High School Band Day

2019 LMB and Band Day Participants in the stands.
20219 Band Day in the stands seated.
2019 Band Day High School Percussionists.

2022 GVSU Band Day!

GVSU Band Day RETURNS!

The Mu Kappa Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Laker Marching Band invite YOU to the Annual GVSU High School Band Day on Saturday, November 5, 2022 as the Lakers of Grand Valley take on Wayne State Warriors! One member or the whole band can register to attend!

Come be apart of the action with the National Championship Laker Football Team as the GVSU Band Day musicians perform in a powerful mass band with the GVSU "Pride of the Midwest!"

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, the band director, parent, or chaperone must accompany participants.

If you have any questions please free to contact us by phone at (616) 331-2942, or by email at [email protected].


Band Day Registration

Registration Deadline
Monday, October 17 for T-Shirts OR Wednesday, November 2, 2022 without T-Shirts and/or Pizza Lunch

Registration Information

  • Online Registration will open on September 15
  • All participants and guests must register online.
  • You can enter 1-15 registrants (participants and guests).
  • If you have more than 15, then you will need to submit more than one time. 
  • Online registrations:
    • Registrations with Band Day T-Shirts orders MUST be submitted by the director or their appointee by 9:00am on Monday, October 17, 2022. 
    • Registrations without Band Day T-Shirt orders must be submitted by the director or their appointee by 9:00am on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
  • To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, the band director, parent, or chaperone MUST accompany participants.

BAND DAY REGISTRATION FORM

Band Directors

Band Directors can download a Band Day Registration Help Packet (Will be posted on Friday, September 24, 2022) that contains:

  • Band Day Letter
  • Registration Work Sheet to assist with online registration
  • Map of GVSU Allendale Campus with marked parking (free) and drop off location

BAND DAY REGISTRATION HELP PACKET


GVSU Band Day Costs

  • The cost of attendance for a student participant is $15. 
    • This covers the student's ticket to the football game and music.
  • Guests can request football tickets ($13/per person) for the game through the online GVSU Band Day Registration site. 
  • Every guest attending the football game will need to purchase a ticket.
  • Students and Guests can request:
    • Meal ticket ($10/per person) and/or an official GVSU Band Day T-Shirt ($7/per person) through the online GVSU Band Day Registration form. 
    • Both the meal and t-shirt are optional. 
    • All who are purchasing a football ticket or dinner ticket must register through the GVSU Band Day Online Registration by Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
  • No additional Official Band Day T-Shirts can be purchased after October 17, 2022.
  • Refunds will be honored until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Band Day Parking

A. Personal Cars

  • Parking is FREE in Lot H2, H4, K East and K West that are NOT designated for Faculty/Staff or Paid Parking
    • These are the closest lots to the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
  • You must pay to park in all other Allendale campus parking lots

 

B. Bus Parking

  • Park in Lot H4 ONLY

 

C. Band Day Participant Drop Off for Buses

  • Buses can drop off students in Lot M across from the Haas Center for Performing Arts Field where Band Day Check In takes place.
  • After drop off, buses will need to park in Lot H4 ONLY

 

D. GVSU Allendale Campus Map

Band Day Parking - Allendale Campus Map

 

Payment & Required Forms

I. Payment

Only checks are accepted. No cash or credit cards.

  • Payments will be accepted by mail (encouraged) before Wednesday, November 2, 2022 or at the Band Day Check-in on November 5, 2022.
  • All participants and guests must be paid in-full on or before Saturday, November 5 to participate.
  • Checks should made out to: 2022 GVSU Band Day

Please send checks to:

2022 GVSU Band Day
1 Campus Drive, 1300 Haas Center for the Performing Arts
Allendale, MI 49401

II. Required Form for All Participants to Complete. Submit completed form at Band Day Check In.

Photo Release Form

**Please review the Drop Off/Pick Up GVSU Band Day Program policy below.

Check In

Band Day Check In is from 8:00am - 9:45 a.m. at the Haas Center for the Performing Arts practice field.

All materials (Music, T-Shirt, Tickets for students and Tickets for Guests) will be handed out at Check In.

Meal

We offer a Pizza, bread Sticks, and Salad late lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for students and guests with a meal ticket. A meal ticket ($10/per person) can be requested through the online GVSU Band Day Registration form. The meal is completely optional.

If you choose to not purchase a meal ticket, other food options are offered by GVSU Laker Food Co.


Drop Off / Pick Up Policy for Participants

Drop Off:

Location: The Drop Off location is the Check-In tent at the Haas Center for Performing Arts Practice Field that is located behind the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

Time: 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Activity: 8:00-9:45 a.m. is the Check-In time window for all Band Day Participants.

