Band

Upcoming Events

1/10 - Jazz Band rehearsal 5:30-6:45 PM
           Band Booster Meeting @ 7:00 PM 
1/12 - Pep Band, report @ 6:30 PM
1/19 - Father-Daughter Dance, 6-8 PM 
1/27 - HS OMEA S&E @ Genoa HS, TBA 
2/3  - Pep Band, report @ 6:30 PM
2/7 - 5th/6th Grade Band Concert @ 6:30 PM (RESCHEDULED date)  
2/16-17 - NDC Honors Band
2/23 - Pep Band, report @ 6:30 PM
3/17 - Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade, TBA 
4/13 - "Pulling Out All the Stops", Band/Organ Concert @ St. Paul, Norwalk
4/28 - SC Jazz Festival @ 5:00 PM 
 
* Please refer to your calendar for the rest of our performance dates 

5th & 6th Grade Band Concert

Due to the amount of school that we have missed, the 5th/6th grade band concert will be pushed back to Wednesday, Feb, 7, 2018. I want to make sure that your child has enough time to rehearse their repertoire for performance. I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and your family. All school coaches have been informed of the date change. As always, please notify any coaches that are not sponsored by the school athletic department. Also, remember that concerts/performances are for a grade and it takes precedence over practices. 
 
Students will be wearing their BLACK Band t-shirts and long blue jeans, which have all been passed out since our return from break. If you did not receive yours, please contact Mr. Gaither immediately. Please make sure 6th grade students band t-shirts still fit from last year. If you need a new shirt, please send in $10 (checks payable to SC Band Boosters).
 
 - 5th Grade is at 6:30 PM (students should report to band room @ 6:10 PM)
 - 6th Grade is at 7:15 PM (students should report to band room @ 7:00 PM) 

4th Annual Jazz Festival

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 starting at 5:00 PM ,we will once again host our annual Jazz Festival. Area high schools are invited to attend and perform a 30 minute set (non-competitive). Pre-sale tickets are available from any band member and limited tickets are available at the door. We are pleased to welcome "The Word on the Street" post-modern jukebox style New Orleans Jazz Band from Tiffin University. In years past we have featured Kent State University, University of Akron, and Terra State College Jazz Bands. More information will be coming soon.
 

Performance Uniforms

*As per the band handbook
 
Marching Band - issued Trojan uniform (some items are purchased by students)
Concert Band (HS/JH) -  All wear black dress pants, black long sleeved button down collar dress shirt, black socks, black dress shoes, and white matted tie will be issued.
Jazz Band - All wear black dress pants, black long sleeved button down collar dress shirt, black socks, black dress shoes, and white gloss tie will be issued.
Pep Band - Black band t-shirt and long blue jeans 
5th/6th Grade Bands - Black band t-shirt and long blue jeans

Charms Office Assistant

Our band program uses a web based program management system called "Charms". Students and parents are encouraged to download the Charms app onto your smartphone. This program allows individuals to view band fees, view band calendar, view fundraisers, sign-up to chaperone events, purchase items from the online band store and use practice tools.
 
In order to sign-in, click the Charms logo below:
School Code: SouthCentral
Password: (type in your student ID number) - parents use your students ID numbers
 

Parade of Bands

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual South Central Parade of Bands on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM. 

Community Parade of Flags

SC is offering a patriotic community program where we (SC Bands) will come and put a 3'x5' US flag on an 8ft pole on your property on five holidays in the summer from May - November for an annual $36 subscription. Holiday's include: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Patriots Day, & Veterans Day. To RENEW or  become a NEW subscriber, click here to complete the form online OR click here to download the PDF subscription form to turn-in with payment.

SC Band Videos

SC Band Videos
If you would like to see our videos on Youtube, click here. Videos uploaded regularly. 

Band Facebook Page

Like us on Facebook! Search for "South Central Trojan Bands" or simply click on the image below. This will be one of the ways that Mr. Gaither will communicate with band parents, students, alumni, and friends.
 
  

Mr. Gaither

Mr. Gaither
Mr. Gaither received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from Hiram College and his Masters of Education from Kent State University. He is currently working towards his endorsement in Instructional Technology from Kent State University. Mr. Gaither's primary instrument is euphonium. He sings bass in his church choir as well as plays trumpet and trombone at church. Mr. Gaither's wife is the music therapist at Akron Children's Hospital and sings in the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. 
 
Feel free to email Mr. Gaither at: jgaither@south-central.org 
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