• The Alpharetta Raider Band was Formed in 2004
  • The Alpharetta Raider Band has over 120 members
  • Enjoy this seasons production "Pyramids of Egypt"
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The next Carnegie Hall payment is due this week.  We're ALMOST there.  As previously mentioned, we'll be sure to update everyone about the amount of the final payment based on fundraising results. 

New York Update

We have just pasted the second deposit deadline (see schedule and calendar) and are well on our way to funding our trip!  If you need to find out if your second payment was made please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fundraising activities are in FULL SWING - - we just finished a holiday fruit sale .  Details about the trip are starting to be more "in tune!"

We will attend the Blue Man Group performance on Wednesday evening (the day we arrive).  We have a rehearsal scheduled in a downtown studio on Thursday morning.  We have tickets to the 9/11 memorial museum and tickets to Les Miserables Thursday night.  And our Carnegie Hall performances will be Friday after lunch.  Certainly more details to follow.  Of course there will be a trip meeting for all travelers in early March, prior to the trip.

What can you do now?  Save your pennies.  You'll want spending money for souveniers and meals.  NYC is one of the most fun cities in the US to walk and shop! 

Florida Marching Band Competition - Sweet Success!!

On Saturday October 24 our Marching Raider Band competed at the inaugural Jacksonville University Marching Band Invitational.  The event included 13 Bands.  The Raider Band had one of it's best performances of they year, finishing best-in-class in the captions of Individual Music, Ensemble Visual, General Effect, Colorguard and Drum Majors, and finishing the competition in First Place!  We are so very proud of our Marching Raiders!


Marching Raiders - - - ALL THE TIME!!!

First Competition - Recap/Results!

Our Marching Raiders are off to a good start to their 2015 competition season!  On a rain-filled Saturday afternoon at the White Columns Invitiational in Milton, GA our Raiders competed in class AAA along with 5 other Bands.  We finished with Superior Ratings in all but one Caption and finished second in class AAA.  In addition, we finished 4th overall out of 12 Bands competing in various classes. The scoring difference in the top 5 Bands was less than 2 points and included Bands in 3 classes!  We certainly have room for growth but this is an EXCELLENT start to what is shaping up to be a great season!  

Our next competition will be October 24th in Jacksonville, FL.

We are PROUD of our Marching Raider Band!!


Carnegie Hall Details!

Talk about a "once-in-a-lifetime / priceless" opportunity....  The lights, the city, the shows, the food - and THE performance of a lifetime...

Every musician would like to be able to say they have performed on stage at Carnegie Hall.  Our Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands auditioned last spring for and will be performing at the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in NYC in March 2016 - and your AHS Band Member can perform with us!

Deposits for our Carnegie Hall Performance Trip (National Concert Band Festival)  are due.  Deadline is September 14.  Checks should be made payable to "ABBA" (Alpharetta Band Booster Association).  Payments can be sent it with your band member and placed in our locked drop-box located on the wall between music cabinets, next to uniform storage.   Click here for payment schedule.

If you need details about the trip please ask your band member for the take-home flyer.  There are more flyers available at the entrance door to the rehearsal hall in the Band Building.  

Carnegie Hall here we come!!!

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