JH Band Update 10-21

Jazz Band
After school rehearsals for Junior High Jazz Band will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 3pm-4pm. Jazz band is a voluntary group that is open to all 7th and 8th grade band members. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm. We will perform at the JH Band concerts, starting with the Holiday Concert on Dec. 10th.

8th Grade Performance with Symphonic Winds
The 8th grade band will be performing alongside the High School Symphonic Winds at their concert on Nov. 10th in the High School Auditorium. The concert starts at 7pm. Band members should report to the Junior High Band room at 6:30pm. Dress for the performance is our band polo, khaki pants, and dress shoes.

Holiday Concert
Both the 7th and 8th grade bands will be performing at the JH Bands Holiday concert on Dec. 10th at 7pm in the high school auditorium. Dress for this performance is our band polo, khaki pants, and dress shoes. Report time is TBA.

Fruit Sale
The annual AW Bands fruit sale is underway! Order turn in is Nov. 2nd from 4-8:30pm at the High School Auditorium Lobby. Order pick-up is Dec. 12th from 9am-noon at the high school cafeteria. Thanks for your help in making this sale a success.

Kroger Community Rewards
Please take a minute to register your Kroger card for the band. Here are the instructions:
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com, select Columbus, Ohio as the region, and type in Anthony Wayne Band Boosters or enter NPO number 84007.

JH Band Year End

H Band Students and Parents,

I just want to take a moment and thank you all for your work this past school year. Together we accomplished many great things that we could not have done on our own. Some of the highlights included…

  • Fall Pep Rally performance during school
  • JH Band Night with the Marching Generals and Lock-In
  • BGSU Honors Band (3 participants)
  • Holiday Concert
  • OMEA Junior High Honors Band (12 Participants!)
  • Winter Concert
  • OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest (35 Events!)
  • OMEA Large Group Contest (Superior Ratings for both bands!)
  • AW Bands Chicken BBQ!
  • Many fun after school jazz band rehearsals

I enjoyed getting to know each student and working with them to achieve musical success. I also appreciate all of the sacrifices that parents have made to get students to after school events, encourage students improve on their instrument, serve as chaperones, pay for private lessons, and generally support the bands.

The future is VERY bright for the band program at Anthony Wayne. The bands have tremendous support from our administrators and are working together to make each year better than the last. We are truly focused on IMPROVING as a comprehensive band program and we look forward to the many more great things we will do together next year.

Now, go enjoy your summer!!

-Adam Ladd

AWJH Bands

JH Band Update

JH Band Students and Parents,

Congratulations on a fine concert last week. It was not easy to put that performance together in the midst of PARCC Testing, Snow Days, and registering for next year’s classes. I appreciate everyone’s focus and effort in bringing the concert together.

Just a few updates for you…

Jazz Band

Jazz Band will NOT rehearse this Wednesday (March 11th). We will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, March 18th.

Solo and Ensemble

Solo and ensemble is on Saturday, April 11th at Defiance High School. Those students who chose to participate in solo and ensemble will need to arrange transportation to and from Defiance. I won’t know exact performance times until the end of March. I will pass those times onto you as soon as I receive them. Students who are playing a solo or participating in an ensemble should be practicing their parts regularly. We will soon begin practicing with an accompanist during class time and students need to be able to play their individual parts.

JH Large Group and Chicken BBQ

Our next big, full band performances are: JH Large Group Contest on Friday, May 15th and the Anthony Wayne Bands Chicken BBQ on Saturday May 16th. Both of these events are required performances for all band students. The performance on May 15th will be sometime in the evening at Perrysburg Junior High School (We will take school busses and travel as a group). As soon as I have the exact times for these performances I will pass that information along to you.

Thanks, and enjoy the WARMING weather!

Adam Ladd

AWJH Bands

JH Solo and Ensemble

JH Band and Parents,

We are beginning to sign-up band students in class to participate in solo and ensemble.  This is a new event for some 7th grade students and parents.  See the attached PDF for more information about solo and ensemble.

Other Upcoming Events: JH Concert, Thursday March 5th, 7pm, AWHS Auditorium.


Adam Ladd