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GHS BAND EARNS SUPERIOR RATING AT UIL COMPETITION

October 17, 2016
 
GHS Band  
 
The GHS Pirate Band earned a Division I superior rating at the UIL region marching competition on October 15, 2016, at Burleson Stadium.
 
The “Moving Parts” marching show, which features music from American composers John Adams and Stephen Melillo, received the top rating from all three judges, who evaluated both Class 5A and 6A groups on Saturday.
 
“The Pride of Granbury has received first division ratings from all three marching judges at region contest for seven consecutive years,” commented band director Mark Eastin.  “Each year, we are achieving more as a marching ensemble. I am so proud of this year's band and their achievements thus far this season on a very challenging music book and high-demand drill design.”
 
GHS Band
 
GHS Band  
 
At 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.  The Granbury ensemble followed up with a fourth-place finish at the Little Elm Classic on the Lake on October 8.
 
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.
 
GHS Band  
 
Head 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.
 
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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