We had an amazing clinic trip to Chicago! Now it is time to focus our energy on preparing the music for our final concerts of the year. There is a lot of individual preparation needed on these parts. We are also up against IB exams and SOLs in May. Make sure your student is practicing!
Thanks to the students who went on the Chicago trip for conducting themselves with class and representing the AHS community so well.
Spring Car Wash
Our spring car wash fundraiser is Saturday, May 7th. Look for an email from this year's coordinator. Sign-up sheets are posted in the band room and available on Sign-up Genius. The winning team wins a fabulous dinner with Mr. Witkowski and the staff member of their choice!
Marching Band Task Force
Any student wishing to have input on next year’s marching band should plan to attend meetings of the Marching Band Task Force. We will meet on select Fridays in the band room beginning Friday, April 29th at 3:10.
The Atoms 5K is on Sunday, May 15th. The band has been an important part of this event and we are excited to be participating again this year. Sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/4cyIaJ2RTl Report time is 8 a.m. and we should be finished by 10. We will play the national anthem, fight song, and other pep music. We need a strong showing for this event. Students wishing to be leaders in the 2016 Marching Atoms should definitely plan to participate. This is open to anyone. See me for a copy of the fight song if you need it.
2016 Marching Atoms Leadership
Congratulations to the students who earned an interview for section leader through the voting process for the 2016 Marching Atoms. Another email will go out today with information about interviews.
Battle of the Bands!
The AHSBB are hosting the AHS Battle of the Bands for 2016 on Friday, May 13. We have 7 groups signed up, and this event should be a lot of fun. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
Official limited edition AHS 2016 Battle of the Bands t-shirts are now available for order! Please complete the order form and return it to the RED box outside of Mr. Witkowski's office with payment. You may also email AHSbattleofthebands@Outlook.com with credit card orders or any questions. Orders received by the end of school on Wednesday, April 27th will be entered into a raffle for a $10 Starbucks gift card! The final deadline to guarantee your shirt with pre-order is Friday, April 29th. Ordered t-shirts will be available for pick-up at the event. Available stock and sizes without pre-order will be very limited the night of. Order now to guarantee yours
We have urgent need for students and adults to work in the concession stand for upcoming games. Please help out with this vital fund raiser. Review the openings and sign up.
Annandale High School Symphony Orchestra
The Annandale High School Symphony Orchestra, a collaborative effort between the AHS Bands and Orchestras, will begin rehearsals next week. Rehearsals will be most Mondays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Band students who expressed interest via the google doc have been accepted. Some additional students will be needed to fill out the roster. Auditions will be held for positions where there is more interest than need.
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!