Congratulations to the students in the 2019 ABC Honor Band on a phenomenal concert last Wednesday evening under the direction of Dr. Barr! This year we had 34 students - over 70% of the honor band - from Gahr HS. Way to go!! If you are interested in the Cerritos College Honor Band, please get your form and $50 registration fee to Mr. Loney ASAP.
The Winter Guard and Winter Drumline had their first competitions this past weekend. Both groups had very strong performances, with the Winter Drumline taking 1st in their round and 2nd place overall out of all of Scholastic A class! This Saturday, the Winter Guard will be traveling to San Diego to perform in a WGI competition! Unfortunately both groups still do not have costumes yet because both accounts are negative. Please make sure you get the 3rd donation in this Friday so we can continue to pay our instructional staff and keep up with the production costs! Thank you.
MAYFAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL 2/23
This Saturday the Jazz Band has a performance at the Mayfair Jazz Festival - 6000 Woodruff Ave. Lakewood CA 90706. Call time is 12:30PM to watch Long Beach City College in the MPB (Multi-Purpose Building). We perform at 3:30PM and the festival is free and open to the public. STUDENTS: Wear ALL BLACK CONCERT ATTIRE (black slacks, black button-up long sleeve dress shirt, black socks/shoes + new jazz ties). Please eat before you arrive and bring money for concessions. We have additional rehearsals this Wednesday at 7AM and also on Friday from 3-5PM.
WINTER GUARD @ WGI SAN DIEGO 2/23
On Saturday the Winter Guard will be traveling to San Diego to compete in a WGI Regional! Call time is 6:00AM - DO NOT BE LATE. Eat a good breakfast before you arrive. Meet at Gahr High School IN UNIFORM with warm ups on top, shoes, hair and makeup done. The competition will take place at Del Norte High School - 16601 Nighthawk Ln, San Diego, CA 92127.
SPAGHETTI DINNER 3/1
We’re hosting our annual drumline “Spaghetti Dinner” fundraiser on Friday, March 1st and we need your help with donations! Please pick up any of these items the next time you’re at the store:
- Spaghetti Sauce - any brand - meat sauce or plain marinara
- Dry Spaghetti Pasta - any brand - but please get “spaghetti” noodle thickness
- Parmesan Cheese - Kraft name-brand
Any amount or combination of these items you can donate helps tremendously! Drumline students can sell tickets to fundraise for their accounts! Please see Mr. Loney if you need more tickets to sell.
Jazz Band bring $10 for new ties
6:30AM Jazz Band - prepping for Mayfair Festival
3:00-4:30PM Symphonic Band (LFM, Shenandoah)
4:30-6:00PM Wind Ensemble (Symphonic Movement, October)
7:00-8:25AM Jazz Band
5:00-8:00PM Winter Drumline rehearsal
6:30AM Jazz Band
3:00-6:00PM Winter Drumline
5:00-9:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
Winter Guard Payment #3 Due ($150)
Winter Drumline Payment #3 Due ($200)
6:30AM Jazz Band
1:45-4:00PM Winter Guard rehearsal
3:00-5:00PM Jazz Band run-through / load equipment
Winter Guard @ WGI San Diego
6:00am- Call time. DO NOT BE LATE. Eat a good breakfast before you arrive. Meet at Gahr High School IN UNIFORM with warm ups on top, shoes, hair and makeup done. Load floor, props, equipment.
6:30am- Depart for
Del Norte High School
16601 Nighthawk Ln
San Diego, CA 92127
ALL PARENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT AND TAKE/CARPOOL STUDENTS. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR STUDENT HAS A RIDE.
8:15am- Arrive at Del Norte HS. Unload.
8:45am- Warm up with staff
10:20am- Prelims Performance!
10:45am-Talk. Eat snack and watch the rest of scholastic A division.
12:10pm- Scores posted. (If we do not place high enough for finals we will go to lunch as a team, then drive back to GHS.)
12:15pm- Travel to lunch
Westfield North County Mall
272 E Via Rancho Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
The times for the second half of the day will be subject to change based on finals performance times.
3:30pm- Travel back to Del Norte HS
4:00pm- Arrive/Unload/Prepare for warm up
4:30pm- Warm up with staff
6:02-7:06pm- Performance in finals.
7:15pm- Talk and snack
7:30pm- Dinner @ concessions (bring $ for food). During this time watch the rest of the competition.
10:35pm- End of competition. Awards.
10:45pm- Depart for GHS.
12:30am- Arrive and Unload. Dismissed.
Jazz Band @ Mayfair Jazz Festival
12:29PM Call time at Mayfair HS - 6000 Woodruff Ave. Lakewood CA 90706
12:30PM Watch Long Beach City College
1:00PM Warren HS #2
1:30PM Redondo Union #2
2:00PM Warm Up / Sectionals
3:20PM Standing by
3:30PM Performance / Clinic
4:00PM Load equipment
4:45PM Awards (optional)