Music Boosters

Officers

C0-Presidents: Wina Mortenson & John Richason
Vice-President:
Secretary: Karen Shimek
Treasurer: Cheri Brudos
Publicity ChairCyndi Anderson
Concession Chair: Brian Stankey & Tammy Maliszewski

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Music Boosters – Are you one?
If you have a child in band or choir at the middle or high school level, you are a booster! Even if you don’t, but wish to support the music programs in the G-E-T School District, you are a booster!

Attention Parents!
You c​an help your child earn points toward their Junior/Senior Music Trip.​ ​THE POINT SYSTEM (revised May 2017)

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.

Join us on Facebook GET Music Boosters

Winter Sports Concession Stand Sign up
Please click the following link:

 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.

Meetings

Meeting Minutes (updated 5/16/17)

 Music Booster By-laws

 Policy: Concession Chair Stipend

  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.

Attention Parents!
You can help your child earn points toward their Junior/Senior Music Trip.

  THE POINTS SYSTEM

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

VP 3rd in the Nation! ICHSA Finals in New York City

 

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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.

Upcoming Events

Events are at the High School
unless otherwise noted.
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  • Sat., Aug. 5, 7:00pm
    G-E-T Night at Old Main, a free concert featuring G-E-T HS Vocal Point and Jazz band.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and set back to enjoy
  • Aug. 11 & 12
    Jazz Band to Ashley for the Arts, Arcadia
  • Sun., Aug. 27
    Ettrick Fun Days Parade
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Your support is Amazing, Awesome
and SO Appreciated!

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Congratulations, Mr. Stuempges, 

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G-E-T School Awarded
Madison Jazz Society Grant

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)

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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!
Class B
14 – Firsts
3 – Seconds
Class A
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.
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 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.

Jazz Band

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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.