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  All nominations from the floor must be in to Amanda by Friday, 3/27.

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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 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!!!




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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Greer High School to host Pre-Festival Performances

Greer High will host 3 bands on Monday, March 9th for a pre-festival performance.  The performances will take place in the auditorium.  The event is free to the public.  There will be two adjudicators to offer comments to the ensembles as they prepare for concert festival.

5:00 pm –  Greer Middle School

5:30 pm –  Greer High School

6:00 pm – Blue Ridge High School


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March Booster Meeting

Our March Band Booster Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17th, at 6:30 p.m. We will meet briefly in the auditorium before the Symphonic Band plays a Pre-Concert Festival program for all parents and band supporters.

See you on the 17th!

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 Dates:    Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3.

Locations:  Riverside High School and Riverside Middle School

Friday Parking – Please utilize the Riverside Baptist side parking lot

**Note that all Wind Ensemble rehearsals other than concert warm-up will be at Riverside MIDDLE School.  All Junior and Senior Band rehearsals will be at Riverside HIGH school.**

Monday:   4:45  Seating of the Bands -Riverside High and Riverside Middle

5:00-8:30  Rehearsals at RHS; 5:00-8:10 – Wind Ensemble at RMS

Tuesday:  9:15-11:45   Rehearsal at Riverside High & Riverside Middle

(Senior Band end at 11:35)

11:45–1:30   Lunch

1:30–4:30     Rehearsal at Riverside High & Riverside Middle

4:30              Parents pick up students (Change and Eat)

Warm-up     See times below

7:00 p.m.      Concert at Riverside High School

**Medals will be for sale for $5 on Friday through Pecknel**

**Shirts and plaques will be for sale before and after the concert through PepWear (see flyer)**


Monday Night:           Junior – RHS Band Room

Senior – RHS Stage

Wind Ensemble – RMS Band Room

Tuesday AM:             Junior – RHS Band Room

Senior – RHS Stage

Wind Ensemble – RMS Band Room

Tuesday PM:              Junior – RHS Stage

                                    Senior – RHS Band Room

Wind Ensemble – RMS Band Room

**Concert Warmup – Wind Ensemble on Stage at 6:00

Junior Band meets at 6:15 Location TBA

Senior Band meets at 6:30 Location TBA

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Booster and NY Trip Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 3

Dear Parents and Students,

On Tuesday, February 3rd, we will have a mandatory meeting concerning the New York Trip in the band room at 7:00 pm. The reason for this meeting is to specify important dates to you that will be coming up soon as well as information pertaining to how the tour company has set this up and the contract that we will fall under.  Rather than emailing this information out, I felt this would give everyone the opportunity to hear the same information at the same time.  This time would also allow for any questions to be answered.  I will also need to collect information from all the participants so that you would be the only people that receive the emails and Remind 101 messages.

We will also have a very brief Band Booster meeting at the beginning to announce the Booster Board Nominating Committee as well as profits made from recent fundraisers.


Jeff Norman
Director of Bands
Greer High School

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Band Booster Meeting Tuesday, January 13

Our January Band Booster meeting will be on Tuesday, 1/13, at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. The Mattress Company representative will be there to give us specific details regarding our fundraiser on January 24th. Information will be shared concerning the Symphonic Band rehearsal schedule as well as the New York trip, and the upcoming Ms. GHS pageant.

Please plan to attend and continue to support our awesome program!

Remember, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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