We still are in need for 7 additional volunteers (more than half of what we already have) for Tuesday night’s (Sep 3rd) Ameris show (Slipknot) – we’ve been advised that this will be a near sellout and they are expecting sales to be on par with Breaking Benjamin a few weeks back which was a top 10 night all time for us (nearly $3K made in commissions and tips) so we can’t afford to come up short. If you are able to help please sign-up using link below:
Also we are only half full for Friday night parking for game #1 this coming Friday – this is probably the easiest fundraiser we do – arrive at the band building around 5 – 5:15 PM, be at your stations by 5:30 to start collecting, in your seats by mid way through the first quarter in plenty of time to see the half time show. No prior experience necessary - you will be briefed on everything you need to do. The link to signup is below:
Lastly, our annual car wash is coming up on Saturday, Sep 14th (in just two weeks) and we still have a ton of openings for both student and parent volunteers. Last spring we made over $6K from this event - one of our biggest single day fundraisers. Come join in the fun for a few hours - sign up is below.
Keep in mind that every fundraiser we do, regardless of what it is tied to (including Friday night football parking) benefits every aspect of the program: Concert Band, Color Guard and Marching Band - all proceeds help keep dues and the cost of trips (like next Spring's New York trip) as low and reasonable as possible. It's a win-win for all of us! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
For anyone interested, a link to our spiritwear site has been posted to the home (welcome) page of our website on the right hand side. Orders are all sent directly to the customer's home address. Please reach out to any ABBA board member or contact us using the contact page on the website http://www.alpharettaband.org/contact.html if you have any questions
The "first" game of the season is this Thursday @ Milton HS. Please pay attention to the calendar for after-school schedule. DO NOT LEAVE CAMPUS after school on the day of a game; we will rehearse, eat dinner, and load the truck before we leave for Milton. Looking forward to a GREAT first halftime performance!!
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. We are off to a great start. Below are more details about this Saturday’s parent meeting which is a part of our Friends & Family Day. The event is this Saturday, August 17 at 2:45pm. THIS EVENT IS FOR ALL CONCERT BAND, MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD PARENTS AND STUDENTS. We really need our concert band parents and students here so we can share information about the happenings this year for all students. This will also be a time when our concert band, marching band and color guard families can get to know each other. After our short meeting, we will have two food trucks here selling food (bring $10+). These are amazing trucks and you will love what they’re offering. There will also be some fun old school games for parents and students to enjoy. Here is the agenda for the meeting. This will be held in our stadium. Please assemble in the center section at 2:45pm.
1. State of the Band - Mr. Jenkins
- Master Class overview
- Winter Band Clinic
- Special performance opportunities
- Carnegie Hall/New York trip in April (some details)
- Varsity letter requirements (including concert band students)
- Ways to get involved, especially concert band parents
2. Meet the booster board - ABBA Board Members
3. Vote to approve the FY 2020 budget-- ABBA Treasurer
4. Q & A - Mr. Jenkins & ABBA
5. FOOD TRUCK AND GAMES (in the parking lot near the band building) bring $$
- Scratch Kitchen https://www.facebook.com/ScratchCuisine/ YUM
- Kona Ice https://www.kona-ice.com/ YUM
- Games: Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Sponge Toss, Spin the Wheel, and others…
I look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday.
We are looking forward to our first day of school on Monday, August 12! All band classes will play, so students should bring their instruments to the band building Monday morning. Please bring your black 1-inch 3-ring binder with sheet protectors to class as well. The band locker fee is $10 that will be collected in class on Monday.
All band students (concert band and marching band) and parents should plan to attend our band parent meeting on Saturday afternoon, August 17. In addition to the short meeting, there will be time to meet other students and parents who are enrolled in band. We will have food vendors and other fun activities on hand. More details will be emailed once we have confirmed email addresses. Please email Mr. Jenkins with questions. email@example.com
We have had a few new shows added and still need volunteers for the upcoming Ameris Amphitheater shows including Sun, Aug 11 (Peter Frampton w/ Jason Bonham), Thurs, Aug 15th (Breaking Benjamin), Mon, Aug 19th (Heart), Wed, Aug 21st (Smashing Pumpkins) and Fri, Aug 23rd (Brad Paisley - this will be a HUGE SHOW!!). Click here to sign up and support our biggest fundraiser. Additionally, we have posted signups for home game football parking - this fundraiser generates $9-10K per year and is easy - report by 5:15 PM, help collect money and get people parked and be in your seats by midway through the first quarter, in plenty of time to see the show. All instructions will be provided on day of the game. We have 5 home games this year so come help out and then enjoy the game - click here to sign up for Friday Night Home Game Football Parking!
MB Camp 2019 is in the books! Many thanks to all of the Parents who gave their time and effort during the week to make it a great experience for our band members - you're the best!
Band, rehearsals begin this week (Tuesday). Please pay attention to your schedule / website calendar.
Old Soldiers Day Parade is this Saturday August 3. Details TBA at rehearsal Tuesday.
Gonna be a GREAT season - RB...ATT!!!
Monday and Tuesday July 15-16 from 1:00pm-7:00pm is for all percussion, all color guard, and all new brass/woodwind students
Wednesday thru Friday July 17-19 from 1:00pm-7:00pm is for all marching band members
Students please check your email for details.
Scary but true but band camp at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA starts a mere 7 weeks from this Monday. With that in mind, please click here to see what you should plan to bring to band camp - lots of important stuff to make sure you stay hydrated, don't get a sunburn or a lot of bug bites and are comfortable at night. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to Mr. Jenkins or Annie West. Enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing our Marching Band and Color Guard later in July for what should be another epic band camp!
We only have 2 shows in the month of June but plenty of spots left to fill. Please consider volunteering for the following:
Thurs, Jun 6th - Florence & The Machine (2 adults spots, one student spot unfilled)
Fri, Jun 14th - Dierks Bentley (11 adult spots, 7 student spots still unfilled)
This is our largest single fundraiser staffing two beer stands on the west side of the park. Volunteering is fun, easy and you get to listen to the show! Report time is usually between 4:30 - 5:00 PM depending on when gates open (you will be alerted in advance). No prior experience is required - you'll be shown exactly what you need to do. You must, however, where either black shorts, black pants or black capris. Any other color or sweatpants is not permitted (you will be turned away) and open toe shoes are also not permitted.
Click here for a link to the signup and help support our band and keep costs down. Thanks.