Alicia Curtis and Carly Hines were both selected for the 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Alicia plays bass clarinet and qualified for the Honors Orchestra. Carly was selected as a flutist for the Honors Band. Participation in these honor groups is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America. They were both nominated by Mr. Almanza, and then auditioned this past fall and were accepted after a review by the selection board committee. They traveled to New York for 5 days in February to join some of the most talented high school performers from across the country and rehearse with renowned music conductors. Their final performance was at the world-famous Carnegie Hall!
Four of our seniors have received the honor of being 4-year participants in the Grossmont Union High School District Honor Band. Alicia Curtis, Carly Hines, Cory Woodrow, and Jeni Stiso, have all qualified for the District Honor Band each year of high school. These students have had the opportunity to work with many distinguished educators and professional conductors during their four years of membership in the GUHSD Honor Band.
We had a great turnout for our Awards Banquet which was held on June 11th in the Valhalla Theater. Thank you to all of our student and parent volunteers. You can view photos from the banquet and other events on the photo gallery page. Congratulations to all of our award winners and new student leaders!
Congratulations to our 19 students who made the GUHSD Honor Band. They were honored to work and perform with distinguished educator and professional conductor Mr. Larry Curtis on February 5th at Cuyamaca College.
Carly Hines has been selected for the 2011 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall . She will be a part of the Honors Band in the flute section. Participation in this honor band is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America. Carly was nominated by Mr. Almanza and then auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Selection Board committee. She will join other performers from the United States and Canada in February for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Carly was honored by Superintendent Ralph Swenson at the November GUHSD Board Meeting.
In the RA Red division with 13 schools, Valhalla High School Winter Guard takes 1st Place at Championships! With a score of 79.1 and their best effort yet! Way to go Winter Guard on a great season!
Congratulations to our 24 students who made the GUHSD Honor Band. They were honored to perform with guest conductor Mr. Shannon Kitelinger, Director of Bands at San Diego State University, on Saturday, February 6th at Cuyamaca College.