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Operating as usual


Tonight’s the big night! The 5:30 pm Jazz Band and dinner and 7 pm Awards Gala will be at the Alliance Eagles Club this evening. For those who purchased a ticket for the meal, serving and jazz band entertainment begins at 5:30 pm. Those attending the free awards portion we hope to see at 7 pm!


What a night! Thanks again to Dr. Steve Sudduth for all his efforts, and to the APS Foundation for making this week happen! Incredible people making incredible things possible for our students here in Alliance. Enjoy “Twin Fountains March” in its world premiere!


Dr. Sudduth working the premiere piece in final rehearsal. 7 pm tonight in the PAC!


Student conductor Preston Pohlman hard at work in final rehearsals this morning. Come support the kids tonight at 7 pm in the PAC!


Today’s menu for residency day 3? College Prep!


Successful composition master class today. Pics to follow of tonight’s jazz session!

Photos from Alliance High School Band's post 05/03/2018

Day 1 conducting and leadership meeting


Using Expo on board to analyze patterns-kids do the patterns, Sudds analyzes!


Conducting live action day 1


Master class #1-conducting!


Congratulations to the Alliance high band students on completing an all-superior sweep with our 19 entries at District Music Contest yesterday! A special shout-out as well to the following award winners:

Outstanding Performance: Preston Pohlman, Rachel Baker, Jewelia Taylor

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Performance: Sydnie Waldron, Aubrie Lawrence, Saxophone Quartet


Alliance High performers for District Music Contest this Wednesday, April 18 at AHS. Best of luck!

8:00 Marimba Madison Korte
8:06 Multiple Percussion Isabella Middleton
8:18 Flute Courtney Cox
8:24 Flute Cade Stephenson
8:30 Clarinet--Soprano Jewelia Taylor
8:36 Clarinet--Soprano Luxie West
8:42 Soprano/Alto Voice Bailey Alwin
8:48 Soprano/Alto Voice Grace Tolstedt
8:54 Vocal Quartet #2
9:06 Saxophone--Alto Aubrey Garrett
9:12 Saxophone--Alto Preston Pohlman
9:18 Saxophone--Tenor Sydnie Waldron
9:30 Horn Rachel Baker
9:36 Cornet/Trumpet Jackson Moomey
9:42 Cornet/Trumpet Aubrie Lawrence
9:48 Cornet/Trumpet Hannah Middleton
9:54 Cornet/Trumpet Zachary Young
10:00 Cornet/Trumpet Bryson Darveau
10:12 Saxophone Quartet
10:20 Alliance Velocity
10:40 Alliance Harmonics
11:06 Vocal Duet #1
11:12 Vocal Duet #2
11:18 Soprano/Alto Voice Bailey Johnson
11:24 Tenor/Bass Voice Tristan Bleisch
11:30 Piano Rachel Baker
11:36 Piano Grace Tolstedt
11:42 Tenor/Bass Voice Salvador Valadez
11:48 Soprano/Alto Voice Darian Wilson
11:54 Soprano/Alto Voice Cherokee Purviance
12:00 Alliance Wind Ensemble
12:00 Soprano/Alto Voice Mckenzie Rainwater
12:30 Vocal Quartet #1
12:36 Soprano/Alto Voice Cassey Guthmiller
12:42 Vocal Trio
1:00 Alliance Mixed Chorus
2:50 Alliance Jazz Band
4:40 Alliance Concert Band


Dear Directors,

First of all, thank you again for taking the time to nominate your students for the 2019 Nebraska Ambassadors of Music European tour. An informational meeting was scheduled for this Saturday, April 14th. Due to the predicted poor weather conditions, this meeting will need to be postponed. Because of the short notice, I am asking if you would please let your students know about the meeting being postponed during your rehearsals tomorrow (Friday). Please let them know that they will be contacted about the new date for this meeting soon. Thanks again for your help and good luck next week at District Music Contest.


Mike Koch
Nebraska Ambassadors of Music

NSAA District 6 Music Competition 03/22/2018

NSAA District 6 Music Competition

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Twinning is winning (Zach Young’s new trumpet and my old trumpet)


Austin Pfeiffer (2017 grad) on spring break from CSC was gracious enough to come play for us today-here’s a short clip!


The following email excerpt was sent out to all directors earlier this afternoon:


With the continued deterioration of the forecast and a strong potential for significant snow and wind, we have decided to cancel Monday’s Honor Band and Choral Clinic.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but the primary concern is the safety of you, your students, and any family members that were planning to attend the evening concerts.

