• 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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Wind Ensemble Rehearsals begin THIS WEEK

Our Alpharetta High School Wind Ensemble is one of the premier high school bands in the state.  The quality and level of music performed does not happen by chance; it requires hard work hard and dedication from each and every member of the ensemble.  We have a limited number of scheduled Thursday after-school rehearsals beginning this week.  Each rehearsal is from 4-5:30pm.  It is a privilage to be part of this ensemble, so PLEASE make these rehearsals a priority on your schedule.  The rehearsals are ineffective when students are missing - we want and need to be able to count on you!  

Percussion Ensembles

Percussionists often get left out of the mix in a wind band rehearsal.  Because of that, we value and invest in our Percussion students at AHS by bringing in quality, trained percussion instructors to work specifically with our students on a weekly basis.  Every percussion student is in at least one Percussion Ensemble.  ALL Percussion Ensembles  rehearse EVERY MONDAY from 4-6pm, according to website calendar, exceptions noted.  It's tough to rehearse a small ensemble with students missing (most students have their own unique part), so please be sure these very important rehearsals on your calendar!  We will showcase our amazing percussion students in their very own "Night of Percussion" concert on Tuesday May 2, 2017.  

All State Auditions THIS WEEK

Due to winter weather last weekend, the GMEA postponed  All State Auditions to THIS SATURDAY January 14, 2017.  Same place, same times.  This decision is completely out of our hands (it's a state-wide decision) and was made in the best interest of all involved around the state.  Unfortunately with 40+ AHS students auditioning, this also adversely impacts our Winter Band Clinic scheduled for January 13-14, which has been cancelled

AGAIN, All State Band Auditions will be THIS Saturday Jan. 14th at Houston County High School -  same place, same time (see details below).

 

Final Round All State Audition TIMES, DETAILS

Final auditons for the 2017 All State Band will be THIS Saturday January 14, 2017 at Houston County High School.  Allow at least three (3) hours for travel.  

Students who passed round 1 and are scheduled to audition should download final instructions HERE To get your All State final round audition time, CLICK HERE

GMEA District Honor Band Results

Congratulations to the following students who have earned a seat in the 2017 GMEA District 5 Honor Band by audition:

Flutes: Ronnie Bian, Olivia Colburn (1), Mawuli Kpeglu;  Clarinets: Megha Desai, Ethan Metcalf, Michael Tang; Bassoon: Breandon Mead; Saxophones: Ryan Bard, Jun Cha, Brent Chen, Stephen Tong; Trumpets: Daniel Gelber, Luke Heyerdahl, Taewoo Kang, Patrick Wahl, Arthur Yu (1); French Horns: Daniel Corena; Trombones: Christian Culloty, Henry Gilelach, Ian Schwalbe (1), Cole Tinsley; Euphonium: Emma Wood; Tuba: Kaushal Gokare;  Percussion: Ian Valdes

We are so very PROUD of you!!  The District Honor Band event will be the weekend of February 3 and 4, 2017, with the performance on Saturday evening February 4th.  Details TBA!!

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