Several items to cover in this week’s update. Please read the entire email carefully.
Mark Your Calendars!!!
Below is the 2019-2020 band calendar - details regarding each event (report times, dress/uniform, etc) will be released each Monday morning in the weekly Update.
7/30 Post Camp Rehearsal 8-10PM
8/1 Post Camp Rehearsal 8-10PM
8/6 Post Camp Rehearsal 8-10PM
8/8 Post Camp Rehearsal 8-10PM
8/11 Falco Park Concert 7:00PM
8/12 Formal Uniform Photos Day 2:00PM
8/14 First Day of School
8/29 Home vs Centennial Call - TBA
9/6 Away at Afrocentric Call - TBA
Ox Roast Performance (after game)
[BELOW DATES CORRECTED FROM ORIGINAL MESSAGE]
9/12 Evening Rehearsal 8-10PM
9/13 Home vs Bishop Rosecrans Call - TBA
9/19 Evening Rehearsal 8-10PM
9/20 Home vs Bexley Call - TBA
[ABOVE DATES CORRECTED FROM ORIGINAL MESSAGE]
9/27 Away at Whitehall Yearling Call - TBA
10/4 Away at Harvest Prep Call - TBA
10/10 Evening Rehearsal 8-10PM
10/11 Home vs Liberty Union Call - TBA
10/16 Jazz Ensemble - Fall Concert 7:00PM
10/17 Evening Rehearsal 8-10PM
10/18 Home vs Buckeye Valley Call - TBA
10/24 GHMB Season-in-Review 7:00PM
10/25 Away at Columbus Academy Call - TBA
11/1 Away at Bishop Ready Call - TBA
11/8 OHSAA Football Playoffs (if team qualifies)
11/15 OHSAA Football Playoffs (if team qualifies)
12/10 Holiday BandConcert 7PM
1/25 OMEA Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event (Optional)
3/13-14 OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event (Tentative)
3/17 Music in our Schools Month - Concert Bands 7PM
3/19 Artist-in-Residence Concert - Jazz Ensemble 7PM
4/3 Cakewalk 6:30PM (HS Band 8:00-9:30PM)
4/29 Spring High School Band Concert 7PM
5/7 Cabaret (Jazz Ensemble Only)
5/21 Blue Star Mothers/Memorial Ceremony TBA
5/23 Memorial Parade Call TBA
7/20-24 2020 Pre Camp
7/26-31 2019 Band Camp
Note: Pep Band games will be selected and released at a later date - all students are required to perform at 3 games.
You can access the band calendar at any time at http://www.grandviewhtsband.org/calendar.html. If you want to sync the calendar automatically to your device, follow instructions on the same page.
Thursday Night Rehearsals
Per the list above, there are four Thursday Night Rehearsals for this season and that number will not increase. All four rehearsals are considered required and will be calculated into your student’s 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.
Please note the following excerpt from the forthcoming 2019-2020 Bobcat Bands Handbook.
“All band members make a commitment when they join band. These commitments extend to attending all rehearsals and performances. The dates of such are published and made known well in advance. Additionally, directors ensure reminders of rehearsals and performances are part of the daily rehearsal schedule. It is expected that all members will be in attendance at all scheduled events.
Unlike past years where an email would suffice, there will be an online form for Excused absence requests - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciR-gNeOxFUPPtRHfeX53ukT2sHhpW2i9lIWE7fDwiKalnkA/viewform
In the event of a medical or family emergency, the parent/guardian should contact Mr. Herrmann at a time most convenient to the family’s needs by phone or email. Medical and/or family emergencies are automatically Excused. This includes students who are marked ‘Excused’ absent from school on the day of a performance.
Unexcused absences can result in lowered grades and loss of permission to travel. An unexcused performance can never be made up. Actions or lack thereof speak louder than words. As stated previous, band is co-curricular. As such, work is not an excuse. Communicate clearly with your employer and well in advance. Missing school for work is unexcused; therefore; missing band for work is ALSO UNEXCUSED.
Alternate Performance Assessments (APA) will be assigned to all performance-based absences. The APA will include performing, individually or in small groups, music from the missed performance.
Marching Band Absence Maximum: Each student is limited to two Excused absences during the marching band season (August 14 through November 1). Requests for exceptions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.”
Annual Falco Park Concert - Sunday, August 11 - 7:00PM
The last summer/before school event is the Annual Falco Park Concert in Marble Cliff. The concert is scheduled for this Sunday, August 11 at 7:00PM. Students will wear their summer uniform including white marching shoes. Students should utilize the following schedule:
Falco Park Concert
Sunday August 11
Uniform: Summer (White Band Polo, Navy Band Shorts, White Marching Shoes, White ‘Short’ Socks)
5:30 Band Room Opens
6:00 Load Out for Equipment (Tubas & Drums)
6:45 Band Call at Falco Park
7:00 Concert Begins
8:00 Concert Ends/Tear Down
8:30 Load In for Equipment
30 Post Camp Rehearsal - 8-10PM
1 Post Camp Rehearsal - 8-10PM
6 Post Camp Rehearsal - 8-10PM
8 Post Camp Rehearsals - 8-10PM
11 Falco Park Concert - 7:00PM
12 Formal Uniform Photos - 2:00PM
14 School Begins
29 Home vs Centennial HS
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to reply to any updates or contact me via email, Twitter or by phone.
Christopher Herrmann Director of Bands
Grandview Heights High School
1587 West Third Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43212
O: (614) 485-4012
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