Congrats to the students who were selected as Drill Instructors for the 2019 Marching Band!
Commanding Officer - Amelia Irvin
Drum Major - Ethan Blood
Assisting Officer - Sean Lawrence
Assisting Officer - Garrett Nuckolls
Assisting Officer - Madison McGill
Brass Captain - Justaphon Eury
Percussion Captain - Jess Fleischer
New pep tunes and show theme to be announced soon!
The Honors Wind Ensemble and Honors Orchestra will be performing in a special concert next week. Our set will include the Wind Ensemble setting of Eric Whitacre’s Goodnight Moon - World Premier. This is a beautiful work for Wind Ensemble and Soprano based on the famous children’s book.
From the Composer:
Over the first six years of his life, I must have read Goodnight Moon to my son a thousand times, maybe more. Somewhere around reading number 500 I began hearing little musical fragments as I read, and over time those fragments began to blossom into a simple, sweet lullaby. I knew it was a long shot, but I asked my manager, Claire Long, to contact HarperCollins and see if they would allow the text to be set to music. To my surprise and delight they agreed – the first time they had ever allowed Goodnight Moon to be used in such a way.
Both High Point University and Ragsdale will feature Lindsay Kesselman as our soloist for the evening.
Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as an “artist of growing reputation for her artistry and intelligence…with a voice of goddess-like splendor”
(read her bio)
The concert will be at High Point University Tuesday night at 7:30pm
We will be in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center (number 2 on the map) http://www.highpoint.edu/campusmap/
Here are some photos from the last semester. For some reason my collage maker cut off the edges of the photos and not every important event or fun moment was captured, so if you have any good photos, please share!
The RHS Marching Band and the Drumline in performance, the Drumline cheering on the students at Haynes Inman, and All County Orchestra. (below)
All County Band. (below)
The RHS Marching Band. (below)
All County Band and Parades (below)
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A short update for Marching Band Members:
Our Friday game has been moved to tomorrow 10/24. With our concert happening at the same time, we will need to follow a tight schedule.
3:40pm Students go home
(Special crews arrive early to prepare uniforms, stage, equipment, and stadium as necessary.)
6:00pm Last fittings for those who have special permission to miss the regular fitting days.
6:29pm Report time for all band and orchestra students
6:40pm Marching band Seniors and their escorts should meet at the track for senior night ceremonies.
7:00pm Concert starts with the JMS 8th Grade.
7:15pm (ish) Fruit Presentation
7:20pm Resume Concert
8:15pm (ish) Concert Ends and Marching Students play Halftime Show (if time allows) and stay for the end of the football game.
9:30pm Game Ends and Students go home.
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(Top) (Above) The Band playing for various games, parades, and events. The Band having dinner together and the Drumline playing for the Boys and Girls Club.
(Above) UNCG Masterclass in African Drumming
(Below) Various photos of the GCS All County Band and All County Orchestra
(Bottom) Random photos of the Band and Orchestra in the snow and being crazy.