Important Information from Miss Latham

datePosted on 19:41, July 21st, 2014 by The Webmaster

Important information from Miss Latham:

Hi Everyone,
Just some last minute reminders as we get rolling into our competitive season:

  1.  Check my website regularly for calendar and other details
  2.  Don’t forget pre-camp this week Wednesday through Friday from 8-Noon: bring a snack, your water bottle, your instrument, sunscreen and music
  3.  Freshman only will have their uniform fittings and orientation for band on Saturday. Please bring all forms and final payments at that time.
  4.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors need to bring their missing forms and final payments to their meetings from 7-8 AM on Wednesday (seniors), Thursday (Juniors) or Friday (Sophomores).
  5.  Our trailer(s) will be loaded on Friday so please plan on leaving your instrument in the trailer at that time.
  6.  Luggage for camp is limited to one suitcase and a small back pack per participant.
  7.  Don’t forget to bring your own PILLOW, SHEETS, BLANKET, TOWELS AND WASH CLOTHS.
  8.  The food at camp is amazing, but some students do like to order a pizza while at camp otherwise students should be okay with $20 spending money.
  9.  Parents, don’t forget to come down to campus on Saturday morning to see our first exhibition. We will perform right around 10 AM.

I look forward to seeing you all in just a couple of days.

Miss Latham

CORRECTION! Please read!

datePosted on 19:29, July 21st, 2014 by The Webmaster

The Saturday band camp check in of past years has been REPLACED by the grade level meetings occurring during the week.  That means the only students/parents who need to show up on Saturday are the Freshmen.  It also means all students will need to submit any and all remaining band camp paperwork at their scheduled grade level meeting.

Forms can be found here:

Also, the band trailer will be loaded on Friday.  All students need to be sure their instrument is at the school on Friday so it can be loaded!

Volunteers needed!

datePosted on 12:09, July 20th, 2014 by The Webmaster

Volunteers are needed to help fit uniforms this week.  Any  help would be greatly appreciated, especially on Saturday for the freshmen fittings.  The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 23, 8am to 12pm* Senior Fitting
Thursday, July 24, 8am to 12pm* Junior Fitting
Friday, July 25, 8am to 12pm* Sophomore Fitting
Saturday, July 26, 9am to 12pm Freshmen Fitting/Band Camp Check in

*Note: The fitting for returning Band Students may not take the entire 4 hrs of pre-camp.
Help will also be needed hemming pants….please e-mail if you can help with hemming.

Band camp room assignments have been posted.  Per Miss Latham:  “We had some issues with the room lists, so please be patient with us. As the website says, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME WITH CHANGES TO ROOMS unless you are not on the list, we will take care of changes at pre-camp next week.”

Band camp room assignments:

Mens Dorm

Womens Dorm

Band camp packing list:

Packing Check list

Fan t-shirt order form:

Fan shirt

SPIRIT DAYS!  Optional but FUN!  Show us your spirit:

Mustache Monday
Tie dye Tuesday
Wacky Hat Wednesday
Twin Thursday
Camo Friday
Saturday we will wear our Wicked shirts and black athletic shorts.



Upcoming Happenings…

datePosted on 22:02, July 15th, 2014 by The Webmaster

-Band camp chaperone meeting is tomorrow, 6:00, at The Crew restaurant at the corner of Sprinkle and Cork St.  All confirmed chaperones need to attend this important meeting regarding chaperoning duties and responsibilities.

-Drum line and pit music is now posted on Miss Lathams GLCS website, as well as well as more audio files.

-Time to sign up for concession stand time slots!  All parents of band students 6th grade and up are encouraged to volunteer at the concession stand at the football field.   This is one of our major fundraisers and there are many time slots to fill during fall sporting events.  In addition, parents earn money toward their student’s trip account for every hour worked.  The trip fund can be used for band camp and the Disney trip.  Gull Lake Band students benefit greatly from the money earned by the concession stand, and its an easy way for busy parents to help support our band program!  Please see the “concession stand” document for information on signing up.  You may contact Kathleen directly to sign up for time slots.

concession stand


pre camp/band camp details

datePosted on 21:27, July 11th, 2014 by The Webmaster

Here are some details on upcoming band happenings:

Pre-camp practice dates:

July 23, 24, and 25: 8:00 AM until 12:00 at the high school.

Pre-camp check in: July 26 from 9:00 until 12:00 in the band room (open-house style…come any time between 9:00 and 12:00, get your stuff done and skedaddle). You will need to turn in all forms and any remaining payment at this time. Check Miss Latham’s website if you need forms.

NEW THIS YEAR…MANDATORY parent and student pre-camp meetings. All parents must be present or represented along with your student at this meeting. Students will also be fitted with their uniforms at this time. The schedule is as follows:

Seniors and parent- July 23, 7:00 AM-8:00 AM.
Juniors and parent- July 24, 7:00 AM-8:00 AM.
Sophomores and parent- July 25, 7:00 AM-8:00 AM.
Freshmen and parent- July 26, 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM.

