• 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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Tampa Marching Band Competition THIS WEEK!

On Friday October 19th the Marching Raiders will travel to Clearwater, FL to compete at the 23rd Annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival at Tarpon Springs High School.  We will depart directly from school on Friday after lunch.  The event will be on Saturday October 24th all day.  Sunday morning is reserved for beach time.  Return time is approximately 9:30pm Sunday evening.  We will EMAIL OUT the detailed schedule via CHARMS today.

Be sure to bring the following:  your white show shirt for rehearsal on Saturday morning; shorts and tennis shoes for rehearsal Saturday morning; clean black socks for performance;  your GREY band shirt for under uniform; clean and polished marching shoes; clean and polished instrument; overnight supplies for 2 nights; comfortable travel clothes for trip home.  instrument supplies (grease, oil, reeds, etc); snacks for travel (be wise, goe easy on junk; you need to be in good health Saturday!!); spending money for meals on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.  Packing rule:  you need to be able to get all of your stuff in one trip - or it's too much!  

Please wear AHS spirit wear on Friday for travel (any old band shirt or AHS spirit shirt will work);  DO NOT wear PJs; not the image we want at meal stops.  Look sharp, be sharp - Raider Band!!

Stay tuned for more info as the week unfolds.  BIG WEEK of rehearsals ahead, lets work hard this week, high standards, BE GREAT!




All State Audition Fees due now

If you are signed up for the GA All State Band audition in December, fees are due NOW.  The cost for the audition is $25.00, checks should be made payable to ABBA.  Your audition may be cancelled if you fail to pay.  Thank you if you have already paid!

All State Etude recordings

Several University Professors and Professional Musicians now record the All State Etudes and even give instruction right on Youtube.  Go to our "MUSIC" page to see if you're etude has been video recorded.  There are some amazing teachers and performers who are willing to do this, please take advantage of the opportunity!!!

Practice Friday - postponed

Due to several reasons (field condition, missing students, and progress) we have postponed our weather makeup rehearsal scheduled for Friday 9/7/18.  It may or may not be rescheduled, so PLEASE watch the calendar carefully for updates.  Enjoy your Friday off!


GMEA has just posted the etudes and requirements for 2019 All State Band.  Please go to the GMEA website and be sure to download the correct etudes according to your grade level. If you have any questions please one of your Directors.  Work hard, U CAN DO IT!!!!

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