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.
This letter is an invitation to you, your family and friends to attend the GBHS Instrumental Music Program’s Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 7th, at 7pm in the Howard Pepper Auditorium. The concert will feature a variety of musical selections and admission to the concert is free.
Our band members have been working hard in ensemble rehearsals, sectionals and through individual practice to prepare this music for your entertainment and enjoyment. I know the students will give their best efforts as performers and hope that you, as audience members, will help provide the students with a true concert atmosphere.
In order to heighten the experience for you as a listener and for the students as performers, we'd like to remind you of the following points of concert etiquette:
As always, if I can answer any questions regarding our band program, feel free to contact me at 591-6102.
Mr. Corbin Hutchison
Director of Bands
Grand Blanc Band Boosters are proud to present:
Sweet Sounds - Performances by the GBHS Jazz Band and Jazz Combo.
+ An Evening of Sweet Jazz and Desserts +
If you missed the first two performances, it is not too late to see "ANNIE". There are many members of the GBHS Instrumental Music Department involved in this production. There are only two shows left. Today at 2pm, and tonight at 7pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students. Don't miss out!
If you missed the GBHS Indoor Percussion Ensembles 4th place performance at MCGC Championship, check it out here. Great job everyone and good luck at Dayton!
Good luck to the GBHS Winter Percussion Ensemble as they head to Dayton Ohio, for the WGI World Championships! This is the first time that they drumline has ever attended WGI. Their full itinerary is below.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
3:00 PM Meet at GBHS, Load truck, Depart GBHS
*Stop for dinner on the way (on their own)
8:30 PM Arrive at housing site, Unload truck
9:00 PM Rehearsal begins
10:30 PM Rehearsal ends, Set up sleeping bags, Get ready for bed
12:00 AM Lights out
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
8:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
9:00 AM Rehearsal
12:00 PM Rehearsal ends, Load truck, Depart housing site
1:00 PM Arrive at Nutter Center, *Eat lunch (provided), Unload truck, Get into uniform, Start warming up outside
3:49 PM Proceed to official warm up
3:59 PM Official warm up begins
4:17 PM Proceed to arena
4:35 PM Perform in prelims competition
4:44 PM Fold floor, Take group photo
5:00 PM Load truck, Get out of uniform, Depart Nutter Center
6:00 PM Arrive at housing site, Unload truck, *Eat dinner (provided)
IF WE MAKE SEMI-FINALS IF WE DON’T MAKE SEMI-FINALS
7:00 PM Rehearsal begins Go to UD Arena to watch other groups
10:00 PM Rehearsal ends, Get ready for bed
12:00 AM Lights out
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
8:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
10:00 AM Depart housing site Go to UD Arena to watch other groups
10:30 AM Arrive at Nutter Center
12:50 PM Proceed to official warm up
1:00 PM Approximate official warm up time
1:20 PM Proceed to arena
1:30 PM Approximate semi-finals performance time
1:40 PM Load truck, Go back to housing site
*Eat lunch (provided)
IF WE MAKE FINALS
2:30 PM Rehearsal starts
4:30 PM Rehearsal ends
6:00 PM Arrive at UD Arena *Possible dinner out
8:05 PM Approximate official warm up time Arrive at housing site
8:25 PM Proceed to arena
8:35 PM Approximate finals performance time
8:45 PM Fold floor, Watch other groups
10:45 PM Awards, Full retreat
11:00 PM Depart competition site
11:30 PM Arrive at housing site
1:00 AM Lights out
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
9:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
1:00 PM Depart housing site
1:30 PM Arrive at competition site
Watch other groups warm up
5:00 PM Go inside for world class finals (tickets provided)
*Eat dinner inside (on their own)
11:45 PM Finale
Depart UD Arena
1:00 AM Lights out
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
7:00 AM *Breakfast (provided)
8:00 AM Depart housing site
1:00 PM Arrive at GBHS
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!
Following the percussion performance, the GBHS Winter Guard also competed at the MCGC competition at Milford HS. Scoring a 73.51, the winter guard took 1st place in Regional A! Another great performance. Wonderful job!
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!
Good luck to Grand Blanc HS Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble as they participate in MSBOA Band Festival today. You have worked hard, and now it's time to show. Best wishes to all students!
Congratulations GBHS Winter Guard! Yesterday, the ensemble traveled to Walled Lake Western to performed their show at the WGI regional. Over the past few months the group has been working hard to get ready for their first competition. Their first show was cancelled due to the weather, so the members were ready to start their competitive season. Their hard work paid off. Scoring a 57.45, the group took 1ST PLACE. Great job everyone! Very proud! A special thank you to all the parents and staff for their hard work.
Great job GBHS Winter Percussion Ensemble! The group performed their show "Barbarains" at the WGI Troy regional today. Over the past few months the group has been working hard to get ready for their first competition. Their hard work has paid off. Scoring a 69.95, the ensemble tied for 1ST PLACE. Great job everyone! Very proud! A special thank you to all the parents and staff for their hard work.
2014 MSBOA Band Festival times are now posted. Visit the band website for more information. Full itineraries are available to download, at the bottom of the page. Click the link below to visit the website.
Interested in being a member of the GBHS Orchestra Pit? This year, the GBHS Drama Department presents, "Annie". We are currently taking applications for students who are interested in being in this production. Positions are limited. Follow the link below for more information.
2014 MSBOA District S&E times are now posted on the band website. You can find your time and performance room on the master spreadsheet. You can also download a PDF of all times as well. Follow the like below to go to the website.
Dear Solo and Ensemble Participants -
S&E is just a few short weeks away! I trust that you have been working hard on this important performance. Attached is a little ‘check off’ sheet to make sure that you have taken care of all the details.
You are required to play for Mr. Finkbeiner or myself prior to the festival. We have set up appointment times in charms for you to sign up. There are only 5 days available in our schedule. (January 29th and 30th, and February 4th, 5th and 6th.)
For your practice section with the teacher ….
Congratulations to Andrew Tyckoski, Ben Hendrickson and Aaron Goofellow for being selected for the 2014 MSBOA, Distict III, Honors Band! The honors band day is a non-competitive activity of the MSBOA. They were selected based on their outstanding performance at the MSBOA Solo and Ensemble, or by the recommendation of their directors. The conductor of the high school honors band is Mr. John Madden. Professor Madden is the Assistant Director of Bands at Michigan State Univeristy, and the Director of the Spartan Marching Band.
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The GBHS Pep-Band performs at their first basketball game. The pep-band is an all voluntary group of students, dedicated in promoting school spirit. The band plays at home basketball games on Friday. This will include both men's and women's basketball teams. Membership for the pep-band is open to all students at GBHS.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the band students on a fine performance at the 2013 Winter Concert. Your hard work these past few months have really paid off. Your performance was truly amazing. We can not be more pleased with your hard work, performance on stage, and your ability to represent your program with class. Grand Blanc is truly proud of your accomplishments! Thank you!
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