This week in band!

For those of you that attended the band banquet on Friday night, THANK YOU SO MUCH!  What an awesome event organized by our students to celebrate the end of an outstanding year.  We very much appreciate you supporting our students and their program.

Here's what's happening this week in band:

Monday:  Wind Ensemble performance at the JFK Spring Concert.  The concert is at 6:30pm (You are more than welcome to attend!!).  Students need to arrive AT JFK AT 6:00pm.

Tuesday:  REGISTRATION NIGHT!!!  REQUIRED FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS FOR NEXT YEAR!  You've seen my MANY e-mails.  Tuesday is the big night!!

Thursday:  6-8pm - Mellophone clinic for those students planning to march mellophone in the marching band next year.

Saturday:  Graduation - The band does NOT perform at graduation.  Hopefully in the future!

SENIOR BAND STUDENTS AND PARENTS - This is the last week that you will have an opportunity pay off any remaining balance on your "fair share" account.  While administration has allowed it in the past, they WILL NOT LET YOU GRADUATE until you have paid off your fees.  Please take care of that!

As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

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What an awesome week we had last week!  Thank you all so much for attending our Spring Concert on Tuesday of last week!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the work that has gone into these last few months.  Both high school bands gave AWESOME performances.  If you weren't there, you truly missed out!

In addition, our students represented Antioch and the City of Nashville very well at the Mayor's State of Metro Address.

Though our Spring Concert is over, we are still quite busy from now until the end of the year!  Here's what's happening this week.

We have an AWESOME opportunity for our students to earn money to put towards their "fair share" payments! THAT'S RIGHT! Money that can be applied DIRECTLY INTO YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT! 

Monday - 5:30 - 9:30
NOT TUESDAY
Wednesday - 5:30 - 9:30pm 

The address is: 
DNI Corp
711 Spence Lane 

Please contact Amy Baker to sign up!   momma_bear0001@yahoo.com

Tuesday:  Auditions for next year's concert bands begin during class.

Thursday:  Drum Major Auditions - 2:30-4:30

Friday:  Band Banquet - 5pm - Antioch Alumni Hall (behind Antioch Middle School)

Saturday:  Solo and Ensemble for those students that signed up.

Here are some upcoming future dates that you should have on your calendars! 

Tuesday, May 10 - Registration - REQUIRED FOR ALL 2016-2017 BAND MEMBERS - 7pm 

Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 - Marching Band rehearsal - 5:30-9pm 

Summer Rehearsals
Tuesday, June 14th 5:30-9pm
Tuesday, June 21st 5:30-9pm
Tuesday, June 28th 5:30-9pm
Tuesday, July 12th 5:30-9pm 

Band Camp
July 18-22 8am-5:30pm
July 25-28 8am-5:30pm 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

EARN $$ FOR YOUR FAIR SHARE PAYMENT!

We have an AWESOME opportunity for our students to earn money to put towards their "fair share" payments!  THAT'S RIGHT!  Money that can be applied DIRECTLY INTO YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT!

Stephanie Lawson, who has been around our band program for years, has a huge office / clerical job that she needs help with!  Her company, DNI Corporation, needs help stuffing envelopes and mailers.  Below are the available times:

Saturday - 8am - 2pm (must be willing to work 3-4 hours)
Sunday - Noon-4:30pm (she understands folks will be late from church)
Monday - 5:30 - 9:30
NOT TUESDAY
Wednesday - 5:30 - 9:30pm

The address is:
DNI Corp
711 Spence Lane

You do NOT need to work those entire shifts!  You can drop in for as long as you have availability and make some quick money!  If you'd like to sign up for one of those times, simply e-mail Amy Baker to let her know what day and time you will be there.  
Her e-mail address is - momma_bear0001@yahoo.com

SENIORS!  Use this opportunity to pay off any remaining fair share payments you still owe!  You will NOT BE ALLOWED TO GRADUATE until your balance is paid off.

ALL RETURNING MEMBERS will be required to pay a $100 deposit at registration night, so get a head start now!  Earn that money in the next week to pay that deposit!

This is an OUTSTANDING opportunity!  Take advantage of it!

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The year is flying by and we are approaching the end of the year!

The color guard completed successful auditions last week and will have 27 members this fall!  That is the largest color guard Antioch has ever had and Jeremy and Whitney are excited about growing and developing that program.

