A GREAT DAY FOR OUR SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE MUSICIANS!
Saturday May 6 was an amazing day filled with learning, team building, and fun for our seventh and eighth grade band and orchestra students. They began their day at GHHS, where the two groups (orchestra and band) met separately with professional adjudicators - local music educators who were hired to observe our students performing and then provide feedback and coaching. Each group performed several full music pieces while their adjudicators listened carefully and took notes, and then each adjudicator spent time with the student groups providing detailed feedback on the performances. Opportunities like this, to perform for and learn from instructors other than the same ones they see on the daily, can really help broaden and strengthen our young musicians' skills and abilities. And our students rose to the challenge and performed well, and engaged constructively in the feedback opportunity!
After the hard work of the day was over, the students boarded school buses and headed off to King's Island for the rest of the day. This part of the day was mostly for fun and a nearly-end-of-year celebration, but it was also planned in recognition of the fact that these two grade levels of students were the ones who were "just starting out" as instrumentalists when the pandemic hit, so they had to endure a lot of interruptions and challenges to their developing music careers. Our directors wanted to recognize and reward those efforts, and say thanks to our students for working so hard and sticking it out!
A day like this does not come together without a whole lot of contributors, and the GHBPA would like to say a particular thank you to all of the following:
(Updated May 7, 2023)
Remember this is just the highlights! A full band department calendar is available here, and orchestra calendar details are available here.
Items in italics are other GH performing arts group performances. We share them here for your information and convenience, and because they often involve our GH instrumental music students as well! More details for these events are available by clicking here.
(Updated May 14, 2023)
SATURDAY PERFORMANCE PHOTO ALBUM
KING's ISLAND FIELD TRIP PHOTO ALBUM
THANK YOU TO OUR CAKE WALK SPONSORS
An amazing number of local businesses offered gift cards, cakes, and other goods and services for us to auction at our highly successful spring Cake Walk fundraiser, including: Start Talking Grandview, La Tavola, La Chatelaine, Pistacia Vera, Sadie Baby Sweets, Paul’s Kitchen, Chocolate Cafe, Sweet Carrot, Kroger, Aladdin’s, DK Diner, Cakes & More, Whole Foods Market, The Original Goodie Shop, Z Cucina, Golightly Bake Shop, Pure Imagination, Chocolatier, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Lion Cub’s Cookies, Figlio, Dewey’s Pizza, Watershed Distillery, Bobcat Sports Bar, Third & Hollywood, Krema Nut Company, Modo Yoga, and Little Ladies Soft Serve.
We encourage you all to stop in and say "thank you" as well, to let them know how much the community appreciates their support of our students. And one more big thanks goes out to Band Parent Jenni Betz for spearheading the effort to gather these sponsorships.
(Updated May 7, 2023)