Band Update – 11/19/18

Hello! We’ve got a really light week:

  • It’s the last couple of days!!! Tom Evans (ABOB Fall Fundraiser – Cheese & Sausage) is offering ABOB 50% profit on online sales through November! Please see the link for more information: Online Fundraiser
  • Today, Monday, November 19 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5pm
    • ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS

CRAFT FAIR HELP: I know we’re all thinking and working toward Thanksgiving this week, but the annual Craft Fair is the following weekend – December 1 & 2! 
We need your help! Please consider working a shift (or two!) at the craft fair. This is one of ABOB’s biggest fundraisers of the year, raising money that directly helps your child in Marching 100:

  • Events like craft fair are the reason M100 fees are only $50. NO other school in the area has fees this low.
  • Buys show music
  • Buys show drill 
  • Purchases all equipment for props
  • Pays all contest entry fees
  • Pays for meals on contest days
  • Buys all flags/costumes for color guard
  • Splits cost for marching instruments (drumline, pit, tubas, baritones, mellophones, etc) and uniforms with the school district 

A two hour shift (or more!) to help is much needed and appreciated! 
Sign up is easy – you can do it online! 

  • To sign up to help with doors, selling drinks, or working at the basket raffle, please see this link: Craft Fair Sign Up
  • To sign up to help in the kitchen/cafeteria, please see this link: Craft Fair Kitchen Sign Up
  • We will also need some help with parking – just point folks in the right direction. To sign up, please let me know! 

If you have any questions or need help signing up, please contact the following people:

Want to help some more??? We are looking for some parents to take over lining up parent volunteers for the doors/entrance fee, which Vicki Schilling has done for the past few years, and for someone to head up the parking committee. Please contact Laura Plummer if you are willing to be a part of the doors or parking team: 474-6967. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU in advance for all your help! This truly is a team effort.

Looking ahead to next week (we pick back up!!!):

  • Monday, November 26 – Percussion rehearsal – 3:15-5pm
    • Jazz on a Fall Evening – 7pm, Trimpe Building, LCCC
  • Tuesday, November 27 – Pep Band Rehearsal – 3:15-4:15 – Band room
  • Thursday, November 29 – Pep Band Game – BOTH red & gray bands – 6:15pm
  • Friday, November 30 – Craft Fair Set Up
    • Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Saturday December 1 & Sunday December 2 – Craft Fair  – AHS. We will need both parent & student help for this GREAT event! Please see above. Student sign up sheets will be posted later this month. 

It’s time to start thinking about Pep Band
*Pep band is a graded activity for all band students (25 points per game). We divide the band into two groups – Red Pep and Gray Pep, so they only attend half the games (5 games total) and can attend the other games for extra credit! We only have a drum set in pep band, so percussionists make up the time at the Monday after school percussion ensemble!

Band rosters are posted in the band room, and here’s the pep band schedule:

Practices:Which band?
Tuesday, 11/27- 3:15-4:15EVERYONE
Thursday, 11/29 – 6:15pmEVERYONE
Friday, 11/30 – 6:45pmRed
Friday, 12/14 – 6:45pmGray
Friday, 12/21 – 6:45pmRed
Tuesday, 1/8 – 6:45pmGray
Friday, 1/11 – 6:45pmRed
Saturday, 2/2 – 6:45pmGray
Tuesday, 2/19 – 6:45pmRed
Friday, 2/22 – 6:45pmGray

Disney Wrap Up:

  • We’re going to work on a Google Drive where everyone can drop/save pictures from the trip. Feel free to add/save some: Disney Photos 2018 Please just be sure you don’t delete/remove photos! 
  • Please don’t forget about the Disney Photo Orders – it’s a great shot! We still have several orders out! You will not receive your photo until it’s paid for.  Checks can be made payable to ABOB.