ABOB Spring Butter Braid, Cookie Dough & Pizza Pick Up

ABOB Butter Braid, Cookie Dough and Pizza Pick Up
This Tuesday, March 31
3:00—5:00 p.m.
Alton High School Music Suite

The very back of Alton H.S.
Go past the M100 semi-trailer to the very end of the building
Park by the last loading dock  with the red dumpster
Sign will be on the door

These items must be kept frozen!

 Questions?  Call  474-6967 or emaillplummer@altonschools.org

Reminder notes went home with the students on Thursday, March 26.

THANKS for supporting ABOB!


Welcome to ABOB (Alton Band and Orchestra Builders)


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.


Orchestra, Make a Note!

TWO March Practice Forms Due Friday, April 10!

Monday, March 30
Symphonic Orch. Winds, Brass & Percussion
3:20 – 4:30
Pit Orchestra
6:30 – 8:00

Tuesday, March 31
Pick Up Butter Braids, Cookie Dough & Pizza
3:00 – 5:00
AHS Music Suite
Symphonic Orch. Strings Rehearsal
3:20 – 4:30

Wednesday, April 1
3:15 – 4:00

Thursday, April 2
Pit Orchestra
3:20 – 5:00
(Jazz Band dismissed at 4:30)

Monday, April 6 – Tuesday, April 7
Symphonic Orchestra Strings to Chicago!



Marching 100 Pancake Breakfast

Good Afternoon!

Just a friendly reminder to please send in any unsold pancake tickets/sold ticket money with your student tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25. I’ll be by the middle school for the 8th grade, and high school students can turn them in before school or in class.

8th grade parents – if you don’t know what I’m talking about, please ask your students if they got pancake tickets from me last week to sell. You can also shoot me an email and I can let you know.
Sales will start a Marching 100 trip account for your student with the profit from pancake ticket sales going directly for your student for our next trip (2016-2017 school year).

Here’s the information for the Pancake Breakfast:
All you can eat pancakes! by Chris Cakes
Saturday, March 28
8:30 – 10:30am
Alton High School Commons

Folks can also pay at the door and give a student’s name for the profit to go into their account.

In conjunction with the pancake breakfast is the ABOB Vendor Fair:
Saturday, March 28
9:00am – 4:00pm
Alton High School
Free admission – vendors and crafters on the main floor of Alton High!

We are looking for students and parents to helpwith concessions/pancakes/set up/etc. the day of – sign up sheets are posted at school, and if you are available to help, please let me know – just shoot me an email with what time you’re available. Thanks in advance for the help!

See you Saturday!!!


Winter Guard to MCCGA Championships – 3/27-3/29

Here’s the schedule for winter guard this weekend:

Friday, 3/27:
11am – leave class, depart AHS
5pm – Arrive hotel, unload, dinner, etc.

Saturday, 3/28:
Depart for Ozark High School
12:22pm – Performance
1:30pm – Scholastic C awards

Ozark High School
1350 W. Bluff Dr.
Ozark, MO 65721

MCCGA Championships Info.

Sunday, 3/29:
8:30am – Depart hotel
3:00pm – Arrive AHS, unload

What to bring – clothes/toiletries for two days/nights, all makeup/costumes needed to perform, money for around 6 meals.

Hotel: Quality Inn North
2745 N. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO
Breakfast Included.


Minutes of the Meeting – February 23, 2015

Minutes of the Meeting
February 23, 2015

Amy Hillery-President
Vickie Schilling-Vice President
Ed Gray-Financial Sec.
Cindy Kirbach-Treasurer
Greg Cash-Secretary
Mike Haynes-Communications
Rose Lammers-Craft/Vendor Fairs
Kathy DeWitt-Craft/Vendor Fairs
Dave Fritz-Hospitality
Tom Pullen-abob.net

Laura Plummer
Alyssa Cudney

GUESTS: Fred Lammers, Cathy Gray, Brian Belk

President Hillery called the meeting to order at 7:05pm. Minutes of the January meeting were reviewed. Cindy Kirbach made the motion to accept them as presented, second by Mike Haynes; motion carried. Cindy Kirbach presented the treasurer’s report. Dave Fritz made the motion to accept the report as presented, second by Rose Lammers; motion carried.

TEACHER REPORTS – Laura Plummer reported that 5 orchestra students attended the ILMEA. Stringsation will be March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm in the AHS gym. Spring recital for Solo & Ensemble Contest will be March 5, 2015 at Calvary Baptist. S & E is March 7 at Collinsville High School. Pit orchestra rehearsals for the spring musical begin next week. ABOB and Dunlope scholarships have been awarded. Butter Braid order forms are going out. The orchestra will be traveling to Vandercook College in Chicago on April 6 and 7.
Alyssa Cudney reported that she had 1 band student who attended All-State. Winter Guard is doing well. The middle school Winter Guard won a competition at Eureka. Winter Percussion has had 1 event and one that was cancelled due to weather. They will have 2 more this season.

COMMITTEE REPORTS – Communications: Mike Haynes reported that he is sending out an email reminding everyone of the Dinner Auction.
Abob.net: Tom noted that the Amazon link has been moved to the front page.
Ways & Means: Cortney Frosch was absent, but Laura Plummer reported that Butter Braid order forms are due March 13.
Uniform Fundraiser: Mike Haynes reported that they are putting together a flyer and are working on the alumni list, making it a Google doc.
Vendor Fair: Rose Lammers and Kathy DeWitt asked that they be replaced for 2016. Discussion related to the amount of work and the return the Vendor Fair has seen thus far was held. Dave Fritz made the motion to discontinue the event after 2015, second by Ed Gray; motion carried. It may possibly be revived at a future date.
Dinner Auction – Ed Gray reported that ads and sponsorships are doing well; however, auction items are still needed and should be submitted right away.

New Business: Laura Plummer reported that the Marching 100 was named as a memorial for Stan Barth, father of 2 M100 alumni who recently passed away.

Next meeting: March 23, 2015. Seeing no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:41pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Greg Cash


ABOB Vendor Fair

This Saturday, March 28
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alton H.S.
FREE Admission

Several Vendors and Crafters all on the main floor (2nd floor) of Alton High School.

Also, Chris Cakes’ Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
AHS Commons
$7.00 per person