SPRING BREAK!!!!

I hope all “G” FORCE nation enjoys the best spring break ever. Please mark on your calendar important dates that may pertain to you once we return from break. BE SAFE!!!!!
A shout out goes to Mr. Gill and the GMS Honor Band in wishing them a safe trip to Atlanta and an outstanding performance on Saturday.
GO JACKETS!!!!!!
Mr. Norman

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Leadership clinic

Today the clinic ends at 6 instead if 5.

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Election Results and Upcoming Dates

Elections were held at the band booster meeting tonight, and our officers for next year are as follows:
President: Lisa Campbell
Vice Presidents: Andrea Young & Cindy Jordan
Secretary: Lisa Cagle
Treasurer: Melissa Williams

Upcoming Dates to remember:

A.  Symphonic Band Rehearsal & Concert Dates
Rehearsals:  May 8, 12, 13, & 15, 4:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Spring Concert:  Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m.  Admission $5.00
Graduation Rehearsals:  June 2 & 3, 4:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Graduation:  June 4 at 7:00 p.m.

B.  Winter Guard Final Show – April 5 – Woodmont High School
Admission $5.00
Event times – 11:00 – 12:00, 1:00 – 2:30
Greer performs at 1:00

C.  Marching Band Spring Camp
Rehearsals:  May 5 & 6, 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.
May 8 (all marchers except Symphonic Band members), 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.

D.  Drum Major Work Camp & Auditions
Clinic Work Days:  April 30, May 7, 14, & 21 (if needed), 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Drum Major Auditions:  May 22, 4:30 p.m. (this could change)

E.  Color Guard Auditions
April 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.
May 1 – Audition Day

F.  Percussion Auditions
April 22, 23, 24, 29, 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.
April 30 – Audition Day

G.  Solo & Ensemble – May 2 & 3 at J. L. Mann High School

H.  Armed Forces Parade – May 17 at 3:00 p.m.
All students interested in Leadership are strongly encouraged to participate.
Also, all percussion (battery) will participate.
Any student who marched in 2013 can participate.
This event is tied to some of our funding from the district.

I.  Band Banquet – May 23 at 7:00 p.m. or TBA

J.  Carowinds Trip – Current Symphonic Band members and Winter Guard members only!  Saturday, May 24.

K.  Mandatory Band Meeting – Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.
This meeting will be for all returning marching band members and new band members.

L.  Band Garage Sale – Saturday, May 17, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

M.  Symphonic Band class recitals – May 20 – 23

N.  Symphonic Band playing exams – May 27 – 30

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LEADERSHIP 2014-15 and BEYOND

Dear Band Student,

If you are interested finding out about leadership opportunities for the 2014 school year or just finding out what leadership is all about then please plan to meet in the GHS band room on Monday, March 31st from 4:00 until 5:00. This is first in the series of leadership qualifications. The second step will be to attend a required leadership clinic on April 5th at JL Mann high school. The clinic is being conducted by Mr. Gary Gribble from Pope High School in Marietta, Ga. This work shop will begin at 9:00 and end at 5:00. if you are seriously interested in finding out about leadership then you must attend. Especially if you want to be considered for a 2014-15 position.

See you on Monday!!!
Mr. Norman

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Great job Winter Guard!!!

I want to give a shout out to Jessica Easler and all the members of the 2014 Greer Winter Guard. You guys did an outstanding performance yesterday at the SCBDA Winter Ensemble Championships. The guard placed fourth. We are all proud of your efforts and drive.

Me. Norman

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Greer Symphonic Band Earns Superior Rating

I am pleased to announce that the symphonic band earned a superior rating at concert festival today. Very proud of their accomplishment. The kids were awesome.

Congrats to all the members.
Mr. N

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Solo and Ensemble Registration

Registration Deadline is Friday, March 14th.
Solo – $6.00
Ensemble – $4:00 (per person)

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Symphonic Rehearsal

Week of March 10 – March 13
Monday – Woodwinds Only 4:15 – 6:30
Tuesday – Brass Only – 4:15 – 6:00
Thursday – Full Band Rehearsal – 4:15 – 6:30

Please do not forget your symphonic band dues. Make checks payable to “GBBC”.

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GREER TO HOST PRE-FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Greer High will  host a pre-festival concert on Thursday afternoon beginning at 5:00 pm in the GHS auditorium.  Performances by 5 groups will be adjudicated by a panel of 3 judges.  These performances will provide all groups with great feedback as they prepare for concert festival in a few short weeks.  Below please find a performance schedule.  Admission to this event is “FREE”.  However, please remember that these performances are not the final polished product but gives each band a chance to “check” their progress to this point.

Performance Schedule

5:00 pm      Greer Middle School

5:30 pm     Riverside Middle School

6:00 pm     Greer High School

6:30 pm     Blue Ridge High School

7:00 pm     Riverside High School

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Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Symphonic Band will rehearse on Monday fro 4:15 until 6:00. This is a full band rehearsal.

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