May 6, 2016
The Granbury High School Pirate Band wind ensemble received superior ratings at
the Peak Festival on May 5, 2016, at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in
Richardson. The band also was honored as
Outstanding High School Ensemble for the competition.
For the festival, the wind ensemble
performed The Melody Shop March by
Karl King and arranged by Andrew Glover, Lincolnshire
Posy by Percy Grainger, and Kingfisher’s
Catch Fire by John Mackey.
woodwind ensemble earned the Award for Musical Excellence for their work in “Rufford
Park Poachers,” the third movement of Lincolnshire
Posy. The clarinet section also received the award for “Brisk Young Sailor,”
the fourth movement in the same literature.
receiving soloist honors were: Shanon Cooke, piccolo; Matthew Johnston,
trumpet; Emma McKelvain, soprano saxophone; Hannah Myers, oboe; Bethany
Pavelick, bassoon; Leslie Price, alto clarinet.
varsity ensemble won UIL sweepstakes honors for the sixth year in a row after
receiving the top ratings from judges for both the concert and sightreading
performances on April 21. Combined with
the regional marching contest in October 2015, the band won the top prize
with Division I ratings in all three parts of music competition.
students were under the direction of Mark Eastin.
Photo by Peak Music Festival
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