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GBHS Band large ensemble contest
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2015-16 Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands, front row: Aubrey Maneth, head drum major; Jordan Popp, Brandon Crane, Kelli Hall, Skyler Mayhan, Elizabeth Gerdes, Trevor Schwager, Dylan Vsetecka*, Willow Jones, Caleb Klein, Mike Higby, Maxwell McGilber, Blake Sheets, Sayler Peplinski. Second row: Kaitlin Adams*, Gladis Arellanis, Alyxius Torres, Lisa Marlow, Mindy Wittig, Morgan Mc Henry, Katherine Snapp, Erika Helms, Caitlin Schmitt, Kaia Parks, Allison Muth, assistant drum major; Magdiel Rodriguez*, Michala Bieker*, Mr. Russell, assistant director. Third row: Daniela Astrain-Favela, Damaris Meeks, Carmen Humphrey, Talaya Stout, Amelia Sommers, Angela Enriquez, Lauren Doctor, Jesseca Hames, Priscilla Ramirez, Kylee Sandy, Audrey Muth, Alivia Bautista, Jessica Nieto. Fourth row: Catie Stark, Katie Maneth, Jacob Meeks, Cordell Stanley, Brook Jones, Emma Bieker, Jacob Lane, Robby Brining, Robert Frizell, Johan Sanchez, Keegan Bowman, Jadin Boone, Gabe Zorn*. Fifth row: Mr. De Wald, head director; Andrew Erb, Lauren Miller, Caleb Romo, Jace Schwager, Parker Smith, Joshua Patton, Jared Divis, Jonas Meeks, Jessenia Rodriguez, Kyle Mc Sweeney, Emilynn Wettengel, Allison Regehr*. Sixth row: Benjamin Diel*, Aaron Schultz*, Cory Burnham, Matthew Zorn, Ozioma Ofoma, Micah Doctor, Alexis Davis, Ian Stout, Matthew Phillips, Sydney Soukup, Tristan Mc Henry. Back row: Kayn Milholland*, Eric Vazquez, Andre Del Vecchio, Dalton Lamb, Andrew Curtright, Joshua Hamby, Christian Burgardt, Brady Daniel, Malachi Williams, Lo Cora Bryant, Ethan Wedel. Not pictured: Aron Vainer*; *--section leader

Great Bend High School Band held their large ensemble contest at the GBHS Gym on March 10, with both Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands receiving I ratings. Mr. Bill Clausing from St. John was the adjudicator/clinician and said many favorable comments. The Varsity Band performed “Where the Black Hawk Soars,” and “Light Eternal.” Selections the JV Band played were “Park Street Celebration” and “Water Music Suite.” On March 16, 60 band members and 11 sponsors went to Branson, Mo. where they performed at the Clay Cooper Theatre through the Branson Live on Stage organization. They received a standing ovation and a huge trophy for their performance. Selections were: Patriotic Parade Sequence, Salute to America’s Finest, and Stars and Stripes Forever. The three day trip concluded on March 18 after a day at Silver Dollar City, Branson Landing, and the Titanic Museum.