Mr G.


Sep 212011

Just a reminder that we have Marching Band this week Wednesday (9/21) at 7am, and Football Pep Band at 7am on Friday (9/23).  The Pep Band and the Marching Band will be on the Homecoming Pepfest this Friday.  Dress for this event for Marching band will be our Mirage T-shirts, Jeans and tennis shoes.  I inadvertently put practice on Wednesday on by mistake.  My apologies.

Next week’s rehearsals look like Marching Band on Tuesday (9/27) and Thursday (9/29) at 7am, with Pep Band most likely on Friday.  Homecoming Parade is Friday, September 30th at 1:30 pm and the marching band IS performing at the Homecoming football game at halftime, dressing during the 2nd quarter.  More details coming soon!!!

Please attend the Rococo Duo recital from the University of Minnesota at 5:30 pm in the OHS Auditorium.  This unique ensemble featuring Marimba and Flute is sure to be entertaining and creative.  Extra Credit will be given!!  Parents Welcome!!  Admission is Free.

 Posted by at 5:45 am


Sep 092011

Members of the OHS Concert Band:

Our originally scheduled concert occurring on March 15, 2012, has been moved to March 22, 2012, at 7:00 pm to accomodate a scheduling conflict with Grade 1-6 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Please make this adjustment to your schedule.  This is a mandatory concert on the last day of the quarter.  Please mark your calendars.  Thank you!

~Mr. G.

 Posted by at 3:13 am

Congratulations to the Ninth Grade Band

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Feb 242011

Congratulations to the OHS Ninth Grade Band for their outstanding performance at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Clinic.  Your performance was revered by parents, adminstrators, school board members, and elementary, middle school, high school and college music educators in the state of Minnesota.  You are to be commended for your hard work and dedication to music.  Reflect on your journey and be proud of it!!  Thanks for packing the house in Room 101D.  I think we needed a bigger room!!

To see the youtube performance of Paper Cut, click on the link below, or find it on youtube or facebook!

Thanks to our new friend in music, Alex Shapiro, for writing such a wonderful piece of music.  We hope our original visual treatment of it takes this composition to a whole new level.

Best wishes to all!

 Posted by at 3:53 pm

Ninth Grade Band on tour Wednesday Feb 9

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Feb 032011

The OHS Ninth Grade Band will go on tour on Feb 9th to Triton HS, Zumbrota-Mazeppa HS and Medford HS.  This is in preparation for their performance at the MMEA Music Convention on Feb 18th.  Buses load at 7:45 am and depart OHS at 8 am.  Dress is concert black.

 Posted by at 8:21 pm

OHS Marching Band Down Payment Due

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Dec 152010

Just a friendly reminder to please submit your $50 down payment (Checks payable to OHS)  for the Florida Trip.  Thank you very much!

~Mr G.

 Posted by at 8:51 pm

OHS Band/Marching Band Fundraiser Kickoff

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Dec 152010

The OHS Band/Marching Band will kickoff their annual Frozen Food Fundraiser on December 21st!  This is the only fundraiser the students will have to raise money for their accounts for the Orlando Trip in March of 2011!  If you are not in the marching band right now, you can still sell for your individual account to offset the costs of reeds and supplies!

Order forms will be due back on Monday January 3, 2011!

 Posted by at 8:49 pm

Concert on December 6th!!

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Dec 052010

Amidst confusion and the concert not being on the school calendar, I am just reclarifying that we DO have a band concert (All OHS Bands) on Monday, December 6th at 7:00 pm in the OHS Auditorium.  Please see the newspaper article about this concert in the Owatonna People’s Press or visit it online at   Admission to this concert is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and seniors.  Activity passes will also be accepted.  Please honor the dress code listed in the syllabus, also located on this website.  Students are expected to be in attendance and watch the other bands perform.

 Posted by at 8:49 pm

Orlando Marching Band Trip Meeting

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Nov 282010

Just a reminder that we have a marching band trip to Orlando Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm in the OHS Auditiorium.  Hope to see you all there!!

-Mr. G.

 Posted by at 11:45 pm

Pep Band Rehearsal Today

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Nov 192010

To all members of Winter Pep Band:

Please accept my sincerest apologies to you and your parents for missing pep band rehearsal this morning.  It seems that our newborn has taken its toll on my sleep and for the first time in years I missed a rehearsal.  We will be meeting again next Wednesday, November 24th at 7:00 am.  Thanks for your understanding.    Anyone still wishing to participte in winter pep band please see Mr. G. as soon as possible to be added to the roster.   Best wishes.

-Mr. G. 🙂

 Posted by at 4:56 pm