C0-Presidents: Wina Mortenson & John Richason
Music Boosters – Are you one?
Meet the music teachers – learn more about boosters – attend the Booster meetings, at 7:00pm on the 3rd Monday of the month in the high school choir room, except for meetings that fall on the same night as a concert, when we will meet at 6:00 pm..
Questions? Contact Brenda Gauchel or Ryan Stuempges at the high school, or Kim Schacherl at the Middle School.
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Winter Sports Concession Stand Sign up
Winter Sports Concession Sign Up
The current listing includes MOST of the Basketball games and Wrestling. There are a few games, in January and February, that are not yet on the listing. The sign ups for those games will come at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact your music director.
Meeting Minutes (updated 5/16/17)
Request for District Facility Use, Requests to use District Facilities are now done online. At website, register and fill out the necessary information. Requests must be made 10 days prior to event.
High School Band and Choirs
Congratulations to the High School Band and High School Choirs for receiving First Place Ratings at the 2016 Wisconsin State Music Association’s Large Group Contest. The groups perform for a panel of three judges and receive ratings from each which are then tallied for a final rating. The High School Band even received a perfect score from one of the judges. Congratulations G-E-T High School Music.
G-E-T High School’s Vocal Point
Check out their website www.getvocalpoint.com
Please congratulate the members of Vocal Point when you see them around. On Friday, April 21st, they performed in the International Championship of High School A Cappella at the Town Hall Theatre in New York City and placed 3rd in the entire country. ‘These kids have worked so hard to accomplish, what seemed to only be a dream. Three rounds and hundreds of groups reduced to the final 9, little old G-E-T finished 3rd. We are the smallest public school to ever appear at Finals and competed against some pretty stiff competition, including some private art schools. The top 3 groups also were given the opportunity to perform at the collegiate competition the next night while the judges calculated the scores. This time they got the chance to sing at the historic Beacon Theatre where singing and stand up greats have performed. Not to mention they got to sing to a sold out 3,000 plus crowd.’ (Ryan Stuempges) All of this happening after they were voted to be the last, wild card group to enter the competition, beating out 8 other groups. Also Ethan Giles was awarded best Vocal Percussionist of the year!!! First in the nation!!!
If you would like to see them perform check out their website for dates at www.getvocalpoint.com. They still have a bunch of shows scheduled.
Also Monday, April 24th at 7pm you can catch their interview with Acaville Radio as they sat down the morning after to talk about their experience and epic night. www.acaville.org
Band Students Participate in WSU Honor Band Festival
Ten G-E-T Band Students were selected to participate in the Winona State High School Honor Band Festival on Nov. 4 & 5. Students had to audition for chair placement and rehearse for 2 days to prepare for a concert they performed on Saturday night. The G-E-T Band students represented our school well. We had a number of students receive 1st and 2nd chair placements in the band. Students who attended were Anna L, Jayne E., Keegan C., Kari O., Nicole J., Zoe L., Chloe A., Derek D., Ruben C. and Nic P.
G-E-T band members chosen for Coulee Region Honor Jazz Band
Great job TJ, Nic and Ruben, three G-E-T band members chosen to be a part of the Coulee Region Honor Jazz Band. They rehearsed for three nights and then had three performances as part of the Great River Jazz Festival in La Crosse. As part of this program, TJ also received a scholarship to use for his college expenses.
Congratulations and thank you for representing the G-E-T Music Department.
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G-E-T School Awarded
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School (Brenda Gauchel, director) was awarded $375 to underwrite the costs of the second annual Red Hawk Jazz Festival that the G-E-T Jazz Band will sponsor for smaller schools in their area.
In November, the Madison Jazz Society awarded grants totaling $5,150 from its School Grant Fund to music programs in thirteen Wisconsin schools. The grants are funding jazz centered programs designed to help students learn about and perform jazz. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School Band (Brenda Gauchel, director) was awarded $375 to underwrite the costs of the second annual Red Hawk Jazz Festival that the G-E-T Jazz Band will sponsor for smaller schools in their area. (excerpt from January 2017 District Newsletter)
Congratulations to the High School Solo & Ensemble participants. Way to go students! There were 50 High School events that performed including instrumental and choral solos and small ensembles. The results are listed below!
14 – Firsts
3 – Seconds
17 – First advancing to State
7 – Firsts
3 – Seconds
Every Class A Band event has advanced to the State Contest. There is another district level Solo and Ensemble on April 1 when another group of our high school musicians will be performing.
Congratulations High School Music Students on a great showing at the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Contest. The students earned 8 Second place ratings and 23 First place ratings including Perfect scores for the following:
Saxophone Trio – Katie H., Julia S., Justin S.
Flute Quartet – Anna L., McKenzie M., Hannah R., Lindsey B.
Tuba Solo – Nic P.
Luther College Dorian Honor Band Festival
Congratulations to the G-E-T High School Band students who were nominated and accepted into the Luther College Dorian Honor Band Festival. Eleven G-E-T Band students were accepted including McKenzie M., Kari O., Nicole J., Zoe L. Derek D., Madison B., Ruben C. and Luke S. New this year at the festival, students who wished to be placed in the top, elite Symphonic Band had to send in a recorded audition. Congratulations go to three G-E-T students, Anna L., Jayne E. and Nic P. who all earned the honor of being placed in the top group. G-E-T was well represented at this prestigious event.