Welcome to ABOB (Alton Band and Orchestra Builders)

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Alton Band and Orchestra Builders has been helping young musicians in the Alton School District for over 70 years.  We have a great relationship with the School Board, Administration, and the Gifted Educators that make music possible in our district.  Please take an opportunity to look around.  Check back often as more info is being added all the time.

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Orchestra, Make a Note! April 26 – May 4

Sunday, April 26
Full Musical Rehearsal
1:30 – 6:00
Bring food to share for snack break
Monday, April 27
Chamber Gig
Meet in AHS Orch. Room by 5:30 p.m.
Perform for Senior Scholarship Awards in Commons
Done a little after 6:00
Concert chamber dress

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Full Musical Rehearsal
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Dress: all black for pictures
Shirts should be solid black with sleeves.  No writing or graphics
Pants:  solid black; black jeans are fine (no holes, rips or tears)
Skirts or Dresses:  long/maxi.  Need to go to ankles

Tuesday, April 28
Full Musical Rehearsal
Parent Show!  Parents and family members welcome
They can take pictures or record
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Dress:  black on top; jeans on bottom

Wednesday, April 29
Full Musical Rehearsal
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Dress:  black on top; jeans on bottom

Thursday, April 20
The Pajama Game SHOW
!  7:00 p.m.
Arv. 6:15
Dress: all black
Backstage Pass afterwards

Friday, May 1
The Pajama Game SHOW!
 7:00 p.m.
Arv. 6:15
Dress: all black

Saturday, May 2
The Pajama Game SHOW 7:00 p.m.
Arv. 6:15
Dress: all black

Sunday, May 3
The Pajama Game SHOW!  2:00 p.m.
Arv. 1:15
Dress: all black

Monday, May 4
Pit Eraser Party
right after school
all pit books and binders must turned in by 3:30

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Orchestra, Make a Note! April 20 – May 3

Monday, April 20
Full Symphonic Orchestra
3:20 – 5:00
Band Room

ABOB Meeting
7:00 p.m.
AHS Orchestra Room
All Welcome!

Tuesday, April 21
Pit w/ Cast in Aud
3:30 – 6:00

Wednesday, April 22
Pit w/ Cast in Aud
3:30 – 6:00

Thursday, April 23
Pit w/ Cast in Aud
3:30 – 6:00

Friday, April 24
Pit w/ Cast in Aud
1:30 – 4:00

Sunday, April 26
Full Music Rehearsal
1:30 – 6:00
Dinner Break provided halfway through

Monday, April 27
Chamber:  Perform Senior Awards Ceremony
AHS Commons
Arv. 5:30.  Done 6:00

Musical Rehearsal
6:30 – 10:00
Concert Black for pictures
No homework or cell phones in the pit for all rehearsals and performances

Tuesday, April 28
Musical Rehearsal
6:30 – 9:30
Parents Welcome to Attend
Dress:  jeans on bottom, black on top

Wednesday, April 29
Musical Rehearsal
6:30 – 9:30
Dress:  jeans on bottom, black on top

Thursday, April 30
MUSICAL SHOW!
Arv. 6:15 and warm up
Done 10:00 p.m.
Concert Dress:  all black
(Backstage Pass afterwards)

Friday, May 1
MUSICAL SHOW!
Arv. 6:15 and warm up
Done 10:00 p.m.
Concert Dress:  all black

Saturday, May 2
MUSICAL SHOW!
Arv. 6:15 and warm up
Done 10:00 p.m.
Concert Dress:  all black

Sunday, May 3
MUSICAL SHOW!
Arv. 1:15 and warm up
Done 5:00 p.m.
Concert Dress:  all black
HELP STRIKE THE PIT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOW

 

 

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Last minute IHSA Organizational Contest Reminders

Here we go! IHSA Organizational Contest is tomorrow (Friday, April 17)!!!

Here’s what you need to know:

What to bring to school:

  • Performance attire – tuxedo/dress (Wind Symphony), all black – shoes/socks/shirt/pants – no jeans!!! (Symphonic Band). The band room will be open to drop it off in the morning.
  • Instrument
  • Music
  • Money for O’Fallon concession stand – dinner/snacks

Wind Symphony & Jazz Band will follow this itinerary: 2015 IHSA Itinerary

Symphonic Band – Mr. Banks has a more detailed schedule for you:
– 3pm – Depart AHS
– 4pm – Arrive at O’Fallon Milburn Campus, take instruments to homeroom (auxiliary gym)
– 4 – 5pm – Eat (bring money), change clothes if needed
– 5pm – Jazz Band performs (cafeteria) – feel free to watch!
– 5:30pm – Meet in homeroom/grab instruments (auxiliary gym)
– 5:45pm – Meet our guide/head to warm up room
– 6pm – Warm up/Tune
– 6:20pm – Head to performance room (auditorium)
– 6:30pm – Performance!
– 7pm – load buses, depart O’Fallon
– 8pm – Arrive AHS, unload

*Play your instruments in designated (warm up/performance rooms) only!!!!

Parents are more than welcome to attend and watch tomorrow! Feel free to meet us at O’Fallon – their freshman campus – 650 Milburn School Road O’Fallon, IL 62269. If you’d rather ride the bus, just shoot me an email – acudney@altonschools.org

 

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Marching 100 Meeting Recap.

Thanks to all who attended last night – it’s SO EXCITING to see so many parents and students wanting to be involved!!!

