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
The Falco Park Concert was a resounding success!!! Congratulations everyone on a great performance to kick off the year. We’re definitely looking forward to stepping
back on the field this Friday. We have several important events on our calendar in the near and semi-distant future. Please read carefully.
“The Move” is Complete
We are now completely moved into the ‘Band-nasium’ in the new LMS gym. This will be our home until Winter Break 22-23. Student drop-off/pick up for all HS band events will take place in the LMS Oakland Ave. parking lot.
For Friday night HOME football games: students will enter the SW gym doors adjacent to Oakland Ave. With the exception of Homecoming on October 1, the marching band will march directly up Oakland Ave. into the stadium gates.
There are four Evening Rehearsals for this season and that number will not increase. All four 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 19th, 8:00-10:00PM
Decal Drive 2021 - Sunday, August 22 - 5:45-8:00PM
Decal Drive is the largest fundraiser for the band program. Funds raised benefit ALL band members with reduced camp costs, instruments & repairs, uniform maintenance, music rights, and much more.
It's MANDATORY, and all students in the High School Band are expected to attend. Student groups ride in vehicles driven by parents to designated routes and collect donations in exchange for a window cling Decal. If residents aren't home, we leave a donation envelope in their door.
Students: 5:45pm check-in at John Glenn Commons Hallway. Check in for your group & driver list. Wear Summer Uniforms with your own sneakers. Students do NOT have to wear marching shoes, but no flip flops, please. Event ends by 8:00pm. Ice cream will be handed out at check-out!
Ox Roast Pit Lighting - Friday, September 10
Just a quick courtesy reminder for the Ox Roast Pit Lighting Performance on Friday, September 10th. 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.
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.
The band will be performing in their Summer uniform for at least the first three games. Consistency from student to student is very important. All students are expected to follow these guidelines:
8/20 Home vs Centennial - 7:00PM
Call: 6:00 (Report Time)
Warm Up: 6:15
March In: 6:30
Kick Off: 7:00
19 Band Parents Association Mtg. 6:30PM
Evening Rehearsal 8-10PM
20 Home vs Centennial
22 Decal Drive Call 5:45PM
27 Away at Centerburg
3 Away at Northridge
6 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
10 Away at Whitehall-Yearling
Ox Roast Performance (after the game)
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to reply to any updates or contact me via email, Twitter or by phone.
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