Dear Mustang Band Family,
Due to the high probability of rain next week on Tuesday and the unavailability of the MAC, I need to change our rehearsal schedule. We will have a very challenging contest on Saturday the 13th and it would not be acceptable or wise for me to deny the band rehearsal time (cancelling because of rain or just not marching) as we prepare for this contest. I understand this is not much lead time, however, I have been watching the weather forecast and communicating with GHS coaches, and have to make a decision based on the information I have received so far.
Therefore, our schedule for next week will be:
Monday – no school, no rehearsal
*Tuesday – 8:40am-9:40am: inside music rehearsal if it is raining as predicted
Wednesday – PSAT – no AM rehearsal. 4:30-7:00pm rehearsal – location TBA. (this has been on the calendar since the summer)
Thursday – 7am-9:20am rehearsal AND 4:30-6:30pm rehearsal. This PM rehearsal is added
Friday – 7am-9:15am rehearsal (this has also been on the calendar since summer)
*If there is NOT rain on Tuesday morning and the grass field is dry we can have normal Tues. morning rehearsal. Watch the REMIND for updates.
We know this will be an intense few days – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but UIL contest is right around the corner – the next Tuesday and we want to set the students up for success the best we can and not rehearsing would not do that. We are asking for just one big push in preparation to the UIL contest then our schedule will return to normal to prepare for our final contest on the 27th. After the 27th – our rehearsal schedule will lighten quite a bit.
The band has made awesome strides in the last week and we would like to continue this forward progress while trying to work around Mother Nature. We know you may have a conflict on Thursday, but please, please try to make a change so you can attend the rehearsal. This is critical to the success of the whole group. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the GHS Mustang Band!
There is a Pep Rally on Thursday, Oct. 4th - 8th Period - Wear your blue polo shirt - meet at the start of 8th period - 3pm - in the Band Hall.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 - SHAKOS IN REHEARSAL. Go by the band hall before going out to the MAC and get your shako. Keep it in your hat box. Put it next to your instrument case/other items in the MAC. We will use it for some of the rehearsal. Uniform racks are all in Theory room except for Trumpet and Perc - still in band hall. 7am - 9:20am
Wednesday, Oct. 3 - We will rehearse with Fillies 1st in MAC (Hey Baby), then transfer to grass field.
Usual times - 7am-9:20am
Thursday, Oct. 4th - 7am-9:20am - Marching Rehearsal - Grass Field
3:00pm - Pep Rally - Meet in the band hall in your blue band polo at 3pm.
Friday, Oct. 5th - 2:45-4:00pm in the MAC. Props are not needed. Please see itinerary on Smore and website for more game day details.
Contest itinerary is on website and Smore.
Just some new information to share. We have our performance times for the UIL Marching Contest on 10/16. Please see the band website for a complete itinerary. Will let you know if it has to change for any reason between now and then.
Also - regarding our marching uniforms...We have 2! One we will wear at most football games and one we will wear at competitions that is show-themed!
Football Game Uniform:
Blue/Black half shirt
One sequin cuff
Long Black Socks
Black Marching Shoes
YOU WILL NEED A BLACK COMPRESSION TOP AND BLACK COMPRESSION SHORTS TO WEAR UNDER THE FOOTBALL GAME UNIFORM.
White shirt with red sun with Japanese characters worn over the bibbers
2 black gauntlets (except Perc.)
Long Black Socks
Black Marching Shoes
YOU WILL NEED A WHITE COMPRESSION TYPE SHIRT AND BLACK COMPRESSION SHORTS FOR UNDERNEATH THIS UNIFORM which you will provide.
We will wear the full Football game uniform for this Friday's game (9/28)
Just in case you missed it, here is the PowerPoint from the meeting.
2018-2019 Band Leadership Team
(listed in alphabetical order)
Flute: Alyssa Blassingame, Emilee Ewing
Clarinet: Ashley Dove, Madeline Lane, Paula Valencia
Saxophone: Jack Maines, Rob Spofford
Mellophone: Emily Koch
Trumpet: Griffin Howe, Austin Lehman, Aiden Long
Low Brass: Jamie Kowalski, Nico Morin, Jenyssa Obregon
Drumline Captain and Snare Section Leader: Megan Kaufmann
Tenor Section Leader: Max Moyer
Bass Section Leader: Collin McDaniel
Front Ensemble Section Leader: Audrey Castro
Dance Guard Co-Captains: Ciera Magee Cisneros and Abi Walton
Thank you to all who interviewed for a position. Decisions were very tough!
We are happy to discuss the results with anyone and would encourage you all to visit with us for feedback. To make sure the conversation is constructive and the experience is positive, please approach us with the question: “may I speak with you to discuss my audition so that I know what I need to do better for next year (future)?” :-)
Thanks again to all who auditioned - there were many great choices but we just couldn’t give everyone a position. We would ask that you all continue to act and emerge as leaders for the betterment the program.