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State Solo & Ensemble Festival Saturday, March 17

On Saturday, March 17, members of the GHS Symphonic Band will travel to Cadillac HS to perform in the MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble Festival. Find the schedule for the day in the link below.

 

State Solo & Ensemble Schedule & Information

District Band Festival Friday, March 9

On Friday, March 9 the JH and HS Bands will travel to Oscoda HS to perform for the MSBOA District 9 Band Festival Evaluations. The JH Band performs at 3:45 and the HS Band will perform at 7:00. All Performances are free and open to the public. Complete schedules for both Bands are in the link below.

 

Band Festival Schedules

HS Solo & Ensemble Results

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On Saturday, February 3, several members of the Gladwin 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.  17 events performed with 12 events earning First Division ratings and 4 events earning Second Division ratings.

The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings:  Paige Heath for her Clarinet solo, Brittany Sharpsteen, Kaitlyn levine, DJ Nyman, Donny Underhill, Emily Withrow for their Trumpet Ensemble, Carly Haines for her Saxophone solo, Abby McKillips, DJ Nyman, Emily Withrow, Mario Sangret Savalle, Jeb Bukosky, Alexander Beecher for their Brass ensemble, VaDawn Wagnitz, Abby Withrow for their Flute duet, Megan Trombley for both her Clarinet and Bass Clarinet solos, Abby Withrow for her Flute Solo, Kassidee Roggow, Grant Otto, Noah Miller for their Percussion trio, Victor Edick, Carly Haines, Grant Shafer, Danielle Klamer for their Saxophone quartet, Kaitlyn Levine for her Trumpet solo, Megan Trombley, Cassie Foster, Paige Heath for their Clarinet trio.

Earning second division ratings were: Jeb Bukosky for his Trombone solo, Jeb Bukosky, Danielle Roggow for their Tuba duet, Mario Sangret-Savalle, VaDawn Wagnitz for their French Horn/Flute duet, Victoria Doan, Olivia Klein for their Flute duet, Victoria Doan for her Flute 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!

2018 MSBOA District 9 All Star Band

The MSBOA District 9 All Star Band concert took place on Saturday, January 20. Gladwin Community Schools was well represented having 16 students earn places in the two bands. The conductors were Roger Weyersberg from Saginaw Valley State University and Marty Marks from Adrian College.2018 District All Star Band

East Shore Wind Symphony HS Honor Band Members

On Saturday, December 16 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!

East Shore Honor Band

JH Solo & Ensemble Results

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On Saturday, December 2, several members of the Gladwin Junior 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.4 events performed with 10 events earning First Division ratings and 4 events earning Second Division ratings.

The following Gladwin students performed at the festival:  Jack Willford and Zoe Jines – Trumpet Duet, Tobias Shipp – Baritone Solo, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond, Tobias Ship – Mixed Trio, Hannah Elmore – Clarinet Solo, Grace Whitman – Flute Solo, Hayden Hurst – Trumpet Solo, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond – Woodwind Duet, Meradith Anderson – Flute Solo, Skylar Davy – Flute Solo, Parker Guoan, Nathan Keen, Emily Wyniemko – Trumpet Trio, Katie Raymond – Tenor Sax Solo, Meradith Anderson, Grace Whitman – Flute Duet, Nathan Keen – Trumpet Duet, Hayden Hurst, Parker Guoan, Tobias Shipp – Brass Trio.

Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!

Congratulations Megan Trombley!

Megan Trombley CMU Honor Band

Marching Band Camp

Band Camp will be held at The Springs Camp August 16 through 19. Full schedule  and camp information can be found by clicking the link below. Plan to meet in the HS Band room at 10:30 on the 16th.

Band Camp Information

Beginning Band Starter Lessons

Now that you have those SPARKLING NEW INSTRUMENTS, what do you do with them?

On August 21 and 22 each section of the band will have two starter lessons.  During each class, each section of instruments will meet together, in the Jr. High School music room for a one hour starter lesson. This small group setting allows me to address instrument specific issues without having the rest of the class sitting with nothing to do.  Once school starts all students will meet together during Band class.

 

We will cover:

How to care for your instrument

How to safely assemble and put away your instrument.

There will also be a short lesson on how to play your instrument

Introduction to reading music

Please check the schedule below and make plans to attend the sessions for your instrument.  Make sure you bring your instrument, your book, and your parents/guardian.  I look forward to seeing you and getting the year off to a GREAT start!.

 

Starter Lesson Schedule
Mon & Tue, August 21 & 22

9:00 – 9:50

Flutes
10:00 – 10:50

Clarinets

11:00 – 11:50

Saxophones
12:00 – 12:30

Percussion

1:00 – 1:50

Trumpets/French Horns
2:00 – 2:50

Trombones/Baritones/Tubas

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.