Another fantastic performance of show 1 by the GHHMB!!! We’re looking forward to debuting Show 2 this week - “A Night at the Movies.” There are a LOT of
announcements this week, so please read this document VERY CAREFULLY!
We have three more Evening Rehearsals for this season and that number will not increase. All three rehearsals are 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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th (TONIGHT), 8:00-10:00pm.
Ox Roast Pit Lighting - Thursday, September 7 - NEW THIS YEAR!!!!
The Bobcat Boosters have decided to move the Ox Roast Pit Lighting to Thursday evening instead of after the football game on Friday. All band members will report to the Stevenson Elementary parking lot at 8:30pm on Thursday, September 7. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from Stevenson. We will line up at Stevenson, march down to the Ox Roast, perform songs throughout the event, then march out. We should be finished around 10:15pm. Students can then return to the band room to drop off instruments. Summer uniform for this event!
NOTE: All large instruments (baritone, sousaphone, and drums) will need to transport their instruments to and from Stevenson.
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
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 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.
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 10-12, 2023. 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. Please triple check your availability for the dates before turning in a 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 Wednesday, September 19.
9/8 Home vs Bexley - 7:00PM (Alumni Game)
Band Room Opens/Call Time: 5:15pm
(use these 15 minutes to take equipment and personal belongings to the stadium)
March In: 6:30pm
Kick Off: 7:00pm
9/5 Tuesday Evening Rehearsal, 8:00-10:00pm
(**please note date change due to athletic event already scheduled in stadium**)
9/7 Ox Roast Performance, 8:30-10:15pm
(**please note this is NEW this year**)
9/8 Home vs. Bexley (Alumni Game)
9/15 Away @ Arcadia
9/21 Band Parents Association Meeting
9/22 Away @ Whetstone
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns!!