Last year we started using a text message reminder system called Remind101. We are doing our best to keep the student informed, and to help remind them of band related assignments and activities. Our goal is to have 100% of our students turn in their assignments on time. We have been told that e-mail is “so old school”, and we find that students do not check their e-mail as regularly as us “old people”.
For those students who opted to join, we send them text reminders when practice logs, assignments, permission slips, etc. are all due. We also use it to remind them what time to be at concerts, rehearsals and other class related activities. We have been using Remind101 for a few months and have been happy with the results. Our students have told us that they like this system, and they appreciate these reminders.
I am writing you to invite you to also join this system with them. We have had a few parents express interest in joining this system, so they can also know when assignments are due. It is important to note that this is purely a reminder system, and students and parents are not able to text us back. This is simply a safe way for us to quickly get reminders to our students.
If you are interested in joining the students text message reminder system, please see the instructions below.
For Concert Band Students/Parents Text @gbcb to 810-407-5424
For Symphonic Band Students/Parents Text @gbsb to 810-407-5424
For Wind Ensemble Students/Parents Text @gbwind to 810-407-5424
For Winter Guard Students/Parents Text @gbguard to 810-407-5424
For Winter Drumline Students/Parents Text @gbdrum to 810-407-5424
For Booster Activities …..
For Booster Meetings Reminders Text @gbboosters to 810-275-1404
For Band Concert Reminders Text @gbconcert to 810-275-1404
For Band Fundraiser Reminders Text @gbfunds to 810-275-1404
For Band Scrip Reminders Text @gbscrip to 810-275-1404
Yes … you can join as many classes as you like. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from any or all classes, simply reply with the word ‘stop’. We hope that this will be one more communication tool to help the students be successful.