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Fasten your seatbelts…
…and get ready to roll into the 2016 marching season.
IT’S UPON US!!
We’ll be on television this Friday morning (9/16/16, about 6:30AM), playing for the Friday Alarm Clock Pep Rally. Our first home football game is that night (call time 5:00PM) and it will not end until about 10:15PM. A long long day for all, but it will be a great time for knitting our family together, both musically and socially.
I continue to be impressed by our talented and experienced staff. They are bringing a maturity and wisdom to their work that will yield tremendous results. Ultimately, our task is about building champions in the broader sense (way beyond playing correctly and marching skill), and your instructors are all taking their mentorship roles very seriously. I have only known these fine teachers for one week, but can already see that they will make a huge difference in the lives of our students.
One of our goals this semester is to cultivate a warm, safe, and welcoming environment within our band room, and anywhere else we happen to be. This will show up in respectfulness, affirming words, and acts of kindness. We have launched a “pathway to grace” and will continue to instruct students to avoid put-downs, gossip, and any form of negativity. Imagine the Disney way - positive, upbeat, energetic, and enthusiastic. This type of environment is a social magnet, and, over time, is sure to draw new students to our program.
Thank you to all of the GIMA members that have committed so much time to our fundraising efforts. There are more fundraising events this weekend and beyond, and your continued support is greatly appreciated. And thank you to all of the drivers who sacrificed an entire Saturday to drive our students and equipment to Qualcomm for SDSU Band Day. We couldn’t be more grateful for your unbelievable support!
As always, onward and upward!
GIMA would like to recognize and thank Klemenz Construction Inc. and Sheldon's Service Station for their sponsorship contributions this month.
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