Band of the Week: Alamance County Home School Band

The Alamance County Home School Band poses for a photo following the Burlington Christmas Parade Nov. 17. / Amy Jackson, Special to the Times-News

Name: Alamance County Home School Band (ACHSB)
Director: Steve Morris
When the band was formed: 2003
When the band meets: Currently on Mondays and Thursdays
Who can participate: Any home school student and local high school students that are looking for more opportunities to play.
How to get involved: Contact Steve Morris by going to the band’s website, www.achsb.net.
From the director: “We participate in parades, play at rest homes and other events.”
Why band members like it: Nathan Troxler, a 16-year-old from Mebane, who plays the baritone and tuba says “because I have a lot of friends that go here and I enjoy playing music that I like.”
    “I get to see new people and broaden my spectrum of music and because it’s fun. I like it,”  said Anna Jackson, a 17-year-old from Graham. She joined band several years ago with a friend and now plays several instruments.
   “I like it, because I really enjoy music and it’s a nice way to be able to make a sound with a group of people,” said Graham Dickey, a 17-year-old from Mebane, the band’s captain and a trombone player.

Compiled by Rachel Anne Spencer, a home-schooled senior
(who plays flute and cornet in ACHSB) and is a Teens & Twenties writer.

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