Solo and Ensemble Festival
The Annandale Bands will participate in the District 10 Solo and Ensemble Festival, April 4th and 5th at Luther Jackson Middle School, to avoid conflicts with the Spring Trip and other band functions. Unfortunately, this will conflict with All-State Band and Orchestra.
Solo and Ensemble Festival is optional for all band students, but it is a great opportunity to improve and/or work with peers. All participating students receive extra credit and a point toward a Varsity Letter or Star. An accompianist is required if you want to prepare a solo. Ensembles do not require an accompanist.
Registration cost depends on the amount of participating students in each group (i.e. solo, duet, trio, etc.). Please make checks out to AHSBB. Download the registration form and turn it and your check or money in no later than Friday, March 7th by 2:00 PM. Please indicate any special time considerations on your form.
Recording Order Form. Purchase a copy of the band's performance.
Congratulations to AHS Indoor Drumline & Diversity Indoor Guard
The Annandale High School Indoor Drumline and the Diversity Indoor Guard took First Place in their respective classes at the Atlantic Indoor Association Winter Showcase! This was the first competition performance of the Indoor Drumline in over a decade. This was the Diversity Indoor Guard's second straight win this season by 20 points over George Mason University's Declaration Indoor Guard. Go Atoms!
Spring Trip Information
The trip is being organized through Music Travel Consultants, an Indianapolis, IN based company that specializes in trips like ours. Registration for the trip and all payments are made directly with MTC. If you are unsure your student will be able to participate on the trip, you should create an account with MTC so that you can get all the latest information and cost information direct.
To get setup with MTC follow these instructions:
At this point you will be on a web page that will allow you to make payments, register additional travelers, see financial information and see the current itineray for the trip. This will be the best place to see updates as they are made for the itinerary and financial information and requirements.
Links to the required forms for the trip will be posted here when they are made available. Your student can also bring home hard copies of the forms as well.
The forms packet will be due to Mr. Hilkert on 21 February 2014. Physician signatures might be required if your student intends to bring some medications so please plan ahead and get the forms completed on time.
This will be a great trip!
Revised Band Booster By-laws Approved
See the newly approved by-law changes.
Marching Atoms Named USBands Mid-Atlantic States Champions
The Marching Atoms received First Place, Best Music, and Best Visual at the USBands Mid-Atlantic States Championships on November 2nd and won 2013 USBands III Open State Champion and III Open National Champion!!! The Marching Atoms competed against bands from all over the Eastern United States at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. This is is the first time in AHS history that the Marching Atoms have performed in an event of this magnitude, and to be ranked so highly is a tremendous honor. The band and color guard were adjudicated at the highest level, open class which is the most advanced, and is a true testament to their dedication and skill. This is a major defining moment for the Marching Atoms!