Band Update – 11/6/17

Hello!

THANK YOU for your flexibility, understanding, and help last week. It was super hectic, but the student enthusiasm and eagerness to jump in and all the parent help made it possible! We appreciate it more than we can express – I heard nothing but good things about how awesome the band was Friday morning, evening, and Saturday. It was an awesome week.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Now… we can slow down a bit 🙂

Concert Band auditions will finish this week!!!! Information was distributed on the first day of school. Music can be found here: AHS Band Auditions. Students will need to be familiar with the scales and etudes. For practice purposes, the link also has audio and video files of the music!

  • Today, Monday 11/6 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm. Ms. Edwards will be sending out more information this week!
  • Tuesday, 11/7 – Jazz Lab – 3:15-4:15pm
  • Thursday, 11/9 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15 – 4:15pm
  • Saturday, 11/11 – Dine Out for ABOB – Lucianna’s Pastries – 7am-2:30pm – LuciAnna’s Dine Out
    • Jazz IMEA (select student) – all day, Belleville East High School

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, November 13  – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm.
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Jazz Lab – 3:15-4:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Dine Out for ABOB – Riveria Maya
  • Thursday, November 16 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:15pm
  • Thursday, November 16 – DISNEY Trip kick off Meeting – 7pm, AHS Auditorium
  • Saturday, November 18 – IMEA Festival (select students) – SIU Carbondale
  • Monday, November 20 – ABOB Meeting – 7pm, AHS Band Room
  • Monday, November 27 – Jazz on a Fall Evening – 7:30pm – Ahlemeyer Atrium (ATC Building at LCCC)

It’s time to start thinking about Pep Band! We’ll have the two bands (Red & Gray) posted in the band room this week. Pep band is required for all band members – we split the band in half so they don’t go to every game. All pep band activities are worth 25 points each. Students may attend their off nights for 25 points extra credit.
Here’s the schedule:
Monday, 11/20 – Rehearsal for everyone – 3:15-4:15
Tuesday, 11/28 – First game for everyone – meet at 6:15pm
Friday, 12/8 – Red Game – 6:45pm
Friday, 12/15 – Gray Game – 6:45pm
Tuesday, 12/19 – Red Game – 6:45pm
Friday, 1/5 – Gray Game – 6:45pm
Friday, 1/26 – Red Game – 6:45pm
Tuesday, 2/6 – Gray Game – 6:45pm
Thursday, 2/8 – Red Game – 6:45pm
Friday, 2/16 – Gray Game (Senior Night) – 6:45pm

We will be placing pep band t-shirt orders soon. I’ll have more details asap.

That’s it! Have a wonderful week!