Garnet Valley High
School Marching Band
QUARTER NOTE CLUB
The Quarter Note Club was established in 1999 as a parent organization to support the
development of the Garnet Valley High School Band programs. The Club provides
assistance in the following ways:
? Provides essential adult support for various activities, including chaperones at
football games and competitions, assistance with equipment and uniforms, and
organizing band camp special events
? Organizes fund-raising activities in which students are able to earn money to help
defray costs of band dues, field trips and special events ? Provides financial assistance to the band toward the purchase of additional
instruments or other special purchases as needed ? Sponsors the GVHS Jazz Fest wherein jazz musicians from neighboring middle
and high schools play and compete in an adjudicated event ? Sponsors annual scholarships for graduating seniors ? Promotes student band leadership by providing monetary support for band
students who attend the West Chester University Leadership or Drum Major
? Last year QNC purchased a new trailer to carry band equipment to away
games and parades.
As a volunteer organization, we need help from parents for our many activities.
Your children appreciate all the support you give.
Thanks in advance for donating your time and
During Band Camp each student should: Band Camp Details: 1.) Pack a dinner if they can not eat what is provided for dinner by the QNC that night
2.) If you want a cold bottle of water bring up to 20oz bottle of water along with their
instrument to the GVHS band room (room temperature water will be provided)
3.) Dress comfortably for the weather, as you will be outside at times you will need
sunscreen, a hat and sneakers (Not Flip-Flops).
Below is a list of special band camp dinners organized by the Quarter Note Club:
date provided by dinner
Monday, August 24 Executive Committee Wrap Night and veggie tray
Tuesday, August 25 Seniors Chick Fil A and Fruit salad
Wednesday, August 26 Juniors Pizza and salad
Thursday, August 27 Sophomores Cheese Steaks and bag of chips
Friday, August 28 Freshmen Baked Ziti
Saturday, August 29 Executive Committee Hoagie Lunch
Parents are asked to provide deserts (one batch cookies brownies or
cupcakes) on the night of their band students’ grade dinner night.
Band Camp Clean Up Schedule:
The maintenance staff does not clean the cafeteria after the band students have eaten
their dinner. Four or Five band families are needed per night to wipe the tables; sweep
the floor and dispose of the trash bags after the students eat their dinner. Our grade
level reps will be asking for volunteers to help from 5:30pm to 7:30pm according to the
following schedule. Dinner will be provided for volunteer helpers.
Monday 8/24: QNC Officers
Tuesday 8/25: Seniors
Wednesday 8/26: Juniors
Thursday 8/27: Sophomores
Friday 8/28: Freshmen
Saturday 8/29: QNC officers
Please contact your grade level rep if you are willing and available to volunteer to assist
on any of the above nights. (see page 2 for list of contacts)
Every student is asked to bring one (1) case of water with your name and grade marked on it.
This should be brought to the band room during the week of Band Camp. Additional cases may
be requested later in the football season, (students will receive water and pretzels at the away
Quarter Note Club Dues: Form #3 in band packet
All students who participate in ANY PART of the GVHS Band are
required to pay QNC Dues.
Annual Quarter Note Club dues are $40 ($70 for two family band members). These are
payable to the Quarter Note Club (QNC) and must be paid during the first week of Band
Camp if you are in the marching band or by September 30 if your student is involved in
any other part of band. If you have sufficient funds in your student account, the money
can be deducted from there. (Unfortunately, this cannot apply to Freshmen as their
middle school monies may not have yet transferred over to the High School account).
Please complete the enclosed handout and return with your payment. Place in a
separate envelope labeled on front - BAND DUES, Students Name and Grade.
The QNC dues are used for a variety of purposes to support the Band. During
Band Camp, there are many special activities including band camp dinners, the
family picnic lunch, pretzels during away games, hosting senior recognition night,
dry cleaning fees at the end of the year, hoodies for 3year band members and small
gifts at the end of the year for seniors. This year the QNC purchased a trailer to
transport the band equipment to away football games and parades The QNC also
sponsors two scholarships each year for graduating seniors. If you choose not to
participate in the Quarter Note Club, the dry cleaning fee will still be assessed and
the student will not be able to participate in band field trips or receive yearly gifts
from the QNC.
