(Update July 2, 2015)

START PRACTICING FOR HONOR BAND
FALL AUDITIONS

A note from Mr. McFadden posted today in Grant Band Facebook group

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! Summer is a great time to refresh your brain/body, spend time with family and friends, read, learn new things, and PRACTICE!!

Now is a great time to begin working on the All-State and/or Western International Band Clinic (WIBC) auditions. The audition due date comes up quick in the fall (Oct. 1 for All-State and Oct. 10 for WIBC) so start working now. These honor groups are wonderful music education opportunities and are a ton of fun – You don't want to miss out!


Audition Links:

Western International Band Clinic (WIBC)

Go to WIBC's website at the link below, then click on your instrument for the material. You may also use the All-State band material for the WIBC audition.

WIBC website


All-State

The audition material for the All-State Wind Ensemble and Orchestra has not changed, but has been re-formated to be more clear. 

The audition material for the All-State Symphonic Band HAS CHANGED!!! You can still submit the Wind Ensemble/Orchestra material and be considered for both bands. 

Read the information at the All-State Bands links below carefully. I can answer any questions you may have in the comments section on Facebook.


All-State BANDS

All-State JAZZ

All-State ORCHESTRA




(Update June 8, 2015)

GRADUATION PERFORMANCE TOMORROW


Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform tomorrow, Tuesday, June 9 at the Grant High School 2015 Graduation Ceremony at Memorial Coliseum.

Musicians will meet at Grant at 3:15 pm and travel by MAX to and from the event. The ceremony begins at 5 pm and concludes about 6:30 pm.

3:15 pm ­ Meet in Band Room

3:30 pm ­ Depart for Hollywood MAX

3:52 pm ­ Take Green Line to City Center/PSU

4:00 pm ­ Arrive Rose Quarter TC MAX and walk to Memorial Coliseum

4:10 pm ­ Set up/Warm Up

5:00 pm ­ Graduation Ceremony Begins

6:30/7 pm ­ Graduation Ends

7:20 pm ­ Depart from Rose Quarter MAX

7:28 pm ­ Arrive Hollywood MAX

8:00 pm ­ Arrive Grant HS

Musicians should:

1. Arrive at Grant in performance attire.

2. Bring snacks/water for pre­/pos-t­performance.

SAVE THE DATE! SUMMER WORKSHOP IN AUGUST

Don't miss the fun - mark your calendar now for Grant Band's Summer Workshop, August 17 to August 21.

Watch your inbox, Facebook and our website for more info.



(Update June 1, 2015)

THE CODA - WIND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLES
AWARDS NIGHT - TOMORROW AT 7PM

The Coda - our Wind and Jazz Ensembles Awards Night and Concert takes place tomorrow Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm in the auditorium. All band students and their families are invited!

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform favorite pieces selected by the bands' seniors and we'll hear with special senior solo performances. You won't want to miss the Year in Pictures presentation.

Wind Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble families, please have your student bring the following for the refreshments during the evening:

Freshmen: drinks

Sophomores: desserts

Juniors: desserts

Seniors: fruit and veggies

Please join us to say farewell to our seniors and celebrate a great year in the Grant Instrumental Music Program! 

GRADUATION PERFORMANCE TUES. JUNE 9

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Grant High School 2015 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday,
June 9
 at Memorial Coliseum. 

Musicians will meet at Grant at 3:15 pm and travel by MAX to and from the event. The ceremony begins at 5 pm and concludes about 6:30 pm.

2015-2016 ENSEMBLE AUDITION RESULTS 


Thank you to all who auditioned!!

In total, we had 102 people audition for Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, which is absolutely incredible. Unfortunately, there are no where near 102 spots in the Jazz and Wind ensembles. All the auditions were of high quality, meaning that the band program as a whole next year is going to be even better than this past year. There are some very fine players in this organization! The results reflect only where I feel you will best be served and challenged in your music education. If you are listed below, congratulations on earning a spot in Wind or Jazz Ensemble. The competition was extremely fierce due to the quality of players,  so whether you are on this list or not, I am so proud of all of you and what you have accomplished this year.

