Gator Band News

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 […]

Spring Six Flags Trip information!

Our Six Flags trip is open to all Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony members.  This year we’ll be going on Friday, May 27.  Please read, print, and turn in the form located at the link below to register for the trip. Lots more details are available on the handout!  Studnets MUST turn in […]

GatorBand Spring Social!

On Friday, April 6th we’re going to Interskate! Band members are welcome to join us for an afternoon of skating at Interskate in Lewisville.  This trip is open to all current GatorBand members, and bus transportation is provided. Student cost is $6 for admission/skate rental (inline skates are an additional $4), plus spending money for […]

Note for our Incoming 6th graders!

Did you miss Instrument Selection Day? It’s not too late to join band! If you’re interested, please complete this form (linked below) and Mrs. Cansler will contact you via email to schedule an appointment!

Incoming 6th Graders – YES! You can JOIN the GatorBand!

 If you missed our Instrument Selection Day you can STILL join the GatorBand next year!  Just email Mrs. Cansler ( to schedule your appointment to try the instruments!  Most late appointments will be scheduled on Tuesday, April 24th (but if that date doesn’t work for you, we can make other arrangements!).  In the meantime, don’t […]

GatorBand Yard Signs, Decals and Magnets now available!

We have had a few inquiries about having yard signs, car decals and locker magnets made, so our Boosters have put together this opportunity for you to order one!  Please click here to fill out the form if you are interested in placing an order.  Cost and details are on the linked form.  The order […]

Incoming 6th grade Instrument Selection is Coming

Do you have a 5th grader coming to Griffin as a 6th grader next year?  Please sign up for a GatorBand Instrument Selection Day appointment! Be sure to view our 2018 GatorBand video presentation, too!