Advertising Opportunities

Advertising on the band tower or the band trailer are excellent ways to not only support the Anthony Wayne Instrumental Program, but also to advertise your business. The band trailer is seen by thousands of spectators year round and the practice tower is seen by members of surrounding communities at home sporting events. In addition, your name is placed in all performance programs including concerts, Showcase of Bands, fall and winter sports programs and the Anthony Wayne Band Booster website.

If you are interested in a sponsorship, please print the attached sponsorship form (PDF) and send it with your check to the address indicated on the form.

Thank you again for your support of  the Anthony Wayne Marching Generals.

Showcase of Bands: Volunteers Needed

It is that time of the year again, Showcase of Bands is just a little over a month away (September 20th, 2014). We are in need of volunteers for the following areas:

  • Ticket Booth
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Concessions
  • Greeters
  • Decorations
  • Band Meal
  • Band Dessert- donate cookies

Please contact us with any questions and let us know what area you are interested in volunteering for.

We do like to have the non-senior parents to fill these spots, so our Senior parents are able to sit down and enjoy the complete show…(but, if you are a Senior parent and are wishing to volunteer, we will not turn away help… lol) AND we encourage the 5th-8th grade parents to come join in on the volunteering. This is the first event of the school year, with many more to come. We hope that you come out and get involved.

Thank you for all the support and time you have dedicated to our awesome band program and to our students…it is appreciated.

Best Regards,

Kerri Murphy Co-Chair
Jeanne Taylor Co-Chair
Showcase of Bands Committee

Rehearsals are on for tomorrow

I just received word from the administration that activities are on for tomorrow.  We will have band camp as scheduled.

Safe drinking water will be provided for the students.  Students are also welcome to bring their own water to practices.

Attached (PDF) is a new calendar (changes have been made in bold), a sports agreement (for students who are participating in a fall sport), and an emergency medical form (EMF). The EMF needs to be filled out by all NEW students.  If you were in band last year – including 8th grade band – you do NOT need to fill one out.  We have last year’s forms and new ones will be copied after registration.

Thanks for your patience.  Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

5th grade summer band schedule

To: Next Year’s 5th Grade Band Students and Parents

From: Mr. Giffin & Beginning Band Instructors

Re: Summer Band Schedule – August 2014

Here is the schedule for our Summer Band Classes (PDF). We have tried to consider all request, but not all were possible. We strongly encourage you to attend most, if not all, of the classes. We will help you learn enough songs so you can enjoy playing your new instrument.


1. Our summer band classes will run for two consecutive weeks, beginning the week of Monday, August 4, 2014, and continuing through Thursday, August 14, 2014. Classes run in different time blocks on Monday through Thursday of each week.

2. All students are scheduled for three 45-­‐minute beginning band classes per week for those two weeks. All names and groups are listed on the schedule. (See schedule for exact days and times.)

3. All classes will be held in (or near) the band room at Fallen Timbers Middle School during the day.

4. Students will need their instrument (clarinet and saxes – don’t forget your reeds!) and beginning band book (Essential Elements 2000) when they arrive for their lessons. Those families working through Rettig Music should find their instrument at FT waiting for them.

5. The classes are grouped by instrument (i.e. flutes with flutes, trombones with trombones, etc.). Students may switch from one class to another (of the same instrument) if it fits your schedule, BUT, PLEASE SWITCH ONLY IF IT IS NECESSARY. The instructors are able to teach more effectively with balanced classes.

If you have questions, contact Mr. Giffin.