Wind Ensemble Info
Congratulations All-State Participants
Congratulations to the members of the Milton Band selected to this year's GMEA All-State Band and Orchestra Program! The $25.00 fee for this event, and also the $25.00 fee for those participating in District Honor Band are due by Friday to the band room lockbox. Mrs. Petros is organizing the all-state carpool (and hotel rooms) and will be in touch with parents of students selected soon with details.
Drew Goldsmith - 6th chair percussion (Ziesler Band)
Andrew Lang - 5th chair trumpet (Boonshaft Band)
Ayden Marshall - 2nd chair percussion (11/12 orchestra)
Aidan McHugh - 13th chair trumpet (Holder Band)
Anna Paulus - 2nd chair trumpet (9/10 Orchestra)
Caitlin Petros - 3rd chair trumpet (11/12 Orchestra)
Jonah Schertz - 2nd chair percussion (Chipman Band)
Marti Wolf - 3rd chair euphonium (Holder Band)
Sebastien Moneyron - 2nd alternate percussion
Patrick Nugent - 2nd alternate baritone sax
Parent's of Wind Ensemble Students
Parents of Wind Ensemble students: please see the letter HERE that was sent home before the holiday break. It details the fees, extra events and details in preparation for our upcoming UGA JanFest performance
District Honor Band Auditions Rescheduled
District Honor Band auditions will be postponed until next Saturday. It will still take place at Alpharetta HS, but an entirely new schedule will be created and released mid-week. If you have any special time requests, it is your responsibility to email Mr. Shumick by the end of the weekend.
Congratulations to students selected to this year's Jazz Band
The 1st rehearsal will be on Monday, November 27th from 3:45-5:15 in band room
St. Pius "Lion's Den Invitational"
Congratulations Marching Band
Congratulations to the Marching Band for their incredible performance at Saturday's St. Pius High School "Lion's Den Invitational" competition. With a score of 96, the band earned all superior ratings, caption awards for best drum majors, colorguard and percussion, 1st in open class honors and was named "Grand Champions!"
White Columns Invitational
Milton Band Boosters is happy to announce the 13th annual White Columns Invitational Marching Band competition on November 4th. We will be hosting 18 bands from all over metro Atlanta from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Schedule can be found HERE. Milton will be performing an exhibition at 9:45pm; they will not be judged with the other bands since we are the hosts.
This is an ALL hands on deck type of event and we are asking ALL families to complete at least 1 shift. Please sign up by following the link below. This is a great way to reach those 40 volunteer hours and watch some amazing bands perform on our own home field.
2017 Band Camp Information
If you missed the band camp information meeting on July 9th, please download and read the attached handout. It contains all of the critical information parents and students need to know.
Congratulations to the 2017 Milton High School Colorguard!
Band Banquet Registration is Now Open
It’s time – registration for the band banquet is now open. Our annual band banquet will be held Friday, May 12, 2017 at Marriott Alpharetta (5750 Windward Parkway). All band and color guard students and parents please join us for a fun evening where we will enjoy a recap of a great year, honor each student and applaud our seniors. Dinner for the evening is an Italian buffet – Molto Bene! Doors open at 6:30 and dinner is served at 7:00. All band students, freshman through seniors, parents and other guests, are invited to attend and can register using the link below. Registration closes on Sunday, May 7 at midnight so make sure to register soon!
This year, registration will be completed online, with payments made either online with PayPal or by check dropped off in the black box in the band room. Click this link for registration, payments and more information.
Questions? Contact the band banquet co-chairs:
Jackie Carrico email@example.com 678-209-9588
Catherine Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org 770-343-8592
Winterguard at SAPA 2017
Congratulations to The Milton Wintergard on receiving 2nd place in the scholastic class at this past weekend's SAPA competition. The guard is currently ranked in the top 25 in the nation heading into world championships next month!
Jazz Band at Cafe 290
Congratulations to the Jazz Band for a great performance at Cafe 290 last Monday evening! Thank you to all the parents and family members who came out to support the students
Varsity Winterguard WGI Regional Finalists
Congratulations to the Varsity Winterguard for once again being named WGI Atlanta Regional Finalists. In addition to being named regional finalists, the guard placed in the top 5 for the entire day of preliminary competition from groups from around the southeast at McEachern High School. Way to go!
MHS Band Students LGPE
Congratulations to all the members of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for earning the highest rating of I (Superior) from all judges in every category at this year's Large Group Performance Evaluations!
District Honor Band
The 2017 District Honor Band will held North Atlanta High School
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be held at
North Atlanta High School
4111 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Students are excused from school 7th period on Friday to facilitate travel. They do not need to be checked out from the attendance office. Please be punctual and students must attend ALL rehearsals. If a student misses a rehearsal, he/she will no longer be eligible to participate in the remainder of the honor band weekend.
Milton Honor Band Participant Roster:
Meals: Dinner on Friday is included. In order to reduce costs, lunch on Saturday will not be provided. Please make plans for Saturday lunch. If your child is interested in eating on campus Saturday, North Atlanta will host a concession stand for your convenience.
HONOR WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Friday, February 3:
6:30-7:15 Dinner Break (meal provided)
Saturday, February 4:
12:00- 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30- 4:00 Rehearsal
6:30 Report time (or as assigned)
CLINICIAN: This year we will be featuring a 9/10 Concert Band and 11/12 Symphonic Band. The 9/10 Concert Band guest conductor will be Mr. Stephen McCarthy from Creekview High School. The 11/12 Honor Wind Ensemble guest conductor will be Dr. Sarah Labovitz from Arkansas State University.
CONCERT RECORDINGS: A professional recording of the District V High School Honor Bands will be made. Compact discs can be ordered on the evening of the concert. Orders will be shipped to each school for distribution by the band director.
MISCELLANEOUS: Please have your students bring all possible musical equipment (including a pencil) for rehearsals, including a music stand. Please make sure that all personal belongings are tagged or taped with students name and school prominently displayed.
Students are to wear their band uniform or appropriate attire for the concert.
Marching Band Goes Hollywood 2016!
The Marching Band trip to Hollywood is just around the corner. Download the presentation from the information meeting below for all the details.
Grand Champions at SSI
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!
Poinsettia Fundraiser - It's Not Too Early to Order Yours!
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:
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 email@example.com
Delivered in early December. Make checks to Milton High School Band.
Grand Champions at West Forsyth!
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 on Bands of America!
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!