Registration for both band and color guard for the 2019-20 school year is this coming Tuesday, April 16th in the band building starting at 4:30 through 7:30 PM. We would like to encourage all families to attend if you can. This year all payments will either be by credit card, debit card (preferable) or cash. While there you will have opportunities to order and pay for accessories (such as dinkles), band banquet tickets and sign-up to volunteer to work at our beverage stands (our single biggest fundraiser!) at Ameris BankAmphitheatre, Car Wash on Apr 27th or Taste of Alpharetta on May 2nd. Can't make it? No problem - we will have an additional date for stragglers in May to be announced soon. Look forward to seeing everyone!
Over the next several weeks we have some of our biggest fundraisers of the year - please take a look at the signup opportunities via the links below and help keep our dues down and support one of the best band and color guard programs in the country! Thanks for your support.
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre - our biggest single fundraiser - click here!
Fri, Apr 19th - Annual Good Friday show, report time 4:30 PM, gates open 6 PM
Wed, Apr 24th - Santana - report time 5 PM, gates open 6:30 PM
Thu, Apr 25th - Jimmy Buffet - report time 5 PM, gates open 6:30 PM
Sat, May 11th - Bryan Adams - report time 5 PM, gates open 6:30 PM
Annual AHS Band Car Wash - Sat, Apr 27th @ Publix State Bridge parking lot - click here!
Taste of Alpharetta - Thu, May 2nd - volunteer opportunities all day - click here!
On Friday April 5th our AHS Varsity Winter Guard performed their final show in the Finals competition at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH (University of Dayton). I know those of you who watched live on the internet are so proud of your teammates! Not only did our Guard finish the season in the top 20, they finish the season this year with a NATIONAL RANKING of #11.
This has been an exciting (and busy) week for our team. Our Varsity Guard had to qualify to get to each round. If you fail to qualify for the next round, you go home. No pressure, right?
On Wednesday 138 teams competed. AHS earned second place in their grouping of the first round (prelims) before moving on to the semifinals. On Thursday 64 teams competed for a top-20 spot. AHS again earned second place in their grouping in semifinals. They are the first Winter Guard in Fulton County to earn a WGI finalist spot. And at the end of the night, our amazing team finished #11 in finals. WOW!!
A HUGE thanks to Mr. Jenkins, Mrs. Schlosser, and Mrs. Lukes for their dedication, support, and love of the sport. We are so VERY PROUD of each and every member of our Raider Varsity Winter Guard!!!
Winter Guard ROCKS at AHS! Raider Nation!
Our varsity Winter Guard team is hard at work preparing for the State Championships next week followed by the World Championships in Dayton, OH in just a few weeks. If you would like to see our teams in an exhibition performance, please come join us Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30pm here in the AHS gym for our “Family and Friends” performance. It is free of charge.
This past Saturday our AHS winter guard travelled to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, to compete in the Winter Guard International Mid-Atlantic Regional. Competitors at this show were from all over the southeast.
Our JV team’s show is called “Going Home” and is about the beautiful story of Peter Pan and Wendy. The JV team had a great performance and placed 9th in their round against varsity teams from other schools. Our AHS Varsity winter guard’s show, entitled “Coretta and Jackie,” is a heartfelt tribute to Coretta Scott King and Jaqueline Kennedy. The 14 young ladies on the team performed with great emotion and earned 3rd place the preliminary round which advanced them to finals. In the final round our team’s tear jerking performance wowed the audience and judges which earned them 3rd place finish overall. This performance now has our varsity team ranked 9th in the nation. This competition was aired internationally and viewed by numerous spectators. During this season our team has received rave reviews from critics, judges, and other professionals all over the country. The varsity team is now preparing for state championships and the team will travel to World Championships during spring break. If you would like to see our teams in an exhibition performance, join us Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30pm here at in the AHS gym for our “Family and Friends” performance. It is free of charge.
On Tuesday March 5 all three of our Concert Bands performed at the Georgia Music Educators District 5 Large Group Performance Evaluation hosted by Chattahoochee High School. All 3 Ensembles did a GREAT job! Each Band recieved 4 scores from four different adjudicators evaluating their performance efforts. Symphonic Band II earned two Superior and two Excellent ratings, and Symphonic Band I and Wind Ensemble recieved all Superior Ratings. We are very proud of our Raider Bands!
This past Saturday the Alpharetta High School varsity winter guard competed in Winter Guard International’s (www.wgi.org) Atlanta regional held at McEachern High School. Our team competed against teams from Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. Our winter guard placed second in their preliminary round of competition and ended up finishing in third place overall in the final round of competition. This amazing finish has our team currently ranked 11th in the nation (as of March 4). They have one more regional competition at Winthrop University in South Carolina on March 23 and then they will travel to Dayton, Ohio, during spring break to compete against 147 teams in Winter Guard International’s World Championships.
National ranking https://wgi.org/wp-content/uploads/wgi_events/rankings/2019/ranking_Scholastic_A.html
Reminder that there is an after-school rehearsal THIS THURSDAY (2.21) from 4-6pm.
The tempo for the first section of the flute placement etude is quarter=72 bpm. The etude on this website has been updated to reflect this addition!
The Alpharetta Varsity Winter Guard began its Winter Guard International (www.wgi.org) competition tour this past weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee. They competed with teams from all over the southeast. The team finished first in their round winning all captions. This qualified them to compete in the final round. In finals, the team had quite an emotional performance and received a standing ovation from the audience. The judges were very impressed and awarded the team a first place finish for the entire competition. This placement has our team now ranked #5 in the country!! The team will continue its national competition tour in Atlanta on March 2 and then at Winthrop University in South Carolina on March 16. They will finish the season competing at the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, during spring break. Mr. Jenkins, Mrs. Schlosser, Mrs. Lukes, Mr. Parent and Mr. Walsh are very proud of the team and their hard work.
Scores from “finals” in Knoxville: https://wgi.org/wp-content/uploads/wgi_events/static_scores/2019/scores_Knoxville_CG_Finals.html
Current national rankings: https://wgi.org/wp-content/uploads/wgi_events/rankings/2019/ranking_Scholastic_A.html