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Grenada Band

Grenada Band has a consistent record of accomplishments over the past thirty-three years. The Band has accrued the benchmark of obtaining 67 Grand Championship or Best in Class awards in eight states. Joe Presley, Director of Bands, states, "We strive to maintain Grenada Band's tradition of setting high goals and standards."

Grenada High School Band is composed of approximately 270 students, one/fourth of the enrollment of the high school. The students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands number almost 500 individuals, with the total band program encompassing almost 800.

Grenada was also the featured NBC band at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in 1995, returned to the Macy's Parade in 2001, marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1998, and received the Governor's Grand Marshall Best High School Band Award for the 1995 Inaugural Parade. The Band has received widespread media coverage for their accomplishments, including a front page spread in the Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal.
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Grenada Band emphasizes all areas of musicianship earning over 300 superior ratings in concert, marching, sight reading, and jazz. The band has also earned 13th and 14 places nationally at Bands of America competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Pontiac, Michigan.

In 2002, Kim Spaeth Presley, guard instructor for the Grenada Band Program, was recognized at the WGI World Championship. Her training of the Irondale High Winter Guard from New Brighton, Minnesota, enabled them to be crowned 2002 WGI Scholastic Open Class World Champions.

The Grenada High School Percussion Section has earned over fifty-one Superiors or Best in Class honors in the southeastern United States. The Grenada High School Percussion section was selected as the Grand Prize winners at the Drumline Challenge 2005 and 2006 held at the Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson.The Grenada Band's "Percussion Train" was featured at the 1994 National School Board Convention in San Francisco. The Band was again recognized by the national convention in 1996 in Anaheim, California, in an exhibit demonstrating community support entitled,"Community Collaboration-One Step at a Time."

In 1997 Grenada Band was designated as the National High School Band of the Year. Former Director of Bands Dr. David Daigneault was designated as the National High School Band Director of the Year by the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame. In 1998, Dr. Daigneault was also recognized with a Mississippi Governor's Award in Education in the Arts. In 1996, Grenada Band received the Award of Excellence by the ASBDA for the north half of Mississippi.