• 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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Can you believe it?  Registration for 2018-19 is TODAY!  As the calendar states, this is for every new and returning Band student grade 8-11 woodwind, brass, percussion and colorguard.  This is not registration for the class.  Rather, it is registration for the "program."  Medical forms, travel forms, liability forms, - a one-stop shop for everthing registration related.  Current Booster parents will be on site to help you through the process and answer questions.  Parents, don't forget your checkbook, credit card, Medical insurance card and Driver's License. 

TODAY (4.19.18) - it's a drop-by event starting at 5pm and running until 7:30pm.  See you at Registration!!


Order your Band Awards Banquet tickets by downloading the ticket order form here.


Spring Concerts are just around the corner!  So much music, so little time...

On Tuesday April 24 beginning at 7pm all three Alpharetta Concert Bands (Symphonic Band I, Symphonic Band II, and Wind Ensemble) will take the stage for their final concert of the year.  You will also be treated to some amazing jazz by our student-led Jazz Band!  This concert is free and open to the public.  There will certainly be music for everyone, you won't want to miss it!

In addition, our Wind Ensemble will combine with strings for the final Symphony Orchestra concert on Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 7pm.  This concert is also free to the public!



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. 



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