GHS Band Students in CMU Honors Band

photo 2On 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!

Gladwin Bands In Concert December 4

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.

Apple Pie Sale Wraps Successfully

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.

7th & 8th Grade Bands Performance with Marching Band

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

Gladwin Bands Fish Dinner

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.

1st Marching Band Performance

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).

Marching Band Camp

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!

Drill Charts

GHS Marching Band Block
GHS Pregame 2014
GHS Halftime 2014

Links to the recordings
Counting Stars
Hey Brother
Just Give Me A Reason

Links to the scores
Counting Stars
Hey Brother
Just Give Me A Reason

Cedar Point

The Buses will leave from the HS parking lot at 5:00 am WITH OR WITHOUT YOU! Do not be late. At this point, if you miss the bus for any reason It will not be possible to refund your money. While at Cedar Point stay with your group at all times and be on time for each check in (2:00, 6:00, 9:30). If you have any problems while at the park, check in with either the Cedar Point Police or one of the First Aid stations. They will be able to contact Mr. Falls so he will be able to help you.

Please use the links below to double check the Bus and Group lists. a few people were moved from one bus to the other in order to make sure that everyone in a group was on the same bus. Know which bus you are riding on before you arrive. Buses will be in the HS parking lot at approximately 4:30 am.

Cedar Point – Bus List

Cedar Point – Group List

State Band Festival Recap

State Festival 2014

On Thursday, April 24, the Gladwin HS Symphonic Band traveled to Manistee HS to perform as part of the 2014 MSBOA State Band Festival. The Band qualified for this honor by earning a First Division rating at District Festival which was held in February. The GHS Symphonic Band had the opportunity to listen to some fine performances by other Bands participating in the Festival and gave a fine performance themselves earning a Second Division Rating. Mr. Falls is very pleased with the efforts of the Symphonic Band members.

State Solo & Ensemble Festival Results

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Gladwin Band Students do well at State Solo & Ensemble Festival

On Saturday, March 22, 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 held at several sites around Michigan and attended by students from all over the state. Everyone who performed at State Festival qualified for this honor 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. The Gladwin contingent did extremely well. 9 events performed with 7 events earning First Division ratings and 2 events earning Second Division ratings. The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Ashley Falls for her marimba solo, Ashley Falls, Andrew Good, Blake Otto, Allison Kistler, Cole Cunningham for their percussion ensemble (aka “Andrew and the Goodies”), Shianne Breault for her french horn solo, Janelle Dion, Brianna Dion for their woodwind duet, Janelle Dion for her clarinet solo, Allison Kistler, Kylie Levine, Shianne Breault for their french horn trio and Kaylee James for her clarinet solo.

Students who earned Second Division ratings: Michaela Brown, Porche’ Brott, Mark McAulay, Carly Hickey, Cayla Wilber, Jared Beecher for their trumpet ensemble and Porche’ Brott for her trumpet solo.

In addition, Ashley Falls was nominated by her adjudicator to be considered for participation in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival that will be held in Kalamazoo in May.

Congratulations to all for your fine performances!