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6.28.16 -- Granada Tall Flags / Highland Dance Teams finish 2016 season in winning style: Granada Varsity and JV Flags finished their 2016 seasons by qualifying for Southern California Championships. In the Regional division, JV took the Silver Medal. In the Scholastic Division, Varsity also took the Silver Medal. Congratulations to BOTH teams on a GREAT season.

4.25.16 -- Tall Flag / Highland Dance Teams Complete California Tour: Granada JV and Varsity finished their tour scoring 2 4th and 2 2nd place trophies. Current scores put both groups in good positions for Southern California Championships.

4.11.16 -- Tall Flag / Highland Dance Team Finish Regular Season Strong with Winning Performances in Santa Clarita: Granada varsity and jv finished the winter season placing 1st and 3rd at Golden Valley. Going into So. Cal. Championships, GH is ranked #1 and #2. Go Granada! We are proud of you!

4.5.16 -- Tall Flag / Highland Dance Teams Complete California Tour: Granada JV and Varsity finished their tour scoring 2 4th and 2 2nd place trophies. Current scores put both groups in good positions for Southern California Championships.

3.30.16 -- Tall Flag / Highland Dance Teams Score Big and Both Place in Riverside: Granada Varsity and JV Flags competed again last Saturday. Varsity placed 2nd, JV placed 3rd. Scores count to qualify for So Cal Championships.

3.8.16 -- The GHCHS Indoor Percussion ensemble competed in the local SJVCGPR and national WGI circuits in Fresno last weekend. They were promoted from Scholastic A Class to Scholastic Open Class where they placed 3rd with a score of 80.25.

3.8.16 -- Tall Flag / Highland Dance Team makes Finals at WGI Western Regional Championships: On Saturday, Granada competed at the WGI championships. The team performed for Prelims, and scored in the top 10 and made Finals.

5.17.14 -- Highlander Jazz Band Update: May 17th, Santa Clarita, Ca. GHCHS jazz band "competes" at "SUPERJAZZ" FESTIVAL. Granada places 2ND!

5.16.14
-- Highlander Band Update: May 16th, Ontario, Ca. GHCHS qualified for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association Concert Band Festival Regional Finals. Granada received UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR "A" ratings from all judges.

5.13.14
-- There will be an Incoming Band Parent Informational Meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the GHCHS Library. This is an opportunity to have your questions answered about your child becoming a Highlander Band Member. Questions: Contact Stacey, president@kiltedband.com.

5.10.14
-- Highlander Jazz Band Update: May 10th, Westlake Village, Ca. GHCHS jazz band competes at Westlake Jazz Festival. With 40 bands in "competition" Granada places 6th.

5.7.14
-- Highlander Music Update: GHCHS Concert Band and String Orchestra will perform Friday night, May 9th at 7pm in Highlander Hall. Tickets available at the door.

5.3.14
-- Highlander Jazz Band Update: May 3rd, Los Angeles Ca. GHCHS jazz band received UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR "A" ratings at the LAUSD jazz festival.

5.1.14
-- Highlander Band Update: April 25/26, Granada Hills Ca. Granada band receives rave reviews for performances at Darby and Beckford schools.

4.23.14
-- Jazz Band Performs: Please join us on Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm in Highlander Hall for our annual Jazz Cafe. Jazz music will be presented in a cafe atmosphere, with a sit down dinner and refreshments. Please join us and support jazz music in our schools.

4.21.14
-- Highlander Band Update: April 12-13. Irvine Ca. GHCHS Tall Flag/Dance Teams qualified for Southern California Championships. Granada advanced to finals at the Bren Center at UC Irvine and received the Silver Medal.

4.11.14
-- Highlander Band Update: April 5th, San Dimas, CA. Granada Tall Flag/Dance Teams competed on the WGASC circuit. Varsity placed 2nd, JV placed 2nd. Both teams qualify for Southern California Championships this weekend. Varsity are seated 4th and JV are seated 1st going into finals.

