Email Update – Wed Sep 13

Here’s a Wednesday Quarter Note Club / Garnet Valley Band Boosters update:

  1) Football Fri Sep 15 – Home vs. Penncrest, 7pm – 8th Grade Night
  2) Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser – Deadline Extended to Fri Sep 15
  3) Wed Sep 20 – Florida Trip Meeting – 8:15pm, GVHS Auditorium
  4) Chaperone Thank You
  5) Sat Sep 30 – Competition at Downingtown West
  6) Recent GVHS Band Videos
  7) Upcoming Important Dates

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Football Fri Sep 15 – Home vs. Penncrest, 7pm – 8th Grade Night

The Garnet Valley Football Jaguars are back home on Friday to face neighboring rival Penncrest. We will be wearing full uniforms again. Band and Guard should be ready to warm up IN UNIFORM at 5:30pm, so be sure to arrive early. Both bands will be performing at halftime.

This Friday is our annual 8th Grade Night. We are planning to host 8th grade band students from GVMS for the football game, and show them what a great time they will have when they join band next year. We will need a few parents to assist with distributing t-shirts and directing 8th graders. Here’s the agenda for their visit:

  5:30 PM – 8th Graders arrive at GVHS, leave personal items / cases in Chorus Room
      Meet with GVHS Student Ambassadors (9th graders)
  5:45 PM – 8th Grade heads out to parking lot to watch warm up
  6:15 PM – Parade into Stadium, warm up
     8th grade in center of parade formation
  7:00 PM – Kickoff
  2nd Qtr – Band warms up away from field – 8th grade follows
  Halftime – Band assembles in East endzone – 8th grade as well
  GV Band performs show, 8th grade watches from sideline
  After Half – 8th graders are escorted to choral room to reunite with parents
     They are welcome to stay at the game and sit with the band
     We will store personal items / instruments through post-game if necessary

Parent volunteers will be needed for the game:
– Chaperones in the stands – ensure the band student instruments/belongings are not disturbed during halftime & 3rd Q
– 50-50 Sales – the band runs the 50-50 drawing, parents sell them along the walkway to the field
– Merchandise Sales – we have a merchandise cart with various GV items for sale
– Roadies – ensure the props / drum major stands / percussion stands / pit equipment are transported safely to/from the field

Parents who can help should report at 5:30pm at the Band Room. Clearances are not required for 50-50 and Merchandise Sales.

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Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser – Deadline Extended to Fri Sep 15

Joe Corbi’s orders were due tonight, did you forget to turn them in? Good news, we were able to extend the Joe Corbi’s deadline by a couple of days, you can turn in order forms and money to the Band Lockbox until this Fri Sep 15. There are additional order forms outside of Mr. Selfridge’s office if needed.

Profit from the sales will go into the student’s account and can be used for the Florida trip or other band expenses.

Delivery will be the week of October 16, you must arrange to pickup your items that day, we cannot store any orders.

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Wed Sep 20 – Florida Trip Meeting – 8:15pm, GVHS Auditorium

The Band/Guard/Chorus/Orchestra will be taking a trip to Orlando, FL from Fri Mar 23 to Wed Mar 28, 2018. The total cost is expected to be $1179 or less (if we get enough students to fill buses the cost will drop). Deposits of $250 will be due on Fri Sep 22, online payments are available at http://gvhsband.org/2017/09/06/2018-florida-trip-payments/.

There will be a Florida Trip Meeting on Wed Sep 20 at 8:15pm in the GVHS Auditorium for interested students and parents. We will go over the details of the trip, the payment schedule, and answer any questions you may have.

Here are the rough draft details of the trip:
     Fri Mar 23 – depart GVHS on coach buses at 1pm
     Sat Mar 24 – 9am, arrive Disney Hollywood Studios theme park, spend day in park and Downtown Disney Springs
     Sun Mar 25 – perform at Downtown Disney Springs, visit Epcot park
     Mon Mar 26 – visit Universal TBD park, shopping and dinner at Cocoa Beach
     Tue Mar 27 – visit Universal TBD park, bus departs for home 10pm
     Wed Mar 28 – arrive GVHS around 6:30pm

Payment schedule:
     Deposit – $250 by Fri Sep 22
     2nd payment – $250 by Fri Nov 3
     3rd payment – $250 by Fri Jan 5
     Final payment – $429 (or less, TBD) by Fri Feb 2

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Chaperone Thank You

Thank you to all of the chaperones who helped last Friday for the Ridley game. We had a great turnout of parents at GVHS and RHS, and for the first time in many years we had an incident-free visit to Ridley. Thanks again!

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Sat Sep 30 – Competition at Downingtown West

Our first competition of the season will be at Downingtown West HS on Sat Sep 30. The show starts at 6pm, we perform at 9:15pm, awards are at 10:30pm. The full performance schedule is available at http://gvhsband.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Schedule-Competition-9-30-Downingtown-West-.pdf.

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Recent GVHS Band Videos

All performances are recorded and placed on our YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/GVHSBand. We have 2 recent videos posted from our Ridley game:

– Press Box Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl2REbu63mc
– GoPro Video from snare drum Michael Jones – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMaD9VH1aRE

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Upcoming Important Dates

   Fri Sep 15 – Joe Corbi’s Orders – Last Chance Deadline
   Fri Sep 15 – Home Football vs. Penncrest (8th Grade Night)
   Wed Sep 20 – Florida Trip Meeting – 8:15pm, GVHS Auditorium
   Fri Sep 22 – Away Football @ Strath Haven, 7:00pm
   Thu Sep 28 – Home Football vs. Haverford (Band Senior Night)
   Sat Sep 30 – Competition @ Downingtown West
   Fri Oct 6 – Home Football vs. Marple Newtown (Dinner provided by Valleypoint Church)
   Fri Oct 13 – Away Football @ Harriton
   Sat Oct 14 – Competition @ Penncrest
   Week of Oct 16 – Joe Corbi’s Delivery
   Fri Oct 20 – Home Football vs. Springfield (Homecoming)
   Fri Oct 27 – Away Football @ Conestoga
  Sat Nov 4 – Competition @ Conestoga
  Sat Dec 2 – Designer Bag Bingo
  Sat Apr 21, 2018 – Garnet Valley Drumline & Guard Show IV
  Thu May 4 – Sun May 7, 2018 – Indoor Drumline & Guard – Wildwood Championships

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As always, for additional information you can go to our website at http://gvhsband.org.

Bill Waldron
Vice President – Quarter Note Club / Garnet Valley Band Boosters
waldron@gvhsband.org

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