Good news for tonight and tomorrow's Wind Ensemble performance. The district has approved both, so will proceed as scheduled. MHS is currently open for anyone needing instruments or music. Students should report to Centennial (in concert attire) by 5:30 pm with their instrument and music. The concert will begin at 7:30pm with MHS, and conclude with the CSU Schwob Wind Ensemble (students are required to stay to the end). Thanks!

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.

Claudia DeCredico- 7th chair horn (Holder Band)
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

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 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.

Alto Sax 1 - Ben Podrazhansky
Alto Sax 2 - Max Guo
Tenor Sax 1 – Sean Devlin
Tenor Sax 2 – Julia Cotton
Baritone Sax - Owen Jones
Trumpet 1 - Chris Fitzpatrick
Trumpet 2 - Aidan McHugh
Trumpet 3 - Luke Maran
Trumpet 4 - Jake Hinds
Trombone 1 - Jackson Wysocki
Trombone 2 - Matthew Springer
Trombone 3 - Luis Collantes
Bass Trombone - Ben Albright
Guitar - James Cashin
Piano - Charmaine Hur
Bass - Nathan Smith, Jordan Marchese
Drums - Zach Smith, Drew Goldsmith
Auxiliary Percussion - Mebibora Akerejola

The 1st rehearsal will be on Monday, November 27th from 3:45-5:15 in band room

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!"

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.

Sign up here!

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.

Aleah Johnson
Ashley Johnson
Danielle Corbin
Erin Johnson
Gwen Snell
Isabella Banich
Ivon Rangel
Jalanei Young
Janani Bhavani
Jordan Robinson
Kimberly Davis
Laurel Smith
Lauren Reed
Leslie Fox
Leslie Salmond
Morgan Pickett
Stephanie Wilcher
Yasmine Gooden

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 678-209-9588

Catherine Johnston 770-343-8592

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!

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

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!

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!

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:

Alex Pedowitz
Emily Taheri
Annie Bukowski
Kristen Van
Madelyn Erbey
Janie Pan
Charmaine Hur
Rithwik Koppaka
Ethan Shen
Zach Pedowtiz
Aidan McHugh
Anna Paulus
Jackson Wysocki
Marti Wolf
Patrick Nugent
Zach Price
Caitlin Petros
Andrew Lang
Caroline Coleman
Chase Callaway
Michael Springer

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.


Friday, February 3:
4:20-4:50 Registration
5:00-6:30 Rehearsal
6:30-7:15 Dinner Break (meal provided)
7:15-9:00 Rehearsal

Saturday, February 4:
9:00-12:00 Rehearsal
12:00- 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30- 4:00 Rehearsal
6:30 Report time (or as assigned)
7:00 Concert

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.

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

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


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!