Here's what's coming up in the next two days:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Winter Guard Rehearsal (continuing staging, learning work and drill)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Winter Guard Rehearsal
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jazz Band Reading Session (reading new pep tunes for Friday's Pep Rally and handing out new jazz charts)
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Front Ensemble Rehearsal with Adrian
*As a general reminder, always arrive to the band room at least 20-30 minutes before a rehearsal starts to get your equipment out, warm up, and move to the practice location. Early is on time.
TINKER BELL HALF MARATHON!
Early, early Sunday morning, January 19th
The entire Gahr Marching Band will be performing for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon on Sunday, January 19, as we have in past years. As a bonus, participating students typically receive Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure! Call time is TBD but will be very early in the morning wearing blue hoodies and jeans (go to bed early Saturday night).
We have three rehearsals to prepare:
1. Friday, January 10 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
2. Friday, January 17 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
3. Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Students must have organized flip folders and lyres for all rehearsals and the performance. If you have misplaced your flip folder and lyre, please get a new one from Mr. Loney ASAP. Attendance at these rehearsals is mandatory in order to participate in the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
Monday, January 13th from 3 - 8 p.m.
Students sign up for one 10-minute audition time. Signs ups will be available on Monday 1/6/14.
I. Major scales (up to 9th, two octaves when applicable)
- Concert F, Bb, Eb, Ab, C, G
II. Excerpts from "Among the Clouds" (Honor Band piece)
III. Excerpts from "Foundry" (Concert Band piece)
IV. Rhythmic sight-reading
- Combinations of whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes/rests
*Please ask Mr. Loney if you need help or have questions. Your audition determines your ensemble and chair placements for second semester.
HONOR BAND AUDITIONS
Woodwinds: Tuesday, January 21st from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Brass/Percussion: Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All high school auditions are held at Gahr High School. Students currently in or auditioning for Wind Ensemble are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to prepare and audition for District Honor Band. If you need wind music or would like help please see Mr. Loney. Click here to download the percussion excerpts.
Honor Band Pieces:
1. Among the Clouds
2. Ye Branks and Braes O'Bonnie Doon
3. Midway March
Continue to practice and work hard! Remember that being good is fun. Let's make this an another incredible semester for Gahr High School! Have a great 2014.