June 12, 2017
Top ensembles from Granbury ISD bands are advancing in the Texas Music
Educators Association’s state honor band competition after winning top marks
from regional judges on June 8, 2017, at Keller Central High School.
Granbury High School’s Wind Ensemble won first among
Class 5A high school varsity bands in the Region 30 contest, after judges
reviewed concert recordings during the day-long regional event.
The Wind Ensemble performed “Who’s Who in Navy
Blue” by John Philip Sousa and arranged by Frank Byrne, “Symphony in Bb for
Band” by Paul Hindemith, and “Paris Sketches” by Martin Ellerby and edited by
Among Class 2C middle schools, Honors Bands from Granbury
Middle School and Acton Middle School placed first and second respectively.
The GMS program featured “Hosts of Freedom” by Karl
L. King and arranged by John P. Paynter, “Our Kingsland Spring” by Samuel Hazo,
and “La Madre de los Gatos” by Brian Beck.
AMS students performed “Imperial” by Karl L. King
and arranged by James Swearingen, “Scenes from Terezin” by Jack Stamp, and “Be
Thou My Vision” by Larry Clark.
Each of the groups earned Division I superior
ratings for their concert performances during UIL competitions as well as top
marks during invitational festivals this spring.
The three bands are advancing to the area level
with a new panel of judges set to review concert recordings on June 22-23 at
Abilene Christian University.
GHS – Mark Eastin and Tahlequah Kirk; AMS – John Morgan and Stephanie
Bosch; GMS – Michele Kahne and James Beeson.