Tuesday, April 5, 2016

GJHS Performs at University of Dayton

The Greenville Junior High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Brian McKibben, was invited to visit, rehearse, and perform at the University of Dayton’s Department of Music on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

The students of the concert band worked with Dr. Patrick Reynolds, who conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. During their three hour visit the band worked on several selections that are being prepared for OMEA District 11 Band Contest that is held May 7th in Troy, OH.

One of the highlights of the JH band’s visit, was the side by side experience they had with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble performed two selections for our JH band in which our students were able to see the Wind Ensemble’s music and see firsthand how college level musicians play. Greenville is very fortunate to have students in our Junior High Concert Band that not only are good musicians but are able to handle themselves socially in out of school environments. The Concert Band and Mr. McKibben received many compliments from Dr. Reynolds on how well they rehearsed and performed. The members of UD’s band were also very complimentary of the JH Band. The Junior High Concert Band is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students. (Dr. Reynolds rehearses the GJHS Band in the UD band room.)

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