Lamar Students Participate In Greater Houston All Star Band
The Greater Houston All Star Band (GHASB) will be performing in a Juneteenth parade and a battle of the bands this weekend in Austin.
GHASB is a nonprofit organization comprised of students from several different HISD schools. Their goal is to empower youth through musicianship, character development, team building and physical fitness.
The band was formed in 2001 as a response to the reduction of financial support for fine arts departments within school systems.
The band is designed for students ages 12 to 19, or those entering high school to graduating seniors.
The band performs at public and private events such as the nationally televised Baytown All-Star High School Football Game, the National Congressional Black Caucus, Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theater, the Louisiana All Star Band Challenge (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), the Woodlands’ 4th of July Band Competition, the Houston All Star High School Football Game (televised by FOX Sports Network), and the Juneteenth-Battle of the Bands in Austin, Texas.
Each participating school has between eight and 10 students involved.
The schools participating in the band are:
Jack Yates High School
Evan E.Worthing School
Dwight Eisenhower High School
Jessie H. Jones High School
Lamar High School
Willowridge High School
Larmarque High School
Milby High School
Booker T Washington High School
Sterling High School
Raul Yzaguirre Charter School for Success
Westbury High School
GHASB 2010 Summer Performance Schedule:
June 19 – Austin, TX
10 a.m. Juneteenth Parade/ 6 p.m. Alvin Patterson Battle of the Bands
June 24 – Dallas, TX
7 p.m. Greater Houston All Stars vs. Dallas All Stars Battle of the Bands
Lancaster High School
June 25 – Houston, TX (Texas Southern University Band Room)
6:30 p.m. Greater Houston All Star 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
Honoring: Daphne Chappel, Benjamin Butler, Samuel Jackson, Delcenia Hill, Richard Lee
Featuring : The Greater Houston All Star Band
June 26 – Greater Houston All Star Battle of the Bands
6 p.m. at Delmar Stadium
Featuring: Greater Houston All Stars, Dallas All Stars, Lousisiana Sounds of Dynamite, Memphis All Stars, New Orleans All Stars, Austin All Stars, Augusta, GA Elite Sounds of Style