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GHS PIRATE BAND MEMBERS RECOGNIZED AT BANQUET
May 22, 2014
Members of the Granbury High School Pirate Band took a break from preparation for the upcoming UIL concert and sightreading competition for the annual band banquet on May 21, 2014, at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.
Ashleen received the John Philip Sousa award, the band's top recognition. The GHS senior, who is an oboe player, was a drum major for two years and was named the outstanding woodwind soloist at the Dallas Wind Symphony’s Invitational Windband Festival at the landmark Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Atchue (left) is pictured above with band director Mark Eastin.
Recognized were drum majors Atchue, Alissa Jillson, and Chase Rogers as well as colorguard co-captain Cheyenne Redden.
Seniors honored were Ashleen Atchue, Joshua Brazzell, Chandler Chiappe, Andrew Collins, Jacob Garza, Cameron Hastings, Lindsey Holt, Justin Kochis, Katie McKamy, Ethan Moody, Dalton Robinson, Chase Rogers, Sebastian Sanchez, Randy Sillivent, and McKenzie Swaim.
Several other awards were presented:
- Wind Ensemble: Cameron Hastings, outstanding senior; Alissa Jillson, outstanding junior; Aaron Morgan, outstanding sophomore; Tiffany Henney, outstanding freshman
- Symphonic Band: Ethan Moody, outstanding senior; Garrett Whitmer, outstanding junior; Calvin Hughes, outstanding sophomore; Christian Rust, outstanding freshman
- Percussion: Reagan Hall, outstanding overall member; Chandler Chiappe and Justin Kochis, outstanding seniors; Trace Chiappe and BreAnne Daly, outstanding juniors; Reagan Hall, outstanding sophomore; Derrick Signer, outstanding freshman
- Outstanding Marcher: Cody Curtis
- Most Improved: Saylor Jordan
Band booster scholarships were presented to seniors Cameron Hastings and McKenzie Swaim.
The students are under the direction of Eastin and Tahlequah Kirk, Acton Middle School directors John Morgan and Stephanie Bosch, Granbury Middle School directors Michele Kahne and Alan Chrzanowski.
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Previous News Articles:
- 5/16/2014: GHS Pirate Band Names New Leadership
- 5/5/2014: GHS Wind Ensemble Performs at Famed Meyerson Center
- 4/17/2014: GHS Band Wins Fourth Straight Sweepstakes
- 3/31/2014: Ross Performs at TCU Honors Recital
- 3/18/2014: Band Alumni Perform with ACU Ensemble at GHS
- 3/7/2014: Percussionists Dazzle Crowd at Concert
- 3/3/2014: GISD Night of Percussion Slated for March 6
- 2/28/2014: Granbury Bands and Choirs Holding Pre-UIL Concerts
- 2/24/2014: GHS Band Students Perform Well at Solo and Ensemble Contest
- 2/20/2014: GHS Students Perform with All-State Ensembles
- 1/23/2014: All-State Musicians, We the People Team Recognized at School Board Meeting
- 1/21/2014: GHS Pirate Band to Sport New Uniforms
- 1/20/2014: GHS Students Perform with All-Region Band
- 1/17/2014: GHS Band Performs Winter Concert
- 1/14/2014: Hastings Makes All-State Band
- 12/19/2013: Wind Ensemble Invited to Dallas Festival
- 12/18/2013: GHS Band Members Make All-Region
- 11/13/2013: Band Names Beau and Sweetheart
- 11/11/2013: Drumline Wins Big at Lone Star Classic
- 10/28/2013: Pirate Band Shines at Area Marching Contest
- 10/22/2013: Middle School Bands Perform at Halftime Show
- 10/21/2013: GHS Band Earns Superior Rating at UIL Marching Contest
- 10/14/2013: GHS Pirate Band Competes at Unleash the Sound Marching Festival
- 9/30/2013: Band Marches Through Rain at Mansfield Contest
- 9/16/2013: Drumline Competes at First Contest
- 8/23/2013: Band Previews Marching Show for Parents
- 7/29/2013: Drum Majors Set to Lead GHS Pirate Band
- 7/29/2013: Band Program Welcoming New Faces