Participation the Andover High School Golden Warrior Marching Band is open to all students entering grades 8 – 12 for the 2015-16 school year.
The Andover High School Golden Warrior Marching Band
Primarily for high school students, but open to eighth graders who are prepared for the experience, the AHSGWMB has a reputation for excellence in Massachusetts school marching band festivals. It is run outside of the school day, in similar manner to a varsity sport. Its members (grades 9-12) earn one-half of an academic credit for participating, as well as a varsity letter.
The band rehearses three times per week, and performs at all eleven football games, home and away, as well as three or four competitions and numerous ceremonies and 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. In addition, the 2015-16 Band will be competing at NESBA (New England Scholastic Band Association) competitions in their Division 2 class.
Registration for marching band begins in June for the following school year. There is a four day pre-season camp at the high school, the week prior to the beginning of the school year. For 2015-2016, band week will meet August 24-August 27, from 8:30am – 9:00pm, and Friday August 28 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Friday’s rehearsal will conclude with a run through for parents.
For Fall 2015 we are using an on-line registration form, which should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Click here to register.
Weekly Band Practice Schedule:
- Tuesday: 2:30 – 5:00
- Thursday: 2:30 – 5:00
- Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00
Please support our Fundraisers:
- Annual Wreath Sale:
- Bottle Drives (Bring your redeemable bottles and cans to the West Middle School parking lot):
- Fall: November 7, 2015
- Spring: May 14, 2016
2015 Dates to Remember:
- August 24-28: Band Week
- October 4: NESBA Competition in Methuen
- October 17: NESBA Competition in Billerica
- October 24: NESBA Competition in Reading
- November 1: NESBA Finals in Lawrence
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).