Wow!!! What a truly great first week of school! The band performed on Friday night to a wonderful crowd who thoroughly enjoyed our first show, “Sing Along 2022” and
followed it up on Sunday night with a wet, yet successful Decal Drive. A huge thank you to everyone who braved the not so great weather at both the first football game and the Decal Drive. The Grandview Band kids (and parents) continue to prove just how resilient and hard working they can be!
Some reminders for this week:
There are six Evening Rehearsals for this season and that number will not increase. All six rehearsals are considered required and will be calculated into your grade. Exceptions to the requirement are (1) for athletes who have traveling matches which return later than 9:00PM on the dates listed above, or, (2) on a case-by-case basis as needed. Work and non-Grandview Heights activities should be scheduled around Evening Rehearsals; please submit the dates above to your work management or advisors.
Our first night rehearsal is this Thursday, August 25th, 8:00-10:00PM. Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings with the exception of the week of September 5. Please note that rehearsal that week will be on TUESDAY evening, September 6th due to an athletic event already scheduled in the stadium.
Football Game: 8/26 Home vs. Centerburg - 7:00PM
Call: 5:45pm (Report Time)
Attendance/Warm Up/Announcements: 6:00pm
Line/Up-March In: 6:30pm
Kick Off: 7:00pm
Summer Uniform - REMINDER
The band will be performing in their Summer uniform for at least the first two games. Consistency from student to student is very important. All students are expected to follow these guidelines:
Each band member received a flip folder from the band at the beginning of the season. The flip folder allows your student to conveniently keep their music organized and transport it easily.
If your student has misplaced the flip, it is their responsibility to replace it. Flip folders are available from Stanton’s Sheet Music (330 South Fourth St), Music & Arts (Graceland Shopping Center), Buckeye Brass (7445 Montgomery Dr, Plain City), or online. Flip folders come standard with 5 ‘windows.’ It is recommended you purchase extra windows to accommodate all the music distributed.
Music/Flip Folders will be checked weekly and is calculated into your student’s grade. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Ox Roast Pit Lighting - Friday, September 9 - REMINDER
Just a quick courtesy reminder for Friday, September 9th. The band will perform after the game for the Pit Lighting at the Ox Roast. More information will be released as the event draws near.
9/1 Thursday Evening Rehearsal, 8-10pm
9/2 Home vs. Northridge
9/5 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
9/6 Tuesday Evening Rehearsal, 8-10pm (**please note date change due to athletic event already scheduled in stadium**)
9/9 Home vs. Whitehall-Yearling
Ox Roast Performance (after the game)
9/15 Thursday Evening Rehearsal, 8-10pm
9/16 Home vs. Harvest Prep (8th Grade Band Night)
9/22 Band Parents Association Meeting
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to reply to any updates or contact me via email or by phone.