CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE 2015 WINTER GUARD
|CJ Armstrong||Vivian Anker|
|Christian Avila||Danielle Corbin|
|Isabella Banich||Kim Davis|
|Aria Barnett||Alyssa Dicaprio|
|Jazmine Barnett||Jennifer Garcia Trujillo|
|Sydney Burton||Lydia Hanna|
|Leslie Fox||Ashley Johnson|
|Yasmine Goodine||Vlada Kalyuzhnaya|
|Brooke Horn||Alika Noskova|
|Olivia Horn||Jennah Obeid|
|Sarah Lucas||Katie Phelan|
|Hannah Menhart||Brenda Perez|
|Ava Podrazhansky||Jordan Robinson|
|Ivon Rangel||Laurel Smith|
"Sweets and Treats" for November 10 Band Concert
Have any extra Halloween candy you're not sure what to do with?? The band could use it for the reception after the Nov 10th Band concert!
If you are able to donate either Halloween candy or baked goods for the reception please email Becky Collins (Hospitality Chair) at email@example.com.
You will receive 1 volunteer credit for donating candy and for every dozen baked goods donated.
The concert will feature the Marching Band, EPMS and NWMS bands so let's show our middle school students how awesome the Milton Band program is!!
Percussion Concert November 22nd
The Cambridge, Milton, and Roswell percussion programs have the very exciting opportunity to host Jim Casella as a composer in residence.
Jim Casella is internationally recognized as one of today's most prolific arrangers for marching percussion. Casella has served as a composer/arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Cavaliers, 7-time world champion drum and bugle corps from Rosemont, Illinois.
We hope you'll join us for a concert of his music on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm in the Cambridge High School Auditorium!
Senior Night Schedule for Parents
6:30pm--Parents of seniors assemble on the track in front of where the band sits in the stadium. (You will still need to pay to enter the stadium.) After the band marches in, parents and seniors will line up in alphabetical order by last name for the introductions and announcements.
6:40pm--When your child’s name is called, proceed under the arch, pause for the photographer (Adriana Marchese) to take a picture. There will also be an opportunity to take pictures with additional family members, if desired, immediately following the picture under the arch with a different photographer so please be sure these family members are on the track as well. Once the pictures are taken, you may go sit in the stands.
2015 Poinsettia Fundraiser
Medium - 6 1/2” Pot, 16 inches tall for $12
Large - 8” pot, 20 inches tall for $22
X Large - 10” pot, 24 inches tall for $30
Colors: Red, Pink, White, and Jingle Bells
(Red blooms with cream speckles)
All poinsettias include a green or gold pot cover.
Additionally, if your neighborhood has a newsletter or other form of community communication, and you would be willing to share this offer with your neighbors, please contact Heather for further details.
Milton Band Concert Reception: Bake Items Needed
Calling all bakers! And those that know where to buy good desserts!
Our first Band concert of the year is Thursday, October 8th at 7pm in the Milton High School auditorium.
Parents new to Milton Band: We host a FREE receptions at the conclusion of our concerts to allow the kids to socialize and have refreshments after their performance. They really look forward to this, and it has become a tradition at Milton.
The Hospitality Team is awarding volunteer hours for band parents who contribute baked goods to be shared at the reception. You will earn one volunteer hour for every dozen dessert items you bring. Please remember – we need FINGER desserts – nothing that requires a fork or spoon. If you want/need your serving platter returned, please ensure your name is clearly marked on the bottom of the dish and remember to claim it before leaving after the concert.
We will have a table and sign-in sheet set up in the hallway between the library and auditorium, starting around 6:30PM where you can drop off your baked goods.
If you are able to donate baked goods for the concert Thursday Oct 8th, please send an email to Becky Collins to confirm you are bringing a dessert or TWO! We like to have an idea of how much is coming so we set up enough tables.
