• The Alpharetta Raider Band was Formed in 2004
  • The Alpharetta Raider Band has over 225 members
  • Enjoy this seasons production "Elements of the Universe"
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Scott Lang Leadership Live!

Nationally-acclaimed music student leadership trainer Scott Lang will be returning to Alpharetta High School on Wednesday June 6 for his "Leadership Live!" event from 8:30am - 12pm.  The event is open to all AHS Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students.  Cost is $30 per person, payable to:  ABBA.  Group pricing is available for larger groups (over 16 students) wishing to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear / learn from one fo the best!

AHS BAND MEMBERS:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to attend. 

Wednesday June 6, 2018, 8:30am @ the Alpharetta HS Band Building The Band building is between the gym and baseball field. 

See you there! 

Band and Summer!

Welcome to summer!  Please be sure you watch the calendar (check it often).  Percussion, Guard and Leadership have events this week / next week. 

If you are a MOVE-IN - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP to get signed up for Marching Band.  Space is limited, so we need to hear from you!

PARENTS, if you missed registration, please CLICK HERE to download the information.  Complete all paperwork and bring it to the band building with a check ASAP.  Some forms should be mailed in (see linked page in yellow).  QUESTIONS?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   THANKS!  

BAND BANQUET 2018!

The 2018 Band Awards Banquet is THIS FRIDAY (4.27) at the Marriott on Windward Parkway and GA400.  The Banquet will begin at 6pm and is open to all Band Members and Guard Members - and all family members.  

Didn't get your ticket yet?  Early orders ended on 4.20, but you can still get tickets for $30.00 each.  Order your Band Awards Banquet tickets by downloading the ticket order form here.   QUESTIONS?  Contact Banquet chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

2018 PLACEMENT AUDITION VIDEOS

Placement audition videos allow directors to plan the ensembles for the next school year.  All State members do not need to submit scales, 8th graders do not need to submit the etude unless you are trying for a chair in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band I.  Everyone should have been working on scales all year - and working on the posted etude for the past month.  VIDEO AUDITION LINKS WERE DUE BY 3.26 AT MIDNIGHT FOR ALL CURRENT 9th/10th/11th GRADERS;  DEADLINE FOR 8th GRADERS WAS THURSDAY 3.29 by MIDNIGHT.  If you have any questions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Common questions about the process:  

Is there a time limit for scales?  Yes, your 12 major scales plus arpeggios will be timed;  they should be completed on the video in 2.5 minutes or less on the same video (do not pause the recording device).  Remember to call each scale before you play it, and do not transpose scales (clarinets, your C is "C", not "concert Bb").  If you are confused about this, ask your director.  If the video is turned off and back on during the scale portion of the video you will lose points.  Do I have to submit everything on one video?  That is what we prefer. If you pause between scales and the etude, we're OK with this.  We're trying to avoid two seperate videos from every student.

The alternative to these videos are LIVE auditions, which in our opinion create more performance anxiety and less opportunity for most students - and dont allow for do-overs.  FINALLY - read the instuctions posted in your Onenote in the content library.  If you didnt get into your OneNote notebook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we'll re-send the invite (arrives via school email).  Submit your video early and take the pressure off.  Good luck!!

GUITAR Digital Learning Assignment 3.9.18

Guitar 1A (beginners) and Guitar 1B have different videos to view. After you complete the video please write a summary about why the ideas mentioned are related to or helpful to what you are currently working on. FEEL FREE to try out some of the techniques mentioned on these videos.  Please submit your summary back to me via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  THis assignent shoiuld be submitted by midnight today. 

GT 1A VIDEO

GT 1B VIDEO 

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