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 Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Saturday, 2/8 – WinterGuards at Edwardsville – Schedule

We have discussed it in class, but ABOB offers a Summer Camp Scholarship that students are invited to audition for. You can find more info here. Applications are due this Wednesday, February 5!

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, 2/10 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm
  • Wednesday, 2/12 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm
    • AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
  • Friday, 2/14 – AMS/AHS Winterguard rehearsal – Lovejoy Elementary Gym. AMS – 3:45-6pm, AHS – 6-9pm
    • Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Saturday, 2/15 – WinterGuard Camp – 12-8pm – Lovejoy

    Looking further ahead (to make sure they’re on your calendar):
  • Thursday, 2/27 – All Bands Concert, 7pm, AHS Auditorium
  • Monday, 3/2 – Music For All Festival – O’Fallon, IL High School. This is our “contest” for the year. It’s on Pulaski Day – looks like we are scheduled early afternoon.
  • Saturday, 3/7 – IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest – All Day, AHS. This is an “all hands on deck” day! We will need lots of student and parent help to host the 20 schools that attend. All sophomores – seniors will also perform that day!

I know we’re starting to plan 2020 and summer datesWe don’t have anything set in stone yet, but here are the tentative M100 Band Camp Dates:
Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31 & Monday, August 3 – Thursday, August 6. That gives us all a week for last minute vacations/to prep for school starting! *This is subject to change!!!!

Here’s the pep band game schedule:

Saturday, 2/1 – 6:45pm NO pep bandGray
Friday, 2/14 – 6:45pmRed
Friday, 2/21 – 6:45pmGray
Saturday, 2/22 – 6:45pmEVERYONE

That’s it! Have a great week!