HS Solo & Ensemble Saturday, February 3

HS Solo & Ensemble Festival is at Tawas High School this Saturday. Click the link for schedule and information. Good luck to all participants!

HS S&E Schedule & Information

2018 MSBOA District 9 All Star Band

The MSBOA District 9 All Star Band concert took place on Saturday, January 20. Gladwin Community Schools was well represented having 16 students earn places in the two bands. The conductors were Roger Weyersberg from Saginaw Valley State University and Marty Marks from Adrian College.2018 District All Star Band

East Shore Wind Symphony HS Honor Band Members

On Saturday, December 16 The East Shore Wind Symphony presented their annual Christmas Concert and High School Honor Band. Here we have some of our Gladwin Band members posing for a picture after their East Shore Honor Band performance!

East Shore Honor Band

JH Solo & Ensemble Results

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On Saturday, December 2, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band traveled to Beaverton High School to participate in the MSBOA District 9 Solo & Ensemble Festival.  The Festival was attended by students from all over north east Michigan. The students prepared solos and small ensembles and their performances were evaluated by trained MSBOA adjudicators.  The Gladwin contingent did very well.4 events performed with 10 events earning First Division ratings and 4 events earning Second Division ratings.

The following Gladwin students performed at the festival:  Jack Willford and Zoe Jines – Trumpet Duet, Tobias Shipp – Baritone Solo, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond, Tobias Ship – Mixed Trio, Hannah Elmore – Clarinet Solo, Grace Whitman – Flute Solo, Hayden Hurst – Trumpet Solo, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond – Woodwind Duet, Meradith Anderson – Flute Solo, Skylar Davy – Flute Solo, Parker Guoan, Nathan Keen, Emily Wyniemko – Trumpet Trio, Katie Raymond – Tenor Sax Solo, Meradith Anderson, Grace Whitman – Flute Duet, Nathan Keen – Trumpet Duet, Hayden Hurst, Parker Guoan, Tobias Shipp – Brass Trio.

Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!

Congratulations Megan Trombley!

Megan Trombley CMU Honor Band

Marching Band Camp

Band Camp will be held at The Springs Camp August 16 through 19. Full schedule  and camp information can be found by clicking the link below. Plan to meet in the HS Band room at 10:30 on the 16th.

Band Camp Information

Beginning Band Starter Lessons

Now that you have those SPARKLING NEW INSTRUMENTS, what do you do with them?

On August 21 and 22 each section of the band will have two starter lessons.  During each class, each section of instruments will meet together, in the Jr. High School music room for a one hour starter lesson. This small group setting allows me to address instrument specific issues without having the rest of the class sitting with nothing to do.  Once school starts all students will meet together during Band class.

 

We will cover:

How to care for your instrument

How to safely assemble and put away your instrument.

There will also be a short lesson on how to play your instrument

Introduction to reading music

Please check the schedule below and make plans to attend the sessions for your instrument.  Make sure you bring your instrument, your book, and your parents/guardian.  I look forward to seeing you and getting the year off to a GREAT start!.

 

Starter Lesson Schedule
Mon & Tue, August 21 & 22

9:00 – 9:50

Flutes
10:00 – 10:50

Clarinets

11:00 – 11:50

Saxophones
12:00 – 12:30

Percussion

1:00 – 1:50

Trumpets/French Horns
2:00 – 2:50

Trombones/Baritones/Tubas

Drum Major and Officers for 2017-2018

Congratulations to our new Drum Major Wyatt Raymond and all of our Band Officers for the upcoming school year. Check the side bar on this page to see the list.

Marching Band Camp

GHS Marching Band Camp will be held at The Springs  August 16 through 19. Check this page soon for more information and expect a packet of info in the mail sometime during the first week of August. Music can be looked at and listened to on the HS Band Google Classroom. The new class code was emailed to you in July. If you do not have it contact Mr. Falls.

Cedar Point

The Cedar Point trip was Thursday, June 15. The weather was decent and a good time was had by all. We look forward to going again next June.