Participation the Andover High School Golden Warrior Marching Band is open to all students entering grades 8 – 12 for the 2016-17 school year. See below for registration information.
The Andover High School Golden Warrior Marching Band
The AHSGWMB has a reputation for excellence in Massachusetts school marching band festivals. Rehearsals are run outside of the school day, in similar manner to practice for a varsity sport. The high school members earn .5 academic credit for participating, as well as a varsity letter.
The band rehearses three times per week, and performs at all football games (home and away!), three or four competitions, Andover Veteran ceremonies and town parades. A vast majority of the band’s season is concluded by Thanksgiving weekend, but there are still several events at which the band is a presence, such as All-Bands night, and Memorial Day ceremonies.
Weekly Band Practice Schedule:
Tuesday: 2:30 – 5:00
Thursday: 2:30 – 5:00
Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00
Registration for marching band begins in June for the following school year. The deadline to apply is June 23rd! If you miss the deadline, please contact Ms. Hofius at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Fall 2016 we are using an on-line registration form, which should take 10-15 minutes to complete.
Registration is now open!
Please come to the registration page to join the band!
Band Camp 2016
There is a five day pre-season camp at the high school, the week prior to the beginning of the school year. For 2016-2017, band week will meet August 22-August 25, from 8:30am – 9:00pm, and Friday August 26 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Friday’s rehearsal will conclude with a run through for parents.
Please support our Fundraisers:
- Annual Wreath Sale:
- Bottle Drives (Bring your redeemable bottles and cans to the West Middle School parking lot):
- Spring: May 14, 2016
2016 Dates to Remember:
- August 22-26: Band Week
If you are a band member, parent, or staff, you may also access the AHSMB members page which has more band information (you will need the password to proceed).