Next Band Booster Meeting will be in January 2020!
About the Bands...
Grimsley High School has many bands in the Band program. They are a group of outstanding performance ensembles consisting of three concert bands, jazz ensemble and the marching band, located in Greensboro, NC. We are deeply dedicated to the education and musicianship for over 125 students. We perform both locally and in venues throughout the United States, having participated in performances in Universal Studios, Disney World and many other locations. Expectations are set high for our band staff and students, achieving a level of excellence every day. Our Grimsley Band Boosters support those expectations and help us reach our goals. They raise funds that help to support our students in the classroom, on the marching band field and traveling the country. Grimsley Bands and Band Boosters provide an excellence in and beyond the classroom while developing lifelong lovers of music.
Serving Our Community Since 1899
Being part of the Whirlie Band Program, no matter the band, makes each musician part of a close knit group of students that work hard to provide quality entertainment for Grimsley High School as well as the larger community. We play at somber events such as the 9/11 memorial and celebrate football wins; we march in parades that honor great people as well as celebrating holidays. You can find Blue Steel at the beginning of a charity race or the Jazz Band at a book store. It takes a lot of work and dedication to be part of the Whirlie Band and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Behind the Scenes
Very few people know what it takes to prepare for that 12 minute half time show. There are hours and hours of walking the same path, listening to the same songs, playing the same notes and rhythms. Mouths, lips, jaws, arms, backs, shoulders are all sore; feet are tired and the students are hot. It takes a special kind of person to want to be a musician in a marching band. Our Whirlie Band members are some of the best around. They are dedicated to music and excellence in performance. You will find them supporting each other, encouraging each other and celebrating together when the show goes off without a hitch.
That’s what you don’t see during that half time show…
Students enjoy many performances and camaraderie through Marching Band Camp, evening rehearsals, football games, parades, and the annual spring trip.
Membership in Jazz Band is determined by audition in the spring. Auditions for Jazz Band will include prepared pieces in a variety of styles, as well as scales and sight-
The Grimsley High School Drum line is a group of percussionists that are also members of other bands.
Wind Ensemble membership is determined by audition each spring and are conducted one-on-one with the Director and the auditioning student.
2020 Summer Band Camps
All Band Camps for the summer of 2020 are on the calendar! A lot of information is covered during your week of camp. Please plan around these dates as they are mandatory for all band members.
For any and all band class information, including documents, ‘Remind’ information, assignments, dates and more, see Mr. Ray’s GCSNC page.
Please contact the Band Director, Mr. Jeremy Ray for a list of local instructors if you are interested in private lessons. He can guide you according to your instrument and personal needs.
Being part of the Whirlie Band family is both rewarding and fun. The students are the grateful recipients of all our efforts. You, too, can be a part of something fabulous!