Band Happenings week of 11/13/23

Hello GP Band Families!

Below is a list of upcoming events to put on your calendar. The events are listed in date order and indicate which band(s) are called below the date. Stay current with the GP Band Happenings by following the GPHS Band Boosters on Facebook and Instagram or visit

NEW this week

November 17th
to order Student Band Hoodies
PICKUP Wreath, Garland, & Poinsettia orders

Jazz Band Parent VOLUNTEERS needed. Visit to signup.  
>November 18th: Bus Chaperones for Northshore Jazz Festival
>ASAP: Swing Dance Organizing & Planning Committee

Important upcoming DATES: 

Monday, November 13th  6-8pm  Shawn O’Donnell’s Grill & Pub Banquet Hall
Jazz Bands I & II 
Jazz Jam Session—Please direct questions to Mr. Morris. This is not a Band Booster sponsored event.

Tuesday, November 14th  7-8:30pm  GP Band Room
ALL are welcome 
Band Booster Board Meeting

Friday, November 17th 
..PICKUP Wreath & Poinsettia orders 1:30-6pm
Complete details re: order pickup will be emailed directly to students & families who participated in the fundraiser. If you have any questions, please email the GP Band Boosters at

..LAST DAY to order Student Band Hoodies
Please use the online order form for credit card payments OR printable order form for cash/check payments. Cash payments should be exact change, checks should be made payable to “GP Band Boosters.” Paper orders with proper payment can be given to Char in the main office, (NOT the bookkeeper). Please DO NOT give any order forms/payments to Mr. Morris.

Saturday, November 18th 
Jazz Bands I & II 
Northshore Jazz Festival—Students and Volunteers should arrive at GPHS at 10:30am to load instruments and busses and be ready to depart at 10:50am. For complete details, itinerary, and permission slip, please refer to the email from Mr. Morris. Permission slips are due Friday, November 17th. The transportation fee of $25 should be paid to the GPHS Bookkeeper in person or online. Volunteer needs: Bus Chaperones (2) will help coordinate loading and unloading of busses to and from Northshore Performing Arts Center located at Bothell High School. Visit to signup.  

Looking ahead…

Wednesday, November 29th   4-9:30pm
Grizzly Band 
GBB & BBB—Mark your calendars for the start of Basketball Season. Grizzly Pep Band will play at 10 home basketball games starting November 29th. Volunteer needs: Concession Stand Workers (4-6 adults/students) needed to run the basketball concession stand. At least one adult must have a food handler permit. More info coming soon.  

Jazz Band parent VOLUNTEERS needed for Swing Dance Organizing & Planning Committee
The Swing Dance is an annual GP Band Booster fundraising event that is open to the public and features live music from GPHS Jazz Bands I & II, the VVMS Jazz Band, and an hour of professional swing dance lessons to start the evening. This year's event takes place Saturday, January 20th in the GP Commons. Jazz Band parent volunteers are needed to help fine tune the details for this year's event and begin promoting the event to the public. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit to sign-up or email the boosters at


If you have any questions, please email the GP Band Boosters at Thank you for supporting your band students and the GP Band Program.


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