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GHS BAND BEGINS MARCHING COMPETITION SEASON

September 27, 2016
 
GHS Pirate Band  
 
The Granbury High School Pirate Band began the marching competition season with the show “Moving Parts” at the USBands Metroplex Regional Championship on September 24, 2016, at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex in Denton.
 
The fall marching show features music from American composers John Adams and Stephen Melillo.
 
In Denton, the band placed fourth overall during the preliminary performance – and second in Class IV.  Finals were cancelled following a downpour of rain, making the prelims scores final.
 
“We are very pleased with our result from this weekend and extremely disappointed that the weather didn't allow us to compete in finals,” commented band director Mark Eastin.  “As close as we were to the top three, the kids were ready for the challenge of moving up in ranking through their finals performance.” We are very pleased with our result from this weekend and extremely disappointed that the weather didn't allow us to compete in finals. As close as we were to the top 3, the kids were ready for the challenge of moving up in ranking through their finals performance.
 
GHS Pirate Band
 
GHS Pirate Band  
 
Class 5A schools are not eligible to advance past UIL regional marching contest this year.  However, the band will also participate in invitational festivals to prepare for the competition.  The schedule includes:
  • Saturday, October 1 – H-E-B Marching Contest (preliminary performance at 11:00 A.M., finals begin at 7:30 P.M.)
  • Saturday, October 8 – Little Elm Classic on the Lake (schedule TBA)
  • Saturday, October 15 – UIL Region Marching Contest at Burleson Stadium (performance at 11:30 A.M.)
  • Saturday, November 5 – USBands REMO Classic in Round Rock (schedule TBA)
“This coming weekend will be a huge jump in competition with a deep field of Bands of America (BOA) regional and super regional finalists and Texas state marching finalists and champions,” Eastin said. “The kids are ready for a good week of rehearsal and look forward to making finals against some of the best bands in Texas.”This coming weekend will be a huge jump in competition with a deep field of BOA regional and Super Regional finalists and Texas state marching finalists and champions. The kids are ready for a good week of rehearsal and look forward to making finals against some of the best bands in Texas.
 
GHS Pirate Band  
 
Head drum major Emma McKelvain is assisted by Melanie Boleng and Bethany Pavelick. Also serving in band leadership positions are drumline battery captain Hayden Tackett and front ensemble co-captains Addie Jackson and Tyler Rau; color guard captain Kaily Reason; section leaders Lauren Boleng (flute), Alex Inbody (clarinet), Leslie Price (low reeds), Hannah Pallett (saxophone), Brynn Bednarz (trumpet), Katlyn Backus (French horn), Reece Ahler (low brass), and Brayston Avila (tuba); drill captains Blake Beatty, Gavin Clarkson, Jayne Cunniff, Tiffany Henney, Roxanna Hernandez, Mallory Irish, and Saylor Jordan.
 
Eastin is assisted by Tahlequah Kirk and James Beeson.
 
A complete schedule for all band activities can be found at www.granburyisd.org/ghsband.
 

 
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