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Cookie Dough Sale

Here are the details:

Due August 26th, dough will arrive around September 15th

40% of the profits go to our music program, feel free to make a straight donation if you don’t want to sell.

Checks should be made out to: GHS with student’s name in the memo with their ID #, cash also accepted

Each family is asked to sell 20 or donate $125.  This will cover expenses for the year, unless they are in marching band.

 

This Week: Aug 22

Hey Music People!

Monday after school: Marching band music sectionals sometime between 4-9PM (only and hour and a half please)

Friday: Cookie Dough money and orders are due

Friday Night: away game for the marching band, report at 5:45PM.  We will be back home around 10PMish.  We will have kids call/text once we are on the road.  Please pick them up in a timely manner.  I don’t get paid to babysit and turn into a pumpkin shortly after the bus arrives at school.

 

Back to School Night!

Come to back to school night this Thursday from 6:30-8:30PM.  Your student should bring home a flyer today with a schedule and the room numbers of their classes.  I will be talking about our schedule for the year and also how parents can help make our music program amazing.  We need your help!!!

GHS Music Update 9/15

GHS Music People!!!

Busy time of the year!  Here is an update on our happenings….

1. Tickets for the September 23rd concert have been sent home with the students!  They are $8 or $6 with an ASB card.  One ASB card = one $6 ticket 🙂
2. The concert starts promptly at 7PM, students need to report to the music room by 6:30PM.  They need to be wearing their ‘concert dress’.

3. Concert Dress:

 

Concert Band and String Orchestra need to wear black pants or long skirt, boys long white dress shirt and a tie, ladies a white blouse, all need black dress shoes.
Symphonic: All black!  Guys wear black jacket, black dress shirt and pants, any color of tie.  Ladies all black of their choosing
Marching Band: uniforms
Jazz Band: Black with white accents.
4. Dress Rehearsal for the concert is September 22nd from 3:30-5PM in the auditorium, all music students are required to attend, for a grade.
5. Cookie dough sales are due asap!  I am sending in the orders on Friday!
6. Football game this Friday.  Parents can march in, for free, with the kids at 6:30PM.  Wear your red booster shirts, or a red shirt.
7. Music Booster!  If you would like to join, please send $50 to the student store with child and have them say that it is for the music booster club.  You will get a free t-shirt and one free ticket to each concert.  There will be other perks too!
8. Music trip to San Diego on April 29-30.  This is optional and costs $319 per student.  There will be a reduced rate, please email me if you are interested.  The first payment of $75 is due October 1st.  This is not required, but optional.  Information sheets went home today.
9.  If you are not interested in fundraising, we are always willing to accept donation.  Ideally, every music student (minus marching band) donated $100 our bill for the year would be paid!  Marching band kids need to try to raise $350, or $400 for guard and percussion.
10.  Please email me if you have questions!
HOPE YOU ARE READY!!!

HOPE YOU ARE READY!!!

Band Camp is less than a week away. You need to have Triumphant Fanfare memorized by Monday morning!!! You will be tested. Get to work, if you don’t have it memorized already.

Monday morning we will be testing the opener, reviewing marching technique, and STARTING DRILL TO THE OPENER!!!

I am so excited about to see you next week and get started on the drill!! Please let me know if you have questions!

Band Camp Day 1 Schedule

Band Camp Day 1 Schedule

9-9:05 name tags/attendance/hand out coolers and fill them (officers)

9:15-9:30 talk in room about probation and rules (Rangel) I will call out our probs so they know.

9:30-noon (with water breaks) march to field with instruments
20 min. work out with Jose
20 min run,
review audition camp stuff (pit goes to band room to work)
teach 8×5, 6×5, 12×5
11:45ish excuse for lunch, probs stay to run their laps

1-3PM music
1PM sectionals: section leaders test all members from memory, then work to memorize
1:30-2:30PM with coaches: McCarley with low brass and bass, Blast guy Zak with trumpets, Rangel with saxes/cla, Regina with flutes/pit, Teri with the line
2:30-2:45 learn to read coordinate sheets in room
2:45-3 running for people who don’t have it memorized, bonding for others

3-3:15 leadership meeting and debrief

Marching Band Parents Meeting

Marching Band Parents Meeting

I would love to meet all of the marching band parents and introduce you to my Band Booster President Steve O’Bryan.

Marching band is a team sport and having the support of the band families is crucial to our success.  The purpose of the meeting is to get organized and let you know what you can do to help.
The kids have been working really hard this week and I can’t wait for you to see them at the first home game on September 4th!!!
The meeting will be in the band room, 8101, from 6-7PM this Friday.  Sorry about the short notice, but if you are able it would be great to have a large turn out.  If you are not able to attend the meeting we will still hunt you down.  I mean….contact you to see if you are able to assist our group.
Thanks in advance and see you on Friday night!

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