All Band and Color Guard members and families are invited to help us celebrate a year we will never forget at the annual Band Banquet!
WHEN: Monday, May 24, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm
WHERE: Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Springs Drive, Roswell, GA 30076
COST: $30 per ticket due by Thursday, May 13, 2021, payable by PayPal/Debit/Credit at link below.
Cash/Checks will also be accepted in the band box. Payment must be received by 5/13. Please include the student's name and "banquet" with your payment. Checks should be made payable to ABBA.
Questions? ask Shari Schwalbe at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by May 13!!
Congratulations to the 15 students who made the 2021 Georgia High School All State Band! These students went through two rigorous rounds of auditions and competed against the best high school musicians in the state. We are very proud of each of our 43 students who made it past the first round and the 15 who actually made the All-State Band after the second and final around of auditions. This is an awesome representation for our band program as we have one of the highest acceptance rates of all high schools in the state. Only 3 other schools in the state had more students make the All State Band. Hats off to the following students!
Bridges, Emily - 3rd chair
Challa, Rishi - 8th chair
Chan, Jay - 16th chair
Cho, Daniel - 1st chair
Failor, Ben - 3rd chair
Guan, Leo - 13th chair
Heyerdahl, John - 14th chair
Kim, Olivia - 5th chair
Serafino, Michael - 7th chair
Soo, Kyle - 3rd chair
Wang, Allison - 8th chair
Xiao, Thomas - 4th chair
Xu, Alex - 3rd chair
Zeng, Linjay - 23rd chair
Zhang, Ryan - 8th chair
Congratulations to our varsity and junior varsity winter guards! Both teams started their competitive seasons this past Saturday at Kell High School. Both teams had amazing performances. They wowed the audience and impressed the judges! Both teams won their class which ranks both our varsity and junior varsity teams #1 in the state right now in their respective classes. We wish them well as they continue to compete in-person for state competitions and virtual for Winter Guard International.
Feel free to share/post the attached digital awards on your social media platforms. The winter guard circuit decided to do digital awards this year instead of trophies. Scores from this past Saturday’s competition. https://www.sapaonline.net/events/216
Hello Band Parents –
Yesterday we kicked off our Cherrydale virtual fundraiser and I wanted to reach out with some simple instructions. Your student created an account with their personal email and a password of their choice. Go to www.shopfund.com and log into your students account and then click on Parents and Sellers. In the yellow box on the left, you will be able to easily share the fundraiser through email, Facebook, and several other social media outlets. The fundraiser is contactless, virtual, and all items purchased will be shipped directly to our supporters.
Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional help.
Thank you for your support!
ABBA Ways and Means Chair
We are about to start our master class series. This is a way for our students to get instrument-specific information from professionals who teach and/or perform on their primary instrument. We have had lots of success with growth in our students through these master classes.
For eight weeks starting the week of November 16, each instrument will have one day when our master class instructor will go into our class meeting and work with our students in a small group. Some of our students are on campus for class and others are virtual. Our master class teachers will be virtual and will work with both virtual and face-to-face students.
We are excited to have the following musicians working with our students this year:
Flute Elizabeth Saller elizabethsaller.com
University of Florida, BM 2007
James Madison University, MM 2009
Oboe Nora Palmieri
Hartt School of Music, BM applied music oboe, 1981
Bassoon John Grove
BMus and BMusEd from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clarinet Alex Krakovski
Saxophone Dr. Joe Girard www.sintaquartet.com
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance, 2010
University of Michigan, Master of Music in Saxophone Performance, 2012
Michigan State University, Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance, 2015
Currently the Saxophone Professor at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University
Trumpet David Klausman
Furman University, BA in Trumpet Performance 1984
Professional performer and teacher in the Metro Atlanta area since 1984
French Horn Amy Black
Trombone Marc Boehm www.thetromboneacademy.com
The Juilliard School, B.M.
Manhattan School of Music, M.M.
Adjunct Professor of Low Brass, Young Harris College
Artist Affiliate, Trombone, Emory University
Euphonium/Tuba Marshall Gagne
Lander University BS Music Education 2011
Georgia State University MM Orchestral Instrument Performance - Tuba 2014
We will not have final details until early July, but until then here are some things you should be doing in bullet points.