(Top) (Above) The Band playing for various games, parades, and events. The Band having dinner together and the Drumline playing for the Boys and Girls Club.
(Above) UNCG Masterclass in African Drumming
(Below) Various photos of the GCS All County Band and All County Orchestra
(Bottom) Random photos of the Band and Orchestra in the snow and being crazy.
Thanks to everyone who has stopped out at our fundraiser! If you'd like to see the quality of mattresses, please come on out. We will be here until 5 pm.
The 3rd annual Ragsdale High School Music Department mattress sale is Saturday, November 18th, from 10am to 5pm in the High School gym! Brand new Simmons Beautyrest silver & platinum hybrids, adjustable power bases, Intellibed gel mattresses, memory foams, latex, pillows and more top brands will be displayed at up to 50% off retail store prices! The mattresses have full replacement factory warranties. Delivery is available! All forms of payment and financing! Mark your calendar and tell your friends!
The Online Payment System Registration Deadline is Tomorrow, September 21. The payment collection is in the hands of an external company so that doesn't give us much flexibility. If you are interested in the trip, you must get your payments in on time. See the last post in the "News" Section of the band or orchestra website for the needed documents and directions.
Here are the documents needed for the trip to Toronto. There are deadlines that need to be followed so check those out first.
There are fundraising opportunities for those who would like to reduce the price of the trip. Please contact Ms. Washington if you are interested in helping - Hershela.Washington@wellsfargo.com
Because of a long rain delay, a long night, wet bleachers, and expensive instruments, we are going to go home for the night. Please pick-up at the circle. Don't forget, practice is next week Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 8:30pm
The time is near! I'm very excited to see everyone again. The show design is very cool, the practice field is hot, and the band room is ice cold (bring a sweat shirt).
Practice starts Monday. The schedule runs Monday through Thursday 8 - 4 pm
Pick-up and drop off will be at the Arts and Athletics door of Ragsdale High School.
Keep up with the website calendar as it is still being finalized. www.ragsdaleband.org
Special dates have been added for this semester!
Bring a lunch, items needed for outdoor activity (tennis shoes, sun screen, bug spray, hats, etc.), and your instrument. We will provide water and fun. We will be spending as much time in the morning while it is cool outside. Afternoons will be indoor music rehearsal.
There will be a supply form going home early in the week. Please return that right away so that we can get supplies ordered and here in time for our first game.
I can't wait to show you all the design and new music. I hope you like it!
- Mr. Oldham
Come out to the Adam's Farm Shopping Center for some hot dogs and cheap gas! (Poor wording?) 20 cents off a gallon. All proceeds go to support the Ragsdale Band. We will be here until we run out of hot dogs!
Dear Parents and Students,
I am contacting you because I have some news to share. As of yesterday, June 13, I have accepted a position to be the full-time band director at Southeast Guilford Middle School. I had hoped to get this news before everyone had left for the summer, but I am contacting you now because I could not leave without expressing my deepest gratitude to the students and parents I have come to know over the last six years. I cannot thank you enough for your support and dedication to the music programs and to me as a teacher. I am looking forward to hearing about all the great things you achieve, so please stay in touch.
My school email address (leiba @ gcsnc . com) will not be changing so feel free to reach out to me any time. I’ll be at Ragsdale on Friday morning for anyone that would like to stop by a say good bye in person. I will always be a tiger first, so GO TIGERS! Now go and enjoy time with your families and have a relaxing summer break!