It is a HUGE week for the GHHS Band Program. Jazz Concert Wednesday evening, Season in Review Thursday evening, and celebrating our 8 incredible senior marching
band members on Friday. We will also perform our Senior Show at the game and hopefully cheer on our Bobcat Football team to yet another victory!
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.
Jazz Ensemble Performance - 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 GHHS 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 for warm-up/tuning/mic check
Marching Band Season-in-Review - Thursday, October 19 - 7:00PM
Our Annual Marching Band Season-in-Review is just three days away! 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.
Attendance/Warm Up/Review: 6:20pm
March In: 6:50pm
Performance Begins: 7:00pm
10/20 Home vs. Mifflin - 7:00PM
Uniform: Traditional/Formal (Seniors Dress Nicely)
Call Time/Take Items to Stadium: 5:15pm
March to Stadium: 6:15pm
Senior Recognition: 6:30pm
**Senior Night: Parents should be on the East sideline by 6:15pm on Friday night. Senior band members will march in with the band, join their parents for senior night recognition, then head back to march pregame. SENIORS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FILLED OUT THE SENIOR NIGHT INFO FORM SENT TO YOU FROM MRS. FEAST!!!
Upcoming Events: **Please note the addition of a playoff game next week**
10/17 Parent Teacher Conference 3:30-7:00pm
10/18 Jazz Concert
10/29 Season in Review
10/20 Home vs. Mifflin
10/27 Playoff Football Game 1, Time and Place TBD
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email with any questions or concerns!!