DCI Denton Trip

We will be taking a trip to Denton again this year to see the DCI Show on July 17th.  We had a great time last year! Please turn your money in to Mrs. Murphy by June 6th if you would like to attend.  Those riding the bus will get to see a drum corps rehearse before the show and we will stop for dinner.  For more info go to www.dci.org

Tickets:
  • $26 for ticket & ride bus
  • $21 for ticket only
  • make checks payable to AHS Band

Jazz Band wins GRANT!

Congratulations to the Azle HS Jazz Band for receiving a $1,500 grant from the Azle Education Foundation.  Awesome!

Rangers Cashier Training

We need many more trained cashiers for our Rangers Concessions.  All workers (Managers, cashiers, & food preps) will receive a minimum of $50 per game worked to their student's CHARMS account.

Cashiers have to be 18 or older and have their TABC & DNC training done.  There are 2 ways to do this:
#1 - Go to the Rangers Ball Park on Wednesday, May 28th from 6-10pm and get all the training done in one day!  This is both TABC & DNC training.

#2 - Take your TABC certification online (cost $25), print an extra copy of your certificate, and take with you to the Rangers Ball Park on Thursday, May 29th from 6-7pm to get your DNC (Rangers Rules) training.

Please let Mary Davis mrydvs71@gmail.com or Mrs. Murphy kmurphy@azleisd.net   know if you can attend either of these trainings so you can be a Cashier in June and/or July.

Upcoming MGP Events

May 25/26 - State Solo & Ensemble at UT Austin
June 3-6 - MGP June Camp 7am-Noon (workout clothes, tennis shoes, sunscreen, & 1/2 or more WATER JUG required)
June 3 - 2nd $75 payment due
June 6 - last day to sign up/pay for DCI Denton Trip - $26 for ticket & ride bus or $21 for ticket only.
July 1 - 3rd $75 payment due
July 17 - DCI Denton Trip
Aug 1 - Summer Band Starts! 7am-4pm (workout clothes, tennis shoes, sunscreen, & 1/2 or more WATER JUG required)
Aug 4-8 - Summer Band 7am-4pm(workout clothes, tennis shoes, sunscreen, & 1/2 or more WATER JUG required)
Aug 11-15 - Summer Band 7am-4pm (workout clothes, tennis shoes, sunscreen, & 1/2 or more WATER JUG required)
Aug 18 - 1pm Convocation Performance @ AHS Auditorium
Aug 18-22 - Summer Band 5pm-9pm (No Wed)
Aug 21 - MGP Parent Preview & Meet the Hornets Night (more info to come)

JV Winterguard Wins Championships!

Congratulations to the Azle JV Winterguard for winning their Regional A Class Round at the NTCA Championships on Fri, March 28th!  Great job!  We are so proud of you!

Indoor DL WINS Regional!


On March 8th, the Indoor Drumline won the Independent WGI Houston Regional!  Congratulations on this HUGE achievement!!!  They will be performing locally at Colleyville Heritage HS in exhibition at the NTCA Championships on March 21st.

Winterguard Success!!

Congratulations to both JV & Varsity Winterguards on their successful competitions!

The Varsity Winterguard Competed at the WGI Austin Regional and made Finals for the 1st time!!  They were also promoted from Scholastic A to National A because of this accomplishment. 

Both the JV & Varsity received 3rd place at the Denton Guyer Contest on Friday, Feb 28th as well.

Great job and keep up the good work!!!

UIL Solo & Ensemble Results

Congratulations on the following students who received a 1st Division at the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest at Chisholm Trail on March 1st.

