Band Update – 4/3/18

Happy Tuesday! We’re starting the slide to the end!

Here’s what we’ve got this week:

  • Tuesday, 4/3 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4/4 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm
    • Broom, Popsocket, & Beefstick check out – 6pm, AHS
    • Percussion Ensemble Concert with SIUE Steel Band – 7pm, AHS Auditorium. Percussion students arrive at 6pm, wear all black.
  • Thursday, 4/5 – Jazz on a Spring Evening – 7pm, AMS Annex Cafeteria. Jazz Band Folks meet in the Annex Cafe at 6:15pm… dress nice.
  • Friday, 4/6 – Disney Trivia Night – 7pm, Sportsmen’s Club. See below for more information! Students can sign up to work (up to 25 kids) and workers get $$$ towards their trip!
  • Friday, 4/6-Sunday, 4/8 – Winterguards to MCCGA Championships, Springfield,MO

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, 4/9 – Percussion Ensemble – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 4/10 – Jazz Lab Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4/11 – Marching 100 kickoff meeting, 6:30pm, AHS Auditorium
  • Thursday, 4/12 – Concert Jazz Band – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Friday, 4/13 – IHSA Organizational Contest, Jerseyville. This is our “state contest” where we play for three judges to receive a rating. We’ve got our times! It’s a busy evening – you can find the itinerary here: AHS Bands Organizational Contest Itinerary 2018

Disney Trip Info:

As of Tuesday, 4/2, students should have $575 in their trip accounts. If you need special arrangements/need to make payments later, please be in touch with Music Travel – they’ll work with you, but need communication! Email Ben Hilmer – ben.hilmer@musictravel.com to make arrangements.

Here’s where we are with fundraisers:

  • Cookbooks – This one is on the chopping block – We need your recipes!!! We only have about 40 – not nearly enough for a cookbook. We can take them through the end of this week, but if we don’t get enough we will have to cancel. Please submit them on the following Google Form – Music Department Cookbook.
    • Brooms & Popsockets – keep selling! Next check out day will be April 4 at 6pm at AHS.
      • If you have not turned any money/brooms and have not checked in, please do so!
        ***Please note that you will be unable to check out any brooms, beef sticks, or popsockets if we have not received any payment/communication about items that were checked out over a month ago.
      • Beef Sticks – we will be selling boxes of Beef Sticks (think Slim Jims) that students may sell at school! We will have some at the Vendor Fair this weekend, and check out (parents must either pay up front or sign out the box to accept responsibility for it) at the April 4 Broom/Popsocket Check In!
    • Trivia Night – we will be hosting a Disney Themed Trivia Night on Friday, April 6 at the Alton/Godfrey Sportsmen’s Club. All tables are reserved!!!
      • Students can still earn some trip profit by working the event. You can find a flyer here – Disney Trivia Flyer.
      • We are seeking donations of lottery tickets and wine for raffles – please contact Amy Miller – amiller@altonschools.org to coordinate a donation!
    • Coffee – we will be selling Bunkhouse Joe Coffee – Ground Black Dog Roast and a Ground Decaf in April – more information will be coming!
    • Photography Sessions – we’ll be having photography sessions with three photographers on Saturday, June 2 at Gordon Moore Park – more information will be coming!
    • Cardinals Games:
      • New dates continue to come in – feel free to select those on the form!!! You may fill out the form more than once if you’d like to change your date.
      • NEW We were also informed that we must have Stand Managers & Cashiers attend additional training – that is now on the form as well. Please consider it – we have some parents willing to be at the extra training, but if we don’t get more, we will have to cut back on games. We must have a minimum of 1 Stand Manager and 1 Stand Cashier at each game. In order to “compensate” folks for attending the extra credit, your student’s name will go onto the profit list twice – For example, if 10 people work the stand and it makes $100, the profit gets divided among 12 names. We appreciate those willing to do the extra work!
    •   Please fill out the form at this link to “register” for a training – all trainings will be at Busch Stadium.
       If you are interested in working the Cardinals Games, but didn’t fill out the previous form, please sign up for the training! You must have the training in order to work at the games. 
      The dates we will be working concessions are:
  • Friday, May 4 – 7:15pm game (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, May 5 – 1:15pm game (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, May 6 – 1:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Wednesday, May 23 – 12:15pm game (weekday games make more profit)
    Friday, June 15 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, June 16 – TBD game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, June 17 – 1:15pm  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 21 – Kenny Chesney Concert
    Friday, July 27 – 7:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Saturday, July 28 – 6:15pm game  (Cubs Series)
    Sunday, July 29 – 1:15pm game  (Cubs Series)

    •  We’ll be confirming sign up before each game. Thank you for your flexibility with this one