East Hall High School Viking Band

School Name:  East Hall High School

School Location:  Gainesville, GA

School Mascot:  Viking

Platinum Member Since:  2021

KHS Brands Used:  Jupiter, Mapex, Majestic

About the Program:  East Hall High School is located just outside Gainesville, Georgia, in northeastern Hall County, about 60 miles just northeast of Atlanta.  East Hall High School is one of the seven high schools in the Hall County Schools with approximately 1015 students in grades 9-12. East Hall High School Band has been the standard-bearer for high school bands of Hall County.  Averaging nearly 15%-20% participation of the student body in the band program, the band has won innumerable superior ratings and has performed in some of the nation’s most prestigious events.

The East Hall Bands have consistently received high ratings at all GMEA festivals and Large Group Performance Evaluations. Since 1971, the East Hall Concert Bands have made 78 superior ratings and 9 excellent ratings in concert adjudications.  Additionally, the East Hall Bands have performed at such prestigious events as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Annual Conference, the University of Georgia January Music Festival (2011), the Southeastern United States Band Clinic at Troy University (2012), the KSU Concert Band Invitational (2014 and 2017), the University of Alabama Band Clinic (2015), and the Georgia Music Educators In-Service Conference (2015).

“I chose Majestic, Mapex, Jupiter because of the value, quality, and consistency in the products. I want to expose my students to quality sounds and give them tools to explore and develop their own sound quality-these instruments do that very well while being durable and easy to maintain. This is particularly valuable to me as a Band Director with a modest budget for new instruments and/or maintenance. Furthermore, these instruments are aesthetically beautiful.”

-Vincent Tancredi