Band Update 1/21/16

Hello! Just a couple of dates for you:

  • Pep Band – we only have 3 games left and they’re all in February:
    • Tuesday, 2/9 – Red Pep Game, 6:45pm (rescheduled from the game that was canceled last week)
    • Friday, 2/19 – Gray Pep Game, 6:45pm
    • Tuesday, 2/23 – Red Pep Game (Senior Night), 6:45pm
  •  Bi-State Band Festival (select students – they’ve been notified) – January 22/23.
  • ABOB Meeting – Monday, 1/25 – AHS Orchestra room. We will be meeting around 6:30pm to start stuffing invitations for dinner auction – the more the merrier!
  • ILMEA All-State – (select students – they’ve been notified) – January 27 – 30 – Peoria, IL.
  • Now is the time to start thinking about the ABOB Dinner Auction (Saturday, March 12) – please contact me if you’d like to help or if you have any items to donate!
  • IHSA Solo & Ensemble – Saturday, March 5. We are hosting again this year and will be looking for parent/student help soon! Please put the date on your calendar.
    • Wind Symphony students (all) and some Symphonic Band students will be participating in solo & ensemble. Please ask your student (or shoot me an email) to see what they have signed up for. Just a heads up:
      • Solos – $8 + accompanist fee – solos MUST have an accompanist, and they need to be lined up ASAP
      • Ensembles – $15, split between the members of the group
      • Choirs – $20, split between the members of the group
      • Checks can be made payable to Alton High


  • Marching 100 Info:Please note: we’re just trying to get the information that we currently have out for summer planning. All dates are subject to change! We’ll keep you informed as we know.

    Just for planning purposes, Band Camp is scheduled for Monday, July 25 – Thursday, August 4. 8am – 4pm.

    We are planning on the usual Tuesday evenings 6-8:30pm. There may be some changes to the parade schedule this summer – once we get the calendar planned we’ll send it out!

    2016-2017 is a trip year! We don’t have definite dates/locations yet, but this is a “small” trip, so we’re looking in the $500-$600 range. We will have fundraising – if you’re interested/available to help plan fundraisers please let me know!

    The current plan is to kick off the trip fundraising/planning at the annual Marching 100 kick off meeting – the plan is to have that in March!

    Hopefully that helps with some planning – let us know if you have any questions.