The Westside High School Band night has been moved to Westside High School. Please email Mr. Hall if you have questions. email@example.com
If the weather is bad tonight for the Westside HS Band Night, we will redirect our field trip to Westside High School. There we will meet the Westside Wolf Band, listen to them perform, and have a social INSIDE. The decision will be made by 4:30 today (10/30/15). The field trip will NOT be canceled.
On Friday, October 30th, the Grady Middle School Advanced Band will join forces with the Westside High School Marching Band and several other middle schools for Band Night at the Westside vs Westbury Football Game at HISD's Butler Stadium. Students may wear their halloween costume to school and to the social on Friday if they have purchased the appropriate wristband. Students need to wear their band t-shirt and jeans for the field trip. Parents are welcome to help chaperon. Questions? Please contact Mr. Hall - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed below is a schedule for the evening:
Before School - Wear your Band T-Shirt & Jeans (or bring it with you to school if you wear wearing a costume)
3:15pm - Dismissal from School
3:15pm - Meet in the Band Hall and/or Attend the Halloween Social in the Commons
4:20pm - Change into Band T-Shirt (if wearing halloween costume)
4:30pm - Load Buses
4:45pm - Depart from Grady Middle School
5:30pm - Arrive at Butler Stadium & Check-In with Westside HS Band
6:05pm - Walk to the Stadium
7:00pm - Kickoff & Dinner in the Stadium (provided)
2nd Quarter with 7 minutes on the Clock - All Bands move to the field to prep for halftime.
Halftime - All Bands Perform together on the field
After Halftime - Return to the Buses or Parent Pick-up at Butler Stadium
9:00pm - Arrive at Grady Middle School & Dismissal
Disney Trip Payment #3 is due Monday, 10/12/15. Please put your payment in an envelope with the participant's name on it. Please make checks payable to Grady MS PTO. Need more information? Please refer to the Trip Payment Information. Questions? Please contact Mr. Hall - email@example.com
Thank you to all the parent volunteers that made the Homecoming Game field trip a huge success! Everyone had a great time! The Advanced Band looked and sounded great!
All Beginning Band students are invited to attend a tutorial for their instrument this week, after school. This is not a graded activity, but the students that attend will benefit greatly from the extra instructional time. Advanced Band students have been invited to mentor the Beginning Band students. Students need to have a ride ready to pick them up from school at 4:30pm. The schedule is listed below.
Monday - Flutes, 3:30-4:30
Tuesday - No Tutorials (HISD Marching Band Festival)
Wednesday - Clarinets, 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday - Trumpets, 3:30-4:30pm
Friday - Trombones & Baritones (Low Brass)
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Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He has taught music for 19 years in the states of Illinois, Indiana, California, and Texas, and he has been the Director of Bands at Tanglewood Middle School since the fall of 2010.