Percussionists dazzle crowd during annual showcase

Granbury band percussionists were showcased earlier this month during the 6th Annual GISD Night of Percussion concert at the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center at Granbury High School.

Featured were students from GHS, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School.

Soloists were GHS senior and drumline captain Chandler Chiappe on snare drum, Crossland freshman Derrick Singer on marimba and GMS eighth-grader Lauren Wallace on snare drum.

Other highlights of the evening included GHS ensemble performing “Stool Jam” by Tahleqauh Kirk and the combined high school-middle school group performing “Galloping Comedians” by Dmitri Kabalevsky and arranged by James Moore.

The students are under the direction of Tahlequah Kirk. Also conducting pieces for the concert were AMS director John Morgan and GMS director Michele Kahne.