These students received a 1st Division on their Solo:
Connor Lewis, Josh Cassidy, Mary Potts, Kyle Buss, Anissa Johnson, Savannah Shafer, Andrew McClung, Dawson Almeida, Jillian Chancellor, Jarred Williams, Lydia Bazan, James Carrizosa, Meredith Newton, Tessa Erwin, Victoria Mauk, Evan Seibert, Madison Manker, Samantha Jobe, Shyanne Allred, Sydney Allred, Vanessa Vela, John Hall, Kyra Kozak, Bailey Seeling, Robbi Nettles

These students received a 1st Division on their memorized solo and qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Contest:
Matt Derting, Gabby Martinez, Hanna Abbott, Kaitlyn Bury, Mackenzie Austin, Amelia Gutierrez, Brooke Peacock, Hannah Holmes, Makayla Almeida, Savannah Crabtree, Kayla Karnes, Taylor Brown, Jake Derting, Brady Carlson, Bruce Mikel, Daniel Vazquez, Jessica Evans

These students received a 1st Division Rating on their Ensemble and qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Contest:
Clarinet Choir - Hanna Abbott, Mackenzie Austin, Anissa Johnson, Gabby Martinez, Victoria Mauk, Morgan Redmon, Savannah Shafer, Geena Thompson, Grace Villalpando
Flute Quartet - Makayla Almeida, Savannah Crabtree, Hannah Holmes, Brooke Peacock
Flute Quartet - Johnny Good, Amelia Gutierrez, Ashlyn Randall, Vanessa Vela
Sax Quartet - Taylor Brown, Kyle Buss, Connor Lewis, & Mary Potts

Band Text Messages

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES:
  1. Sign up to receive text messages specific to your band class
  2. Text the code(s) below to this phone number - 469-208-4473
  3. You will receive a confirmation text back and be asked to text your name to complete the signup.
  4. You'll recieve important text messages or reminders when we need to get out quick information.  (We will do our best not to "blowup" your phone with unneccesary information)
  5. To UNSUBSCRIBE: Text "unsubscribe @code" to stop texts from a specific class; Text "stop" to unsubscribe from ALL classes.
MGP (Marching Band and general AHS band texts) Code: @563b9

Wind Ensemble (1st band texts) Code: @9fa1b

Wind Symphony (2nd band texts) Code: @windsm

Symphonic Band (3rd band texts) Code: @83ae2

Concert Band (4th band texts) Code: @533918

Area Auditions

Congrats to those who attended the Area Auditions in Abilene!  Great job!
Mackenzie Austin, Geena Thompson, Grace Villalpando, Devon Oliver, Dawson Tetts, Brady Carlson, Bruce Mikel, & Makayla Almeida

All-Region Success!

Congratulations to the following students who competed in the All-Region Auditions and earned a spot in the band.  8 students also advanced to the Area Auditions in January where they will compete to make the TMEA All-State Band.


Name Instrument Band Advance
Makayla Almeida Flute 5A Symphonic Band Area
Kayla Karnes Oboe Concert Band
Geena Thompson Eb Clarinet Symphonic Band Area
Mackenzie Austin Bb Clarinet Symphonic Band Area
Keirstin Cage Bb Clarinet Concert Band
Savannah Shafer Bb Clarinet Concert Band
Gabryella Martinez Bb Clarinet Concert Band
Grace Villalpando Alto Clarinet Symphonic Band Area
Morgan Redmon Bass Clarinet Concert Band
Victoria Mauk Bass Clarinet Concert Band
Matt Derting Alto Sax Concert Band
Mary Potts Alto Sax Concert Band
Taylor Brown Tenor Sax Concert Band
Brady Carlson Trumpet Symphonic Band Area
Bruce Mikel Trumpet Symphonic Band Area
Devon Oliver Trumpet Symphonic Band Area
Daniel Vazquez Trumpet Symphonic Band
Carter Loeffelholz Trumpet Concert Band
Devin Starnes Trumpet Concert Band
Lydia Bazan French Horn Symphonic Band
Gabby Di Carlo French Horn Concert Band
Jarred Williams French Horn Alternate
Jacob Derting Trombone Symphonic Band
Dawson Tetts Bass Trombone Symphonic Band Area
Colten Chancellor Tuba Concert Band
Kyle Novikoff Percussion Concert Band
Nicholas Schielock Trombone 9th Grade Band
Noah Stewart Tuba 9th Grade Band

MGP 13th in the State!

Congratulations to the Azle Marching Green Pride for their terrific season, finishing 13th in the State in the UIL 4A State Marching Contest in San Antonio.  The MGP was also 2nd best in class and won General Effect in their class at the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional in San Antonio.  We are so proud of all your hard work and accomplishments!  Go to the video page to see the State Performance.