• 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 UPDATE!!

We are FIVE DAYS out from the final round of All State Band auditions.  THIS is the time to prepare!  With no classes until Wednesday, focus on the audition. Hard work now can pay back HUGE dividends if you earn a spot in the All State Band.  Talk about something great for your college app...!  

Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Walsh will will both be off campus Tuesday, the building will be closed. 

FIVE DAYS left, work hard - U CAN DO IT!!!

Audition LocationHouston County High School, 920 Highway 96, Warner Robbins, GA  31088  PLAN on 2.5 hours to make the drive (allow for traffic issues).  Early is on time...

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIMES

1. Registration at Houston Co. HS will open at 8:00 AM, NOT BEFORE.

2. The times you are receiving are AUDITION TIMES. Arrive in time to register, warm up and go to your audition room. You should register before going to warm up.

3. Please be advised that there may be some waiting involved; parents and students, please be patient. There are over 1300 students auditioning...

4. GMEA cannot make changes just for the sake of convenience. Approval must be given for a time change – you cannot just "show up." Students will be auditioned in scheduled order. Again, BE PATIENT.

5. Mr. Jay Davis and the students, parents and staff at Houston County HS work very hard to host this event. Please remember to express your appreciation!

GOOD LUCK!!

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!

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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!!!

All State Etude Updates

There have been some revisions to All State Etudes.  9/10 Alto Sax, 9/10 Trumpet, and 11/12 Horn have been revised - please check and reprint if necessary.  In addition, 11/12 Tenor Sax F scale (concert Eb) is now 2 octaves, and 11/12 Bass Trombone C, Db, and D scales are now 2 octaves.  TTFN !!

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