Band students will leave the high school for band camp at Trine University on Monday, July 28 at 8:30 am and return on
Saturday, August 2 at approximately 4 pm. At 10:00 am on Saturday August 2nd, parents are welcome to attend a band camp final run-through performance at Trine, put on especially for our enjoyment. It’s worth the drive so please try and make it to this special camp-ending event. As an added bonus, you can then give your student a ride home if you wish!

Throughout August, marching band practices every Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Happy Marching!

A note from Miss Latham

datePosted on 20:44, July 11th, 2014 by The Webmaster

A note from Miss Latham:

Wow, Only 20 days until we leave for band camp. The music for all brass and woodwinds is on my website. PLEASE check my website for updates to my Google Calendar (I will be able to see on my homepage how many visitors check my site out : ) and other information. You will need to find your appropriate part ie. 1st, 2nd or 3rd, on the “marching Parts” document then go to Wicked part 1, 2, 3 and 4 to find your music. Yes, the files include scores as well as all individual parts, so please do this carefully. If you would like to hear the music, I have included mp3 tracks of our arrangements. NOW IT IS TIME TO PRACTICE!!!!!!
I will see everybody on July 23 for Pre-camp (check the calendar).

Parent Volunteers Needed!

datePosted on 14:55, June 29th, 2014 by The Webmaster

July 4th Water Bearers Needed!!
Often temps are brutal for our band as they give back to the community for this special event!
Parents are needed to volunteer these important positions:
1. Pick up water bottles and/or ice from the store for parade (contact Melanie Fayling for reimbursement)
2. Walk along parade route and hydrate-by-squirt our band
3. Loan larger sized coolers/ice chests for the day.
4. Possibly volunteer vehicle to carry water/ice.
The band is to meet on the football field at 9:30 AM. Parents “waterers” should plan on arriving by 10:00.
There may be a Gator type vehicle to carry/replenish water bottles. In the event the Gator isn’t available, an alternate driver and vehicle will be needed to join the band along the parade route. Open vehicles such as trucks, hatchbacks, station wagons, etc. are good. Please let Melanie Fayling know ASAP if you can assist with this.
It’s easy and a lot of FUN!!
Questions? Ideas? Contact Melanie Fayling

4th of July Parade

datePosted on 10:36, June 28th, 2014 by The Webmaster

The Richland 4th of July parade is fast approaching!

On July 3rd there is parade practice from 9:00-12:00 at the high school.

On July 4th students are to meet at the football field at 9:30 AM. The parade starts at 11:00. All incoming Freshman through alumni are invited to participate in this parade. We would love to have parents walk the parade route with the band as well and help keep the marchers hydrated.

Uniform for the parade will be a plain white t-shirt, dark athletic shorts (black is preferred) athletic shoes and socks. Parents should wear any Gull Lake apparel.

The parade ends at the Gracespring Bible Church parking lot, and students can leave from there as soon as their part in the parade is done. Transportation back to the school is not provided.

This is a really fun event and all band members, alumni, and parents are encouraged to participate. Have a safe and fun 4th of July holiday!


High School Band News

datePosted on 15:33, May 20th, 2014 by The Webmaster

Hot off the emails from Ms. Latham:

High School Band parents,

We are in need of several band parents to chaperone the busses and walk the Memorial Day parade route with the band and hand out flyers for the upcoming Bennigans fund raiser.  Please let me know if you can help out with this.



Get ready for summer fun. It’s time for the choir and band’s Peel-It-Card fundraiser. I do love a good bargain!

This year there are four great options:


Great deals from over thirty local businesses including Kalamazoo 10 Theater, Airway Lanes, Putter’s, Dunham’s Sports, plus restaurants like Jaspare’s Pizza, Erbelli’s, Brann’s Steakhouse, Y’opa Frozen Yogurt and many more.


Great deals from over twenty-five local businesses including West Columbia 7 Theater, Full Blast, Nottke’s Bowl, Riverview Recreation, Hit ‘em Here, and MC Sports, plus restaurants like Don Pablo’s, Mancino’s, Los Aztecas, Weezer’s Grill, Biggby Coffee and many more.

(3)    THE EMA ENTERPRISES CARD (only $10)

Four free items (a $20 value) plus twelve BOGOs at Liz’s Parkview Café in Richland, Michelle’s locations on Gull Rd and Romence, Andrea’s Café locations in Galesburg and downtown, Derk’s on Sprinkle Rd, and Treat Street in Oakwood Plaza.

(4)    THE SUBWAY DISCOUNT CARD (only $10)

Thirty-two coupons for a free 6 inch sub with the purchase of a sub and medium drink.

Tell a friend and send in orders through a band or choir student.

All orders are due by WEDNESDAY, MAY 21.


Thank you so much for supporting the music programs here at Gull Lake High School!


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