(THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
This blog is dedicated to the GSHS Music Department. Within this site, you will find information pertaining to:
2. Marching Band
4. String Ensemble
5. Jazz Ensemble
6. Vocal Ensemble
7. World Beat
8. Vocal Techniques
9. American Musical Theater
10. Guitar Lab
11. Music Theory
12. AP Music Theory
HS Music Staff:
Mrs. Deb Olson – HS Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, American Musical Theatre, Vocal Techniques, Special Education Music, MS Chorus, MS Orchestra
Mr. Richard Fitz – HS Band, Marching Band, Guitar Lab, Jazz Band, Music Theory, AP Music Theory, MS Jazz Band, MS Band (asst.)
Mr. Lynn Stover – HS World Beat, MS Band
Mr. Jon Rehrer – HS String Ensemble
THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Will be posted in both the chorus room and band room.
Will not be the same week to week
Students need to check the schedule to ensure they are attending the correct rehearsal
Attendance is taken at each rehearsal. If students are scheduled to be in band, but go to chorus, they will be marked absent.
HS Orchestra rehearses after school. Exact days and times are TBD.
Applied Music and iSpartan
1st Semester – Days 1-4; return to your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th block class in accordance with the number day.
Days 5-10 – You will be assigned an iSpartan placement dependent upon your current grades
2nd Semester – Days 1-4; as above. Days 5-10; Applied Music
Lunch – must be eaten in the café. Students are not permitted to eat in the music department.
Any student in the music department during lunch/iSpartan must have a pass.
HS Chorus – Oct. 26, Dec. 18, May 17
HS Band – Dec. 18, Feb. 27, May 17
HS String Ensemble– Dec. 18, May 17
Vocal, Percussion, Jazz Ensembles Concert – May 10
These dates are listed on the HS Website
Please mark these dates in your calendar.
Students should inform employers of their HS commitments
Missing a performance due to work is not an acceptable excuse
The concert attire is for both chorus and band
Girls – all black
Guys – white shirt, black pants, long tie, black shoes, black socks
Small ensembles: vocal ensemble, jazz ensemble, world beat, may have different attire.
Sr. Vocal Ensemble – Mrs. Olson
Jazz Ensemble – Mr. Fitz
World Beat – Mr. Stover
Vocal Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble – by audition only
See Mrs. Olson for questions pertaining to Sr. Vocal Ensemble
Auditions for Jazz Ensemble will be posted very soon.
Current openings are: trombone, trumpet
See Mr. Stover if you are interested in World Beat
Report times will be posted outside my office door
Throughout the marching season – if a students has any conflicts, they MUST SEE MR. FITZ at least ONE WEEK prior to the conflict. Just because they have an excuse does not mean it will be accepted!
Excuses must be in writing and signed by a parent/guardian and given to Mr. Fitz NLT than ONE WEEK prior!
Texting your friend or myself is NOT an acceptable way to communicate. You MUST contact me directly!