Another great win for the Bobcats and a great performance by the GHMB at halftime!!! We are working hard on halftime show 2 this week, “A Night at the Movies.”
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.
We have four more 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, 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, 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 be responsible for reporting to the Stevenson Elementary parking lot at 8:30pm on Thursday, September 7. Students will be responsible for transportation to 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.
NOTE: All large instruments (baritone, sousaphone, and drums) will need to transport their instruments to and from Stevenson.
The band will continue performing in their Summer uniforms this week. Consistency from student to student is very important. All students are expected to follow these guidelines:
9/1 Away at Northridge - 7:00PM
Call Time/Dress: 5:00pm
Load Out: 5:15pm
Return: Approx. 10:30pm
9/1 Away @ Northridge
9/4 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
9/5 Tuesday Evening Rehearsal, 8-10pm
(**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
Lastly, please don’t hesitate to reply to any updates or contact me via email or by phone.