Orchestra Make a Note: March 18-22

Thanks to the Symphonic Orchestra who performed at the ABOB Dinner Auction last night.  The kids played VERY well and received many compliments.  The kids who stayed to the end and helped were greatly appreciated.  Thank you! Here is what’s going on this week: Monday, March 18 PIt 6:30-8:00 Tuesday, March 19 Stringsation! practice 3:25 – […]

Symphonic Orch. -ABOB Dinner Auction Info

ABOB Dinner Auction!Saturday, March 16 9:15 am-11:00ish am: unload and set up in LCCC Commons (BAGELS!) (5:30 pm: those of you helping Dr. Bemis) 6:30 pm: Symphonic Orchestra arrive with: instrument, Chamber binder, Girl with Flaxen Hair, & Aladdin.  Pizza at 6:30. Bring your own drink. DRESS VERY NICE!Absolutely NO JEANS and NO TENNIS SHOES!  […]

Orchestra Make a Note: March 11-16

This Saturday This Saturday is the ABOB Music Matters Dinner Auction.  You can still purchase tickets at www.abob.net.  We are starting Stringsation! practices this week.  Both AHS orchestras combine together to perform at Stringsation! (March 28).  We will have after school rehearsals starting this Tuesday, 3:25 – 4:00.  I have activity bus passes for any students […]

AHS Chamber Strings: Gigs

AHS CHAMBER STRINGS GIGSBRING YOUR OWN MUSIC STANDANDBRING YOUR OWN CHAMBER BINDER Concert Dress:   Please, stay with these colors only.Ladies:  Solid black dress pants or a long black skirt.  Solid black, white, or red dress blouse on top. Shirts must have sleeves.  No shorts, miniskirts, black jeans, jeggings or leggings with miniskirts. Black dress shoes. […]

Symphonic Orchestra-ABOB Dinner Auction Performance

ABOB Music Matters Dinner Auction Saturday, March 16 Lewis & Clark Community College Commons Symphonic Orchestra Arrive by 6:30 p.m. Unpack in the hallway-lounge area Bring your instrument, chamber binder & Symphonic Orchestra music, and your own music stand Dress nice. Perform 7:00 – 7:45 Pizza 6:30 out in hallway-lounge area IF you are staying […]

ABOB Spring Butter Braid Sale

It’s your last chance to order butter braids until the fall!  We kicked off the ABOB spring butter braid, cookie dough, and pizza fundraiser today (March 5, 2019.) Collect money now.  Please make checks payable toABOB.  Please write your child’s name on the memo line of all checks and make sure his/her name is on the […]


Tues., March 26          4:00 – 5:00            Symphonic Winds & Brass Tues., April 2  3:30 – 4:30      Symphonic Winds & Brass Tues., April 9              3:30 – 4:30            Symphonic Winds, Brass, & Perc. Thur., April 11            6:30 – 7:30      Symphonic Orchestra Strings rehearsalFri., April 12                TBA                   Symphonic Strings to IHSA Organization Contest Tues., April 16            3:30 – 5:00      Full Symphonic Orchestra (Off for 2 weeks […]

Stringsation! Rehearsals & Concert Information

Stringsation! Rehearsals:Tuesday, March 12                 3:25 – 4:00 Tuesday, March 19 3:25 – 4:00 Tuesday, March 26 3:25 – 3:45 Stringsation! ConcertThursday, March 287:00 p.m.AHS GymFree AdmissionWear concert attire Night of concert:AHS students park in back of music suite.Help with set up (time TBA) and clean up.All AHS orchestra students stay in the orchestra room until call for […]

Symphonic Orchestra Spring Recital

Tuesday, February 267:00 p.m.Calvary Baptist Church1422 Washington Ave., Alton Arrive by 6:30(6:00 if your ensemble wants to rehearse) Dress nice.  (no Symphonic concert attire) * Bring a music stand from home. * Bring a pencil.  You will all critique 3 performers.  All comments are serious.  Cellos and Basses:  bring your own instruments from home; bring […]

Pit Orchestra – Hairspray

Wed., March 6            3:30-5:00 Fri., March 8               3:30-5:00 Mon., March 11          6:30 – 8:00Wed., March 13          3:30 – 5:00 Mon., March 18          6:30 – 8:00Fri., March 22             3:30 – 5:00 Mon., March 25          6:30 – 8:00Fri., March 29             3:30 – 5:00 Mon., April 1              6:30 – 8:00Wed., April 3              3:30 – 5:00 Mon, April 8               […]