Back in Black

Back to Article
Back to Article

Back in Black

Myriah Keyser

Myriah Keyser

Myriah Keyser

Whitney Campbell

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Greer high school marching band “G-Force” has received new uniforms for the 2017 season.

Two years ago District administration of and the Board of Trustees approved $1.9 million dollars to purchase new band and string equipment for Greenville County schools.

“Our enrollment has steadily climbed in band and strings over the last four years so we continue to purchase new instruments in schools where the enrollment has exceeded their instrument inventory. Greenville County just became an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) site and teachers recently had an opportunity to apply for three different type of mini-grants to support their programs as well.” said Bradley D. Wingate Academic Specialist for Visual & Performing Arts. “The arts are important to the district because it’s a vital component in educating the whole child.  Skills students learn through the arts include: time management, perseverance, self-expression, creativity and many more.  For me personally, the arts have had a profound positive impact on my life.  It turned something that was a hobby when I was a student into a lifelong career.”

Norman has gladly been showing off his uniform prototype. The uniform incorporates our school colors and our famous “G.”

This marching season our membership climbed from 72 to 100. Each full uniform will cost on average $425. One hundred and eight uniforms were bought by the county.

“I started thinking about the slogan it’s all about the G and I wanted to incorporate that with our uniform design.” said Band Director Jeff Norman.

The new uniforms were revealed September 30th at their first competition in Gaffney where they took 3rd place.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email