Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Overview of end of year events for Band 2016

This information was posted on the board in the band room, but I wanted to commit it to a more mobile location...

End of Year Events for Band:
  • Spring Concert/ Arts Night
    • Thursday May 19th (Doors open at 6pm Concert begins at 7pm)
    • Possible Titles
      • Fanfares and Flourishes
      • Amazing Grace
      • Walking Frog
      • Caribbean Rondo
      • Genius of Ray Charles
      • Original Dixieland Concerto
    • Concert Attire: Black and White
  • Hershey Trip

Graduation Information for Band

Graduation will be held at the Hanover Theater on Friday June 3rd. The Hanover Theater is an absolutely beautiful venue and we are honored to have the opportunity to play there again this year. Unfortunately, space constraints in the pit at the theater will limit participation for band members this year. We will plan to have a group of about 35 student musicians. That list will be sent out in the coming days.  This will give us a relatively balanced instrumentation and numbers that should allow us to fit in the pit.

The schedule for the upcoming graduation rehearsals and ceremony:

Thursday June 2nd
 9am Graduation rehearsal in the GHS Auditorium
Band members performing at graduation will be part of this rehearsal

Friday June 3rd
8am Band students will load bus to go to the Hanover Theater for morning rehearsal
Students will return to the school by 11am

4:30pm Band students will load the bus to bring us to the Hanover Theater for the graduation ceremony
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a bus will return us to GHS (approx. 7:45-8PM)

Concert attire is BLACK AND WHITE!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Memorial Day Parade Information

On Monday May 30th the students of the GHS Band have been given the honor of marching in the annual Memorial Day Parade. Students will meet at the high school at 10am. The schedule is as follows:

10:45am: Buses leave the GHS parking lot
11:15am: Groups begin the parade at Norcross Park to the Commons.

After a ceremony on the Commons, the parade continues to the High School.
12:00pm: J.F. Kennedy School Flag Raising

Students will wear khaki pants/ shorts with a green top. 
We will be boarding the busses at 10:30am to go to the staging area at Norcross Park

It is important that band students have their music memorized or have printed copies and a lyre to hold their music.

The trumpeters for taps will meet at the American Legion Delisle Goulet Post 92 at 7:00am. They will rejoin the band at Norcross Park.

The Memorial Day Parade is a required performance as per our course expectations.

Grafton High School Students will be able to: Understand and demonstrate the duties and responsibilities that come with citizenship