Gator Band News

Gator Band Sweatshirts – Order now closed

The order deadline for the sweatshirts this year has now passed. Please submit THIS GOOGLE FORM to order a GatorBand sweatshirt!  More details are on this form.  The deadline to order is Monday, October 29th.

October updates!

We have lots of exciting things going on in Band this month! Our annual Studio Movie Grill social will be on Saturday, October 20th!  To sign up, or read the details please CLICK HERE.  Registration form must be printed and returned with payment by Friday, October 12th.  Late forms will not be accepted.  (Students must […]

Important update – Cluster Band Night RESCHEDULED!

Due to the rather grim forecast for tomorrow, we have preemptively canceled tomorrow’s Wakeland Cluster Band Night. In lieu of tomorrow’s performance, we will take our 7th and 8th graders to attend Wakeland’s football game on Thursday, October 11th at Toyota Stadium.  The tentative schedule for the evening will be as follows: 5:00 pm – […]

GatorBand Alumni – you’re invited to come perform with us!

Our annual Griffin Gator Football performance is fast approaching, and we’re continuing the tradition of inviting our GatorBand alumni to perform with us!  We’ll be playing at the Griffin game at the Wakeland HS JV stadium on Tuesday, September 18th from 6-8 pm.  Please come join us!  Bring your marching horn, wear your Wakeland or […]

GatorBand Pep Band week!

Next week is a busy one for our 7/8th grade performing bands!  Please check the details at this link.  (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony members only – does not involve 6th graders / Beginning Band members) Other upcoming events: Friday, September 28th – Wind Symphony members to perform at Pink Elementary (meet at Pink […]

Reminder : All-band Registration Rally TOMORROW, Thursday, August 23rd, 6:00 pm

Reminder about our Registration Rally tomorrow night!  6:00 pm, GMS gym This is a great opportunity for parents to hear what our 7th and 8th graders have already been working on, for 6th graders to see what they’ll be able to do just one short year from now, and for ALL parents to get some […]

Sign up for Private Lessons!

Link to complete the Google Form to sign up for private lessons on your instrument:  If you have already submitted, you do NOT have to submit again.  (If you have submitted more than one week ago and have not heard from a director or lesson teacher, please email Mrs. Cansler.

7/8th graders – important info!

SummerBand is just one week away!  I wanted to pass on some more details to you! All 7/8th graders will need a copy of Foundations for Superior performance specifically for their instrument (Example here).  8th graders should already have it from last year – don’t need a new one if you still have it!  Can […]

SummerBand coming SOON!

SUMMER Band rehearsals (for 7th and 8th grade students only) are August 9, 10, 13, and 14th from 5-7:00 pm at Griffin.  If you’re out of town for any of those dates, please let Mrs. Cansler know (  Otherwise – we’ll be excited to see everyone there!  Please enter through the BAND HALL SIDE DOOR, […]

Summer Band Camp opportunities!

It’s already time to think about summer, and there are some fantastic opportunities in our area to have fun and get better at playing your instrument! Our Griffin SummerBand for all 7th and 8th grade members will be on August 9-10 and August 13-14 from 5-7 pm each evening, with our annual swim party on […]