Cedar Point

All Band students are invited to go to Cedar Point on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  We will be traveling on tour buses from JAG Motorcoach. The cost for the trip is $73 per person which covers transportation, Cedar Point Tickets and a drink wristband. If you would like to go download the form and return it with your $73 to Mr. Falls by May 1.

 

Cedar Point Flyer

State Solo & Ensemble Schedule

The schedule for State Solo & Ensemble Festival has been posted. Click the link below for your copy and some general information.

 

State Solo & Ensemble Schedule & Information

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

District Band Festival Results

Both the HS Symphonic Band and the JH Concert Band did very well at District Band Festival this past Saturday. The Festival was
held at Standish Sterling HS and was attended by bands from Alpena, AuGres, Gladwin, Harrison, Pinconning and Standish. Bands perform a prepared program and then sight read for a panel of trained MSBOA Adjudicators.Bands are evaluated in light of their overall performances and they receive suggestions for improvement and an overall rating of their performance by the adjudicators. The Gladwin Bands both earned the highest marks possible, receiving
first division ratings from all four judges! Mr. Falls is very proud of the performances of both Bands! Mr. Falls and the Band students would like to thank all of the parents, family members and friends who were able to make the trip to Standish to support is in our performances. Special thanks go out to Eric Dion and Kim Heath for riding the buses and helping to make sure everyone was in the right
place at the right time.

HS Solo & Ensemble Results

On Saturday, February 7, several members of the Gladwin 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 in light of overall musical performance by trained MSBOA adjudicators. The Gladwin contingent did very well with 15 events performing and all 15 events earning First Division ratings. The Gladwin performers were: Porche’ Brott – Trumpet solo, Casey Bishop – Euphonium solo, Casey Bishop – Tuba solo, FengJin Cui – Piano solo, Brianna Dion – Flute solo, Janelle Dion – Clarinet solo, Ashley Falls – Marimba solo, Kaylee James – Clarinet solo, Kylie Levine – French Horn solo, Abby Withrow – Flute solo, Ashley Falls, Abby Scott – Xylophone Duet, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion – Clarinet duet, Megan Trombley, Emily Roggow, Brooke Pickard – Woodwind Trio, Porche’ Brott, Abby McKillips, Kylie Levine, Leane Byard, Jesse Bishop – Brass Quintet, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion, Christina McGuire, Paige Heath Emily Roggow, Megan Trombley – Clarinet Sextet. Congratulations to all on your fine peformances!

Monster Concert Date Change

The Monster Concert date has been changed from Tuesday, February 17 to Wednesday, February 25. All other details will remain the same. It will still be in the HS Gym, the concert will start at 7:30 and students will need to be seated in the gym, ready for rehearsal at 6:30. Admission is by donation. Suggested donation is $2 per person, $5 per family.

All Star Band Performs in Alpena

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On Saturday, January 31st the MSBOA District 9 All Star Bands performed in Alpena. The two bands (a Junior Band and a Senior Band) were made up of students from all over north east Michigan. Students were selected for these ensembles through an audition process that was judged by the District 9 Band directors. The groups rehearsed for 3 hours on Friday night, 3 more hours on Saturday morning and then performed in concert on Saturday afternoon in the Alpena HS Auditorium. Gladwin students who earned places in the Junior Band were Abby Withrow, Laci Moore, Fengjin Cui, Victor Edick, DJ Clark-Nyman, Wyatt Raymond and Abby Scott.  Gladwin students who earned placed in the Senior Band were Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion, Megan Trombley, Porche’ Brott, Kylie Levine, Casey Bishop, Jesse Bishop and Ashley Falls. In addition to earning seats in the All Star Bands the following students earned First Chair in their sections: Wyatt Raymond, Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Megan Trombley, Porche’ Brott, and Ashley Falls.

Concert Recordings

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Solo & Ensemble Schedule Released

The performance schedule for Saturday’s District Solo & Ensemble Festival is now available. The Festival will be held at Beaverton High School. Click the link for the schedule and information.

HS Solo & Ensemble Schedule & Information

GHS Band Member Earns A Position With Legends Drum & Bugle Corp

Congratulations to Ashley Falls for auditioning for and earning a spot with Legends Drum and Bugle Corp! Legends is a DCI Open Class corp that is based in Kalamazoo, Mi. Members will travel and compete during the months of June, July and August. For more information about Drum & Bugle Corps and where you can see Ashley while she is on tour visit www.dci.org.

MSBOA District 9 All Star Band Announced

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Congratulations to the following Gladwin Band students for auditioning for and being accepted into the 2015 MSBOA District 9 All Star Band. The All Star Bands are made up of students from all over north east Michigan. Gladwin students who earned places in the Junior Band were Abby Withrow, Laci Moore, Fengjin Cui, Victor Edick, DJ Clark-Nyman, Wyatt Raymond and Abby Scott.  Gladwin students who earned placed in the Senior Band were Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion, Megan Trombley, Porche’ Brott, Kylie Levine, Casey Bishop, Jesse Bishop and Ashley Falls. In addition to earning seats in the All Star Bands the following students earned First Chair in their sections: Wyatt Raymond, Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Megan Trombley, Porche’ Brott, and Ashley Falls. The MSBOA District 9 All Star Band will present a concert on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 at Alpena HS. Great Job Everyone!