:00pm- Depart back to Gahr HS. Once arrived, unload floor, props, equipment. Dismissed.