I want to send a very special congratulations to Mr. Sykes and the GMS and GHS band students and parents for the work that they did this past weekend. We hosted a very large event here called state band assessment. Over the course of Friday and Saturday 30 bands graced the stage and halls of GHS. There were about 1400 students, plus parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc. The students worked tirelessly to make this huge event a huge success. They guided groups, worked concessions, set and reset the stage, assisted judges, worked the sight reading room, monitored the halls, welcomed visitors, supervised the case rooms, went on scuff mark duty, cleaned and helped avert any crisis that may have come up. On top of it all, they performed beautifully with grace and professionalism!
Every judge, director and many parents from visiting schools commented on what wonderful students we have here in our band program!
“Words can’t describe how proud, blessed and humbled I am to be able to call myself their teacher,” remarked Band Director, Jay Sykes. “I just can’t say it enough.”