4.9.14
-- Highlander Band Update: April 4th, Los Angeles, CA. GHCHS concert band performed as part of the LAUSD concert series at the Cortinas Center for the performing arts. Granada continued its string of unanimous superior A ratings in preparation for Southern California Regional Finals.

4.7.14 -- Highlander Band Update: April 6th, Granada Hills, CA. GHCHS jazz band performed to a sold out crowd and standing ovations at the Cathy Segal-Garcia jazz club at the A&W restaurant. Watch for future club gigs in the months to come.

4.1.14 -- Highlander Band Update: March 29, Arcadia, CA. GHCHS Varsity Tall Flag/Dance Team competes in the WGASC regional competition. Varsity placed 2nd.

3.28.14
-- Highlander Band Update: March 25, Riverside, CA. GHCHS Concert Band performed for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association concert series. Granada received unanimous SUPERIOR "A" ratings and qualified for Southern California Regional Finals.

3.25.14
-- Highlander Band Update: Jazz Band received standing ovations at their command performance for the Delta Kappa Gamma Educators Conference at Knollwood Country Club.

3.21.14
-- Highlander Band Update: March 21, Canyon Country, CA. GHCHS Varsity and JV Tall Flag/Dance Teams competed at Golden Valley HS. Varsity placed 1st and JV placed 3rd.

3.16.14
-- Highlander Band Update: March 15/16 San Diego, CA. GHCHS Varsity Tall Flag/Dance Team competed at WGI Western US Championships at the Craig Center at the University of San Diego. Granada's performance made it to finals, acheiving top 5 status and qualifying for national championships.

3.10.14
-- VAPA Music Concert. Please join all the GHCHS music ensembles for our annual Spring Gala Concert in Highlander Hall this Wednesday, March 12 at 7pm. Jazz, Pop, Classical and more. Tickets available at the door for $8 adults, $5 students and seniors w/ ID. Come out and support the arts and music in our schools.

3.8.14
-- Highlander Band Update: Fresno, CA. GHCHS percussion ensemble achieves "finalist" status and enters the "elite 8" at western championships, with their performance broadcast around the world on the WGI network.

3.8.14
-- Highlander Band Update: Monrovia, CA. GHCHS Jr. Varsity Tall Flag/Dance Team places 1st at the Los Angeles/Ventura County Regional Invitational Championship and are crowned Regional Champions.

2.22.14
-- Highlander Band Update: Riverside, CA. GHCHS Varsity Tall Flag/Dance Team are awarded "finalist" status and enter the "elite top 6" in Southern California, with their performance broadcast around the world on the WGI networks.

2.15.14
-- Highlander Band Update: Upland, CA. GHCHS Varsity Tall Flag/Dance Team placed 2nd at the WGASC competition at Upland H.S.

1.25.14
-- Highlander Band Update: On Jan. 25th, the GHCHS band was invited for a special performance at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim on Main Street USA.

12.7.13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Dec. 7th, the band competed at LAUSD city championships. The band placed 2nd and the flags placed 1st.

11.23.13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Nov. 23, the GHCHS band competed at So Cal Championships. The band placed 5th, the flags placed 3rd, and the drums placed 2nd.

11.17.13
-- Highlander Band Update: The GHCHS band has been selected to perform in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. They will be televised and broadcast around the world thru-out Dec.

11.16.13
-- Highlander Band Update: The GHCHS band qualified for SO. CAL. championships. They are seated 3rd. This continues GH's uninterrupted streak for so cal champs since it's inception 15 years ago.

11.16.13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Nov. 16, the GHCHS band competed at Moorpark HS. The band placed 2nd, flags placed 1st, and drums placed 1st.

11.12-13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Nov. 12, the GHCHS band competed at Quartz Hill HS. The band placed 1st, flags placed 1st and drums placed 1st. Special Sweepstakes awards were also earned for high music, high visual, high general effect, best flags, and high percussion.

