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!
The Gladwin HS and JH Bands will be in Concert this Thursday, December 4. The concert will take place in the HS Cafetorium and will start at 7:30. Admission is by donation (suggested donation is $2 per person, $5 per family). All students need to be in the Music room for attendance at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there.
Junior High Solo & Ensemble Festival will take place on Saturday, December 6 at Hale High School. Students will need to have their own transportation to and from the event. All students who are participating need to be practicing their events on a daily basis. Click the link for more information and a performance schedule.
JH Solo & Ensemble Schedule and Things to Remember
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!
On Thursday, December 4 the Gladwin Band program will present it’s annual Christmas Concert. The concert will feature the Cadet Band, The Concert Band, and the Symphonic Band. The concert will start at 7:30 in the HS Cafetorium. Admission is by donation. Suggested donation is $2 per person, $5 per family. We look forward to sharing our music with you.
The Gladwin Bands annual Apple Pie Sale concluded on Saturday, October 25 with the pie making day. We made just over 900 pies this year. This project raises funds for equipment, supplies, and scholarships for the Gladwin Band program. Thank you to all who helped with this project.
On Friday, September 19, 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 practice field, ready to march 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 Halftime, and march back to the HS after the game.
*Students are expected to stay for the entire game and will be dismissed from the High School music room after the game (approximately 9:30).
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Falls
Homework Assignment Due Friday, September 19
7th & 8th Grade Halftime Performance
This Friday, September 12 come and support the Gladwin Band program at the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry. The meal includes salad, coleslaw, soup, baked or fried potatoes, baked or fried fish, beverage and homemade dessert! Carryout available! Invite your friends and stop in for an early dinner on your way to Harrison to cheer on the Flying G football team as they take on the Harrison Hornets.
The Knights of Columbus hall is located on M-18 just south of M-61.
The first performance of the 2014 Flying G Marching Band will be Friday, September 5. Students will need to be on the practice field, ready to start Pre-Game at 5:30. Students should wear their full marching uniform (coat, overlay, pants, hat, raincoat). In addition to the school provided uniform students will need a pair of black shoes, black socks, a marching Band t-shirt (royal blue, white or grey) and white gloves. Gloves can be purchased from Mr. Falls, black shoes must be completely black (no logos, or accent colors are allowed).
Band Camp was a Huge Success! I am very pleased with the hard work and dedication shown by all of our GHS Marching Band members. I am very excited about this upcoming marching season!
GHS Marching Band Block
GHS Pregame 2014
GHS Halftime 2014
Links to the recordings
Just Give Me A Reason
Links to the scores
Just Give Me A Reason