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.

State Solo & Ensemble Results

State S&E 2017

State S&E 2017

On Saturday, March 18, 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.  8 events performed with 7 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.

Earning First Division ratings were:  Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Megan Trombley for both her clarinet and bass clarinet solos, Mario Sangret-Savalle for his Alto Sax Solo, Kaylee James, Laci Moore, Paige Heath, Megan Trombley for their Clarinet quartet, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, DJ Nyman, Aaron Morgan, Donald Underhil, Kelsey Cameron, Lauren Seebeck, Emily Withrow, Brittany Sharpsteen for their Trumpet Ensemble, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Wyatt Raymond, Abby McKillips for their brass quintet.

Paige Heath earned a Second Division rating for her clarinet solo.

Congratulations to all for a job well done!

District Band Festival Results

Seniors last Band Festival

Seniors last Band Festival

On Friday, March 10 both the JH Concert Band and the HS Symphonic Band traveled to Oscoda HS to perform at the MSBOA District Band Festival. 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. The HS Band received a First Division rating earning “Straight Ones” from all four judges. The JH Band earned a Second Division rating splitting the judges by earning two ones and two twos from the judges.. 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. Mr. Falls is very proud of the hard work that both Bands put in during rehearsals which led to their fine performances at the Festival! Special thanks to the many parents and friends who made the trip to Oscoda to support us.

HS Solo & Ensemble Results

HS S&E 2017

HS S&E 2017

On Saturday, February 4, 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.  14 events performed with 10 events earning First Division ratings and 4 event earning Second Division ratings.

The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings:  Brianna Dion for her Flute solo, Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Abby Withrow for her Flute solo, Paige Heath for her clarinet solo, Megan Trombley for both her clarinet and bass clarinet solos, Mario Sangret-Savalle for his Alto Sax Solo, Kaylee James, Laci Moore, Paige Heath, Megan Trombley for their Clarinet quartet, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, DJ Nyman, Aaron Morgan, Donald Underhil, Kelsey Cameron, Lauren Seebeck, Emily Withrow, Brittany Sharpsteen for their Trumpet Ensemble, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Wyatt Raymond, Abby McKillips for their brass quintet.

Earning second division ratings were: Laci Moore for her clarinet solo, VaDawn Wagnitz for her flute solo, Jeb Bukosky for his trombone solo, and Ashley Wisniewski 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!

2017 MSBOA District 9 All Star Band

The MSBOA District 9 All Star Band concert took place on Saturday, January 28. Gladwin Community Schools was well represented having 17 students earn places in the two bands. The conductors were Steve Grugin from Northern Michigan University and Tom Clair from Kingsley Community Schools.

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Junior Band

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Senior Band

East Shore Wind Symphony Honor Band Members

On Saturday, December 17 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! A special thanks to Abby Withrow, Megan Trombley, Kaylee James, VaDawn Wagnitz, Laci Moore, Shianne Breault, and Brianna Dion for their participation in such a fun event.
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Junior High Solo & Ensemble Results

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On Saturday, December 3, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band traveled to Tawas Area 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.  10 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.

The following Gladwin students performed at the festival:  Noah Miller – percussion solo, Ben Penix – marimba solo, Victoria Doan – flute solo, Tobias Shipp – trumpet solo, Hannah Elmore – clarinet solo, Kaitlyn Levine – trumpet solo, Hayley Kokowicz and Kassidy Teffner – trombone duet, Tobias Shipp, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond – woodwind trio, Noah Miller, Ben Penix, Kaitlyn Levine, Hayley Kokowicz – percussion quartet, Victoria Doan, Olivia Klein, Alyssa Elowsky, Kaitlynn Conley, Dana Stillwagon – woodwind quintet.

Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!

Students Selected for CMU HS Honor Band

On Friday, November 4 The CMU School of Music announced the members of the 2016 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 Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Megan Trombley and VaDawn Wagnitz earned a place in the Honor Band. They will be rehearsing on Saturday and Sunday and presenting a concert on Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 in the Staples Recital hall in the CMU School of Music building. Congratulations Brianna, Kaylee, Megan and VaDawn!

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