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.
Our chair placement tests (for Advanced Band and Beginning Band students) are going to take place this Friday!
Students should make sure that they have the correct etudes and requirements (listed below)
Beginning Band - 1st four measures of the technical portion 2019-2020 GMEA All-State Concert Band (9-10) Etude
Advanced Band - 1st 8 measures of the technical portion of the 2019-2020 GMEA All-State Concert Band (9-10) Etude
**All percussionists should work on the 1st 4 bars of the uptempo section of the snare and mallet etude
All Etudes can be found on the GMEA Website: https://www.gmea.org/asb-audition-information
District Honor Band auditions for high school students will be held at South Effingham High School on Saturday, December 8th.
Savannah Arts Academy students have been given a registration/warm-up time of 9am.
Directions to the South Effingham High School can be found HERE
Address: 1220 Noel C Conaway Road, Guyton 31312
Please note: Make sure you go to the HIGH SCHOOL.
More Volunteers are need for the chicken dinner even on Friday, November 9th, to run smoothly. More help is needed specifically from 11:00-1:30 and only 1/2 of those needed for the other time slots are on the schedule. Please consider helping out if you have any time to spare on Friday, November 9th.
If you are planning on volunteering for longer than the slots on the signup sheet or on a unique time table, please email Mr. Nestor or contact Melissa O. or Shannon W.
Sign Up Genius Link - https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080844a8a82faa8-volunteers1
Coastal Saxophone Day will be held on March 2nd, 2019 from 9 AM- 6 PM. There will be a variety of exhibitors, clinic sessions, masterclasses, and performances. All participants will play in the saxophone choir and high school soloists and quartets are invited to perform in the masterclass.
Registration Deadline is February 1st and everything is included in the $40 registration fee (t-shirt, lunch, music, etc.)
For all students/parents involved with the NY Trip, please see the payment schedule. Please note that the 3rd payment is due December 1st. Remember to include the student's name on the check OR you may make payments through EE Tours (web address located on the document below).
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Nestor.
Please consider volunteering to help collect chicken dinner money before school this week and early next week (7:15-8:15). We also need help with prepping/distribution (8:30-11:00/11:00-1:30) or delivering dinners (11:00-1:30) on November 9th. Yesterday, we sent out a Signup Genius and are aware that it may have ended up in your spam/junk mail folder. We desperately need help. If you want to help, please email Mr. Nestor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
***Sign-Up Genius Link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080844a8a82faa8-volunteers1
SAA Band Booster Volunteers
The 2nd payment ($425) for our NY trip needs to be sent in by Wednesday, October 24th. If you have not done so, please send in a check OR feel free to visit EE Tours webpage (HERE) to make a payment by card.
Our annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser is under way! Please support the band and our band program by purchasing a ticket from any band student or parent. Parent: PLEASE help get the word out!
Packet information attached below. If you need additional tickets please email Ms. Melissa or Ms. Shannon (emails on the info sheet).
Update: The Jazz Band Concert Scheduled for tomorrow Thursday, October 11 will now be Postponed to a later date as all SCCPSS schools will be closed.
Mr. Michael Nestor