• 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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Practice ...

Marching Band will practice at the scheduled rehearsal times each week rain or shine.  No need to ask about weather... if it’s on our schedule, we will rehearse.  This week is Tuesday (7/31) and Thursday (8/2) from 6-9pm.  Bring everything you've been trained to bring - instrument, dot book, writing utensil, water cooler.  Remember to be EARLY and check band building boards before reporting to the fields.  Leadership, Outdoor Ops - 5:30 at the latest.  See you Tuesday!

GREAT Band Camp!

Summer Band Camp Success - another camp in the books - and the 2018 Raider Band has the "GREEN" light!!  The 2018 Raider Band is off to super start to the new season.  The music is awesome and the marching is fast-paced!

Regular practice begins next week!  Please look at the Band calendar for times.  We have two rehearsals next week and a parade on Saturday August 4th (as the calendar indicates).  AND - the Raider Band is going to be leading the parade this year!  Parade details will be published in the next couple days.  

Looking forward to a GREAT YEAR - GO RAIDERS!!!


Hope everyone is having a great summer!  Be sure to keep your eyes on the website Band Calendar - we are adding 2018-19 stuff on a regular basis.  What's next?  Band camp of course!  We're one month from Rookie Camp - and 5 weeks from BIG CAMP at Rock Eagle (all Marching Band members).  Marching Band Rookie Camp is for all incoming 9th graders, transfers, and first-time marchers.  

Got questions?  Contact one of the student leaders (student leadership is listed under the "about" tab at top of website).   Havea great summer!!

Band and Summer!

Welcome to summer!  Please be sure you watch the calendar (check it often).  Percussion, Guard and Leadership have events this week / next week. 

If you are a MOVE-IN - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP to get signed up for Marching Band.  Space is limited, so we need to hear from you!

PARENTS, if you missed registration, please CLICK HERE to download the information.  Complete all paperwork and bring it to the band building with a check ASAP.  Some forms should be mailed in (see linked page in yellow).  QUESTIONS?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   THANKS!  


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!!

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