GatorBand – SUMMER Info!

What a wonderful year it has been! As we get ready to enjoy so well-deserved time off, I wanted to add some information here for those of you who want to get a jump on your own planning for next year.

WELCOME to all of our new incoming students, and our incoming 6th graders! ¬†We’re so glad you’re going to be a member of our GatorBand family!

HERE is the current version of next year’s band calendar. The highlighted dates are tentative. We always try our best not to change dates once things are published, but every once in a while this is unavoidable. But for now, to the best of our knowledge, THIS is what’s going on! ūüôā

We already have next year’s Remind and Google Classroom codes set up for next year! ¬†Click HERE for that information!

I’ll be sending out a Google Form in the next few weeks to get some student input on a few things! ¬†Be watching for that!

SummerBand for all incoming 7th and 8th graders will be Monday-Thursday, August 14-17 from 5-7 pm each evening. ¬†(There are no events for incoming 6th graders prior to the start of school.) ¬†We’ll finish out that week with our Back-to-Band Swim Party at the Frisco Athletic Center on Friday, August 18th from 5-8 pm. ¬†Students will be responsible for their own admission to the FAC ($10 students/$12 adults), the Band Boosters will provide pizza and drinks.

Music links for will be posted soon for students to print parts for the pieces we will start working on in the fall.  This will include Pep Tunes as well as music specifically for the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony.  Be watching for those!

Incoming 6th graders – Please arrange for your student’s instrument and/or necessary supplies prior to the start of school if at all possible! ¬†The closer we get to August 21st, the more the stores start to run out of supplies, so ordering early could be advantageous to your child. ¬†These area vendors have our Griffin GatorBand supply and recommended instrument lists:

If you need anything, please feel free to shoot me an email ( ¬†I will be out of the office and not checking email from June 9-25th, but the rest of the summer I’ll be in and out of the office.

Thanks for a great year, Gators! ¬†I’m looking forward to a great 2017-18 school year!