(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!



(Update Mar. 20, 2015)

PARENTS & STUDENTS CA TRIP MEETING
TUES. MARCH 31 AT 6:30PM

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble families - ETSI (our travel agency) representatives will be holding an Performance Trip information meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm in the band room. The itinerary, packing list, trip forms and other important details will be discussed. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR APRIL FESTIVALS

We need volunteers to chaperone for April festival performances - see below for upcoming dates.
 
Wind Ensemble
Thurs. Apr. 16
PIL Instrumental Music Festival
Cleveland HS
Times: TBA
Volunteers Needed: 2 chaperones to ride bus.

Jazz Ensemble
Sat. Apr. 18
Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival
Pleasant Hill, near Eugene
Late morning call time at Grant, afternoon performance, night return
Volunteers Needed: 2 chaperones to ride bus.

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


Have a safe and fun Spring Break!



(Update Mar. 15, 2015)

BOOSTERS MEET TUESDAY AT 6:30PM

Band Boosters meet tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm in the band room. We'll have a update from Mr. McFadden and discuss upcoming band program events. We're starting to look for next year's Boosters board members - Please join us and help support Grant Band.

EARLY SPRING CONCERT ON THURSDAY

Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab and String Orchestra will perform this Thursday, March 19 for the Early Spring Concert. Along with these three instrumental groups, Grant's men's and women's choirs will add their voices to this enjoyable evening. Call time is 6 pm for a 7 pm performance in the Grant auditorium.

We need 2 or 3 volunteers to take donations at the entrance table. If you can help, please email Amy at geoffroyamy@gmail.com.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE TO PLAY APRIL 18

New! Jazz Ensemble will perform Saturday, April 18 at the 40th annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, near Eugene. Call time/transportation details for an afternoon performance will be announced soon.

PIL SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST A SUCCESS

Congratulations to the Grant musicians who were selected to participate at the state solo contest at Lewis and Clark College in May:

• Rebecca Celsi - flute

Miles Cole - bassoon

Nyles Green - trombone

Michail Thompson - trumpet

Thanks to all who worked hard to represent Grant's Instrumental Music Program at this event!

WIND ENSEMBLE TAKES TROPHY AT CCC BAND CONTEST

Congratulations to Wind Ensemble for their performance at the CCC Northwest Invitational High School Band Contest on Tuesday, March 10. They won 1st place for sight reading in the 6A Division!

JAZZ ENSEMBLE PLACES AT CCC FESTIVAL

Jazz Ensemble put in an amazing performance amid fierce competition over the weekend at the CCC Instrumental Jazz Festival. They came home with the third place trophy in the 4A Division!



(Update Mar. 5, 2015)

JAZZ ENSEMBLE MARCH 14 CCC FESTIVAL 

Jazz Ensemble families, here's the latest on the clackamas community college event on Saturday, March 14. We were attempting to arrange carpools, but if you'd like, you can drive individually. Students may not drive other students to this event. 

Please arrive at CCC by 3 pm, the band plays at 4 pm. If the band advances to the playoffs, playoff time will be announced, otherwise they'll be done by
6 pm. 

We may need help getting any students without a ride there and help with equipment. Volunteers will meet at Grant at 2 pm. Please contact Amy Geoffroy at geoffroyamy@gmail.com if you can help.


Directions to Clackamas Community College Niemeyer Center, Oregon City




(Update Mar. 4, 2015)

HELP! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CCC FESTIVALS

Wind Ensemble needs one more chaperone on Tuesday, March 10 to ride the bus with the band to and from the NW Invitational Concert Band Contest at Clackamas Community College. Bus leaves from Grant around noon and returns around 6 pm.

Jazz Ensemble still needs 7 adult drivers on Saturday, March 14 to get band members and possibly haul equipment to and from the Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival.  SEE MARCH 5 UPDATE ABOVE

Please help - without you, students cannot attend these events. If you can volunteer, please email Brian McFadden at bmcfadden@pps.net as soon as possible.

PIL SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST IS THIS SATURDAY

PIL/OMEA District 1 Solo/Ensemble Contest is happening this Saturday, March 7 at Cleveland High School. This is a required event for Wind Ensemble musicians. 

Download list of performance times for Grant students here

Qualifying students from this competition will advance to the State Solo Competition in May. Good luck to all!

FINAL TRIP PAYMENT DUE MONDAY, MAR. 9

Wind and Jazz Ensemble families, a reminder that final payment for the Anaheim Trip is due Monday, Mar. 9. Payment amount should reflect fundraising credits to your student's trip account. Use the convenient pay online option at Educational Travel Service's website: https://www.etsi.ws. You also can send a check to school, payable to Grant Band (not ETSI). Our trip number is 3F16.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE APRIL SCHEDULE CHANGE

Due to rescheduling of events since the start of the school year, Jazz Ensemble will not be performing at the University of Portland Jazz Festival in April. Mr. McFadden is planning on scheduling an alternate festival performance and announce as soon as details are confirmed.



(Update Feb. 27, 2015)

WIND ENSEMBLE OREGON STATE FESTIVAL INFO
MONDAY, MARCH 2

Itinerary

6:00 am    Call Time/Load Bus

6:30 am    Depart for Corvallis

8:15 am    Arrive at LaSells Stewart Center

Watch Cascade H.S. (Listening to the hall i. e., articulations, releases, resonance, etc.)

9:30 am    Warm Up

10:00 am    Perform

10:30 am    Clinic

11:00 am    Listen and adjudicate Ridgeview HS & Heritage HS

12:00 pm    Oregon State Performance/Professional Musician Clinic, 

& Lincoln HS

1:45 pm    Lunch at Memorial Union

Bring money or sack lunch (Restaurants include: Panda Express, Togo’s, McDonald’s, Pangea, Mexican food, Coffee Shop)

2:45 pm    Load Bus

3:00 pm    Depart for Portland

4:30/5 pm    Arrive Grant H.S.


Musicians must:

1. Arrive at Grant in performance attire.

2. Bring clothing to change into after our performance.

3. Bring snacks/water for pre-performance.

4. Bring food/drinks, or money for lunch on campus.

5. Talk to their teachers about make up work.

Musician Check List
____ Instrument
____ Music
____ All parts of uniform
____ Lunch/$ for lunch
____ Water
____ Clothing for after performance
____ Talked to teachers about makeup work


Download a copy of OSU Festival Info

Field Trip Permission Slip

In case you need it, download another copy of the permission slip here for OSU and Clackamas Community College March 10 Concert Band Festival. Mr. McFadden needs it before your student can board the bus Monday at 6 am in concert attire.



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