Go to Upcoming Events/Macy's Parade for info on Signing up for next years Marching Band
Utah Allstate Band Audition Due Nov 16
Jordan Toomey & Erin Williams selected for 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
They have been selected as member of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band! They will represent the best of high school marching musicians and will set an example of excellence to their peers. They were selected from hundreds of qualified applicants for their outstanding musicianship, marching skill, attention to detail, ability to follow directions, and maturity.They will receive an all-expenses paid trip from December 30th through January 5th 2014, to San Antonio, Texas where they and their fellow All-Americans will create and perform the half-time program for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
AF Band Student Financial Assistance Needed
Because of the economic hard times we are going through some AF band students are having a very difficult time staying current with their band and trip fees. Many students have been working hard on our fundraisers but because of various circumstances have found themselves unable to fully pay their fees. We have received a few donations from individuals and businesses that have helped the situation but are now asking for further help from anyone willing to make a tax deductible donation through the Alpine Foundation. Go to the fundraising page of the band website www.afbands.org and click on the donate button and make whatever donation you are willing to make. Make sure that you designate that your donation goes to the AF Bands student scholarship fund. Students receiving assistance will be asked to provide service hours to the band to help pay back their scholarship. Thanks for your consideration of this request and feel free to spread this request to friends who may be able to assist in providing this amazing AF Band opportunity to all our students.
Yamaha Quest for Music Education Award
Yamaha Music Corporation is donating $20,000 to the school who has the most people sign up for the "Quest for Music Education" Award. Just sign up on this link and hopefully we can have a chance at winning. Pass this on to all you know.
Thank you for registering your school in the Yamaha Quest for Music Education Contest.
Remember, the more people that participate under your school code, the more possible entries you can gain.
Your assigned Unique code is HJwE
Please use this URL to get started https://www.yamaha.com/ussub/qmes/participate.html?scode=HJwE
Thank you again for your support of Yamaha and of Music Education.
The Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division
Welcome to the American Fork HS Band
The American Fork H.S. Band program consists of over 300 students in grades 9-12. The Marching Band performs in several local parades each summer and the competitive band has been the Utah State Marching Band Champions for the past 23 years. The Concert and Jazz Bands have received consistent Superior ratings at local and regional festivals for the past 25 years. Their director, John Miller will be finishing his 28th year at American Fork in 2013. Following is a listing of some of the AF Bands accomplishments.
Utah State Marching Band Champions for the past 23 years
Jazz Band superior rating for the past 20 years
Jazz Band 1st place Crescent Jazz Festival 6 of 8 years
Concert Bands consistent Superior ratings at all festivals
Wind Symphony performance at Bands of America National
Concert Band Festival 2003
2012, 1998 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade
2013, 2012, 2010, 2009 Bands Of America Western Regional Champions
2010 Recipient of John Philip Sousa “Sudler Shield”
2009, 2008, 2005, 2002 Bands of America Grand National Semi-Finalist
2007 Macy’s Parade, will participate in 2014
2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington DC
2002 Utah Official Band for announcement of SLC Winter Olympics
1995 Bands of America Grand National Finalist
AF Wins $1000 from Summerhays Music!
Congratulations American Fork High School!
You have won the Summerhays Music and NaMM Support School Music program $1000 Highschool giveaway!
Good work on the amount of support that you pulled in from both parent groups, and student body across your school. It shows the amount of support that is emphasized on the Music departments within your community.
I will be personally delivering the winnings next Wednesday morning around 9 a.m.
Parents Vote to Support BOA Grand Nationals Experience
The parent vote was overwhelmingly in favor of proceeding with the BOA Grand Nationals Tour. We had a great Marching Band Step-Off meeting with over 185 parents in attendance. There was a high level of excitement as the past Drum Majors saluted and presented their capes to our new leaders. A special thanks to all the parents and students who came out and joined with us as we officially start our new season. This will be a great year and I am excited that we we will finish our season in Indianapolis at the BOA Grand Nationals. Parents traveling with us will want to order their tickets quickly because many of the bands will buy huge blocks of seats for their fans and seats go fast. Thanks again for your support of this wonderful experience we call the AF Marching Band!
State Solo/Ensemble Festival Results April 27 @ Lone Peak HS
State Solo & Ensemble Superior Ratings (I's)
Jacob Baldwin - Alto Sax
Logan Baugh - Snare
Will Best - Snare
Jason Cannon - Clarinet
Kyle Cannon - Fr Horn
Esther Chang - Mallet
Moses Chang - Mallet
Alex Hess - Bari Sax
Cambri Hill - Flute
Elise Jackman -Oboe
Davis Johnson - Euphonium
Ashley LeBaron - Oboe
Cole Olsen - Fr Horn
Nathan Porter - Mallet
Ben Rogers - Bass Trombone
Sam Scheiss - Tuba
Scott Smith - Clarinet
Cameron Thomas - Trombone
Rachel Tietjen - Flute
Jacob Whitchurch - Trumpet
Perc Ens. Compound
Perc. Ens. Identity Crisis
Perc. Ens. Scenes
State Solo & Ensemble Superior Ratings “I-“
Joseph Baldwin - Fr Horn
Logan Baugh - Mallet
Brayden Bezzant - Tenor Sax
Kaitlyn Brouwer - Alto Sax
J.R.Chambers - Mallet
Karrica Egbert - Bassoon
Abby Hafen - Trumpet
Trevor Harmon - Tenor Sax
Thomas Judkins - Trombone
Rebecca Lambert - Clarinet
Natalie Lefrandt - Flute
Jake Miller - Mallet
Katie Worms - Mallet
Perc. Ens. Hannibal
Region Band Festival Results
Concert Band: I, I-, II+
Symphonic: I, I, I- Qualified for State
Wind Symphony: I, I, I, Qualified for State
Winter Guard State Results
AFHS Winter Guards had their Championships this past Saturday coming home undefeated all season. Here is the standings for all AF Groups:
AFHS Open Guard - 1st Place
AFHS A Guard - 2nd Place
AFJHS B Guard - 4th Place
AF C Guard - 1st Place
Wasatch Independent - 1st Place
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"This will be our reply to violence (in our world): to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."
Band Field Completed
A special thanks to Geneva Rock and Sunroc companies for their huge donation in doing a complete renovation of our practice field south of the school. They have taken out all the sod, brought in fill and leveled and graded our field. The ASD and AFHS has installed fencing as well as moved the sprinkler boxes that were in the middle of the field. All of this will result in a much improved and safer rehearsal area for our students. Words cannot fully express our gratitude for those companies and individuals who have gone the extra mile in helping our program.
Luke Savage Foundation
AF Band Officially Invited to 2014 Macy's Day Parade
Percussion at P.A.S.
American Fork fared well at the Utah P.A.S. Percussion Festival on March 16. Following is a listing of awards by the AF Percussion Section:
1st Place Large Percussion Ensemble
1st Place Chamber Ensemble
1st Place Orchestral Snare Solo / Logan Baugh
1st Place Marimba Solo / Nathan Porter
3rd Place Marimba Solo / Jake Miller
1st Place Drumset Solo / Mitchell Anderson
3rd Place Junior High Percussion Ensemble
3rd Place Junior High Marimba Solo / Josh Miller
Jazz Band Superior Rating at State
Congratulations to the AF Advanced Jazz Band. They received all Superior ratings at the UMEA State Jazz Festival on March 23rd at Jordan H.S. The Jazz Combo also received a Superior rating.
The following students receives Outstanding Soloist recognition:
Natalie Kokol, Anthony Elison, Joseph Baldwin, Jacob Baldwin, Mitchell Anderson