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New Band Camp 2015 Info!

July 27th: 9am-4pm    CREW Training
*Required for all CREW members (these are students in leadership positions)
*Pack a bag lunch
July 27-31: 9am-5pm    Colorguard and Percussion Camp
*Required for all Colorguard, Drumline, and Front Ensemble members
*Pack a bag lunch


July 29-31: 9am-3:30pm    Rookie Camp
*Required for all first year marchers
*Pack a bag lunch
*Wear tennis shoes.

July 29-31: 12:30pm-3:30pm    Full Band Rehearsal
*Required for EVERYONE

Aug 3-7: 8:30am-8:30pm  FULL BAND CAMP
*Required for EVERYONE
*Pack a bag lunch
*Dinner will be provided each night (there will be vegetarian options available each night)
*Everyone needs to bring their own LARGE water bottle.  We are trying to cut back on the use of cups so I am asking every student to bring a large jug (such as this one with their name on it
*Bring Sunscreen (even if you don’t think you need it)

*On Wednesday of Full Band Camp, August 5th, we will release students at 6pm.  Students will then have the option of going home, or going to a pool party.  The pool party will be at Malvern Hills pool and will be $2 per student.  We will transport students to the pool via activity bus, and then they can be picked up there at 8:30pm.  Dinner will be provided at the pool and students should be pick up there.
*On Friday, Aug 7th, we will have a parent meeting at 5pm, followed by a performance by the band at 6pm.  After the bands performance we will have a pot luck dinner (you will receive information about this at a later time). We will not go until 8:30pm Friday night.
*Every student needs to wear tennis shoes.  Chacos will not be allowed as you need a shoe that provides ankle support as well.  Please wear tennis shoes everyday.

We have changed the marching band show theme! 😮  The show will be entitled Rhap-City and will include Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Scootin on Hardrock by Holsinger, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff, Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt and Push It by Salt-N-Pepa. We will give all of these rhapsodies an urban twist. The opener is almost finished and I will email it and post it on Charms as soon as it is complete.

Please let me know if you have any trouble and I am looking forward to seeing everyone in just a couple of weeks!!! 🙂

Emily Talley, M.M.
Band Director

AHSBA Board accepting Nominations

A big thank you to everyone who has served this past year.  We are sad to have Barbara Wiggins, Linda Burke and Lori Valentine leaving the board.  They have been wonderful and integral to the success of the AHSBA and the Asheville High Bands.

The AHSBA is accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 Board for the positions of Treasurer and Ways and Means (Fundraising) Committee Chair.  Please email Dave Schmidt at if you are interested is serving.

BandCamp schedule

July 27th-31st:    Guard & Percussion           9am-5pm               

* Required for ALL guard and percussion members*

July 29th-31st:      Rookie Camp                   9am-3:30pm

*Required for ALL FIRST YEAR Marchers*

July 29th-31st:    Full Music Rehearsals         12:30pm-3:30pm   *Required for EVERYONE*

August 3rd-7th:   FULL BAND CAMP             8:30am-8:30pm     *Required for EVERYONE* 

Anyone who cannot attend band camp will be an alternate.

AVL Outlets Charity Shopping Night to benefit AVL HS Band

Tickets are on sale  for the Open Doors. Open Hearts. Charity Preview Night at Asheville Outlets on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm.    To buy tickets go to, scroll to the bottom and click on the BlackTie link.  Then select Asheville HS Band when you buy your ticket.  !00% of the purchase price will go to the band!

Four different bands from Asheville High will be performing!

The public is invited to open their hearts as Asheville Outlets opens its doors with an exclusive charity night. Guests will enjoy a special preview of Asheville Outlets and an evening of shopping, exclusive savings, prize giveaways, entertainment and more. Tickets are limited.

“Open Doors Open Hearts Charity Preview Night will be packed full of shopping, entertainment, food and fun! Guests will get a sneak peak at the new stores and exclusive special discounts that they can use Grand Opening Weekend. Plus, it is a great way to give back to the community and support your favorite charity” says Sharon Morgan, General Manager of Asheville Outlets.


Band Aid Race 2015 was a great time!

Saturday February 28th, 2015 10:00am

The 3rd Annual Band Aid Race, benefiting the Asheville High School Band, was a great success. Proceeds from the 2015 race will be used to help replace old, damaged and worn out instruments, as well as support two scholarship funds for graduating band members.

Go here for the 5K winners and go here for the 8K winners!

Also, it’s time to hand out some huge “THANK YOUS!” to all the awesome volunteers, vendors and sponsors we had come out . We appreciate your love and support for the Asheville community! Asheville Running Company, 98.1 The River, GQC Lebanese Street Food (food truck), Right On Time Productions, Firewalker Hot Sauce, The Dr. Van, Asheville Music School. We also want to recognize those who weren’t able to be on-site, but donated in some way: Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, City Mac Apple Specialist, H2PRO Probiotics, CAKE Websites & More, Essential Systems Engineering PA, Asheville Pediatric Associates, P.A., Guitar Center Asheville, Biscuit head, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, BluBus Clothing Company, Publix, Asheville Eye Associates, Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, and Sugar & Snow Gelato! The Asheville Band Aid 5K/8K wouldn’t have marched on without you! Thanks a milllion!

Visit the FaceBook page for more info!