Just a quick reminder that if your student does NOT have a current physical on file and all paperwork turned in they will NOT be able to participate in band camp until we have received this form and all the paperwork.
NO Food will be provided at band camp - band camp is 8-9 pm this year so they will need lunch, snacks, and dinner - parents please make sure that kids come fully stocked with food for the whole day. We will have water for them to refill their water jug so please make sure they have a water jug with them also.
Students planning to join the band for the 2018-2019 marching band season please please remember to submit your paperwork and the first two payments of 125.00 that was due on May 31st and 100.00 that was due on June 30th.
We are excited to be opening up a jazz band class beginning next year for any interested students.
Please use the Dropbox link below to view and download any pictures and/or videos that were taken and/or submitted for the 2017-2018 band year.
Please see the band forms under the parent resources for the 2018-2019 school year. Look through all forms carefully and print the forms that need to be filled out, signed, and returned. Do not fill them out digitally and send them back to me to print.
At our Parent's Meeting on Tuesday, some of you were interested in getting a head start on making payments towards fair share obligations. If you would like to make a payment in the near future, over the summer, or anytime next year, you have 3 options.
This week is going to be a busy one, so mark your calendars, set you alarms, and put reminders on all of your devices! You don't want to miss a single thing!
Please mark your calendars for upcoming events:
Band Booster Meeting: Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. Please attend as we will be voting on the new band board for the 2018-2019 school year.
Flower Fundraiser is going on now! Profits from this fundraiser will go towards your student's band account. Please take advantage of the fundraiser to assist with this year's fair share obligations and get a head start on next year's.
Band Booster Meeting:
If your child is in the marching band, concert band, symphonic band, color guard, or any other aspect of the band, you are a member of the Band Boosters. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 in the Band Room. Please attend. At the March meeting we will be taking nominations for the Band Board. Positions available are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Ways and Means as well as lots of committees that need parent volunteers. This is a necessary group for us to keep the band alive at ARHS! No board=No band. Voting will take place in April.
Rehearsal on Wednesday, March 7 @ 4:15 - 5:45.
Concert on Sunday, March 11 @ 7:30 p.m. Please come and show your support for the percussion group as they will be leaving on Wednesday to head to Indianapolis, Indiana to perform at the National Music Festival! Parents of Percussion Ensemble will meet with Mr. Pence at 6:00 for final details of the trip. If your child needs to take medication with them on the trip, please bring the medication and any other medical information with you to the meeting to give to Mr. Pence.
Both the JV and Varsity Color Guard Teams had great performances Saturday at Clover High School! JV finished 5th in their class which consisted of several really good groups and the Varsity Team finished 1st in their class! Congratulations to both teams for their accomplishments! Both teams will be in competition on Saturday, March 10 at James F. Byrnes High School in the Spartanburg area.
Fair Share Obligations:
All families need to diligently work towards paying off the Fair Share and other Band and Color Guard Obligations.
Seniors and Band Fees:
Senior families need to make every effort to pay fair share obligations and fees before graduation in May. Ms. Radcliffe does not allow students with outstanding fees to participate in the graduation ceremony or walk across the stage.
A survey was sent out last week in reference to a possible trip in December 2018. Please complete the survey (one per family) by Wednesday, March 7.
See you Tuesday at the Band Booster Meeting!
We are AR!
ARHS Band Boosters
We are having a flower fundraiser! Band Booster Meeting: Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room.
Thanks again for everyone pitching in yesterday and donating food, drinks, time, effort, and energy to make our CWEA event a success!
Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with the Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday!
This coming week is a big week for our ARHS Winter Guard Teams. We are hosting the CWEA Competition on Saturday, Feb. 17.
The Butter Braids will be delivered earlier than expected! Band Booster Meeting has been moved to Thursday of this week.
We hope that you were able to sell some Butter Braids and Joe Corbi Pizzas this weekend! Order forms and money are due on Wednesday. Jan. 31.
Individual fundraisers are going on right now, Butter Braids and Joe Corbi. There are still a lot of available volunteer slots for the CWEA event Feb. 17.
Less than 3 weeks! Ashley Ridge Band 2nd Annual Mattress Sale
Saturday, February 10th 10am to 5pm
Saturday, Feb. 17: CWEA Color Guard Competition at ARHS
Lots of upcoming events! Fundraiser Information will be sent home this week. Please consider participating in the upcoming fundraisers to help with your student's band account. Every little bit helps!