Another big week as we enter the halfway point of the marching band season. This week we welcome our 8th grade band members to Bobcat Stadium! We will feature
them during our halftime show this Friday.
Each band member received a flip folder from the band at the beginning of their freshman year. The flip folder allows your student to conveniently keep their music organized and transport it easily.
If your student has misplaced their 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 next Tuesday, September 20th (and periodically throughout the season) and is calculated into your student’s grade as class preparation. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
We have three more Evening Rehearsals for this season and that number will not increase. All three 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, 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 next night rehearsal is Thursday, September 15th, 8:00-10:00PM.
Capital University Band Festival
Grandview Heights High School Band Students are invited to participate in this year's Capital University Band Festival to take place on November 11-12, 2022. Students will have the opportunity to participate in one of three director-nominated honor bands. Students in all three bands will participate in masterclasses led by Conservatory faculty and alumni and hear performances by Capital University's bands, as well as the Olentangy Orange High School Wind Symphony.
Interested students should see Mrs. Olis for a nomination form. If selected, there will be a fee for attendance (approx. $100), but no money is needed at this time. Nomination forms are due by next Wednesday, September 21.
Traditional Uniform - Reminder
The band will transition to its ‘traditional’ or ‘formal’ uniform this week. There are several components to the uniform:
Traditional Uniform - Policies and Procedures - Reminder
9/16 Home vs Harvest Prep - 7:00PM
Call Time: 5:15pm
(use these 15 minutes to take equipment and personal belongings to the stadium)
Dress (by uniform room in new MS): 5:30pm
March In: 6:30pm
Kick Off: 7:00pm
9/15 Evening Rehearsal, 8-10pm
9/16 Home vs. Harvest Prep (8th Grade Band Night)
9/22 Band Parents Association Meeting
9/23 Away at Kipp
9/30 Away at Buckeye Valley
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns!!