ABOB Events and Fundraisers! 2018-2019

ABOB Events & Fundraisers 2018 – 2019  The Alton Band & Orchestra Builders supports the entire Alton School District      instrumental music program. Parent volunteers from all grade levels are needed and greatly appreciated. Follow ABOB and keep up to date with our events and band and orchestra programs right here at www.abob.net. ABOB-Alton […]

Disney Trip Departure Meeting Notes (10/17/18)

Hello! Thanks for a great meeting last night – We’re set up for a FANTASTIC trip!  We had some folks who had to leave early/couldn’t attend. We will get your students the hand outs today, and here’s a recap! You should have several items:A Tour Itinerary booklet with the traveler’s name on it2 neon orange […]

Symphonic Orchestra Lovejoy Vespers & Lovejoy Music Festival Concert Info

Sunday, November 4Lovejoy Vesper ServiceAlton 1st Presbyterian Church4:00 p.m.Arrive by 3:40 p.m.(corner of Alby and 4th streets; park in the lot across the street from the church)Free.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.*Bring your own music stand.We are performing:   Banks of Bonnie Doon                   One Hand, One Heart Monday, November 5Inscription of Hope select ensemble rehearsal with […]

Band Update – 10/15/18

Hello!  We still have 12 orders out! Please don’t forget about the Disney Photo Orders – we cannot take any new orders, but please send in payment! Checks can be made payable to ABOB. Please mark your calendars! Our Disney Trip Departure Meeting will be this Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm in the AHS Auditorium. Please make sure at […]

Orchestra Make a Note: Oct. 15 – 18

One week until the Disney Trip!  Here we goooooooooo! Monday, October 15Disney Preview Concert7:00 p.m.The Bridge ChurchFree!  Anyone can attend.  It will be short and sweet (15-20 min)Students performing should bring their instrument, music, and their own music stand.Tuesday, October 16Butter braid order forms and money duepick up will be Wed., Nov. 7, 2:30 – 5pm […]

Rain Plan – 10/12

Good Afternoon!  After talking to administration and looking at the radar (showers not moving out until 8:15ish), here’s our rain plan: Meet at West at 6:00pm – wear your marching shoes, jeans (layer underneath!), and something Marching 100 on top (jacket, fleece, hoodie, show shirt with layers underneath, etc).  We will play pregame on the […]

Disney Orchestra Concert Info

Disney Orchestra Preview Concert:  Monday, October 157:00 p.m., The Bridge Church (504 E. 4th St. in Alton)Arrive 6:30 p.m.FreeBring your own music stand and your Disney musicParents, family, & friends welcome Concert Dress for Disney Preview Concert, Monday October 15 (and our Disney Springs performance): Ladies:  Symphonic Orchestra dress, black shoes (flats or heels). Shoes must […]

Band Update – 10/8/18

Last week of the competitive season – can you believe it??? Please encourage your student to pay attention to the weather this week – it’s going to change fast! They should be prepared for a warm rehearsal Tuesday, cooler Thursday, chilly game Friday, and everything Saturday! Thanks!  Please don’t forget about the Disney Photo Orders – we […]

Fall Butter Braid Sale

Butter Braid sales kicked off on October 1st. For those of you who are new to Butter Braids, they are a buttery, flaky, delicious braided pastry with an array of wonderful fillings to choose from. You store them in your freezer, and when you want to prepare one, you can let it rise overnight and […]

Band Update – 10/1/18

It’s still warm out! (Second Summer? Fake Fall?) Please remind your kiddo to dress appropriately for rehearsals (tshirt/shorts/hat), and to bring water! We’re in the final countdown – two more weeks of competition season! Please don’t forget about the Disney Photo Orders – we cannot take any new orders, but please send in payment! Checks can be […]

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