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.
3/11/2016 - Band Festival
Congratulations to the South Bands... Symphony Band earned a Division I rating, and Concert Band earned a Division II at MSBOA District Festival at Dakota High School!
3/11/2016 - Orchestra Festival
Congratulations to the Concert Orchestra for their Division 1 rating at the District Orchestra Festival!
3/8/2016 - Strike up the Band!
The Marching Band uniforms have been ordered! Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Grosse Pointe Community, the Marching Band will be in uniform for the start of the fall season.
3/5/2016 - Orchestra Festival
Congratulations to the Symphony Orchestra who earned a Division I rating this past weekend at MSBOA District XVI Band & Orchestra Festival at Madison Heights Lamphere High School and qualified for State Festival!
2/24/2016 - Symphony and Concert Orchestra Picture Order Form
Congratulations orchestra students on a nice Pre-Festival concert last night and in-class clinic with Valerie Palmieri today. Attached is a photo order form to order the group shot of either Pierce 7/8, South Concert, or South Symphony Orchestras. The form is due to Mr. Gross by Friday, March 4, 2016.
2/1/2016 - Symphony Orchestra Morning Sectionals Begin
Morning sectionals will be held the week of 2/1 and 2/8 at 7:00 AM.
Tuesday: Violin I
Wednesday: Violin II
Friday: Cello & Bass
1/30/2016 - MSBOA SOLO & ENSEMBLE WEEK END REPORT
Congratulations to all the South musicians for such an extensive level of participation with excellent results.
PERFORMANCES WITH a DIV I RATING:
2 Viola Solos
5 String Duets
6 Violin Solos
2 String Trios
3 Trumpet Solos
5 Cello Solos
1 Euphonium Solo
3 Piano Solos
1 Mixed Septet
1 Alto Sax
1 String Quartet
3 Flute Solos
1 Percussion Solo
1 Tenor Sax Solo
1 Clarinet Solo
1 Woodwind Trio
1 Flute Trio
1 French Horn
1 Trumpet Duet
PERFORMANCES WITH a DIV II RATING:
a Total of 21 additional solo and ensembles of South Students
1/20/2016 - Little Caesars Pizza Kit Sales
Little Caesars Pizza Kit forms went home today. Orders are Due 2/1 and pizza kits will be available for pickup 2/3 in the Band/Orchestra Room. Proceeds will be allocated to each student's trip account for New York (2016) or Italy (2018). See attached flyer for more information.
1/16/2016 - Chamber Festival Results
Congrats to the Clarinet Choir, Brass Choir, and Chamber Orchestra on their first division ratings at MSBOA Chamber Festival!
1/11/2016 - MSBOA Chamber Festival is on Saturday 1/16.
1/5/16 - The January Booster meeting date has been changed to January 12.
7:00 PM in the South Band & Orchestra Room.
12/15/15 - Congrats to all orchestras on your performances at String Extravaganza!
Every orchestra member in the district was at South Tuesday night... a great evening was had by all!
12/14/15 - Thanks to everyone for all of their help with Band-O-Rama!
It was great to see all of the 5th-12th grade band students performing on the same night. To all of the elementary and middle school students, we can't wait to see you when you get to South!
12/11/15 - The annual Yule Be Boppin' Jazz Band concert was a huge success!
Congrats to the Pierce and South Jazz Bands on their performances.
12/10/15 - Congratulations to the Full Orchestra on their performance with the Wayne State Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, December 9!
It was a fantastic concert from start to finish! Thanks to the Wayne State students and Professor Kypros Markou.
11/30/15 - Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the MSBOA All-State High School Orchestra!
10/9/15 - Start up the Band!
Do you know someone who wants to help see the return of the Grosse Pointe South Marching Band in top notch fashion? They need your help to outfit the band and restore the Blue Devil Marching Band Tradition for our students. Donations towards to the Goal of $40,000 to outfit about 100 Musicians can be directed through:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Blossom Health Inn
24800 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
North Soccer Field
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
South Front Lawn
June 20 - 22, 2016
South High School
August 1 - 5, 2016
South High School