What a fantastic performance of show 2 on Friday night! Many thanks to GHBOB for feeding the band before our trip and to the Arcadia Athletic Boosters for feeding us at
the game. Also many thanks to the students for persevering through the LONG bus ride! This week we travel the short distance to Whetstone to hopefully cheer our Bobcats to another win!
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, September 28, 8:00-10:00PM.
Band Parent Association - September Meeting
Our next Band Parent Association meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, September 21 at 6:30PM in the high school band room. We hope to see you there!
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.
9/23 Away at Whetstone - 7:00PM
Call Time/Dress: 5:15pm
Load Out: 5:30pm
Return: Approx. 10:15-10:30pm
9/28 Thursday Night Rehearsal, 8:00-10:00pm
9/29 Home vs. Worthington Christian (Homecoming, 8th Grade Band Night)
10/6 Away at Bishop Rosecrans
10/12 GHBOB Meeting, 6:30pm
10/12 Marching Band Rehearsal, 8:00-10:00pm
10/13 Home vs. Lucasville Valley
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns!!