10.26.13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Oct. 26, the GHCHS band competed at Hart HS. The band placed 1st, flags placed first and the drums placed 2nd.

10.19.13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Oct. 19, the GHCHS band competed at Chaffey HS. The band placed 2nd, flags placed 2nd and drums placed 1st.

10.12.13
-- Highlander Band Update: On Oct. 12, the GHCHS band competed at Royal HS. The band placed first, flags placed first and drums placed 2nd. Special Sweepstakes awards were also earned for best flags, best music performance and best visual.

5.18.13
-- Highlander Band Update: Jazz Band performed at the Super Jazz Festival at West Ranch HS. Granada ranked Superior A and placed 3rd.

5.17.13 -- Highlander Band Update: Concert band participated in Southern California Band and Orchestra Assoc. Regional Festival Finals at Colony HS. Granada earned unanimous superior A+ ratings.

5.11.13 -- Highlander Band Update: May 11, Westlake, Ca. Westlake Jazz Festival. Unanimous Superior A+ ratings. 9 outstanding soloist awards. 1st place band.

5.10.13 -- Highlander Band Update: May 10, Panorama City, Ca. San Fernando Valley Concert Band Festival. Unanimous Superior A+ ratings.

5.3.13 -- Highlander Band Update: May 3, Van Nuys, Ca. LAUSD Concert Band Festival. Unanimous A+ Superior Ratings.

4.20.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. April 20, Orange County, Ca. Southern California Silver Medalists.

4.12.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. April 12, Azusa Ca. Varsity 1st place. Junior Varsity, 1st place.

4.6.13 -- Highlander Band Update. April 6, Temecula, CA: Granada Hills Winter Percussion Ensemble. SCPA So. Cal. Championship Finalists.

3.30.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. March 30. Arcadia, CA: Junior Varsity, 2nd place Regional Class. Varsity, 4th place Scholastic Class. Both qualify for So. Cal. Championships.

3.24.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. 3-23/24-13 San Diego, CA: WGI Western Championships. Championship Finalists!

3.22.13 -- Highlander Band Update. 3-22-13 La Canada, CA: Concert Band Performance, Superior "A" rating. Concert Band Sightreading, Superior "A" rating. Qualified for Regional Festival Finals.

3.17.13 -- Highlander Band Percussion Update. 3-17-13 Monrovia, CA: 7th place Open Class.

3.16.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. 3-16-13 Bellflower, CA:  JV 2nd place Regional Class. Varsity 2nd place Scholastic Class.

2.23.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. WGI Western Regional Championships. Riverside 2/23/13. Championship Finalists!

2.16.13 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update. Murrieta Mesa 2/16/13. 1st Place.

12.8.12 -- Highlander Band Update: Los Angeles City Band Championships December 8th. L.A. City Champions.

12.1.12 -- Highlander Band Update: Southern California Band Championships December 1st. Bronze Medalists! High Visual.

11.17.12 -- Highlander Band Update: Moorpark November 17th. Band 1st place. Flags 3rd place (open format).

11.13.12 -- Highlander Band Update: Palmdale November 13th. Band Sweepstakes. Flags Sweepstakes. Percussion Sweepstakes. Music Sweepstakes. General Effect Sweepstakes. Visual Sweepstakes.

11.7.12 -- Highlander Band Update: West Covina Results. November 7th. Band 2nd place. Flags 2nd place.

11.12 -- Highlander Band Update: College of the Canyons Results. Band 1st place. Flags 1st place. Percussion 1st place.

10.30.12 -- Highlander Band Update: Quartz Hill Competition Results. October 30th. Band Sweepstakes. Flags Sweepstakes. Percussion Sweepstakes. Music Sweepstakes. General Effect Sweepstakes. Visual Sweepstakes.

