AFA News

October 2019

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Chicago Info and Meeting

The Chicago Trip is right around the corner! There will be a brief meeting for students going on the trip in Mr. Kurtz's room on Friday Oct 18th from 8:00-8:30am. We will be going over the different performances we will be seeing and providing students some background info. Please keep in mind the following details as the trip approaches:

  • The bus will depart TJ High on Wed Oct 23rd at 10:00am. Students MUST come to school with their luggage and be on time to board the bus.
  • Review more details and the official schedule that was distributed to students here

Bring a Friend to the AFA Day

Our next Shadow Day is Wed Nov 13th. We are encouraging all AFA members to bring a friend who might be interested in applying for the next school year.

For this Shadow Day, each student that registers is being asked who referred them to the AFA. The focus area who brings in the most students on Nov 13th will receive donuts...for free!

Please think about who would enjoy the AFA experience and encourage them to register for a shadow day at

AFA Silent Auction

The AFA Silent Auction will be Tuesday November 12th at Oscar's Alehouse. There will be a table set up in the restaurant starting at lunch time. Bidding will close at 8:00pm. We have lots of great items to bid on so far including themed baskets, rentals, sports tickets, gift cards, and student created work. Please mark your calendars to have lunch or dinner at Oscar's on Tuesday the 12th. Oscar's will donate 10% of the entire day's food sales to the AFA!

If you would like to donate something to the auction, please complete this form so no one duplicates your donation.

All Auction Donations are Due October 30th!!!

You can also fill out the form if you would like to volunteer to run the auction table (we still need a lot of volunteers to do that).

Auction Help Form.

AFA Apparel Store is Open until Oct 28th!!

To order your AFA Apparel, visit:

Store closes Oct 28th. This is a great place for birthday, holiday, or even graduation gifts (if you are planning really far ahead).

AFA Music Recital

AFA Musicians will take the stage on Thursday October 17th at 7:00pm in the TJ Auditorium. Come out and hear the great pieces they have been working on. The evening will feature performances by our vocal ensemble, jazz combo, sax quartet, string trio, and many individual soloists.

Admission if $5 at the door, online at , or you can use your flex pass if you purchased one.

AFA Night Out October 28th

Our next AFA Night Out is Monday October 28th at the North Frederick Chipotle (across form Wegman's) Come out and get dinner that night and 20% of the sales will go to the AFA!

Upcoming Events

Thursday October 17th
  • AFA Music Recital. 7:00PM at TJ High.

Friday October 18th

  • Chicago meeting for students from 8:00-8:30am.

Wed Oct 23rd-Sun Oct 27th

  • AFA Chicago Trip

Fri Oct 25th

  • AFA Theatre traveling performance of "Celebrated Jumping Frog" 8am

Monday Oct 28th

  • Chipotle Night at North Frederick location (5-9pm)
  • Last day to order AFA Apparel

Wed Oct 30th

  • Donation for silent auction due

Fri Nov 1st

  • AFA Theatre traveling performance of "Celebrated Jumping Frog" 8am

Sunday Nov 3rd

  • AFA Jazz Combo performs for private event in Myersville

Thursday Nov 7th

  • End of Term 1

***To see the entire AFA Calendar, please visit the EVENTS portion of our website***

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