Student and parent volunteers are needed to help make the 2014 Jazz Night a huge success. We need volunteers to help set-up, take tickets, serve our guests, clean-up, etc. etc. We need many people to help to make this event a huge success for the program. Follow the link below to sign-up!
Great Job GBHS Orchestra Pit
The GBHS production of ‘Annie’ was this past weekend! It was a wonderful production that included many Instrumental Music students. Mr. Hutchison, Mr. Finkbeiner and the orchestra did a great job providing the music!
Senior Pictures Still Needed
Senior pictures have been rolling in, but we are still missing pictures from some of our students. If you have forgotten to send us your pictures, please e-mail them to us! You can check out how much our seniors have grown up on the website.
Marching Band Rehearsal - May 1
The Marching Band rehearsals begin this Thursday, May 1, from 6 - 9 pm!
Jazz Night - May 10! Volunteers are Still Needed
If you have never heard our jazz bands, they are fantastic! Jazz Night is a fun evening with great music. It is a very important fundraiser for our music department. Since we were unable to have the Mom2Mom sale this year, it is doubly important. We really need your participation! Please check your calendar and sign up on the Charms website for Jazz Night.
Tickets for Jazz Night are with jazz band students. If your student is not in jazz band and you want tickets, contact Stacey Tyckoski (see below). They will also be for sale at the door. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door.
Tables are still available for interested sponsors to purchase. This a great way for local businesses to advertise in our community. If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Stacey Tyckoski at (810)964-0756, or GBJazzband@gmail.com.
Spring Concert Reminder - May 7
The spring concert is on May 7. Having refreshments during intermission is a nice accompaniment to the evening. We have many open slots on Charms, please sign up to bring something. Also, remember there will be a brief Booster meeting between performances.
Graduation - May 29
The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band play at Graduation. We need parent volunteers to chaperone the morning practice and the evening performance. Slots are available on Charms to sign up.
Attention Marching Band Parents
The Boosters are looking for volunteer(s) to be in charge of organizing dinner preparations next year. This entails feeding the band students and staff before football games and competitions. There are a lot of wonderful volunteers to work with in the kitchen, and very organized guidelines already set up. For more information, please contact Kelly Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you know about Scrip. The process of selling cards from various retailers throughout our area. We purchase the cards at a discount and sell them at face value thus making a profit for our band!! Please see the Charms store for availability for gas, groceries and upcoming holiday needs!! It’s easy to make a purchase online and the order can be filled almost immediately! Thank you for making Scrip a part of your every week needs!! Our kids will really benefit from your purchases!!
This is a reminder that the band has spirit ware available in our Charms store! Several items are available for immediate purchase such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, scarves, travel coffee mugs, stickers, etc!! Please visit the Charms store to make your selections and show your support of the Grand Blanc Instrumental Music Department!!
We are also in need of someone willing to sell our merchandise at various concerts and events during the year!! If this is something that you’re interested in please let us know!! Please contact Kelly Wells if you would like to help!! 810-240-0585. Thank You!!
Band Discount Card Fundraiser
Even though the official sale has ended, there are still cards available to sell! Please see Mr. Hutchison if you would like to check more cards out to sell! After you have sold the first five cards, you can beginning earning a profit that will go directly into your Charms account!
Please be sure to update your Kroger Rewards
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Kroger Rewards! What an easy fundraiser! Please remember to update your rewards info if you have not already done so.
Just go to , https://customer.kroger.com/login.aspx?EID=EDC_2012_ViewAccount and either create an account or login if you already have an account. Click on community, then click on “Kroger Community Rewards” over on the left. Just follow their instructions. Our Organization # is 90769, Grand Blanc High School Band Dept. Thanks again!
Grand Blanc Band Boosters are proud to present:
Sweet Sounds - Performances by the GBHS Jazz Band and Jazz Combo.
+ An Evening of Sweet Jazz and Desserts +
Senior pictures have been rolling in, but we are still missing pictures from some of our students. Check out how much our seniors have grown up! If you have forgotten to send us your pictures, please e-mail them to us!
If you missed the first two performances, it is not too late to see "ANNIE". There are many members of the GBHS Instrumental Music Department involved in this production. There are only two shows left. Today at 2pm, and tonight at 7pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students. Don't miss out!
Thank you to all the students who took our survey to help us decide the 2013 student leaders. We have so many GREAT members of this ensemble, it was a difficult decision. Congrats to all the students.
