Thank you to the parents in charge of each area who began planning in committees more than 6 months ago! Special thanks to all our alumni parents and students who helped make this event possible - filling in as hosts, judge running, hospitality, concessions, parking, check-in... you name it. We could not have done it without you.
Please join us at our next booster meeting on Wednesday, November 7th where we will recap and celebrate all the great things about the tournament, as well as look for areas of improvement to make the next Gahr Invitational Field Tournament even smoother! Thank you all again for all your great work! See you at the Homecoming Game on Friday and the Mission Viejo Field Tournament on Saturday!
HOMECOMING RALLY & GAME 10/19
This Friday we have a Pep Rally during school! Please wear your field show shirt and jeans. Guard will be wearing full uniform. Have pep tunes ready to play and we will be performing movement 1 and 2 for the school. We have our last football game in the evening in full uniform. ALUMNI - Bring your instrument and play with the band!
MISSION VIEJO FIELD TOURNAMENT 10/20
This Saturday we have a competition at the Mission Viejo Field Tournament! Students have rehearsal at 11:30AM, loading approximately 3PM, dinner (provided) approximately 4:15PM, bus departure at 5:30PM, and performance at 8:45PM. Please see below for the full itinerary. Remember to hydrate and bring everything you need for rehearsal and the performance. Price for spectators is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, $5 for seniors over 65, $5 for Military, free for children under 5. Click here for more info: www.westernbands.org/events/523/2018-Mission-Viejo-Field-Show-Tournament.html
PREMIUM NUT FUNDRAISER UNDERWAY!
We're selling premium quality nuts from J&N Products that are the perfect for gift giving or baking! Students have earned upwards of $400 from this fundraiser! Each bag of nuts you sell will earn you $5.00 towards your account. This can help with donations or use it to start fundraising for winter drumline or winter guard. We accept payments in cash or checks made payable to "Gahr Band Boosters.” All orders must be turned into the drop box by this Thursday, October 18th and will be delivered approximately two weeks after the sale ends. If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, please contact Teri Islas - firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
3RD DONATION OF $125 PAST DUE
The 3rd donation of $125 was due last Thursday, October 5th in the Drop Box. We cannot pay our instructional staff or for field show competitions without your donation. 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 an online payment here.
NO JAZZ BAND
BAND JACKET ORDERS & MONEY DUE
PEP RALLY FIELD TRIP FORM
3:00-5:15PM Rehearsal - Music/Ballad
6:30AM Jazz Band
4:45PM Set up in Stadium
5:00-8:15PM Rehearsal (finish Mvt. 3)
After school - Make up ballad memorization tests
NUT ORDERS DUE
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-5:15PM Rehearsal (review mvt. 1, 2, 3)
PEP RALLY FIELD TRIP FORMS DUE
WEAR YOUR FIELD SHOW T-SHIRT AND JEANS TO SCHOOL!
BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR FULL UNIFORM - BLACK SOCKS, MARCHING SHOES, COMPRESSION SHORTS.
NO JAZZ BAND (focus on the field show)
PEP RALLY DURING SCHOOL
5th period - All students report to Band Room to get ready. Band is wearing field show t-shirts and jeans. Color Guard is wearing FULL GUARD UNIFORM.
PEP RALLY - Be ready to perform pep tunes and Movements 1 and 2 stand-still.
6th Period - Push equipment to practice field
3:00PM Rehearsal / Run-through on practice field
4:15PM Dinner Break / Pit push to stadium
4:45PM PARENTS MEET AT BOOSTER CLOSET TO START SETTING UP FOR CONCESSIONS
5:30PM Change into full uniform
5:50PM Run Pep Tunes
6:30PM Walk to Stadium
6:45PM Pre-Game (Star-Spangled Banner)
7:00PM Homecoming Game vs. Paramount HS
PARENTS: If you plan to help at Saturday's competition, please do a "test run" with us at the football game. We will have props, front sideline covers, and front ensemble equipment to push on.
9:30PM Walk Back to Band Room / Put Away Equipment
*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 check our website/Facebook/Twitter for realtime updates. Sign up for Remind for text message updates.
HYDRATE AND GO TO BED. REHEARSAL & MISSION VIEJO FIELD TOURNAMENT TOMORROW.
11:00AM Band Room open
11:30AM Rehearsal on practice field
2:45PM Run-Through (timed push on/off)
3:00PM Load equipment
4:15PM Dinner Break
5:00PM Change into full uniform
5:30PM Load busses
5:45PM Depart for Mission Viejo HS (25025 Chrisanta Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691)
6:45PM Arrive / Restrooms / Unload
7:00PM Warm Up
7:45PM Full Ensemble
8:20PM Push to gate
8:30PM Gate time
9:00PM Debrief / Push to busses / Snacks
9:30PM Walk to stadium / USE RESTROOM BEFORE AWARDS
9:45PM Awards - Gahr is a class act. We clap for all bands and our student leaders - including Gahr - no matter what place or score we receive.
10:15PM Load equipment ASAP / busses
11:00PM Return to Gahr
12:00AM Unload, then change out of uniform ASAP