Thanks, Becky Collins
Band Picture Re-takes
All students who will be photographed should report at 3:30 to get into uniform for the photo session with Cady Studios. If you haven't contacted Adriana Marchese about re-takes for your marching band student, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual marching band picture retakes: 4:00pm
Battery/leadership photo shoot (required): 4:30pm
All-State Jazz Band Auditions
The Northview band building is actually on the SR 120/Abbotts Bridge Rd entrance to the school.(Mailing address is 10625 Parsons Rd.) If you or your students enter the campus on Parsons Rd., just drive around to the other side of the school (follow signs to the bus canopy).
Registration is in the band lobby, starting at 4:00pm and will close at 5:30pm. Auditions are first come, first served, running from 4:30p - 6:30p. Please encourage students to get their audition done as soon as they get warmed up!
Winds, piano, bass, guitar & vibes will play the 6 scales (from memory) and perform two sight readings. There are no etudes on this audition.
Drumset will have 16 measures of the time-keeping exercises (there are 8 different styles) and two sight readings.
Upcoming Performances by Milton Band
Saturday, September 19th, Fulton County Exhibition at Cambridge HS.
Saturday, September 26th, White Columns Invitational at Milton HS.
Saturday, October 3rd, Bands of America at McEachern HS.
Announcing our 2015 Football Program
This year’s program includes over 104 pages of individual, group and action photos from all those involved in the Friday Night Football experience here at Milton. Inside you will find many pictures of the Milton High School Marching Band, the Football and Cheerleading Teams - all with a special emphasis on this year’s seniors.
The Football Program is the perfect way to commemorate the 2015 Season and a great keepsake to be shared with family and friends.
Pre-Order your Copy TODAY at email@example.com
Booster Organizations – Please provide the total amount of 2015 Football Programs you would like to order to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/17/15. You will be invoiced for the total amount of books that were ordered.
Tailgate Party at MHS: Milton vs Wheeler
Hi Band Families! It's time for a pre-game Tailgate Party! Please join up with other band families for a very casual Tailgate Gathering before the big game on Friday:
When: Friday Sept. 11th - 5:00pm
Where: Milton HS Parking Lot-Close to Band Hall Entrance (look for the tent)
What: Bring a chair, some snacks to share, whatever you'd like (no alcohol...still on school property!)
Who: Band families and 8th grade band families invited also!
Then, we are right there to enjoy our fantastic band as they perform the Front Lawn Concert at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!
Uniform Fittings - Ready for the BIG REVEAL
The new uniform pants and shakos have arrived, and the jackets and gauntlets are due on Wednesday! FRIDAY IS THE BIG REVEAL!
The uniform fitting schedule will be:
Wind Ensemble students - Tuesday during band class
OR during 5th period lunch
OR Thursday during lunch period
Concert Band students - Tuesday between end of school and beginning of practice
OR Wednesday (early dismissal day) between 2:30 and 4:00pm
OR Thursday during lunch period.
Symphonic Band Students - Tuesday between end of school and beginning of practice
OR Wednesday (early dismissal day) between 2:30 and 4:00pm
OR Thursday during band class.
In addition, I need some additional help from parents to help complete the fittings. If you're available for any of the following time slots, please let me know!
Tues - 11-1:30
Tues - 3:30-5:45
Weds - 2:30-4:00
Thurs - 10:30-1:30
Friday - 3:00-6:00 (to take care of last minute changes, hem adjustments, and making sure everyone has all the pieces they're supposed to have!)
Please let me know when you are available to help. If you can only come for part of a session, PLEASE DO SO! This is going to be controlled chaos, but I'm sure we can get the job done!
I am so excited to see the kids in the new uniforms! Thanks in advance for your help!
Mary Nickerson Uniformland email@example.com
Kroger Gift Card Raffle-Final Week!
KROGER Community Rewards Program wants to give Milton Band some money!! Simply register your Kroger Plus card at : KrogerCoummunityRewards.comand designate Milton High School Band Boosters as your organization. If you registered before August 1st, we ask you to please re-enroll. Once registered, it's very easy...just shop as you normally do, and each time you use your Kroger Plus Card, those purchases will count toward Milton Band and you keep your Kroger points. Win/win!
