Granbury High School Pirate Band is busy preparing for the UIL regional
marching contest, after placing fourth at the Little Elm Classic on the Lake on
October 8, 2016.
the prelims, the band placed fifth overall and second in class with its fall marching
show “Moving Parts,” which features music from American composers John Adams
and Stephen Melillo. The group moved up to fourth with a strong performance
the USBands Metroxplex Regional Championship Denton on September 24, 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.
“This was our best run of the season thus
far,” commented band director Mark Eastin.
“I am so very proud of this band.”
will compete at 11:30 A.M. at the UIL competition on Saturday, October 15 at
Burleson Stadium. Class 5A schools are not
eligible to advance past the regional level this year. However, the band will also participate in USBands
REMO Classic in Round Rock on November 5.
drum major Emma McKelvain is assisted by Melanie Boleng 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.
is assisted by Tahlequah Kirk and James Beeson.