JH Band Year End

H Band Students and Parents,

I just want to take a moment and thank you all for your work this past school year. Together we accomplished many great things that we could not have done on our own. Some of the highlights included…

  • Fall Pep Rally performance during school
  • JH Band Night with the Marching Generals and Lock-In
  • BGSU Honors Band (3 participants)
  • Holiday Concert
  • OMEA Junior High Honors Band (12 Participants!)
  • Winter Concert
  • OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest (35 Events!)
  • OMEA Large Group Contest (Superior Ratings for both bands!)
  • AW Bands Chicken BBQ!
  • Many fun after school jazz band rehearsals

I enjoyed getting to know each student and working with them to achieve musical success. I also appreciate all of the sacrifices that parents have made to get students to after school events, encourage students improve on their instrument, serve as chaperones, pay for private lessons, and generally support the bands.

The future is VERY bright for the band program at Anthony Wayne. The bands have tremendous support from our administrators and are working together to make each year better than the last. We are truly focused on IMPROVING as a comprehensive band program and we look forward to the many more great things we will do together next year.

Now, go enjoy your summer!!

-Adam Ladd

AWJH Bands

Officer Elections in June

To All Anthony Wayne Band Boosters,

The next booster meeting will be held on Monday, June 1st at 7pm in the high school band room, when next Year’s AWBB Executive Board will be voting on. People for two of the four officer positions will be voted on. Please attend the meeting and vote.
We are still looking for Candidates and presently there has been only one nominee for Vice President submitted. Our other opening is for Secretary, which cannot be left empty and is a much needed Executive position.

Open Positions Officer Duties:

The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President and assist in any way to facilitate the President in carrying out the purpose of the organization. The Vice President shall assume the office of the President in accordance with Section 4. (The VP shall be the President-elect and shall assume the office of President upon completion of the term of Vice President).

The Secretary shall keep accurate records of all booster meetings, make and provide a report of the minutes at all booster meetings, and handle all assigned correspondence.

If you are interested in putting your name on the Ballot please send me an e-mail: president@awbb.org.

Michael R. Perretti
AWBB President

2014 – 2015 DVD order form

The annual DVD video for the 2014 – 2015 school year will soon be ready for distribution.

The multiple disc set covers not only the marching season, including all parades, but also includes the concert season as well.

The DVD is only available on a “pre‐order” basis. If you are interested in ordering one or more copies of the 2014‐2015 DVD, please fill out the attached form (PDF) and return this form with the appropriate payment (cash or checks made payable to AWBB).

JH May 15 performance

Dear JH Band Students and Parents,

The 7th and 8th grade concert bands will be performing at Perrysburg Junior High School for the OMEA Large Group Contest on the evening of Friday, May 15th. This is a required event for all Junior High Band students. Each band will travel as a group by bus to Perrysburg and back. The schedule for each group is as follows…

7th Grade Band

  • 3:35pm Report to Anthony Wayne Junior High Band Room
  • 3:50pm Bus Leaves AWJH for Perrysburg Junior High
  • 4:20pm Bus Arrives at Perrysburg Junior High
  • 4:40pm Group Warm-Up for Performance
  • 5:15pm 7th Grade Band Performance
  • 5:45pm Performance concludes, put instruments away, receive rating
  • 6:15pm Load Busses
  • 6:30pm Depart Perrysburg for AWJH
  • 7:00pm Arrive at AWJH, Unload and Dismiss

8th Grade Band

  • 7:15pm Report to Anthony Wayne Junior High Band Room
  • 7:30pm Busses Leaves AWJH for Perrysburg Junior High
  • 8:00pm Arrive at Perrysburg Junior High
  • 8:20pm Group Warm-Up for Performance
  • 8:55pm 8th Grade Band Performance
  • 9:25pm Performance concludes, put instruments away, receive rating
  • 9:55pm Load Busses
  • 10:00pm Depart for AWJH
  • 10:30pm Arrive at AWJH, Unload and Dismiss

Reminders for Both Bands

  • Dress for the Event: AWJH Band Polo, Khaki Pants, Dress Shoes (no athletic shoes please.)
  • Parents are encouraged to come support the bands and hear the performances.
    • NO VIDEO TAPING, PHOTOGRAPHS, or AUDIO RECORDINGS ARE ALLOWED. Our band WILL be disqualified immediately. This includes cell phone photos and videos.
  • Some concession items will be available for students to purchase after the performance. Students may bring money if they wish to purchase concessions.
  • Any student who has a conflict with this performance should have a parent/guardian contact Mr. Ladd via email immediately. Failure to do so may result in the student’s grade being lowered.


Adam Ladd

AWJH Bands