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Weekly News: 6/4/18

posted Jun 5, 2018, 5:02 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!
  • RETURNING UNIFORMS
  • FINAL BAND BOOSTERS MEETING TONIGHT
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES
  • BAND CAMP

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

The Grant Band community is so proud of you and what you've accomplished over these past years. We'll miss you all! Congratulations and best wishes in your next phase of life.


RETURNING UNIFORMS

If you still need to return your uniform. please bring to the band room first thing tomorrow morning (before school). 


BAND BOOSTERS 

A big THANK YOU to all of the band booster officers and committee chairs for their hard work this year. 
 
Our last meeting of the year is tonight, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 37th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend (even incoming Grant Band Families)!

The first Boosters meeting of the new school year will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm. The location is TBD -- though we will have it someplace in the NE neighborhood. All parents are welcome, and if you know of any incoming freshman parents, please pass the word.
 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.
 

STAY TUNED ABOUT BAND CAMP

Be on the lookout for information about Band Camp which is held the week before school starts. This is usually scheduled in the afternoon so that students who are involved in sports can attend their morning practices first. We highly recommend attending this camp! It’s a great opportunity for students to meet each other and feel a part of the band community before the first day of school. It also gives them time to learn material for pep band as they will begin playing at football games very soon after school begins.
 

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!


Weekly News: May 28, 2018

posted May 29, 2018, 4:36 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • GRADUATION CEREMONY
  • BAND BOOSTERS
  • FRIENDS of MUSIC
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab, and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Grant High School 2018 Graduation Ceremony on Monday, June 4 at the Memorial Coliseum. 

Details:

  • Call: 6:45 pm at Memorial Coliseum
  • Graduation start time: 7:30 pm
  • Dress: Semi-Formal (i.e., dress shoes, slacks/skirt, collared shirt/blouse, dress. No tennis shoes/jeans/t-shirts)

BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our last meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 37th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend (even incoming Grant Band Families)!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
 

PORTLAND FRIENDS OF MUSIC

We are a coalition of parents, teachers, students, and concerned community members who want to see equitable access to music programs across the Portland Public School District. Here's a link to our Facebook Page if you're interested in joining.
 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

We're excited to welcome all of the new families to Grant Band! The Band Boosters put together some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: May 21, 2018

posted May 22, 2018, 5:56 PM by Grant Band   [ updated May 22, 2018, 6:03 PM ]

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • BAND BOOSTERS
  • FRIENDS of MUSIC
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES


Results from State Competitions
Grant Band had strong performances at state competitions this month.

  • String Orchestra placed 11th overall and 5th in sight reading - really great for the first showing ever.
  • Wind Ensemble placed 12th overall and 2nd for sight reading. Well done!
  • Jazz Ensemble placed 1st! Also, Olivia Gadberry was recognized as the best trombonist and Domo Branch as the best rhythm section player in the entire competition.

Coda Concert 
Please join us for the final concert of the year to say farewell to our seniors and celebrate a great year in the Grant Instrumental Music Program! The concert is this Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm (call time, 6 pm) and will be held in the courtyard at Marshall.

  • If you have a shade tent you can bring, please let Mr. McFadden know. 
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on.

Bake Sale at Coda Concert
Thanks to those who offered to donate treats or time! You can send donations to the band room with your student, or bring them any time after 6 pm to the courtyard. We do still need a few more volunteers to bring baked goods to the concert as well as a few people to help sell our goodies.  Questions? Able to help? Please contact Jennifer Snyder.
                                                            
Graduation Ceremony
Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Lab, and Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Grant High School 2018 Graduation Ceremony on Monday, June 4 at Memorial Coliseum at 7:30. Details about call time coming soon...


BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our last meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 47th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 

PORTLAND FRIENDS OF MUSIC

We are a coalition of parents, teachers, students, and concerned community members who want to see equitable access to music programs across the Portland Public School District. Here's a link to our Facebook Page if you're interested in joining.
 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

Here is some helpful information for new families joining us next year. Please pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

Weekly News: May 14, 2018

posted May 15, 2018, 10:16 AM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • COFFEE FUNDRAISER
  • BAND BOOSTERS
  • FRIENDS of MUSIC
  • WELCOME INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES


STATE COMPETITION

Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College

Here are the details for the State Jazz Competition this Saturday. Please let Mr. McFadden know if your student cannot get to the event on their own or with you and we will find them a carpool. If you have space in your vehicle to take another student, please let Mr. McFadden know.


