The Stinger

November 6, 2019


The Week Ahead

11/8 Rehearsal Marching Band Stadium 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

11/8 Hall Band Marching Band Band Room 7:30 AM - 8:10 AM

11/8 Senior Picnic Marching Band Band Room - 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

11/8 RHS vs. Etowah (Senior Night) Marching Band Band Room 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM

11/9 FINAL DROP OFF Jeep Raffle Tickets (sold and unsold) All

Roof Depot, 705 Hembree Parkway 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming Events

11/11 Indoor Drumline Auditions All Band Room 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

11/11 RHS BBA Exec. Board Meeting Board Media Center 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

11/13 Rehearsal Jazz Band Band Room 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

11/14 IDL Auditions All Band Room 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

11/15 DEADLINE: Spring Trip permission slip/first deposit All

11/16 Ed Voyles announces the Jeep winner! Facebook / Live Stream

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All raffle tickets (SOLD and UNSOLD) need to be turned back in IMMEDIATELY. We will still accept your tickets and money at the following dates:

· Wednesday, 11/6 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Band Room

· Saturday, 11/9 11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Roof Depot

705 Hembree Pkwy, Roswell, GA 30076

Our team will be there logging orders.

Per Ed Voyles, band members are financially responsible for tickets lost or not returned.


We are opening up an online sales blitz for Jeep Raffle Tickets! We will still accept orders online at If you know anyone still yet to order, or even someone who may want to buy more (like the 5 PACK – 5 tickets for $45), they will still be able to place orders online at until Sunday 11/10.

Here’s a quick link to buy the 5 PACK:

Just be sure that referrals type in your student’s name during checkout.

Get ready! On Saturday, November 16, Ed Voyles will be doing a Facebook LIVE STREAM for the winner presentation. Will it be you?




REMINDER: For all students who purchased a 3rd quarter meal for the Walton game, that meal will be rolled over to the first home play-off game.

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All marching band seniors and their parents are invited to attend our annual Senior Picnic before the Roswell/Etowah football game (4 PM-6 PM). We’ll have the grill set up for some hot dogs and hamburgers and offer other yummy treats. Come celebrate another amazing marching band season with the Roswell Swarm! (Participation is optional.)


3:30 PM Picnic set-up begins (outside - behind band room at picnic tables)

4:15 PM Picnic begins

5:30 PM Senior speeches take place in the Band Room

7:00 PM Band will parade into stadium

8:00 PM Just before 2nd Quarter begins, line up on track by the Visitors’ Concession Stand

Halftime Senior Night Festivities on the field

Post Game Last performance of the competitive show!

If you DO NOT have a senior graduating this year, we need your help! In order for our senior parents to enjoy the event with their students, please offer to volunteer and assist where needed. We still need some parents to make side dishes and to help grilling. Thank you!

Marching Band Close-out

The Tuesday after our last football game (TBD) we will hold our Marching Band close-out when students return cleaned uniforms and marching instruments. It will take place after school. A specific date and time will be announced soon.

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Indoor Drumline is starting very soon! Auditions are scheduled for 11/11 and 11/14 in the Band Room. The ensemble practices after school several days per week, and several Saturdays from November-March. The focus is engagement of percussion and visual techniques, and performances are held in the gym. Competitions are held on Saturdays throughout the spring semester. The Indoor Drumline competes at local, state, and national level competitions. Questions about IDL? Email Mark Kapral at

To audition, be sure to fill out the form below to reserve your spot!



Those students selected for Fulton County Honors Band should plan to attend rehearsal at Centennial High School on Monday, 11/18 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. These same students will need to be there all day Tuesday, 11/19. (Mr. Moon will distribute a specific itinerary to the students selected to attend.)

The Fulton County Honor Band concert is scheduled for Tuesday night, 11/19 @ 7:00 p.m. at Centennial High School. Everyone is welcome to attend the concert. Come support your fellow band members!


We are pleased to announce that the Roswell Band has been approved to attend a trip to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL. The Spring Band Trip will take place March 15-19, 2020.

On this trip, our students will attend a Universal Studios Movie Music Workshop, co-sponsored by the National Education Association for Music Education. Students will learn how film scoring works, learn how sound effects are created and record part of The Lorax soundtrack with the movie.

All band students received a Trip Memo on Friday, 10/25 to take home to their parents and guardians. Extra copies are in the band hallway. Permission slips and first deposits are due November 15, 2019. Here is a link to the information:


Jeep Raffle Weekly Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Weekly Student Incentives! We will continue to hold weekly drawings through November 8. For every 10 ticket stubs turned in, the student’s name goes into the drawing.

● Week 1 – Brianna Jones

● Week 2 – Nikki Burkhart

● Week 3 - Leah Taylor

● Week 4 – Carlo Dal Cerro

● Week 5 – Josh Cordero

● Week 6 – Matt Hartigan

● Week 7 – Bradley Willis

● Week 8 – Luke Jenstead

Week 9 – Amy Xu

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Join us for a private screening of the newest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker! It will take place at The Aurora Cineplex on December 21st. Tickets are $20.00 which includes pizza and a drink. The movie begins at 12:30 p.m.; arrive by noon to check in and get your food. Tickets (wristbands) can be purchased below. You will receive your wristband at the event.

Proceeds will benefit the RHS Natalie Henderson Color Guard Scholarship Fund. To honor the memory of RHS Color Guard student Natalie Henderson, this memorial scholarship was developed to support color guard students with their financial obligations so that they may participate in marching band color guard and/or winter guard.

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Support the hornet swarm This Holiday Season

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calendar dates


● 11/18 - Fulton County Honor Band (Centennial HS)

● 11/18 – IDL Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

● 11/19 - Fulton County Honor Band (Centennial HS)

● 11/20- Wind Ensemble performs at Roswell Adult Recreation Center (12:00 PM)

● 11/20 - Concert Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

● 11/20 – Jazz Band Rehearsal @ 6:00 PM

● 11/21 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00*

● 11/21 – IDL Rehearsal @ 6:00 PM

● 11/22 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

● 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break begins


● 12/3 – IDL Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

● 12/4 - Concert Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

● 12/4 – Jazz Band Rehearsal @ 6:00 PM

● 12/5 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM*

● 12/5 - Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM

● 12/6 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

● 12/6 – IDL Camp @ 4:00 PM

● 12/7 – IDL Camp @ 10:0 AM

● 12/12 - Marching Band Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM*

● 12/12 – IDL Rehearsal @ 6:00 PM

● 12/13 - Football Post-Season Games (TBD) @ 5:00 PM

● 12/13 – IDL Rehearsal @ 4:00 PM

● 12/14 - All State 1st Round Auditions/District Honor Band (Alpharetta HS)

● 12/21 - Movie at Aurora @ 12:30 p.m. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (check-in @ noon)

● 12/23 - Holiday Break Begins

* for post-season football games