IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest 2018

The GCHS Band competed in the IHSA State Solo & Ensemble Contest on March 3rd at Alton High School.  They came away with an impressive 55 first place ratings, 23 second place ratings, 2 third place ratings, and 2 Best of the Day awards.  These are the highest scores that the GCHS Band has earned in the history of the school!

GCHS Wind Ensemble performs at ILMEA All-State Conference

Congratulations to the Granite City High School Wind Ensemble on their selection to perform at the ILMEA All-State Conference.  Bands are selected to perform at the conference through a stringent audition process. The ILMEA Board of Directors endeavor to create a conference program that features musical performances of the highest caliber.  The GCHS Wind Ensemble performed an amazing concert in the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  This is a tremendous honor, and we are extremely proud to have the band represent Granite City High School!

GCHS Band Students Receive Recognition for Musical Talent … Illinois All-State Honors 2018

Members of the Granite City High School Band made their mark at the Illinois Music Education Association All State Band Competition this year by having the most students selected in Granite City High School history.

The Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) is an organization established to provide professional growth opportunities for Illinois music teachers and to provide music making opportunities for the most talented music students in the state. Outstanding students undergo a rigorous audition procedure based on musical etudes, scales, and sight-reading in order to be selected to participate in the District Festival in November. Students receiving high scores at the ILMEA District Festival advanced to perform at the ILMEA All-State Festival on January 27, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students on being selected to the ILMEA ALL-STATE Festival.

  • Alexis Broyles: Clarinet – All-State Band
  • Dustin Choat: Vibes – All-State Jazz Band
  • Scott DeLozier: Trumpet – Honors All-State Band
  • Anthony Guzman: Bari Sax – Honors All-State Band
  • Nick Haddock: Alto Sax – Honors All-State Band
  • Stephanie Mullen: Flute – All-State Band
  • Sam Roberds: Percussion – Honors All-State Band
  • Cassie Zarate: Bass Clarinet – Honors All-State Band

The students performed before a packed house in the Peoria Civic Center on January 27, 2018.  Wyatt Roberds, Director of Bands at Granite City High School, said, “One of the real joys of being a music teacher is having the opportunity to work with such talented students.  This is the highest honor high school musicians can receive, and we are extremely proud of them!”

GCHS Bands Concert Series

Marching Warriors Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  GCHS Gymnasium at 7:00PM

GCHS Band Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  GCHS Gymnasium at 7:00PM

GCHS and CJHS Winter Jazz Concert – Friday, December 15, 2017

  GCHS Performing Arts Center at 7:00PM

GCHS Bands Spring Concert – Thursday, April 26, 2018

  GCHS Performing Arts Center at 7:30PM

GCHS and CJHS Percussion Ensemble Concert – Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  GCHS Performing Arts Center at 7:00PM

GCHS and CJHS Jazz Band Concert – Thursday, May 10, 2018

  GCHS Performing Arts Center at 7:00PM