Lamar Students Participate In Greater Houston All Star Band

June 17, 2010

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

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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