April 24, 2017
Members of the Granbury High School Pirate Band celebrated success
during the annual band banquet on April 20, 2017, at the Granbury Church of
Emma McKelvain received the John Philip Sousa award, the band's
top recognition. The GHS senior is an alto saxophone player and lead
drum major. McKelvain (left) is pictured
above with band director Mark Eastin.
Band leaders honored were drum majors McKelvain, Melanie Boleng,
and Bethany Pavelick as well as colorguard captain Kaily Reason.
Several other awards were presented:
- Wind Ensemble: Reece Ahler, outstanding
senior; Lauren Boleng, outstanding junior; Ian Cone, outstanding
sophomore; Alyssa Garcia, outstanding freshman
- Symphonic Band: Shawn Lawrence,
outstanding senior; Hunter Meroney, outstanding junior; Travis Howard,
outstanding sophomore; Bailey Carlton, outstanding freshman
- Concert Band: Elise Pepper, outstanding sophomore; Michaela
Holder, outstanding freshman
- Percussion: Kyla
Astane-Wiredu, outstanding overall member; Addison Jackson, outstanding
senior; Tyler Rau, outstanding junior; Meghan Childers, outstanding
sophomore; Amerson Meyers, outstanding freshman; Phillip
Tilleman, most improved
- Leadership: Brynn Bednarz
- Outstanding Marchers: Naomi Benitez
and Gavin Clarkson
- Most Improved: Dustin Tonkovich
Band booster scholarships were presented to seniors Brynn Bednarz,
Tyler Beeson, Tiffany Henney, and Saylor Jordan.
The students are under the direction of Eastin and Tahlequah Kirk,
Acton Middle School directors John Morgan and Stephanie Bosch, and Granbury
Middle School directors Michele Kahne and James Beeson.
of Suzanne Childers