Welcome to the
Gregory-Portland High School Wildcat Band website.
Preparation - Responsibility - Integrity - Dedication - Effort
The FIRST STEP to a FIRST DIVISION!
1. For students of all ability levels to enjoy performing music from a variety of style periods and genres - classical and contemporary styles.
2. For students to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the role music and the arts play in our society.
3. For students to learn the benefits and challenges of working together toward a common goal (i.e. public performances).
4. For students to grow in their individual study of an instrument. Students will grow in their technique and musicality.
5. For students to develop their listening skills in large and small group settings, using a variety of instructional methods and rehearsal techniques.
| DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
First Period – Instrumental Ensemble@ High School
Second Period - Conference
Third Period - Red/Blue Band @ Jr. High
Fourth Period - Concert Band @ Jr. High
Fifth Period - Wildcat Marching Band/Symphonic Winds @ High School
Sixth Period – Conference
Seventh Period - Sixth Grade Baritone/Tuba @ Intermediate
TMEA ALL STATE BAND MUSIC (Click Here - go to View etudes) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The CREED of the WILDCAT
It's true and blue as the sky.
All who believe it shall thrive.
And those who doubt abandon this goal.
For this is where all our dreams come true.
As with all things most important,
It is where our essence abides.
For the strength of the Wildcat is the member,
And the strength of the member is the Wildcat.
This is the Creed of the Wildcat.
Summer Band 2016 has been AWESOME! We are so proud of the band's accomplishments this summer.
The band is working hard to present a really exciting show for 2016!
Paradise by Carol Chambers.
BRAVO WILDCAT BAND!
Thanks to Dr. Abel Ramirez for all of your help during inservice!
Our 2016 Band Olympics is coming
Friday, August 19th!
Special KUDOS to our Band Officers and the band parents for organizing a really
WILD and FUN time for all of us!
August 19, 2016 6:00-10:00pm
At the High School Band Hall
Parents are encouraged to attend!!!
Freshmen - Girls bring hot dogs, Boys bring buns
Sophomores - Girls bring chips and dips, Boys bring canned drinks
Juniors - bring desserts
Seniors - paper plates and napkins
COME ON OUT AND ENJOY THE FUN!!!
2016-17 Drum Majors and Colorguard Officers
Two drum majors and three Colorguard members have been named to lead the Gregory-Portland Wildcat Band during the 2016-17 school year. Head Drum Major is Senior, Alex Armstrong and Assistant Drum major is Senior, Valarie Jimenez. Colorguard Captain is Senior, Kim Manville and Lieutenants are Senior Ashley Pena and Junior, Sammi Jo Lankford. Congratulations, it's going to be a great year for the Wildcat Band!
Congratulations to the GP Symphonic Band
and Symphonic Winds on their Sweepstakes performances this past week at UIL Concert
and sightreading contest. We are so proud of
your hard work and accomplishments.
Congratulations to all of our awesome Wildcat musicians!
2016 TMEA All State Band
The Gregory-Portland Wildcat Band had 8 students who earned a spot in the Texas Music Educators Associations Area Band. Saturday January9th, 2016 at Alice High School, these 8 students auditioned for a place in the TMEA All State Band. Frankie Revella earned a place in the T.M.E.A. All State Band and will perform in San Antonio on February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm at the Lila Cockerill Theater.
Alex Armstrong, Bassoon
(This is Alex's 1st consecutive time to make the Texas All State Band )
Congratulations to Josh and Alex on her extraordinary accomplishment!
BRAVO Josh and Alex!
TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage TMEA member directors to support their students in this development. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that begins with over 55,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.
Congratulations to the GP Symphonic Winds for being
selected 4th out of 8 Bands
in the AREA round of the 2015 TMEA HONOR BAND competition!
Congratulations to the GP Symphonic Winds for being selected 13th in the
State round of the 2013 TMEA HONOR BAND competition!
The TMEA Honor Band competition is eneterd by recording youR best 3 selections form the Spring 2013 and submitting them for a Region hearing. From the Region hearing, the top 2 are selected to Area and from AREA the top 2 are selected to the State round.
The TMEA State Honor Band hearing, held at 8:00am on Sunday July 21st at the San Antonio convention center as part of the Texas Bandmasters Association annual Clinic/Convention, will match the TOP 14 4A Concert Bands from accross the entire State of Texas's 245 Class 4A High Schools. The five judges will rank them , naming the 2013-2014 4A Honor Band. Congratulations to the TMEA 2014 Class 4A Honor Band, Cedar Park High School.
The competing ensembles were:
Cedra Park HS
Dawson HS (Pearland)
Dripping Springs HS
Foster HS (Rosenburg)
Liberty HS (Frisco)
McCallum HS (Austin)
Southwest HS (Ft. Worth)
Vandergrift HS (Leander)
Wakeland HS (Frisco)
GP Band Procedures on Heat and Student Participation (Click title)