Beginning Band Starts Soon

I would like to welcom all of our incoming 6th grade beginning Band students to the Gladwin Band Family. I am looking forward to meeting you and getting you started on this new adventure. I am sure you and your parents have many questions. At the link below you will find answers to many of them. If you have any questions that I have not covered please feel free to contact me.

I Signed Up for Band Now What1

Marching Band Camp August 17 through 20

Band Camp 2016 will take place at The Springs on August 17 through 20. Full details in the packet at the link below. You should also receive a packet in the mail soon. Please bring your forms (filled out) and any balance due when you report for camp on the 17th. You can see and listen to the music for this year’s show here on the web site. I look forward to seeing all of you very soon.

Band Camp Letter & Forms

2016 Marching Band Show Music

Click the links below to here the music we will be working on this fall. Check back soon for links to our Pre-Game music.

Opener – Ex’s & Oh’s – by Elle King

2nd Tune – Focus by Ariana Grande

Ballad – Hello by Adele

Memorial Day Parade

Marching Band: I will be taking attendance at the Marathon station at 10:00 am Monday Morning. Be in block in full marching uniform at this time. If you need something from the HS I will be there between 9:30 and 9:45 (by my watch). Remember, after the ceremony at the Court House we will return to the HS and turn in uniforms. Make sure you have all pieces including your raincoat & hat box. Ladies also make sure you have your skirt from concert band. Gentlemen make sure your tuxedos are hung up in the uniform room. The uniform cleaning fee is $8. Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Band Booster Raffle – Get Your Tickets Today!

Raffle Poster

Marching Band Camp Registration Due

The Gladwin HS Marching Band will be attending Band Camp this August 17 through the 20 at The Springs. Registration forms and a $25 deposit are due on May 2. Click the links for more details.

Band Camp Informational Brochure

Band Camp Registration

State Solo & Ensemble Festival Results

On Saturday, March 19, several members of the Gladwin High School Band traveled to Manistee High School to participate in the MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival.  The Festival was attended by students from all over northern Michigan who qualified for this event by earning a First Division rating at District Festival. The students prepared solos and small ensembles and their performances were evaluated by trained MSBOA adjudicators.  The Gladwin contingent did very well.  13 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 4 events earning Second Division ratings.

Those earning First Division ratings were Feng Jin Cui for his Piano solo, Ashley Falls for her Marimba solo, Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Laci Moore for her Clarinet solo, Abby Withrow for her Flute solo, Kaylee James, Emily Roggow, Laci Moore, Paige Heath, Carly Newman, Megan Trombley for their Clarinet sextet, Emily Roggow, Brooke Pickard, Megan Trombley for their Woodwind trio, Kaylee James and Allie Wood for their Flute Clarinet Duet, and Ashley Falls and Doug Ferguson for their Marimba Vibraphone duet.

Those earning Second Division ratings were Brianna Dion for her Flute solo, Kylie Levine for her French Horn solo, Marisa Sak for her Flute solo, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, DJ Nyman for their Trumpet trio, and Kylie Levine, Victor Edick, Grant Shafer, Carly Haines for their Saxophone Quartet.

Congratulations to all for a job well done!

Bands Earn “Straight Ones” At District Festival!

On Saturday, February 20 both the JH Concert Band and the HS Symphonic Band traveled to Standish Sterling HS to perform at the MSBOA District Band Festival Evaluations. Both Bands played a short concert program consisting of 3 pieces and then were asked to sight read. Their performances were evaluated by a panel of four trained MSBOA Adjudicators. Three of the judges evaluated our concert performances and the fourth judge evaluated our sight reading skill. Both bands earned the highest rating possible from the judges, A First Division rating. The District Festival evaluation provides us with an outside opinion on the state of our Band program. Earning First Division ratings means that we are achieving the highest standard set by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. I am very proud of the hard work that both Bands put in during rehearsals which led to their fine performances at the Festival! I would also like to thank the many parents and friends who made the trip to Standish to support us.

HS Solo & Ensemble Results

On Saturday, February 6, 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 by trained MSBOA adjudicators.  The Gladwin contingent did very well.  15 events performed with 14 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.

The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings:  Feng Jin Cui for his Piano solo, Brianna Dion for her Flute solo, Ashley Falls for her Marimba solo, Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Kylie Levine for her French Horn solo, Laci Moore for her Clarinet solo, Marisa Sak for her Flute solo, Abby Withrow for her Flute solo, Kaylee James, Emily Roggow, Laci Moore, Paige Heath, Carly Haines, Megan Trombley for their Clarinet sextet, Emily Roggow, Brooke Pickard, Megan Trombley for their Woodwind trio, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, DJ Nyman for their Trumpet trio, Kaylee James and Allie Wood for their Flute Clarinet Duet, Kylie Levine, Victor Edick, Grant Shafer, Carly Haines for their Saxophone Quartet, and Ashley Falls and Doug Ferguson for their Marimba Vibraphone duet. Paige Heath earned a Second Division rating for her Clarinet solo. All events that earned a First Division rating have qualified for the State Festival which will take place in March.

Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!

MSBOA District 9 All Star Band Announced

All Star Band Photo

On Tuesday, January 5 the MSBOA District 9 announced the members of the 2016 All Star Bands. To earn a place in the All Star Bands students must submit a recorded audition that is then evaluated by the band directors of MSBOA District 9. Gladwin students who earned a spot in the Junior Band were Vadawn Wagnitz, Laci Moore, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Victor Edick, Kaitlyn Levine and Emily Withrow. Gladwin students who earned a spot in the Senior Band were Abby Withrow, Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Fengjin Cui, Megan Trombley, Porche’ Brott, Kylie Levine, Wyatt Raymond and Ashley Falls. In addition to earning seats in the All Star Bands the following students earned First Chair in their sections: Vadawn Wagnitz, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Megan Trombley, and Ashley Falls. The MSBOA District 9 All Star Bands will present a concert on Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 at Alpena HS. Great Job Everyone!