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Monday, March 30
Symphonic Orch. Winds, Brass & Percussion
3:20 – 4:30
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
3:20 – 5:00
(Jazz Band dismissed at 4:30)
Monday, April 6 – Tuesday, April 7
Symphonic Orchestra Strings to Chicago!
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!!!
Here’s the schedule for winter guard this weekend:
11am – leave class, depart AHS
5pm – Arrive hotel, unload, dinner, etc.
Depart for Ozark High School
12:22pm – Performance
1:30pm – Scholastic C awards
Ozark High School
1350 W. Bluff Dr.
Ozark, MO 65721
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.
ALTON BAND AND ORCHESTRA BUILDERS
Minutes of the Meeting
February 23, 2015
VOTING MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Vickie Schilling-Vice President
Ed Gray-Financial Sec.
Rose Lammers-Craft/Vendor Fairs
Kathy DeWitt-Craft/Vendor Fairs
TEACHERS IN ATTENDANCE:
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.
This Saturday, March 28
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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.
$7.00 per person
Monday, March 23
No Symphonic Winds & Brass
Tuesday, March 24
Chamber Gig: 5:45 – 6:30
Castelli’s Moonlight Restaurant
Please be picked up on time
7:00 – 8:30
Wednesday, March 25
Chamber 3:15 – 4:00
Thursday, March 26
Pit 6:30 – 8:00
Friday, March 27
Symphonic Strings: $45 for Chicago trip due by March 27.
Set-Up ABOB Vendor Fair
3:30 – 9:00 = Practice Form
Saturday, March 28
ABOB Vendor Fair
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Student Help Needed throughout the day
Sign up sheets are on the door in the orchestra room
Help with move in (6:30 – 9:00) and/or Clean Up (4:00 – 6:00) = Practice Form
Marching 100 is also having a Chris Cake’s Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30
Chamber Strings will perform in the Commons 11:30 – 12:30
AHS Symphonic Orchestra Strings
VanderCook College OrchestraFest
Mon., April 6 through Tues., April 7