• 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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All State Band Auditions Final Round TIMES and INFO

The final round of all state auditions are THIS SATURDAY January 6, 2018 at Houston County HS in Warner Robins, GA.  Please download the final round INSTRUCTIONS and the individual audition SCHEDULE.  Please make arrangements for transportation on your own to Houston County High School.  Allow at least 2.5 hours travel time.  If you have any questions about your times please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP.  Mr. Walsh and Mr. Jenkins will be in the Band Building on Thursday January 4th most of the day.


Congratulations to the following 49 AHS Band members who have passed the first round of the All State Band audition and have qualified for round two on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA:  Ayoub Abubaker, Nick Amundsen, Will Ashe, Aaron Bagger, Ryan Bard, Drequor Berry, Erica Campbell, Christina Chan, Brent Chen, Daniel Cho, Sean Cho, Yunseol Cho, Caleb Colburn, Olivia Colburn, Danny Corena, Nidisha Dasari, Nadia Dixon, Ryan Eberle, Anthony Elengickal, Alexa Espinosa, Ben Failor, Kausal Gokare, Marcelo Guerra, Emily Halphen, Maliha Hasan, John Heyerdahl, Nikkil Jaganathan, Taewoo Kang, Breandon Mead, Ethan Metcalf, Maddie Morgan, Billy Myslajek, Manoj Niverthi, Matt Olson, Noah Orban, Ian Schwalbe, Michael Tang, Hormis Thaliath, Grant Thomson, Cole Tinsley, Stephen Tong, Ian Valdes, David Wahl, Patrick Wahl, Allison Wang, Sara Watson, Emma Wood, Arthur Yu, Justin Zandstra, and Kevin Zhao.  

Round two is: BOTH parts of the etude, plus two sightreading exercises. WORK HARD and get with your private teacher over the break!!

The audition schedule (your time) will be posted to this website as soon as it is published.  Please CHECK THE WEBSITE reglularly during the holiday break.  You are responsible for your own transportation to Houston County High School.  It is approximately 2.5 hours from Alpharetta - so leave early and allow extra time for our amazing highways!

TAKE YOUR INSTRUMENTS HOME TOMORROW (TUESDAY 12/19/17).  Mr. Walsh and Mr. Jenkins will be at the Midwest Clinic the rest of this week.  

If you are auditioning and have an emergency question prior to auditions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Band Schedule THIS WEEK

Please pay attention to the Band calendar.  Wind Ensemble rehearsal is Thursday 4-6pm.  All State Band auditions are this weekend.  Be sure you are working daily towards your goals!

Wind Ensemble Thursdays have started!

Thursday after-school rehearsals for Wind Ensemble have started, 4-6pm.  These required rehearsals are part of the contract and are critical to our success second semester.  Please watch the website calendar for any date and time changes.  Upcoming rehearsals are 11/16, 11/30, 12/7.  We are working hard to be at our best for the upcoming University of Georgia performance in January.  We're super-excited about the potential of this year's group!

White Columns Update

Our Marching Raiders performed at their final competition of the 2017 season at the White Columns Invitational at Milton High School.  ALL CAPTIONS (music, colorguard, percussion, drum majors) earned Superior ratings.  Our Marching Raiders finished third place in  class 4-A, our Colorguard finished 2nd overall, and our overall ranking with all classes combined was 4th place.  In addition, our Brass section earned "best in show!"  

We are so very proud of our Band members!  There will be an encore performance this Friday night at AHS for the first-round of the regional 6-A football playoffs.


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