The Stinger

November 12, 2020


  • Winter Concerts
  • Saxy Christmas
  • Lost and Found
  • Our 4th Annual M.A.R.C.H. Community Service Day
  • Assist our Treasurer
  • Featured Board Positions: Vice-Presidents of Logistics


Monday, 11/16...........Winter Guard Rehearsal.........................................6:30-9:00 P.M. @ Cafeteria

Tuesday, 11/17..........Indoor Drumline Rehearsal.....................................4:00-6:30 PM @ Cafeteria

Wednesday, 11/18.....Pep Band Rehearsal................................................6:00-7:30 PM- Band Rm

Thursday 11/19 ........Indoor Drumline Rehearsal......................................4:00-6:30 PM @ Cafeteria

Friday, 11/20 .............Football Game (Home) Roswell vs. Woodstock.....6:30 PM @ Bus Lanes



Our Band Directors are happy to announce that we will be holding Winter Concerts to showcase what your students have been learning this semester! Our three Roswell Bands are proud to present selections from Robert Longfield, David Gillingham, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. With reduced attendance required, each band will have their very own night to shine!

Every student will receive two tickets for family members. You will find a link below to reserve your seats for your child’s concert. There is no admission fee. Due to space limitations and social distancing guidelines, we cannot offer more tickets to this concert.

Roswell Concert Band: Thursday, December 10 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium


Roswell Symphonic Band: Friday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium


Roswell Wind Ensemble: Thursday, December 3 @ 7:00 PM- Roswell HS Auditorium


Special instructions: Each ticket holder is required to wear a face-covering and have their temperature checked before entering the building. If you refuse to do either, you can enjoy the concert via the live stream on our YouTube and Facebook page. Unfortunately, if your temperature runs higher than 100.3, then you and your party will not be allowed to enter the building.

  • Please use the restroom before you enter the auditorium. No one will be allowed to re-enter the auditorium.

  • The director will dismiss each row to a side exit near the stage.

Concert Attire for Students:

Each student should wear concert black. Choose from the following:

  • Black blouse or long sleeve collared shirt

  • Black dress or skirt (with tights or leggings)

  • Black chinos, slacks or dress pants

  • Black suit (black pants, black jacket, black tie, black shirt)

  • Black dress shoes

  • 10th-12th graders: your concert uniform works as well!

All clothing must be pressed and neat.

Concert Day Schedule for Students:
6:15 PM- Meet in the band room for warm-up

6:35 PM- House opens for ticket holders

7:00 PM- Concert Starts

7:30 PM- Concert Ends


It’s that time of year for Saxy Christmas! Saxy Christmas is a group of saxophone players who get together and spread the holiday spirit through the community via live performances. If you play saxophone, please join us. Complete this online form if you’re interested.


Our closet for missing items is overflowing! We’ll be emptying the contents for students to claim their items the week of November 16. Parents, we encourage you to stop by the tables outside the band room before/after the game on Friday, November 20th to see if you recognize anything that belongs to your family! (We will donate all remaining items after the Thanksgiving break.)



We need 1-2 people to help our Treasurer receive and record all monies and deposit in an account established by the Association or the Band. Please contact Aimee Christian at if you are able to help.

UPDATE: Our 4th Annual M.A.R.C.H. Community Service Day

We are looking for a Chairperson to lead our 4th annual M.A.R.C.H.

M.A.R.C.H. stands for Musicians Acting with Responsibility, Compassion, and Hard work. If you are new to the band family or want a recap, here is a quick video of our inaugural campaign from 2018:

The Chair will be responsible for leading a team of five. (So the Chair will have plenty of help!) He/she simply needs to be well organized.

Main focus:

  • Kick off M.A.R.C.H. at December’s General Meeting. Then there are regular updates and reminders to help us meet our fundraising goals.

  • Be sure we have plenty of work sites in place, make sure we have gardening tools, and arrange for food & transportation for the service day 3/13/21.

Our Co-President, Michael Dal Cerro, will be happy to help the new lead get started using last year’s materials and blueprint. If you are interested, contact


For the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting various board positions and committees so that you can learn more about our terrific organization. We want every parent to be a part of this award-winning program!


Our VPs of Logistics are “Jacks of all Trades.” If something needs to be built, if something gets broken, if something needs to be moved, our VPs are there to help. There are many opportunities throughout the year to assist with these projects. Please watch for announcements calling for helpers.

Pit Crew

This is a committee under our VPs which is responsible for moving out equipment down to the field for football games and getting equipment on and off the field for football games and competitions.

Band Banquet

This committee is responsible for organizing and planning the band’s annual banquet at the end of every school year. It takes someone organized and creative to head this committee. It’s a lot of fun because it is a time we get to celebrate all of our talented musicians’ accomplishments.

If you have any interest in serving on a board position, a committee lead, or to be part of a committee please don’t hesitate to contact our VP of Support Services, Jane Sowden at or at 404-931-7901. She is happy to go over any questions you may have about any positions.

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Help Us Continue To Play Strong.

Nominating Committee

The following people are members of this year’s Nominating Committee: Michael Moon, Mike Long, Michael Dal Cerro, Shannon Woodson, Jennifer Ross, Rob Ross, and Gretchen Shirley. The committee shall solicit candidates for officers as provided in the bylaws and present a paper ballot or virtual ballot on the Band’s website to the general membership prior to the December meeting.

If you are interested in serving as an officer on our 2021 Executive Board, contact

Save the Date: General Membership Meeting

We will have a virtual General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm. Stay tuned for login details. Key topics on the agenda include votes for 2021 Executive Board and a Bylaws amendment.