I would be more than happy to discuss any questions anyone may have at a later time.

Thank you,

Mr. McFadden

Wind Ensemble 2015-2016

Flute

Rebecca Celsi

Katie Davidson

Rachel Ha


Oboe


Samantha Soumokil

Eleanor Golden


Bassoon

Miles Cole


Clarinet


Emily Geoffroy

Adrian Galash

Izzy Schulenburg

Emma Salada

Momo Baker

Rowena Balasubramani


Bass Clarinet

Caleb Putnam

Killian Jones


Alto Sax

Quin McIntire

Kellen Ataras

Davis Almgren

Henry Morton*

Dylan Menche**


Tenor Sax

Grace Braun

Spencer Ebert

Addison Loda

Bari Sax

Jacob deVries

Ray Wagner

Trumpet

Michail Thompson

Rié Durnhil

Teagan Pendleton

Odyssey Wilson

Duncan Howell

Trombone

Gabe Bader

Olivia Gadberry

Sadie Thorburn

Bass Trombone

Alex Vischer

Euphonium

Joey Majidi

Tuba

Gabe Klinger

String Bass

Skyler Gearing


Percussion

Léna Bartels

Maddy Kuhn

Zoe Bevler

Gunnar Behny

Lucas Cansler

Koby Haigerty

*Cover horn 3 when needed
**Cover horn 4 when needed


Jazz Ensemble 2015-2016

Alto Sax

Miles Cole

Emily Geoffroy

Tenor Sax

Quin McIntire

Spencer Ebert

Bari Sax

Addison Loda

Trumpet

Michail Thompson

Eitan Davis

Teagan Pendleton

Sam Carey

Abby Rice

Trombone

Sadie Thorburn

Olivia Gadberry

Gabe Bader

Alex Vischer

Guitar

Henry Wiant

Piano

Sebastion Sach

Andrew Silva

Bass

Finn Jones

Drums

Léna Bartels

Domo Branch




(Update May 30, 2015)

GRANT H.S. MARCHING BAND STARLIGHT PARADE
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015  ITINERARY


Mr. McFadden posted the following details for Marching Band's appearance at the Starlight Parade tonight:

5:30 pm: Call Time @ Grant HS (Change into uniform, get instrument, etc.)

BE AT GRANT BY 5:30 !! :)


6:30 pm: Depart (marching) for Hollywood Max Station


7:11 pm: Green Line to NW 5th & Couch departs (Arrive @7:25)

If necessary due to not fitting everyone on Green Line...

7:15 pm: Blue Line to Old Town/Chinatown and walk to NW 8th & Davis (Arrive @ 7:27)

7:25 pm: Red Line to Old Town/Chinatown and walk to NW 8th & Davis (Arrive @ 7:37)

8:15 pm: Finished lining up @ NW 8th & Davis

8:30 pm: Parade Begins (We are participant #68)

11:00 pm: Official end of parade


When we are finished (Will be before the end of the parade), students will be waiting at Lincoln H.S. to be EITHER picked up by their family (I must see students leave with a family member) OR we will MAX back to Grant HS.


For those riding the MAX back, we will be leaving from the Providence Park Station Blue Line and arriving back @ Grant HS anywhere between 11:30 and 12:30 am depending on MAX traffic.


Musician Check List

____ Instrument

____ All parts of uniform (Jacket, pants, shako, plume, gloves, shoes, black socks)


Download Itinerary

Starlight Parade Map

Parade info



(Update May 27, 2015)

ALL BANDS PLAY AT THE SPRING CONCERT
TOMORROW AT 7PM

Please join us for our last full concert of the school year, Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm in the Grant Auditorium. All instrumental ensembles will perform and Mr. McFadden will be presenting band awards to Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab and String Orchestra members.

Bringing treat for the Bake Sale in the lobby before and after the concert? Please let us know. Contact our volunteer coordinator Donna Wax at dwax@pacifier.com.

