This past weekend’s brass and percussion experience was AWESOME! Our next camp is this coming weekend May 5 & 6 at Valhalla High School and the color-guard will be joining us. We’re going to be going into overdrive learning show, getting performers measured for uniforms, building props and literally doing a million other tasks to prepare for the 2018 season. Any parents/volunteers who can come down and help out, we really need your help!
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT DCI
There are several scholarships available from supporters of Drum Corps International. Please follow this link to get more information and to apply
Remember we will be launching our first fundraising event this Sunday. SNAP Raise is a easy way to raise monies to pay off your tuition or mandatory fundraising. Please have your 25 emails and cellphones ready Sunday at 12 noon. Our SNAP Raise rep will be there to explain how this easy fundraiser works.
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
We are hosting one more parent information meeting on Saturday at 10:00 am. This your chance to ask questions and get involved behind the scenes to help insure your performer has an amazing summer with GOLD.
CAST MEMBERS NEED TO WEAR
Cast members need to wear their grey rehearsal shirts. We will be doing photos and other media and we need everyone to be camera ready. If you haven’t received a shirt yet, please let us know during check in and we will make sure you get one. If you’ve have lost your shirt and need to buy a new one, please do so during check in. The cost is $15.
(NOTE) Do not cut or alter these shirts! We want a uniform look.
The GOLD Brass Line will be doing a short performance Saturday as the guest performance ensemble in the Grossmont Union High School District Winter Ensemble Showcase. Please feel free to come support our host school Valhalla and their award winning ensembles at this event. The show starts at 6:30 pm and GOLD Brass will preform at approximately 8:15 pm.
Brass Players – Please wear your grey practice shirts (MAKE SURE YOU WASH THEM) blue jeans and black shoes for this performance.
This weekend we will be hosting performers interested in joining the GOLD 2018 color guard. We also have a few select spots available in the brass and front ensembles. We are asking everyone to spread the word by sharing the attached flier on their social media and with interested musicians and color guard members.
SCHOOL FUNCTION CONFLICTS
We understand that this is a busy time of year with band concerts and SAT testing etc. If a performer has a school function, please let us know so we can plan for your absence. School functions like concerts, graduation ceremonies and SAT testing are all excused absences.
SEE YOU SOON!
The weekend’s tentative schedule is below. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to rehearsal and be safe in your travels.
All the best
Dr Donald Flaherty
May 5 & 6 Full Corps Rehearsal
Valhalla High School
1725 Hillsdale Rd,
El Cajon, CA 92019
SATURDAY, May 5
9:00 Morning Block
10:00 Parent Information Meeting
12:15 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 Afternoon Block
4:45 Dinner (On Your Own)
6:00 Evening Block
8:00 Valhalla High School & District Showcase
9:00 Pack & Load
9:30 Clear Campus
SUNDAY May 6
9:00 Morning Block
12:00 SNAP Raise Kickoff Meeting
12:45 Lunch (On Your Own)
2:00 Afternoon Block
6:00 Load Trailer