Return of uniforms is considered a student obligation to graduate
and/or to receive your report card.
Formal Uniform Our Formal Band uniform consists of black bib pants, a white jacket and a hat with a
plume. These uniforms are purchased by the school and assigned to band members to
use during the marching band season. The garnet band t-shirt be worn under the black
bib at every performance. These t-shirts will be available for purchase during band
camp for $12.
Band uniforms will be fitted and distributed throughout the week of band camp. Please
make sure that you see the “uniform ladies”. Remember, they are volunteering their
time to help you look your best! Please show them respect.
It is your responsibility to keep your uniform clean and odor free. If your uniform becomes
unacceptable during the marching band season you are responsible to have it cleaned at your
own cost. The cost of dry cleaning is $15.00 per uniform. Garnet Valley uses Victory Cleaners
located in Aston and Concord. The uniform must stay at school unless it needs to be dry-cleaned.
There is a sign out list in the Band Room when you need to take your uniform out to be dry-
Shoes should not be placed in students’ uniform bag!!
All Band members must purchase marching band shoes. The recommended shoe is
from Drill Masters.
Shoe sizes: Girl Shoe Sizes 5 -18, Half sizes 5 ? to 12 ?
Boys Shoe Sizes 3 – 16, Half sizes 3? to 10 ?
The shoes are $20 and the check made out to QNC. See order form # 8 in band packet. Band students from last year may use their old Band Shoes unless they need a different
size, the entire shoe, including shoelaces must be black. You must wear black crew
socks with the uniform. Your shoes are your personal property and should be taken
home with you after each use. If shoes are seen in the uniform bags, a dry-cleaning fee
may be assessed.
Casual Uniform - Order Form #7 in band packet
Each first year student is expected to purchase a GVHS Band jacket. The cost is $52
and sizing will take place during Band Camp. The jackets are lined nylon jackets with
silk-screening on the back and the student’s name, graduation year and instrument (optional) embroidered on the front. These jackets are considered part of the Band’s
“casual uniform”, and as such, are required. Order forms are included in your envelope.
Order a larger size as your student will have this jacket all four years.
All band members will wear uniform quality solid color black pants “dickies” with
their garnet t-shirt as their warm weather casual uniform. The black pants can be
purchased at Walmart, Sears, etc. and are available in extended sizes. The t-shirt
should be purchased during band camp and will be worn during the first band
Band T-Shirt - Order Form#6 in band packet
Band T-shirts will be available for purchase during band camp. Please see Julie
McMinn. The cost of the shirt is $12 ($14 for XXL and $16 for XXXL). Julie McMinn will be at Freshman and new Student day, Saturday, August 22, and every day at Band
Camp before practice with the shirts. If you have any questions please contact Julie
McMinn directly at 610-364-1377 or email at email@example.com.
Color Guard Members will receive separate packets.
Student Account Information:
Each student in the band has a personal student account which contains the money the
student raised through various fundraisers. The students can apply the money in their
student account to pay for band dues, trips and activities.
It is important to note that the student account funds are allocated to each student for
use in Band related activities only. The QNC cannot refund any cash back to students
from their accounts. Left over money in Band accounts may pass to younger siblings –
Notify Karen Smith at end of your older students Senior Year.
Some ways for students to earn money in their account:
? Joe Corbi’s Pizza and Cookie Dough fundraiser - Pat Empfield and Dana
? Acme receipts - Joyce Salls
? Genuardi’s escrip program
? QNC online store
? Giant gift cards – Kathy Schlenk
? Mr. Wizard car wash – Dorina McHale
Please note that it can take several months for funds from escrip and Acme to appear in
the student accounts. The QNC credits the student accounts as soon as we receive the
money from escrip and Acme.
See our website www.quarternoteclub.com for more information.
The first QNC parent meeting will be Monday, September 14, at 7pm in the Chorus
Band Class Requirement:
All students must have a band class on their roster to actively participate in the
marching band! If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact Mr.
DeMarro at 610-579-7750. If you do not have a band class on your schedule, you will
need to contact your guidance counselor and have a band class added.
Check the website www.quarternoteclub.com for a detailed
schedule of all band activities