Another great win for Bobcat Football this past Friday and a fantastic performance of Show 3 from the Bobcat Marching Band! The next two weeks are very busy, so please
read through all announcements carefully!
Evening Rehearsals - Final Rehearsal THIS THURSDAY!
We have one more Evening Rehearsal 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 last night rehearsal is Thursday, October 12, 8:00-10:00PM.
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.
Ohio State University Honor Band Festival
Grandview Heights High School Band Students are invited to participate in this year's Ohio State University Honor Band Festival to take place on January 12-14, 2024. One of the longest-running and finest events of its kind, this annual offering welcomes students in grades 9–12 to campus. Outstanding musicians, selected from director nominations, will be placed by pre-recorded video audition into one of three bands for a weekend of quality music-making. The weekend will conclude with concerts on Sunday afternoon in Weigel Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Interested students should see Mrs. Olis for a nomination form. If selected, there will be a fee for attendance, but no money is needed at this time. Nomination forms are due by Tuesday, October 31.
Band Parent Association - October Meeting
Our next Band Parent Association meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, October 12 at 6:30PM in the high school band room. We hope to see you there!
Jazz Concert - Wednesday, October 18, 7:00PM
The 2023-2024 Seven O’Clock Jazz Band and High School Jazz Ensemble will open their performance season with their first concert on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00PM. The concert will take place in the High School Auditorium; it is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Attire: Black on Black on Black with a pop of color
Student Report Time: 6:30PM warm-up/tuning
Marching Band Season-in-Review - Thursday, October 19 - 7:00PM
It’s hard to believe it already, but our Annual Marching Band Season-in-Review is quickly approaching! This event showcases our traditional pre-game show and all four half-time shows. All family and friends are welcome and HIGHLY encouraged to attend this special event.
10/13 Home vs Lucasville Valley - 7:00PM
Call Time/Take Items to Stadium: 5:15pm
March to Stadium: 6:30pm
10/12 GHBOB Meeting, 6:30pm
10/12 Marching Band Rehearsal, 8:00-10:00pm
10/13 Home vs. Lucasville Valley
10/18 Jazz Concert, 7:00pm
10/19 Season in Review, 7:oopm
10/21 Home vs. Mifflin (Senior Night)
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns!!