The Granbury choir program is in store for a
momentous school year, after an army of singers from Granbury High School and
Crossland Ninth Grade Center performed for parents during a booster club
kickoff held September 3, 2015, at Crossland.
The combined ensemble performed the national
anthem, the school song, and the traditional “Bless Us This Day.”
GHS choir director Joy Hope aannounced that
students will be going to Ireland next June. The trip includes concerts in Killamey, Galway, and Dublin along with a
number of sight-seeing opportunities and cultural experiences.
The high school and freshman groups will have
several performances throughout the school year:
Fall concert on October 19 at First United Methodist Church
Christmas concert on December 11 at Acton Baptist Church
Dinner theater on February 20 at Crossland
Pre-UIL concert on April 15 at GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center
Spring concert on May 20 at GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center
Choir students are first focusing on all-state
choir auditions. The five-round process begins
on Saturday, September 19 in Cleburne.
The choir program has a long history of excellence,
having won UIL sweepstakes honors in concert and sightreading competition each
year since 1987. Students also have
earned top ratings on solos and ensembles as well as spots in all-state
ensembles – including senior Kiersten Mathis, who has been selected for state
by the Texas Music Educators Association for the last two years.
Choir directors are: GHS and Crossland – Hope and Greg Doss;
Granbury Middle School – Jeremy Bowen and Dawn Crnkovic; and Acton Middle School – Christine
Bridges and Randall Walters.
Pictured above, the group sings the GHS school song during the booster kickoff.