Band Blast: Lots of information! Please read!

Band Families,

Flower Fundraiser:

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.

Symphonic Band:

Rehearsal on Wednesday, March 7 @ 4:15 - 5:45.

Percussion Ensemble:

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.

Winter Guard:

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

Dec 3 Band Blast

Good Evening Band Families, 

Please read below and update your calendars.

This week (Dec. 4 - 8):

Monday-Percussion Ensemble rehearsal 4:15-6:15

Tuesday-Wind Ensemble rehearsal 8:15am-9:48am (no percussion); Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:15pm-6:00pm (no percussion)

Thursday-Selected Percussion Ensemble to move equipment to Spann Elementary School after school. 

Selected winds and percussion rehearsal with Scott Rush and the DD2 Orchestra at Rollings Middle School 5:00PM.

Poinsettias can be picked up from Lisa Wagner in the Band Room from 5-7 p.m.  Poinsettias may not be taken home after school by students unless Mrs. Wagner is there to give them to student.  

Friday-Percussion Ensemble and selected orchestra winds performance at Spann Elementary School (call time 7:15am at Spann).

Transportation will be provided for students to travel from Spann to ARHS after the performance.   

If you would like to donate Baked Goods for a Velocity Band Event, please send those in Friday and leave them in the band room.  Band Families are invited to the Velocity Event at Velocity Power Sports (151 Gateway Drive in Ladson) on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 - 3. 

Marching Band Parade Rehearsal Friday 4:15pm-5:15pm at ARHS.

Next Week (Dec. 10 - 15):

Sunday-Summerville Christmas Parade call time 12:15 at ARHS (full uniform). Parade begins at 2:00. Students are encouraged to ride the bus back to AR after the parade due to the mass of congestion and traffic.

Monday-Percussion Ensemble rehearsal 4:15pm-6:15pm.

Tuesday-Wind Ensemble rehearsal 8:15am-9:48am; Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:15pm-6:00pm.

Thursday-Wind Ensemble rehearsal 8:15-9:48am; Symphonic Band rehearsal 4:15pm-6:00pm.

Monday, Dec. 18th-  Band Booster Meeting at 6:45 before Concert. Winter Concert 7:30pm at ARHS auditorium. Call time for students will be 6:30pm in all black concert attire.

Thank you!

ARHS Band Boosters

Nov 26 Band Blast

Band Families,

We hope that you all had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving Break!

Poinsettia Fundraiser forms are due back to school this Monday Nov. 27 so use this weekend to sell a few more.  Please have any money placed in an envelope with you child's name on it so we know whose account to credit.  Any checks need to be made payable to ARHS Band.  Also please make sure you child's name is on their order form.

Breakfast with Santa is next Saturday, Dec. 2.  The band kids will be the servers for breakfast that morning as well as playing Christmas music, so plan accordingly.  You can sell tickets up until Friday and return any money collected back to Mr. Pence in an envelope with you child's name on it, again so we know whose account to credit.  Please return unsold tickets as well.

The First Annual Fox Fest in the Swamp is also Dec. 2, so after breakfast hang out visit the vendors for some Christmas gifts and look at all the cool cars that will be at the car show that day.  It will be a great day at ARHS for families, so tell everyone.

I have attached the flyer so you can print it and share at your work or other locations.

As always Thank You for your support of the AR Band.


ARHS Band Boosters