Gator Band News

GatorBand – SUMMER Info!

What a wonderful year it has been! As we get ready to enjoy so well-deserved time off, I wanted to add some information here for those of you who want to get a jump on your own planning for next year. WELCOME to all of our new incoming students, and our incoming 6th graders!  We’re […]

Notes for the Last Week of School and Summer

What a great, wild and crazy year this has been!  It always seems to go by in a flash in retrospect, doesn’t it? Just a quick word about this week and beyond… All personally-owned instruments should be brought home today after school and do not need to be returned until August (unless a student has a […]

Fall and Winter Concert Recordings Now Available on SoundCloud

The Griffin Gator Band concert recordings are now much easier to access. We opened a SoundCloud account so you can listen to these great performances on any device. Below are links to the Fall and Winter 2016 concert recordings. You can also click the SoundCloud icon at the bottom of this page to listen to all […]

Summer music camp opportunities

There are several fantastic summer music camps in our area! These are great opportunities to keep playing, learn some new music, and meet some new friends over the summer! (Most are intended for students who have had at least one year of playing experience.) Most are one week long and offer some great experiences!  Check […]

2017-18 GatorBand Audition Information (for CURRENT 6th/7th graders)

Audition information is being distributed to our 6th and 7th graders this week, pertaining to next year’s ensembles!  As this year starts to wind down, we have lots of planning to do to get organized for an AWESOME start to next year! All current 6th and 7th graders will perform the same audition material for […]

Solo and Ensemble Festival details!

Our Solo and Ensemble Festival is just a couple of days away: Saturday, April 29th! The students have been working hard on their pieces – it should be a fun day! Students have been given their performance times/room numbers in class. This information is NOT posted anywhere. Students are responsible for communicating their own times. […]

Optional social event for 7th/8th grade GatorBand members – Six Flags trip, 5/26

For our end of the year social event, we’re inviting all of our 7th and 8th graders who performed at UIL Concert and Sight reading contest to join us at Six Flags over Texas on Friday, May 26.  This is an unused Bad Weather Day for Frisco ISD.  Please see the attached FORM for details, and […]

Sandy Lake FunFest information!

Calling all 6th grade GatorBand members! Our exciting Sandy Lake performance is fast-approaching! Please make sure you read this post in its entirety! All academically eligible 6th grade band students who are in good financial standing with the band will attend. Our Beginning Band is scheduled to rehearse on 4/18 and 4/20 until 5:00 in […]

WS UIL week!

Reminders… our Wind Ensemble Students perform at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest tomorrow! Our schedule is as follows: 7:10 am – Band Hall opens. WS students arrive. BRING CONCERT UNIFORM IN GARMENT BAG. You will hang it on the rack in the Fine Arts Hallway. 7:20 am – Rehearse music 8:00 am – Rehearsal […]

SYMPHONIC BAND – UIL Schedule information.

The Symphonic Band has been scheduled to perform in the Region 24 Concert and Sight reading contest on Tuesday, April 4th at 1:40 pm at Wakeland High School in Frisco.  SB members will be excused from 5th period through the end of the school day. Students will need to remember to BRING their formal concert […]