Band Update – 3/23/20

Happy Monday! It’s Monday, so a band update seems normal. Not too much to report: Due to the extension of school closure due to the “stay at home” order, there will be NO music activities or events now through Tuesday, April 7. I’m so hopeful we can return sooner rather than later! All activities will be rescheduled: Percussion […]

Band Update – 3/16/20

Hi Band Family, What to put in a band update? Here’s what we know: The third quarter is ending as scheduled – please be sure the 3rd Quarter Scales & 3rd Quarter Playing Tests are in!!! (Google Classroom) There will be NO music activities or events beginning today, Monday 3/16 through Monday, March 30. Activities […]

Band Update – 3/9/20

Hi!What a GREAT day Saturday! All groups received good ratings, (a I is a superior, a II is an excellent!) and student workers received lots of compliments! Parents & students – The help is GREATLY appreciated – hosting 20 schools and over 900 students is no small task. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Solo […]

Band Update – 3/3/20

Hi! What a GREAT day yesterday! All three bands played well for a knowledgeable audience, and the clinics were incredible! The Music for All festival is all about giving quality feedback to students & teachers, and it was an awesome experience. Wind Symphony & Concert Band had Mr. Michael Pote of Carmel, IN (a 5x […]

Band Update – 2/24/20

Happy Monday! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 divided among the players. Checks can be made to Alton High School. Thank you! […]

Band Update – 2/18/20

Hello! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 divided among the players. Checks can be made to Alton High School. Thank you! Here’s […]

Band Update – 2/10/20

Hello!A big Congratulations to the AHS Winterguard on placing 3rd at the Edwardsville competition this weekend! Solo & Ensemble fees are due! Sophomores – Seniors all participate in our choirs – that is covered. If your student is taking anything extra (solo, small ensemble, etc.) they do owe! Solos are $10 each, Ensembles are $15 […]

Band Update – 2/3/20

Happy February! We’re finally getting a full week! Here’s our week: Monday, 2/3 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm Wednesday, 2/5 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm Thursday, 2/6 – Dinner Auction Invite stuffing – 7pm, Ed & Cathy Gray’s house. Email me for more information! Friday, 2/7 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy […]

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 […]