The 2019 placement audition etudes are now on the website. The audition should include all 12 major scales (multiple octaves when possible) in 2.5 minutes or less, plus the placement etude that is posted. Details on how that video should be uploaded to OneNote will be posted in OneNote content library. How well you pay attention to instructions and details will have an effect on your placement score. IF YOU ARE 2019 ALL STATE BAND (middle or high school) - you will not need to submit the scales portion of the audition. Deadline for submission will be March 18, with 5 points being deducted from your total score for each day after 3/18. This gives you 7+ weeks to prepare. GOOD LUCK!
Here's what is on the Band Schedule for the next 8 weeks (please check website calendar regularly)... February 1-2 - GMEA District 5 Honor Band event /Performance; CONCERT on February 6 - all bands will perform (LGPE Preview Concert); Feb. 28-March 2 - All State Band in Athens, GA; LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) on March 5 - all bands will perform, schedule TBA (SB1 and SB2 will be during the school day, WE will be after school); March 18 - deadline to turn in completed placement audition videos (details on OneNote); and March 19-21 - AHS HOSTS Middle School Band LGPE @ AHS.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following AHS Band members who have passed the final round of auditions and have been accepted into the 2019 GA All State Band: Ayoub Abubaker - Clarinet, Daniel Cho - Clarinet, Olivia Colburn - Flute, Nadia Dixon - Contra BCL, Ben Failor - Trumpet, Antonina Forzese - Horn, Matthew Lou - Tuba, Ethan Metcalf - Clarinet, Ian Schwalbe - Trombone, David Wahl - Trombone, and Ryan Zhang - percussion. The actual performance event will take place in Athens, GA on April 28-March 2, 2019. Book your hotel NOW!! Questions? See Mr. Walsh Monday morning. Also, check your email...
This is a HUGE accomplishement - we are PROUD of each one of you - way to represent our RAIDER BAND!!
Congratulations to the following 37 AHS Band members who auditioned for and have been selected to the Georgia Music Educators Association District 5 Honor Band, chair placement in ( ):
9-10 Concert Band: Flute: Allison Wang (2); Clarinet: Daniel Cho (1), Linjay Zeng (11), Yunseol Cho (15); Contra BCL: Nadia Dixon (1); Trumpet: Ben Failor (2), John Heyerdahl (13); French Horn: Drequor Berry (6); Trombone: David Wahl (2), Hormis Thaliath (4); Tuba: Matthew Lou (2), Ben Seletsky (5); Percussion: Ryan Zhang (4)
11-12 Symphonic Band: Flute: Olivia Colburn (4), Maliha Hasan (12); Clarinet: Ethan Metcalf (2), Ayoub Abubaker (5), Victoria Akpan (14), Daniel Jensrud (17); Bass CL: Manoj Niverthi (1); Alto Sax: Ryan Bard (3); Trumpet: Taewoo Kang (4), Arthur Yu (5), Nick Amundsen (7), Patrick Wahl (9), Will Ash (13), Noah Orban (14); French Horn: Antonina Forzese (4), Grant Thomson (6), George Porgorelov (8); Trombone: Ian Schwalbe (1), Justin Zandstra (7); Euphonium: Emma Wood (1), Marcelo Guerra (4); Tuba: Kaushal Gokare (2); Percussion: Ian Vandes (6), Billy Myslajek (10)
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
The District Honor Band event will take place on Friday/Saturday February 1-2, 2019 at North Atlanta High School (concerts on Saturday evening Feb. 2nd beginning at 5pm). Be sure to get the printed acceptance form and schedule from Mr. Walsh ASAP. Placement scores are from the first round of the All State Band audition. Honor Band is selected based on audition score and instrumentation needs. So it is possible to earn a spot in the honor band and not have passed the first round of all state - or passed the first round of all state auditions but not made it into the honor band.