MARCHING BAND PERFORMS IN THE
STARLIGHT PARADE - SATURDAY, MAY 30

Grant High's Marching Band is excited to be performing in this year's Rose Festival Starlight Parade, Saturday evening, May 30! 

Marching Band members will meet at Grant at 5:30 pm and travel by MAX to the parade staging area at NW Davis and 8th Avenue. 

The parade begins at 8:30 pm at NW Burnside and 9th Avenue, travels through downtown Portland and ends at Lincoln High School. 

We need a few more volunteers to walk along with the Marching Band on the parade route and help with water and other support. We also need a child's wagon for the evening to carry water along the route.

If you can volunteer or lend a wagon, please contact Donna Wax at dwax@pacifier.com


Starlight Parade Map

Parade info




(Update May 21, 2015)

COME TO THE SPRING CONCERT
THURSDAY, MAY 28 AT 7PM

Please join us for our last full concert of the school year, Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm in the Grant Auditorium. All instrumental ensembles will perform and Mr. McFadden will be presenting band awards to Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab and String Orchestra members.

Band Boosters will be hosting a Bake Sale in the lobby before and after the concert. We need volunteers for ushers (3 total), bakers and sellers for this final mini-fundraiser.

If you can help, contact our volunteer coordinator Donna Wax at dwax@pacifier.com.

MARCHING BAND PLAYS AT THE
STARLIGHT PARADE - SATURDAY, MAY 30

Grant High's Marching Band is excited to be performing in this year's Rose Festival Starlight Parade, Saturday evening, May 30! 

Marching Band members will meet at Grant at 5:30 pm and travel by MAX to the parade staging area at NW Davis and 8th Avenue. 

The parade begins at 8:30 pm at NW Burnside and 9th Avenue, travels through downtown Portland and ends at Lincoln High School. 

We need 3 volunteers to walk along with the Marching Band on the parade route and help with water and other support. We also need a child's wagon for the evening to carry water along the route.

If you can volunteer or lend a wagon, please contact Donna Wax at dwax@pacifier.com


Starlight Parade Map

Parade info

THE CODA - WIND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLES
AWARDS NIGHT - TUESDAY, JUNE 2 AT 7PM

The Coda - our Wind and Jazz Ensembles Awards Night and Concert takes place Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm in the auditorium. All band students and their families are invited!

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform favorites selected by the bands' seniors, along with special senior solo performances. You won't want to miss the Year in Pictures presentation - it's always a hit!

Wind Ensemble or Jazz Ensemble families, please have your student bring the following for the refreshments during the evening:

Freshmen: drinks

Sophomores: desserts

Juniors: desserts

Seniors: fruit and veggies

Help send off our dear seniors and celebrate a great year in the Grant Instrumental Music Program! 

GRADUATION PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 9

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Grant High School 2015 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday,
June 9
 at Memorial Coliseum. 

Musicians will meet at Grant at 3:15 pm and travel by MAX to and from the event. The ceremony begins at 5 pm and concludes about 6:30 pm.

SAVE THE DATE!
BAND SUMMER WORKSHOP IN AUGUST

Don't miss the fun - mark your calendar now for Grant Band's Summer Workshop, August 17 to August 21. 

Watch your inbox, Facebook and our website for more info.

2015-2016 BAND BOOSTERS BOARD

We have our Band Boosters board in place and ready to go for next year! Here are the board members and roles:

President: Amy Geoffroy
Treasurer: Priscilla Klockner
Secretary: Phaedra Cole
Communications: Nancy Puglia
Volunteer Coordinator: Donna Wax
Hospitality: Mark Jones 
Sweet Sound of Jazz Chair: Karis Almgren
Fundraising: Terri Pendleton

Please remember we still need your help with volunteer positions for next year, especially President-elect! We also have many opportunities for one-time commitments and more ongoing ones. This is an awesome group of parents and always need more hands on deck!

Please email Amy Geoffroy at geoffroyamy@gmail.com if you'd like to learn more or if you have a skill that could benefit the work we do as a Booster organization.



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