CONGRATS GRANT COUNTY WINTER GUARD
The Grant County Winter Guard traveled to Bryan Station on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Performing at 7:08pm, the Winter Guard gave their best performance of the season to-date. And were greatly rewarded for that performance when they were announced as winners in their class. Congrats again on a great performance ladies!
Grant County Winter Guard will travel to Milford H.S. on March 8, 2014, in Milford, OH. (1 Eagles Way) and perform at 3:21 PM in class Scholastic A-2.
Grant County Band Booster Nominations for the 2014-2015 year
President - Annette Crimmins
Vice President - Ashley Elam and Billie Carter
Treasurer - Kari Brown
Secretary - Jennifer Caldwell
Director of Revenue - Teresa Stanfield
Remember, as per the bylaws of the organization, in order to vote in the March election, you must have met the financial and fundraising requirements.
"Any association member that is in good standing with the association is qualified to vote on any matters of the association. For the election of officers, the association member must have attended a minimum of three General meetings and/or worked 50 hours of fundraising activities in the 11 months prior to the voting month of March"
To be considered in good standing to vote in the election, a members $1 annual booster dues must be paid by the adjournment of the February meeting and all financial obligations to the band program must be current or have a formal written payment plan on file with the band director.
DID YOU KNOW?
Q: My child is not in marching band, so I am not a booster right?
A: This is incorrect. The band booster program supports the band program 6-12. Even if your child is just starting out in the band program with Mr. McGranahan, you are still a booster. Boosters are also not limited to parents. Boosters can consist of additional family members who take an active role in your childs band program. We have many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins that are active boosters.
Q: I did not pay my booster dues in February, does that mean that I cannot be an active booster until the following February?
A. No, not at all. If your child joins band in the fall, you can pay your booster due in August and you will be good until February. Also, you will still have plenty of time to attend meetings and aid with fundraising for the next elections.
Congrats GCHS All-State Band Members
Casey Hinton - Pianist for the Kentucky All-State Jazz Band
Corey Hermans - Principal Trumpet, All State Orchestra
Katie Anneken - 19th chair Flute, All State Concert Band
Billy Engleman - 4th chair Euphonium, All State Concert Band
Grant County Band students advance to All-State 2nd Round
Congrats to 14 high school students on advancing to the Final Round of All State Auditions (to be held Saturday, Dec. 14th @ John Hardin HS):
Nathan Witte, Cat Haggard, Amber Hanna, Bri Boulware, Casey Hinton, Kaitlyn Hagedorn, Destiny Taylor, Billy Engleman, Katie Anneken, Jaclyn Ball, Caleb Caldwell, Hunter Stines, Jacob Eckler, and Corey Hermens
Congrats to Middle School Band members to will be participating in the 2014 Northern Kentucky Middle School Select Band
8th Grade: Alan Simpson, Josh Blackburn, Corey Clifton, Jaclyn Fitzgerald, Jason Eilers, Destiny Jackson, Marcie Walker, Hannah Howell, and Trenton Jones.
7th Grade: Anderson Schimpff, Dalton O'Brien, Nevaeh McNearney, and Kendal Elam
Dr. Timothy L. Dailey as new high school Band Director
Grant County Schools is most pleased to introduce Dr. Timothy L. Dailey as the new Director of Bands! Dr. Dailey comes to us with outstanding credentials that speak for themselves – but most significantly upon the recommendation of trusted friends and colleagues in the band family, including Mr. Bob Gregg (Harrison County / Williamstown, retired), Mr. Bob Elliott (Grant County / Ryle), Mr. Rob Bryant (Madisonville-North Hopkins, retired), and Professor W. Dale Warren (North Hardin, Ky / University of Arkansas). To them we extend our sincerest thanks.
Dr. Dailey is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he earned his doctorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky earning dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance and Music Education, and received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Dailey’s marching band experience is extensive, starting with his own high school career at Mercer County, Kentucky, then membership with the University of Kentucky Marching Band, and both the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Additionally, Dr. Dailey has held various leadership and/or instructor roles over the past nine years with Paul Laurence Dunbar, Eastern High School, Madison Central High School, Beechwood High School, Ryle High School, and more.
His ensemble and orchestral experience is equally, if not more impressive, with extensive participation in multiple jazz and wind ensembles, symphony and philharmonic orchestras, as well as noteworthy placement in numerous competitive and festival events. In 2011 he was the featured soloist with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra and was the recipient of the International Trumpet Guild Conference Scholarship.
Instructionally, Dr. Dailey student taught under Mr. Tom Brawner at Scott County High School, has served as a graduate assistant and private instructor both at the University of Arkansas and CCM, and has worked in the high school setting as a private teacher and trumpet/brass clinician. His leadership experience includes service as the assistant conductor for the trumpet ensembles at both the University of Arkansas and the College Conservatory of Music.
For the past couple seasons, Dr. Dailey has worked as an adjudicator for Kentucky Music Educators Association events, and is, consequently, even familiar with Grant County’s 2013 marching band show – having judged it just this past weekend at Beechwood. (He placed us 5th of six in Music Performance, so we can only assume he’ll be working on that!)
Dr. Dailey’s wife, MacKenzie, is also a band enthusiast. They met in 2007 while both were working with Paul Laurence Dunbar’s band – he with the trumpets, she with the guard. She is currently a teacher at Ockerman Elementary in Boone County. They are expecting their first child in early 2014.
We are so proud of the resilience and determination demonstrated by our band students, and the outpouring of support provided by our band parents. We are very fortunate to complement this dedication with leadership of such high caliber. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Dailey, and in providing encouragement and support as the Grant County Band completes their successful 2013 season!
Help needed for fundraising events
Help is needed for various fundraising events. To check out the dates and sign-up, please visit our wikispace by clicking here. If you have trouble signing up, please contact Kim Anneken.
Here are the Bengals games we need help still:
Mon. Sept 16 : report time 4pm
Sunday, October 6 : report time 9am
Sunday, October 27 : report time 12pm
Sunday, November 17 : report time 9am
Sunday, December 8 : report time 9am
Sunday, December 22 : report time 9am
Sunday, December 29 : report time 9am