Upcoming Events

Feb 26, 8:30AM
Bandtastic & Stringsational

Well everyone, it is that time again!!!
What time you ask?

Registration will end in a week for Bandtastic and Stringsational. We have a limited number of slots for each program, so if you are interested, please send in your registration forms right away.  Questions?  Just ask. Tons of folks have gone and will be willing to share their experiences. We do have a limited number of spots, so please register early!

BANDTASTIC and STRINGSATIONAL are fabulous one day festivals with guest conductors where we meet with other homeschoolers and have a blast! We are blessed to have wonderful directors this year, as usual.

Leading our orchestra students is April Pettus. April has her Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia.  Currently, April teaches orchestra at Joyful Noise and maintains a private piano & violin studio while being a wife and homeschooling mom of three girls.

Our Concert Band director is Bryan Hatmaker of Mt. Pisgah Christian School.  Bryan earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory, a Masters of Science from Southern Oregon University, with an American Band College Certification, and has taken additional graduate level studies at Michigan State University and Boston University. This is his nineteenth year as a band director. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Pisgah, he is also the coordinator for both the Georgia Music Educators Association All State Jazz Band and the Georgia Independent School Association Middle School All Select Band. 

Eric Willoughby will be leading our symphonic band.  Eric is the Band director of Woodland High School in Cartersville.  Their marching band was the Georgia Invitational Band Championship Grand Champions AND Creekview Classic Grand Champions!!!  Eric and his wife, Rebecca's, daughter, Sarah, plays Horn in the Joyful Noise Advanced band. 

We are delighted to have such wonderful instructors.

This is a great one day intensive that your student will never forget. If your child has at least 1.5 yrs experience and wants to be challenged and rewarded while having fun, this is an event they won't want to miss.

Registration closes as soon as all available slots are filled.  Register quickly, as space does fill up soon.


Check-in is at 8:30. Once again for only $25 you will receive a full day of instruction, snacks, lunch and the much coveted BANDTASTIC or STRINGSATIONAL t-shirt. Plus you'll be a part of a fabulous concert at 3:00. Be sure and register early so you will not miss this event. One hundred plus Georgia Homeschoolers will come. It will be a blast!

Joyfully yours,
Susan Davis
770-565-8435 h
404-384-7232 c

For more information and a registration form go to: www.joyfulnoiseband.com. On the website under the "2010-2011 Year", "Class Offerings", click on "Yearly Events".  Email Wanda Robinson at wanda_robinson@joyfulnoiseband.com.

Send upcoming events to events@ghea.org

The Association will serve and assist any home schooling family or support group in Georgia, however, GHEA is a Christian organization and the counsel and direction of the organization will be Christian.

GHEA • P.O. Box 229 • Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770) 461-3657
E-mail: info@ghea.org