Itinerary

3:00 pm – Arrive @ Mt. Hood

3:10 - 4:25 – Watch Cleveland, McNary, Southridge HS

4:35 – JE warm up

5:00 – JE perform

5:30-6:30 – Dinner (pizza delivered)

6:40 – Watch Sunset HS & Joe Manis Quartet

7:45 – Awards

Approx. 8:15 – Done


Things to bring:

__ Instrument(s)

__ Music

__ Performance attire

__ Water

__ Pencil


Coda Concert 
The final concert of the year -- the Coda -- happens Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm. The event will be held in the courtyard at Marshall. If you have a shade tent you can bring, please let Mr. McFadden know. 

Bake Sale at Coda Concert
We are looking for volunteers to bring baked goods to the concert as well as a few people to help sell our goodies.  Please contact Jennifer Snyder if you can help.

Graduation
Details about performing at graduation on Monday, June 4th are coming soon...


COFFEE FUNDRAISER 


The Grant Band Program is partnering with Trailhead Coffee Roasters to bring our community great coffee and help us raise funds to support Grant Band operating costs. Money raised from our fundraisers is used for instrument purchases and maintenance, bus fees, fees for festivals and other learning opportunities, trips, advertising, and scholarships. 

Here is a link to the form. Orders are due *this Friday* May 18, 2018, and will be delivered the between May 24 and May 27th (dates on the attached form are incorrect). 
 

BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our last meeting of the year will be on, Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 PM at the home of MaryBeth Hernandez (3040 NE 47th Ave). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
 

PORTLAND FRIENDS OF MUSIC


We are a coalition of parents, teachers, students, and concerned community members who want to see equitable access to music programs across the Portland Public School District. Here's a link to our Facebook Page if you're interested in joining.

 

INCOMING GRANT BAND FAMILIES


Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: May 5, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 10:28 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • BAND BOOSTER ELECTIONS

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES


STATE COMPETITIONS

State Orchestra Festival*
Thursday, May 10, 2018, at OSU
~Itinerary~
(Eat before you arrive at Grant)
6:45 am – Meet @ Grant HS
7:00 – Load bus & Depart for Oregon State University
9:00 – Arrive OSU
9:30 – Warm-up
9:55 – Perform
10:20 – Sight-read
10:45 – Watch performances (Summit, Grants Pass)
11:35 – Lunch on campus
12:20 – Watch performances (Lake Oswego, McKay)
1:10 – Load bus & depart for Grant HS
3:30 – Arrive @ Grant

* 2 chaperones needed. Please contact Mr. McFadden to help. 

State Band Festival, Wind Ensemble**
Saturday, May 12, 2018, at OSU
~Itinerary~
(Eat before you arrive at Grant)
1:00 pm – Meet @ Grant HS
1:15– Load bus
1:30 – Depart for Oregon State University
3:15 – Arrive OSU & watch McNary HS
4:15 – Warm-up
4:45 – Perform
5:15 – Sight-read
5:45 – Dinner
6:30 – Watch performances (West Salem, Sherwood, Sprague)
8:00 – Oregon State Wind Ensemble Performance
approx. 8:45 – Awards
approx. 9:30 – Load bus and depart for Portland

approx.. 11:15 – Arrive @Grant HS

** Mr. McFadden has enough chaperones for this event. Thanks to those who volunteered to help!

Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College
Details coming soon...

CODA Concert
The final concert of the year -- the Coda -- happens Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm.
Details coming soon... 


BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our next meeting will be on, Monday, May 14th at 6:30 PM at the home of Priscilla Klockner (2907 NE 55th). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez  to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: April 30, 2018

posted May 1, 2018, 12:30 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • BAND BOOSTERS 

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES

STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE SUCCESS

This past weekend many music students from Grant performed at the State Solo and Small Ensemble Contest at Pacific University. The following students were recognized as top 5 in the state:

  • Hooked on Harmonics earned 2nd place in the Large Tenor/Bass Vocal category
  • Emily Geoffroy placed 3rd on clarinet
  • Jake Safirstein placed 5th on orchestral snare
  • Zoe Beyler placed 4th on mallets, 4th on timpani & 4th on orchestral snare making her the only percussionist in Oregon to place top 5 on multiple instruments.
  • Michail Thompson earned 1st place on trumpet for the second year in a row.

