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May 22, 2014
GHS Pirate Band  
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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