MESSAGES FROM THE DIRECTORS AND BAND PARENTS
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REMINDER that the full GH Bands Calendar is available here.
BAND DIRECTOR'S UPDATE
Another fantastic performance by the GHMB last week at Buckeye Valley as we dazzled audiences with a return to Show 1. This week we gear up for Homecoming - a very busy
week here in Grandview! Not only will we perform for the school pep rally and parade, but we will also debut Show 3, “Artists of Woodstock.”
We have two more Evening Rehearsals for this season and that number will not increase. All 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, October 6, 8:00-10:00PM.
Homecoming Parade - Friday, Oct. 7 - 6:00PM
The traditional Homecoming Parade will step off from old LMS at 6:00PM. For new band parents - The parade route is 1st Ave to Grandview Ave to 3rd Ave and back to the stadium. You’re welcome and encouraged to enjoy!!
Traditional Uniform - Reminder
There are several components to the uniform:
Traditional Uniform - Policies and Procedures - Reminder
All band members make a commitment when they join the 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.
Should a student be unable to make a particular rehearsal or performance, then a parent/guardian must notify the director via email preferably two weeks in advance of the requested absence.
In the event of a medical or family emergency, the parent/guardian should contact Mrs. Olis 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.
GHHS Marching Band Spread - THIS Friday, October 7
GH Band Parents Karen and Adam Smith have generously offered to host a pre-performance meal for the GHHS Marching Band at their home (1228 Wyandotte Rd) on Friday, October 7 before the Homecoming Parade and football game. Dinner will be served at 4pm. Please click here for the signupgenius if you can help out with donating some items for the event. Thanks very much to the Smith family for hosting!
10/7 Home vs Columbus Academy - 7:00PM (Homecoming)
Warm Up: 5:15pm
Parade Line Up: 5:45pm (EILMS Oakland Lot)
Parade Begins: 6:00pm
Kick Off: 7:00pm
10/6 Marching Band Rehearsal, 8:00-10:00pm
10/7 Home vs. Columbus Academy (Homecoming)
10/13 Marching Band Rehearsal, 8:00-10:00pm
10/14 Home vs. Bishop Ready (Senior Night)
10/20 Season in Review
10/21 Away vs. Bexley
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns!!
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