The final Marching Band competition of the season is THIS SATURDAY November 3 at Milton High School. We WILL be rehearsing Saturday morning at AHS, the going through our normal load routine (2 trucks) prior To dressing and heading over to Milton. We'll unload trucks after dinner. WARM UP (area A) is @ 6:40; the performance is at 7:40. A detailed schedule can be downloaded HERE.
Parents, please plan to come out and support our final show - it promises to be the best yet. We are proud of our Marching Raiders for their hard work and dedication and look forward to a great “finale“ to the 2018 season!
The 15th Annual Fall Cluster Concert featuring the Webb Bridge MS Bands, the Alpharetta High School Wind Ensemble, and the Marching Raiders is Thursday November 1, 2018 at 7pm in the AHS Theater. This concert offers an amazing snapshot of where our students start (6th grade) - and the amazing progress they make by the time they get to High School. It's a chance to hear both beginners and advanced All State musicians - all in the same concert! The music is always spectacular (this year will be no exception) - and it's usually standing-room only for the grand finale. The concert is free and open to the public.
Please plan to join us!
On Saturday October 20th the Marching Raiders performed in competition at the 23rd Annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival at Tarpon Springs High School.
Our Saturday Began at Gulf High School (New Port Richey) with a very hot 2-hour rehearsal. A special thanks to Band Director Billy Rutherford and his Principal (and UGA alumni) Kimberly Davis for opening their campus to us for a much-needed rehearsal session. We had lunch and then arrived to a very busy Tarpon Springs High School campus where we changed and watched most of the afternoon performances. Our Marching Raiders were the final Band to perform in class 5A to a packed stadium - and when results were in finished third in class! In addition, we were awarded the best-in-class soloist award and earned a new award - the Esprit-de-Corps award - for the group who displayed the best fellowship, enthusiasm and pride. Needless to say we're very proud of our students for a job well done!
Another very special thanks goes out to the group of Booster parents who gave up their weekend to travel with us and serve our students on this trip. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. We even had an alumni parent driving one of our equipment trucks! So to our traveling parents - we really APPRECIATE YOU!!
PARENTS - return ETA Sunday evening is still 9:30pm - we EMAILED OUT the detailed schedule via CHARMS last week. Students will call you to update our ETA as we approach Atlanta this evening. And YES - we could use help unloading the two equipment trucks.
Our final competition will be at Milton High School (White Columns Invitational) on Saturday November 3. We hope you'll plan to come out and support your Marching Raiders!
MARCHING RAIDERS.... ALL THE TIME!!
If you are signed up for the GA All State Band audition in December, fees are due NOW. The cost for the audition is $25.00, checks should be made payable to ABBA. Your audition may be cancelled if you fail to pay. Thank you if you have already paid!
Several University Professors and Professional Musicians now record the All State Etudes and even give instruction right on Youtube. Go to our "MUSIC" page to see if you're etude has been video recorded. There are some amazing teachers and performers who are willing to do this, please take advantage of the opportunity!!!
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