Mr. Oldfield's GCHS Instrumental Music Page - SUMMER 2019

  • Welcome to Mr. Oldfield's  9 -10 Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble page!  Here you will find information that will help you to maximize your musical experience at Gates Chili.




    That 70's Field Show!

    That 70's Field Show!

    Featuring Kung Fu Fighting, Dream On and Don't Stop Me Now....Recordings available below....START PRACTICING!


    Kung Fu Fighting Link (Click Here)

    Dream On Link (Click Here)

    Don't Stop Me Now Link (Click Here) 

    Band Camp Schedule August 2019


    Wed, Aug.14th              9:00 AM — Noon                   Workday Wednesday (voluntary)

    Thu, August 15th          11:00 AM – Noon                   Music Read-Through for all students

    Thu, August 22nd          11:00 am – Noon                    Drum Line Only (snare,bass,quads,cym)


    Mon, Aug. 26th              9:00 AM– 10:45 AM             uniform fitting for new students

                                          11:00 AM - 1:00 PM             9th graders + new students - rehearsal

                                           1:00 PM -  2:30 PM               new student uniform fittings

                                           3:00 PM -  3:30 PM               uniform fitting for all percussionists

                                           3:30 PM -  4:15 PM               uniform fitting for new students

                                           4:30 PM – 8:00 PM               everyone- rehearsal

    Tue, Aug. 27th               2:00 PM – 4:15 PM               uniform fitting for returning students

                                           4:30 PM -  8:00 PM              everyone - rehearsal 

    Wed, Aug 28th               2:00 PM -  3:30 PM              uniform fitting for color guard

                                        3:30 PM – 4:15 PM               uniform fitting for returning students

                                         4:30 PM – 8:00 PM               everyone – rehearsal

    Thu, Aug 29th               12:30 PM-1:45 PM               uniform fitting for color guard

                                         2:00 PM -  6:00 PM              everyone - rehearsal

                                          6:30 PM                                bowling + pizza (more info in summer newsletter)



    ***Friday August 30 – Field Opening Ceremony (TBD) ***

    Home Games are all on Fridays: September 13, September 20 (Homecoming), October 4, October 11(Senior Night)


    Follow us on TWITTER and/or the REMIND app (see below) and on this website.

    Follow the GCHS Instrumental Program on our 2 Twitter accounts:

    @gateschilijazz  (Mr. Oldfield)

    @gchs_bands  (Mr. Welch)


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    This will be another exciting year with lots of performance opportunities for GCHS students. Please visit this sight often to find the latest information about Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Lessons.   

     On this site you will find:


    1. District Calendar of musical events
    2. Upcoming Important Dates
    3. Concert Band Handbook with Dates and Forms 
    4. Lesson Schedules
    5. Smartmusic Home Practice Aid Information 
    6. Recordings
    7. Photos

    If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me!


    phone: 247-5050 ext. 20711


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