• 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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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.


Florida Marching Band Regional Competition Recap!

On a warm and very windy Saturday October 29, 2016 our Alpharetta High School Marching Raiders competed at a high-level all-day Regional Marching Band competition at Wiregrass Ranch HS near Tampa, FL.  Twenty Bands in 5 different classifications competed in the preliminary round with a goal to score high enough to earn a spot in the top 10, which in turn would earn a second performance in the final round under the lights.  Although the competing Bands were all very good and included some of the most historied programs in Florida, our Raiders (that "band from Georgia" as we were called) finished the preliminary round 2nd in class 4A and 6th place overall, earning a spot in Finals with 9 other very good bands.  In the end we finished the night in 7th place overall.  

We are VERY PROUD of our Marching Raider Band!! 

Our Marching Raiders will arrive back to the Alpharetta High School campus between 10 and 10:30pm tonight (Sunday 10.30.16).

Tampa Marching Band Competition THIS WEEK!

This week our Marching Raiders will travel to Tampa, FL to compete at the Wiregrass Ranch Marching Music Regional Championship.  We've be preparing and rehearsing the entire month of October for this event.  The Band will leave around 1pm Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening around 10:00pm.  The complete schedule is available for download here.  Actual performance time for prelims Saturday is around 3:00pm (updated 10.26).  

Be sure you check the WEATHER when you are packing.  And even though we have mild temperatures, you can still burn on the beach Sunday - bring your sunscreen! 


Central-Carroll Competition Recap

Our Marching Raiders had a very successful performance last Saturday at the Super Bowl of Sound Marching Band Contest at Central-Carroll High School.  The Marching Raiders earned Superior Ratings in all captions, finished 3rd in class 4-A, and finished 4th overall (out of 20 bands).  3 points seperated the top 4 bands.  This was a great way to begin the competition season!!

Our Raider Colorguard finished with the highest score in their caption out of all 20 bands!


Our next competition is October 29th at Clearwater High School in Clearwater, FL.  

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