This winter/spring, GRC Bands will again venture into competitive indoor competition by sponsoring a concert percussion ensemble, with the intent to perform in WGI Scholastic A class. Competitions will likely be in Cincinnati and Dayton, during the months of March and April.
All GRC Band students are eligible to audition, even if they are not percussionists. Audition clinics will be held from 4-6pm on November 6 and 7, with final auditions taking place on November 13 and 14. Once the membership of the group is set, the ensemble will practice after school from 4-6pm on Mondays and Thursdays. The ensemble will have around 15 students. This group does not march.
The GRC Concert Percussion Ensemble will be led by percussion director Jeremy Wade. A brief informational meeting for parents will be held before the booster meeting on November 6th, at 5:30pm. As this is a extra curricular activity that will involve some overnight travel, their will be a payment schedule for all families. Families unable to meet this payment schedule will need to secure sponsorships from friends, family, local business, etc.
For an idea on what the activity looks like, check out the video below.