Parent Volunteers Needed
Band Parents! We are in need of parent volunteers for several upcoming High School Band events!
CONCERT ON THE GRAND - MAY 24
If you can assist with "Concert on the Grand" concessions, please contact Connie Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMENCEMENT - MAY 31
The Band traditionally has dinner outside of the Breslin Center between rehearsal and the start of the Commencement ceremony. We're looking for a group of parents who can coordinate the purchase of pizza and water (etc.) and have it delivered to, at set-up at, the Breslin Center that day. If you can assist in any way, please contact Mr. Blackmer at email@example.com.
CANOE TRIP - JUNE 6
Looking for two "types" of chaperones on this trip. Chaperones who would like to canoe with the students, and those who don't want to canoe, but would be interested in helping out with the cooking and arranging of food on the other end. The cost for the canoeing chaperones is $52 (same as students). There is no cost for the "food chaperones." Please contact Mr. Blackmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND ROUND AUDITION ETUDES
The etudes for the second round of High School Band auditions can now be found on the GLHS Bands website. Audition recordings will take place beginning Wednesday, May 29, during the school day. Please make sure you read the audition information sheet before preparing the audition music!
CONCERT ATTIRE TURN-IN (5/14/2013 & 5/17/2013)
A reminder that all students in current grades 9 through 11 need to turn-in their tuxedo or dress on either Tuesday, May 14 or Thursday, May 16. Tuxedos and dresses should be dry-cleaned, and the student's name should be clearly labeled on the dry-cleaning bag. The garment rack will be found at the front of the High School Band Room. If you have questions, please contact Kim Wardlaw at email@example.com.
WIND SYMPHONY - WKAR RECORDING SESSION (5/21/2013)
The Wind Symphony recording session for the WKAR television broadcast will take place on Tuesday, May 21. The tentative schedule has the Wind Symphony departing GLHS at 11:30 a.m. that day, and returning around 4:00 p.m. Mr. Blackmer is looking for a couple parent chaperones, and one parent who would be willing to assist with the equipment truck. If you can help out, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONCERT PROGRAMS & SENIOR REFLECTIONS (5/24/2013)
All Concert Programs (or Concert Summaries) and Senior Reflections are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Senior Reflections may be e-mailed to Mr. Blackmer at email@example.com.
"CONCERT ON THE GRAND" (5/24/2013)
The twelfth annual "Concert on the Grand" is next Friday, May 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Grand Ledge Opera House. The rain location is the High School Auditorium. The concert will feature the Grand Ledge Community Band, and all three Grand Ledge High School concert bands. The report time for all bands is 5:00 p.m. in the "summer uniform" (blue GLHS Bands polo and khaki shorts).
GRAND LEDGE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (5/25/2013)
The Grand Ledge Memorial Day Parade is Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Comet Marching Band report time to the High School Auditorium is 8:00 a.m. in the "summer uniform." The parade and cemetery ceremony conclude around 12:00 p.m.
BAND BANQUET (5/28/2013)
The Band Banquet is Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the new High School Cafeteria. Dress is "business casual," the cost is $2/person, and an RSVP is required this year! A Cugino's dinner will be provided, and everyone is asked to bring a dessert to pass.
HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT (5/31/2013)
The Commencement ceremony for the "Class of 2013" will be held at the Jack Breslin Center on Friday, May 31, beginning at 7:00 p.m. All three High School concert bands perform at Commencement, and the report time is 5:00 p.m. - seated and ready to perform. Dress is "business casual." Polo shirts, button down shirts (no tie), and nice dresses are acceptable. No jeans, shorts, sandals, tennis shoes, etc.! If you are in doubt of your attire, see Mr. Blackmer prior to your arrival that day. Grand Ledge Band students will be served dinner at approximately 6:00 p.m. that evening.
FRESHMAN MINI CAMP (6/1/2013 & 6/2/2013)
The 2013 Freshman (and new marcher) mini-camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 (12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 2 (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.). All incoming freshman and any new members of the Comet Marching Band are expected to be in attendance. More information to come!