Band Update – 2/1/16

Hello! Here’s an outline for the month/upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 2/9 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Wednesday, 2/10 – Dinner Auction Committee Meeting – 7pm, Ed Gray’s House – please email me if interested!
  • Friday, 2/19 – Gray Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS
  • Monday, 2/22 – ABOB Meeting, 7pm, AHS Orchestra Room
  • Tuesday, 2/23 – Red Pep Band Game – 6:45pm, AHS – This is senior night! Senior pep band members will be recognized before the game.
  • Thursday, 2/25 – Symphonic Band After School Rehearsal – 3:15-4pm. Students have an activity bus that they can ride home after – they just need to let Ms. Davis know. Also, please let her know if your student has a conflict – mdavis@altonschools.org

March:

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal – Tuesday, 3/1 – 3:15-4pm, Band Room
  • Winter Band Concert – Wednesday, 3/2 – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. All band students play on this concert!
  • IHSA Solo & Ensemble – Saturday, 3/5 – All Wind Symphony and some Symphonic Band students will perform at Solo & Ensemble, which we host at AHS. We will also need student workers and parent help! More information will be coming soon!
    • If your student has not paid the Solo & Ensemble fees yet:
      • 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
  • ABOB Dinner Auction – Saturday, 3/12 – doors open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Invitations went out last week – please let me know if you did not receive one! You can also get your tickets at this link
  • Marching 100 Kick-Off Meeting – TBA – I’m hoping to have it before Vendor Fair on March 19, so we can hand out tickets to sell, but it’s dependent on us getting some trip things settled. Keep your eyes peeled!
  • Marching 100 Pancake Breakfast/ABOB Vendor Fair – Saturday, 3/19 – if you are a vendor who would like to have a table, please email Mrs. Plummer at lplummer@altonschools.org. Students will be selling tickets to the pancake breakfast (first trip fundraiser!). More information will be coming!

One more date for future planning – Jazz on a Spring Evening will be Thursday, April 7 at 7pm in the AMS Annex Cafeteria. The AMS and AHS jazz bands will play. Please put the date on your calendar!