• 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 Results!

On Saturday October 20th the Marching Raiders performed in competition at the 23rd Annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival at Tarpon Springs High School.   

Our Saturday Began at Gulf High School (New Port Richey) with a very hot 2-hour rehearsal.  A special thanks to Band Director Billy Rutherford and his Principal (and UGA alumni) Kimberly Davis for opening their campus to us for a much-needed rehearsal session.  We had lunch and then arrived to a very busy Tarpon Springs High School campus where we changed and watched most of the afternoon performances.  Our Marching Raiders were the final Band to perform in class 5A to a packed stadium - and when results were in finished third in class!  In addition, we were awarded the best-in-class soloist award and earned a new award - the Esprit-de-Corps award - for the group who displayed the best fellowship, enthusiasm and pride.  Needless to say we're very proud of our students for a job well done!

Another very special thanks goes out to the group of Booster parents who gave up their weekend to travel with us and serve our students on this trip. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. We even had an alumni parent driving one of our equipment trucks!   So to our traveling parents - we really APPRECIATE YOU!!

PARENTS - return ETA Sunday evening is still 9:30pm - we EMAILED OUT the detailed schedule via CHARMS last week.  Students will call you to update our ETA as we approach Atlanta this evening.  And YES - we could use help unloading the two equipment trucks.

Our final competition will be at Milton High School (White Columns Invitational) on Saturday November 3.  We hope you'll plan to come out and support your Marching Raiders!




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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