In case you missed it, here’s all the information that was distributed:

  • M100 Accessories Order – for band students. Please check to see if your student needs new shoes (new students will!). We also recommend getting a couple pairs of gloves and possibly more than one show shirt – up to you. Parents, if you would like a show shirt, now is the time to order as well!
  • Medical Information Form – ALL members of the Marching 100 need to turn in a medical form each year. The form does need to be notarized – we’ll get some parents at rehearsals to get that done!
  • 100 Full Calendar 4.13 – our full season calendar. Please note that it is early in the year, so dates may still change as needed. Please get it on your calendars!!! Once the email list is finalized I’ll share the google calendar as well – you can sync it to phones, etc.

***I did not hear from any Encounter members planning on going on the Encounter trip that conflicts with band camp – please let me know ASAP if this pertains to you/your child.

  • Alton Handbook 2015 – please read through the handbook to familiarize yourself with the Marching 100’s expectations and procedures. In the back (pages 21 & 23) please fill out the Handbook Agreement and Student Information form and send it in with your student.

Things that need to be turned in:

  • Marching 100 Accessories order – money and form due by May 22, 2015
  • Medical Information Form – filled out and notarized by June 16, 2015
  • Handbook Agreement – signed and in by May 22, 2015
  • Student information form – filled out and in ASAP!!!
  • $50 Camp Fee – can be paid in installments. The full $50 needs to be in by July 1, 2015. Checks made payable to ABOB.

NEW! You can pay camp fees online!!!! Marching 100 Camp Fee Payment

You can send these items in with your student, or if it’s easier you can mail them to Ms. Cudney –
Alyssa Cudney 4200 Humbert Road Alton, IL 62002

Thank you for getting all this information in. What an exciting way to start the Marching 100 year!

Feel free to contact me with any questions – acudney@altonschools.org or 618-474-6966.

 

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Marching 100 Fees

If you would like to pay your fees for Marching 100 online, simply enter your student’s name and click “Add To Cart”.  You will be taken to a secure PayPal Shopping Cart.  If you have additional students, click the Continue Shopping button and you will return to the form where you can enter the next student’s name.  When you are done adding students, click the Check Out or Check Out with PayPal buttons and complete your payment.  You will receive an email receipt of your payment.


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Pantera’s Pizza – percussion fundraiser

Who: Alton High Percussion
What: Pantera’s Pizza!!!!
When: Orders must be in by Friday, May 1. Pizzas will be delivered on Saturday, May 9

Further information can be found on this flyer – Fundraiser Letter

An order form can be found here! fundraiser order for

Please make checks out to ABOB – you can turn in orders to your favorite percussion student or Ms. Cudney.

Thanks for your support!

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Band Update – 4/13/15

Hi! Reminders for the week!

  • TONIGHT, 4/13 – Marching 100 2015 Informational Meeting – 7pm, AHS auditorium.
  • Thursday, 4/16 – Symphonic Band – after school rehearsal – 3:15 – 3:45pm. Please communicate any conflicts to Mr. Banks – gbanks@altonschools.org – this is a graded rehearsal!
  • Friday, 4/17 – IHSA Organizational Contest (ALL band students), O’Fallon High School. 2015 IHSA Itinerary

Coming Up:

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Orchestra, Make a Note! April 13 -18

Monday, April 13
Full Symphonic Orchestra: Winds, Brass, Percussion & Strings
3:20 – 5:00

Tuesday, April 14
Pit w/ Leads

6:00 Pizza
Rehearsal 6:30 – 9:00ish

Wednesday, April 15
Chamber

3:15 – 4:00

Thursday, April 16
Chamber Gig:  Silver Medallion Dinner
LCCC Riverbend Arena
Arv. 5:30
Done 7:15
Concert dress
Bring your own stand and binder

NO PIT ORCHESTRA!

Friday, April 17
IHSA Organization Contest
O’Fallon Milburn Freshman Campus

Perform at noon
Excused 2nd through 5th hours

Chamber Wedding Rehearsal
Meet at AHS by 5:30
Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville
Godfrey Pizza Hut afterwards
Done 8:00 p.m.
Dress:  jeans and orchestra shirt
Bring your own music stand & binder

Saturday, April 18
Chamber Wedding

Meet at AHS by 12:45
Back 3:30 – 4:00

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Chamber Gigs

Students should bring their own binder and music stand for each performance.

Thursday, April 16:  Silver Medallion Dinner at Riverbend Arena, LCCC.  Students should arrive at 5:30.  We get to eat when we’re finished.  The kids will be ready for pick up about 7:15.  Concert Chamber dress.
Friday, April 17:   Wedding Dress Rehearsal.  Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville.  The Vogel’s, the Waggener’s and I will be driving our vans.  Students who drive can follow us up, if it’s ok with parents. They may not drive other students with them.
We will meet at AHS about 5:20 p.m. and leave by 5:30.  Rehearsal is from 6:00 until about 7:00.  Afterwards, we’ll get dinner at Pizza Hut in Godfrey. Students who need rides can be picked up from Pizza Hut about 8:00 p.m.  Students can wear jeans and an orchestra shirt or school clothes
(Band students excused for IHSA Organization Contest).

Saturday, April 18: Wedding!  Meet at AHS by 12:45 p.m.  We’ll carpool and caravan like we’re doing for the dress rehearsal on Friday.  Concert Chamber dress.  We will be back at AHS between 3:30 – 4:00.
Monday, April 27:  5:30 p.m. – 6:00.  Perform for AHS Senior Awards Ceremony, AHS Commons.  We’ll meet in orchestra room.  Concert Chamber Dress.  Short and sweet!
There will be no more Chamber rehearsals after Wed., April 15.  
Looking ahead to the summer:  I have a former student and member of Chamber Strings who is getting married at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.  Wedding rehearsal Friday, July 10.  Wedding Saturday, July 11.  More info later on.
Thanks!
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