Email Update – Wed Sep 27

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

1) TOMORROW Thu Sep 28 – Home Football vs. Haverford & Band Senior Night
2) Sat Sep 30 – Competition at Downingtown West HS
3) Florida Trip Attendee List Posted
4) Mon Oct 2 – Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser Delivery
5) Wed Oct 4 – Indoor Drumline Interest Meeting
6) Color Guard Mixed Bag Fundraiser
7) Recent GVHS Band Videos
8) Upcoming Important Dates

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TOMORROW Thu Sep 28 – Home Football vs. Haverford & Band Senior Night

Tomorrow is our annual Band Senior Night, we’ll be back at home against Haverford. Band/Guard seniors and their parents will be announced prior to the game. Senior families please mark your calendars and plan to be at the game by 6pm. Note that the game is on a THURSDAY.

Students should be ready to begin warming up at 5:30pm. Senior Parents should report for senior acknowledgement at 6pm. Prior to the game we will introduce each of the seniors accompanied by their parents.

The GV athletic director typically allots 10 minutes for our senior introductions, we have over 30 seniors to honor. Here is the schedule:
6:10pm – Senior Parents report to front of band section of home bleachers – please do not be late!
6:15pm – Seniors & Parents line up on track in alphabetical order, flowers distributed
6:40pm – Football teams leave field, band introductions begin
6:50pm – Band introductions must be completed

As they are called, Seniors & Parents will process from the far sideline to the center of field to pose for a photo, then move to home sideline to be greeted by Mr. Selfridge.

If anyone can help take photos of the pregame ceremonies please contact Bill Waldron at waldron@gvhsband.org.

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Sat Sep 30 – Competition at Downingtown West HS

The Marching Jags are opening their 2017 competition season this Sat Sep 30 at Downingtown West HS. The full show schedule is posted at http://cavalcadeofbands.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/8917-DowningtownWest.xls-6.pdf.

Students will not have an opportunity to buy food at the event, so it is recommended that they eat dinner prior to arrival or bring food to eat on the bus.

Here is the schedule for Saturday’s competition:
5:30pm – Equipment Trailer available for loading
6:00pm – Students Load Buses, Chaperones Report
6:30pm – Depart for Downingtown West
9:15pm – GV Jaguars own the field
10:30pm – Awards
~11:45pm – Return to GVHS

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Florida Trip Attendee List Posted

We have exactly 2 full buses of students signed up for the Florida trip. We also have 3 students on the waiting list in case someone drops out. Deposits are not refundable, but since we have students on the waiting list anyone who drops out in the near future will get a refund of their deposit.

The full travel attendee list is posted at http://gvhsband.org/2017/09/25/florida-trip-attendees/. Please check to see if your student is on the list – if you expect to see your student’s name and don’t please email mercincavage@gvhsband.org.

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Mon Oct 2 – Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser Delivery

Delivery of our Joe Corbi’s fundraiser items will be on Mon Oct 2. The truck will arrive at 4pm, volunteers are needed to help sort the items. Items will be ready for pickup at 5pm (when you drop your student off for practice).

Please note that we have no available freezer space, so orders must be picked up that day by the end of practice.

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Wed Oct 4 – Indoor Drumline Interest Meeting

Indoor Drumline starts in less than 7 weeks, and any student can be a part of it! All musicians are welcome to tryout for Garnet Valley Percussion, our award-winning Indoor Drumline. If you think that percussion might be fun (it is), please stay after band practice on Wed Oct 4 to find out more.

Any GV student can tryout to join the Drumline – prior percussion experience is not required. Many students who play woodwinds or brass instruments have picked up a drum, cymbals, or a pit instrument and had a great time participating in this highly competitive marching percussion activity. We’re always looking for good musicians of all instruments, if you can read music we can teach you what you need to know. Check out our YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/GVHSBand) for videos from previous Drumline shows to see what’s involved.

Garnet Valley Percussion will compete in various competitions from February through the first week of May. Practices start with tryouts in early November, and continue on Mondays, Thursdays & most Saturdays until championships in Wildwood in early May.

If you have any questions please email GVP Director Christina Cento at gvindoorstaff@gmail.com.

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Color Guard Mixed Bag Fundraiser

The Garnet Valley Color Guard is starting their Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser. It is super easy, just follow this link and shop. Then when you check out be sure to include the name of the member you wish to support and they will get 40% of what you spend. You can also just support the GVCG in general by leaving the name field blank.

This fundraiser ends on December 31st so it is great for Christmas gifts! Money raised can go towards Disney, Wildwood and/or Indoor dues.

http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Shop-All?fundraiserid=646198&student=&studentlast=

Be sure to share this link with family and friends. If you have any questions email Color Guard director Danielle Reedy at gvcolorguard@gmail.com.

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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:

– Strath Haven Press Box Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjn7j-f9Sbo
– Strath Haven GoPro Video from sousaphone Kemper Young – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBDNgSD1-YU

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Upcoming Important Dates

Thu Sep 28 – Home Football vs. Haverford (Band Senior Night)
Sat Sep 30 – Competition @ Downingtown West
Mon Oct 2 – Joe Corbi’s Delivery
Fri Oct 6 – Home Football vs. Marple Newtown (Student Dinner provided by Valleypoint Church)
Fri Oct 13 – Away Football @ Harriton
Sat Oct 14 – Competition @ Penncrest
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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