JH Solo & Ensemble Festival Results


On Saturday, December 1, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band traveled to Tawas 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. 12 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 3 events earning Second Division ratings.

The following Gladwin students performed at the festival:  Jack Willford, Katie Haines, Mary Miller, Madison Ellis, Sabrina Chisum – Brass Quintet, Jack Willford – Trumpet Solo, Grace Whitman – Flute Solo, Kaelyn Wuelfing – Alto Saxophone Solo, Cassidy Olivastri – Clarinet Solo, Grace Whitman, John Whitman – Flute/Marimba Duet, Nathan Stein, Conner Aspinall, Sara Bowman, John Whitman – Percussion Quartet, Sabrina Chisum – Tuba Solo, Allison Keen, Cassidy Olivastri – Clarinet Duet, Sara Bowman, John Whitman – Marimba Duet, Meradith Anderson – Flute Solo, Skylar Davy – Flute Solo.

Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!

Pizza Kit Delivery Date 11-13-18


Our Little Caesars Pizza Kit sale was a BIG success!!! Our students sold over 600 pizza kits. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who sold pizza kits. Now comes the next part. Our delivery date is Tuesday, November 13. All pizza kits will be delivered to the HS Cafetorium and will need to be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 and then delivered to your customers as soon as possible. All orders must be picked up and delivered at this time as we do not have cold storage for unclaimed orders. Please make arrangements to pick up and deliver your orders at this time. If you have a large order please make sure you have plenty of room in your vehicle. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Falls

Pioneer Marching Band Showcase

On Wednesday, September 26, the GHS Marching Band will travel to Clare High School to participate in the 1st annual Pioneer Marching Showcase. The Pioneer Marching Showcase is a non-competitive performance that gives us a chance to perform our show for other marching bands and allows our performance to be critiqued by a panel of judges. It also gives us a chance to see other marching bands perform. We hope to have a large group of parents and friends from GHS come over to Clare to support us. Tickets will be available at the gate if you are able to join us for this performance. Click the link for full details.

Pioneer Marching Band Showcase

7th and 8th grade Band to Join Marching Band at Halftime Sept 21

On Friday, September 21, the 7th and 8th grade Bands will be joining the HS Marching Band at the Gladwin – Houghton Lake Football Game. This is our first performance as
listed in the band calendar that was sent home on the first day of school. The details
are as follows:
*All Students need to on the HS prac/ce field, ready to play at 5:00.
*All students should wear blue and white.
*We will march to the field with the HS Band, Cheer on the team, perform at
Halime, and march back to the HS aer the game.
*Students are expected to stay for the en/re game and will be dismissed from the
High School music room aer the game (approximately 9:30).
If you have any ques/ons please feel free to contact Mr. Falls

Click the link for full details

7th & 8th Grade Halftime Performance

Marching Band Camp August 15 through 18

The Flying G Marching Band will be heading to The Springs on August 18 for Marching Band Camp.Our show this year is Movie Heroes and will include music from The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredibles and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.. You will be receiving a packet in the mail very soon. Click the link below for a preview.

Band Camp Letter & Forms

Gladwin Bands Fund Raiser Raffle

Contact Ed Falls or see your favorite Band student to get your tickets today. Sale ends July 27.

Raffle Flyer 2018

Beginning Band Information

The 2018-2019 Beginning Band will be starting soon! We are very excited to see so many students signed up this year! Mr. Falls is looking forward to getting these new members of the Gladwin Band family started on their musical journey. We are sure that you have many questions. Below is a copy of the brochure that went home with students during the last week of school. It answers many questions that first time Band families have. If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Falls.

I Signed Up for Band Now What

Cedar Point Bus and Group List

Final Cedar Point bus list and group list are posted below. Due to the number of empty seats Mr. Falls will need to collect an additional $4 per person to fully cover the cost of the trip. Please give your $4 to Mr. Falls when you arrive. Buses will be leaving from GHS at 5:00am. WE WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU! Plan to be on your bus no later than 4:45.

Cedar Point Bus List

Cedar Point Group List

State Solo & Ensemble Festival Saturday, March 17

On Saturday, March 17, members of the GHS Symphonic Band will travel to Cadillac HS to perform in the MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival. Find the schedule for the day in the link below.


State Solo & Ensemble Schedule & Information

District Band Festival Friday, March 9

On Friday, March 9 the JH and HS Bands will travel to Oscoda HS to perform for the MSBOA District 9 Band Festival Evaluations. The JH Band performs at 3:45 and the HS Band will perform at 7:00. All Performances are free and open to the public. Complete schedules for both Bands are in the link below.


Band Festival Schedules