(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.



(Update May 14, 2015)

DON'T MISS LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


Little Shop of Horrors final performances are tonight, May 14 through Saturday, May 16, show times at 7:30 p.m.  Get your tickets ($12 adults, $6 students) in advance online or at the door.

LAST BOOSTERS MEETING TUES. MAY 19

Our last Band Boosters meeting of the year is next Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm in the band room. It's a great time to ask questions hear what's coming up for next school year. We have a few board positions open as well (see below). 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR SPRING CONCERT

All Grant instrumental ensembles will perform at our last concert of the school year, Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm in the Grant Auditorium.


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.

BOOSTERS NOMINATIONS NEEDED

Band Boosters is asking for nominations for 2015-2016 Booster positions. Please email names of parents for nominations - ASAP! We're especially in need of a President-elect and Fundraising Chair. If you're interested or know an incoming parent who may be, contact Amy Geoffroy to learn more TODAY! geoffroyamy@gmail.com.





(Update May 6, 2015)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS OPENS THURSDAY!

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


Little Shop of Horrors - Grant High's spring musical - will make you scream with laughter!
Performances are May 7-9 and 14-16, show times at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets ($12 adults, $6 students) in advance online or at the door.

Pit Orchestra is giving the production big thumbs up and says everyone should see this show!

STATE SOLO COMPETITION KUDOS

Grant musicians put in strong performances at the OSAA Solo Music State Championships at Lewis & Clark College last Saturday.

Congratulations to Miles Cole, who placed fifth for his performance in the bassoon championship!

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR SPRING CONCERT

All Grant instrumental ensembles will perform at our last concert of the school year, Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm in the Grant Auditorium.


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.

BOOSTERS NOMINATIONS NEEDED

Band Boosters is asking for nominations for 2015-2016 Booster positions. Please email names of parents for nominations - ASAP! We're especially in need of a President-elect and Fundraising Chair. If you're interested or know an incoming parent who may be, contact Amy Geoffroy to learn more TODAY! geoffroyamy@gmail.com.



(Update Apr. 29, 2015)

GOOD LUCK AT STATE SOLO COMPETITION!

The following Grant students will be competing at the OSAA State Solo Competition on Saturday, May 2 at Lewis & Clark College. Good luck to all!

STUDENT 

INSTRUMENT/VOICE

TIME

LOCATION

Isaiah Zimmerman

Baritone Voice

8:30 am

Council Chamber

Sophia Morrow

Mezzo Voice

11:00 am

Chapel Pavilion

Rebecca Celsi

Flute

11:20 am

Albany 220

Maia Dooney

Soprano Voice

11:20 am

Chapel

Miles Cole

Bassoon

11:40 am

Miller 105

Michael Meo

Tenor Voice

1:20 pm

Council Chamber

Nyles Green

Trombone

2:40 pm

Howard 102

Michail Thompson

Trumpet

2:40 pm

Evans Auditorium

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPRING CONCERT 

All Grant instrumental ensembles will perform at our last major concert of the school year, Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm in the Grant Auditorium. 

Band Boosters will be hosting a Bake Sale in the lobby before and after the concert. We are asking for volunteers for ushers (3 total), bakers and sellers to make this event a success. Bake, Eat or Greet to help with a strong send off for this band season! 

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

GET TICKETS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 

Grant High School's production of Little Shop of Horrors - May 7-9 and 14-16 - features live music by our very own pit orchestra players! All showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, available at the door and online. You won't want to miss it.

KEEP ON BOOSTING

Calling all band families! Please email names of parents for nominations for Booster positions for the 2015-2016 school year - ASAP! If you are unsure of a role or have questions, please don't hesitate to ask Boosters president Amy Geoffroy.

Band Boosters Needs Leadership for Next Year:

  • President-Elect

  • Fundraising Chair

The instrumental music program, your students and Mr. McFadden depend on the Band Boosters for organization, fundraising, communication and behind the scenes work to function. Without parent involvement, many things simply won't happen:

Money for new music, competitions and transportation 

Marching band, pep band support

Uniform organization and preparation

Website, Facebook and email communication

Sweet Sound of Jazz

Summer Workshop

Concert concessions and other support

And more!

Anyone with children in any ensemble is welcome and needed: Percussion Ensemble, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab.

Please help ALL instrumental programs continue by volunteering today. If you might consider taking on a leadership role or know an incoming parent you may be interested, contact Amy Geoffroy to find out more TODAY! geoffroyamy@gmail.com.





Older posts »