The Marching Band trip to Hollywood is just around the corner. Download the presentation from the information meeting below for all the details.

Congratulations Marching Band

Grand Champions at SSI

Congratulations to the Marching Band for an outstanding performance at this year's Sprayberry Southern Invitational (SSI). The band brought home honors for best in class and division overall band, colorguard, and percussion, received the Dan Martin award for overall music performance, the Freddy Martin award for overall general effect, and the Barry Morgan award for overall visual performance and was named gold division Grand Champions! As always, thanks to everyone involved with our parent chaperones, uniform committee and equipment "crüe" for working so hard to make these performances possible!

The holidays are fast approaching (though you can't tell by the weather!) The Milton Band Poinsettia Fundraiser has officially been kicked-off. These beautiful plants come in three different sizes (medium, large and extra large ) and in four colors (red, white, pink or Jingle Bells). (See picture above) Additional details below:

Medium - 6 ½” pot, 16 inches tall for $13
Large – 8” pot, 20 inches tall for $23
X-Large – 10” pot, 24 inches tall for $31
All poinsettias include a green or gold pot cover

For questions or to place an order (by November 4th), contact Heather Bartenfeld, 678.525.5059 or hbartenfeld@gmail.com

Delivered in early December. Make checks to Milton High School Band.

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for flyer with the details. Please share with family and friends via Facebook and online neighborhood posts (e.g., Next Door Neighbor).

Congratulations Marching Band

Grand Champions at W. Forsyth High School Competition

Congratulations to the Marching Band for another great competitive performance yesterday at West Forsyth High School. The Band was named first in class band and Grand Champions of the entire event. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the members of the Marching Band for a great showing at their first competitive performance of the year. The group was once again named a Finalist at the Bands of America Powder Springs Regional Championship. Placing 9th in prelims and then 7th in finals performance, the band also was given the trophy for outstanding musical performance for class 4a! Thank so much for our tireless army of parent supporters working as chaperones, equipment crew, uniforms, and with meals behind the scenes to make this all possible for the students!

Did you know that you can put a graphically designed ad with a personal message in the 2016 Milton Football Program for your graduating student? This is a great keepsake for your Senior to remember their time in the Milton High School Band! The July 15 deadline is around the corner. Please use the form

to submit your orders today. If you have trouble accessing the link, please contact communications@miltonband.org.

Need pictures for your ad? Don't forget that the Milton Band website has some truly amazing pictures that you can purchase for use in your senior ads. Click here to view.

Armstrong, C.J.

Banich, Isabella

Burton, Sydney

Corbin, Danielle

Courtemanche, Kaitlyn

Davis, Kimberly

Fox, Leslie

Gooden, Yasmen

Horn, Brooke

Horn, Olivia

Johnson, Erin

Menhart, Hannah

Pickett, Morgan

Rangel, Ivon

Smith, Laurel

Snell, Gwen

Wilcher, Stephanie

Young, Jalanei

Thank you to everyone who tried out. All students accepting their spot in the group must be registered by a parent on Monday between 4:00 and 8:00pm in the band room.

Come join us on Friday, May 13 at the Milton Band Banquet at the Alpharetta Marriott in Alpharetta, GA. We will celebrate all of the Milton Band's great accomplishments this past year! The cost to participate is $40/person if paying by check or cash and $41 if paying online via PayPal. (PayPal charges the band a fee for such transactions). Our senior students will be complimentary. Please sign up by Friday, May 6 to reserve your spot!

How? There are three easy ways:
• Complete the easy online process using this LINK.

• Complete a paper from which can be found

and mail your check to the contact noted on the form.

• There will also be a table set-up at the May 2nd band registration if you want sign up there.

Questions? Contact Band Banquet Co-Chairs: Jackie Carrico and Catherine Johnston

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for Outstanding Performance at this year's Music For All Southeastern Concert Band Regional at Georgia State University!

Congratulations to the Indoor Drumline

The Milton Indoor Drumline placed 1st in the Scholastic World Class of this year's WGI Atlanta Regional held at Woodland High School. Congratulations!

The 2016 MHS Spring Musical: "Young Frankenstein"

Congratulations to the members of the MHS Band involved in this year's Spring Musical Pit Orchestra on a great opening weekend of shows! The students are performing the entire 2.5 hour musical score written for professionals, and are doing a fantastic job. Be sure to check out the final shows this coming Friday and Saturday at 7pm in the Milton Auditorium.

