GRADUATION PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

GRADUATION REHEARSAL:  JUNE 2 FROM 4:15 UNTIL 6:00 – GHS BAND ROOM

GHS GRADUATION:                     JUNE 3 @ 7:00 PM – GRADUATION PERFORMANCE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 – BONS SECURE WELLSNESS ARENA – GREENVILLE, SC

3:45 PM                   REPORT TO BAND ROOM

4:00 PM                   REHEARSAL BEGINS

4:30 PM                   REHEARSAL ENDS

4:30 PM                   PACK PERFORMANCE STUFF

4:50 PM                   LOAD BUS

5:00 PM                   DEPART FOR BONS SECURE WELLS ARENA

5:45 PM                   ARRIVE AT BONS SECURE/UNLOAD

6:45 PM                   FINAL TUNING EXERCISE

7:00 PM                   GRADUATION BEGINS

8:00 PM                   GRADUATION ENDS

8:3O PM DEPART FOR GREER

9:00 PM  ARRIVE AT GREER/UNLOAD

9:10 PM  SUMMER VACATION BEGINS

Dress:  Ladies – Black Skirt, Black Skirt or Black Pants

Guys –  Black Pants, Black Shirt

            NO TENNIS SHOES PLEASE!!!!

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DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL TRIP 2015

2015 DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL (DCI) TRIP

Dear Band Parents & Students,

On Saturday, July 25th, interested Greer Marching Band members will have the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia to see a “live” DCI show in the Georgia Dome.  The cost of trip will be $85.00 based on 50 students going.  This price will include ticket and transportation.  This price does not include meals.  I will need permission forms turned in at the time students turn in money.  I must confirm with travel the company by June 5th of our intent.  Please turn in permission form when you turn in your money.

Explanation of Event:

DCI’s World Class corps will head indoors to the Georgia Dome when the 2015 Drum Corps International Tour returns to Atlanta this year on Saturday, July 25th As one of the most popular and best-attended events of the entire summer season, the DCI Southeastern Championship will be one of the only times before the World Championships in Indianapolis that all of DCI’s World Class corps compete head-to-head.  24 corps will be performing

DCI is to the marching activity as the Superbowl is to Football.

It is Marching Music’s Major League.

Students interested in going should make payment of $85.00 to the Greer Band Booster Club by June 5th.  If we do not have enough students to go, money will be returned.

For further information please go to www.dci.org  to find out more information.

Tentative Schedule (See Form at bottom of back page)

8:00 am – Depart Greer High School via charter bus

8:30 am – Depart for Sugarloaf Mall

10:30 am – Arrive at Sugarloaf Outlet Mall (eat lunch)

12:30 –       Depart Mall for Georgia Dome

1:00 pm – Arrrive at Georgia Dome

1:30 pm – Gates open to the event

2:00 pm –  Show Begins

11:00 pm – Show Ends

11:30 pm – Depart for Home

1:30 am –  Arrive At Greer High School

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Awards Ceremony Friday 5/29

Thanks to everybody who came to the booster meeting Tuesday night!  Please fill out & turn in your info sheets to Mr. Norman by June 4.

The band awards ceremony will be Friday night at 7 in the auditorium.

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Armed Forces Parade Flag Routing

If you are planning on marching in the parade tomorrow, please go to the webiste below to see routine.

http://youtu.be/G9DgIeieMXA

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ARMED FORCES PARADE

Below please find information about the Armed Forces Parade which is this Saturday afternoon.  The parade is open to all 2014 marching band members.  This is for a great cause.  I hope you can join us.  If you are in middle school, play a wind or percussion instrument and would like to participate, please see Mr. Gill to get a piece of music.  High School people may see me.  Colorguard members are welcome.

May 16th – Armed Forces Parade
Rehearsal @ 2:30 p.m. – Meet in the front of the Peace Center on Main Street.
Line Up for Parade 4:30 p.m. – we will walk to the beginning of the parade site.
Parade Begins @ 5:00 p.m.
Transportation to and from parade will be the responsibility of each parent.
All woodwinds, except for tenor saxes and bari saxes will wear red shirts…..
               All Brass, tenor saxes, bari saxes and percussion will wear white shirts.
               All Colorguard will wear royal blue shirts.
***We will determine which school has the largest number of patriotic colored flags and then issue those to guard members on the day of the parade.
              Everyone will where Khaki shorts and white socks and tennis shoes.

Thanks,

Mr. Norman

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Booster & NY Trip Meeting Tuesday 4/7

Please plan to attend our April Booster Meeting this Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. We will be voting on our Booster Board for the 2015-16 school year. When you arrive, you will sign in and receive a ballot. Votes will be tallied and the new Board will be announced on this night.  Note:  Only booster members can vote.

For those going on the New York trip:

Meeting on Tuesday night at 7:30.  We will do rooming list, double check information on insurance, etc.  This is a must attend meeting.

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Color Guard spring camp

Color Guard spring training & auditions start after spring break!

April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, and 28
May 4, 5, and 6

4:15 – 6 p.m.

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Updates for this week

Reminder:  Please turn in orders for the NY jewelry fundraiser on 4/7.  That is also our April booster meeting.

Also, if you have any nominations or suggestions for booster officers, please contact Amanda Bruce at 864-451-1518 or toddbruce@yahoo.com.  All nominations from the floor must be in to Amanda by Friday, 3/27.

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GREER SYMPHONIC WINDS RESULTS 

The Greer Symphonic Winds earned a SUPERIOR rating at the South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment.   Congrats to the students for their hard work!!!

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Concert Assessment Schedule 2015

Concert Assessment Performance Schedule  – Thursday, March 19th,  2015

8:45 a.m.       Be in the band room READY TO WARM UP!!!!

COME TO SCHOOL ALREADY DRESSED!!!!

Come with your “A” Game

Double Check Equipment and music

Warm Up and Sight-Read

10:00 a.m.       Put equipment on bus (Load in back by the band room)

10:15 am.        Depart for Gaffney Outlet for lunch

11:00 a.m.       Arrive at Gaffney Outlet – LUNCH

12:00 p.m.       Depart for Nations Ford High School

1:30 p.m.       Arrive at Nations Ford High School

Once we arrive at NFHS we will go to the restroom.

2:00 p.m.        Prepare for performance – take everything you will need

2:10 p.m.        Walk to the warm up staging area

2:15 p.m.        Enter warm up room (performance begins once we enter this area)

2:20 p.m.        Warm Up (at some point percussion will go to stage.)

2:45 p.m.        leave warm up area for stage

2:50 p.m.        PERFORMANCE

3:20 p.m.        Sight-Read

3:40 p.m.        Get Rating and Pack Equipment

3:45 p.m.        Load Bus + Final bath room run

4:00 p.m.        Depart for Greer

6:15 p.m.        Arrive at Greer High School

6:30 p.m.        GO HOME!!!!!!! J

Students will need to bring money for lunch. 

For Lunch:  Students will have from one of the following choices:

  1. Bristol Café
  2. China Max
  3. Festival Fruit and Nut
  4. The Great Steak and Potato Co.
  5. Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen

Woodwinds:  Have at least 2 reeds with you.  Bring an extra reed to the

warm up room with you. (make sure you have prepared reed

properly for performance)

Brass:          Bring slide oil/ valve oil with you.  Please take care of inserting

oil on valves before we head to warm up.

Percussion:  Account for all mallets.  We will bring bells/bell stand, snare drum/snare stand, suspended cymbal, and crash cymbals.

Please check this weekend to make sure you have proper concert attire:

Ladies:  Black pants and/or skirt with black top or black dress

          Gentlemen:  Long sleeve black shirt, black slacks, black tie, socks and shoes.  You have had plenty of time           to get these items……

 

If you haven’t turned in your festival transportation money, please make sure I get this on Friday…  Receipts will be handed out next week!!!

 

TURN IN PERMISSION SLIPS ON MONDAY!!!!!!

Schedule

Thursday,  March 19
Warm Up Performance School Class
9:00 am 9:30 am Whitmire CS II
9:30 am 10:00 am Broome High School III
10:00 am 10:30 am Indian Land High School III
   10:30 am 11:00 am Spartanburg High School III
11:00 am 11:30 am Gaffney High School III
11:30 pm 12:00 pm Chesnee High School IV
12: 00 pm 12:30 pm Chesterfield High School IV
     1:15 pm 1:45 pm Lugoff Elgin High School IV
1:45 pm 2:15 pm Fort Mill High School V
2:20 pm 2:50 pm Greer High School V
2:55 pm 3: 25 pm Riverside High School V
3:30 pm 4:00 pm York Comprehensive High School V
4:05 pm 4:35 pm Fort Mill High School VI

Please bring a snack with you for after the performance.  We will bring some water to drink.  We will not be stopping on the drive home.

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