Marching Band is OVER!
The Marching Atoms' performance Saturday at the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Marching Band Assessment was excellent! The students delivered a phenomenal performance which was the result of months of hard work as individuals and an ensemble. The performance earned a superior rating. I cannot thank our seniors, student leaders, and my incredible staff for everything they did to make this year so special.
This is my last weekly update for the Marching Atoms, and it is my hope that you have found these useful and informative. This is also simultaneously my first update for the concert bands/total band program. Updates will be sent out as needed, but perhaps not every week.
This spring, there will be a clinic trip to Chicago. The trip is open to members of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, as well as senior members of Concert Band. Visit this site for more information and to sign up.
Christopher Newport Honors Wind Ensemble
The Christopher Newport Honors Wind Ensemble event will be held January 14-16, 2016. Students interested in being nominated should let me know by Thursday. If selected, the cost of the event is $75 which includes the event, shirt, DVD of the concert, and meals. Overnight housing is the responsibility of the participant.
Mid-Atlantic Music Festival
The Mid-Atlantic Music Festival is another honor band experience hosted by the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University. This event is being held the same weekend as the Virginia Tech Honor Band that I recommended some students for—January 22-24, 2016. This event features two ensembles, one of which will be conducted by Dr. Tim Robblee, Director of Bands at Shenandoah. There will be faculty masterclasses on each instrument as well as a performance by the United States Army Band. Students interested in being nominated should let me know by Thursday. If selected, the cost of the event is $80 which covers lunch and dinner as well as activities for the weekend. Overnight housing is the responsibility of the participant.
On the Horizon
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!