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Welcome to 2018-19 GVHS Grizzlies Marching Band and Color Guard!
The theme of this year’s field show is THE LOST BOY, a reflection on the story of Peter Pan and Neverland, with music written by Ruth Behre.
Band Camp dates are:
BAND CAMP #1
Wed., 6/6/18 through Fri., 6/8/18, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily (dinner will be provided)
BAND CAMP #2
Mon., 7/2/18 and Tues., 7/3/18, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily (dinner will be provided)
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Wed., 7/4/18, arrive 6:30 a.m. at Hart High School
BAND CAMP #3
Mon., 7/30/18 through Fri., 8/3/18 and Mon., 8/6/18 through Fri., 8/10/18,
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily (dinner will not be provided)
Registration forms must be completed and submitted online with the exception of the medical form, which must be printed and turned in at the first band camp session on June 6. Please go to:
Locate “Band” from the “Activities” tab. Select “Documents” and complete the following forms online:
2018-2018 Band Camp Fees, Dates & Times
2018-2019 Band & Color Guard Application Form
All forms need to be completed and submitted online with the exception of the medical form. Please print the medical form, complete/sign it, and turn it in by the first day of Band Camp on June 6th.
Your first band camp payment is due on June 6th. Please see details and payment options on our website. Checks payable to “GVHS Band Boosters”, or pay with cash/credit card.
Please consider donating the following items for band camp: Bottles of water (by the case), granola bars, fresh fruit (cut watermelton, bananas, cuties, etc.) Please see sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090848a5a823a7fc1-band2
Our first Band Boosters meeting will be on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the band room. Please join us! This will be your opportunity to meet the people who make your student's Marching Band and Color Guard experience possible, stay "in the know" about and help plan upcoming events, and learn how you can help. Light refreshments will be served.
Our Back-to-School Potluck will be on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 6-8 p.m., in the GVHS amphitheater.
In addition to Marching Band, our program offers two concert ensembles, a competitive drum line, a jazz ensemble, and a competitive color guard. Our program is growing, and we may move into higher division competitions as our enrollment continues to increase. Our Color Guard is the largest it has ever been. Recent successes include:
3rd Place WGASC Guard Championships, 2018
1st Place WGASC Guard Championships, 2017
3rd Place WGASC Guard Championships, 2016
1st Place WGASC Guard Championships, 2015
9th Place SCSBOA Division 4 Marching Band Championships 2017, show “Balance”
7th Place SCSBOA Division 3 Marching Band Championships 2016, show “The Coven”
4th Place SCSBOA Division 3 Marching Band Championships 2015, show “The Insanity of an Imaginary World”
Excellent Rating SCSBOA for Wind Ensemble, 2018
Excellent Rating SCSBOA for Symphonic Band, 2018
Superior Rating SCSBOA for Wind Ensemble, 2017
Excellent Rating SCSBOA for Symphonic Band, 2017
The success of our Marching Band and Color Guard depends not only upon the dedication and talent of our students, teachers and coaches (after all, we have dedication and talent in abundance), but also upon PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT, full participation in periodic fundraisers, and the successful hosting of special events.
Please read our weekly e-mails for upcoming events starting in August or check our Band Web-site. Often, you will see a link for a Sign-Up Genius. Sign up for one or more time slots. Donate a necessary item. Every little bit matters.
We have more than 100 kids counting on us! Let’s make this year the best one yet!