The performance schedule for next 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.
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 whiile she is on tour visit www.dci.org.
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!
On Saturday, December 6, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band travelled to Hale 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. 10 events performed with 5 events earning First Division ratings and 5 events earning Second Division ratings. The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Sydney Conley for her Saxophone Solo, Emily Withrow, Danielle Roggow, Danielle Klamer, and Jeb Bukosky for their Brass quartet, Vadawn Wagnitz, Kelsey Derck, and Lydia Cobb for their Woodwind trio, Ethan Cobb and Victor Edick for their Saxophone duet and Laci Moore for her Clarinet solo.
The following student earned Second Division ratings: Danielle Klamer for her Saxophone Solo, Jared Steffes and Vadawn Wagnitz for their Woodwind duet, Katie Dion for her Trumpet solo, Jeb Bukosky for his Trombone solo and Winnie McGrasw for her Clarinet solo. Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!
On Monday, November 10 The CMU School of Music announced the members of the 2014 CMU High School Honors Band. The band is made up of HS students from all over Michigan. Students must submit an audition recording that is evaluated by the music faculty at CMU. This year Gladwin Band members Ashley Falls and Kaylee James earned a place in the Honor Band. They will be rehearsing on Saturday and Sunday and presenting a concert on Sunday (11-16) at 4:00 in the Staples Recital hall in the CMU Music building. Congratulations Ashley and Kaylee!