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.
On Saturday, February 4, 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. 14 events performed with 10 events earning First Division ratings and 4 event earning Second Division ratings.
The following Gladwin students earned First Division ratings: Brianna Dion for her Flute solo, Kaylee James for her Clarinet solo, Abby Withrow for her Flute solo, Paige Heath 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.
Earning second division ratings were: Laci Moore for her clarinet solo, VaDawn Wagnitz for her flute solo, Jeb Bukosky for his trombone solo, and Ashley Wisniewski for her clarinet 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!
On Saturday, December 17 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! A special thanks to Abby Withrow, Megan Trombley, Kaylee James, VaDawn Wagnitz, Laci Moore, Shianne Breault, and Brianna Dion for their participation in such a fun event.
On Saturday, December 3, several members of the Gladwin Junior 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. 10 events performed with 9 events earning First Division ratings and 1 event earning a Second Division rating.
The following Gladwin students performed at the festival: Noah Miller – percussion solo, Ben Penix – marimba solo, Victoria Doan – flute solo, Tobias Shipp – trumpet solo, Hannah Elmore – clarinet solo, Kaitlyn Levine – trumpet solo, Hayley Kokowicz and Kassidy Teffner – trombone duet, Tobias Shipp, Hannah Elmore, Katie Raymond – woodwind trio, Noah Miller, Ben Penix, Kaitlyn Levine, Hayley Kokowicz – percussion quartet, Victoria Doan, Olivia Klein, Alyssa Elowsky, Kaitlynn Conley, Dana Stillwagon – woodwind quintet.
Congratulation to all students for their fine performances!
On Friday, November 4 The CMU School of Music announced the members of the 2016 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 Brianna Dion, Kaylee James, Megan Trombley and VaDawn Wagnitz earned a place in the Honor Band. They will be rehearsing on Saturday and Sunday and presenting a concert on Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 in the Staples Recital hall in the CMU School of Music building. Congratulations Brianna, Kaylee, Megan and VaDawn!
You Are Invited To The First Performance
A Demonstration Concert
The Gladwin Jr. High 6th Grade Beginning Band Class
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
High School Cafetorium
We are pleased to announce the FIRST PERFORMANCE, a demonstration concert of this year’s Beginning Band Class. It is an exciting event that you won’t want to miss. Bring your cameras, & video recorders so that you can enjoy this special moment for years to come.
We will demonstrate what we have learned to this point and talk about some of the events to come. It will also present an opportunity for us to discuss your child’s success.
We want to look our best for this first performance so we are requesting that all students “Dress Up” (dress slacks, nice shirt, & dress shoes), no jeans or tennis shoes. Students must arrive at the High School no later than 7:00 for seating, tuning and warm up. Our first note will sound promptly at 7:30 and the entire performance should last about 20 minutes. Please bring a dessert to share (finger food such as cookies or brownies) so that we may share some refreshments immediately following the performance (Band Boosters will provide punch).
Please join us and bring all your friends and relatives so that we can celebrate this FIRST PERFORMANCE together.
On Monday, October 3, the GHS Marching Band will travel to Cadillac High School to participate in the 23rd Annual Cadillac Marching Band Review. The Cadillac Marching Band Review is a non-competitive performance that gives us a chance to perform our show for other marching bands and allows our performance to be critiqued by a panel of judges. It also gives us a chance to see other marching bands perform. Buses will be leaving the High School at 2:30. Students will need to bring their uniforms to school and change before they get on the buses. Students will also need to bring money for dinner (Fast Food). The show starts at 5:00. The GHS Marching Band is scheduled to perform at approximately 6:25. We expect to return to GHS between 10:30 and 11:00pm. We hope to have a large group of parents and friends from GHS come up to Cadillac to support us. Tickets will be available at the gate if you are able to join us for this performance.
On Friday, September 30 the 7th & 8th grade Band will join the Flying G Marching Band for their performance at halftime of the Gladwin vs Roscommon football game. All students should be on the practice field ready to play at 5:00. We will stay and perform with the Marching Band for the entire game and students can be picked up in HS the music room at approximately 9:30. JH students should wear blue and white for this performance.
I would like to welcom all of our incoming 6th grade beginning Band students to the Gladwin Band Family. I am looking forward to meeting you and getting you started on this new adventure. I am sure you and your parents have many questions. At the link below you will find answers to many of them. If you have any questions that I have not covered please feel free to contact me.