JH Band Update

Hello JH Band Students and Parents,

Here is an update on AWJH Band events and activities…

Upcoming Events

Winter Concert: Thursday, Mar. 5th, 7pm, at AWHS Auditorium

Jazz Band

Jazz band will continue rehearsing on Wednesdays after school from 3pm-4pm. We have six rehearsals left until our concert on Mar. 5th:

Jazz Band Rehearsals:  Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March. 4.


The AW Band program is going to begin using SmartMusic software for some of our in class playing assessments during this next semester. SmartMusic is an amazing computer program that makes learning to play an instrument easier and more fun. During class over the next several weeks, band students in grades 7-12 will be registering for free SmartMusic accounts using their AW school email addresses.  Mr. Ladd / Mr. Young will then create assignments based on the music we are currently working on in rehearsal each day.  Students will complete these assignments by playing along with the SmartMusic software individually. SmartMusic provides students and teachers with immediate feedback on how well each student is playing/progressing on their instrument. Parents will then be able to view scores from these assessments in PowerSchool.

Students will NOT be required to purchase a SmartMusic subscription in order to complete assignments. Computers and iPads will be made available in practice rooms during regular rehearsal time for students to practice and complete the assignment. Students or parents who are interested in having access to SmartMusic software on a home computer may choose to purchase a home subscription (but again, this is NOT required).

More information about SmartMusic can be found by visiting http://www.smartmusic.com/.

OMEA Honors Band

15 Students from the AW 7th and 8th grade bands were accepted into the OMEA District 1 Honors band. This is a tremendous achievement and honor for our band program!  Those students who were accepted into the honor band will be responsible for arranging transportation to the following rehearsals and concert. Mr. Ladd will be in attendance at each rehearsal and concert.

  • Rehearsal: Wed., 2/11, at Sylvania Northview High School, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Rehearsal: Sat., 2/14, Sylvania Northview High School, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Rehearsal / Concert: Sun., 2/15, Stranahan Theatre, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, 2:30 pm – Concert

Again, these events are only required for those students who have been accepted into the honors band.

Thank you and have a great week!

Mr. Ladd

AWJH Bands

Bob Evans, Jan 15 & 16

The Bob Evans in Maumee on Kit Lane off of Briarfield is hosting this month’s restaurant fundraiser. The fundraiser will be held Thursday and Friday, January 15 and 16 from 6:30am to 9pm each day. The flyer (PDF) must be present at check-out in order for the boosters to receive a 15% donation. Also, it applies to both dine in or carry out orders.

Please consider dining at Bob Evans on one or both of these days if you are dining out.

Thanks for your continued support of the Anthony Wayne Instrumental programs!

Fruit Sale pickup reminder

Please find attached the reminder for all who ordered Fruit Sale, Club’s Choice, and/or Poinsettias (PDF). It explains how pick up of items works and time is 9-11:30 this Saturday morning, Dec 13. 


Thank you to all that signed up to volunteer, VOLUNTEERS please be at the HS cafeteria at 8:30 am on Saturday December 13, 2014

Thank you for all your support of our band program and students.


Kerri Murphy 

Penney Raabe

Dec 16 Restaurant Fundraiser

This month’s restaurant fundraiser is going to be held at the Panera Bread on Dussel drive in Maumee. It will be held on Tuesday, December 16th from 4-8pm.

The flyer (PDF) must be presented in printed form or an electronic version on phone or tablet when ordering.

We have a fantastic instrumental music program. Thank you for your continued support!