December 3-7 Objectives:

    Congratulations to those students who tried out for the Mississippi Lions Band and for your dedication to your craft.  Special congratulations to Cadee Havard for begin selected 1st chair Oboe for the state of Mississippi.  

    Congratulations to Cadee Havard and Brian Alston for being selected to attend the Mississippi Bandmasters Association Clinic!  


    There are many great things happening in the Admiral Band right now.  We had a great showing at the City of Gulfport Christmas Parade on Saturday.  Thank each of you for representing our school and program positively.


    Concert Auditions are quickly approaching; be sure your level of preparedness mathces the outcome you desire!

    Audition Requirements:

    12 Major Scales, Chromatic Scale, GCBDA Prepared Piece, and Sightreading




    Concert Warm-Up (Long Tones, Bach Chorales, Scales, Tuning)

    Sleigh Ride

    Christmas Canon

    Christmas Classique

    Bolero's Drummer Boy


    African Bell Carol

    Santa on Parade


    We will be working through these tunes in preparation for our concert upcoming.  Please make sure you are preacticing each day outside of class to make our rehearsals more effective.




    Formal Wear Fittings this week during 1st block

    Dec. 5-8 State Band Clinic for those selected

    Dec. 11 Auditions

    Dec. 16 Wind Ensemble Concert - Mary C

    Dec. 17 Christmas Concert - GHS 



    No performances this week



    December 3-7 OBJECTIVES:


    Students are preparing for their upcoming concert audition.  All students wishing to continue in the GHS Band Program 2nd semester must audition for concert band.  We are going through all aspects of the audtition during class.  It is each students resposibility to make these requirements the best they can be.

    Warm -Up:

    Inside the Circle Long Tones 1-4 with proper technique

    Scales:  12 Major Scles and chromatic - All scales have been introduced.


    Monday: Scale Review and Solo work from method book

    Tuesday: Test on F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db

    Wednesday: Solo performance

    Thursday: GCBDA Audition Prepared Piece

    Friday: Test on Lyrical portion of GCBDA

    Please make sure you are practicing daily for at lest 30 minutes.  This can be done before or after school if your instrument is not transportable.  

    Students will continue passing off Bronze Level Musicianship Requirements this week.  This is the first step to preparing for their audition in the Spring!


    Coming Soon:

    Concert Band Auditions December 11th