Semester 1 • GHS Music Dept. Earns Grammy Signature School Award • Marched and performed at 12 GHS Varsity Football games • Marched in the Tx. Football Kick Off Classic-Alamobowl, San Antonio • Marched at Grapevine H.S. Homecoming & Holiday Parades • 5 GHS Band Members earned a position in the All Region Jazz Band • 99 band members named “Outstanding Band Members of the Week” • Competed in the Carrollton Farmers Branch T.O.C. Marching Contest • Worked three races/sold programs at the Texas Motor Speedway • Competed in the Plano East Marching Invitational Contest • First division rating at the U.I.L. Region Marching Contest - performed “New Century Dawn” by David Gillingham • Advanced to the U.I.L. Area Marching Band Contest • Advanced to the U.I.L. State Preliminary Marching Band Contest • Advanced to the U.I.L. State Marching Band Contest Finals • Third Place / Bronze Medalist - U.I.L. State Marching Band Contest • Drumline competed in the Lone Star & Plano Drumline Contests • 27 GHS Band members earned a position in the All Region Orchestra • Fall Jazz Band Concert with guest artist Joel Fountain • GHS Bands perform Holiday Music Concert
• 57 GHS Band members earned a position in the All Region Band • 27 GHS Band members advance to the Area competition • Performed in Fine Arts Department musical “Scarlet Pimpernel” • 5 GHS Band Members make the Texas All State Band • 2 GHS Band Members Earn Grammy Jazz Ensemble positions • 110 GHS Band members earn a First Division @ GCISD Solo and Ens. • GHS Bands perform Contemporary Music Concert • 7 GHS Band members earn a 1st Division medal at UIL Solo and Ens. • Percussionist present 5th annual “Percussion Bash” concert • GHS Jazz Band earned 1st place/Best In Class at T.C.U. Jazz Festival • GHS Concert Band earns a first division at UIL Concert/Sightreading • GHS Symph. Band earns a sweepstakes at UIL Concert/Sightreading • GHS Honors Band earns a sweepstakes at UIL Concert/Sightreading • GHS Wind Ensemble earns a sweepstakes at UIL Concert/Sightreading • Band Spring trip to “MusicFest Orlando” Concert Band Festival Wind Ensemble - Superior Rating, Honors Band - Excellent Rating Symphonic Band - Excellent Rating, Concert Band - Excellent Rating • Spring Jazz Band Concert-Women In Jazz w/ guest artist Sylvia Cuenca • GHS Jazz Band competed in the Grapevine Main Street Days festival • GHS Bands perform Spring Concert • 7 students qualified to U.I.L. Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest
President - Melynda Ahl & Haley Kitts Vice Pres. - William Cherry Freshmen Rep. - J J Hulet Secretary - Sarah Shults Sophomore Rep.- Russell Chance Treasurer - Melanie Wright Junior Rep. - Kerry Adams Historian - Chris Hires Senior Rep. - Carolyn Cunningham Drum Major - Vafa Aktar-Khavari A. Drum Major - KT Gunn & Kyle Fox
MARCHING BAND LEADERSHIP
Vafa Akhtar-Khavari Julie Vest Melanie Wright KT Gunn Ryan Headley Stacey Yee Kyle Fox Ashley Rader Melynda Ahl Stephanie Snodgrass Amanda Hueber Jaclyn Mateos Maggie Scott Wallace Stanley Tassia Stogdill Billy Holmes Maggie Scott - H.U.G. Key Shin John Kirking Lindsay Gunn - Unif. Gds. Russell Chance Mari Fitztgerald Sarah Schults - Unif. Gds. Chris Koranek Ashley Genuske Erin Overton - Unif. Gds.
G.C.I.S.D. BAND DEPARTMENT STAFF Steve Andre Head Band Director- GHS Brandt Leondar Assist. Band Director- GHS Danny Prado Assist. Band Director- GHS Corrie Kaufmann Color Guard Coordinator Evan Blackard Drum Line Instructor Blane Womble Band Director - CMS Sara Tuffnell Assist Band Dir. - CMS Jolette Wine Band Director - CTMS Nathan Sutton Assist.Band Dir. - CTMS Linda Sharp Band Director - GMS Jennifer O’Brian Assist Band Dir. - GMS Jim Pritchard Band Director - HMS Rebecca Cronk Assist Band Dir. - HMS Duane Minnick Head Band Dir. - CHHS Loy Studer Assist Band Dir - CHHS Lera League Assist Band Dir. - CHHS Debra Hamilton Fine Arts Secretary - G.C.I.S.D. Jenny Flegel Student Teacher T.C.U. Nicole Rindom Student Teacher T.W.U. Ann Graves Student Teacher U.N.T.