Important Dates: May 2019

May 9: Middle School Jazz Concert at AMS. Please support our middle schoolers! 

May 15: Leadership and Drum Major auditions. Please turn in all forms by May 10. 

May 16: Drumline Rehearsal with Jessica Zander at 4pm. These dates have been sent to the middle schools, but it never hurts to remind your middle school friends and parents! 

May 23: AHS Spring Concert, 7pm. Call time TBA. Concert Black attire, we have pink cords for our seniors! 

May 24: Drumline placements with Jessica Zander at 4pm. 

May 30: Band Banquet in the cafeteria, 5:30pm. Dinner is potluck style, sections will be assigned. Please send senior baby photos and senior photo and all other photos/videos from the year to 

May 31: Pit rehearsal and placements with Jessica Zander 

June 8th: Graduation at UNCA Arena. Wind Symphony will be performing Ode to Joy and Pomp and Circumstance as they have in past years. Here are instructions that have been given to us by the school:

— All band members will enter through the loading dock on the back side of Kimmel Arena. Parents should be directed to drop off there, but they will not be able to park there. Students should be expected to be searched when they arrive for security purposes (this includes instrument cases). We will need a list of all Band students who will be entering through this door by June 1st.

Questions? Contact Ms. Marsh!

News & Events: Week of August 31

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Congrats to the Cougar football team for their great win on Friday! The band students did a great job supporting the team and we had a blast. 🙂
A HUGE THANKS to all the parents (and students) who came out today to help with building props!  We got a lot done and are hoping to give everyone a preview this Friday night!

This Friday (Sept. 4) we will need A LOT of volunteers.  The Athletic Department is allowing us to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, but we must provide concession volunteers in order to do so.  We are also planning on using the props so we will need some extra parental hands for that as well. Please go into Charms and sign up where you can help.

Here are our volunteer needs for this Friday:

Friday Night Dinner: FULL
Third Quarter Concessions: Need 1 more
50/50 Raffle: Need 2
Home Side Concessions: Need 15
Props: TBA
This week we will have sectionals like last week.
Monday, August 31-Bass Clarinet Sectional, 3:45pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, September 1-Weapon Sectional, (including Hannah, Myrakle and Janay) 4:30pm-7:00pm
     Snare Drum Sectionals, 7:30am-8:30am
Wednesday, September 2-Colorguard Practice, 4:30pm-7:00pm
     Tuba Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am
     Tenor Drum Sectionals, 7:30am-8:30am
Thursday, September 3-Mellophone Sectional, 7:45am-8:30am
     Flute Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am OR 3:45pm-4:30pm
     Trumpet Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am
     Clarinet Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am OR 3:45pm-4:30pm
     Trombone Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am OR 3:45pm-4:30pm
     Saxophone Sectionals, 7:45am-8:30am
     Bass Drum Sectionals, 7:30am-8:30am
     PIT and Drumline Rehearsal, 3:45pm-5:30pm
Friday, September 4-After School Practice, 3:30pm-5:00pm
     Dinner (No one should leave the school during this time) Provided by Zaxby’s, 5:00pm
     Home Game Call Time, 6:00pm (Hopefully in uniforms!)

We will begin our first fundraiser tomorrow, August 31st.  Please look for information to come home in back packs.  It is imperative that EVERY child participate so that we can make our Hawaii trip happen!
I will also be sending home information on how to register for the Hawaii trip.  Please note, I CANNOT REGISTER YOU, YOU MUST REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE HAWAII TRIP.   See handout for information.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Emily Talley