• The Alpharetta Raider Band was Formed in 2004
  • The Alpharetta Raider Band has over 120 members
  • Enjoy this seasons production "Pyramids of Egypt"
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CONGRATULATIONS!

The Alpharetta High School Wind Ensemble has been invited (by audition) to be a featured performance ensemble at the 68th annual University of Georgia High School Band Festival - aka "JanFest!"  The performance will be on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 2:30pm in Athens at the Hodgson Concert Hall at the School of Music.  This is the feature performance slot!

We are so very proud of you all!  A Special Thanks to all of the 2017 seniors who helped make our audition recording possible.  Job WELL DONE!

WHAT'S NEXT?

Marching Band Percussion  -  May 30 and June 1 (Tuesday / Thursday).   All new, incoming, and returning percussion should attend; bring your sticks!!  Special guest clinician will be teaching at this event.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP.  Earning a student leadership position requires a quality application, teacher recommendations - and a little luck!  We simply cannot accept everyone that applies.  All 2017-18 student leaders are required to attend The Student Leadership Institute at GA State University June 5-6 - and then June 7th "Leadership Live" at AHS for a more personalized training with the keynote speaker from the GSU Institute, Mr. Scott Lang!  Because we are hosting this clinic, the meeting with Mr. Lang on June 7 at AHS will be open to ALL AHS Band members, even if you are not selected as a leader this year.  We want to equip you for success!

 

 

Band Registration

Registration for ALL BANDS for the 2017-2018 school year was Thursday 4/13/17 at the AHS Band Building. Don't confuse this with class enrollment, which took place at school earlier this year.  Registration is about forms, fees and being involved.

WHO:  Any student involved with any part of the Band Program, including Percussion, Concert Bands, Color Guard, and Marching Band should register.  This includes incoming 9th graders, transfer students, and returning AHS students (current grade 9,10,11).  Forms are on this website under the PARENT tab.  

Got questions?  You can email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Booster President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Mr. Walsh and Mr. Jenkins look forward to seeing you!

 

Placement Auditions for 2017-18

Placement audition material (etudes) have been published for over a month.  The etudes for all wind players has also been posted to Smartmusic.  Completed auditions must be video recorded and submitted via Youtube Link.  Record your video of the etude and 12 major scales (2017 ALL STATE BAND MEMBERS DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT SCALES) and upload to an "unlisted" (not private or public) link, copy that link and post it into the PPV folder in OneNote.  BE SURE you can see yourself in the entire video; audio-only recordings will not be accepted.  Reminder to eighth graders, please video record your scales; the etude is only required if your intent is to audition into an upper-level group (beyond Symphonic Band II, which is Symphonic Band I or Wind Ensemble).  Submission of scales and etude is no guarantee into any specific group;  all auditions will be scored using same rubric.

DEADLINE:  Please post your link into OneNote by midnight March 30th; check the link before you log out. Something to consider, if you wait until the last minute to submit and something doesn't go right, you will not have any opportunity to get help with your issue prior to the deadline;  it will be considered late.  

If you have questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Mr. Walsh will not be answering emails until after spring break - but he and Mr. Jenkins WILL be scoring your audition videos during the break!!

Show us your best work - GOOD LUCK!!

LGPE Success!

On Tuesday February 28, 2017 all three of the AHS concert bands performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association District 5 Large Group Performance Evaluation hosted by Cambridge HS.  The Symphonic Band I and II plus the Wind Ensemble ALL EARNED SUPERIOR RATINGS. We are so very proud of our bands!

A very special thanks to Associate Director Mr. Ira Jenkins for stepping in and running the show while Mr. Walsh is out on medical leave – he did a superb job! And thanks for our friend Dr. David Kehler of Kennesaw State University for stepping in at the last minute to conduct our Wind Ensemble.

From Mr. Walsh – I am SO PROUD of our program!!!

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