The cancellation will be announced via UNK social media, the UNK webpage, and distributed to local news outlets throughout the state. It is my hope that this information will reach all affected parties well in advance of potentially traveling to Kearney. If you can pass along information of the cancellation to your students and parents as well, we should have everyone in the loop and avoid any unnecessary travel in these dangerous conditions.

We will not be rescheduling the Honor Clinic due to the challenge of finding an appropriate date that will work with your school schedules and university calendar.

Thank you for your understanding with the timeframe of making this decision. The most important thing is to ensure the safety of all participants and the cancellation of the Honor Clinic is certainly the most prudent option when faced with dangerous travel possibilities.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be in touch next week.


Brian Alber D.A.
Chair, Graduate Music Program
Assistant Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music/Teacher Education
Fine Arts Rm. 225
University of Nebraska-Kearney

Photos from Yandas Music and Pro Audio's post 12/21/2017

Photos from Yandas Music and Pro Audio's post


AHS Holiday Concert tonight at 7pm in the PAC! Hope to see you there!


Congratulations majorettes and members on achieving a Superior rating at the State Marching Contest! Congrats also to the drum line for receiving a Superior percussion rating!


Congratulations to Jewelia Taylor (clarinet) and Rachel Baker (horn) on being selected for the 2017 Nebraska All-State Band!


NSBA State Contest Map for 2017-Kearney High


It's State Marching Contest week - check the full schedule for info on the near 70 performances Saturday!


Drummers accidentally rub against the bus while unloading? No fear-band mom has spot removal down to a science.

Photos from Alliance High School Band's post 10/15/2017

Congrats Bailey, Jewelia, and the Marching Bulldogs on receiving Superiors and top scores in the parade and field at yesterday's Old West Weekend competition!


Your AHS Band leadership representing the best at our school this week: 4 of 7 student of the week nominations! (None by band department either). Well done kids!

Photos from Alliance High School Band's post 09/05/2017

Thanks again and congratulations to the band members that participated in the Box Butte Co. Fair parade a few weeks ago! What a great way to start the year off!


The Alliance Band Parents are having their annual 5K & 10K run at Bulldog Stadium. Entry fee is $20. There will be a 2 mile walk and 400 meter fun run for kids at no charge. Registration at 7:15 am, race at 8 am. Registration form can be picked up at the Chamber.


Attention Band volunteers!
The Keep Alliance Beautiful community cleanup project for the band has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 6 at 9 am due to weather.


Congratulations to the following instrumental soloists/ensembles on their selection as Outstanding Perfomers/Honorable Mentions at District VI Music Contest!

Cade Stephenson - flute solo (Honorable Mention)

Jewelia Taylor - clarinet solo (Outstanding Performer Award)

Sydnie Waldron - tenor saxophone solo (Outstanding Performer Award)

Saxophone Quartet: Preston Pohlman, Bailey Alwin, Sydnie Waldron, Cade Stephenson (Honorable Mention)

Emily Green - trumpet solo (Outstanding Performer Award)

Hannah Middleton - trumpet solo (Honorable Mention)

Aubrie Lawrence - trumpet solo (Honorable Mention)

Sariah Grant - horn in f solo (Outstanding Performer Award)

Rachel Baker - horn in f solo (Honorable Mention)

Jake McCaffrey - euphonium solo (Honorable Mention)

Rachel Baker - piano solo (Outstanding Performer Award)

Grace Tolstedt - piano solo (Honorable Mention)


Congratulations Alliance High instrumentalists on a superior sweep at District VI Music Contest! All AHS band events received a superior rating today. Individual awards (Outstanding Performer, Honorable Mention) to follow in separate announcement!

Timeline photos 04/17/2017

Here is a complete list of band and vocal entries for Alliance High School for the 2017 District Music Contest. Hope to see you there on Tuesday!

Photos from Alliance High School Band's post 04/02/2017

What a great experience playing a pep set and the National Anthem tonight here in Rapid City! Special thanks to Jeremy Keith and the Rush organization for making this happen!


ATTENTION RUSH GAME PARTICIPANTS: Team management has sent us a waiver you will be required to complete and have your parents sign before you can go on the ice for the group picture. There is a meeting at the end of 8th period in the band room to hand them out. Please pick one up either earlier in the day or at this time, fill it out, and bring it back tomorrow when we leave. Please share this across your social media feeds. Thanks!

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