Scheduling for Next Year
Students should have their schedules completed by now and should have requested the band in which they hope to be placed. Those who even think they might want to be in jazz ensemble should register for that as well at this time. Requesting band at this time is very important because it affects staffing numbers and the number of bands we can offer. Please take care of this if you have not already. (Auditions will be held in April and will determine official placement in the ensembles for next year. )
Time to get ready for auditions for the 2015-16 school year. Get your music at DropBox
Assignments were distributed in class as well as via email. Please check your assignments carefully and make sure to be at your shift on time. If you cannot make it, it is your responsibility to find a replacement ASAP. Thank you for volunteering your time to this important AHSBB fundraiser.
Solo and Ensemble Festival
Solo and Ensemble Festival will be held Saturday, April 25th, at Key Middle School. Students interested in participating should visit http://solofestival.com/ or see me to fill out an entry form. Those forms and payment (checks payable to AHS) are due to me no later than THIS Friday, March 13th. Make sure you have secured a piano accompanist if you require one — Evan Salters is willing to accompany students playing a solo, see me for details.
Spring Trip: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Get a copy of the Spring Trip Permission Slip.
A meeting for parents will be held in the AHS band room on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. to provide details of the AHS Band Spring trip. The trip will be to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the Fiesta-val band festival and will take place on April 16-18, 2015. It is a concert band adjudicated performance. All band students are invited to participate.
Participation in the trip will be limited by instrumentation balance and bus seats, so early sign up is encouraged! If your child is interested please follow the link below to the Google form and submit it no later than Monday, January 12, 2015. Students, do not fill out the form without talking to your parents!
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.