Mustang Band 2001 - 2002


            In Chronological Order

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

Semester 2

• 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


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.

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.



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