8.13.12 -- Highlander Band is accepting members. There are still a limited number of openings in the City Champion Highlander Marching Band. Come to J4 for more information.

8.1.12 --
Granada Hills 2012 Fall Marching Band Summer Schedule June 13- Wednesday 2-9pm June 27- Wednesday 2-9pm July 11- Wednesday 2-9pm July 25th Wednesday is 2-9pm
BAND CAMP WEEK #1: July 30- Aug 3- Monday- Friday 2-9pm
BAND CAMP WEEK #2: August 6- August 10- Monday- Friday 2-9pm

5.23.12 -- On Friday, the Granada Hills Concert Band participated in LAUSD Concert Festival in Panorama City. The Ensemble received unanimous Superior A ratings. Please join the Concert Band and the VAPA department at graduation next Thursday, May 31st, at 7pm in John Elway Stadium.

5.23.12 -- Jazz Band Takes 1st at Super Jazz Festival. Granada Jazz Band traveled to Stevenson Ranch Saturday and took 1st place. Come hear the band at Senior Awards this Wednesday at 6pm in the gym.

5.14.12 -- Jazz Band presents their annual JAZZ CAFE CONCERT. Join your award winning jazz band on Wednesday Night May 16th for our annual jazz cafe concert. Delicious Italian food and great jazz music. 7-930pm. Don't Miss It!

5.14.12 -- Jazz Band Takes 2nd at Westlake Festival. Granada Jazz Band traveled to Westlake Village Saturday and took 2nd place. Come hear the band at our Jazz Cafe Concert this Wednesday, May 16th at 7pm in Highlander Hall.

4.24.12 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team update:  On Saturday, Granada traveled to the famous Pyramid at Cal. State Long Beach after qualifying for Southern California Championships.  As Championship Finalists, with 50 units in competition, the team took the silver medal.  Congratulations to the team and thank you to everyone at Granada who makes their success possible.  The team will present an encore of their medal winning show in the big gym, this Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm.  Admission is free.

4.24.12 -- J.V. Tall Flag/Highlander Dance Team update: On Saturday, Granada junior varsity traveled to Orange County after qualifying for Southern California Championships. As Championship Finalists, with 60 units in competition, the team took the bronze medal. Congratulations to the team and thank you to everyone at Granada who makes their success possible. The team will present an encore of their medal winning show in the big gym, this Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm. Admission is free.

4.10.12 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update: Last Friday the Varsity and JV teams traveled to the Hart HS tournament. With 38 units in competition, Varsity placed 2nd and JV placed 4th. These scores count toward qualifying for Southern California Championships. Congratulations to both teams.

3.26.12 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update: On Saturday, Granada participated in the WGI California State Championships. With 30 units in competition from across the region, Granada achieved elite top 14 status and qualified as Championship Semi-Finalists. Scores and placements from Saturday count toward qualifying for National Championships.

3.26.12 -- Highlander Drum Line Update: The Granada Hills Percussion Ensemble participated in the WGI California State Championships. With 36 ensembles from across the state participating, Granada placed 3rd at prelims, qualifying for finals, and placed 3rd. The finals were webcast around the world on the WGI network. Congratulations to everyone involved.

3.21.12 -- Highlander Drum-Line Update: On Saturday the Percussion ensemble traveled to Placentia HS. With 38 ensembles in competition, Granada placed 4th. Scores from Saturday count toward qualification for Southern California Championship Finals.

3.21.12 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update: Last Saturday the Varsity and JV teams traveled to the Mayfair HS. With 48 units in competition, Varsity placed 2nd and JV placed 5th. Congratulations to both teams.

3.21.12 -- Highlander Band Update: On Tuesday, the Granada Hills Concert Band participated in Southern California Band and Orchestra Association Festival in Stevenson Ranch. The Ensemble received unanimous Superior A ratings and qualified for regionals. Please join the Concert Band and the VAPA department at our concert next Thursday, March 29th, at 7pm in Highlander Hall.

