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Band Camp 17/18 Starts Tomorrow

Band Camp 17/18 Starts Tomorrow

Hey everyone,

Don’t forget Band Camp starts tomorrow, August 7th at 9am!

Monday, August 7      9:00AM-3:00PM
Tuesday, August 8 9:00AM-3:00PM
Wednesday, August 9    9:00AM-3:00PM
Thursday, August 10    9:00AM-3:00PM
Friday, August 11 9:00AM-3:00PM
(1 hr. lunch break each day)

Attendance is mandatory or you will be an alternate. Missing rehearsals jeopardizes
your spot on the field!
FRESHMAN who have ORIENTATION on Aug. 9th and 10th will be excused from the
morning portion of Band Camp in order to attend orientation and pick up their
schedule & textbooks. Freshman will be expected to join the band for practice when
finished with those activities. All other students will be allowed to get schedules and
textbooks on their proper day and are expected to get to Band Camp ASAP
afterwards!
Don’t forget to bring these important items to both camps: bottled water (lots of
it!), sunscreen, instrument (if you have your own), $$$ for lunch (In and Out, Taco
Azteca…) or a sack lunch, folder for music and drill charts.
What to Wear: running shoes and work-out clothes and a wide brimmed hat
(recommended).
Questions? Contact Amy Rangel, Director of Instrumental Music:
arangel@gusd.net  (818) 242-3161 ext. 88103

 

Click the link to see the entire flyer

band camp

Donations Needed!

Are you interested in donating to the Instrumental Music Program? We hope you are! The Glendale High School Student Store can process your donations to the music program.

Donate! 

 

GHS Marching BAND CAMP 2017

Audition Camp:  

(1hr. lunch break each day)

Friday, June 2 9:00AM-3:00PM

Saturday, June 3 9:00AM-3:00PM

 

Audition results will be given for brass, woodwinds, and guard on Saturday afternoon.  

Percussion audition results will be given by the 2nd week of June (phone call or email)

Band Camp: all band members

(1 hr. lunch break each day)

Monday, August 7 9:00AM-3:00PM

Tuesday, August 8 9:00AM-3:00PM

Wednesday, August 9 9:00AM-3:00PM

Thursday, August 10 9:00AM-3:00PM

Friday, August 11 9:00AM-3:00PM

 

Everyday at band camp we will be working on new things, so attendance is mandatory or you will be an alternate.  Missing rehearsals jeopardizes your spot on the field!  

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Things to bring to both camps:

-bottled water, lots of it!

-sunscreen

-instrument, if you have your own

-$$$ for lunch (In and Out, Taco Azteca…) or a sack lunch

-folder, for music and drill charts

-wear running shoes and work-out clothes

-wide brimmed hat

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns!

 

Amy Rangel, Director of Instrumental Music                        

arangel@gusd.net                                                                      

(818) 242-3161 ext. 88103 work

(818) 469-8506 cell

Marching Band Comp: November 12th

Oxnard Marching Band Competition

Saturday, November 12th

Oxnard HS ~ 3400 W. Gonzalez Rd ~ Oxnard ~ 93036

 

 

10:00AM        Call time: run show, clean a few drill sets, load buses

Noon               Leave for OHS

1:30PM           Arrive at OHS, bathroom, water, change

2:00PM           Warm-up and run through of music

3:15PM           Performance Time!!!!

3:45PM           Change back into street clothes, buy food, watch other groups

9:00PM           Awards Ceremony

9:30PM           Leave for GHS

10:45PM         Arrive at GHS

OHS boosters will be selling food, so bring $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Admission is $10.  Please invite your families to attend and support the band!!!

Parents can ride the bus (boosters have priority)

Call/text in case of emergency! Rangel 818-469-8506

Spectators spots for the Reno Jazz Festival!!!

We have room for a few more student spectators on the Reno Jazz Festival trip.  It is April 28-30th.  A $50 deposit is needed to secure a student spot.

Ask for a handout for details.  The entire trip includes everything but one meal a day for $339.  You can pay all at once or follow the payment schedule on the handout.
Please let me know this week if you are interested.
Thanks,
Amy

Marching Band Comp. on October 29th

Sierra Vista Marching Band Competition

Saturday, October 29

Sierra Vista HS~ 3600 Frazier St. ~Baldwin Park, 91706

 

 

10:00AM        Call time: run show, clean a few drill sets, load buses

Noon               Leave for BPHS

1:00PM           Arrive at BPHS, bathroom, water, change

2:00PM           Warm-up and run through of music

3:15PM           Performance Time!!!!

