I have been approached by the Gainesville/Hall County Fellowship of Christian Athletes to form the 2nd annual East-West Classic Marching Band and Auxiliaries, in conjunction with the East-West Classic Football Teams and Cheer Squads.
This will be sort of a “Senior Bowl” for the football teams, but they wanted to include senior band and cheerleaders. The game will feature two teams comprised of football players from 14 area high schools. SO – we are featuring all of the SENIOR Band members from the respective schools as well for a special half-time performance of this combined band. This an annual event and this will be something that younger students will hope to participate in the future.
I’m very excited about this opportunity for the kids. It will take place on Friday, December 19, at 7:30p.m. on Bobby Gruhn Field at Gainesville’s City Park.
Please see the link below for more information!
This is going to be a huge event! Last year, the governor made a special appearance and other dignitaries from the state. This year will be even bigger. With more schools involved, I’m hoping the band triple in size to at least 150 students. There will be a huge crowd to see this “All-Star” Game and special halftime performance.
As far as a uniform, we have decided to have the band members in the “official” East-West Classic Hoodie and jeans for the performance (as we did last year). Each student will have to pay for the Hoodie ($20), but everything else is FREE – including a meal before the game, a certificate, etc. The money should be paid to your school's band booster club. The deadline to have all money and forms turned in is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15. Enclosed is the schedule for rehearsals and information pertaining to the game.
I have created a google document for students to submit electronically (or if you may fill out the attachment and turn it in to your school to be mailed).
Here is the link to the google document:
Mr. Cantrell, EHHS Band Director