CHIPOTLE THIS TUESDAY FROM 5-9PM
Mmm... Eat at Chipotle at the Los Cerritos Mall this Tuesday, January 8th from 5:00-9:00PM and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gahr Instrumental Music Program! Spread the word!!
FIRST BOOSTER MEETING OF 2019!
Please join us for our monthly parent booster meeting this Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30PM in the Band Room! Meetings are fun, friendly, and efficient. Even though marching band season is over, we still have a lot of events coming up for 2nd semester. We will also be talking about details for our upcoming fundraising events, winter seasons, and Hawaii trip! All parents are encouraged to attend.
Great progress at the camps this week! The normal weekly schedule is Mondays 6-9PM, Wednesdays 5-8PM, and Thursdays 3-6PM. Please make sure you've turned in the first Winter Drumline Payment of $200. We cannot pay for our staff, the floor, or get costumes without your donation. All students must be caught up with outstanding fall donations to be a member of the Winter Drumline. Please talk to Mr. Loney or Mrs. Varney if you have any issues with your financial obligation.
Great work at the winter camps! The normal weekly schedule is Mondays until 4PM and Thursdays 5-9PM. Make sure you are caught up the Winter Guard Costume Deposit of $150. We cannot order costumes or pay for staff without your donation. All students must be caught up with outstanding fall donations to be a member of the Winter Drumline. While fundraisers are available to help, you still must get your donations in by the set deadlines. Please see Mr. Loney or Mrs. Varney if you have any issues with your financial obligation.
The Color Guard will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast and performance on Saturday, February 9th from 9AM-11AM! Tickets are just $5 per person and include pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. We are asking all guard members to bring donation items OR a cash donation of $15 (preferred). 100% of the profit from ticket sales goes to individual accounts.
WEEKLY REHEARSAL DAY FOR FULL WINDS & PERCUSSION
This year we will have a "Symphonic Band" formed with all winds from the entire program and a "Wind Ensemble" that is by audition only. Rehearsals are mandatory and are the only time we are able to put our pieces together with percussion.
Symphonic Band - Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30PM
Wind Ensemble - Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00PM
WIND ENSEMBLE FINAL
All students must submit a re-audition video for placement 2nd semester in Wind Ensemble. Past membership in the ensemble does not guarantee a spot. This assignment will also serve as your final for your band class. Placement will be based on tone quality, technical ability, and musicality. Please prepare the following:
1. All 12 major scales - 8th notes, one or two octaves (q=112)
2. Chromatic scale - triplets, two octaves (q=60)
3. Excerpts from "Symphonic Movement"
Woodwinds - m50-57 and m135-146 (q=120)
Brass - m67-83, m147-163, trumpet only m46-50 (q=120)
4. Excerpts from 2019 Honor Band Music
Woodwinds - Kindred Spirits: m64-84 (q=72), Brick Street: m10-22 (q=82), flutes only m92-109 (q=76)
Brass - Brick Street Encounter m126-143 (q=168), Kindred Spirits: m64-84 (q = 72)
Please submit one video for scales, one video for chromatic scale, one video for "Symphonic Movement," and one video for the honor band music.
This year's ABCUSD Honor Band will be conducted by Dr. Dustin Barr from California State University, Fullerton! Honor Band auditions are Tuesday, January 15th (woodwinds) and Wednesday, January 16th (brass & percussion), running from 5-8PM both days at Gahr High School. We are in need of parent and student volunteers both days to help students with check-in and to assist the adjudicators. DO NOT PUT OFF PRACTICING YOUR AUDITION MUSIC!!
1. Brick Street Encounter
2. Declaration and Flourish
3. Kindred Spirits
4. Melodious Thunk
6:30AM Jazz Band - New music!
6th-4:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
6:00-9:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-4:30PM Symphonic Band rehearsal (everyone)
4:30-6:00PM Wind Ensemble (Honor Band, Symphonic Movement)
5:00-9:00PM Chipotle Fundraiser @ Los Cerritos Mall!
5:00-8:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
6:30PM Booster Meeting - All parents encouraged to attend!
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
5:00-9:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
6:30AM Jazz Band
TAKE INSTRUMENTS HOME TO PRACTICE OVER THE WEEKEND FOR WIND ENSEMBLE ASSIGNMENT & HONOR BAND AUDITIONS.