Week of January 4

Happy New Year!!!  We hope everyone had a relaxing break. We are heading into the busiest time of year for the program. We have many performances coming up in the next 8 weeks.  Please check out the calendar to make sure you know when and where your students need to be. 

Solo and Ensemble – Each year we take part in the FBA Solo and Ensemble event. GCH consistently has the largest number of events in the state, and we plan to continue this tradition.  Students who requested to use the school’s accompanist will need to sign up for a timeslot on the board.  Kelly will be here on January 24, 26, 31, and February 2 to rehearse. Please bring her $70 payment during those rehearsals. This year the event will be hosted at Lely High School on February 4 and 5.  The final schedule will be posted as soon as it is available. Students will need to secure their own transportation to this event. 

Solo and Ensemble Construction Help Needed – We are looking for a few handy parents to help in building some frames (think PVC rectangle covered in black fabric) for our flag and dance teams. If you are interested in helping, please email Mr. McGuire at mcguis@collierschools.com to let us know. 

After-School Rehearsals – As a reminder, after-school rehearsals start this week. Please refer to the band app for specific times and dates. 

Chicago 2022 Trip Information – For those who haven’t heard, the band was invited to perform in Chicago for Thanksgiving 2022. The tentative dates for this trip are November 16-20, 2022. We will have an information meeting for interested parents on January 11 at 7:00pm in the band room. 

CCPS Honor Band – The CCPS Honor Band is gearing up.  All selected students should have received their music at this point. The rehearsal schedule is listed below. Concert apparel is concert black.  

  • Thursday, January 20 – 5:00-7:00pm – CCPS Honor Band Rehearsal (Golden Gate HS) 
  • Thursday, January 27 – 4:00-7:00pm – CCPS Honor Band Rehearsal (Golden Gate HS) 
  • Friday, January 28 – 9:00am-5:00pm – CCPS Honor Band Rehearsal (Golden Gate HS) 
  • Saturday, January 29 
    • 9:00-10:30am – CCPS Honor Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Golden Gate HS) 
    • 11:00am-12:30pm – CCPS Honor Concert Band Rehearsal (Golden Gate HS) 
    • 3:00-5:00pm – CCPS Honor Band Concert (Golden Gate HS) 

Uniform Return – All marching uniforms need to be returned so we can process them.  They should be returned in their garment bag will all school-owned parts in the bag. The uniforms should be clean and dry before returning them. 

Upcoming Events 

  • Thursday, January 6 – 2:30-4:30pm – Symphonic Band Rehearsal 
  • Monday, January 10 – No School 
  • Tuesday, January 11 
    • 2:30-4:30pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 
    • 5:00-6:30pm – Concert Band Rehearsal 
    • 7:00-8:00pm – 2022 Chicago Information Meeting 
  • Monday, January 17 – No School 
  • Tuesday, January 18 
    • 2:30-4:30pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 
    • 5:00-6:30pm – Concert Band Rehearsal 
  • Tuesday, January 25 – Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble Concerts – 7:00pm Start 
  • Tuesday, February 1 
    • 2:30-4:30pm – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 
    • 5:00-6:30pm – Concert Band Rehearsal 
  • Thursday, February 3 
    • Early Dismissal 
    • 2:30-4:30pm – Symphonic Band Rehearsal 
  • Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5 – Solo and Ensemble (Lely HS)