2/17/2018 - Ensemble Portraits Available for Purchase
Ensemble portraits (Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble) are available for purchase through Sterwart Photography. Order form is attached and should be turned into Mr. Gross or Mr. Takis.
1/21/2018 - State Solo & Ensemble Festival Forms Due 1/24
Students who earned a first division rating are eligible to attend State Solo & Ensemble on March 17 at Chippewa Valley High School. Please review the attached form. For 10th, 11th, and 12th graders playing solos, there are additional requirements for sight-reading and scales.
Forms and money are due by WEDNESDAY, January 24.
1/13/2018 - Pizza Pizza! for the Superbowl!
The Band & Orchestra Boosters are conducting a fundraiser with Little Caesars Pizza Kits and cookies. 100% of the profit is applied to your student's trip credit account for the 2019 trip to Italy or the 2021 trip (location TBD). Orders are due 1/26 and delivery to the B & O room will occur 2/2. Order forms were distributed in class.
12/20/2017 - Concert DVDs Available for Purchase
DVDs of both Band-o-Rama and String Extravaganza are available to order through Friday January 12th (see tab in the main menu). Distribution will be made in class, so please include the student's name, school and class when ordering.
11/30/2017 - Join Pep Band!
The South Pep Band plays at the Boys Varsity basketball games. There are 7 evenings that students need to be available. It is going to be a lot of fun this year and we want to get as many people as possible this season. You do not need to have been in marching band to do pep band. Anyone in band can sign up!
If you would like to join, please fill out the signup form. You must be logged into your @gpschools.org email address to complete the form, please see this link: https://goo.gl/forms/qQ98uzvPvTIVC4Rf1
11/21/2017 - All State Band & Orchestra Nominations
Congratulations to the following South Orchestra Members that have been nominated to the 2018 Michigan All State Orchestra. Nominations to this prestigious event are based on their audition which includes excerpts, scales and sight reading.
Billy B. - Viola
Anna J. - Violin
Holly M. - Harp
11/18/2017 - Santa Parade Details
Monday 11/20: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Rehearsal
Friday 11/24: Arrive in full uniform... pants, jacket, black socks & gloves, marching shoes, hat, plume. Mr. Takis will make the call the night before if we are wearing raincoats via text message. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and layer clothes accordingly.
9:00 AM... check in at the band room, grab instruments, walk to Grosse Pointe Blvd.
9:30 PM... line up in section B, number 12.
10:00 AM... parade starts
10:30 or so... parade ends in the Village
Everyone is responsible for getting a ride back to school and taking care of the band room and putting instruments and cases away.
Please let Mr. Takis know if you are out of town and are not able to march. Everyone must be there unless you are physically out of town with family.
11/12/2017 - Dearborn Ham (and more!) Fundraiser
The Boosters are offering another fundraiser to earn trip credits for the 2019 trip to Italy. Dearborn Brand meats is offering hams, kielbasa, sausage and other meat products for the holidays. Orders are due 12/14 and pickup will be 12/21. See attached flyer and order form.
11/4/2017 - Pops & Pastries DVDs Available for Purchase
DVDs of the 2017 Pops & Pastries Viva Italia Concert are available for purchase through Wednesday November 15th. See the DVD tab under the Pops & Pastries Menu.
10/27/2017 - Fruit Sale
The annual fruit sale begins 10/9 and concludes on 11/6. This is a great opportunity to raise trip credits for the 2019 trip to Italy. In order to be eligible to apply for a Booster Summer Music Scholarship, students must have participated in the fruit sale... even if it's only a few items. Check out all the details in the Volunteer & Fundraising tab under Boosters in the main menu.
10/18/2017 - Solo & Ensemble Festival
All students are encouraged to play a solo and or ensemble (limit three events) for the January 20th S&E Festival at Rochester HS. The form and fees are due Wednesday November 1st. Melody VanArragon, Eric Miller, and Richard Wolf are available for accompanying the students this year.
6/14/2017 - Used Marching Band / Color Guard Shoes
If you have Marching Band or Color Guard shoes that you will no longer be using because you have graduated or are needing a larger size, please consider donating your old shoes back to the band. We will make these shoes available to our 2017 / 18 members to help defray some of the uniform cost. There is a collection box in the band room.
CO - Concert Orchestra SO - Symphony Orchestra
CB -Concert Band SB -Symphony Band WE-Wind Ensemble JB -Jazz Band MB -Marching Band
March 3, 2018
MSBOA District Orchestra Festival
March 6, 2018
March 9, 2018
MSBOA District Band Festival
CB, SB, WE
March 17, 2018
State Solo & Ensemble Festival
Students & ensembles that received a 1 at District
April 10, 2018
May 1, 2018
May 3, 2018
Jazz Band @ Cliff Bells
May 16, 2018
Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal
May 17, 2018
Spring Concert & Senior Showcase
May 29, 2018
June 1, 2018
Outdoor Concert with North HS
CO, SO, CB, SB, WE
June 4, 2018
June 5, 2018 (Tentative)
Tri-M Recital and Induction Ceremony
June 7, 2018
June TBD, 2018
Music on the Plaza
June 18 - 20, 2018
Marching Band Mini-camp