Tuesday, December 1st is "GivingTuesday", a daylong celebration that embraces the spirit of the season as families give back to organizations working to make a difference.
"We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back." -GivingTuesday.org
The AHS Band Boosters is asking for your support. You can help make every band student's potential a reality when you donate your tax-deductible gift to the Annandale High School Band Boosters (AHSBB). Please support the AHS Bands with your own contribution to the music education of our Annandale High School students. You may donate two ways:
We ask that you forward this email to any band alumni you know, your neighbors, friends and family. And if you don't get to this email until after December 1st, it's okay -- please support with any donation whenever you can by 12/31/15. Please contact Kathy Ryan with any questions.
Let's finish 2015 with strong support for the best band program in town.
Our Winter Concert is Thursday, the 10th. Please make sure you have your dress or tuxedo pants hemmed. Also, be sure you have the proper shoes, shirt, bow tie, etc.
Pyramid Band Concerts
The Poe Middle School Band Winter Holiday Concert of Remembrance is Monday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Holmes Middle School Winter Band Concert is Tuesday, December 8th at 7p.m.
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!