ALL STATE STUDENTS

Congratulations to the thirteen band students who participated in this year's all-state band and orchestra concerts in Athens this past weekend. The performances were outstanding, and you represented Milton fantastically. Awesome job to everyone involved!


WINTERGUARD

Congratulations to the winterguard who were selected as Finalists at this year's WGI Atlanta Color Guard Regional at Kell High School this past weekend! This is the a tremendous accomplishment, and the first time in many years that the guard has advanced to finals at this very competitive event. Way to Go!


WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND

Congratulations to both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for receiving straight Superior Ratings in performance and in sightreading at this year's Large Group Performance Evaluations at Northview High School this past week!


Congratulations to the Milton Winterguard who competed in their first Winterguard International Regional competition in Tampa, Florida representing MHS and the SAPA circuit. Also, congratulations to the Indoor Drumline who competed at the Georgia Indoor Percussion Association competition at River Ridge this past weekend. The group placed first in the world class in prelims and in finals!

A special word of thanks for all the parents involved in making these performances possible as chaperones and with transporting all the equipment. You are very appreciated!

“Attention current 8th-11th grade band students,

Thank you to all who attended our interest meeting for the upcoming marching band season. To register for the optional Milton High School Marching Band trip to Southern California in November, you must must enroll for the trip by January 20 via the link at the end of this message. No invoices for the deposit amount will be sent out from Super Holiday Tours (SHT) until after all registrations are submitted to determine the total cost as the final amount is based on the total number of travelers. All payments for the trip will be made to Super Holiday Tours via their website. The initial deposit of $250 is due to SHT no later than January 29. Please make sure you are aware of the refund policies, pricing structure, and other information in the attached "Pricing and inclusions for students." Please contact Mark Drury of Super Holiday Tours at mdrury@superholiday.com if you have specific questions about the policies of SHT.

“Airfare and Transportation Information:“ After an extensive comparison of many options, airlines and fare quotes (and even charters), we now know that the cost of airfare will be $596.00 per traveler on United Airlines.* We have adjusted the projected amount to reflect this $146 increase from the original trip estimate. We will travel in two groups (one group connecting in Houston, the other in San Francisco) with both flights then arriving around the same time (slightly before noon) into LAX on Friday, November 25. We will depart LAX on the following Tuesday, November 29, with one flight connecting in Denver, and one flight connecting in Houston en route to ATL. Both flights get in around 9:30pm, and we will then take chartered busses back to Milton.


*This flight price should be considered a “worst case scenario.” It is very possible that once Southwest Airlines releases group reservations in April, we will be able to acquire a less expensive flight option at that time, nearer to our expected amount in the initial trip quotes, and then cancel our reservation with United Airlines. However, we had to secure the best current option (United Airlines) to ensure that we had space on these flights in case Southwest isn’t the best choice once Southwest’s fares and schedules become available to us in April. If we fly United, students will also be responsible for paying the $25.00 baggage fee at the time we check into our flights. Students will not be responsible for paying for the transportation of their instrument. In the event that there is a dramatic increase in fuel costs, we could also incur a $42.00 fuel surcharge from the airlines that would be due at the same time as the final payment. We will provide updates on airfare costs, as needed.

“Friends and Family” Traveler Package: Adults and family members* wishing to travel with the band on the trip over the holiday may do so under our “Friends and Family” package and must also sign up by the January 20th deadline via the link below. This package includes accommodations at the same hotel as the students, all meals, a ticket to reserved seating in the parade grandstands, and transportation to the various destinations on the trip on one of our local charter busses. See attached "Friends and Family Package" for additional details. The only thing this does not include is airfare, which must be arranged and secured separately. Travelers on this package are free to make alternate plans during the trip and are also free to participate in the activities as they wish. Friends and Family travelers are not the responsibility of the band or band directors while the trip is taking place.

*Any siblings wishing to go must be accompanied by a parent traveler as well.


“Chaperone Information:“ Official chaperones for the trip will be selected from the list of adults who register to go on the trip under the “Friends and Family” package, based on prior chaperone experience, familiarity with band policies and practices, and other factors. The adults agreeing to serve as official chaperones will have to fly on the same flights as the students, and will not be able to arrange their own airfare like the other adults traveling on the “Friends and Family” package. If you would like to be a chaperone, please wait to secure airfare until you are notified of your status in February and also let Mr. Shumick know of your interest via email (director@miltonband.org). All chaperones will be required to meet Fulton County Schools’ (FCS) background check requirements and abide by the FCS code of conduct for official chaperones while the trip takes place.

Trip registration link HERE: