• Dr. James P. McCrann
  • Extra Help is available Thursday afternoons, or at various other times by requested appointment. Students are encouraged to ask for help at any time.
  • Welcome to the  
    Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony!
    Please make appointments to review All-State solos and Wind Ensemble auditions.
    Pops Concert repertoire recordings are uploaded, follow the link.
    The Lesson Schedule for Quarter 4 is Posted.
    Honors Credit Essays are due by Monday, April 8th! Essays must be emailed to mccrannj@gcufsd.net through a Word document attachment. All sources must be properly cited, and footnotes included as needed. 
    3rd Quarter Playing Exams begin on March 11. Please sign up for a time on the class bulletin board. You may access a review sheet and the exact rubric you will be tested on via the "Playing Exam Review" link. Note there are different rubrics for winds and percussion.
    Please click on the NYSSMA link to access detailed information and registration forms pertaining to the Spring, 2019 solo festivals. All completed forms and checks for the NYSSMA fees (made payable to GCHS) are due February 8. 
    The Lesson Schedule for Quarter 3 is posted.
    Please review the Lesson Procedures document through the corresponding link.
    The Lesson Schedule for Quarter 2 is posted. 
    All County Commitment Forms and payments are due by November 15. 
    Follow the "Recordings" link to hear exemplar performances of your repertoire. 
    Quarter 1 Playing Exams begin 10/25. Please sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board. Follow the links to download a review sheet and the grading rubric used for the assessment.
    The "Lesson Schedule" for Quarter 1 is posted. Please come at your assigned time or during the many available makeup opportunities. 
    Please note the new Honors Credit procedures for 2018. Use the "Honors Credit 2018" link for more information. Proposals must be approved by November 7, 2018.
    Please carefully read over the "Band Guide" (click on the link to the left) and review all content and the mandatory schedule of events. Any potential conflicts must be reported no later than Friday, September 7.
    Students and parents must download, print, sign, and return the agreement form accessible by clicking on the "Band Agreement Form to Sign" tab. Forms are due by Friday, September 7.
    Students who need a school instrument should print, complete (include serial # if known), sign, and return the "Instrument Usage Form" (click on the Instrument Usage Form link) with a $50 check made payable to GCHS by Friday, September 7.
    Remind.com will now be used to communicate assignments and important information pertaining to the band program. 
    To subscribe, please text one of the following codes to 81010 (or use (347) 594-5521 if you have difficulty with that number):

    Wind Symphony: Text "@GCWS"
    Wind Ensemble: Text "@GCWE"  
    All announcements are made in class, therefore signing up for Remind.com is not a requirement for students. Students and parents can learn at www.remind101.com
    To unsubscribe, text "unsubscribe@gcws" or "unsubscribe@gcwe" to 81010.
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