• 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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Attention all 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders:  Placement audition videos are what helps us plan our 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.  Your completed video link should be posted to OneNote no later than Monday March 26, 2018 by midnight.  We have a running list of the same questions, so let's answer the most common ones here!  

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. 



BAND Digital Learning Assignment 3.9.18

A Smartmusic Assignment has been posted to each student, to be completed by midnight today.  Once you attain the grade you want, submit your final product for grade.  Students who are traveling with us in California will have until March 15 to complete.  If you have any questions/issues with Smartmusic, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Good Luck.

California UPDATES

A traffic reporter has advised that we move our start time on Thursday morning a bit earlier to allow for traffic issues and extended check-in time with large group.  We will meet Thursday morning at 5:00am (1 hour earlier).  Get revised schedule HERE.  A more detailed schedule will be sent via CHARMS EMAIL.  Attached to the same email you will also receive some very specific info about trip expectations and "what to bring."  If you do not receive this email, perhaps we do not have your best email address.  REPLY HERE with the email address you check regularly.

PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.  Most students will be checking 2 bags (suitcase, instrument) so it will take a while for us to get through checkin and security. 


Large Group Performance Evaluation for all Bands will be on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at Johns Creek High School.  ALL BANDS WILL PERFORM.  This is in a sense, an "annual" evaluation for our ensembles.  Students should bring Concert attire to school with them on this day.  All performances are open to the public.  The SCHEDULE can be viewed / downloaded HERE.

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