Band Update – 2/29/16

Hello! A busy, busy week!

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal – Tuesday, 3/1 – 3:15-4pm, Band Room. 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 –
  • Winter Band Concert – Wednesday, 3/2 – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. All band students play on this concert! Symphonic Band will wear all black – Note: points will be taken off for improper dress: open-toed shoes, casual shoes, black jeans, no tights underneath skirts/dresses, etc.
    Wind Symphony will wear their dresses/tuxes.
    Students will need to arrive by 6:15pm – Symphonic Band in the band room, Wind Symphony in the orchestra room.
    *There is a basketball sectional game the same evening in the gym (Alton v. Chatham-Glenwood), so parking may be tight – plan on arriving a little early!
  • Friday, 3/4 – Standby Pep Band Game – if Alton wins their game Wednesday night, they will play again on Friday evening. We’ve been asked to have a pep band ready to go! This game is purely extra credit (25 points) and we have a volunteer sign up on the band room door. We will meet at 6:15pm as the game will start at 7pm.
  • IHSA Solo & Ensemble – Saturday, 3/5 – All Wind Symphony and some Symphonic Band students will perform at Solo & Ensemble, which we host at AHS. Performance times will be out today!
    • Student worker sign up sheets will be on the band room door today.
    • We do need parent help!!! We are needing parent volunteers to help us out with IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest this Saturday, March 5 at AHS. Our entire AHS music department family benefits from this.
      • Concessions: 7:30am – 1:30pm (2 hr shifts) assist Fritz’s with prep and selling concessions.
      • Room Monitor: 8:30am – 2:00pm (2 hr shifts) monitor the door while students are performing; keep the room moving.
  • Contest Office: 8:30am-2:00 (all day) enter data and other office assistance

     You will be able to leave and watch your kids’ performances.
    If you are interested, please e-mail me ( or Ms. Davis ( and let us know which shift you’ll be taking!

    Thank you!

ABOB Spring Butter Braid order forms went out last week! Click here for more information.

Next Week:

  • Marching 100 Kick-Off Meeting – Tuesday, March 8 – 6:30pm – Alton High Auditorium  – We will kick off the 2016-2017 trip, discuss the calendar, and reveal the show!!!
  • ABOB Dinner Auction – Saturday, 3/12 – doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 7pm. Invitations went out earlier this month – please let me know if you did not receive one! You can also get your tickets at this link
    A note about Dinner Auction:
    M100 parents.
    I am looking for parents to coordinate section baskets for the upcoming ABOB dinner auction.
    You will need to decide on a theme and then collect donations from the section you represent.
    Please help our students and ABOB support them during marching season and all year long.
    Please email me at or call/text 560-3823.
    Diane Vroman
  • 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 Students will be selling tickets to the pancake breakfast (first trip fundraiser!). More information will be coming at the beginning of March!

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.
  • IHSA Organizational Contest will be Friday, April 15 at O’Fallon High School. Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band all play – this is our “state” contest each year. If you have any questions, please let Ms. Cudney know.