Laura Grems is in her 5th year as the Associate Director of Bands at Bryan High School. Ms.Grems serves as the primary director of the Symphonic Band and the Percussion Ensemble, while also assisting in the instruction of the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, and Marching Band. She also assists with the beginning percussion classes across the district.
Ms. Grems is also the co-founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Brazos Valley Independent Percussion. After a successful first year, the group will continue to compete in the 2021-2022 indoor percussion season in the Texas Color Guard Circuit and the Winter Guard International Circuit.
Ms. Grems grew up in Vienna, Virginia where she participated in her high school band and orchestra, youth orchestra, as well as All-State Ensembles where she earned the title of first chair. She later moved to Ann Arbor where she graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, with University Honors distinction. At the Michigan, Ms. Grems was an avid performer within the percussion studio and esteemed University of Michigan Symphony Band, and is on several album recordings. She was also a member of the renowned University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble as well as an orchestra pit member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. From 2015-2017, she served as the Vice President for the University of Michigan’s collegiate board for the National Association for Music Education.
In her free time, Ms. Grems enjoys cooking, baking, watching Michigan sports, traveling, and spending time with her fiancè and their two cats.