3:45PM           Change back into street clothes, buy food, watch other groups

4:45PM           Awards Ceremony

5:30PM           Leave for GHS

6:00PM           Arrive at GHS

SVHS boosters will be selling food, so bring $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Admission is $10.  Please invite your families to attend and support the band!!!

Parents can ride the bus (boosters have priority)

Call/text in case of emergency! Rangel 818-469-8506

Marching Band Competition on October 15th

Baldwin Park Marching Band Competition

Saturday, October 15

Baldwin Park HS~ 3900 N. Puente Ave. ~Baldwin Park, 91706

9:00AM          Call time: run show, clean a few drill sets, load buses

11:00AM        Leave for BPHS

Noon               Arrive at BPHS, bathroom, water, change

1:00PM           Warm-up and run through of music

2:15PM           Performance Time!!!!

2:45PM           Change back into street clothes, buy food, watch other groups

4:45PM           Awards Ceremony and watch other groups

7:30PM           Leave for GHS

8:15PM           Arrive at GHS

BPHS boosters will be selling food, so bring $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Admission is $10.  Please invite your families to attend and support the band!!!

Parents can ride the bus (boosters have priority)

Call/text in case of emergency! Rangel 818-469-8506

Fall Concert!!!!

September 21st at 7PM

GHS Performing Arts Center (auditorium)

Admission $8.00, children 5 and under free (please email me if you need free tickets)  It is more important that you are there than the program has your admission  $$$.

Don’t miss it!!!

All groups will be performing: Marching Band, Jazz Band, String Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Orchestra, and special guests CSUN Wind Ensemble!

Music Booster Meeting: Monday the 19th

Come and join some crazy parents who love to help the music department raise money and chaperone events during the year!  Get the inside scoop and be a part of the team!

Room 8101 (band room) from 6:00-7:30PM

Marching band parents, we will need your help from 7:30-8:00PM on the field

Cookie Dough arrival!

Cookie dough will be here on September 27th around noon.  It must be picked up by 3:30PM at the latest.  Please make sure that your order is picked up!!!!  There is not a place for it to be stored.

First Home Football Game! Come and see the band!

Band report time: 5:30PM

March to the field at 6:30PM, parents are welcome to join us and can get in for free if they enter with the band and carry something 🙂

Halftime is approximately at 8ish, cheer loudly for your band!!!

Games usually end around 9:30PM and parents should be ready to pick them up ASAP after the game.

Band Booster Meeting Aug 29, 2016

Band Booster Meeting

Minutes

Date:   Monday August 29, 2016, 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: GHS band room

Chairperson: Steve O’Bryan

In attendance:

Amy Rangel
Sarkis
Karin O’Bryan
Steve O’Bryan
Gigi
Mayra
Tommy’s mom
Lydia
Laura

 

Fundraising for GHS Music Programs

  • Performance Programs/Booklets – Advertising sales
  • Plan is to reformat the programs (distributed at concerts) from the previous 5.5 x 8.5 inch size to a full 8.5x11 inch booklet!  
  • Ad Sales will be the following cost
    • Full Page Ad – $500
      • Benefits – 2 Tickets to every concert, Name on GHS Marquee
    • Half Page Ad – $250
      • Benefits – 2 Tickets to every concert, Name on GHS Marquee
    • Quarter Page – $125
      • Benefits – 2 Tickets to every concert
    • Business Card Size (⅛ Page) – $75
      • Benefits – 2 Tickets to every concert
    • Shout Outs – A short shout out message to friends, teachers, and families in text form. One Sentence runs into another. Limit of 140 characters per shout out (spaces and punctuation included).
  • Color cover/ B&W inside to be printed by Minuteman Press-Glendale (estimated cost is $2100-2200 for 800 copies with 36 pages)
  • need to sell lots of ads to be included in the booklet!  Amy Rangel has the cost breakdown list for the various size ads available.
  • HINT:  sell an ad and suggest vendor insert a coupon.  win-win!
  • Sarkis will ask Minuteman for a ‘mock’ program so the general layout can be seen
  • Faye Vahdani (sp?) will work on the final layout
  • New deadline for ad sales is before November 22, 2106, in time to print for the winter concert
  • Additional ads purchased will be inserted into to (one-time print) booklets to be given out at concerts

 

  1.  GHS Music Program Donations-
  • Amy reviewed the donation request of $125 for each kid  OR  $350 if in Marching band OR $400 for drumline and colorguard
  • Costs are very high, and the donations are so helpful in keeping the music program running smoothly by helping to pay for transportation, music rights, keeping the instruments in good repair
  • For MB/colorguard the money helps to pay for drycleaning, show designer, coaches etc….
  • Amy also made it very clear that no kids will be denied involvement in the music program if they do not donate.