Pick Up:

Location: Lubbers Stadium - South Gate Entrance

Time:
A) Participants leaving immediately after halftime must be met by their parent/legal guardian/approved chaperone at the South Gate of Lubbers Stadium at approx. 5:00 p.m. 
B) Participants staying for the rest of the game will remain in the designated seating until the end of the game. Participants will be met their parent/legal guardian/approved chaperone at the South Gate of Lubbers Stadium at approx. 7:00 p.m.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, the band director, parent, or chaperone must accompany participants.

 


Music

Each band can purchase the following musical selections that will be performed during the 2022 Band Day Halftime Show or music will be provided the day of the event:

Selection #1: American Woman, arr. Tom Wallace

Selection #2: We're An American Band, arr. Tom Wallace

Selection #3: Stars and Stripes Forever - Parts posted below

Stand Cheers And GVSU Fight Song: Parts posted below

 

 

Instruments

  • ALL participants must bring their own instrument or flag, lyre and flip folder.
  • GVSU will not provide any instrument or flag, lyres or flip folders for the Band Day Event.
  • Participants must secure their case and personal items in their vehicle before marching to the stadium.
  • Participants cannot store cases or personal items in the GVSU Band Room or the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

Uniform Information

  • Participants wear their HS Band Uniform at the performance.

Color Guard Information

See Color Guard Videos and Notes Section Below

Majorette Information

  1. Majorettes will be placed as a group alongside the GVSU feature twirlers
  2. Song #1 - 
    • The twirlers will be provided a video after registration of the routine that they will perform with the GVSU feature twirler.
  3. Song #2 - 
    • This song will allow the twirlers to showcase their talents. Please come with some 1,2, and 3 baton work prepared. You will be placed next to other twirlers but you will perform your own routine.

All majorette participants can contact Emelia Adam ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Stars and Stripes Forever - Woodwind Parts

Flute / Piccolo

Clarinet

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax - Bass Clarinet

Baritone Sax

Stars and Stripes Forever - Percussion Parts

Snare

Tenors

Basses

Cymbals

GVSU Band Day Schedule

Time

Description

8:00 - 9:45am

Band Day Check-In at Haas Center for Performing Arts Marching Band Field

9:00 - 10:00am

Laker Marching Band Rehearsal at the Haas Center for the Performing Arts Marching Band Field. Open rehearsal. ALL encouraged to attend!

10:00am - 11:15am

Mandatory Rehearsal with Laker Marching Band at Haas Center for Performing Arts Practice Field

11:20am - 12:00pm

Auditions for the 2023 Laker Marching Band

12:10-1:15pm

Pizza Lunch (for those who purchased) at Haas Center for the Performing Arts Marching Band Practice Field or GVSU Band Room (if raining)

** Participants should be uniform by 1:00 p.m.

** All cases/personal items must be secured in vehicles before marching to the stadium. Participants cannot store cases or personal items in the GVSU Band Room or in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

1:30pm

Line up at Haas Center for Performing Arts Practice Field to prepare for march to Lubber's Stadium

2:15pm

Arrive at Lubber's Stadium - Band Day participants go to designated seating in stadium 

3:00pm

Kick Off! - ANCHOR UP!

**Participants are dismissed after halftime. Participants leaving after halftime must be met by their parent/legal guardian/approved chaperone at the South Gate of Lubbers Stadium at approx. 5:00 p.m. 

**Participants staying for the rest of the game will remain in the designated seating until the end of the game. Participants will be met their parent/legal guardian/approved chaperone at the South Gate of Lubbers Stadium at approx. 7:00 p.m.

Color Guard Videos and Notes

American Women

Cut time, 96bpm

Full Run - https://youtu.be/4QbtjkeGxs8

M1-8 and M57-end - https://youtu.be/8rexkLZo6mY

Tonight (M9-40) - https://youtu.be/YsORxuZ4MM8

https://youtube.com/shorts/bRp4KwFNkUs?feature=share

Cross Toss - https://youtube.com/shorts/cN6ZPJZZsTo?feature=share

Starting from flag to left, hands at tape and cheater, in flat at waist; feet in second position 

M1-8 16 counts:
Group 1 (GV) 
1-2 extend up to bottom cheater
3-4 to flat to right
5-8 bottom cone returning to flat
Group 2 (HS)
9-16 Repeat

M9-24 32 counts:
“Tonight”
1 pop up to flag up, right hand on bottom cheater, arms 90 degrees to each other on 45s parallel to ground
2 hold
3-4 flag sweeps toes to right in right hand at bottom cheater, hand stays low, not extended, silk up on 45, upper body twists to face right
5 place pole on right shoulder
6 turning body back to front, pole passes behind head
7 continue motion to face left, place pole on left shoulder
8 pop up to back present facing left
9 continue motion of flag to float to flat at waist, flag on left, hands tape and bottom cheater
10-12 chaine right
13 releve lifting flat fully extended up
14 push flag out, flat back, plié with tondue left
15 upper body relaxes as flag continues to the ground
16 everything returns to flat at waist, second position, chin up
1 pop up to inverted at tape in right hand, left hand up curved arm
2-6 side to side flourish (front-back-front) free arm floats down on 4
7-8 small release, not a full on toss, follow through at eye level to flag low to left in hip shoulder, right hand at top cheater and left hand 1/3 into silk, both thumbs towards bottom cap
9 lunge left sliding flag out and grabbing bottom cheater with left hand
10 hold
11-12 small sweep around, just big enough to clear ground without lifting left hand, to right slam
13-16 large stir bringing feet together in releve on 14 and finishing in second position 16