Congratulations to all Grant musicians who performed at State! 
 
STATE COMPETITIONS

State Orchestra Festival*
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at OSU
~Itinerary~
(Eat before you arrive at Grant)
6:45 am – Meet @ Grant HS
7:00 – Load bus & Depart for Oregon State University
9:00 – Arrive OSU
9:30 – Warm-up
9:55 – Perform
10:20 – Sight-read
10:45 – Watch performances (Summit, Grants Pass)
11:35 – Lunch on campus
12:20 – Watch performances (Lake Oswego, McKay)
1:10 – Load bus & depart for Grant HS
3:30 – Arrive @ Grant

* 2 chaperones needed. Please contact Mr. McFadden to help. 

State Band Festival, Wind Ensemble**
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at OSU
~Itinerary~
(Eat before you arrive at Grant)
1:00 pm – Meet @ Grant HS
1:15– Load bus
1:30 – Depart for Oregon State University
3:15 – Arrive OSU & watch McNary HS
4:15 – Warm-up
4:45 – Perform
5:15 – Sight-read
5:45 – Dinner
6:30 – Watch performances (West Salem, Sherwood, Sprague)
8:00 – Oregon State Wind Ensemble Performance
approx. 8:45 – Awards
approx. 9:30 – Load bus and depart for Portland

approx.. 11:15 – Arrive @Grant HS

** 1 chaperone needed. Please contact Mr. McFadden to help. 

Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College
Details coming soon...


BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our next meeting will be on, Monday, May 14th at 6:30 PM at the home of Priscilla Klockner (2907 NE 55th). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez  to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: April 23, 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:49 PM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • COFFEE FUNDRAISER
  • BAND BOOSTERS 

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES

SOLO & ENSEMBLE
Select groups: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 at Pacific University

Friday, 4/27, State Ensemble:

  • Load time @ Marshall 7:30 am
  • Depart 7:45
  • Back at Marshall 2:45

Saturday, 4/28, Solo Schedule:

 Student NameInstrumentRoomTime
 Zoe BeylerMalletsMusic Bldg-Stage9:00 AM
 Michail ThompsonTrumpetUCC Church-Sanctuary10:00
 Rebecca CelsiFluteMcGill Auditorium10:20
 Zoe BeylerTimpaniMusic Bldg-Stage11:10
 Eleanor GolenOboeUCC-Chapel11:20
 Silas Kidd-MyersTromboneOptometry 2212:20
 Emily GeoffroyClarinetMarsh-2062:30
 Jake SafirsteinOrchestral SnareMusic Bldg-Stage2:50
 Zoe BeylerOrchestral SnareMusic Bldg-Stage4:30

STATE COMPETITIONS
-String Ensemble: Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11 at OSU
-Wind Ensemble: Saturday, May 12 at OSU
-Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College

Chaperones are needed for State Competitions. Please contact Mr. McFadden to help. 

HEART OF PORTLAND PICTURES

See the directions below on how to obtain permission. Time is limited as this link will be deactivated in the next few weeks.

Click on an image and use arrow keys to navigate through the page. Select your favorite images by clicking on the circle and email the info to Nina by clicking the "envelope" icon in status bar (top right of screen).

Additional editing and retouching can be done upon request. Contact Nina with any questions, concerns, special requests, or if there is a specific image you are looking for, but can't find.

Thank you again for all your amazing work. It was an incredible turnout and an amazing show!


COFFEE FUNDRAISER

The Grant Band Program is partnering with Trailhead Coffee Roasters to bring our community great coffee and help us raise funds to support Grant Band operating costs. Money raised from our fundraisers is used for instrument purchases and maintenance, bus fees, fees for festivals and other learning opportunities, trips, advertising, and scholarships. 

Here is a link to the form if you need another one. Orders are due April 27th. Coffee will arrive around May 2nd.
 

BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our next meeting will be on, Monday, May 14th at 6:30 PM at the home of Priscilla Klockner (2907 NE 55th). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez  to learn more.
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

Weekly News: April 16, 2018

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:56 AM by Grant Band

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • COFFEE FUNDRAISER COMING!
  • WE/JE AUDITIONS
  • BAND BOOSTERS 

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES

STATE COMPETITIONS
-String Ensemble: Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11 at OSU
-Wind Ensemble: Saturday, May 12 at OSU
-Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College

SOLO & ENSEMBLE
-Select groups: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 at Pacific University

PEP BAND at RONALD MCDONALD CHARITIES
Grant Band has been asked to provide a pep band for the Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Event on Sunday, April 22nd. The Stronger Together 5K Walk, Run & Roll is a region-wide fundraising event where our supporters to walk, run, and roll to raise money for families with seriously ill children -- the same families who receive a free "home away from home" at one of our three Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses. This is all volunteer and we'd love to get a crew of at least 40 strong to play at the event. These types of events are super fun to play at!

Below are the timing details for that day:
-9 am - Meet at Elizabeth Caruthers Park 
-Done between 11-11:30 am
 
Help support this cause and get a free t-shirt, breakfast, and baked goods.
 
Sign up in the band room!
 

COFFEE FUNDRAISER

The Grant Band Program is partnering with Trailhead Coffee Roasters to bring our community great coffee and help us raise funds to support Grant Band operating costs. Money raised from our fundraisers is used for instrument purchases and maintenance, bus fees, fees for festivals and other learning opportunities, trips, advertising, and scholarships. 

Look out for order forms from your student any day! 
 

WIND ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble audition material is on the Grant Band website. Audition window will close on April 18th. Mr. McFadden will be going out to the local middle schools the 2nd and 3rd weeks of April (those directors will announce specific days). Sign up sheets are posted in the band room. There are times available during and outside of class hours. Remember, getting it done earlier rather than waiting until the last minute often says a lot about your playing habits. 
 

BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our next meeting will be on, Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM at the home of Sue Reeves (709 NE 32nd). Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez  to learn more.
  • Communications - Sending out weekly emails and posting on Facebook about Grant Band Events. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: April 9, 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 7:04 PM by Grant Band   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 7:12 PM ]

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • COFFEE FUNDRAISER COMING!
  • WE/JE AUDITIONS
  • BAND BOOSTERS  


BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES

HEART of Portland: A PPS K-12 Arts Showcase - Wednesday April 11.

From Mr. McFadden:

This gig is a big deal and I'm glad that we were asked to be there for it. Superintendent Guerrero and his executive cabinet will attend this event, along with several arts organizations and arts philanthropic funders. There's supposed to be an unveiling of a new arts initiatives for the PPS school district and to be the high school band representing PPS makes us look very good. As Kristen Brayson's memo says (the one I emailed out today, 4/2), parents are very much welcome to attend the evening and further help support our arts education. We will talk transportation tomorrow (Tuesday 4/3) in class.

Here's our agenda:
4:45 pm - Arrive @ Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

5:15-5:45 - Sound Check 

6:30-6:50 - Perform

Dismissed

STATE COMPETITIONS
-String Ensemble: Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11 at OSU
-Wind Ensemble: Saturday, May 12 at OSU
-Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College

SOLO & ENSEMBLE
-Select groups: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 at Pacific University

PEP BAND at RONALD MCDONALD CHARITIES
Grant Band has been asked to provide a pep band for the Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Event on April 22nd. The Stronger Together 5K Walk, Run & Roll is a region-wide fundraising event where our supporters to walk, run, and roll to raise money for families with seriously ill children -- the same families who receive a free "home away from home" at one of our three Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses. This is all volunteer and we'd love to get a crew of at least 40 strong to play at the event. These types of events are super fun to play at!

Below are the timing details for that day:
-9 am - Meet at Elizabeth Caruthers Park 
-Done between 11-11:30 am
 
Help support this cause and get a free t-shirt, breakfast, and baked goods.
 
Sign up in the band room!
 

COFFEE FUNDRAISER

The Grant Band Program is partnering with Trailhead Coffee Roasters to bring our community great coffee and help us raise funds to support Grant Band operating costs. Money raised from our fundraisers is used for instrument purchases and maintenance, bus fees, fees for festivals and other learning opportunities, trips, advertising, and scholarships. 

Look out for order forms from your student any day! 
 

