6/8/2016 - Graduation Performance Requirement
All underclassmen Band and Orchestra Students are required to participate in graduation ceremonies. Rehearsal is on Thursday 6/14 from 12:00 - 1:00. Report time for the graduation ceremony is 6:00. See attached file for more details.
5/11/2016 - Year End Banquet Information
The Band & Orchestra Banquet is Tuesday 5/31, at 6:30pm at Blossom Heath in St. Clair Shores. All B & O students attend for FREE. Parents interested in joining for this evening of dinner and awards should fill out the attached form. Checks should be made out to “GPSB&O”.
*If you have 2015-2016 Band & Orchestra photos, please submit them for our Banquet slide show to: GPSBOAedocs@gmail.com *
5/11/2016 - Color Guard Auditions
Auditions for the Color Guard of the 2016 Marching Band will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 6 PM in the South Band & Orchestra Room (25). You will be able to enter through the back door in the parking lot by the baseball field. Please see the attachment for details.
5/9/2016 - Merollis Chevrolet Fundraiser
Dennis Novak from Merollis Chevrolet will donate $100 to our Booster Club for every new or used vehicle sold now through July 5, 2016. See attached flyer for details!
5/8/2016 - Bert's Bash
Thank you to all who came out for our first Bert's Bash fundraiser! We had 365 people from the community join us for great band performances, wonderful food and dancing. A great big thanks to all our volunteers who made last night possible.
5/8/2016 - Summer Study Scholarship
All students enrolled in Orchestra for next year and who participated in the Fruit Sale qualify for a Summer Study Scholarship form to be put toward private lessons, summer music camp or workshops. The application is due 5/20.
5/8/2016 - Volunteers needed for Spring Concert
Parent volunteers are needed for the spring concert events. Please use the following link to sign up and help out!
4/22/2016 - Marching Band Camps Announced
These camps are for current members as well as incoming freshman wanting to join the marching band.
Mini-Camp… June 20-22 (Monday-Wednesday), 9 AM – 12 PM @ South HS This camp focuses on learning marching fundamentals and music.
2016 Marching Band Camp… August 1-5 (Monday-Friday), 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM @ South HS During this camp we chart the entire halftime show, learn all the music, and get prepared for our season!
4/16/2016 - Spring Concert / Senior Solos Ad Sales
Support the music program and students by buying/selling an ad in the concert program. Promote your business or send a congratulatory message to your favorite musician. One-third of the cost of each ad will be credited to your designated student's trip account. Please see the attached form for details... the deadline is May 7. Regarding ads/messages, please send a JPEG or PDF file to GPSBOAedocs@gmail.com.
4/10/2016 - All School Musical Pit Rehearsals
Pit rehearsals for the All School Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie are at the GPN PAC. Times are as follows:
3:30 - 5:30 on April 14, 20, 21, 26, 28 &30
5:00 - 9:00 on May 2 & 3
9:00 - 4:00 on May 4
7:00 - 10:30 May 5, 6 & 7
1:30 - 4:30 May 8
4/4/2016 - MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to our soloists and groups who performed at the March 19th State Solo & Ensemble. Results are as follows:
4/4/2016 - Spring Concert Senior Showcase Program Cover Contest
Anyone interested in designing the program cover for the Spring Concert and Senior Showcase should submit your artwork to Mr. Gross or Mr. Takis by April 15th.
The following information needs to be included on the artwork:
Grosse Pointe South Band & Orchestra
Spring Concert & Senior Showcase
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7PM
Brownell Middle School MPR
$15 Adults / $5 Students
3/18/2016 - Senior Bios and Photos Needed
Seniors need to provide a photograph and biography for the spring concert. Please fill out the attached form and return to Mr. Gross or Mr. Takis by April 15, 2016. Include a wallet sized senior photo, preferably one with your instrument in hand.
3/18/2016 - Senior Solo Auditions
Senior Solo Auditions will take place next week during class for a guest adjudicator. Those Senior students selected to perform will be featured on a concerto or solo on the Spring Concert & Senior Showcase on May 17.
CO - Concert Orchestra SO - Symphony Orchestra
CB -Concert Band SB -Symphony Band WE-Wind Ensemble JB -Jazz Band MB -Marching Band
June 20 - 22, 2016
South High School
August 1 - 5, 2016
South High School
Band & Orchestra Room 25