On Tuesday 2/21 the first period percussion class and Symphonic Band II (period 3) will rehearse after school from 4-5:30pm Since these two classes meet at different times during the day, this is our final rehearsal together prior to LGPE, which is Tuesday 2/28. It is critical that everyone is present and on time. The rehearal has been published on the calendar for a while, this is a couresty reminder!
This past Saturday our JV and Varsity winter guards competed at the Art in Motion winter guard competition at Harrison High School. Our JV team had another great performance which earned them a much higher score than their last performance 3rd place in their class. The Varsity team wowed the judges and audience with an outstanding performance which earned them 1st place of the day among all scholastic units. We are very proud of both teams and is looking forward to their continued success as they now prepare for national competition in Pensacola, Florida, in two weeks.
On Thursday February 16 the Wind Ensemble winds and percussion will be performing with full Symphony at the annual GMEA District 5 Orchestra LGPE hosted by Chattahoochee HS. The performance is at 6:30pm. We will travel via motorcoach to and from the event.
MEET AT AHS BANDROOM: 4:30pm in concert attire; Board motorcoaches: 5pm; Warmup at Chattahoochee - 5:45pm; PERFORMANCE 6:30PM, followed by sightreading; 7:45pm - return to AHS
Congratulations to the following 11 AHS Band members who have been accepted by audition into the 2017 All State Band; Ronnie Bian (FL), Caleb Colburn (FL), Olivia Colburn (FL), Megha Desai (CL), Daniel Gelber (Trpt), Taewoo Kang (Trpt - 2nd alternate), Mawuli Kpeglo (FL), Ethan Metcalf (CL), Ian Schwalbe (Trbn), Michael Tang (CL), and Arthur Yu (Trpt) - WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!
The All State Band event will take place on March 2-3-4, 2017 in Athens, GA. More details to follow!
REMINDER: Due to winter weather last weekend, the GA All State auditions for the state were cancelled by GMEA and moved to THIS WEEKEND (Saturday 1/14). As a result we had to cancel our Winter Band Clinic here at AHS; we have 40+ band students who will be out of town taking the final audition. This information was posted last week and has been discussed in classes all week. This notice is only a reminder for those who might need confirmation that our clinic was indeed cancelled.