2017 Marching Wildcats Present . . .

It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Your prose turns to mush, you don’t have a creative bone left in your body, and you want to throw in the towel. But imagining it as a dream has the opposite effect. That dream could become the source for a story. And, at a minimum, it serves as a reminder that no matter how blocked your creativity may be, you still have the capacity to imagine something new.

Writer’s Block features the following compositions – Equillibrium by Michael Oare and Pure Imagination with words and music Bricusse Leslie and Anthony Newley.

2017 Marching Wildcats Design Team
Drew Ross, Band Director
Michael Oare, Wind Arranger
K.J. Stafford, Percussion Arranger
Matt Hartwell, Visual Designer
Ashley Bray, Color Guard Choreography and Design
Christina Anderson, Color Guard Design
Donn Franklin, Color Guard Costuming and Design

Additional Staff
Mike Stetina, Percussion Coordinator
David Champagne, Front Ensemble Instructor
Marshall Hallam, Music and Movement
James Hill, Music and Movement
Robert P. Carroll, Jr., Clinician

Marching Wildcats Parent Information Night

We will hold a Parent Information Night meeting on June 13th at 7:30 PM in the GBHS Auditorium. We will discuss a number of items related to the band program, including:

Fee Schedule
GBBPA Membership
Volunteer Activities
Scrip and other Fundraisers for your students


Band Final Exam Information


The band final exam is in two parts. All students will take the final exam with the exception of Seniors who are exempt.

Part 1: Playing – Either perform at Graduation with the band OR play the following six major scales: Bb, Eb, F, Ab, Db, B, E. These are YOUR key, not transposed

Part 2: Written – You will have fifty terms you need to study. These terms are taken from the music we have played this year.

WIND ENSEMBLE ONLY: You will also need to complete a Circle of Fifths from memory with the correct number of sharps and flats next to the note name. I’ve attached a copy of the circle of fifths you need to memorize. It is simply a matter of learning the order clockwise and the sharps and flats are in order.

To study the terms, I’ve made a study guide on Quizlet. Join the class by clicking this link: https://quizlet.com/join/zkxsZ6fq7



Seniors: Thursday 6/8 Symphonic Band, Friday 6/9 Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, 6/13: 6/14: 9th Grade Woodwinds

Wednesday:  9th Grade Brass & Percussion, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band

Thursday: 6/15: Wind Ensemble

Friday; 6/16: Graduation

2017 Great Bridge HS Football Schedule

The 2017 Great Bridge HS Football schedule is as follows:

8/25         Bye
9/1            Booker T. Washington (A)
9/8           Oscar Smith (H)
9/15          Indian River (A)
9/22         Deep Creek (A)
9/29         Grassfield (H)
10/6         Kings Fork (H)
10/13       Hickory (A)
10/20      Western Branch (A)
10/27       Nansemond River (H) Homecoming
11/3          Lakeland (H) Senior Night


Spring Band Concert

Join the Great Bridge High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble June 1st at 7:30 PM in the Auditorium for our Spring Band Concert! The ensembles will perform:


Symphonic Band
Instant Concert
Baba Yetu
Highlights from Star Wars: Rogue One

Wind Ensemble
Phantom of the Opera
Rhapsody for Flute
Variations on the “Carnival of Venice”
Lightning Field