Are you interested in joining a VA honor band? Then join the award winning Marching Knights. The marching band participated in competitions across the state and will perform in Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, next year. Don't play an instrument? Join our outstanding guard and perform dance and flag routines with the band. Pick up a schedule and forms in the band or download them at www.turnerashbyband.com. If you have any questions please see Mr. Nash in the band room.
Attention all students taking dual English next year: you are required to attend a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, April 5th at 1:40 P.M. in the library. At that time, information will be presented on: the BRCC application process, the placement procedures, textbooks and tuition. ALL 2016-2017 dual enrollment students must attend this meeting! You will be called to the meeting from your 4th block class.
Congratulations to our Debate Team for placing second at the Conference Tournament last Saturday!
In Policy debate,
In Public Forum debate,
In Lincoln Douglas debate,
Everyone did a great job!
Way to go!
This past Saturday (03/19/16) the Choral Department went to District Assessment. TA Singers, Chamber Singers and Mixed Chorale all performed pieces before 3 judges and then did a sight-reading (singing a piece never seen before) before a fourth judge. A rating of 1 is the highest grade you can receive. TA Singers received straight ones from all 4 judges making them Superior. Chamber Singers had overall ones making them Superior. Mixed Chorale had 2 which made them excellent! These kids worked really hard in being prepared for Saturday and they made beautiful music! Huge congratulations to them.
The Choral Department and Band Department both received Superior Rating on their top groups at District Assessment. Virginia Music Educators Association now recognizes the 15-16 TA Music Department as a Blue Ribbon School! Turner Ashby is the only high school in the county to achieve this distinction. Great news during Music in Our Schools Month.
Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for receiving a Superior Rating at the State Concert Band Assessments this past Friday (03/11/16). In combination with the Superior Rating, the Marching Band received this past fall, the TA band department has earned the distinction of being a Virginia Honor Band for the second year in a row.
Auditions for the Student Directed one-act plays and the Spring Show will be after school on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. No experience is necessary and lots of small parts are available for those who want to participate in a play but not commit a lot of time! We are also looking for people to work behind the scenes, especially on fantasy costumes. Please come by the board outside room 124 for more information.
The Turner Ashby Destination Imagination teams traveled to Winchester to compete in the regional tournament on Saturday, March 5. Both teams earned the opportunity to compete at the state tournament on April 9 at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville. The "Bazinga Squad" competed in Pace of Change in which they had to present a skit and create a vehicle which must have two propulsion devices and had to travel with a team member on board. The team members are Caleb Swortzel, Toby Swortzel, Geno Stickley, Anthony Malabad, Tony Finneyfrock, and Matthew Althaver. The "Your Mom" team competed in Musical Mashup in which they were required to present a skit plus design and build a structure that both supports weight and is a musical instrument. Team members are Reilly Breeden, Ashton Richmond, Brooke Moore, Caroline Dean, Natalie Spruhan, Grace Peirantoni and Paul Craun. Both teams did a great job and represented our school well.
The Forensics team had a strong showing at the 3A West Region Tournament on Saturday 2/27/19). Congratulations to Elizabeth Bullock and Taylor Metzler who advanced to the State tournament, winning 3rd place in Serious Duo Interpretation. Qualifying as alternates to the State Tournament were Leland Stevens in Extemporaneous Speaking and Gino Stickley in Impromptu. And a special shout-out to the two freshmen, Emily Howe and Emily Villacrusis, both of whom just missed qualifying for States in one of the deepest regional tournaments in years. Great job by everyone!
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