Grady Middle School Concert Band
Performance Time: Friday, April 1 @ 5:10pm
Location: James E. Taylor High School Performing Arts Center
Address: 20700 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450
Cost: FREE and open to the public
I’m confident that we will all enjoy Grady’s performance at UIL. But I’ll never forget the journey we’ve taken to get to this point. The Advanced Band has performed multiple concerts and pep rallies at Grady, cheered our football team on to victory, experienced the thrill of performing with two of HISD’s finest high school marching bands, honored our Veterans at Grady's annual Veterans Day Program, spread some cheer by caroling during the holidays, learned from a masterful clinician at Disney’s "You’re Instrumental Workshop", entertained hundreds of Disney’s visitors on stage at Walt Disney World, and they earned an Excellent Rating at the HISD Concert Band Festival. Now we’re in the midst of preparing for the final big performance of the year at the Bluebonnet Classic Music Festival in San Antonio, TX on May 14th.
More than anything else, I am most proud of the fact that these students are very well rounded and they have repeatedly demonstrated that they can do it all! They choose to do multiple rehearsals before school at 6am as well as on many of their Friday evenings because almost all of Grady’s band students participate in other after-school, extra-curricular activities. And they do this while maintaining very good grades in all of their subjects!
These young musicians couldn’t have achieved all of this on their own. Many thanks go to… Grady’s teachers, support staff, administrators, private music instructors, and family members for guiding them and setting such high expectations for them. Thank you for being so supportive!
We hope to see you in the audience Friday evening!
Download: the Full UIL Performance Schedule
Director of Bands
Grady Middle School