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AKHS Band News

Check out the Latest Band Blast for all up to date information

Visit our Sponsor page, see the link on the Left

Upcoming Dates
  • February 24th (Tues) & 26th (Wed)
    • Marching Band Photos in the Band Room afterschool
  • March 8th (Sat)
  • June 3rd (Tues)
    • Marching Band Open House- more info coming soon
  • June 16th-18th (Mon-Wed)
    • Rookie/Percussion Camp 8am-12pm
      • Mandatory Attendance for Rookies, Percussion, and Leadership
  • July 28th-31st (Mon-Thur)
    • Band Camp Begins! 8am-5pm
  • Aug. 4th-7th (Mon-Thur)
    • Band Camp 8am-5pm

Fundraiser - Citrus (Updated 10/06/2013)
Sale Starts: 10/06/2013
Sale Ends: 11/12/2013

The holidays are fast approaching. There is no better time for Florida fresh citrus.  Please click on the citrus logo below or go to the Fundraisers button on the menu to the left.

We thank you in advance for participating.

Please email the Citrus mailbox if you have any questions.

2013 Mighty Night Invitational - Information (Updated 10/19/2013)

Schedules have been added to the site.  Please click the link below.

The 2013 Mighty Night Invitational will be held Saturday October 26th. More invitational information will be available soon. Please continue to check back.

Please click on this Mighty Night Invitational page link or on the menu button on the left to see more information.

We look forward to seeing you.

2013 Band CMS Trip Permission Form (Updated 10/07/2013)

Please click on the link below to get a "Band CMS Trip Permission Slip - 2013" form. Please fill it out and return it to Mr. Butler.

Please click on this Band CMS Trip Permission Slip - 2013 to get a form.

Band Officers have been announced!!! (Updated 08/18/2013)

Congratulations to the new officers of the 2013 AK Mighty Knight Band!

Drum Majors:  Maria Lopez, Austin Sharpe, Michael Sargent
Band Captains:  Hershell McCarty & Adam Sheinhaus
Guard Captain:  Megan Marshall
Guard Co-Captains:  Jillian Tufo, Lauryn Smith
Executive Officers:  Evan Herron & Wilfred Wong
Properties 1st Sargent:   Walt Walters (we will select a team of 9 members)
Librarians:  Amy Nussman, Kristen Eggles, Jessica Dula, Lindsay Delmas

Section Leaders
Flute:  Leslie Ro
Clarinet:  Hershell McCarty
Sax:  Jamaal Jackson
Mello:  Jefferson Dryer
Trumpet:  Jeremy Triche
Low Brass:  Ryan Chandler & Adam Slaydon
Drumline Captain:  Matt Brady
Snare Captain:  Lauren Harrold
Bass Captain:  Joshua Good
Pit:  Hope Allen & Emily Murchinson

Remember that your position reflects our band program and any negative behavior may result in dismissal from your position and/or the band.  Please support each other and work together to make this coming season special for our Mighty Knight Family.

2013-2014 Band Booster Board Members (Updated 08/18/2013)

AK Band Booster Slate for 2013-2014

President - Jean Sargent
VP at Large - Geof Smith
VP of Fundraising - Bruce Sheinhaus
VP of Invitational/Special Event - Joe Marshall
Recording Secretary - Lynn Fernandez
Corresponding Secretary - Tamara McCarty
Treasurer - David Knoble
Assistant Treasurer/Charms - Amy King
Color/Winter Guard Rep - Janet Tufo

We have an urgent need for parents to serve on our band booster board.  The existing board either has seniors or reached their term limits.  Please consider taking a larger role in your child's high school band experience.

In addition, our major band fundraiser, the fall sports program, is in need of volunteers.  We are looking for 4 to 5 parents to form a committee to facilitate this fundraiser. The program brings in $15,000, much needed money to support our program.  If we do not have parents to organize this fundraiser we will have to cancel it and in turn fair share will increase significantly.

Please contact Jean Sargent at if you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities or if you have any questions.

Click, Click...Click-Click-Click, The Photo page is now available (Updated 10/07/2012)

Please click on the "Photo" page link to the left to see some of the photos from this season.   We would love to share more photos so please keep them coming.

Please visit our Sponsor Page (Updated 9/30/2012)

Please click on the "Sponsor Page" link to the left to find out more information about the businesses that help support our program.

Thanks to all of them for their support.

Fundraiser informantion has been updated....think Tumblers (Updated 9/18/2012)

Please click on the "Fundraisers" link to the left to find out more information our exciting new fundraiser.

Private Lessons !!! (added 9/1/2012)

It is important for you as a serious high school musician to study privately with a teacher. Receiving private instruction helps you to become a better all-around musician and increases your chances of having successful auditions for all-district, all-state, and also for our top ensembles here at school. The following private study teachers are available should you choose to take lessons. Please remember that you can also visit your local music store for lessons as well.

If interested, please have your parents contact the instructor of your choice to set things up.

For more information, please see the "Local Private Lessons" link to the left.

Weekly Emails and the Charms Office


Attention all parents and friends of the AK Band Program: Did you know that we send out a weekly e-mail blast that has all of the latest, up-to-date information about our entire Band program? If you are not getting this email blast, please make sure you have logged into Charms Office and have put in your correct email addresses. 

To login into Charms Office, your username is "AK Band" and your password is your student's CMS ID number. If you have any questions about signing up / logging into Charms Office, please email Charms Account Coordinator.

Parent Chaperone / Volunteer Information

All parents who wish to volunteer and/or chaperone any Band functions this year must register as a volunteer with CMS. Please register by going to If you have registered in the past with a different school, please go online and change your school designation to Ardrey Kell.

This must be completed before you can chapperone an event!

Old band news can be found at this link, Old Band News