Kudos and Thanks
Congratulations to Andrew L. and Gaby P. for their performances with the Northern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra. NVSRO is extremely competitive and both these students earned first chair positions. They event occurred at W.T. Woodson High School and concluded with a fantastic concert on November 12th.
Congratulations to Ben B. for his performance with All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble II. The event took place in conjunction with the Virginia Music Educators Conference at the Homestead resort in Hot Springs and concluded with a wonderful concert on November 17.
Thanks to those who made the Adopt-A-Highway Mary Read memorial clean-up of Wakefield Chapel Drive a success again. This is a wonderful service we provide and great way to continue to remember and honor Mary. The clean-up was held on Saturday, November 12th from 10 am to Noon. It was a bit windy and chilly but 4 current AHS band students and one alumna attended. Three parents also volunteered and were put to good use! Thank you to Johana R., Dyanna R., Randall B., Kathy S., Jessica S (AHS Band alumna, Class of 2013), and boosters/parents Jean B, Kimberly and Bryan S.
Concert attire is either the black concert dress or black tuxedo including white shirt and black bow tie. Dresses and Tuxedos are available from the school and the rental is covered in the band course fee. We will begin distributing concert attire today. Returning students will pick up their attire today and need to take them home to make sure they fit. Those who are new to us or need a different size than last year, particularly those needing tuxedos, will need to be fitted after school tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30th. It is a late bus day, so students can get a pass from me to ride the late bus after they are fitted. Unlike the marching uniforms, concert attire is stored at the student’s home until turn-in after the final performance of the school year. If students have a garment bag available at home, please bring it to transport the concert attire. We have very few available.
Marching Band Uniforms
Marching Band uniforms should have been washed and returned to the uniform room by now. If your student’s uniform is still at home, please send it back (clean) ASAP. We will be taking inventory of the uniforms in the coming weeks. Obligations will be submitted to the main office for any outstanding uniforms before the end of Quarter 2.
Jazz Ensemble is a class that meets after school. Band students interested in being in jazz ensemble should see Mr. Witkowski and then their counselors to register for the class. We are especially in need of trombones. Jazz Ensemble will not meet this week, but typically meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Fall Fundraiser Deliveries
Thank you to all who participated in our citrus/poinsettia fundraiser! We are expecting fruit to be delivered Thursday December 1st in the afternoon. The poinsettias are scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th, also afternoon. Students will need to pick up orders the same day they are delivered.
Tri-M is a music honor society
Tri-M is a music honor society under the sponsorship and supervision of The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The purpose of this organization is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.
Annandale Fight Song!
Annandale Alma Mater, sung by the Band!