Band Update – 2/25/19

Happy Solo & Ensemble week!!!

  • Today, Monday, 2/25 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30
    • Jazz Band – 3:30-5:30pm
    • ABOB Meeting – 7pm
  • The Exercise Project continues this week – all forms must be in to participate. We’ll go from 3:30-4:30pm Tuesday and Friday this week.
  • Friday, March 1 – 3rd Quarter Scale Recordings due – this is a 100 point grade! Info. is posted on Google Classroom
    • We are late in posting the 3rd Quarter Playing Test – so the due date has been extended to next week. Information is on Google Classroom as well!
  • It’s IHSA Solo & Ensemble time!!! Saturday, March 2, AHS
    • We need lots of parent help – parking, concessions, pointing folks in the right direction. If you are available on 3/2, please email me and let me know what times you can help out! Thank you in advance!!!
    • You can of course pause working to hear your child play – Alton High S&E Schedule
    • We’ll need student help as well – sign up sheets are posted on the band room door. Students can get Band Service Hours (Honors), NHS Hours, or Extra Credit!
    • A lot of our students still owe for their events: 
      Solos are $8, Ensembles are $15 (divided among the participants). Please ask your kiddo what they’re doing for solo & ensemble and send it in! Checks can be made payable to Alton High. Thanks!
  • If you ordered an ornament – they’re here! All ornaments that were paid for have been delivered. If you still owe, please send in the $10 and we’ll send home yours! Thanks!

Looking ahead:

  • Tuesday, 3/5 – Dine Out for ABOB – McDonald’s (the one on Homer Adams). No flyer needed – simply grab some Big Macs between 4-8pm!
  • Thursday, 3/7 – AHS Band Concert – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. All students perform on this concert!
    • Students will meet at 6:15pm – Wind Symphony in the orchestra room, Symphonic Band in the band room, and Concert Band in the choir room
    • Wind Symphony wears tuxes and dresses
    • Symphonic Band & Concert Band wears all black – no jeans or tennis shoes!
  • Monday, 3/11 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30
    • Jazz Band – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, 3/13 – Jazz Band – 3:30-5:30pm
  • Saturday, 3/16 – Winterguards to O’Fallon
    • ABOB Dinner Auction – doors open at 5:30pm, LCCC Commons. Make plans to attend this great event! For more information – click here

I know some of you are starting to plan your summer schedules. We are still very tentative (no school calendar out yet), so please pencil this in – it may change. Here’s what we’d like to do with Marching 100, as long as the school calendar works out:

  • June-July – Tuesday evenings, 6-8:30pm
  • Red Bud Fireman’s Parade – Sunday, June 30
  • America’s Birthday Parade – Thursday, July 4
  • Music Camp – TBA – mid July – 10am-2pm
  • Band Camp – July 29 – August 8 – 8am-5pm. This is the tentative one, depending on when school starts. If we need to make a change, we’ll bump it back to July 22 – August 1.
  • We’re just trying to get information out early – we’ll let you know once we can solidify it!

Winterguard Update:

  • Tuesdays (ECC) & Thursdays (Lovejoy) – High School Rehearsal – 5:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesdays (ECC) & Fridays (Lovejoy – Middle School Rehearsal – 3:45-6:30pm
  • Saturday, 3/16 – Winterguards to O’Fallon

That’s it! See you Saturday!