Orchestra Make a Note February 2 – 7

Solo and Ensemble contest fees are due this week.  Checks payable to Alton H.S. Contest info is posted on abob.net. http://abob.net/orchestra/high-school-orchestra/ihsa-solo-ensemble-contest-info-for-ahs-orchestra/ $30.00 for orchestra field trip to see the St. Louis Symphony is due by Friday, February 14.  Checks payable to Alton H.S. We’ll be attending their Friday, March 27 concert, leaving AHS at 8:15 a.m. so […]

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, […]