We have another busy week ahead!  Here's what's happening this week!

Monday - Wind Ensemble Rehearsal - 2:30-4:30pm

Tuesday - SPRING CONCERT - Concert starts at 7, band members need to report at 6:15pm.  This concert will feature both the AHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, along with the John F. Kennedy Middle School beginning and advanced bands.

Thursday - Percussion Auditions - 6-8pm
                 AHS Choir Concert - 7pm

Friday - Marching Band Performance at the Mayor's State of the City Address - 9am-2pm

Here are some upcoming future dates that you should have on your calendars!

Tuesday, May 10 - Registration - REQUIRED FOR ALL 2016-2017 BAND MEMBERS - 7pm
Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 - Marching Band rehearsal - 5:30-9pm

Summer Rehearsals
Tuesday, June 14th      5:30-9pm
Tuesday, June 21st      5:30-9pm
Tuesday, June 28th   5:30-9pm
Tuesday, July 12th       5:30-9pm

Band Camp
July 18-22   8am-5:30pm
July 25-28   8am-5:30pm

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Good Evening, AHS Band Families!

A HUGE thanks goes out to all of the parents, students, and siblings that helped at our duel-location car wash extravaganza! Your efforts are much appreciated and we made a significant dent in the purchase of new uniforms! We still have a looooooong way to go, but this was a great start. Thanks to everyone who participated! If you didn't come, you missed out on a lot of fun...and you won't get to wear a shako this fall ;)

We have another busy week this week!  Here's what's happening this week!  Check out Thursday!! OH BOY, WHAT A BUSY DAY!

Tuesday - Color Guard and Percussion Clinic - 6-8pm
Thursday -  Symphonic Band Rehearsal - 2:30-4pm
                  Drum Major Clinic - 4:30-6pm
                 Color Guard Auditions - 6-8pm
                 Percussion Clinic - 6-8pm
                 Band Booster Meeting - 7pm

A couple of dates in the future that you should have on your calendars NOW!

Monday, April 25 - Wind Ensemble Rehearsal - 2:30-4:30pm
Tuesday, April 26 - AHS BAND SPRING CONCERT
Thursday, April 28 - Percussion Auditions - 6-8pm
Friday, April 29 - Marching Band Performance at the Mayor's State of the City Address (school day)
Monday, May 9 - Wind Ensemble Performance at JFK Middle School Band Concert
May 26 and 27 - Marching Band Rehearsal for ALL 2016 Marching Band Members - 5:30-9pm

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Color Guard and Percussion clinics continue this week on both Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm.  We had a decent turn out at both clinics this past week, but are hoping for better attendance this week.  

In addition, there will be a clinic on Thursday from 2:30-4pm for those students interested in auditioning to be one of the drum majors for next year's marching band.

A couple of future dates to make sure you have on your calendars:
Tuesday, April 26th - AHS Bands Spring Concert
Friday, April 29th - AHS Marching Band performance at the Mayor's State of the City Address
Tuesday, May 10th - MANDATORY registration meeting for all AHS Band members for next year.

As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

 

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Happy Sunday, AHS Band Families!

Color Guard and percussion clinics begin this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm.  These clinics are for students interested in being members of the color guard, drumline, or front ensemble for the 2016 marching band.  These clinics will give students an opportunity to learn and practice skill and techniques that will be expected at the auditions later this month. 

In addition to those clinics, solo ensemble registration (both form and money) is due to me by Wednesday.  Solo and Ensemble is optional for all students, but is highly recommended for those students desiring to better themselves on their instruments; which is hopefully ALL of our students!  The students were given a form, can get extras from me, and that form along with $7 is due to me by Wednesday if they choose to participate.

PLEASE MARK TUESDAY, MAY 10 ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  This is a REQUIRED registration meeting for ALL students that will be in the band at AHS next year.  More information to come, but the meeting will be at 7pm in the AHS Auditorium.

Financial statements were handed out to all students this past week detailing your current balance with regards to fair share payments.  If you have any questions regarding this statement, please e-mail Amber Moseley and Amy Baker, band booster treasurers, at: treasurer@antiochband.net.  These statements are available 24/7 online through Charms.  

