Middle School Solo and Ensemble!

datePosted on 12:57, January 22nd, 2015 by The Webmaster

Middle School Band Families:

Your 7th and 8th grade students have a great opportunity coming up to participate in Solo and Ensemble. It is not required, but it is a wonderful experience for the band students. Paperwork with information is attached here. Please let Ms Cha know if you have any questions.

District S&E Form for MS 2014-15

GLMS S&E Info Sheet-checklist_student_2015

S&E Info Sheet-parents_What is S&E_

Notes from Ms Latham

datePosted on 07:58, January 22nd, 2015 by The Webmaster

Just a few items to keep you up-to-date regarding upcoming band events.

Pep Band: Our High School band students are required to perform at two of the four upcoming pep bands. We have a great time cheering on our Girls and Boys varsity basketball teams as they compete. Students are asked to wear GL gear and meet in the band room at 4:30pm. We will perform for both games and pack up immediately following halftime of the boys game. Although we cannot say for certain what time each event will wrap up, please plan on picking up students after 9 pm.

GLBPA Meetings: The February meeting will take place on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 in the High School band room, but it will start at 6 pm with our traditional FRESHMAN BAND ORIENTATION happening immediately after at 7 pm.

Pre-Festival Concert: At this time our pre-festival concert for all Symphonic, Concert and Jazz bands as well as our choir will take place in the High School Gymnasium on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 at 7pm. Students should dress professionally in all black and should arrive at school no later than 6:30pm. Family members and other supporters are encouraged to attend!

Festival: Our festivals have not been officially scheduled yet, but I will let you know as soon as the schedules are available.

Musically yours,

Ms. Latham

Box Tope for Education!!

datePosted on 07:54, January 22nd, 2015 by The Webmaster

Hey band students and parents, just a reminder to please turn in your Box Tops for Education that you have been collecting. We have an entry deadline coming up on March 1 so we need them all turned in before then. Ms Cha has a bucket in her classroom for them and Ms Latham has “a faded pink box hidden somewhere in the band room” that she uses ;-) Also, some General Mills products have a special code on them for a chance to win 1 million Box Tops! The codes can be clipped and turned in with the regular Box Tops. Thank you everyone!


datePosted on 12:56, January 8th, 2015 by The Webmaster

Stay warm!!

GLBPA Meeting Location Change

datePosted on 12:52, January 7th, 2015 by The Webmaster

January 8th band meeting location has been changed to the middle school band room.  7:00, see you there!

Notes from Miss Latham!

datePosted on 19:28, November 25th, 2014 by The Webmaster

The Holiday Concert will be held at 7PM in the High School Gym on Tuesday, December 2. All students are expected to wear black socks, shoes and pants with a festive sweater or dress shirt. Student call time is 6:30 PM.

In addition, we are proud to announce that Holly Channells earned the position of 2nd chair French Horn in the MSBOA All-State Orchestra. This honor places Holly as one of the top high school French Horn players in the state. WAY TO GO HOLLY!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of our band families.

Congratulations Holly!

datePosted on 19:21, November 25th, 2014 by The Webmaster

Congratulations to Holly Channells! Assistant principal horn in the MSBOA all-state orchestra! So proud to have you represent GL and west Michigan.

Senior Legacy Fund Fundraiser!

datePosted on 19:18, November 25th, 2014 by The Webmaster

Band Seniors will be hosting a Bake Sale, along with Crafts & “Band Mom” T-shirts for purchase at the Holiday Concert to benefit the Band Senior Legacy Fund. Contributions of baked goods (packaged for sale) would be most appreciated & may be brought to the Band Room the day of the concert.
Also, since the students will be busy warming up, we could use a few parents to staff the sales tables about an hour before the concert. If you can help, please comment here or contact Melanie Fayling or Kathleen Foldenauer. Thank-you!

A Note From Ms Cha:

datePosted on 20:13, November 24th, 2014 by The Webmaster


-Peel it cards will be able to be picked up by parents at our Holiday Concert on December 3.

-Our Holiday Concert is Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 pm. Students will need to report to GLMS by 6:30 pm in full uniform which is all black dress shoes, black socks, black dress pants (no yoga pants, legging, jeggings, jeans) and their black band polo tucked in. Students are expected to stay for the entire concert which will be done at approximately 8:15 pm.

-We will need help at our Holiday Concert with two things….. to assist in handing out the peel it cards to parents as they arrive or leave from our concert and to help chaperone the students when they are in the stands being audience members, which will require you to sit with them in the bleachers and helping them to remember our GLMS R.O.C.K.S and proper concert etiquette .

If you can help out, please contact Ms Cha!

I am very excited to share our festive music with you and am looking forward to seeing you soon!


Middle School Holiday Concert is December 3rd

datePosted on 21:24, November 17th, 2014 by The Webmaster

Middle School Holiday Concert is December 3rd! Students report at 6:30 PM, the concert starts at 7:00. Students will need to wear black dress pants, black dress shoes with black socks, and their band shirt. Please contact Ms Cha with any questions. See you there!!

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