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, Monday, 1/6 – Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS.
  • Wednesday, 1/8 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
    • No Jazz Band this week! We’ll get back into the swing of it next week!
  • Thursday, 1/9 – ABOB Dinner Auction planning meeting – 7pm. Ed & Cathy Gray’s house. We are looking for some new faces to help plan the 2020 Dinner Auction! This is a great way to get started helping out – we need help with theme ideas, invitations, decorations, and donations for the auction. Please contact me for more information/the Gray’s address.
  • Friday, 1/10 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
    • Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS.

As we get started with the spring semester, the 3rd Quarter Scales are all ready posted on Google Classroom – they can be done and turned in at any time! We’ll get the playing test and fine arts critiques posted soon.

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 1/13 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, 1/15 – Jazz Band “auditions” only. Mr. Jarden will have more information this week about auditions for the “Festival jazz band”
    • 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
  • Wednesday, 1/22 – Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm
    • AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Friday, 1/24 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Saturday, 1/25 – Winterguard Premier Show – Francis Howell North – TBA
  • Monday, 1/27 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm
    • ABOB Meeting, 7pm, AHS
  • Wednesday, 1/29 –  Jazz Band – 3:15-5pm
    • AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Friday, 1/31 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Saturday, 2/1 – Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS

Here’s the pep band game schedule:

Monday, 1/6 – 6:45pmGray
Friday, 1/10 – 6:45pmRed
Saturday, 2/1 – 6:45pmGray
Friday, 2/14 – 6:45pmRed
Friday, 2/21 – 6:45pmGray
Saturday, 2/22 – 6:45pmEVERYONE