Gladiator Regiment Band Boosters to meet Thursday, April 21

The Gladiator Band Boosters will meet in the Italy High School band hall on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30pm. The major topic of discussion will be transportation for the June band trip to florida. Currently there is $8,500 shortage of funds for the trip. This meeting will be used as a brainstorming session on more fundraiser project ideas. All supporters of the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band are urged to attend.

Gladiator Band Boosters to meet for planning session

The Gladiator Regiment Band Boosters will meet on Monday, March 28 at 5:30pm in the Italy High School Library at 300 S. College Street. The meeting will serve as a planning session for the upcoming Spaghetti Supper and High School Dance (scheduled for April 9). All supporters of the award winning Gladiator Band is welcome to attend this meeting.

Let the music ring

Image: Davis can blow — Trevor Davis gathered the honor of All Region this year.

The Italy High School Gladiator Regiment Band entertained the crowd with special Christmas music on Thursday night, directed by Jesus Perez. The crowd was awed by the enormous amount talent emanating from the building evident by several standing ovations.

Gladiator band members shine at East Zone All-Region Auditions

Eight 8th grade students participated in the all-region middle school band auditions last Friday, December 3rd. The contest included over 20 middle school feeders of 1a, 2a and 3a high schools. All participants were given the same audition pieces (a slow etude, a fast etude, and five scales) and were required to perform sections from their music for a panel of 5 judges.

Gladiator Regiment Band Booster Meeting Wednesday, September 29

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 the Gladiator Regiment Band Boosters will meet at 5:00pm in the Band Hall. With the new rules and regulations for booster clubs in place for the Gladiator Booster organization there will be a detailed report from the treasurer as well as detailed discussions regarding goal setting for the year. Mr. Perez will be on hand to address the parents regarding the upcoming marching contests. All band parents are urged to attend.

Band Booster Meeting this Thursday, August 19

An evening of entertainment , ice cream and some business is planned for the parents and supporters of the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band. At 7:00pm the band will perform the short version of their 2010 halftime show. This will be followed by an ice cream social. Once all the fun is over there will be a Gladiator Band Booster Club meeting. All parents and supporters are welcome to attend.

Gladiator Band car wash Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Italy Gladiator Band will have their first fundraiser of the season this Saturday, July 17. They will have a donations only car wash at the Chicken Express in Waxahachie. Please plan on making your way to Waxahachie on Saturday between the hours of 10:00am until 3:00pm and show your support for our very own sweepstakes winning, state honor band finalist — Italy Gladiator Regiment Band!

Gladiator Band — State Finalist!

Congratulations, once again, to the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band for their continued success in the state Honor Band Competition. On Tuesday, June 22, the Area E hearing was held in San Antonio. The Italy band’s recording was selected as one of three to represent Region 8 and Area E at the state level of Honor Band.

Italy Gladiator Band successes continue

Although school is out, the Italy Gladiator Regiment band is not finished. For the first time ever, the band’s UIL concert recording from early March was submitted to this year’s Texas Music Educator’s Association Honor Band competition. The recording was selected as one of the two that will advance to the area round of competition.

IHS Senior, Ronald Helms, performed at Jazz concert in Waco

Image: Ronald Helms — Picture of Ronald at the recent IHS Gladiator Band Christmas Concert.

On Saturday, January 16, Italy High School senior and band member, Ronald Helms represented Italy at the ATSSB Region 8 Jazz Band Concert at MCC in Waco. The concert was the culmination of a process that began in September of 2009 that included auditions, rehearsals, and Saturday’s jazz clinic/concert with world renown jazz artist, Bobby Shew (www.bobbyshew.com).

Italy Band Is Ready To Play

Image: Italy High School Regiment Band — The long awaited school year has begun and the band is aiming higher than ever before.

The Italy High School Regiment Band is ready. They have been practicing for several weeks and started long before school began. They are ready to march on the field at halftime on Friday night’s game against Maypearl.

IHS Band tunes up for 2009-2010 school year

Image: Justin Wood and his tuba are on their way to practice marching — The Gladiator Regiment Band, 8th – 12th graders, has been putting in long hours and long notes this summer in getting ready to fuel Italy High School with a spirited beat.

Under the guidance of Mr. Jesus Perez, the Gladiator Regiment Band began its summer workouts on August 4. Mr. Perez is relying on his two new Drum Majorettes, Jessica Hernandez and Molly Haight, to help get the IHS band members marching tall and looking sharp.

Italy Band Does It Again!

This time they didn’t even have to leave home to advance to the next round of OPS. The Oustanding Performance Series contest is held every summer. Bands submit their recordings of their individual UIL contest pieces. At the region contest the top three concert and top two march selections advance to the Area contest. Last week, the IHS band placed 2nd in both the concert and march categories meaning that two of their three UIL contest pieces will be listened to by Area judges this Saturday, June 20. Good luck to the Gladiator Regiment Band and congratulations on making it this far!!!