• Graduation Band Performance

    Wednesday, June 26th  


    *Band students will not be attending the

    Afternoon graduation rehearsal. 

    Our final rehearsal will be at the high school on

    Wednesday, June 12th from 2:20-3pm


    Everyone should meet at the high school at 5:30 P.M.  We will leave via buses at 5:45 P.M.  Graduation will begin at 7:00 P.M.  We will stay at the RIT Field House for the duration of the graduation ceremony and return to school between 9:30-10:00 PM

    The dress is Concert Black and White.  (No sneakers)


    Please remember to take home your instrument after this performance.  This would be a great time to clean it or bring it to a music store for repairs or cleaning.  We will be clearing out all lockers over the summer, so please make sure you have taken home your shoes, band t-shirts, and any other valuables.  We hope you find time to practice your field show music during the summer months.  It should be memorized by the beginning of Band Camp on Monday, August 26th

    If you have any conflicts with band camp, you must notify Mr. Welch or Mr. Oldfield  NOW.  If you need to contact them over the summer, you can email them at christopher_oldfield@gateschili.org  jeffrey_welch@gateschili.org




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

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

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


    Mon, Aug 26                 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 27                   2:00 PM – 4:15 PM               uniform fitting for returning students

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

    Wed, Aug 28                  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 29                   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




    “I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.”


    -Virgil Thomson