Text messaging has become one of the leading forms of communication today. We have the capability to use text messaging for small important reminders or quick communication. This is one more step we can use to keep the members and parents informed. We have tested this program and found that those students who have opted in, have higher grades and less late work. Students that enroll in this program can earn EXTRA CREDIT. CLICK HERE to learn more about this program, and how to earn extra credit. If you have already enrolled in this program, your extra credit points have been applied. If you are new, fill out the form on the website.
Believe it or not, it is time to start getting ready for our Spring Concert and Senior Recognition Night. It seems like just yesterday that they started high school and were new to the band program. Soon they will graduate and start a new chapter. Before they go, we would like to recognize them. One way we do this is by adding their senior picture to the slide show presentation at our concert, and to our website.
Please send us 2 or 3 of their favorite senior pictures. If they did not have senior pictures taken, please send us some recent photos. It is VERY important to us that EVERY student is recognized.
You can e-mail those photos to us by CLICKING HERE. (jpg files are the best)
You can also visit the 2013 Senior Pictures portion to our website by CLICKING HERE.
Please do not delay so we can get this done ASAP.
Thank you all very much!
Mr. Cory Hutchison
Director of Bands
Our 2nd annual Mom2Mom Sale is just over a month away! The Grand Blanc High School Band Boosters have reserved the large gym for Saturday, April 20th. Hours of sale are again 9:30-1:00, with setup beginning at 7:45am this year. Last year's sale was a huge success, and we are hoping this year's sale will be even bigger and better! We will be advertising heavily in the following ways:
- All local elementary school Friday folders
- Daycare facilities
- The Grand Blanc View
- GBHS Band website
- Yard signs
REMINDER: If you are a brand vendor (Pampered Chef, Avon, etc.), send an email to me right away if you intend to sell! In order to advertise on mom2momlist.com, we are only allowed to have 1 of each vendor, and only 10% of our total number of tables can be vendors. Those tables go quickly!
I have attached a registration form for your convenience. Please note our new email address:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Come check out the MSBOA Honors Band Concert today at 5pm. Performance is at Linden HS and FREE to the public. Jake Klinck, Warren Lissner, Chris Wilson, and Darren Maschino are all representing Grand Blanc. Good luck gentlemen!
Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom… In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country. - Duke Ellington
Several East Middle School Band Members have been nominated to perform side-by-side with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on April 19, in Orchestra Hall. We’re anxiously awaiting the nomination process to see who will make the cut! Good luck to Sabrina Beholz (trumpet), Alexis Crochran (clarinet), Lisa Kim (flute), Lauren Perry (flute), and Mackenzie Stottmeister (French Horn).
Attention all Tweeters! Did you know that the GBHS Band Program has a Twitter account? Yep ... we're that cool. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US We will keep you posted on all the happenings within the band program. Stay informed!
2013-2014 GBHS Wind Ensemble auditions are right around the corner. Audition times are filling up quickly! Do not miss out! Visit the Wind Ensemble Audition Page for more information. If you have any questions, please let us know!
The world’s most famous flute player Sir James Galway is the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer, whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries and ages. A musical legend, his virtuosity is equaled only by his limitless musical vision. In a program expected to include works ranging from Mancini, Mozart and Debussy, the “Man with the Golden Flute” will be joined by his wife, flutist Lady Jeanne Galway, and an ensemble of musicians for a night you won’t want to miss. One of James Galway’s recent releases, O’Reilly Street, is a collaboration with Cuban timba group Tiempo Libre, who can also be seen at the Wharton Center on March 28th, 2013. Well worth the trip! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
By establishing March 4 as "National Marching Arts Day," we will celebrate the positive effects on young people and our society from lessons learned and life skills acquired through involvement with the unique collection activities which comprise the "marching arts."
These activities includes marching bands, drum corps, drill teams, color guards, drum lines, step teams, string bands, pipe bands, fife and drum groups, military bands, ceremonial groups and other ensembles promoting music making, entertainment, cultural enrichment, self-confidence, leadership training, responsibility, competition, good sportsmanship and fun.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION
We are pleased to announce that the GBHS Wind Ensemble will be heading to Chicago in April of 2014. This three day, two night trip, will offer a number of fun and educational opportunities for all the students. Although this trip is in its early stages of planning, we are excited about variety of activities being planned. Activities include ... Chicago Symphony performance, Blue Man Group performance, Broadway Show, Dinner Theaters, visits to a variety of museums, and much more! More information to follow!
Blue Lake continues to offer dozens of educational fine arts programs for all ages, as well as a wide variety of performances during the Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival. The first campers arrived at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp on July 5th, 1966. Since that time, more than 300,000 gifted students have taken part in our varied arts programs. On Thursday, March 14th, a Blue Lakes representative will be coming to Grand Blanc to audition students for scholarships. Auditions will be held during Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble class time. Your audition can be on any music that you are studying in class, or a solo that you have been working on. Do not miss out on this great opportunity!
On Monday, the GBHS Band Boosters elected the new Booster Executive Board for the next school year. A special thank you to Liz Lissner and Dottie DeSantis for their hard work with the music program. We appreciate all of your hard work. You now 'graduate' from the booster organization, and we wish you well. Although the new board has been elected, we still need MANY parents to help with all the band projects.
The new board is as follows ...
Kelly Wells - President (Returning in new role)
Loryssa Asher - Vice President (New)
Amy Rechsteiner - Treasure (Returning)
Linda Tubbs - Treasure (New)
Michelle Wetenhall - Secretary (Returning)
The WMS jazz band has begun rehearsing. This is an optional after school activity for WMS students. They rehearse about once a week after school in the late winter and spring and perform at the spring concert along with the 7th and 8th grade bands. We look forward to hearing them on May 14th.
The schedule for the 2013 MSBOA State Jazz Festival was released today. The GBHS Jass Band Performs at 7:30pm, on Wednesday, March 27th. Jazz Festival is at Royal Oak High School. We are still in need of parents to drive students to and from Royal Oak the day of the event. If you can help drive, please CLICK HERE to sign up. Complete schedule has been e-mailed out to all the students and parents. Copies will also be available in the band room. Thank you for your support!
MSBOA has just released the schedule for State S&E. It is available to download from the STATE S&E PAGE or you can pick up a copy, located in the band room. States are less then two weeks away! TIme to get busy!
Are you looking to rent a tent this summer for an open house or a party? You can rent the tents that
were used during the 2012 marching band season for only $50 per event. The tent size is 12x12. If
you are interested in renting one or more of these tents for your event, contact Mark Buchowski @ 810-252-0267 for more information.
Three Grand Blanc HS students have been invited to participate in the 2nd Annual MSBOA Honors Jazz Band at Linden High School. Jake Klinck, Chris Wilson and Warren Lissner will each take part in a day of rehearsal, sectionals, and a final performance on March 16th at 5pm. This year, Mr. Matt Shephard from the Sanford-Meridian Band Program will be the guest clinician, giving the students new ways and ideas to interpret and play jazz.
The Grand Blanc High School Instrumental Music Department is proud to announce our NEW website. Our old website was outdated and needed a facelift. We have been working behind the scenes, creating a website that will meet our needs. Over then next few months, you can still access our old page, but soon that page will go away. You should bookmark this new page and add it to your favorites. All future announcements and additions will be add here. CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR NEW PAGE! We hope you like our new look!
On Saturday, March 3rd, Danielle Pierson (Senior) and Jessica McCallum (Junior) participated in MCGC Solo and Ensemble Competition. Danielle placed 3rd in rifle solo, and both of them placed 2nd in flag duet. Great job ladies! We are proud of you both!
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