M25-40 32 counts:
Repeat “Tonight”

M41-48 16 counts:
Add On First half of Fight Song (also in Stars and Stripes)
Group 1 spins for 1-16
Group 2 spins for 5-16
Group 3 spins for 9-16
Group 4 spins for 13-16

M49-56 16 counts:
Cross Toss in groups
Group 1 spins for 1-4
Group 2 spins for 5-8
Group 3 spins for 9-12
Group 4 spins for 13-16

M57-67 22 counts
1-16 Repeat M1-8 on opposite side
17-18 push out to extended front slam
19-20 pull in to right slam
21 pop up to bottom cheater
(21)& flag sweeps down to left
22 flag follows through to silk up, tucked under arm
(22)& flag hits the ground behind in shallow slam, left arm comes up and left knee pops 

 

We're an American Band

C 132bpm

Full Run

https://youtu.be/N94gOKPgRMg

Hugh Jackman
https://youtube.com/shorts/CQ4DEkfQHww?feature=share
https://youtube.com/shorts/462PNvOy7wQ?feature=share

Strip Toss - https://youtu.be/hq9527Oz8Ls

M1-2 8 counts:
No work

M3-8 24 counts:
1 upper body pivots to face left, flag cuts plane to front present on left side, since body is turned, it’s still flat to front
2 hold
3 hit right present turning upper body to face front
4 hold
5 upper body pivots to face left, flag cuts plane to front slam on left side, since body is turned, it’s still flat to front
6 hold
7 hit right slam turning upper body to face front
8 hold
9-16 repeat
17-20 covered wagon to flat behind (flag stays flat to ground as it comes over head)
21-24 flourish back to flat in front

M9-16 32 counts:
“Hugh Jackman”
1 Hit Right Shoulder
2 Hold
3 down of a dropspin 
4 up of a dropspin shifting but grab at top cheater
5-9 flourish at top cheater to flag down at bottom cheater left thumb up (down on odds, up on evens)
10 hold
11 to variation on back present facing left, body shifts, left hand open palm up
12 hold
13-16 flourish to flat
17-20 flag helicopters over head, 1/2 rotation per count, to behind back, grab both palms towards back at tape, free arm flat palm down
21-22 continue to front, left over right, right at top cheater, palms toward flag
23-24 open both arms flat, palms up, flag in right hand
25-28 flourish prep at cheater for toss, up on odds, free arm up to V on 27
29 release toss
30-31 in air depending on tempo*
32 catch in right slam 
In slower tempos you may catch up on 31 and float to slam on 32

M17-24 32 counts:
1-16 Repeat opening hit sequence moving on 1,5,9&13
17-24 Repeat hits moving on 17,19,21&23
25-32 repeat covered wagon and flourish to front flat

M25-32 32 counts:
1-4 strip up to hip shoulder
5-8 wave turn to right
9-16 strip toss to right slam
17-24 butterfly starting on left side first, to tucked right slam in low V
23-24 arms lift to high V
25-28 windmill/oar behind head switching flag to left hand and back out to high V
29-30 arms float down to left tucked slam in low V
31 follow through to right slam
32 fix hands to tape and cheater

M33-40 32 counts:
Repeat M9-16 “High Jackman”

M41-49 34 counts:
Repeat M25-32 through count 30, staying in tucked slam
31-32 right arm sweeps and floats up so that it is a long line with flag, weight shifts to right foot, left to points

 

Stars and Stripes Forever

Cut Time, 124bpm

Fight Song Instructions
https://youtu.be/VG8GaeTZo9M
https://youtube.com/shorts/1b_Ih5I4alY?feature=share

M1-4 8 counts: 
No work

M5-20 32 counts:
"Fight Song”
1-8 Top cone and bottom cone
1 Hit Right Shoulder
2-3 dropspin to fishhooked 
4 hit flat
5 pop up to top cheater
6-8 one handed oar to flat, left hand in silk
1 pop up to right hand inverted, left at bottom cheater
2 hold
3 hit flat to right
4 hold
5 sweep to switch flat
6 hold
7 sweep back to right flat
8 hold
1-6 side to side/inverted hand flourish to flag up, left hand grabs at tape
7-8 left handed dropspin to Right Shoulder

M21-36 32 counts: 
Repeat “Fight Song”

 



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