SENIOR FAMILIES:  Please note that the school will not allow any senior to participate in ANY senior week activities OR GRADUATION until the balance of your fair share is paid in full.  Please take care of this in a timely fashion as to avoid any headaches later!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

This week in band!

A huge congratulations goes out to both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for their EXCELLENT performances at the CPA Festival at MTSU this past week.  A special shout out to those parents that were able to make it out to MTSU to support our awesome students.

It's another busy week for us!  Check it out!

Monday - 2:30-4pm - Marching Band Percussion Rehearsal in preparation for the MS Tour

Monday - All Day! - Angelo's Pizza Fundraiser!  Eat at Angelo's and a portion of the sales will go to the band!  EASY way for us to make money!

Tuesday - All Day! - Marching Band Tour performances at Margaret Allen, Apollo, and JFK Middle   Schools (Itinerary Attached)

Thursday - 7pm - 2016 Marching Band Show and Uniform Reveal!!!!  Don't miss this!!!!!!

Saturday - Winter Guard SCGC Championships at Belmont University.  Schedule coming soon!

Spring break is right around the corner, but not before yet another busy week for the band!

CPA Festival Performance

Hello, AHS Band Families!

Tomorrow is the big day!  Both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at concert festival tomorrow at MTSU. Symphonic Band performs at 2:40pm and Wind Ensemble performs at 4:30pm.  

Both of these groups have been working EXTREMELY hard both during and after school hours to prepare this music for a panel of judges.  Please make an effort to come support their efforts.  Judges on the panel notice when a school has a great audience and almost always make comments regarding that!  

COME SUPPORT THESE KIDS!!!  THEY ARE OUTSTANDING!  THEY DESERVE YOUR SUPPORT!

An itinerary for the day is available HERE.

See you tomorrow!

This week in band!

This is a HUGE week for the band!  Here's what's coming up this week:

Tuesday:  Symphonic Band Rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
Wednesday:  Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
Thursday:  BOTH bands perform at Concert Festival at MTSU.
                Symphonic Band performs at 2:40pm
                Wind Ensemble performs at 4:30pm
                 Make plans to attend!

Thursday is our biggest performance of the concert band season.  We are rated and judged much like in marching band.  Don't miss out on this FREE performance.

A preview of NEXT week:
Tuesday, March 15th - Marching Band Middle School Tour
Thursday, March 17th - 7pm - Marching Band Show / New Uniform Reveal!!!!!!  BE THERE!!

It's going to be a busy couple of weeks!  Come join us! 

This week in band!

Good Evening, AHS Band Families!

Welcome to our next installment of "This week in band!"

This past week, the Wind Ensemble represented our band program very well at both the Belmont Invitational, and the MNPS Pre-CPA festival at Hillwood.  If I'm being candid, I must say that the audience that was there to support these students was incredibly small.  I'm unbelievably grateful to the few parents and couple of students that showed up to support our students, but 5 supporters in the audience of our band of 55 was a total let down.  These kids are working so unbelievably hard.  Please make every attempt to come and support them.  We can't have a successful band program without parent and community support.

The only after school activity happening this week for band is a Wind Ensemble rehearsal that is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 from 2:30-4:30pm.

Other upcoming dates:
Tuesday, March 8, 2:30-4:30pm - Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-4:30pm - Symphonic Band Rehearsal
Thursday, March 10, Noon-7pm - ALL band students at CPA Festival at MTSU
                                                     Itinerary coming tomorrow!!
Tuesday, March 14, all day - Marching Band Middle School Tour

Coming soon!
Revealing the marching band show!
Revealing the new marching band uniforms!

Boys Concert Attire

For those male band students looking for an AMAZING deal on a concert Tuxedo, one of our awesome families is willing to help us out!

Mr. Ali, father of Fares, is willing to give our students an incredible deal at his shop, "Italian Collection".  He is offering a full tuxedo (jacket, pants, tux shirt, and bow tie) for only $120.  Those of you familiar with formal wear know that you can barely RENT a tuxedo for that price!  Truly a steal!

His shop is called "Italian Collection" and is located at 5314 Mt. View Rd (Across from T-Mobile in the plaza across from Kroger in Antioch).  Simply go in and tell him you're with the Antioch Band.

ALL male Wind Ensemble members are required to have a tuxedo.  It would be wise for all male band members to purchase a tuxedo with the expectation of playing in the Wind Ensemble within the next couple of years.