President’s Corner

Past Messages

Week of September 21, 2020

Dear Families,

We want to start off this email by thanking everyone for supporting your child’s participation in the Band and Color Guard. It is great to know our group of near 100 students continues to thrive during these challenging times.

We should also give a big shout out to Mr. Brooks and his team are working through very unique times to provide an engaging performing arts program. Let’s flood them with notes of thanks this week!


Thanks for the great turnout, Families! Due to your wonderful participation, our program will receive a donation of $730.90 from Chipotle.

A special Thank You to Alicia, our fundraising coordinator, for ensuring the tradition continues.

Our next Grub Night is scheduled to October 8th at Submarina located at:

26517 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.

Social Media/Communications

Some exciting news! We now have our own Google Suite for Band Boosters. This was FREE to the boosters as are a nonprofit. Big thanks to Erin, our Treasurer, for securing this!

Our new website is:

Please bookmark our new site. Over the coming weeks, you will start to see emails coming from Effective November 1, all communications will come from that domain.

An anonymous donor will donate $1 for every new Facebook follower, up to $250, between now and December 1st! Let’s see if we can break 500 followers.


The online fundraiser is off to a great start. In the first 72 hours, nearly 30% of our students are registered with orders starting to come in.



text “REGISTER” to 330-249-7166



Once registered, you will receive an EMAIL + TEXT to forward to friends & family allowing them to shop online, pay with credit card, and choose their shipping method. Let’s see if we can hit our goal of $3,500 for this fundraiser. An update will come out on Wednesday.

Don’t forget, sales linked to your student count towards your donation to the band. If everyone participates with average sales of just $100, we stand to earn $4,000!

Have a great week, Grizzlies!

Estimadas familias,

Queremos comenzar este correo electrónico agradeciendo a todos por apoyar la participación de su hijo en la Banda y la Guardia de Color. Es grandioso saber que nuestro grupo de cerca de 100 estudiantes continúa prosperando durante estos tiempos desafiantes.

También deberíamos dar un gran saludo al Sr. Brooks y su equipo está trabajando en momentos únicos para ofrecer un programa de artes escénicas atractivo. ¡Inundémoslos con notas de agradecimiento esta semana!


¡Gracias por la gran participación, familias! Debido a su maravillosa participación, nuestro programa recibirá una donación de $ 730.90 de Chipotle. Un agradecimiento especial a Alicia, nuestra coordinadora de recaudación de fondos, por asegurar que la tradición continúe.

Nuestra próxima Grub Night está programada para el 8 de octubre en Submarina ubicada en: 26517 Carl Boyer Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.

SocialMedia / Communications

¡Algunas noticias interesantes! Ahora tenemos nuestro propio Google Suite para BandBoosters. Esto fue GRATIS para los impulsores, ya que son una organización sin fines de lucro. ¡Muchas gracias a Erin, nuestra Tesorera, por asegurar esto!

Nuestro nuevo sitio web es:

Marque nuestro nuevo sitio como favorito. En las próximas semanas, comenzará a ver correos electrónicos provenientes de


A partir del 1 de noviembre, todas las comunicaciones procederán de ese dominio. Un donante anónimo donará $ 1 por cada nuevo seguidor de Facebook, hasta $ 250, entre ahora y el 1 de diciembre. Veamos si podemos superar los 500 seguidores.

Recaudación de fondos La recaudación de fondos en línea ha tenido un gran comienzo. En las primeras 72 horas, casi el 30% de nuestros estudiantes están registrados y comienzan a recibir pedidos.

DOS FÁCILES FORMAS DE REGISTRARSE PARA VENTA EN LÍNEA REGISTRO POR MÓVIL: envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra "REGISTER" al 330-249-7166



Una vez registrado, recibirá un CORREO ELECTRÓNICO + TEXTO para enviar a amigos y familiares que les permitirá comprar en línea, pagar con tarjeta de crédito y elegir su método de envío. Veamos si podemos alcanzar nuestra meta de $ 3500 para esta recaudación de fondos. Una actualización saldrá el miércoles.

No lo olvide, las ventas vinculadas a su estudiante cuentan para su donación a la banda. Si todos participan con ventas promedio de solo $ 100, ¡ganamos $ 4,000! ¡Que tengan una gran semana, Grizzlies!

Week of September 13, 2020

Dear Families,

Please excuse the delay in this week's email getting to you. We were awaiting information regarding athletics and what opportunities this might provide our students. Although we do not have any further updates, rest assured we will inform everyone as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events

Chipotle Fundraiser from 5-9 on September 16th. 33% goes back to the band and color guard. There are many ways to order. Please reference the attached flyer for further details.

September 21st, we kick off our online fundraiser. 40% of all sales go right back to the band and color guard. See the attached flyer for further information. This is a simple and easy way to get your holiday shopping out of the way and a chance for family and friends nationwide to support our students.

Our next GrubNight is tentatively set for October 8th at Submarina. More information to come.

Have a great week!

With Regards,



Dear GVHS Band and Color Guard Families,

My name is Wesley Hester, your GVHS Band and Color Guard Booster Club President. On behalf of Mr. Brooks, his coaches, and staff, as well as the booster board, I want to welcome you to the 2020-2021 season. We are excited to see how things unfold this year as our students develop their performing arts skills. We know this is not ideally how we wanted to see the season start. We were hoping we’d get to see our kids perform. But together we can still make this a positive experience for all.

The focus of the booster leadership this year is maintenance and growth. We look to this alternative performance season as a chance to update and improve the resources available to our students. First, we will strive to maintain the quality of instruction provided by Mr. Brooks, Hector Juarez, and Brian Nunez, by ensuring they have the resources to provide instruction during distance learning and beyond. Second, we aim to maintain and improvement on all band and color guard equipment. With the alternative performance format, we can invest in updating or replacing equipment to ensure the best possible experience for our students. Third, we hope to cultivate the resources needed to address items one and two through innovative and socially responsible activities.

We welcome any ideas and support from the GVHS Band and Color Guard community and are excited for the improvements to come.


Please join us for our monthly booster meetings, via zoom, as we discuss how we plan to continue supporting the band and color guard. Voting members are comprised only of the booster board. However, all voices are welcomed and desired, so we can make the most informed decisions. All meetings take place the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm, unless otherwise noted.

And there is always room on the Booster Club board should you be interested in serving in position. Please reach out to me to discuss open positions.

With Regards,

Wesley Hester

GVHS Band and Booster President

Week of September 27, 2020

Dear Families,

First, a big shout out to each and everyone of you! Participation in the band and colorguard continues to be dynamic. Thank you all for your ongoing support of our students and the performing arts.

Our next Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm. The link will be shared in next week's email.

Also taking place on the 8th, our friends at Submarina will host our next GrubDay from 10am to 9pm.

Submariana is generously donating 30% back. In addition, their corporate office will match up to $500! Don't forget to save the date!

Our fundraiser is approaching the $1,000 mark with cash donations totaling close to $200! If you haven't registered, please do so at:

There is plenty of time for everyone to participate. Cash donations are also accepted.


Please share with family and friends our facebook page. For every new follower, an anonymous donor will donate a dollar back to the band. They have increased their support up to $500! The more followers we have, the better opportunities we can offer sponsors to support the students.

Have a great week, Grizzlies!