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Our Band Program

(Video Courtesy GHS Band Boosters)
About Us:
The Grandview Band Program has been known for 20+ years for its tradition of excellence. The high school band program offers many opportunities for students through its various ensembles. During the summer we begin our marching band season through Drumline and Color Guard Camps and full marching band camp. The Blue & Gold Brigade consists of 8-12 grade students and it is one of the only volunteer marching bands. This year our marching band show is titled "Music of John Williams". We will be attending four festivals throughout the season. Because the marching band is a volunteer organization, we are able to begin the school year with Symphonic Band (9-12 grade), Concert Band (10-12 grade), and Freshman Band. Symphonic Band is an auditioned ensemble. In addition to these ensembles, students will also have the opportunity to participate in either the Jazz Orchestra or the Grandview High School Jazz II. These are also auditioned ensembles. Other opportunities for students to participate include; pep band, combos, district band (auditioned), solo & ensemble (District & State Festival). The band program also has a tremendous support system from the Grandview Band Boosters. More information can be found at:

Our Directors:
The directors position and ensembles they teach:

Charles Jakes - Grandview C4 Director of Bands - Blue & Gold Brigade, Symphonic Band, Freshman Band, Pep Band, Jazz Orchestra, co-teach at GMS for 6th and 8th grade concert bands

Stephen Sampsell - High School Associate Band Director / Martin City Band Director
Mr. Sampsell assists with the Blue & Gold Brigade, co-teaches the Concert Band and Freshman Band, Director of Martin City Bands 6-8 concert bands, Martin City Jazz Bands and assists at GMS with 7th grade concert band

Bill Dodd - Martin City Band/Vocal
Mr. Dodd is an Associate Band Director with the Blue & Gold Brigade. He is also the drumline instructor. Mr. Dodd also directs the Jazz II Ensemble at the high school. In addition he co-teaches with 6-8 grade concert bands at Martin City Middle School and teaches vocal music.

Connor Callahan - High School Associate Band Director / GMS Band Director
Mr. Callahan assists with the Blue & Gold Brigade, co-teaches the Concert Band and Freshman Band, Director of Grandview Middle School Bands 6-8 grade concert bands and the Grandview Middle School Jazz Ensemble

Darcy Jones - Mrs. Jones is the Color Guard Instructor for the Blue & Gold Brigade
Charles Jakes
Grandview C-4 Band Dir.