Important Dates for December: HS BAND

Symphonic Band Concert Reminders 2019

Parents:  The link above is going home with high school students today, November 19th.  Please read carefully, noting the CONCERT DATE CHANGE as well as uniform details, call times, etc.

Let’s present the best, most professional representation of our organization for our band students and school community!

Mrs. S.

HS Band: Veteran’s Day Performance

NEWLY ADDED: Band Students bring your rain jackets Monday!!

The High School Band will perform Monday, November 11 at the Gladwin Veteran’s Day Program.  Please see link for details:


Veteran’s Day Program Details

Parents Night is October 18

Hey there, Band Moms and Dads!  It’s our week to show appreciation to YOU.  Parents Night is this Friday night at halftime.  Please be there no later than 7:30 p.m. We certainly don’t want to miss saying thank you to each and every one of you. Tickets for the gate have been handed out to students.

Cadillac Marching Showcase Information

Cadillac Marching Show (the BIG one)

Monday, September 30

Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, Cadillac, MI


Departure:  Busses will leave GHS at 3:45 sharp from the parking lot.  Students need to be in full uniform and with instrument.  Remember, all black socks (note the length of socks) and shoes, please.  No white stripes or logos on shoes.

Showtime:  The show in Cadillac begins at 5:00 p.m.  GHS performs at roughly 6:00 p.m.

Leaving Cadillac:  GHS Band will leave the Cadillac show promptly after the Cadillac band has performed (roughly 9:30 p.m.)  I would like to be sure our students eat, so PLEASE plan to have them bring money for either concessions or a food stop on the way home (many fast food lobbies are closing by 10:00 -11:00, we will play this by ear).

Home:  11:00-11:30 p.m.

Thank you, as always, for your support!

Melissa Sapienza

Pioneer Marching Showcase Details, Clare MI

Flying G Marching Band Attendance (in full Uniform): 4:00 p.m.
Bus Departs GHS: 4:15 p.m. Sharp!
Showcase Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Flying G Marching Band Performance Time: 7:30 p.m.
Leave for HOME immediately after showcase ends, home around 10:00p.m.
Students are encouraged to bring money for concessions.

Gate is $5 for adult, $3 for student and $10 for family.

Showcase Poster


CMU Band Day Information-UPDATE

CMU Band Day Schedule has been moved up by 30 minutes due to traffic-related issues near the stadium.  Please download the form below for FINAL details regarding Saturday.

PARENT TICKETS can be purchased here (copy and paste the link):


Fire Up!


HS Solo & Ensemble Results

On Saturday, February 2, 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.  21 events performed with 13 events earning First Division ratings, 7 events earning Second Division ratings and 1 Third Division rating.

The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Carly Haines – Alto Sax Solo, Hannah Elmore – Clarinet Solo, Katie Raymond – Tenor Sax Solo, Olivia Klein – Flute Solo, Kaitlyn Levine – Trumpet Solo, Victor Edick – Tenor Sax Solo, Alexander Beecher – Trombone Solo, Mario Sangret-Savalle – French Horn Solo. Carly Haines, Grant Shafer, Victor Edick, Danielle Klamer – Saxophone Quartet, Parker Guoan, Emily Wyniemko, Macy Haines, Lexi Moore, Hannah Elmore, Tanner Bissonette – Woodwind Ensemble, Brittany Sharpsteen, DJ Nyman, Jonny Bazzle, Kaitlyn Levine, Nathan Keen, Parker Guoan, Donny Underhill, Emily Wyniemko, Emily Withrow – Trumpet Ensemble, Jeb Bukosky and Danielle Roggow – Tuba Duet, Hannah Elmore and Katie Raymond – Woodwind Duet.

Earning second division ratings were: VaDawn Wagnitz – Flute Solo, Grant Shafer – Alto Sax Solo, Jeb Bukosky – Tuba Solo, Ashley Wisniewski – Clarinet Solo, Nathan Keen, Parker Guoan, Tanner Bissonette, Katie Raymond – Mixed Quartet, Victoria Doan and Olivia Klein – Flute Duet, Kassidy Teffner and Hailey Kokowicz – Trombone Duet.

Victoria Doan earned a Third Division rating for her Flute Solo.

In spite of the bad weather and lack of rehearsal time, these students persevered and gave some truly fine performances. You represented Gladwin High School and the Gladwin Bands very well.

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

The MSBOA District 9 All Star Band concert took place on Saturday, January 19 at Alpena High School. The Gladwin Bands were well represented having 12 students earn places in the two bands. These students earned their spots through an audition process that included students from schools all over north east Michigan. The students selected for this honor were: VaDawn Wagnitz, Emily Withrow, Hayden Hurst, Nathan Keen, Hannah Elmore, Victor Edick, Meradith Anderson, DJ Nyman, Katie Raymond, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Sabrina Chisum and Kaitlyn Levine, In addition to earning places in the two Bands, Kaitlyn Levine and Sabrina Chisum earned First Chair in their sections. Congratulations to all for your fine performances!

JH Solo & Ensemble Festival Results


On Saturday, December 1, several members of the Gladwin Junior High School Band traveled to Tawas 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. 12 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 3 events earning Second Division ratings.

The following Gladwin students performed at the festival:  Jack Willford, Katie Haines, Mary Miller, Madison Ellis, Sabrina Chisum – Brass Quintet, Jack Willford – Trumpet Solo, Grace Whitman – Flute Solo, Kaelyn Wuelfing – Alto Saxophone Solo, Cassidy Olivastri – Clarinet Solo, Grace Whitman, John Whitman – Flute/Marimba Duet, Nathan Stein, Conner Aspinall, Sara Bowman, John Whitman – Percussion Quartet, Sabrina Chisum – Tuba Solo, Allison Keen, Cassidy Olivastri – Clarinet Duet, Sara Bowman, John Whitman – Marimba Duet, Meradith Anderson – Flute Solo, Skylar Davy – Flute Solo.

Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!

7th and 8th grade Band to Join Marching Band at Halftime Sept 21

On Friday, September 21, 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 prac/ce field, ready to play 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
Halime, and march back to the HS aer the game.
*Students are expected to stay for the en/re game and will be dismissed from the
High School music room aer the game (approximately 9:30).
If you have any ques/ons please feel free to contact Mr. Falls

Click the link for full details

7th & 8th Grade Halftime Performance