3.14.12 -- Highlander Drum Line Update: The Granada Hills Percussion Ensemble participated in the WGI Western Regional Championships. With 36 ensembles from across the west participating, Granada placed 2nd at prelims, qualifying for finals, and placed 3rd. The finals were webcast around the world on the WGI network. Congratulations to everyone involved.

3.14.12 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update: Last Saturday the Varsity and JV teams traveled to the Los Angeles/Ventura County Invitational Championships. With 48 units in competition, Varsity placed 1st and JV placed 5th. Granada received the championship banner. Congratulations to both teams.

2.28.12 -- Tall Flag/Highland Dance Team Update: On Saturday, Granada participated in the WGI south-west regional championships. With 50 units in competition from across the region, Granada achieved elite top 10 status and qualified as Championship Finalists. Scores and placements from Saturday count toward qualifying for National Championships.

2.6.12
-- The GHCHS Band performed at the "Schools We Can Believe In" rally on Saturday, February 4th. Over 5,000 parents, students and teachers from across Los Angeles were in attendance. Click to view photos courtesy of DailyNews.com.

12.13.11 -- Congratulations to the Highlander Band on winning the L.A. City Band Championship this past Saturday at East L.A. City College.  Granada out-scored every high school in the LAUSD to capture their 20th City Championship.  A special championship title was also awarded to the Tall Flag/Highlander Dance Team for the highest score of the day.  Thank you to everyone at GHCHS who make our success possible.

12.5.2011
-- The GHCHS Band performed during the annual Granada Hills Christmas Parade along Chatsworth Boulevard on Sunday, December 4th.  The marching band was featured in the Los Angeles Daily News.


Photo courtesy of Gene Blevins/Los Angeles Daily News.


12.5.2011 -- Highlander Band Update: Granada Hills Band completed their Southern California Band Association season as Championship Finalists. As part of this year's "elite 8", Granada has qualified for championship finals every year since they began. Your Highlanders now prepare for LA city Championships at East L.A. City College next Saturday. Granada is going for its 20th city championship title.


11.22.2011 -- Last Tuesday, Granada was in competition at Palmdale HS. Out of 16 bands in competition, the band took 1st place. The first place trophy also went to the Tall Flag/Highland/Dance Team. Drum-line/percussion took first place as well. All three units also received special sweepstakes trophys. Granada's scores from Saturday count toward qualifying for Southern California Championships Finals.

11.14.2011 -- Jazz Band reaches finals for the International House of Blues "BRINGIN' DOWN THE HOUSE!" competition. Granada Hills Charter High School will compete live on stage at the world famous "HOUSE OF BLUES" on Sunset Blvd on Wednesday, November 30th. If you would like to hear the band perform live, go to www.houseofblues.com to purchase tickets. Be sure to identify yourself as a Granada Hills supporter. All proceeds go to the International House Of Blues Education Foundation. More details coming soon!


11.8.2011 -- Last Saturday, Granada was in competition at Mission Viejo HS. This was part of the Western U.S. Band Association Circuit. Out of 26 bands in competition, the band took 5th place. Granada's scores from Saturday count toward qualifying for Western U.S. Band Championship prelims and finals.


10.24.2011 -- Last Saturday, Granada was in competition at ROYAL H.S. Out of 25 bands in competition, the band took 1st place. The first place trophy also went to the Drum-line/percussion. Tall Flag/Highland/Dance Team also took first place and received a special sweepstakes trophy. Granada's scores from Saturday count toward qualifying for Southern California Championships Finals.


10.31.2011 -- Last Saturday, Granada was in competition at Baldwin Park HS. Out of 26 bands in competition, the band took 2nd place. The second place trophy also went to the Tall Flag/Highland/Dance Team. Drum-line/percussion took first place and received a special sweepstakes trophy. Granada's scores from Saturday count toward qualifying for Southern California Championships Finals.