Band Update – 12/9/19

Happy Monday!

What a GREAT weekend! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who helped this weekend. The Craft Fair is a HUGE undertaking, and everyone lending a hand makes it work – THANK YOU!
Also, we’ve heard nothing but great compliments about the kids – thank you for letting us borrow them for the weekend – they were awesome!

We’re in the final push for the year:

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If you need some Christmas ideas for your band kiddo, feel free to contact us – reeds, a new mouthpiece, mutes, valve oil, etc. make great stocking stuffers!

Donate Back: If you still have your child’s AMS music polo shirt and would like to donate it back to the AMS music program, send it in with your child.  We will get it over to the AMS directors.  
Also, if you happen to have an instrument in decent shape you do not want and would like to donate it to our music program, you will get a tax donation letter before the end of this year.  Contact Laura Pummer (lplummer@altonschools.org or 474-6967) for more info. 

Band Grades: We have lots of grades coming due THIS FRIDAY: 2nd Quarter Scales, 2nd Quarter Playing Test, and the Fine Arts Critique are all posted on Google Classroom. All three are worth 100 points each. We see grades tank this time every year – please encourage your kiddo to get them in!

Here’s our week:

  • Monday, 12/9 –  Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm
  • Tuesday, 12/10 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Wednesday, 12/11 – AHS/AMS Band Concert – 7pm, AHS Gym We will need help setting up in the Gym – we can get in the gym at 5! Parents & students welcome!
    • Wind Symphony will wear tuxes & dresses
    • Symphonic & Concert Bands wear all black (no jeans/tennis shoes) – look nice!
    • If not helping set up, we’ll meet at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 12/11 – AMS Winterguard Rehearsal – 3:45-5:30pm, Lovejoy Gym. NO High School rehearsal this week.
  • Just a reminder, Jazz Band is finished for the semester!
  • Friday, 12/13 – Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
    • AMS Winterguard Rehearsal – 3:45-6pm, Lovejoy Gym. NO High School rehearsal this week.

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 12/16 –  Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, 12/18 – Concert Band Final
  • Friday, 12/20 – Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Final
  • Friday, 1/3 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS. Yes, this is a game before we come back from Christmas break. Please make sure it’s on your calendar!

Here’s the pep band game schedule:

Tuesday, 12/10 – 6:45pmRed
Friday, 12/13 – 6:45pmGray
Friday, 1/3 – 6:45pmRed
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

That’s it! See you this weekend!