Band Update – 11/12/19

Happy Snow Day!
Ms. Edwards and I didn’t get a chance to say it at bandquet, but THANK YOU parents for all of your help, work, and encouragement throughout the marching season. We could not do it without you! Thank you all!

Now we look ahead:

The 31st annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair is just under a month away! We will need all kinds of parent help throughout the weekend – this event is HUGE and brings in a large chunk of the funds ABOB uses to fund our band program. Please help out! You can contact the following chairs to schedule a time to help:
Mike & Angela Halliday – Kitchen – mimal03@yahoo.com. You can also sign up for the kitchen here: ABOB Craft Fair Kitchen
Tonya Duke – Doors – tonya.duke42@gmail.com. You can also sign up for doors here: ABOB Craft Fair Doors
Amy Hillery – Baskets – ajhillery@sbcglobal.net
Penny Boedeker – Soda – nickle31@charter.net

It’s a rare, really light week:

  • Wednesday, 11/13 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm
    • ABOB Breakfast Pastry Pick Up – 2:30-5pm & 6-7pm, AHS Music Area – Fundraiser Pick Up
    • AHS Winterguard Auditions – 6-9pm, Lovejoy Elementary Gym All interested in participating are welcome to attend!
  • Friday, 11/15 – AHS Winterguard Auditions – 6-9pm, Lovejoy Elementary Gym All interested in participating are welcome to attend!

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 11/18 – Percussion – 3:30-4:45pm
    • ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS – the meeting has been moved up a week to avoid the Jazz on a Fall Evening concert
  • Tuesday, 11/19 – Pep Band Rehearsal– ALL instumentalists – 3:15-4:25pm
    • It’s time to start thinking about pep band! All band students participate. We divide the band in half – into a Red Band & and Gray Band. Each band plays at half the basketball games for the season. This rehearsal is for both bands/everyone to get familiar with the music. Rosters are posted on Google Classroom & will be posted in the band room this week.
    • Here’s the schedule:
Monday, 12/2 – 6:15pmEVERYONE
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
  • Monday, 11/25 – Jazz on a Fall Evening – 7pm, LCCC – Trimpe ATC Building.
  • Friday, 12/6 – ABOB Craft Fair set up – all evening. We’ll have sign up sheets on the band room doors!
  • Saturday, 12/7 & Sunday, 12/8 – ABOB Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair. Tis the season! We will need tons of student & parent help! Please get involved in the biggest fundraising weekend of the year!

That’s it! Stay warm & safe out there!