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.
Jazz Dinner Dance Info
Dear parents and students,
Please read this entire email before signing up to work at the dinner.
Please tell people to BUY THEIR TICKETS NOW!! Tell your neighbors, grandparents, teachers, and family. Tickets are NOT available at the door. We will need to get a count for the entrees by Monday, May 20. Tickets are $25 and can be bought at the AFHS financial office and at Fresh Market. People will need to order their entr e when purchasing their tickets. The entr e choices are Prime Rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu. We are staggering the arrival of people with 4 "reservation times", 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, and 6:45pm. Please make sure your entire party has the same reservation time on their tickets. This will be a fabulous dinner with wonderful music! There will be a special military tribute and a floor show you will not want to miss!
There will be a silent auction at this event! There will also be a soda bar with drinks available for purchase and even a tip jar! There are many ways for people to help support the marching band students that work this event!
All profits from this event will be combined and divided among those students that work at this event. That includes the jazz band players, the dancers and all others working various jobs that evening. Since this is our first year, and we have several upfront costs, we ask the wonderful parents to be super supportive, as always, and give their time to the cause! Hopefully, we can make changes to that next year! THANK YOU PARENTS!!
It is time to sign up to work at the jazz band dinner/dance!! Listed below are the requirements for each job. Please make sure you can meet those before signing up for a specific job. All jobs listed are for students only. Parent signups are listed separately. Parents please wear black pants, white collared shirt and black flat shoes. Shift times are listed in charms for each job. Please sign up at www.charmsoffice.com. ALL WORKERS NEED TO BE THERE THE ENTIRE NIGHT TO HELP AS NEEDED ONCE THEIR JOB IS DONE!
Please email or call me with any questions. Thank you so much for your support!!
Allison Dean email@example.com 801-787-6980
HOST/HOSTESS You will be greeting the guests and seating them at their tables. Must be friendly and know how to smile! formal dress, tux/prom dress, dress in big band era style if you want! (School dress standards apply) Bring jeans/tshirt to help clean up.
WATER SERVERS You are responsible for keeping every water glass filled at several tables throughout the evening. Wear black pants, black flat shoes (band shoes would work great!), white collared shirt.
SERVERS You will be serving a 5 course meal to our guests. A few servers will work together on 2-3 tables. There will be an adult available to help if needed. You will also bus your own tables as needed. Wear black pants, black flat shoes (band shoes would work great!), white collared DRESS shirt, black bowtie (girls can borrow from any band member)
SET UP This job is helping prep food for dinner, decorating the commons and any other set up needed. Wear comfy work clothes like jeans and tshirt. If you plan on helping with anything else later in the evening, please bring black pants, shoes and a white shirt.
KITCEN PREP You will be helping "plate" all the food for each course. This can be intense for periods of time depending on guest arrival times. Also involves clean up as needed. Wear comfortable clothes like jeans and tshirt.
GREETERS This job is for two young men to stand outside the building. Welcome the guests as they arrive and open doors. Must be friendly and know how to smile!
Wear tuxedo with bow tie. Bring jeans/tshirt to help in kitchen when greeter shift is over.
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
Band Field Under Construction!!
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. We are trying to acquire over 50,000 sq. ft of sod and hope to have the field ready to go by June. Words cannot fully express our gratitude for those companies and individuals who have gone the extra mile in helping our program.
AF Band Officially Invited to 2014 Macy's Day Parade
AFJH Summer Band Info
EVENT: Summer Band
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10-11 Beg. Tubas/Euph/Baritones
10-11 Beg. Horns
10-11 AF Beg. Trumpets
10-11 AF Beg. Clarinets
10-11 Beg. Trombones
10-11 Beg. Bassoons
10-11 Beg. Flutes
10-11 Beg. Percussion
11-12 Beg. Oboes
11-12 MR & TMS Beg. Trumpets
11-12 MR & TMS Beg. Clarinets
11-12 Intermediate Band
EVENT: Advanced Band Camp
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Band Camp for students who have had Concert Band or will be in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble next year. Those going to high school are welcome as well!
Click here for further info
BYU Young Musicians' SummerFestival
The Brigham Young University School of Music invites you to participate in the Young Musicians’ SummerFestival June 16–22, 2013. SummerFestival is a six–day summer camp for young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14–18 who want to improve their musical skills and talents. Click on the below link for further information:
UVU Summer Brass Institute
Wed. 6/5: 5-8pm Meet and greet, placement auditions and faculty recital
> Thursday 6/6: 10am-5pm Masterclass, coachings and lessons
> Friday 6/7: 10am-5pm Masterclass, coachings and lessons
> Saturday 6/8: 10am-2pm Coachings and student recital
> Total Tuition: $115
Contact Jeb Wallace for further info
AF Band Rings Available
The Official American Fork High Band Ring comes with the Official AF Band Logo, The Rose Bowl Parade Logo, Your Graduation Yeardate, and Your Name along with a Beautiful Garnet Stone surrounded by BOA Regional Champs. Choose from our selection of metals that best fits your budget!
Download Order Form
April 23rd and 30th at 6:30 Kelly VanDongen will be at AFHS to answer any questions
Questions? or to order, call 801-302-8311 or you may mail your order to:
PO Box 1389
Draper, Utah 84020
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