Register your Kroger Plus Card, bring a Kroger Receipt, write your name/email on it, for a chance to win a Kroger Gift Card, must submit receipt to the band box by 8/31/15! (Your receipt will show your support for "Milton Band Boosters" at the bottom.)
Please ask friends & family members to sign-up today at:
Band Individual Pictures: Re-take Option
Cady Studios was the photographer used on July 17th for all band photos. They have offered to retake individual photos of our band students if you are not happy with the results. The date is TBD, and will likely be before a Milton Football Game, when the students are already in uniform for the game.
There is nothing you need to do now if you want to have pictures retaken. However, by now, you should have received an email from "Cady Studios Athletics" which will show you a preview of your student's individual pictures from that day. If you have NOT received this yet, or if you have any questions for Cady Studios, please contact:
Old Soldiers Day Parade
New drop-off location
Get Dropped off at First Baptist of Alpharetta (44 Academy Street) by 8:30am, and then walk a few blocks to the Old Milton High School (86 School Drive, Alpharetta). This is a different drop off location than last year. Flutes, Clarinets, Alto Saxes, Trumpets will transport their own equipment, low brass, low saxes, flags and drums and the parade banner (carried by the pit) will be transported via the band trailer that will be loaded after Thursday’s practice. Dress for the parade will be khaki shorts, show shirts, and tennis shoes (same as band camp performance).
*because of the reflective material on this year's show shirts, they will last longer if washed inside-out.
2015 Band Camp
The files below contain the information presented at the July 12 band camp meeting. If you need any additional information, please contact the band camp coordinator, Diana Wilcher, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (678) 521-8794.
Milton High School 2015 Football Program Ads
Orders are being taken for Ads to appear in the 2015 Football programs.
Seniors and Senior Parents who would like to place an ad in the 2015 football programs should use the form here:
Businesses who would like to place advertising in the 2015 football program should use the form here:
Deadline for orders is July 15, 2015.
Band Banquet May 2015
As a standing tradition, every year we close another musical cycle by recognizing all of our students as individuals as well as their participation as a group. Come join us on May 1, 2015 at our Band Banquet, at the Alpharetta Marriott Hotel on Windward Parkway.
Special recognition and a very heartfelt THANK YOU to our co-chairs for this year: Catherine Johnston and Jackie Carrico who are already doing an awesome job planning a very special evening for our Band Family.
Please print the RSVP form, which you can find here, and send the bottom half with your payment to Trina Grogan (see invitation for further details) – deadline to receive payment is April 23, 2015.
ALSO NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU - SEND YOUR RSVP ONLINE VIA PAYPAL - LAST DEADLINE: Apr 27th
This is a two step and very quick process - an RSVP form and a separate PayPal form for payment.
1. RSVP PayPal Only Form is available here
2.Once you have completed your RSVP form, please go ahead and pay via PayPal by going here
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Catherine Johnston : email@example.com at 770-343-8592 or Jackie Carrico: firstname.lastname@example.org at 678-209-9588 or you can always reply to this email.
Looking forward to seeing you all for a night of FUN!
Sandra Ortega VP Parent Activities
Class Placement Auditions 2015-2016
Class placement auditions will be held this Thursday from 4 to 8pm. Attached to this email is the schedule, with each student audition time detailed. The audition will consist of as many major scales as can be played in 3 minutes, the middle school all state audition lyrical and technical etude, and a brief sight-reading example. Results will be shared on the band website when they are available.
Marching Band Informational Meeting
Don't forget: this year's marching band informational meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday in the band room and will last one hour. At the meeting, registration information will be discussed, and the group's future travel plans will be revealed. Don't miss it! The meeting is essential for at least on parent of each member, and students are welcome to attend as well.