• The Alpharetta Raider Band was Formed in 2004
  • The Alpharetta Raider Band has over 225 members
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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!!

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule

The Alpharetta High School Wind Ensemble is an elite ensemble that performs at the highest level.    The AHS Wind Ensemble "measures up" to the best in the state.  This is not by accident and requires extrordinary individual effort, great group-effort and personal responsibility and commitment to the ensemble.  We are certainly very proud of the WE achievements.  Many members go on to earn college scholarships and/or play at the next level.  

The REHEARSAL schedule includes 5 more after-school Thursday rehearsals between now and the March LGPE as well as extra concerts. Membership in the AHS Wind Ensemble is by audition only, and membership is a privilege, not a right. Extra rehearsals ARE REQUIRED, not optional.  There are other ensembles at AHS that do not require the same commitment level.  PLEASE watch the calendar and be informed.  Those five rehearsals are: 1/12,19,26; 2/2,23. Performance dates include 12/8 and 12/12; 1/23; 2/9 and 2/27-29 9 (LGPE). There are 3 more after-school rehearsals in the spring along with several other performances.  Again, ALL rehearsals are Thursday afternoons.  All rehearsals will be from 4pm - 5:30pm.



Fulton County Honor Band Members

Congratulations to the following 24 Alpharetta Band members who auditioned and were accepted into the 2016 Fulton County Honor Band (listed alphabetically):

Nick Amundson - trumpet, Dharani Balakumar - clarinet, Ronnie Bian - flute, Brent Chen - saxophone, Christian Culloty - trombone, Megha Desai - clarinet, Alexis Forrest - piano, Kaushal Gokare - tuba, Emily Halphen - flute, Luke Heyerdahl - trumpet, Mawuli Kpweglo - flute, Adrian McMillan - trumpet, Sara Medina - clarinet,  Ethan Metcalf - clarinet,  Carolyn Mundy - oboe, Noah Orban - trumpet, Krishna Pari - clarinet, George Pegorelov - french horn, Gabby Rufrano - clarinet, Noah Terrell - french horn, Grant Thomson - french horn, Haley Tinsley - clarinet,  Stephen Tong - saxophone,   and Justin Zandstra - trombone.  We are proud of you all!!  

The Fulton County Honor Band performed at Centennial High School on Wednesday 11/16.


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