Congratulations to both Chris Wilson and Dan Holland! Both drum majors attended drum camp at MSU, and both earned the "Big Ten Award". This is a very high honor that is not award to everyone! Great job! We are all very proud of your accomplishments!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of those who took part in Week 2 Summer Practice Challenge The individual winner for the most minutes practiced was Thomas Volker. With 416.25 AVERAGE minutes, and the section with the most minutes practiced was the Altos. With 91.30% of members participating, and the section with the most participation was the Color Guard. Congratulations! All ALTO members that participated this week has earn 1 Director Points, and THOMAS has earned 5 Director Points! The ALTOS will be first in line for all meals on Monday. TODATE ... the band has practiced a total of 42,873 minutes. That is AWESOME! We are now on in the Week 3 of the challenge. REMEMBER that sectional work can be counted in the challenge so be sure to record those minutes!
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CONGRATULATIONS to all of those who took part in Week 1 Summer Practice Challenge The individual winner for the most minutes practiced was HUNTER BOSTELY. With 337.08 AVERAGE minutes, and the section with the most minutes practiced was the PIT. With 100% of members participating, and the section with the most participation was the ALTOS. Congratulations! All PIT members that participated this week has earn 1 Director Points, and HUNTER has earned 5 Director Points! The PIT will be first in line for all meals on Monday. TODATE ... the band has practiced a total of 19,932 minutes. That is AWESOME! We are now on in the Week 2 of the challenge. REMEMBER that sectional work can be counted in the challenge so be sure to record those minutes!
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Today is the last day for The Summer Practice Challenge Week 1. Throughout the week the leader board has been changed numerous times. As of 11am this morning, Hunter is in the leader for most minutes practiced, Altos are in the lead for most participation, and in the lead for highest average minutes in the Color Guard. You still have today to practice and enter those minutes. You have until mid-night tonight to get this done! GOOD LUCK!
Over 60,000 pages visited on the GBHS Band Website! What does that mean to you? NOTHING! And it's really is not that exciting! What it does mean is that we are reaching one of our goals. We want to keep our members, families and friends informed of all the programs activities. (And we are very busy!) We are very pleased that so many people are using our website to stay informed. If you have not bookmarked our site, please consider doing so soon. Thank you! You can visit our homepage by CLICKING HERE.
Today, Mr. Finkbeiner was named the 2014 Grand Blanc High School Elective Teacher of the Year! This is a HUGE honor and we are very proud of you! Your hard work and dedication to our students is appreciated. Congratulations Mr. Finkbeiner!
Where has time gone? Tomorrow, our 2014 gratuates will walk down the isle and be recognised for their hard work, and to receive their high school diploma. We are so proud of their work and accomplishments, and they will be deeply missed. In an effort to honor them on their special day, each GBHS Instrumental Music senior will be posted on our Facebook page. Starting at 8am, and continuing every half hour, we will post each students senior picture, their GBHS Music resume and their future plans. We hope that you enjoy our simple way of honoring each student. CONGRATULATIONS class of 2014!
The Spring Concert this past Wednesday was wonderful. Concert and Symphonic bands, and Wind Ensemble all performed with the usual excellence. Thank you Mr. Hutchison and Mr. Finkbeiner. Thank you to the parents who brought baked goods for intermission.
Jazz Night was a wonderful success! Cheers to the 3 O’clock and 4 O’clock bands, and the Jazz Combo who performed with superior musicianship, and especially to Mr. Finkbeiner whose excellence brought it together.
The performances were exceptional, and played to an enthusiastic crowd. We had 10 local companies sponsor tables for the event, and 298 spectators who came out to enjoy an evening of music. This was the result of the hard work of Stacey Tyckoski! She worked for months organizing and setting this night up, and she did a fantastic job. THANK YOU STACEY! And a big thank you to the student and parent volunteers who worked the event, and for the many desserts that were donated.
Senior pictures have been rolling in, but we are still missing pictures from some of our students. Check out how much our seniors have grown up! If you have forgotten to send us your pictures, please e-mail them to us!
The 2013-2014 Practice Minutes Leaderboard has been updated. We have not updated it in a LONG time. Sorry! It is now updated, and there are some HUGE changes. Congratulations to our top three leaders ... Andrew Tyckoski, Caty Mraz, and Rania Fanous. Click the button below to see how you rank with your classmates.
Congratulations to the GBHS Indoor Percussion Ensemble for their 4th place finish at MCGC Championship. The ensemble had a GREAT run and did one of their finest shows of the season. Great job everyone! Very proud of you!
CONGRATULATIONS to the GBHS Winter Guard ... MCGC Regional A State Champions! Today the winter guard traveled to SCSU to perform one final time in the MCGC State Championship. Scoring a 78.14, the guard took 1st place in Regional A. The show was amazing! Congratulations to all the students, parents and staff, for all your hard work and dedication this season. We are so proud of you!
Today, the GBHS Indoor Percussion Ensemble traveled to Huron Valley to compete in a MCGC contest. Scoring a 82.6, the drumline took 2nd place in Percussion Scholastic A! Great job everyone! We are proud of you!
Great job to all students that participated in MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble. All the students did a wonderful job. 11 students earned a division "I" rating. Great job to ALL students!
Congratulations to the GBHS Winter Guard who competed at the MCGC competition at Novi. Scoring a 74.12, the winter guard took 2nd place in Regional A! Great job everyone!
The GBHS Instrumental Music Program is proud to host MSBOA District 3, Honors Jazz Band on Saturday, March 15th @ GBHS. This event features the top Jazz musicians from Lapeer HS, Imlay City HS, Caro HS, Grand Blanc HS, Oxford HS, Holly HS and Linden HS. The concert is at 5pm, in the Howard Pepper Auditorium, and is FREE! Come enjoy a free Jazz Concert that features many outstanding high school jazz musicians.
Four GBHS Winter Guard members participated in MCGC Winter Guard Solo and Ensemble. Katie Howie performed a rifle solo. Jessica McCallum performed a flag solo. Shanyce Pringle and Eva Alterman performed a flag duet. All four students did a wonderful job. Katie and Jessica took 1st place in their events, and Shanyce and Eva took 2nd place. Great job ladies! We are proud of you!
Congratulations to all members of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Yesterday all three groups participated in MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival at Flushing High School. We are pleased to announce that all three bands earned a SUPERIOR rating. Great job everyone! A special thanks to all the parents that helped as chaperones, set-up crews, and loading the truck!
CONGRATULATIONS to Jack, who was chosen as Mr. Hutchison's 6th grade brass class, STUDENT OF THE MONTH. As a trumpet player, Jake continues to work hard at everything he does. For a while, he was struggling at playing the high notes, but he worked hard at home, and now can out play most of his classmates. Jake is especially strong at counting rhythms and knowing all his fingerings. Jake is one of the first students to class, and always willing to learn new things. Congrats Jack, we are all very proud of you! Keep it up!
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