Flute Section Leader - Emma Czajka
Clarinet Section Leader - Josh Smith & Jennifer Camacho (Assistant)
Alto Section Leader - Austin Tripp
Big Reed Section Leader - Blair Garner
Trumpet Section Leaders - Aaron Goodfellow and Dara Shapiro (Assistant)
Mello Section Leader - Ben Hendrickson
Low Brass Section Leader - Darren Maschino and Matt Cocagne (Assistant)
Tuba Section Leader - Alex Hannah
Battery Section Leaders - Thomas Volker
Front Ensemble Section Leader - Erreona Hodo
Color Guard Section Leader - Hannah Dutton
Drum Majors - Chris Wilson & Dan Holland
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 Chicago Trip. We all had a great time, and look forward in returning to this great city soon. A special THANK YOU to all the chaperones that helped make this happen! Enjoy this short video that highlights the great moments of our trip!
We just want to tell you about 2 simple fundraisers that keep providing funds throughout the year. It's simple, fast and really works. Last year we made over $1000 with this program.
Just go to , https://customer.kroger.com/login.aspx?EID=EDC_2012_ViewAccount and either create an account or login if you already have an account. Click on community, then click on “Kroger Community Rewards” over on the left. Just follow their instructions. Our Organization # is 90769, Grand Blanc High School Band Dept. If you need help, just send an email to Dottie DeSantis at : email@example.com and she can help you get signed up today.
Also, if you are already signed up under the Band Program, please go back into your account sometime after 4/1/13 and make sure your rewards are still assigned to the Band Program. I have been told by Kroger that we need to go in and reassign our rewards at this time every year. Plus it wouldn’t hurt to check this periodically throughout the year to make sure your rewards are going where you want them to go.
VG's - Their receipts count toward cash for the band program. Please have the cashier scan your discount card & the "Community Share Points" will show up toward the bottom of your receipt. Just put the receipts in an envelope, label it "VG's receipt" and then put in the Scrip box attached to the wall located in band room near the outside exit doors.
Did you miss the GBHS Winter Guard performance at MCGC Championship? Check out the video below of their 1st place performance! Great job everyone!
If you missed the GBHS Indoor Percussion Ensembles 4th place performance at MCGC Championship, check it out here. Great job everyone and good luck at Dayton!
Good luck to the GBHS Winter Percussion Ensemble as they head to Dayton Ohio, for the WGI World Championships! This is the first time that they drumline has ever attended WGI. Their full itinerary is below.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
3:00 PM Meet at GBHS, Load truck, Depart GBHS
*Stop for dinner on the way (on their own)
8:30 PM Arrive at housing site, Unload truck
9:00 PM Rehearsal begins
10:30 PM Rehearsal ends, Set up sleeping bags, Get ready for bed
12:00 AM Lights out
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
8:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
9:00 AM Rehearsal
12:00 PM Rehearsal ends, Load truck, Depart housing site
1:00 PM Arrive at Nutter Center, *Eat lunch (provided), Unload truck, Get into uniform, Start warming up outside
3:49 PM Proceed to official warm up
3:59 PM Official warm up begins
4:17 PM Proceed to arena
4:35 PM Perform in prelims competition
4:44 PM Fold floor, Take group photo
5:00 PM Load truck, Get out of uniform, Depart Nutter Center
6:00 PM Arrive at housing site, Unload truck, *Eat dinner (provided)
IF WE MAKE SEMI-FINALS IF WE DON’T MAKE SEMI-FINALS
7:00 PM Rehearsal begins Go to UD Arena to watch other groups
10:00 PM Rehearsal ends, Get ready for bed
12:00 AM Lights out
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
8:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
10:00 AM Depart housing site Go to UD Arena to watch other groups
10:30 AM Arrive at Nutter Center
12:50 PM Proceed to official warm up
1:00 PM Approximate official warm up time
1:20 PM Proceed to arena
1:30 PM Approximate semi-finals performance time
1:40 PM Load truck, Go back to housing site
*Eat lunch (provided)
IF WE MAKE FINALS
2:30 PM Rehearsal starts
4:30 PM Rehearsal ends
6:00 PM Arrive at UD Arena *Possible dinner out
8:05 PM Approximate official warm up time Arrive at housing site
8:25 PM Proceed to arena
8:35 PM Approximate finals performance time
8:45 PM Fold floor, Watch other groups
10:45 PM Awards, Full retreat
11:00 PM Depart competition site
11:30 PM Arrive at housing site
1:00 AM Lights out
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
9:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
1:00 PM Depart housing site
1:30 PM Arrive at competition site
Watch other groups warm up
5:00 PM Go inside for world class finals (tickets provided)
*Eat dinner inside (on their own)
11:45 PM Finale
Depart UD Arena
1:00 AM Lights out
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
7:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM Depart housing site
1:00 PM Arrive at GBHS
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