Savannah arts academy was established in 1999 as a Specialty school and is part of the Savannah-Chatham county public school system. Enrollment is based on specific academic criterion, as well as a successful audition in the desired major.
Please see the information below regarding Winterfest (hosted by Armstrong State University)
Audition Requirements (can be recorded at home or at SAA):
For the schedule and additional information:
The Friends of Ben Tucker and Portman's Music Superstore are combining efforts to help put instruments into the hands of young musicians in need of support.
This is performance opportunity is available to any/all euphonium and tuba players! See image below.
Dear SAA Band Families,
One of our SAA Chorus parents, Cuffy Sullivan, is coordinating volunteers for the October 8, 2017 “Picnic in the Park”. Volunteer opportunities are available for both adults and students (see the link below). To thank you for your service, you will receive a free t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to the Savannah Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops concert, in addition to community service hours.
Please go to the SignUpGenius link below to sign up - I hope some of you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to support our community!
Here’s the link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aaa82da1fe3-picnic
In addition to gaining service hours, volunteers will receive a t-shirt, as well as a complimentary ticket to the Holiday Pops concert.
Picnic in the Park Volunteer Coordinator
I hope you were all able to avoid the worst of Hurricane Irma (and it’s related traffic/logistical excitement). Just wanted to give you all some information about upcoming activities/changes to our schedule. If you have not been receiving the Charms Emails, please email me ASAP and I will get you registration information!
Sunday 9/17 - The Skyelite Jazz band will NOT be performing for the opening of the jazz festival due to a number of our students/families unavailability to return to Savannah in time.
Monday 9/18 - Members of the instrument ensemble and adv band classes (Symphonic Band) will have a mandatory after school practice from 3:00pm - 5:00pm on Monday. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE! Students who do not have prior approval for missing the rehearsal will NOT be able to perform in Thursday's concert, or future concerts per director approval.
Tuesday 9/19 - Band Tutorials are available until 5pm. Students who need help with practicing/etudes/music can stay after school.
Thursday 9/21 - Band Concert @ 7pm in the SAA Auditorium. Adults $5 admission; students and children get in for free. We will be in formal concert attire; please email me if you have any questions/concerns.
Friday 9/22 - Jazz Bassist and Singer Katie Thiroux will be visiting the school and giving a special workshop with jazz band students beginning at 9:30am.
Savannah Jazz Festival is taking place this week! Check out their webpage for performances, times, and locations!
Camp for the Wind Ensemble students will be tomorrow and Wednesday at 9am and go to 2pm.
Camp for the Symphonic Band and new SAA Band students will be on Thursday/Friday from 9am to 2pm.
If you have any questions, please email or use Remind to contact me!
Reminder to all 2017-2018 SAA Band Students:
Our summer camp takes place next week on Tuesday/Wednesday (for members in Wind Ensemble) and Thursday/Friday (for members in Symphonic band as well as all new band students).
If you have not done so, please go to the registration link HERE in order to make sure preparations can be made.
Attendance is expected of all students! There will be some outdoor activities in the morning, so please dress appropriately. If you have any questions, please email me OR send a message via Remind.
.Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition is open to musicians, ages 13-19. Applicants must submit an application and an audition video recording. Videos must contain a minimum of two contrasting pieces from classical repertoire. Applications and videos must be submitted by April 15 at 11:59 PM.
Click here for more information on eligibility, video requirements and prize information.
The SAA Jazz Bands will be performing their Spring Concert. Please join us for a night of America's original musical art form! Tuesday, March 14th 7 PM
Help my students succeed!
I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a DonorsChoose.org classroom request.
Give to my classroom by March 14th and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code LIFTOFF during checkout and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).
In return, you'll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.
Thank you so much,
For details on this project, please click here.