The "State Bank Centennial March" debut at GRHS Band Concert
The Grand Rapids High School band played the debut of the "State Bank Centennial March" during their spring concert Monday, April 28. The piece was written by Alan Sweet to commemorate Grand Rapids State Bank's centennial. Mr. Sweet who was the Grand Rapids High School band director in the 1950's, took the podium once again to conduct the band as they played the march in grand style and received a standing ovation! Mr. Sweet's legacy of music in Grand Rapids goes beyond the classroom as he is also responsible for arranging all the music used every summer at Showboat performances.