PLEASE WELCOME JENNIFER OLIS!
We are SO excited to share that the Board of Education has approved the hiring of our new GHHS Band Director, Jennifer Olis! Jennifer was selected after an extensive search and interview process that involved the students of the GHHS Marching Band, the current Board members of the GH Band Parents Association, and the entire music faculty of GH Schools. We are thrilled to welcome her here!
Prior to accepting the high school band director position at Grandview Heights, Jennifer served as Director of Bands in the Logan-Hocking School District in southeastern Ohio. At Logan, Jennifer co-taught the high school concert band, high school marching band, high school jazz band, eighth grade band, seventh grade band, and served as the primary fifth and sixth grade saxophone and low brass teacher. She also assisted with chamber ensembles, the musical pit orchestra, and the pep band program. Prior to coming to Logan, Jennifer was a Co-Director of Bands at Muskego High School in southeastern Wisconsin. Under her direction, the Muskego High School Wind Ensemble performed at the 2009 and 2014 Wisconsin State Music Association Conferences. In 2012, Jennifer was one of three selected participants in the National Band Association Young Conductor Mentor Project where she studied with renowned conductors and educators Mark Camphouse, Paula Crider, and Gary Hill.
An avid supporter of new works for concert band, Jennifer has participated in several commissioning projects resulting in works by composers Zachary Koors, Taras Nahirniak, Michael Sweeney, and John Mackey. She is the recipient of The Ohio State University
Outstanding Graduate Associate Award (2017) and The Ohio State University Fellowship Award (2015). She is a member of NAfME, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Kappa Phi. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Trombone Performance degrees from Ohio University and Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from The Ohio State University, where she studied with Dr. Russel Mikkelson. Jennifer and her husband, Michael, live in Pickerington with their two-year old daughter, Molly.
The GHBPA looks forward to supporting Jennifer in her transition to her new role at Grandview Heights Schools!
(Updated June 16, 2022)
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30 Band camp forms and payment due
18-22 Pre-Band Camp rehearsals
20 Meet the Director/Band Camp meeting
24-29 BAND CAMP
14 Falco Park concert
17 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
(Updated June 16, 2022)
BAND CAMP IS COMING!
Please visit the Band Camp page of this web site for more details, including how to register your student and pay for Camp.
All forms and payment due June 30!
(Updated May 8, 2022)
NEW SQuAD LEADERS NAMED!
Mr. Herrmann has announced the following new student squad leaders for the 2022 edition of the GHHS Marching Bobcats:
Flute - Maddy Smith, Leva Fischer
Clarinet - Cami Akers, Ali Hamm, Sam Reichert, Janira Skrbkova
Alto Sax - Dylan Koprowski
Tenors Sax - Alayna Lee
Trumpet - Stephen Chordas, Ben Matter, Colin Parker
Mellophone - Melana Pomerants
Trombone - Sean McKelvey, Alex Young
Sousaphone - Freddie Keil
Snare - Sean Roediger
Quads/Cymbals - Aylish O’Harra
Basses - Soren Larsen, Ben Ritzman
These students showed outstanding merit and intent to demonstrate musical and leadership skills throughout the application and selection process.
Congratulations, Squad Leaders!
(Updated May 24, 2022)