Fall Concert 2018 Final Reminder

Hello everyone,

This is the final reminder for our Fall Concert tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 PM in the Alpharetta High School auditorium. Students who have RSVP’d to eat dinner with us should arrive at 5:00 PM. If students are not eating, they should arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 PM. Middle 官方app彩票下载安装 students will arrive before 5:00 PM and will eat at about 5:30 PM.

Symphony and Chamber orchestra classes will meet for a combined rehearsal on stage before the concert. 4th and 5th period students should be in uniform, ready to play, at 5:30 PM. After our rehearsal, we will do a photograph on stage.

Each of the five orchestras will perform and we will be hosting the combined orchestras from Webb bridge and Hopewell middle 官方app彩票下载安装. Please welcome them! The finale of our concert will feature the famous “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  There will be over 250 string players playing in unison!!

I hope for the concert to conclude around 8:30 PM. Once all of the groups are done playing, I am asking students to stay for an extra five minutes to help tear down, and clean up the auditorium. Students must sign out after the concert in order to receive their full grade. Sign out sheets will be displayed once everything has been cleaned up.

Our annual AHSO Program book will be on distributed at this concert.  Thank you to the advertisers and parents who purchase personal ads.

Our wonderful AHSOA parents will be running the “Concert Cafe” and will have refreshments and other goodies available for sale.  All proceeds benefit the orchestra program!

I know you will enjoy this concert and look forward to seeing you there! Please enjoy the concert promo video made by our own Philharmonia violinist, Sara Allen!


Newsletter 09-05-2018

GMEA All-State Orchestra Audition Sign-Up

If you want to audition for the GMEA All-State Orchestra, please sign up no later than tomorrow, September 6 with Dr. Laux. First round auditions are on Saturday, October 13. Auditions require a $25 fee payable to AHSOA by September 14.

Excerpt Test #1

Everyone should have played their scale test in class a few weeks ago. Our next playing exam is  the first excerpt test and is due this Friday by 11:59 PM. Late submissions will be reduced by 11 points per day late.

All assignments are posted on the class calendars, under the Members menu on the website.  Be sure to follow the directions for recording and uploading your video along with submitting the online form with your video’s URL.  Click here for directions!

Orchestra Picture Day

This Friday, September 7 is our orchestra group photo day. These photos will be used for our orchestra program book. All students will need to bring their full uniform and instruments to 官方app彩票下载安装 on Friday.  Please don’t forget the details, such as your black shoes and socks!

Special thanks to Mr. Craig Sweat for his expertise and for taking the time to photograph us!


There are still a few new students who have not paid for and/or picked up their orchestra uniform. Students need uniforms on Friday for our group photos and for our upcoming concerts.

SPF Payments

We are still missing Student Participation Fee (SPF) payments.  These fees cover many necessary expenses that allow our orchestra program to be its best.  If you have not submitted your SPF payment, you can do so by sending in a check with your child for $120 made payable to ASHOA or use our convenient online payment option. It is an expectation that each family contributes their fair share for the good of the program.  If you need to discuss payment arrangements with Dr. Laux, please contact him at lauxc@官方app彩票下载安装fulton官方app彩票下载安装s.org.

Curriculum Night

Curriculum night at AHS is Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 PM.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there and showing you all what is happening with the orchestra classes!

Fall Concert

Don’t forget that our Fall Concert is Tuesday, September 25 and will begin at 6:30 PM.  All of the orchestras will perform and we will be inviting our special guests, the combined 8th grade orchestras from Webb Bridge and Hopewell MS. We will all perform a special grand finale too!  You don’t want to miss it.

A pre-concert dinner will be served starting at 5:00 PM.  An RSVP form will be sent out to students soon.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Attention students in Sinfonia, Symphony, or Chamber Orchestra!  You are eligible to apply for the Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Visit this link for more information and to apply! . The deadline for the application is September 28.