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!
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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!
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.
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
9:00 – 9:50
|10:00 – 10:50||
11:00 – 11:50
|12:00 – 12:30||
1:00 – 1:50
|2:00 – 2:50||
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.
GHS Marching Band Camp will be held at The Springs August 16 through 19. Check this page soon for more information and expect a packet of info in the mail sometime during the first week of August. Music can be looked at and listened to on the HS Band Google Classroom. The new class code was emailed to you in July. If you do not have it contact Mr. Falls.
On Saturday, March 18, 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 northern Michigan who qualified for this event by earning a First Division rating at District Festival. The students prepared solos and small ensembles and their performances were evaluated by trained MSBOA adjudicators. The Gladwin contingent did very well. 8 events performed with 7 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.
Earning First Division ratings were: Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Megan Trombley for both her clarinet and bass clarinet solos, Mario Sangret-Savalle for his Alto Sax Solo, Kaylee James, Laci Moore, Paige Heath, Megan Trombley for their Clarinet quartet, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, DJ Nyman, Aaron Morgan, Donald Underhil, Kelsey Cameron, Lauren Seebeck, Emily Withrow, Brittany Sharpsteen for their Trumpet Ensemble, Porche’ Brott, Colton Foster, Mario Sangret-Savalle, Wyatt Raymond, Abby McKillips for their brass quintet.
Paige Heath earned a Second Division rating for her clarinet solo.
Congratulations to all for a job well done!
On Friday, March 10 both the JH Concert Band and the HS Symphonic Band traveled to Oscoda HS to perform at the MSBOA District Band Festival. Both Bands played a short concert program consisting of 3 pieces and then were asked to sight read. Their performances were evaluated by a panel of four trained MSBOA Adjudicators. Three of the judges evaluated our concert performances and the fourth judge evaluated our sight reading skill. The HS Band received a First Division rating earning “Straight Ones” from all four judges. The JH Band earned a Second Division rating splitting the judges by earning two ones and two twos from the judges.. The District Festival evaluation provides us with an outside opinion on the state of our Band program. Earning First Division ratings means that we are achieving the highest standard set by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. Mr. Falls is very proud of the hard work that both Bands put in during rehearsals which led to their fine performances at the Festival! Special thanks to the many parents and friends who made the trip to Oscoda to support us.