 

  1. Silent Auction (for December concert)
  • Need items donated!  
  • Popular items include tech things, restaurant vouchers, baskets etc.  any and all donations are appreciated!
  • Need more tables, new signs and more volunteers to help organize the bidding.
  • Committee will be formed at the next meeting.

 

  1. Valentine’s Day Dinner
  • Date to be determined –on a weekend near Valentine’s Day February 2017
  • It was mentioned that payment was not very controlled last year, so the group discussed the possible benefit of using wristbands next time for verification of payment/donation
  • Lydia said that she would ask Smart & Final for food donations
  • Volunteer time and food donation requests will be sent out as the event gets closer

 

  1. Other fundraising –
  • Pop-tarts, the everlasting classroom fundraiser! Thanks Lydia for picking these up at S&F
  • Cookie dough money was due this week
  • Mayra (Joshua’s mom) volunteered with her family to buy an ipad or similar device and sell opportunity  tickets for about $10; drawing could be during fall concert (sept 21st)
  • On concert nights, procure envelopes that kids could draw on (or not) that could then be used for parents to make a donation;  list donation $ suggestions on outside of envelop
  • MOVIE night?  Sell snacks and show a movie in the bandroom
  • Buffalo wild wings donation night needs to be set up.  The concept: restaurant donates a portion of an evening’s dinner proceeds to the music program
  • BOOSTER club – $50.  Free entry to most football games but you must be on time and walk in with the band, free entry to the Instrumental Music Program Concerts, T-Shirts (while supplies last), etc.

 

NEEDS for GHS Music Programs

Truck Purchase

  • The music department is planning to buy a truck to transport equipment!
  • We have raised half so far
  • Artwork for side of truck to be determined (Lydia working on procuring a wrap). After we get the truck we’ll figure out how to brand it and how to include sponsors on it.
  • Currently we don’t have pricing (or the truck).

 

Concert Assistance

  • Need parents to sit with kids during performances
  • Volunteers for box office / greeters at the doors / passing out programs etc.
  • Boosters could highlight club and also talk about envelops (in item 5 above)

 

Pro-musicians

  • Music help needed from professional musicians to donate time for sectionals
  • Current and previous volunteers include parents (Laura) and retirement age musicians to work with the kids and share their music
  • Amy suggested doing a trial period (donate “clinic” time) and then evaluate for additional volunteer time

Jazz Band fronts

  • (These are those black painted ‘wooden stands’ with the Jazz band logo that are placed in front of the musicians)
  • The current fronts were made by the Scouts years ago (and have been wonderful), but are now looking quite worn, heavy and difficult to handle
  • Amy is looking for volunteer woodworkers to make the band some new ones!! Please don’t begin making these without talking to Ms Rangel first.

 

Final Remarks:

Sell ads for the concert programs!  

Our next meeting will have the details about the ad sales and we’ll decide on when we will hit the street.

 

Next Meeting

Monday Sept 19th at 6pm in the band room!

Come on out, bring another parent and meet some great music parents.  

This is NOT just for marching band parents, but open to the whole music program

 

SCSBOA Honors Groups

Here are the links to the SCSBOA honors band, orchestra, and jazz band.  Let me know if you need assistance!

https://www.scsboa.org/jazz-honor-groups/

https://www.scsboa.org/high-school-honor-groups/

 

Current Fundraisers, 8/29

Fundraisers:
-The instrumental music department is looking for businesses to advertise in our programs for the year.  Their ad will appear in all of our programs this year for one flat fee. Contact Stephen O’Bryan for details sobryan@gmail.com
-We are also looking for donations for our silent auction at our December concert.  Please contact Sarkis Ohanian for

Fall Concert September 21st at 7PM

GHS Instrumental Music Fall Concert 2016

Wednesday, September 21st at 7PM
GHS’s John Wayne Performing Arts Center
1440 E. Broadway ~ Glendale, CA 91205
Featuring: GHS Marching Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Band, and also the CSUN Wind Ensemble.
Admission: $8.00 and tickets are purchased at the box office that evening
Band Boosters will receive one free ticket per concert this season
To join the GHS Band/Orchestra Boosters, please send your check of $50 to school.
          Boosters will also receive a free GHS shirt and other benefits
Fundraisers:
-The instrumental music department is looking for businesses to advertise in our programs for the year.  Their ad will appear in all of our programs this year for one flat fee. Contact Stephen O’Bryan for details sobryan@gmail.com
-We are also looking for donations for our silent auction at our December concert.  Please contact Sarkis Ohanian for