Band Update – 1/27/20

Hello! Ms. Edwards, Mr. Shaffer, and I will be out Thursday/Friday taking Fletcher to the ILMEA All-State Festival in Peoria. If you see Fletcher, please congratulate him! We have other band students going for choir/orchestra: Audrey (honors chorus) & Ben (viola – orchestra). It’s a HUGE honor to have these students attend! Mrs. Laura Plummer […]

Band Update – 1/21/20

Hello! We have a pretty light 4 day week: Wednesday, 1/22 – Freshmen Jazz “Auditions” – after school. Mr. Jarden sent an email home this weekend – this is for auditioning for the festival band. Students will play a couple scales, sight read, then they’re free to leave! Upperclassmen will audition during class. AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – […]

Orchestra Make a Note: January 15

Chamber is meeting today, 3:25-4:15 as well as some contest ensembles.   The kids have pretty much settled on contest solos and ensembles.  Contest fees are due by Wednesday, February 5.  $10.00 for solos.  $15.00 for ensembles.  Let me know if your child needs an accompanist.  There is an additional fee for that. I have posted contest […]

IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest Info for AHS Orchestra

PERFORMANCESSYMPHONIC SPRING RECITALTuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.Calvary Baptist ChurchRequired of All Symphonic IHSA SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTESTSaturday, March 7, Alton H.S.(help with set-up Friday, March 6 and with contest all day March 7) Your contest entry form and all entry fees are due Wednesday, February 5.   $10.00 per solo  $15.00 per ensemble (2-8 students) […]

Band Update – 1/13/20

Happy Monday! We’ve got a pretty easy week: Monday, 1/13 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm Wednesday, 1/15 – Jazz Band 3:30-4:30pm – we will get out early! AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm Friday, 1/17 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm Sunday, 1/19 – AMS/AHS Winterguard Family Preview […]

Band Update – 1/6/20

Happy New Year! We’re ready to hit the ground running for the spring semester: We have a new face around the band room – Mr. Luke Shaffer is student teaching with us from SIU-Carbondale. He’ll be with us all semester – January-May. Feel free to introduce yourself when you see him! Here’s our week: Today, […]

Executive Board Meeting Minutes – September 23, 2019

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Ruth Waggener – President Dawn Humphrey – Vice President Tonya Duke – Communications & Trivia Night Ed Gray – Financial Paula Fritz – Craft Fair Jill Mitchell – Vendor Fair Roger Waggener – Technology Guests TEACHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Laura Plummer, Alyssa Overmann President Waggener called the meeting to order at 7:pm. Minutes […]

Band Update – 12/16/19

Happy snow day! Here’s the last band update for 2019: Shop Amazon Support ABOB! If you do any online shopping with Amazon, please consider shopping the “Shop Amazon” link on  Up to 8% of your purchase will go back to ABOB!  No extra fees or hidden charges.   If you need some Christmas ideas for your band kiddo, feel free to […]

Band Update – 12/9/19

Happy Monday! What a GREAT weekend! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who helped this weekend. The Craft Fair is a HUGE undertaking, and everyone lending a hand makes it work – THANK YOU!Also, we’ve heard nothing but great compliments about the kids – thank you for letting us borrow them for the […]

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