LaGrange College Band Day

Hello! I would like to invite you and your band to the first ever band day at LaGrange College. This event will be free to you and you students. It will include a t-shirt for every student, a gift for you the director, and a tailgate style meal before the game! We will have a large “mass band” halftime performance in beautiful Callaway Stadium.

The date is September 23rd at our game vs. Brevard College. I have attached a flyer.

Here is the registration page

I would love for you to participate! Let me know if you have any questions.

Joshua Roberts, Ed. S.
Director of Bands
Director of Instrumental Studies
Assistant Professor of Music
LaGrange College
Office # – 706-880-8219
Cell # – 404-444-7987

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Panther Pride Officers!!!

Band Captain: Ryan Ragsdale
Vice-President: Zach Garcia
Secretary: Carson Hines

Starr’s Mill End of the Year Band Banquet

Greetings Band Family!

It is that time of year! Monday, May 15th at 6:30 in the Rising Starr Cafeteria we will have our annual End of the Year Banquet!  Plan to attend with your student(s) for a pot luck dinner and a farewell to our graduating seniors.

Below is a evite link to RSVP and Sign Up Genius Link for the Pot Luck.

End of the Year Band Banquet

End of the Year Band Banquet

Monday, May 15th at 6:30 PM in the Rising Starr Cafeteria, we will gather for a pot luck dinner as we conclude our 2016/2017 band school year! Please come and enjoy dinner and celebrate with us!! Chicken and Drinks will be provided!

Hope to see you there!!

Any questions? Contact Judy at or 770-487-6452 or 770-298-6035 (cell).

Thanks for all you do for our band program!

Judy Jochen

Congratulations 2017-18 Section Leaders

2017-18 Section Leaders

Drum Majors – Erin Macke (head) &
Kennedy Blanks (asst)

Woodwind Captain – Ashley Fukuyama

Fliccolo – Cameron Elliott

Clarinet – Ally Marshall

Sax – Devon Moan

Brass Captain & Trumpet – Ryan Ragsdale

Mellophone – Kyle Jacoby & Camryn Kiener

Baritone – Matthew Hyle

Sousaphone – Zach Garcia

Percussion – Leah Serratelli & Wade Kaiser

Color Guard – Lillian Hammond, Sarah Kelly, & Rose Wilson

Booster meeting 15 minutes before tonight’s concert at 6:45

Please come 15 minutes prior to the concert (6:45pm) Tuesday for a Band Booster meeting to establish fees for next year.  We’ll meet in the back of the auditorium.


Susan Northrup

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Starr’s Mill HS Color Guard

Laura Anderson
Shara Bates
Ashley Callaghan
Lilly Carter
Elizabeth Clair
Sarah Grace Collins
Ayanna Curtis
Nicole Divinitz
Addison Eickmann
Skyler Ellis
Samantha Elofson
Natalia Garzon
Lillian Hammond
Serena Hardy
Ivette Hernandez
Ivonne Hernandez
Sarah Kelly
Corinne Knight
Ally Little
Amy Orr
Jordan Owens
Florence Owusu
Dhara Padhiar
Sierra Ramsey
Aurelia Slay
Rose Wilson
Margaret Xiao
Alice Yaeger
Wendy Zhou

Congratulations!!! We’ll have rehearsals next Mon, Tues, and Thur (April 24,
25, and 27) from 4:00-6:30. We’ll also discuss the schedule for the remainder of
the year, summer, and next year.

2017-18 Band Rosters

2017-18 Band rosters

Audition results for Clarinets, Saxophones, Trombones, and Baritones

Adv. Inst. Winds
(Wind Ensemble)Clarinet:Ally Marshall

Natalie Thomas

Wakana Sato

Kennedy Blanks

Madison Martin

Alto Sax:

Victoria Scafidi

Madison Prillaman


Matthew Hyle

Camber Bransky

Jacob Head


Sean Murphy

Josh Gibson


Adv. Band
(Symphonic Band)Clarinet:Joy Inya-Agha

Caroline Carle

Grace Beseau

Claudia Williams

Natalie Robichaux

Anna Harper

Alto Sax:

Veronica Drake


Carson Hines

Nolan Robichaux

Andrew McBryde

Hannah Ramirez


Jacob Cai

Jaskaran Chawla


Int. Band
(Concert Band)Alto Sax:        Jack Talbott

Tenor Sax:

James Quarles


AJ Martin

Chris Craner

Tucker Posy


Quin McConathy

Audition results from today (4/12)

2017-18 SMHS Bands

                    Adv Inst Winds                                             Advanced Band                                     Intermediate Band 

                    (Wind Ensemble)                                        (Symphonic Band)                                 (Concert Band)

Flute:         Claudia Wahoski                                           Mary Faught                                             Cetera Plagman

                    Erin Macke                                                   Margaret Xiao                                          Jessica Vargas

                    Kayla Sloan                                                   Amanda Linville                                    Obehi Onabanj

                    Elizabeth Lindley                                         Hayeon Choi                                            Laura Lampl

                    Cameron Elliott                                            Madison Prillaman                                    Kaliyah Hardy

                    Jamesie Lussos                                           Ashleigh Shriner                                      Alison Rivera

                    Ashley Fukuyama                                        Gracie Britt                                                Fernando Orozco

                                                                                           Emily Beseau

Oboe:         Jaeyoung Choi                                            KaCie Baechle                                           Haley Hunt

                    Annie Feldman                                                                                                                   Bekah Algaze

Bassoon:  Wade Kaiser                                                 Nathan Rush

                    Devon Moan

Bass Clar: Logan Jalil                                                   Kaitlyn Smillie

                                                                                           Isabella Lowry

NYC participants…final itinerary

For the students and parents participating in the NYC trip,

Attached is the final Itinerary!  I can hardly wait.  Please remember to pack prepared to dress in layers as we will be walking quite a bit.  The students will need their instruments (mallets for percussion).

I’ve had several people ask what to wear for the Wicked performance.  I intend to wear decent clothes that are still comfortable to travel in since we leave the show and get right on the bus to head home.  The school dress code will apply.

I will have my cell phone if you need to reach me.  678-283-0085.

Susan Northrup


ITINERARY – STARRS MILL HS – 2017 – Google Docs