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 Band and […]

Band Update – 1/14/19

Hello! We’ve got a light week: Monday, 1/14 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm If you ordered an ornament – they’re here! All ornaments that were paid for have been delivered. If you still owe, please send in the $10 and we’ll send home yours! Thanks! Looking ahead: Tuesday, 1/22 – Make […]

Band Update – 1/7/19

Welcome Back! We’ve all ready got quite a bit going on this week: Today, Monday, 1/7 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15 – 4:30pm Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm ABOB Dinner Auction Meeting – 7pm, Ed & Cathy Gray’s house. We need folks to help plan this year’s dinner auction! If you’re interested in donating, seeking donations, […]

Band Update – 12/17/18

Hi! Hard to believe it’s the final week of the semester isn’t it?!?! Here’s our week: Monday, December 17 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30pm NO Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm Friday, December 21 – Band Final Exam – We do have a written exam! It’s nothing to be super stressed over, but please look over the study guide– Fall 2018 Band […]

Band Update – 12/10/18

Hello! It’s concert week!!! Here’s the info: Today, Monday, December 10 – Percussion – 3:15-4:30pm Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm Wednesday, December 12 – Alton Bands Concert – 7pm, AHS Gym. (grades 6-12) All high school concert bands (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony) play at this concert! Dress: Wind Symphony wears dresses/tuxes – gentlemen do need […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: December 3 – 7

Thank you all so very much for donating, volunteering, and coming out to shop at the 30th annual Olde Alton Arts & Craft Fair.  It was a HUGE success!  We had about 2,000 people come through to shop on Saturday and we have the most crafters EVER lined up to come back for next year’s […]

Alton H.S. 2019-20 Symphonic Auditions for Incoming Freshman

ALTON HIGH SCHOOLSYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA AUDITIONSFOR INCOMING FRESHMEN PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS:  JANUARY 8 or 9, 2019AUDITIONS:  FEBRUARY 19 – 21, 2019 Contact Mrs.Plummer to schedule an audition time.474-6967lplummer@altonschools.org Prospective Symphonic Orchestra students must first pass the preliminary audition. All scales will be performed at once and must be completed January 8 or 9. Pending results of the preliminary auditions, […]

Band Update – 12/3/18

Hello!  WOW! What an incredible weekend! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU to all who helped out at the 30th annual ABOB Olde Alton Arts & Crafts fair. We heard nothing but compliments about your student helpers, and the positivity and love for our instrumental program was certainly felt. Thank you to ALL who were […]

ABOB Olde Alton Arts & Craft Fair

The 30th annual Alton Band & Orchestra Builders Olde Alton Arts & Craft Fair will take place December 1 and 2, 2018 at Alton High School. Saturday, December 1:  breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.  Craft Fair is open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  $2.00 admission. Sunday, December 2:  breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m.  Craft Fair is open […]

Orchestra Make a Note: Happy Thanksgiving!

I was very pleased with how well the kids performed last Tuesday!  ILMEA went very well Saturday.  It’s about time for a break! This week I’m going to help prep students who are doing the preliminary Symphonic audition.  Their scales video recording is due by Friday, December 7.  This info was passed out to them […]

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