(Update Apr. 20, 2015)

BOOSTERS MEET TOMORROW AT 6:30 PM

Band Boosters meet tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm in the band room. We'll have a update from Mr. McFadden and discuss what's coming up for band as we head into the last part of the school year. We're looking for next year's Boosters board members - Please join us and invite any 8th grade families you know from middle school to come too, we'd love to have them! 

FESTIVAL SUCCESS!

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble put on show-stopping performances last week at their festival appearances! Mr. McFadden should have word this week for Wind Ensemble on results from the PIL Instrumental Music Festival.  

And big congratulations to Jazz Ensemble on their second-place win at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival. Charlie Brown won one of two outstanding soloists awards in the AAA division and Domo Branch was named outstanding soloist of the entire festival.

Amazing work, musicians!

♫ LITTLE SHOP, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ♫
GHS Musical Opens May 7

Pit orchestra has started rehearsing with the theater department for Grant's spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors - May 7-9 and 14-16. In this campy classic, nerdy Seymour nurtures an unusual singing plant that promises fame and fortune. But the plant has a strange appetite all its own! All showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, available at the door and online. Don't miss it!




(Update Apr. 17, 2015)

JAZZ ENSEMBLE PLEASANT HILL FESTIVAL INFO  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

Itinerary

12 noon     Call Time/Load Bus at Grant

12:15 pm   Depart for Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, OR

2:30 pm     Arrive at Pleasant Hill

2:30 pm     Listen to bands perform/ Attend clinics

4:00 pm     Warm Up

4:30 pm     Perform 

5:00 pm     Clinic

5:30 pm     Dinner

If accepted for finals…

7:00 pm     Finals

*9/10 pm     Load Bus (Dependent on duration of finals/awards ceremony)

*11 pm/midnight     Arrive Grant H.S.


If not accepted for finals, we will leave for Portland after dinner.

Musicians should:

1. Arrive at Grant in performance attire.

2. Bring snacks/water for pre/post-performance.

3. Bring clothing to change into for after performance (optional).

4. Sack dinner/$ for dinner.


Musician Check List

____ Instrument

____ Music

____ All parts of uniform

____ Water

____ Sack dinner/$ for dinner



Directions to the Festival

Festival Schedule



(Update Apr. 8, 2015)

TRIP REMINDER: MEET AT AIRPORT 5 AM FRIDAY 

Wind and Jazz Ensembles: We will be meeting on Friday at 5 am at the PDX JetBlue ticket counter. An ETSI agent will have our boarding passes. Be ready for a fun tour and don't be late!

Tour itinerary and other details are on the Band Trip page.

HELP FOR WIND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL APRIL 16

Wind Ensemble performs at the PIL Instrumental Music Festival on Thursday, Apr. 16 at Cleveland High School. Here's the schedule:

  • Load Bus: 9:30 am @ Grant
  • Warm up: 11 am
  • Performance: 11:30 am
  • Sight-read: noon
  • Return: 1:30 pm @ Grant

We need two adults to ride bus to and from the festival.

If you can help, please contact Donna Wax at dwax@pacifier.com.

HELP FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL APRIL 18

Jazz Ensemble performs at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival on Saturday, Apr. 18. Here's the schedule:

  • Load Bus: noon @ Grant
  • Arrive Pleasant Hill schools (festival site): 2:15 pm
  • Performance: 4:30 pm
  • Return: TBD (We will know following performance if we are staying for dinner and finals. If we make finals, return time would likely be midnight.)

We need one more volunteer adult to ride bus to and from the festival.

If you can help, please contact Donna Wax at dwax@pacifier.com.




(Update Apr. 6, 2015)

UPDATED ITINERARY FOR CALIF. TRIP POSTED
 
An updated intinerary for the Wind and Jazz Ensembles' Calif. Performance Tour is now on the Band Trip 2015 page.



(Update Apr. 1, 2015)

 CALIF. TRIP FORMS DUE THIS FRIDAY

Wind and Jazz Ensemble students and families, Mr McFadden began handing out California tour forms (Conduct and Behavior Agreement, PPS liability release and PPS Student Medical Infomation) today. All students will have hard copies by tomorrow. Forms must be completed and returned to Mr. McFadden by THIS FRIDAY,  APRIL 3. 

Copies of the forms and updated tour info are now on the Band Trip 2015 page.




(Update Mar. 31, 2015)

PARENTS & STUDENTS CALIF. TRIP MEETING TONIGHT AT 6:30PM IN THE BAND ROOM

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble families - ETSI (our travel agency) representatives will be holding a Performance Trip information meeting for parents and students tonight, Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm in the band room.

The itinerary, packing list, trip forms and other important details will be discussed.

Attendance is strongly encouraged!




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