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 […]

Band Update – 11/19/18

Hello! We’ve got a really light week: It’s the last couple of days!!! Tom Evans (ABOB Fall Fundraiser – Cheese & Sausage) is offering ABOB 50% profit on online sales through November! Please see the link for more information: Online Fundraiser Today, Monday, November 19 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS CRAFT FAIR HELP: I know we’re all […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: November 12 – 17

Monday, November 12Final Full Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, November 13AHS Fall Orchestra Concert!Students arv. 6:15 in concert attireConcert starts at 7:00 The kids have worked hard and sound great! Wednesday, November 14Chamber Strings!3:25 – 4:15Audition during class for non-membersStudents must attend all weekly rehearsals and all gigs. ILMEA Senior Orchestra prep during class Wednesday, Thursday, […]

Band Update – 11/5/18

Hello! We’re finally slowing down a bit! Time to sit down and work on… Christmas music!!!  On Friday, students had the opportunity to try out some “step up instruments” during class. These are intermediate or professional instruments meant to help students as they grow – in high school if a student is pretty serious about […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: November 5 – 13

Our Fall Concert is almost here!  You guys are in really good shape.  Here are the final rehearsals.  We have some evening rehearsals due to meetings I have after school and I also hire in some adults to fill out the brass section and they can only make the evening practices.   Monday, November 5Inscription of Hope […]