• 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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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 !!

2015 8th GRADE BAND NIGHT!

The 2015 8th grade Band night will be Friday September 18th, which is the AHS vs. Lambert FB game (this is a change from the original date).  This is the night that we invite all 8th grade band members to bring their instruments and "experience" high school Marching Band - a sneak-peek into the future!  The Marching Raiders will be joined by 8th grade band members from Webb Bridge MS and Hopewell MS for a night of fun and music making as we cheer our Raider FB team to victory!  Details will be available through your MS Director.  GO RAIDERS!!

And ... it Begins - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

One of the most exciting times of the year - the "first" week of school!  If you are a new band member, WELCOME TO AHS!  If you went to Band camp with us you already have new friends and upper classmen who you can "hang" with during the day.  If you did not go to camp, the Band building is a good starting point for your day.  If you are a "vet" (returning grade 10,11 or 12) welcome back!  We're looking forward to another great year of music making!

LOCKERS:  Please bring $10 to rent a lock for your instrument locker.  We will not check out a locker without a lock.  You must use our lock in case you get locked out, or in case we need to get into your locker.  We strongly encourage every student have their own instrument storage locker.  We will check lockers out during rehearsals, at lunch, and after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  EVERYONE should have a locker by Wednesday.  We have one of the nicest instrument storage rooms in the county and want you to take advantage of having a place to keep your instrument during the day.  Lockers are for instruments, NOT BOOKS. We expect you to have a regular locker in the school building or carry your books.

INSTRUMENTS:  WE PLAY EVERY DAY;  BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT EVERY DAY.  EVERY DAY.  EVERY DAY.  If you will need a school instrument (we have low reeds - BCL, TSX, BSX;  double reeds - OB, BSSN; French Horns; low brass - EUP, TUBA, and percussion instruments) - we will do our best to get school instruments assigned during the first 3 days of school.  Be patient.  

SMARTMUSIC:  We take full advantage of a web-based mobile program for practice and performance assignments called Smartmusic.  If you alredy have an account, GREAT.  Otherwise, we will spend time during class this week enrolling everyone in this program.  Using the program at school is free.  We encourage you to purchase a one-year subscription for $40.00 - that is $0.11 cents a day!  The subscription allows access anywhere 24-7, and will allow you to submit assignments from the convenience of your own home, on your time.  Please watch the video on the Smartmusic website and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (our resident Smartmusic guru) with questions!

Please look around this website.  Information is updated and changed on a regular basis.  See something missing that you think should be on the site?  Let us know.  

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As always - GO RAIDERS!!!

 

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