Marching Band Camp Volunteers Needed

The GHS Marching Band Camp will be held August 19 through 22 at The Springs. To help things run as smoothly as possible we are in need of Parent Volunteers.This year we are using VolunteerSpot to organize our Band Camp Parent Volunteer Sign-ups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Mr. Falls and he will sign you up manually.

Ultimate Raffle 2015!

The Gladwin Bands would like to invite you to purchase a ticket for our Ultimate Raffle 2015! Proceeds from this raffle will be used to purchase new percussion instruments for our Marching Band and Concert Bands. First prize is a Benelli Nova 12 Gage shotgun in Max 4 camouflage. Second Prize is a Spa Package at Riverwalk Place. Tickets are $10 each. See your favorite Band student for tickets or contact Ed Falls or Eric Dion.

If you would be interested in sponsoring one or more of the instruments please contact Ed Falls.

Click here for details about the proposed purchase

Is Music the Key to Success? – NYTimes.com

What is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in many diverse fields?

Source: Is Music the Key to Success? – NYTimes.com

GHS Band Member Earns A Position With Legends Drum & Bugle Corp

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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 while she is on tour visit www.dci.org.

Legends 2015 Tour Stops

State Solo & Ensemble Results

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On Saturday, March 21, 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 Michigan who qualified for this event by earning a First Division rating at the District Festival that was held in February. The students prepared solos and small ensembles and their performances were evaluated in light of overall musical performance by trained MSBOA adjudicators. Gladwin had 10 events perform with 7 earning First Division ratings and 3 earning 2nd Division ratings. Earning First Division ratings were: Porche’ Brott – Trumpet solo, Ashley Falls – Marimba solo, Kaylee James – Clarinet solo, Kylie Levine – French Horn solo, Abby Withrow – Flute solo, Megan Trombley, Emily Roggow, Brooke Pickard – Woodwind Trio, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion, Christina McGuire, Paige Heath Emily Roggow, Megan Trombley – Clarinet Sextet. Janelle Dion – Clarinet solo, Ashley Falls, Abby Scott – Xylophone Duet, Porche’ Brott, Abby McKillips, Kylie Levine, Leane Byard – Brass Quartet, Congratulations to all on your fine peformances!

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

District Band Festival Results

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Symphonic Band ready to perform

District Band Festival 2015

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On Saturday, February 21 the Gladwin JH and HS Bands traveled to Standish Sterling HS to participate in the MSBOA District 9 Band Festival. The Festival was attended by bands from Alpena, AuGres, Gladwin, Harrison, Pinconning and Standish. Bands perform a prepared program and then sight read for a panel of trained MSBOA Adjudicators.Bands are evaluated in light of their overall performances and they receive suggestions for improvement and an overall rating of their performance by the adjudicators. The Gladwin Bands both earned the highest marks possible, receiving first division ratings from all four judges! Mr. Falls is very proud of the performances of both Bands! Mr. Falls and the Band students would like to thank all of the parents, family members and friends who were able to make the trip to Standish to support is in our performances. Special thanks go out to Eric Dion and Kim Heath for riding the buses and helping to make sure everyone was in the right place at the right time.

HS Solo & Ensemble Results

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District Solo and Ensemble 2015

 

On Saturday, February 7, 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 in light of overall musical performance by trained MSBOA adjudicators. The Gladwin contingent did very well with 15 events performing and all 15 events earning First Division ratings. The Gladwin performers were: Porche’ Brott – Trumpet solo, Casey Bishop – Euphonium solo, Casey Bishop – Tuba solo, FengJin Cui – Piano solo, Brianna Dion – Flute solo, Janelle Dion – Clarinet solo, Ashley Falls – Marimba solo, Kaylee James – Clarinet solo, Kylie Levine – French Horn solo, Abby Withrow – Flute solo, Ashley Falls, Abby Scott – Xylophone Duet, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion – Clarinet duet, Megan Trombley, Emily Roggow, Brooke Pickard – Woodwind Trio, Porche’ Brott, Abby McKillips, Kylie Levine, Leane Byard, Jesse Bishop – Brass Quintet, Kaylee James, Janelle Dion, Christina McGuire, Paige Heath Emily Roggow, Megan Trombley – Clarinet Sextet. Congratulations to all on your fine peformances!

All Star Band Performs in Alpena

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On Saturday, January 31st the MSBOA District 9 All Star Bands performed in Alpena. The two bands (a Junior Band and a Senior Band) were made up of students from all over north east Michigan. Students were selected for these ensembles through an audition process that was judged by the District 9 Band directors. The groups rehearsed for 3 hours on Friday night, 3 more hours on Saturday morning and then performed in concert on Saturday afternoon in the Alpena HS Auditorium. 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.

Concert Recordings

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MSBOA District 9 All Star Band Announced

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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!