The final round of all state auditions are THIS SATURDAY January 6, 2018 at Houston County HS in Warner Robins, GA. Please download the final round INSTRUCTIONS and the individual audition SCHEDULE. Please make arrangements for transportation on your own to Houston County High School. Allow at least 2.5 hours travel time. If you have any questions about your times please email Mr. WalshASAP. Mr. Walsh and Mr. Jenkins will be in the Band Building on Thursday January 4th most of the day.
I suspect when this crew graduated from AHS and decided to continue Marching Band at UGA, they never in a million years dreamed they would be where they are today! The "short" 5.5 mile Rose Parade and marching in a nationally-televised halftime show during the Rose Bowl was no doubt pretty sweet ... and now they get that once-in-a-lifetime chance to go to and perform at the National Championship Game!
In the Rose Bowl parking lot in Pasadena CA - from left: Carolyn Mundy (Oboe, Guard - 2017), Karyna Pillay (Horn - 2016), Ismar Miniel (Euphonium - 2015), Carlee Woodring (Bassoon - 2015), Maria Mendoza (Horn - 2015), James Wilson (Percussion - 2015) and Ido Erlitzki (Percussion - 2015). Be sure to tune in Monday night January 8 to see / hear them in action. We are PROUD of our Raider Band Graduates!
We say it all of the time - you NEVER KNOW where marching band is going to take you - you just gotta do it! Go Raiders! ... and Go Dawgs!
Congratulations to the following 49 AHS Band members who have passed the first round of the All State Band audition and have qualified for round two on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA: Ayoub Abubaker, Nick Amundsen, Will Ashe, Aaron Bagger, Ryan Bard, Drequor Berry, Erica Campbell, Christina Chan, Brent Chen, Daniel Cho, Sean Cho, Yunseol Cho, Caleb Colburn, Olivia Colburn, Danny Corena, Nidisha Dasari, Nadia Dixon, Ryan Eberle, Anthony Elengickal, Alexa Espinosa, Ben Failor, Kausal Gokare, Marcelo Guerra, Emily Halphen, Maliha Hasan, John Heyerdahl, Nikkil Jaganathan, Taewoo Kang, Breandon Mead, Ethan Metcalf, Maddie Morgan, Billy Myslajek, Manoj Niverthi, Matt Olson, Noah Orban, Ian Schwalbe, Michael Tang, Hormis Thaliath, Grant Thomson, Cole Tinsley, Stephen Tong, Ian Valdes, David Wahl, Patrick Wahl, Allison Wang, Sara Watson, Emma Wood, Arthur Yu, Justin Zandstra, and Kevin Zhao.
Round two is: BOTH parts of the etude, plus two sightreading exercises. WORK HARD and get with your private teacher over the break!!
The audition schedule (your time) will be posted to this website as soon as it is published. Please CHECK THE WEBSITE reglularly during the holiday break. You are responsible for your own transportation to Houston County High School. It is approximately 2.5 hours from Alpharetta - so leave early and allow extra time for our amazing highways!
TAKE YOUR INSTRUMENTS HOME TOMORROW (TUESDAY 12/19/17). Mr. Walsh and Mr. Jenkins will be at the Midwest Clinic the rest of this week.
If you are auditioning and have an emergency question prior to auditions please email Mr. Walsh.
Please pay attention to the Band calendar. Wind Ensemble rehearsal is Thursday 4-6pm. All State Band auditions are this weekend. Be sure you are working daily towards your goals!
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