WIND ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble audition material is on the Grant Band website. Audition window will close on April 18th. Mr. McFadden will be going out to the local middle schools the 2nd and 3rd weeks of April (those directors will announce specific days). Sign up sheets are posted in the band room. There are times available during and outside of class hours. Remember, getting it done earlier rather than waiting until the last minute often says a lot about your playing habits. 
 

BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our next meeting will be on, Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM. Location TBD. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez  to learn more.
  • Communications - Sending out weekly emails and posting on Facebook about Grant Band Events. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

 

Weekly News: April 2, 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:55 PM by Grant Band   [ updated Apr 10, 2018, 7:04 PM ]

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES 
  • COFFEE FUNDRAISER COMING!
  • CLASS PICTURES THIS WEEK
  • BAND BOOSTERS 

BAND FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES

HEART of Portland: A PPS K-12 Arts Showcase - April 11.

From Mr. McFadden:

This gig is a big deal and I'm glad that we were asked to be there for it. Superintendent Guerrero and his executive cabinet will attend this event, along with several arts organizations and arts philanthropic funders. There's supposed to be an unveiling of a new arts initiatives for the PPS school district and to be the high school band representing PPS makes us look very good. As Kristen Brayson's memo says (the one I emailed out today, 4/2), parents are very much welcome to attend the evening and further help support our arts education. We will talk transportation tomorrow (Tuesday 4/3) in class.

Here's our agenda:
4:45 pm - Arrive @ Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

5:15-5:45 - Sound Check 

6:30-6:50 - Perform

Dismissed

STATE COMPETITIONS
-String Ensemble: Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11 at OSU
-Wind Ensemble: Saturday, May 12 at OSU
-Jazz Ensemble: Saturday, May 19 at Mount Hood Community College

SOLO & ENSEMBLE
-Select groups: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 at Pacific University

PEP BAND at RONALD MCDONALD CHARITIES
Grant Band has been asked to provide a pep band for the Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Event on April 22nd. The Stronger Together 5K Walk, Run & Roll is a region-wide fundraising event where our supporters to walk, run, and roll to raise money for families with seriously ill children -- the same families who receive a free "home away from home" at one of our three Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses. This is all volunteer and we'd love to get a crew of at least 40 strong to play at the event. These types of events are super fun to play at!

Below are the timing details for that day:
-9 am - Meet at Elizabeth Caruthers Park 
-Done between 11-11:30 am
 
Help support this cause and get a free t-shirt, breakfast, and baked goods.
 
Sign up in the band room!
 

COFFEE FUNDRAISER

The Grant Band Program is partnering with Trailhead Coffee Roasters to bring our community great coffee and help us raise funds to support Grant Band operating costs. Money raised from our fundraisers is used for instrument purchases and maintenance, bus fees, fees for festivals and other learning opportunities, trips, advertising, and scholarships. 

Look out for order forms from your student any day! 

 

CLASS PICTURES THIS WEEK

Class pictures for the yearbook are Tuesday (tomorrow) for Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, and String Orchestra and Wednesday for Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Please bring your concert attire to class so that we can change and get those pictures taken. Please help spread a reminder by texting/calling your section members.
 


BAND BOOSTERS WANT YOU!

Our next meeting will be on, Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM. Location TBD. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The Grant Band Boosters are a friendly and fun group of parents who meet monthly, along with Mr. McFadden, to support the band program. We would love to have YOUR support. Your help improves the quality of the music experience for our sons and daughters at Grant. Please consider joining us for a meeting or two to see what it’s all about.

We have some board positions open for next year:

  • President-Elect, As President-Elect, you would attend monthly meetings and prepare to assume the duties of booster president the following year. Contact MaryBeth Hernandez  to learn more.
  • Communications - Sending out weekly emails and posting on Facebook about Grant Band Events. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • Secretary - Keeping minutes of the monthly meetings. Contact Elise Lind to learn more. 
  • Sweet Sound of Jazz Planning Team. This team is a group of about 10 parents who work together to plan this fabulous fundraiser-event which typically takes place in February. Contact Kelly McCollum to learn more. 
  • PTA Liaison This parent will attend monthly Grant PTA meetings as a Grant Band representative and report back to us what you learn. It's a pretty easy way to volunteer, but super helpful! Please contact MaryBeth Hernandez if you are interested. 
Please help us spread the word to families joining us next year! Pass this information along to any parents of eighth-grade band students on their way to Grant.

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