Luck is not chance, it’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned. ~ Emily Dickinson

Mr. Ahrens teaches band & choir at Bear River High School in Grass Valley, CA.


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Band Vision & Mission

I wrote in a recent post about my Student Leadership Team working collaboratively online to write a vision and mission statement for the ensemble. We have never done this before, but I feel it is important to define ourselves by reflecting on and setting goals regarding our purpose and direction.

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Student Leadership Team

Yesterday was the first meeting of my band’s Student Leadership Team (SLT). Just a short time ago, I announced to my students at Summer Band that I wanted to meet with all Juniors and Seniors prior to our camp (which begins next Monday). A few days ago (while on vacation in Utah) I sent out . . . → Read More: Student Leadership Team